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Retired academic, now a journalist and commentator, mainly covering Dutch international and domestic cricket.
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Three Dutch cricket personalities receive royal recognition

On the Dutch monarch’s birthday, when Amsterdam traditionally (though alas, not this year) hosts the biggest street party in Europe and people hold street markets...

A-team tour to Ireland gives Dutch contenders another chance

With the thoroughly entertaining, if for the Dutch ultimately disappointing, Kathmandu tournament behind us and the domestic Topklasse competition about to get underway, it’s a...

Domestic competitions start up in Jersey and Denmark

Domestic competitions got underway last weekend in two of Europe’s leading Associates, as Jersey’s four-team Premier T20 League featured a pair of double-headers and Denmark...

Malaysia push the Netherlands all the way

An irrepressible Malaysian side fought all the way against the Netherlands in the second match of the T20I tri-series in Kathmandu on Sunday and, aided...

Plenty to look forward to in Scottish Cup draws

53 Scottish clubs are scheduled to play in this season’s two national men’s cup competitions, the Scottish Cup and the Challenge Cup, the draws for...

Good news on several fronts for Dutch cricket

So far-reaching were the governance issues underlying Wednesday evening’s general meeting of the KNCB that it would be easy for them to overshadow other developments,...

KNCB opts for collegiality and a new start

The pitch for Wednesday evening’s general meeting of the KNCB, the Dutch governing body, which had threatened to be a lively one, turned out to...

Netherlands: Escalation in KNCB governance dispute

Tensions leading up to the KNCB general meeting on 14 April rose last week, when club chairmen learned that a shareholders’ meeting of Cricket Nederland...

Structural integrity of the KNCB is a matter for concern

The general meeting of the KNCB, the governing body for Dutch cricket, which takes place next week, will face some critical choices about the organisation’s...

Without county stars, Netherlands pick a strong squad for Kathmandu

Even without his County-contracted players and New Zealand-based Logan van Beek – at least eight would very probably make the full squad for a big...

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