Stories by tag: World Cup Super League

Miss you, Super League: A fan’s view of The Netherlands’ brief sit at the high table

By Abraham Abhishek “We are getting better, and we are coming for the bigger teams,” said Dutch men’s captain Peter Seelaar in an interview in...

Markram and Magdala sink Dutch in final Super League outing

A devastating century by Aiden Markram and a hostile performance by South Africa’s trio of fast bowlers overpowered Scott Edwards’ Netherlands at the Wanderers...

Proteas prove much too strong in Benoni

To say that the Dutch were given a cricket lesson in Benoni on Friday, when they lost to South Africa by eight wickets, would...

Zimbabwe’s spinners set up another win

The third ODI of the Super League series between Zimbabwe and the Netherlands was almost as one-sided as the first two had been thrilling,...

Madhevere s(t)eals it for Zimbabwe

I have been watching cricket at all levels for more than seventy years, and I have now officially seen everything. The second Super League match...

Nidamanuru brings the Dutch back from the brink

Lazarus, the Bible tells us, rose from the dead; but seldom have we seen two resurrections in one day, as we did at the...

Dutch go pick-and-mix to Southern Africa

The 17-man squad for the Netherlands’ final five Super League matches, to be played in Zimbabwe and South Africa between 21 March and 2...

Great achievements, but Dutch face new challenges

There may have been a slow start, but by the end of the Super 12 phase the Dutch men’s side had achieved all that...

Naseem and Wasim save Pakistan’s blushes

Feature Image Credit: Sander Tholen The Netherlands again came frustratingly close to an historic upset victory over Pakistan at Rotterdam’s Hazelaarweg ground on Sunday, dismissing...

Pakistan cruise to second victory

Feature image: Sander Tholen A much more focused Pakistani side asserted their superiority over their hosts at the Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam on Thursday, dismissing the...

Dutch take Pakistan all the way in Rotterdam

Feature image: Sander Tholen The utter, self-defeating stupidity of the ICC Board’s decision to abolish the Super League was fully evident at the Hazelaarweg in...

Barresi back as Pakistan come to town

With none of their county-contracted players available the Dutch squad for the Super League series against Pakistan, which starts in Rotterdam on Tuesday, has...

Brilliant England crush the Dutch again

If Sunday’s game had revealed a crevasse between the sides in the Super League series at the VRA ground in Amstelveen, the final match...

Scott Edwards again stands out, but England still too strong

The yawning crevasse between the World 50-over champions and the Netherlands’ team of hard-working but inexperienced part-timers was again in evidence at the VRA...

Dominant England give Dutch apprentices a cricket lesson

England provided their Dutch hosts with a cricketing masterclass in the first game of their Super League ODI series at the VRA Ground in...

Tom Cooper returns for Dutch against England

The Netherlands’ somewhat fragile batting line-up received a significant boost on Friday, with the news that 35-year-old Tom Cooper had been included in the...

Gallant Dutch fall just short

The route may have been different but the destination was the same in Amstelveen on Saturday, as Pieter Seelaar’s young and relatively inexperienced side...

King again the finisher after Dutch push back hard

Twice the Netherlands looked for a time like taking control of their second Super League ODI in Amstelveen on Thursday, and twice the West...

It’s the Hope that kills you: Dutch drop first ODI

On a day of alternating spells of glorious sunshine and passing showers, a couple of them heavy, a disappointingly small crowd at the VRA...

Young Dutch squad to face West Indies in Amstelveen

The Netherlands’ much-anticipated ‘Summer of Cricket’ gets under way this week with the first of three Super League series, when the men in orange...

Myburgh lights up Seddon Park, but Blackcaps win again

New Zealand duly completed its three-nil victory over the Netherlands at Seddon Park, Hamilton on Monday, winning by 115 runs, maintaining its unbeaten Super...

Van Beek and Klaassen give New Zealand an almighty scare

How, one might reasonably ask, is it possible to reduce an opponent to 32 for five inside ten overs of an ODI and still...

Tickner and Young star as Dutch lose in Mount Maunganui

New Zealand were a class too good for the Netherlands in the first match of their Super League series at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval...

Dutch lose again in Napier

The course of Saturday’s second warm-up match at McLean Park in Napier may have been different but the outcome was the same, and it...

Michael Bracewell too good for promising Dutch

Rain and bad light brought a premature end to proceedings in the initial warm-up match at McLean Park, Napier on Wednesday, but not before...

Rippon added to Dutch squad in New Zealand

The Netherlands’ tough Super League assignment in New Zealand became a little easier with the announcement on Monday that 30-year-old Otago all-rounder Michael Rippon...

O’Dowd, Myburgh and Van Beek back for Netherlands’ tour of New Zealand

There is a welcome injection of experience in the Netherlands squad to play a three-match Super League series and one T20 International in New...

Afghanistan make it three out of three

Afghanistan duly completed their clean sweep with a 75-run victory in the third and final match against the Netherlands at Doha’s Asian Town Stadium...

Gurbaz century sets up second Afghanistan victory

The second match of the Netherlands’ Super League series against Afghanistan largely followed the pattern of the first, but this time it was opener...

Afghanistan go one-up against battling Dutch in Doha

Short of match practice and missing nearly half a first-choice side, the Netherlands battled hard in difficult conditions in their Super League match in...

O’Dowd to miss Afghanistan Super League series

The Netherlands’ preparations for their Super League series against Afghanistan suffered a further blow on Wednesday with the announcement that opener Max O’Dowd would...

Dutch to take on Afghanistan in Doha

The Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced that its three Super League ODIs against the Netherlands will be played at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium...

Postponement of Dutch Super League series confirmed

It was confirmed on Saturday that Cricket South Africa and the KNCB had mutually agreed to postpone the remaining two matches of their three-match...

Rain has the last word in Centurion

With rumours of the premature abandonment of the series crackling around Centurion like a Highveld thunderstorm, Pieter Seelaar’s Dutch side put up a fine...

Floyd makes his case as Dutch men lose in Pretoria

Slow left-armer Clayton Floyd staked his claim for a place in the Dutch side to take on South Africa on Friday with a solid...

Cricket takes another backward step in Super League scrapping

The blandly-worded news from Tuesday’s meeting of the ICC Executive Board that ‘Following the expansion of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup to a...

Ireland: Vintage Porterfield lights up gloomy Malahide

On a day when Irish sporting fans' priorities were divided between London and Malahide, shortly after 4:30pm, it quickly became apparent why it was...

Super League: Ireland eye solace, South Africa keen on ascendency

14 years. A lot has changed since South Africa last visited Irish shores. Alex Cusack had just emerged as a revelation for the home...

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