Scorecard | HCC vs VCC | 30.05.19

HCC I Vs Voorburg I
1-Innings Match Played At De Diepput, Den Haag, 30-May-2019, Topklasse
HCC I Win by 25 runs
Round 5
Toss won by Voorburg I
Umpires N Bathi – Ali Mohammed
Home Side HCC I
Points Awarded HCC I 2, Voorburg I 0
HCC I 1st Innings 199/10 All Out (Overs 50.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
BR Itagi c Y Hamid b C Greenshields 54 75 5 0
AJ Staal* c N Croes b C Floyd 1 3 0 0
BE Street c N Croes b C Floyd 5 11 1 0
BHG Gorlee b VJ Kingma 52 79 1 2
MW Hay c TN de Grooth b PRP Boissevain 14 28 1 0
HC Overdijk b VJ Kingma 0 1 0 0
FF Vecchi lbw b C Greenshields 15 30 1 0
DL Walhain b ST Mulder 10 15 1 0
AA Qasim b C Floyd 6 25 0 0
LJF Lagas+ not out 8 21 1 0
OO Klaus c N Croes b ST Mulder 18 13 2 0
extras (b0 lb1 w13 nb2) 16
TOTAL 10 wickets for 199
FOW
1-3(AJ Staal) 2-14(BE Street) 3-115(BR Itagi) 4-123(BHG Gorlee) 5-123(HC Overdijk) 6-142(MW Hay) 7-159(DL Walhain) 8-171(FF Vecchi) 9-174(AA Qasim) 10-199(OO Klaus)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
C Greenshields 8 0 35 2 2
C Floyd 10 2 30 3 5
VJ Kingma 10 0 37 2 3 2
PRP Boissevain 10 0 42 1 2
ST Mulder 9.5 1 34 2
ML Smit 1 0 5 0
Y Hamid 2 0 15 0 1
Voorburg I 1st Innings 174/10 All Out (Overs 49)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
TN de Grooth* b OO Klaus 31 79 2 0
ML Smit c BE Street b BR Itagi 58 101 5 1
N Croes+ c LJF Lagas b MW Hay 11 30 0 0
NF Smit c OO Klaus b HC Overdijk 41 43 3 1
C Floyd b HC Overdijk 10 18 1 0
PRP Boissevain st LJF Lagas b HC Overdijk 0 2 0 0
VJ Kingma run out 4 7 0 0
C Greenshields lbw b HC Overdijk 3 4 0 0
Y Hamid run out 7 8 1 0
A Razzaqi c LJF Lagas b BE Street 2 4 0 0
ST Mulder not out 1 2 0 0
extras (b1 lb1 w4 nb0) 6
TOTAL 10 wickets for 174
FOW
1-65(TN de Grooth) 2-93(N Croes) 3-106(ML Smit) 4-151(C Floyd) 5-151(PRP Boissevain) 6-159(VJ Kingma) 7-163(NF Smit) 8-163(C Greenshields) 9-167(A Razzaqi) 10-174(Y Hamid)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
AA Qasim 10 2 35 0
HC Overdijk 10 0 42 4 1
BE Street 9 1 30 1 1
OO Klaus 10 2 25 1 1
MW Hay 7 1 20 1
BR Itagi 3 0 20 1 1

