Bowlers in command as Sparta and Quick spring surprises

Rod Lyall 20/05/19


The bowlers were back in control in Saturday’s third-round matches with only one side managing to get past 200, and Sparta 1888 and Quick Haag, previously winless, sprung surprises by beating Excelsior ’20 and defending champions VOC Rotterdam respectively.

The biggest upset came at Thurlede, where Sparta successfully defended a meagre total of 189, bowling the previously unbeaten home side out for 146.

Star of the show for Sparta was young Max Hoornweg – incidentally the grandson of former international pace man Ruud Onstein – who finished with career-best figures of seven for 36.

Hoornweg reduced Excelsior to 43 for three, including the key wickets of Lorenzo Ingram and Brenton Parchment, and then returned to clean up the tail.

Tim Etman again top-scored for Excelsior with a patient 45, but of the later batsmen only skipper Tom Heggelman with 31 showed any real sign of resistance.

Earlier, opener Garnett Tarr had led the way for Sparta with an 81-ball 61, the highest score of the match, while Andrew Fletcher showed the first signs of what he is capable of in making 32. Sohail Bhatti was the most successful of the Excelsior bowlers with three for 22, and there were two apiece for Heggelman and Ingram.

If VOC might have counted themselves a little unlucky to have been narrowly beaten by Dosti on the season’s opening day, there could be no doubts about their defeat by Quick Haag at Hazelaarweg on Saturday.

Their batting was unable to get going against a Quick attack still awaiting the arrival of its Indian reinforcements, and collapsed to 168 all out in just 38.3 overs.

Namibian Pieter Groenewald took three for 41, debutant Daniel Mason two for 34 and Thijs van Schelven two for 16 as VOC’s batsmen, despite mostly getting a start, were unable to build a competitive score.

Lesley Stokkers began the chase aggressively, making a 52-ball 45, and although they lost four wickets along the way Quick, judging the tempo perfectly, completed the win with more than five overs to spare, Rupert Young following up his century last week with a measured 34.

The old adage that there’s a big difference between an outstanding team on paper and an outstanding side on the field was vindicated twice this week.

At Het Loopveld Voorburg demonstrated, to their own chagrin, that last Saturday’s collapse against Excelsior was not an isolated event by falling apart even more comprehensively against a rampant ACC.

Put in to bat, the visitors lost skipper Tom de Grooth – one of four victims for ACC keeper Jean Marais – in the opening over before they had a run on the board, and Brady Barends went on to claim four more wickets to finish with five for 19 as Voorburg subsided to 84 all out.

Only Noah Croes (18) and Philippe Boissevain (20) reached double figures, while for ACC Devanshu Arya was also among the wickets with three for 15.

The Voorburg attack did their best to stage a spirited fightback, picking up six wickets as ACC chased down their modest target, but with Shirase Rasool compiling a mature 30 the home side made it within 25 overs, further improving their net run rate in the process.

Ferdi Vink
Ferdi Vink just makes it

In what was in many ways the most absorbing match of the day, HBS defeated Dosti United in a game of fluctuating fortunes, but it was the failure of Dosti’s threatening batting line-up to master the home side’s attack which produced a 66-run HBS victory.

Dosti’s bowlers, especially the spinners, had done well to hold the Crows to a total of 220 after they had been well placed on 119 for two after 27 overs, with Asief Hoseinbaks, Mahesh Hans and Kuldeep Diwan picking up seven wickets between them.

Although Diwan collected three wickets it was Hoseinbaks’ eight-over spell for figures of two for 25 which prevented the powerful HBS batting line-up from getting into top gear after Tobias Visée had given his side its usual rollicking start with a 21-ball 33.

Zac Elkin top-scored with 45 before hitting a return catch to Hoseinbaks, while Sharn Gomes contributed 39.

Backed up by outstanding fielding the HBS spinners, Wesley Barresi and Julian de Mey, also built the pressure when Dosti replied, and with five wickets down for 57 and Taruwar Kohli and Amitoze Singh among those who had come and gone, the Dosti cause was effectively lost.

Diwan played a defiant hand for his 37, but as he began to run out of partners he became one of several Dosti batsmen to hole out at deep midwicket, and the innings eventually closed on 154.

