Scorecard | VOC vs Excelsior | 30.05.19

VOC I Vs Excelsior 20 I
1-Innings Match Played At Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam, 30-May-2019, Topklasse
VOC I Win by 5 wkts
Round 5
Toss won by VOC I
Umpires F Gruijters – P Muthucumaru
Scorers EM Heggelman – H Reijmer-Steens
Home Side VOC I
Points Awarded Excelsior 20 I 0, VOC I 2
Excelsior 20 I 1st Innings 154/10 All Out (Overs 49.1)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
J Kroesen b A Said 0 4 0 0
RTF Verhagen+ b PJ Fletcher 1 4 0 0
LT Ingram c SA Edwards b PJ Fletcher 5 21 0 0
BA Parchment lbw b PM Seelaar 23 42 2 0
TJ Heggelman* c MP O'Dowd b PM Seelaar 14 66 0 0
SG Shankar lbw b ZDA van Baren 6 21 0 0
K Hosur c&b PM Seelaar 0 4 0 0
DA Woutersen c MP O'Dowd b ZDA van Baren 51 68 7 0
RWA van Troost c SA Edwards b A Said 11 39 1 0
UF Baker run out CL Rutgers 14 19 1 0
S Bhatti not out 6 8 0 0
extras (b1 lb1 w20 nb1) 23
TOTAL 10 wickets for 154
FOW
1-0(J Kroesen) 2-2(RTF Verhagen) 3-12(LT Ingram) 4-49(BA Parchment) 5-62(SG Shankar) 6-64(K Hosur) 7-69(TJ Heggelman) 8-96(RWA van Troost) 9-135(UF Baker) 10-154(DA Woutersen)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Said 8 2 24 2 4 1
PJ Fletcher 9 0 31 2 8
MN Kamawi 5 0 25 0
MP O'Dowd 4 0 12 0 3
PM Seelaar 10 3 16 3 2
ZDA van Baren 9.1 0 17 2 2
JD Schoonheim 2 0 15 0 1
CL Rutgers 2 0 12 0
VOC I 1st Innings 156/5 (Overs 34.2)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
CL Rutgers c SG Shankar b TJ Heggelman 56 96 7 0
MP O'Dowd b UF Baker 37 52 2 2
SP van Lent c TJ Heggelman b RWA van Troost 16 11 3 0
ZDA van Baren c RTF Verhagen b TJ Heggelman 6 12 0 0
PM Seelaar* b S Bhatti 0 7 0 0
SA Edwards+ not out 8 17 2 0
JD Schoonheim not out 27 11 4 1
MN Kamawi dnb
A Said dnb
PJ Fletcher dnb
DM Mullett dnb
extras (b0 lb0 w6 nb0) 6
TOTAL 5 wickets for 156
FOW
1-84(MP O'Dowd) 2-108(SP van Lent) 3-120(ZDA van Baren) 4-121(CL Rutgers) 5-121(PM Seelaar)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
LT Ingram 6.2 0 12 0
TJ Heggelman 8 2 38 2 4
RWA van Troost 6 0 41 1 1
S Bhatti 7 1 22 1 1
UF Baker 6 0 33 1
K Hosur 1 0 10 0

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 | 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 | VOC vs Dosti | 04.05.19

VOC I Vs Dosti United I
1-Innings Match Played At Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam, 04-May-2019, Topklasse
Dosti United I Win by 1 runs
Round 1
Umpires RJ Akram – P Muthucumaru
Scorers N Kaulingfreks – R Seetal
Home Side (neutral)
Comment Match reduced to 31 overs. Rain stopped play, VOC 88-3 (22.2 overs); match reduced to 28 overs. Revised DLS target 150. Rain stopped play, Dosti 129-5 (25.1 overs). DLS par score 128. Dosti won by 1 run (DLS).
Points Awarded VOC I 0, Dosti United I 2
VOC I 1st Innings 143/7 Closed (Overs 28)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SP van Lent+ b K Diwan 15 26 2 0
MP O'Dowd c Arief Hoseinbaks b Asief Hoseinbaks 45 64 4 0
ZDA van Baren c&b Asief Hoseinbaks 3 14 0 0
SA Edwards run out W Masood 19 28 1 1
PM Seelaar* not out 38 23 5 1
JD Schoonheim lbw b K Diwan 6 6 0 0
CL Rutgers b K Diwan 1 4 0 0
RR Upadhyaya b K Diwan 2 4 0 0
PJ Fletcher not out 0 0 0 0
DM Mullett dnb
A Said dnb
extras (b1 lb3 w10 nb0) 14
TOTAL 7 wickets for 143
FOW
1-46(SP van Lent) 2-52(ZDA van Baren) 3-79(MP O'Dowd) 4-98(SA Edwards) 5-120(JD Schoonheim) 6-122(CL Rutgers) 7-143(RR Upadhyaya)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Davids 4 0 34 0 4
TS Kohli 3 0 19 0 1
K Diwan 6 1 16 4 2
M Hans 6 1 23 0 1
Asief Hoseinbaks 6 0 20 2
W Masood 3 0 27 0
Dosti United I 1st Innings 129/5 (Overs 25.1)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
RI Ahmed+ c PM Seelaar b A Said 4 11 1 0
TS Kohli lbw b PJ Fletcher 3 21 0 0
VAB Tewarie* not out 47 71 4 0
A Singh c SA Edwards b MP O'Dowd 26 26 2 1
K Diwan c PM Seelaar b PJ Fletcher 28 17 3 1
A Davids lbw b ZDA van Baren 3 4 0 0
W Masood not out 2 2 0 0
S Ghori dnb
M Hans dnb
Arief Hoseinbaks dnb
Asief Hoseinbaks dnb
extras (b0 lb0 w15 nb1) 16
TOTAL 5 wickets for 129
FOW
1-7(RI Ahmed) 2-20(TS Kohli) 3-68(A Singh) 4-115(K Diwan) 5-127(A Davids)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Said 5 0 25 1 4 1
PJ Fletcher 5 2 9 2 5
PM Seelaar 5.1 1 17 0
RR Upadhyaya 3 0 20 0
MP O'Dowd 4 0 35 1 2
JD Schoonheim 2 0 17 0 2
ZDA van Baren 1 0 6 1