Scorecard | VCC vs VOC | 25.05.19

Voorburg I Vs VOC I
1-Innings Match Played At Westvliet, Voorburg, 25-May-2019, Topklasse
VOC I Win by 3 wkts
Round 4
Toss won by VOC I
Umpires DJ Kalloe – Ali Mohammed
Scorers H Reijmer-Steens – CC Schinkel
Home Side Voorburg I
Points Awarded Voorburg I 0, VOC I 2
Voorburg I 1st Innings 135/10 All Out (Overs 37.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
TN de Grooth* b A Said 7 17 1 0
ML Smit c SA Edwards b PJ Fletcher 2 7 0 0
N Croes+ b MN Kamawi 31 44 5 0
SM Nottle lbw b A Said 4 7 1 0
C Floyd c PJ Fletcher b ZDA van Baren 18 42 1 1
A Razzaqi b MN Kamawi 1 6 0 0
PRP Boissevain c PM Seelaar b ZDA van Baren 0 8 0 0
VJ Kingma b PM Seelaar 44 67 5 2
BD Glover b MN Kamawi 0 5 0 0
Y Hamid c A Said b MP O'Dowd 1 7 0 0
ST Mulder not out 5 18 0 0
extras (b0 lb6 w15 nb1) 22
TOTAL 10 wickets for 135
FOW
1-16(ML Smit) 2-16(TN de Grooth) 3-28(SM Nottle) 4-69(C Floyd) 5-74(A Razzaqi) 6-75(PRP Boissevain) 7-80(N Croes) 8-84(BD Glover) 9-88(Y Hamid) 10-135(VJ Kingma)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Said 5 1 21 2 4 1
PJ Fletcher 5 1 21 1 1
ZDA van Baren 10 2 26 2 2
PM Seelaar 2.5 0 22 1
MN Kamawi 7 1 12 3 5
MP O'Dowd 6 2 18 1 2
DJ Cohen 2 0 9 0 1
VOC I 1st Innings 136/7 (Overs 36.2)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
MP O'Dowd c N Croes b VJ Kingma 28 37 4 0
CL Rutgers b VJ Kingma 0 4 0 0
MN Kamawi c N Croes b BD Glover 2 21 0 0
SA Edwards+ c PRP Boissevain b VJ Kingma 4 13 0 0
PM Seelaar* lbw b PRP Boissevain 26 47 4 0
ZDA van Baren lbw b C Floyd 22 44 2 0
JD Schoonheim lbw b ST Mulder 2 4 0 0
MA Durrani not out 13 44 1 0
A Said not out 7 26 0 0
PJ Fletcher dnb
DJ Cohen dnb
extras (b0 lb7 w21 nb4) 32
TOTAL 7 wickets for 136
FOW
1-7(CL Rutgers) 2-26(MN Kamawi) 3-41(MP O'Dowd) 4-48(SA Edwards) 5-83(PM Seelaar) 6-86(JD Schoonheim) 7-114(ZDA van Baren)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
VJ Kingma 10 2 30 3 4 4
BD Glover 8 0 31 1 5
ST Mulder 7 1 32 1 1
Y Hamid 2 0 15 0 4
PRP Boissevain 4 0 12 1 2
C Floyd 4 3 1 1
ML Smit 1.2 0 8 0

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 | VCC vs Excelsior | 11.05.19

