Rod Lyall - Page 1

Retired academic, now a journalist and commentator, mainly covering Dutch international and domestic cricket.
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Humphreys spins Ireland to U19 triumph

‘It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish,’ proclaims the song, the sole notable item from an obscure 1973 Broadway musical, and the truth...

Jersey win as the Dutch fall short

A week which had begun so promisingly for the Netherlands with an historic win over Ireland in the opening match of the European Under-19 World...

Humphreys and McGuire bowl Ireland into the final

At the change of innings in Almería on Thursday it looked as if Ireland’s hopes of reaching the Under-19 World Cup had all but disappeared:...

Ireland beat Jersey to keep their hopes alive

Ireland’s Under-19s came back from their opening-day defeat by the Netherlands to beat Jersey by 40 runs in Almería on Wednesday, but they were made...

Ryan ten Doeschate calls time on a stellar career

I first saw Ryan ten Doeschate bat in Nairobi in March 2006 when, at the age of 25, he hit a faultless 158 for the...

Scotland make it two out of two in Almería

Scotland took a big step towards the final of the European Under-19 World Cup Qualifier in Almería on Tuesday with another dominant performance, this time...

Scotland put Jersey’s U19s in a spin

Scotland’s Under-19s overpowered their Jersey counterparts in Almería on Monday, winning by eight wickets and setting up a crucial match against the Netherlands on Tuesday.The...

Clydesdale keep their nerve and take the Scottish Western Premier Division title

In an pulsating finale to the Western Premier Division campaign Clydesdale held on to claim the championship at Meikleriggs on Saturday, twice coming back from...

Eurowrap: Frankfurt sides rule the roost in Germany

Frankfurt teams monopolised the finals weekend in Germany, with the Furies winning the women’s championship in Krefeld on Saturday and MSC Frankfurt repeating that success...

Netherlands spinners combine to beat Ireland in U19 Qualifier

Taking eight wickets between them, Netherlands spinners Shariz Ahmad, Tazeem Ali and Udit Nashier gave their side a great start to the European Under-19 World...

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