New European Champions League cues immediate controversy

Bertus de Jong 08/12/18


The announcement of a new European “Champions League” competition for clubs from around the continent has precipitated immediate controversy in the Netherlands, with HBS Craeyenhout contesting VOC Rotterdam’s right to represent the Dutch in the tournament.

CaptureThe new initiative will see clubs from the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia and Spain meet at the Desert Springs facility in Almería in southern Spain at the end of July next year to compete for the title of European Champions. The KNCB announced yesterday that they had nominated 2018 Topklasse champions VOC as the Dutch representatives, but HBS maintain that as winners of the T20 Cup last year by rights they should be the ones making the trip. “We will be contesting VOC’s nomination. It makes no sense to send the TK champion to a T20 tournament” incoming HBS cricket Chair Ewout Boendermaker told TKcricket.

As it turns out the first edition of the European Cricket League will in fact be contested in the newly-fashionable T10 format, organisers confirmed today, but the eight clubs participating have qualified through various formats. “Each federation has chosen their top competition champion – some 50 over, some 40 over, some T20.” a spokesman for the ECL clarified. It is hard to argue that the Topklasse is certainly the more prestigious title in the Netherlands, with the T20 competition even suffering from occasional no-shows, yet it’s difficult to deny that the choice of 50-over Champions for a 10-over competition is on the face of it rather surprising.

Dutch cricket, of course, loves nothing better than a spot of controversy and Dutch fans are quick to pounce on the merest hint of competitievervalsing, indeed the ECL would hardly be a proper competition if there wasn’t someone at the ALV decrying it as a stitch-up. Yet while rumours of a berth at a new European club championship for the Topklasse champions have been circulating since at least mid-July, it’s nonetheless concerning that some clubs appear to have been better-informed than others.

Not for the first time Dutch cricket finds itself plunged into a needless controversy that could have been headed off by better communication or consultation, though at least the organisers of the new competition can take comfort from the evident fact that a place at the European Championships is seen as a prize worth fighting over.


The European Cricket League will take place from July 30th to August 1st 2019 at Desert Springs Club, Almería. The following sides have qualified:

SG Findorff Cricket Bremen (Germany)
Svanholm CC (Denmark)
VOC Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
Brescia CC (Italy)
Cluj CC (Romania)
St Petersburg (Russia)
Dreux CC (France)
Catalunya CC (Spain)