Voorburg I Vs Excelsior 20 I
1-Innings Match Played At Westvliet, Voorburg, 11-May-2019, Topklasse
Excelsior 20 I Win by 7 wkts
Round 2
Toss won by Voorburg I
Umpires RJ Akram – HKG Jansen
Scorers CC Schinkel – B Kroesen
Home Side Voorburg I
Points Awarded Voorburg I 0, Excelsior 20 I 2
Voorburg I 1st Innings 144/10 All Out (Overs 37.4)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
TN de Grooth* b BA Parchment 17 29 2 0
ML Smit c BA Parchment b LT Ingram 46 63 6 0
N Croes+ c DA Woutersen b S Bhatti 1 12 0 0
SM Nottle b UF Baker 3 15 0 0
N Gigani c LT Ingram b UF Baker 0 5 0 0
C Floyd c TC Etman b UF Baker 1 8 0 0
PRP Boissevain c DA Woutersen b LT Ingram 5 14 0 0
BD Glover c RWA van Troost b UF Baker 18 31 0 1
VJ Kingma lbw b UF Baker 5 28 0 0
Y Hamid c SG Shankar b UF Baker 29 23 4 0
ST Mulder not out 0 0 0 0
extras (b0 lb8 w9 nb2) 19
TOTAL 10 wickets for 144
FOW
1-43(TN de Grooth) 2-55(N Croes) 3-83(SM Nottle) 4-83(ML Smit) 5-83(N Gigani) 6-84(C Floyd) 7-94(PRP Boissevain) 8-111(BD Glover) 9-142(Y Hamid) 10-144(VJ Kingma)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
TJ Heggelman 5 0 22 0 4
RWA van Troost 2 0 19 0 2 2
BA Parchment 8 2 22 1
S Bhatti 5 1 15 1 1
LT Ingram 8 2 12 2
UF Baker 9.4 1 46 6 2
Excelsior 20 I 1st Innings 145/3 (Overs 33.4)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
TC Etman c TN de Grooth b BD Glover 81 106 7 1
SG Shankar c N Croes b BD Glover 5 19 0 0
LT Ingram Retired Not Out 21 39 3 0
BA Parchment b PRP Boissevain 13 31 0 0
J Kroesen not out 5 7 1 0
TJ Heggelman* not out 2 1 0 0
DA Woutersen+ dnb
RWA van Troost dnb
GG Kroesen dnb
UF Baker dnb
S Bhatti dnb
extras (b0 lb2 w15 nb1) 18
TOTAL 3 wickets for 145
FOW
1-13(SG Shankar) 2-120(BA Parchment) 3-139(TC Etman)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
C Floyd 5 1 20 0 2
BD Glover 7 2 22 2
ST Mulder 5 1 30 0 2
VJ Kingma 5 0 9 0 1
ML Smit 6 0 31 0 2
PRP Boissevain 5.4 0 31 1

Scorecard | VCC vs Sparta | 04.05.19

Voorburg I Vs Sparta I
1-Innings Match Played At Westvliet, Voorburg, 04-May-2019, Topklasse
Voorburg I Win by 25 runs
Round 1
Toss won by Sparta I
Umpires J Hilhorst – DJ Kalloe
Scorers CC Schinkel – AO Smelt
Home Side Voorburg I
Comment Match reduced to 37 overs. Rain stopped play, Sparta 49-3 (10 overs), match further reduced to 44 overs; revised DLS target 225. Rain stopped play, Sparta 190-9 (42 overs). Voorburg win by 25 runs (DLS).
Points Awarded Voorburg I 2, Sparta I 0
Voorburg I 1st Innings 229/3 Closed (Overs 47)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
TN de Grooth* c AF Buurman b U Saleem 7 24 0 0
ML Smit c A Raza b JM Snoep 110 137 6 1
N Croes+ lbw b JM Snoep 59 86 6 0
SM Nottle not out 39 34 1 0
BD Glover dnb
C Floyd dnb
Y Hamid dnb
DI Humphrey dnb
N Gigani dnb
ST Mulder dnb
PRP Boissevain dnb
extras (b0 lb2 w12 nb0) 14
TOTAL 3 wickets for 229
FOW
1-28(TN de Grooth) 2-152(N Croes) 3-229(ML Smit)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
M Bukhari 10 2 46 0 3
MB Hoornweg 10 0 55 0 5
U Saleem 9 0 29 1
AT Fletcher 9 0 37 0 1
JM Snoep 5 0 30 2
M Singh 4 0 30 0 3
Sparta I 1st Innings 190/9 Closed (Overs 42)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
AT Fletcher c SM Nottle b BD Glover 0 5 0 0
A Raza b ST Mulder 32 27 5 0
TIM de Kok c TN de Grooth b Y Hamid 33 49 2 1
G Tarr c ML Smit b ST Mulder 0 5 0 0
G Singh c TN de Grooth b Y Hamid 20 30 4 0
M Bukhari b ML Smit 47 59 3 1
AF Buurman+ b C Floyd 18 40 2 0
JM Snoep* st N Croes b C Floyd 15 25 0 0
M Singh b BD Glover 3 7 0 0
U Saleem not out 3 4 0 0
MB Hoornweg not out 1 0 0 0
extras (b4 lb1 w12 nb1) 18
TOTAL 9 wickets for 190
FOW
1-0(AT Fletcher) 2-49(A Raza) 3-49(G Tarr) 4-90(G Singh) 5-100(TIM de Kok) 6-136(AF Buurman) 7-176(M Bukhari) 8-184(JM Snoep) 9-188(M Singh)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
BD Glover 8 1 27 2 2 1
Y Hamid 6 0 29 2 6
ST Mulder 6 1 19 2
PRP Boissevain 9 0 45 0
C Floyd 8 0 40 2 2
DI Humphrey 3 0 11 0
ML Smit 2 0 14 1