De Mey took three for 34, and there were two wickets apiece for Zak Gibson, Farshad Khan and debutant Benno Boddendijk.

VRA’s unhappy start to the season continued at De Diepput, where they lost to HCC by seven wickets after having been dismissed for 189.

The match was a personal triumph for HCC’s Bharat Itagi, who took three for 30 in the VRA innings and then guided his side to the brink of victory with 90.

Itagi shared a 103-run partnership for the third wicket with Bryce Street, who went on to complete the task and finish with an unbeaten 59.

The VRA total owed much to the contribution of former international Eric Szwarczynski, who made 61 before being run out, while Peter Borren, who had earlier become VRA’s all-time leading run-scorer, claimed two of the three HCC wickets to fall.

After an initial defeat by HBS HCC are beginning to look like a well-balanced outfit, and with Hidde Overdijk and Olivier Klaus also picking up key wickets on Saturday they can look forward with some confidence.

Scorecard | Excelsior vs Sparta | 18.05.19

Excelsior 20 I Vs Sparta I
1-Innings Match Played At Thurlede, Schiedam, 18-May-2019, Topklasse
Sparta I Win by 43 runs
Round 3
Toss won by Sparta I
Umpires ML Hancock – DJ Kalloe
Scorers EM Heggelman – AO Smelt
Home Side Excelsior 20 I
Points Awarded Sparta I 2, Excelsior 20 I 0
Sparta I 1st Innings 189/10 All Out (Overs 45)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
A Raza c J Kroesen b BA Parchment 15 16 2 0
G Tarr c SG Shankar b UF Baker 61 81 10 0
TIM de Kok lbw b LT Ingram 20 48 3 0
AT Fletcher c SG Shankar b TJ Heggelman 32 42 4 0
M Bukhari b LT Ingram 11 20 1 0
AF Buurman+ b S Bhatti 18 28 3 0
JM Snoep* lbw b TJ Heggelman 3 11 0 0
RS Tasawar Iqbal run out TJ Heggelman 4 9 0 0
M Singh c RTF Verhagen b S Bhatti 5 12 1 0
U Saleem c BA Parchment b S Bhatti 0 2 0 0
MB Hoornweg not out 1 4 0 0
extras (b0 lb2 w14 nb3) 19
TOTAL 10 wickets for 189
FOW
1-31(A Raza) 2-111(G Tarr) 3-111(TIM de Kok) 4-129(M Bukhari) 5-173(AF Buurman) 6-177(AT Fletcher) 7-181(JM Snoep) 8-188(RS Tasawar Iqbal) 9-188(M Singh) 10-189(U Saleem)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
TJ Heggelman 10 0 55 2 4
BA Parchment 8 1 29 1
S Bhatti 8 2 22 3 2
RWA van Troost 3 0 16 0 1 1
GG Kroesen 4 0 17 0 3 2
LT Ingram 8 1 26 2
UF Baker 4 0 22 1
Excelsior 20 I 1st Innings 146/10 All Out (Overs 43.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
TC Etman c TIM de Kok b M Singh 45 94 5 0
SG Shankar lbw b MB Hoornweg 4 15 0 0
LT Ingram c AT Fletcher b MB Hoornweg 8 9 1 0
BA Parchment c M Singh b MB Hoornweg 10 14 2 0
J Kroesen+ lbw b M Bukhari 0 6 0 0
TJ Heggelman* lbw b JM Snoep 31 54 0 0
RTF Verhagen c AF Buurman b MB Hoornweg 12 29 0 0
RWA van Troost b MB Hoornweg 12 36 0 0
UF Baker lbw b MB Hoornweg 8 7 1 0
S Bhatti c AF Buurman b MB Hoornweg 0 2 0 0
GG Kroesen not out 0 0 0 0
extras (b0 lb1 w12 nb3) 16
TOTAL 10 wickets for 146
FOW
1-13(SG Shankar) 2-28(LT Ingram) 3-43(BA Parchment) 4-43(J Kroesen) 5-100(TC Etman) 6-111(TJ Heggelman) 7-136(RTF Verhagen) 8-146(UF Baker) 9-146(S Bhatti) 10-146(RWA van Troost)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
M Bukhari 7 2 12 1 1 1
MB Hoornweg 7.5 1 36 7 4
AT Fletcher 10 0 27 0 3
U Saleem 3 0 9 0
RS Tasawar Iqbal 2 0 11 0 1
JM Snoep 10 1 30 1 1
M Singh 4 0 20 1 1

