Rod Lyall - Page 4

Retired academic, now a journalist and commentator, mainly covering Dutch international and domestic cricket.
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Pakistan survive some wobbles for a comfortable win

We have all seen this script before, the Dutch cast in the role of the plucky challenger, going toe to toe with a heavier, more...

Why Mark Nicholas is absolutely wrong

It was, after all, that gentlemen’s club, the Marylebone Cricket Club, which got us into this mess in the first place: through its arrogant, short-sighted...

(Almost) as good as it gets: Dutch pick strong, varied squad for India

If there were no real surprises in the Dutch World Cup squad announced last Thursday there was one genuine disappointment: the fact that Fred Klaassen...

Realistically ambitious, the Netherlands prepare for India

There was a festive air about the Westvliet ground on Saturday, and not only because Voorburg, the home side, waltzed to their first national men’s...

Creative thinking needed to fill Associates’ ODI gap

There is no question that the success of the Dutch men in qualifying for the 50-over World Cup – and indeed, for the T20 version...

Sri Lanka overpower the Dutch to win the Qualifier

After so many highs it was indeed disappointing that the Dutch campaign in Zimbabwe should end in such an unequivocal low, as the batting fell...

Bas de Leede the hero as resilient Netherlands qualify

There have been some extraordinary performances by Dutch men’s teams over the past fifteen years, but Thursday’s victory over Scotland, which carried Scott Edwards’s side...

Singh century and Barresi near-miss set up Dutch victory

You could have got very good odds indeed before the start of the Qualifier on the Netherlands still being in contention for one of the...

Battling Dutch take Sri Lanka (almost) all the way

You might reasonably suppose that if anyone asked an AI program to produce a report on a random match involving the Netherlands and an ICC...

Dutch achievement teaches world cricket some crucial lessons

Fourteen years ago, on the morning after the Netherlands’ historic T20 World Cup victory over England at Lord’s, I wrote, in an article entitled ‘Defiant...

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