Gallery | VCC vs Sparta | 04.05.19

Voorburg CC vs Sparta 1888 at Westvliet – 04/05/19
scorecard | as it happened

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Season preview 2019 – Part 1

Rod Lyall 30-04-19


VCCMuch of the initial interest in this year’s Topklasse competition will focus on promoted side Voorburg, returning to the top flight after a nine-year absence.

They lost just one match on their march to the Hoofdklasse title last season, and despite the absence of young international allrounder Bas de Leede, now in England with the MCC Young Cricketers, all the indications are that they will be stronger this year, and that they could even challenge for the Topklasse championship itself.

At the heart of their selection are four South Africans, two of them bearers of a Dutch passport and already members of Ryan Campbell’s national squad.

They are seamer Brandon Glover, who took 17 wickets at an average of 6.06 last year, and slow left-armer Clayton Floyd, whose 28 wickets at 13.61 contributed a good deal of the attack’s cutting edge.

He will share the new ball with Viv Kingma, who returns from injury and from VRA showing every sign of wanting to shake up opposing batsmen. Steffen Mulder, the only surviving member of the 2009 Voorburg side unless Tim de Leede decides to take his bat out of the cupboard one more time, will no doubt bowl his share of seamers as well.

With leg-spinner Philippe Boissevain, another member of the Dutch squad, to match Floyd’s left-arm spin Voorburg look to have a balanced and menacing attack.

And that’s without taking into account the contribution of South African brothers Matt and Nicholas Smith, whose main contribution is likely to be with the bat. Left-hander Matt hit 467 Hoofdklasse runs at an average of 116.75 in just seven matches last season before being forced out with a knee injury, and this year he will be joined by Nicholas; both have plenty of experience of club cricket in England, and can be expected to cause problems for opposing bowlers.

The side will again be captained by former Dutch international Tom de Grooth, and with keeper Mohit Hingorani and Australians Noah Croes and Steve Nottle also on their players’ list, Voorburg will be one of the teams to watch as the competition gets under way.


LogoACCThe South African influence will again also be strong at ACC, who will be hoping to improve on a very disappointing 2018 campaign.

Their new recruits are 26 year-old Boland batsman-wicketkeeper Jean Marais and 30 year-old North-West allrounder Brady Barends, who will bring some maturity to what is still a very young and inexperienced outfit.

The Zulfiqar presence will still be of great importance to the side, although Asad has moved to Punjab Rotterdam; elder brother Rehmat, one of the most improved players in the Topklasse last year, will still have skipper Saqib and the other remaining triplet, Sikander, alongside him in the team, even if it is unclear how regular an appearance will be made by their evergreen father Ahmed.

Above all, it’s consistency that the Amsterdammers will be looking for from their three remaining Zulfiqars: all have proved the ability to make big scores and to take crucial wickets from time to time, but their importance to the side is all the greater because of the club‘s commitment to a youth policy, and means that they need to come off more regularly than they were able to do last year.

There will be hope, too, that the younger brigade of Aryan Kumar – arguably the most successful of the group to date – Areeb Shoaib, Jamieson Mulready, Shirace Rasool, Ammar Zaidi and Shreyas Potdar will make significant progress this season, and that some at least of them will hold their own on the demanding Topklasse stage.

It’s not as if ACC don’t have more experienced players on their books: Bas van der Heyde topped the Second side’s batting averages last year, and with the likes of Rehan Younis and Steven de Bruin also potentially available, the opportunity is there to field a more balanced side.