Scorecard | HBS vs Dosti | 18.05.19

HBS I Vs Dosti United I
1-Innings Match Played At Craeyenhout, Den Haag, 18-May-2019, Topklasse
HBS I Win by 66 runs
Round 3
Toss won by HBS I
Umpires AND van den Dries – PGHA van Giezen
Scorers MAP Wiegers – R Seetal
Home Side HBS I
Points Awarded HBS I 2, Dosti United I 0
HBS I 1st Innings 220/10 All Out (Overs 49.1)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
ZW Elkin c&b Asief Hoseinbaks 45 64 8 0
TP Visée*+ b A Davids 33 21 4 2
SP Gomes lbw b M Hans 37 69 1 0
Navjit Singh b Asief Hoseinbaks 15 31 0 1
W Barresi c&b M Hans 22 27 3 0
WT Coster run out A Singh 9 8 1 0
FJ Vink b K Diwan 8 18 0 0
ZN Gibson b K Diwan 15 16 1 0
JI de Mey run out A Singh/RI Ahmed 12 21 0 0
F Khan b K Diwan 4 17 0 0
BFJ Boddendijk not out 2 5 0 0
extras (b5 lb2 w9 nb2) 18
TOTAL 10 wickets for 220
FOW
1-48(TP Visée) 2-97(ZW Elkin) 3-125(Navjit Singh) 4-147(SP Gomes) 5-168(WT Coster) 6-171(W Barresi) 7-189(FJ Vink) 8-196(ZN Gibson) 9-207(F Khan) 10-220(JI de Mey)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Davids 9 0 39 1 4 2
K Diwan 10 1 45 3 2
M Hans 10 0 56 2
W Masood 6 1 20 0
Asief Hoseinbaks 8 2 25 2
TS Kohli 4 0 18 0
A Singh 2.1 0 10 0 3
Dosti United I 1st Innings 154/10 All Out (Overs 40.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
RI Ahmed+ c Navjit Singh b ZN Gibson 17 35 1 0
S Ghori lbw b F Khan 13 44 1 0
TS Kohli c ZW Elkin b F Khan 3 8 0 0
VAB Tewarie* run out SP Gomes/TP Visée 9 35 1 0
A Singh c ZW Elkin b JI de Mey 5 4 1 0
K Diwan c FJ Vink b JI de Mey 37 42 5 1
A Davids c FJ Vink b ZN Gibson 19 23 1 1
M Hans c Navjit Singh b JI de Mey 9 22 1 0
Arief Hoseinbaks c ZN Gibson b BFJ Boddendijk 22 18 3 0
W Masood c ZN Gibson b BFJ Boddendijk 6 9 1 0
Asief Hoseinbaks not out 2 7 0 0
extras (b0 lb0 w10 nb2) 12
TOTAL 10 wickets for 154
FOW
1-29(RI Ahmed) 2-38(S Ghori) 3-45(TS Kohli) 4-52(A Singh) 5-57(VAB Tewarie) 6-88(A Davids) 7-117(M Hans) 8-121(K Diwan) 9-138(W Masood) 10-154(Arief Hoseinbaks)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
ZN Gibson 9 1 38 2 6 1
W Barresi 10 3 19 0
F Khan 5 1 13 2 2
JI de Mey 9 1 34 3
FJ Vink 2 0 17 0
WT Coster 4 1 22 0 1
BFJ Boddendijk 1.5 0 11 2 1 1

