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(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...

From provinces to the World Cup: How women’s cricket has brought Indonesia to the world stage

This piece is about an associate nation with no Commonwealth link who is rapidly advancing their cricketing status primarily through their women's teams -...

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...

T20 World Cup Qualifier Europe preview – Ireland, Scotland favourites

The first of the final round of qualifiers for the 2024 Men’s T20 World Cup are upon us. With the removal of the Global...

MLC – Morrisville is next after a glorious start in Grand Prairie

After eight glorious games at Grand Prairie Stadium, Major League Cricket arrives in Morrisville, North Carolina today for the final seven games of MLC’s...

Hup Holland Hup: The five key players who helped secure Cricket World Cup qualification for Netherlands

Just when one thought that the 2023 World Cup Qualifier had already delivered its quota of thrillers, out came the Dutch with a performance...

Familiar batting woes derail UAE’s campaign at the World Cup Qualifier

It's been a highly disappointing campaign for UAE at the World Cup Qualifier despite a pre-tournament mini revival hinting at better outcomes. As previously stated...

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...

Netherlands stun West Indies with record-breaking tie and Van Beek’s Super Over at Qualifier

Scott Edwards’ Dutch side pulled off perhaps the most extraordinary upset in the history of ODI cricket at the Takashinga Sports Club on Monday...

Ireland: 2023 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Preview

Squad Andrew Balbirnie (c), Mark Adair, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Graham Hume, Josh Little, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, PJ Moor, Paul Stirling, Harry...

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