Half-filling a side with teenagers is a laudable commitment to the future, but it only has real value if they are able to rise to the challenge.


LogoQuickJay Bista, the leading run-scorer in the Topklasse last season with 854 at an average of 47.44, is back at Quick Haag, where he will be joined by his countryman Prathamesh Dake, a seam-bowling allrounder who is something of a T20 specialist in his native Mumbai.

Sean Davey has reportedly moved to Ajax Leiden, and with seamer Imran Khan out through injury the club’s rebuilding phase looks set to continue. But the abandonment of the KNCB’s restriction on overseas players means that Namibian Pieter Groenewald could move up from the Seconds to strengthen the Topklasse side.

Otherwise, it looks as if Quick might need to rely on the mixture as before, with Jeroen Brand, Lesley Stokkers, Thijs van Schelven and Geert Maarten Mol, all of whom have played for the national side at some point, among the more familiar names and faces; it remains to be seen whether last season’s successful coup of persuading Edgar Schiferli to return to the colours will be repeated this year.

Keeper Daan Vierling made good progress last season, posting a maiden Topklasse half-century, and Bob van Gigch is another veteran who is always ready to demonstrate that he is still capable of making a contribution in the top flight.

Rogier Rooda and Stefan Ekelmans have yet to establish themselves as fully-fledged members of the side, and they may well find youngsters like Teun Landheer and Tycho de Mooij breathing down their necks.

Visitors to Nieuw Hanenburg will find one major difference this season: the outfield, the butt of more than its fair share of jokes over the years, has gone, as Quick have followed the example of neighbours HBS and laid a brand-new astroturf surface. Whatever one may think about artificial outfields, it seems likely to offer better value for one’s strokeplay than its predecessor sometimes did.


SpartaSparta 1888 made a promising start on their return to the top flight last season, but then fell away and had to be content with seventh position.

There’s been something of a reshuffle at the Bermweg, with Michael Pollard, Warren Bell, Craig Ambrose and Faisal Iqbal all moving on, to be replaced by 25-year-old Wellington batsman Andrew Fletcher and 18-year-old South African wicketkeeper-batsmen Garnett Tarr, as well as by spinner Manminder Singh, batsman Chandan Kumar, and the hard-hitting Ali Raza moving from Hermes-DVS, Excelsior ‘20 and Punjab respectively.

Fletcher will fill the spot vacated by Pollard, and much will depend on his ability to made consistent runs, the core around which Sparta can build significant totals.

That said, with former internationals Mudassar Bukhari and Atse Buurman still on the strength, and Belgium’s Raja Saqlain added to the squad, Sparta will doubtless be a force to contend with, especially at home.

Spearheaded by Bukhari but also featuring solid performances from skipper Joost-Martijn Snoep, Dost Muhammad, young Max Hoornweg, Usman Ishfaq and Usman Saleem, it was the attack which largely kept the Capelle side clear of the relegation zone last season, and apart from the departure of Bell that will be unchanged.


DostiThe least altered of all the squads appears to be Dosti’s. They will sorely miss Mohammad Hafeez, the leading wicket-taker and top of the bowling averages in 2018, who has moved on to Punjab.

But as against that, they have Taruwar Kohli, Anees Davids and Amitoze Singh all on their books again, and this year there is nothing in the rules to prevent all three playing at once; last season Singh proved an invaluable replacement when Kohli returned to India.

Vinoo Tewarie’s side will need more consistency from its local players, not least Tewarie himself. He and Rahil Ahmed have struggled to build major innings, and although they made 378 and 336 runs respectively last year, Kohli needs more support from both of them.

Kohli and Davids are also central to the attack, and will be even more so without Hafeez. Here, however, the pace of Wahid Masood proved useful last season, and the advent of Asief Hoseinbaks to share the spin burden with Mahesh Hans also gave a better-balanced look to the attack.

One of Dosti’s greatest problems, though, is the relative thinness of their squad: they rely heavily on their overseas players and a small number of locals, and they have not been able to find new players to help lift them back to their title-winning form of four years ago.