Scorecard | ACC vs VCC | 18.05.19

ACC I Vs Voorburg I
1-Innings Match Played At Het Loopveld West, 18-May-2019, Topklasse
ACC I Win by 4 wkts
Round 3
Toss won by ACC I
Umpires R Kaulingfreks – P Muthucumaru
Home Side ACC I
Points Awarded Voorburg I 0, ACC I 2
Voorburg I 1st Innings 84/10 All Out (Overs 32.3)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
TN de Grooth* c JL Marais b BL Barends 0 3 0 0
ML Smit c JL Marais b MA Raza 5 13 0 0
N Croes+ c SA Zulfiqar b D Arya 18 34 1 0
SM Nottle c JL Marais b BL Barends 6 24 1 0
FJ de Lange lbw b D Arya 3 26 0 0
PRP Boissevain c&b BL Barends 20 32 3 0
BD Glover lbw b D Arya 0 1 0 0
VJ Kingma c RU Zulfiqar b BL Barends 7 23 1 0
DI Humphrey not out 8 15 0 0
Y Hamid c JL Marais b BL Barends 3 11 0 0
ST Mulder c SR Rasool b S Potdar 6 13 0 0
extras (b0 lb0 w7 nb1) 8
TOTAL 10 wickets for 84
FOW
1-0(TN de Grooth) 2-11(ML Smit) 3-23(SM Nottle) 4-33(FJ de Lange) 5-36(N Croes) 6-36(BD Glover) 7-61(PRP Boissevain) 8-64(VJ Kingma) 9-70(Y Hamid) 10-84(ST Mulder)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
BL Barends 9 1 19 5 4
MA Raza 5 1 13 1
SM Zulfiqar 10 0 25 0
D Arya 6 2 15 3
S Potdar 1.3 0 3 1 1
G Tims 1 0 9 0 3
ACC I 1st Innings 85/6 (Overs 24.3)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
MA Raza b VJ Kingma 8 12 1 0
RU Zulfiqar c ST Mulder b BD Glover 8 9 2 0
SR Rasool c ST Mulder b PRP Boissevain 30 70 4 0
SM Zulfiqar* lbw b PRP Boissevain 6 20 0 0
JL Marais+ c PRP Boissevain b ST Mulder 2 12 0 0
J Mulready c ML Smit b ST Mulder 4 7 0 0
BL Barends not out 12 14 2 0
SA Zulfiqar not out 3 4 0 0
D Arya dnb
S Potdar dnb
G Tims dnb
extras (b0 lb2 w8 nb2) 12
TOTAL 6 wickets for 85
FOW
1-14(MA Raza) 2-18(RU Zulfiqar) 3-46(SM Zulfiqar) 4-52(JL Marais) 5-69(J Mulready) 6-75(SR Rasool)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
VJ Kingma 6 1 24 1 1 2
BD Glover 7 0 24 1 5
PRP Boissevain 6.3 1 21 2 1
ST Mulder 5 0 14 2 2

Scorecard | VOC vs Quick | 18.05.19

VOC I Vs Quick Haag I
1-Innings Match Played At Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam, 18-May-2019, Topklasse
Quick Haag I Win by 6 wkts
Round 3
Toss won by VOC I
Umpires MA Din – Ali Mohammed
Scorers F van Lent – R Mathieson-Gruijters
Home Side VOC I
Points Awarded VOC I 0, Quick Haag I 2
VOC I 1st Innings 168/10 All Out (Overs 38.3)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
CL Rutgers b DG Mason 28 34 5 0
MP O'Dowd b PC Groenewald 16 12 3 0
SP van Lent+ c MB van Schelven b DG Mason 27 29 5 0
SA Edwards lbw b MB van Schelven 28 29 5 0
PM Seelaar* c MB van Schelven b GMC Mol 3 13 0 0
ZDA van Baren b MB van Schelven 14 36 1 0
MA Durrani run out HJ van Gigch 16 37 3 0
JD Schoonheim c LW Stokkers b PC Groenewald 20 26 3 0
RR Upadhyaya c D Vierling b PC Groenewald 8 8 2 0
A Said not out 0 5 0 0
PJ Fletcher run out MB van Schelven 0 2 0 0
extras (b0 lb1 w7 nb0) 8
TOTAL 10 wickets for 168
FOW
1-26(MP O'Dowd) 2-75(CL Rutgers) 3-80(SP van Lent) 4-98(PM Seelaar) 5-115(SA Edwards) 6-126(ZDA van Baren) 7-143(MA Durrani) 8-167(RR Upadhyaya) 9-168(JD Schoonheim) 10-168(PJ Fletcher)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
GN Trappenburg 5 0 23 0
PC Groenewald 6.3 1 41 3 4
DG Mason 5 0 34 2
GMC Mol 8 1 28 1 1
MB van Schelven 8 0 16 2
LW Stokkers 6 0 25 0 2
Quick Haag I 1st Innings 169/4 (Overs 44.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
LW Stokkers lbw b PM Seelaar 45 52 7 0
S Diwan c SP van Lent b ZDA van Baren 3 15 0 0
RP Young c MP O'Dowd b JD Schoonheim 34 70 3 0
GMC Mol c SA Edwards b MA Durrani 28 74 2 0
D Vierling*+ not out 26 51 3 0
MB van Schelven not out 6 8 1 0
GN Trappenburg dnb
HJ van Gigch dnb
PC Groenewald dnb
DG Mason dnb
H Brain dnb
extras (b8 lb3 w15 nb1) 27
TOTAL 4 wickets for 169
FOW
1-39(S Diwan) 2-78(LW Stokkers) 3-118(RP Young) 4-158(GMC Mol)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Said 6 0 28 0 1 1
PJ Fletcher 8 0 29 0 2
ZDA van Baren 4.5 0 22 1 3
PM Seelaar 8 3 8 1 1
RR Upadhyaya 5 0 19 0 4
MP O'Dowd 4 0 21 0
JD Schoonheim 5 0 20 1 1
MA Durrani 4 1 11 1