Scorecard | VRA vs VOC | 26.08.18

VRA I Vs VOC I
1-Innings Match Played At Amstelveen (VRA), 26-Aug-2018, Topklasse
VRA I Win by 122 runs
Round 18
Toss won by VRA I
Umpires HKG Jansen – WPM van Liemt
Scorers T Jansen Schoonhov – M van Everdingen
Home Side VRA I
Points Awarded VRA I 2, VOC I 0
VRA I 1st Innings 273/5 Closed (Overs 50)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh b UF Baker 74 103 7 0
DJ ter Braak c MP O'Dowd b UF Baker 41 73 4 0
BN Cooper lbw b SA Edwards 75 64 5 2
E van den Burg* c UF Baker b R Upadhyaya 2 4 0 0
PW Borren lbw b SA Edwards 3 4 0 0
ES Szwarczynski not out 49 42 5 0
MB Lees+ not out 12 11 0 0
QWM Gunning dnb
HG Mia dnb
MG Dunlop dnb
MAK Raja dnb
extras (b0 lb0 w16 nb1) 17
TOTAL 5 wickets for 273
FOW
1-97(DJ ter Braak) 2-158(V Singh) 3-168(E van den Burg) 4-169(PW Borren) 5-238(BN Cooper)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
PJ Fletcher 5 0 14 0 1
R Upadhyaya 10 1 33 1 1 1
ZDA van Baren 6 0 53 0 4
UF Baker 10 0 55 2
T Moorman 5 0 19 0 2
SA Edwards 10 0 60 2
BW Hanif 4 0 39 0 1
VOC I 1st Innings 151/8 All Out (Overs 32.2)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
MP O'Dowd lbw b QWM Gunning 2 6 0 0
SP van Lent+ b QWM Gunning 0 11 0 0
ZDA van Baren c ES Szwarczynski b MAK Raja 41 53 2 0
SA Edwards c HG Mia b MAK Raja 78 79 8 0
PM Seelaar* c PW Borren b MG Dunlop 13 17 1 0
R Upadhyaya c PW Borren b DJ ter Braak 6 16 0 0
UF Baker c&b DJ ter Braak 4 8 0 0
PJ Fletcher lbw b MAK Raja 1 3 0 0
BW Hanif not out 0 1 0 0
CL Rutgers Absent Hurt
T Moorman Absent Hurt
extras (b0 lb2 w4 nb0) 6
TOTAL 8 wickets for 151
FOW
1-2(MP O'Dowd) 2-4(SP van Lent) 3-111(ZDA van Baren) 4-138(SA Edwards) 5-142(PM Seelaar) 6-148(UF Baker) 7-151(R Upadhyaya) 8-151(PJ Fletcher)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 5 0 24 2
HG Mia 4 1 19 0 2
PW Borren 6 0 25 0 1
BN Cooper 4 0 20 0 1
MG Dunlop 6 0 29 1
MAK Raja 6.2 1 29 3
DJ ter Braak 1 0 3 2

Scorecard | VOC vs Punjab | 19.08.18

VOC I Vs Punjab I
1-Innings Match Played At Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam, 19-Aug-2018, Topklasse
VOC I Win by 108 runs
Round 17
Toss won by VOC I
Umpires RJ Akram – ML Hancock
Scorers F van Lent – N Mohammed
Home Side VOC I
Points Awarded VOC I 2, Punjab I 0
VOC I 1st Innings 283/5 Closed (Overs 50)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SP van Lent c A Raza b F Bajwa 25 39 4 0
JD Schoonheim c A Raza b Mubashar Hussain 0 2 0 0
ZDA van Baren c F Bajwa b AK Bamunusinghe 47 70 4 0
MP O’Dowd c A Raza b F Bajwa 33 64 4 0
PM Seelaar* c SJ Myburgh b S Tariq 62 52 4 5
SA Edwards+ not out 72 61 7 1
FJ Klaassen not out 26 12 1 2
PJ Fletcher dnb
BW Hanif dnb
UF Baker dnb
CL Rutgers dnb
extras (b5 lb4 w9 nb0) 18
TOTAL 5 wickets for 283
FOW
1-4(JD Schoonheim) 2-52(SP van Lent) 3-100(ZDA van Baren) 4-125(MP O’Dowd) 5-227(PM Seelaar)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Tariq 10 0 80 1 2
Mubashar Hussain 9 0 69 1 2
F Bajwa 10 0 33 2
Asif Khan 5 0 41 0
AK Bamunusinghe 10 3 19 1 1
R Faiz 6 0 32 0
Punjab I 1st Innings 175/10 All Out (Overs 40.2)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh c PM Seelaar b MP O’Dowd 59 53 9 1
AK Bamunusinghe c SA Edwards b UF Baker 16 44 3 0
Y Usman c UF Baker b MP O’Dowd 24 46 3 0
A Raza+ c PM Seelaar b MP O’Dowd 0 4 0 0
M Latif c sub b MP O’Dowd 2 8 0 0
F Bajwa lbw b MP O’Dowd 11 16 2 0
Asif Khan c PM Seelaar b JD Schoonheim 41 35 4 2
R Faiz b MP O’Dowd 0 1 0 0
Mubashar Hussain b JD Schoonheim 6 13 1 0
M Bajwa not out 8 17 1 0
S Tariq* c SA Edwards b JD Schoonheim 2 5 0 0
extras (b0 lb2 w4 nb0) 6
TOTAL 10 wickets for 175
FOW
1-62(AK Bamunusinghe) 2-92(SJ Myburgh) 3-96(A Raza) 4-102(Y Usman) 5-112(M Latif) 6-120(F Bajwa) 7-120(R Faiz) 8-140(Mubashar Hussain) 9-169(Asif Khan) 10-175(S Tariq)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
FJ Klaassen 5 1 16 0 1
PJ Fletcher 3 0 19 0
BW Hanif 2 0 18 0
UF Baker 10 1 36 1
ZDA van Baren 5 0 19 0
MP O’Dowd 10 3 32 6 2
JD Schoonheim 5.2 1 33 3 1