Rod Lyall - Page 30

Retired academic, now a journalist and commentator, mainly covering Dutch international and domestic cricket.
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Dutch cricket needs the Spirit of 1940

On 10 May 1940 German troops invaded the Netherlands, as part of Adolf Hitler’s drive to control the North Sea coast and ultimately to conquer...

Wesley Barresi calls it a day

Long-serving Dutch batsman Wesley Barresi has announced his retirement from all cricket at the age of 36. Between his first appearance in Dutch colours in 2009...

Voorburg add Logan van Beek to squad

Dutch Topklasse contenders Voorburg have further strengthened their squad for the possibly-coming season by signing 30-year-old Wellington and Netherlands allrounder Logan van Beek. Van Beek has...

Sybrand Engelbrecht joins Dutch Topklasse club Voorburg

Following the news that former Boland and Free State batsman Lenert van Wyk, now working in the Netherlands, is transferring from Sparta 1888 to VRA...

Jeremy Bray heads to Vanuatu

Denmark’s head coach and former Ireland international Jeremy Bray (47) has been appointed Vanuatu’s new national coach, as successor to Shane Deitz. Deitz, now CEO of...

Former Dutch international Dick Kramer dies at 76

Former Quick Haag stalwart and Dutch international Dick Kramer has died in Den Haag at the age of 76. Kramer was an all-round sportsman, first playing...

Multi-Day Cricket, Full Membership, and the Netherlands

The new ICC rules mean that it is possible to become a Full Member without becoming a Test-playing nation, and that is the path that the Dutch governing body, the KNCB, has chosen in its bid to graduate from the Associate ranks within the next five years.

Emerging cricket one hundred years ago

A century ago the world was recovering from a War to End All Wars and a global influenza pandemic, but outside the ICC’s then three...

2020: The year that mostly wasn’t

2020 should have been the year of Twenty20, with the Women’s World Cup in the shortest format in February and March balanced by the men’s...

Youth strategy remains an issue for Dutch cricket

One recurring topic at the recent general meeting of the KNCB was the importance of stepping up the recruitment of Dutch youth cricket players, both...

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