Rod Lyall - Page 1

Retired academic, now a journalist and commentator, mainly covering Dutch international and domestic cricket.
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Dutch take Pakistan all the way in Rotterdam

Feature image: Sander Tholen The utter, self-defeating stupidity of the ICC Board’s decision to abolish the Super League was fully evident at the Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam...

Barresi back as Pakistan come to town

With none of their county-contracted players available the Dutch squad for the Super League series against Pakistan, which starts in Rotterdam on Tuesday, has a...

Scotland reap reward for women’s development strategy

This week’s Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup European qualifier in Utrecht, comprehensively won by Scotland, not only sent a strong Scottish team to next year’s...

Reinout Scholte: Associates need to work together

When Dutch wicketkeeper Reinout Scholte was part of the national squad at the 1996 World Cup in India he could scarcely have dreamed that 26...

Superior Blackcaps make it 2-nil in Voorburg

Feature photo credit: Sander Tholen If Thursday’s match in the brief T20 International series between the Netherlands and New Zealand suggested that the teams were more...

Eight crucial overs cost the Dutch dearly

Feature photo: Sander Tholen ‘Valiant in defeat’ is at best a compensatory sort of tribute, but it fairly describes the Dutch performance in their 16-run defeat...

Is the end nigh for cricket as we knew it?

A spectre is haunting global cricket: the supplanting of the international game by a proliferation of franchise-based competitions which threaten to turn the entire calendar...

Bowlers in charge on Bulawayo final day

A final round of matches which saw just 897 runs scored across the four games at an average of 5.84 an over, with 66 wickets...

De Leede brilliance sees the Dutch home

The Netherlands’ weight of experience and reserves of resilience were on full display at the Bulawayo Athletic Ground on Friday as they withstood a spirited...

Hong Kong win, but PNG go through as Dutch crush Uganda

The Netherlands put in a dominant performance in their final group match on Thursday to beat Uganda by 97 runs and ease into the semi-finals,...

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