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Defending the Dutch

June 5, 2012 by


Criticism, of course, always entails success. The Netherlands, so often whipping boys in the Clydesdale Bank 40, have finally found the form that has been lurking for a few years now. And so after another comprehensive victory yesterday, the Dutch sit 6 points clear at the top of pool A and now the dissenting voices […]

‘Excessive Turn’ and Other Punchlines

July 24, 2011 by


It’s very easy to cry conspiracy when decisions made by a governing body go against the team you support. Despite it being more often than not wide of the mark, in Hampshire’s case it could be claimed that the 8 point deduction for a ‘poor’ (note the use of inverted commas) pitch imparted by the […]

The Netherlands: Making up the Numbers?

February 9, 2011 by


The plans for the 2015 World Cup may be the bullet with the Netherlands’ name on it, but for now, Group B awaits probably one of the most competent of the Associate nations. 2007 was a horror show as they conceded more than 350 against Australia and South Africa, whilst a steamrollering of Scotland was […]

The Implications of a Rebel Return

December 31, 2010 by


News that Sean Ervine, one of the original “rebels” whose departure from the side in 2004 led to Zimbabwean cricket’s (ZC) sharp decline, is set to return to the side in time for the World Cup has been met with jubilation by most fans of the team. Newsday reported comments by Zimbabwe Cricket’s Convenor of Selectors, Alistair Campbell, […]