Scorecard | HCC vs VRA | 18.05.19

HCC I Vs VRA I
1-Innings Match Played At De Diepput, Den Haag, 18-May-2019, Topklasse
HCC I Win by 7 wkts
Round 3
Toss won by HCC I
Umpires D Das – HKG Jansen
Home Side HCC I
Points Awarded VRA I 0, HCC I 2
VRA I 1st Innings 189/10 All Out (Overs 50)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh c LJF Lagas b AA Qasim 22 23 2 1
MW Lake c OO Klaus b HC Overdijk 22 27 3 1
BN Cooper run out BE Street 4 7 1 0
E van den Burg* c HC Overdijk b BR Itagi 38 57 4 1
ES Szwarczynski run out 61 115 3 0
PW Borren lbw b OO Klaus 11 12 0 1
MB Lees+ c BE Street b BR Itagi 0 8 0 0
LA Turmaine lbw b BR Itagi 3 11 0 0
TK Long c BE Street b OO Klaus 1 5 0 0
QWM Gunning c BHG Gorlee b HC Overdijk 17 28 1 0
B Graber not out 5 7 0 0
extras (b2 lb2 w1 nb0) 5
TOTAL 10 wickets for 189
FOW
1-37(V Singh) 2-45(MW Lake) 3-49(BN Cooper) 4-115(E van den Burg) 5-128(PW Borren) 6-129(MB Lees) 7-137(LA Turmaine) 8-142(TK Long) 9-177(QWM Gunning) 10-189(ES Szwarczynski)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
AA Qasim 8 0 43 1
HC Overdijk 10 2 33 2 1
BE Street 7 0 22 0
MW Hay 6 2 30 0
BR Itagi 10 1 30 3
OO Klaus 9 1 27 2
HCC I 1st Innings 194/3 (Overs 36.3)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
BR Itagi c B Graber b QWM Gunning 90 111 8 1
AO Wiffen c V Singh b PW Borren 12 23 1 0
AJ Staal* lbw b PW Borren 18 24 1 1
BE Street not out 59 59 7 1
BHG Gorlee not out 1 2 0 0
HC Overdijk dnb
AA Qasim dnb
MW Hay dnb
DL Walhain dnb
LJF Lagas+ dnb
OO Klaus dnb
extras (b0 lb1 w12 nb1) 14
TOTAL 3 wickets for 194
FOW
1-38(AO Wiffen) 2-77(AJ Staal) 3-180(BR Itagi)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 6 0 32 1 3 1
B Graber 3.3 0 21 0 2
PW Borren 10 2 35 2 2
TK Long 4 0 26 0 1
LA Turmaine 10 0 58 0
BN Cooper 3 0 21 0

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