Group B Preview

Bertus de Jong 15/04/22

While the rather drastic Topklasse restructure that sees the competition expanded to 12 teams and then split into two groups for the first phase of the competition has rather divided opinion, it’s probably too early to say whether there are any clear winners or losers from the introduction of the one-off 2022 format. The easing of global travel restrictions and consequent influx of overseas players for the coming summer will naturally reshuffle the relative strengths of the teams, especially as clubs have not all availed themselves of the reopened borders to the same extent, yet whether by luck or judgement the two pools seem to have come out comparatively well-balanced.

2021 runners-up Voorburg CC have made by a distance the most eye-catching signings for the coming season, with South Africa international Janneman Malan added to the VCC roster for the first phase of the competition, and Malan’s elder brother Andre replacing him for the back end of the summer. North West Dragons seam all-rounder Delano Potgieter will also feature for the first half of the season, strengthening a pace attack that also boasts the returning Logan van Beek and fellow Netherlands internationals Vivian Kingma and Bas de Leede, as well as Ali Qasim Ahmed and the veteran Stef Mulder.

VCC will hope de Leede’s pre-season form with the bat continues, the skipper likely to shoulder more responsibility in the middle order in the absence of the injured Sybrand Engelbrecht and Aryan Dutt, who has moved to VRA. In addition to the South African trio, brothers Musa and Shariz Ahmed will also be turning out for VCC this season, occasional Netherlands opening bat Musa coming from HCC and national under 19s spinner Shariz arriving from Groen & Wit. The latter will join legspinner Philippe Boissevain in the slow-bowling section, and with the unheralded but dependable Mohit Hingorani behind the sticks there’s few obvious weaknesses in the Voorburg side.

VCC’s chief concern will likely be the demands placed on their Dutch internationals by Oranje’s hectic summer schedule, but if they can keep something close to a full strength team on the park through the season they look like strong contenders to take the title.

Conversely 2021 bronze-medallists VRA have seen a number of departures and retirements over the winter, with Dutch international Ben Cooper taking early retirement and the stalwart Eric Szwarczynski also hanging up his boots. Pace spearhead Quirijn Gunning will also be unavailable, having cycled off in the general direction of Australia, while promising young spinner Luke Hartsink is also understood to have stepped back from the game. With plans to bring the iconic Nepali pace duo Sompal Kami and Karan KC to the Bos having fallen through at the last minute, the Amsterdammers are left looking rather bereft of star power and generally threadbare.

They will look to the ever-improving Vikram Singh to both deliver on his promise at the top of the order and shoulder more responsibility with the ball, likely opening the bowler with southpaw Ashir Abid. The arrival of Singh’s fellow Dutch-international Aryan Dutt from VCC will go some way to shoring up both the batting and bowling, With Jack Balbirnie and veteran gloveman Mitch Lees both enjoying solid but unspectacular seasons last year, much will depend on evergreen skipper Peter Borren’s form with the bat, the former national captain also likely to play a holding role with the ball through the middle overs.

Offspinner Leon Turmaine will lend some experience in the slow-bowling department, but VRA will be relying to a great extent youth be it local youngsters such as Udit Nashier, Debrup Dasgupta and Shirase Rasool or two new arrivals – untested South African rookies Johan Smal and Eduard Visser the club’s only overseas acquisitions for the season. All told the venerable Amsterdam club looks to be heading toward something of a transitional phase, and without any high-profile pros will likely be happy enough merely to survive in the top flight another year.

Similarly VOC Rotterdam will be doing without any big-name overseas for the coming season, with sometime VCC-er Matt Smith the Rotterdammer’s only major foreign signing. Sparta quick Max Hoornweg has also come across from Capelle, but with former Netherlands seamer Ahsan Malik going the other way and all-rounder Dirk van Baren bowing out, the pace attack remains reliant on Pierce Fletcher and the veteran Jelte Schoonheim. While Netherlands skipper Pieter Seelaar remains a force with both bat and ball, his workload will have to be carefully managed given a demanding schedule and a dodgy back, likely asking more of young fingerspinners Arnav Jain and Siebe van Wingerden.

Van Baren’s retirement, coupled with Corey Rutgers again resolving to demote himself from the first team, also leaves the batting looking rather top-heavy. Though in Dutch internationals Max O’Dowd and Scott Edwards VOC have an enviable opening pair, the middle order looks comparatively fragile and Tim de Kok may be asked to rein in his naturally aggressive tendencies at three. While the quality of VOC’s Dutch internationals means a top three finish in the first phase is well within reach, should they fail to make the cut they may struggle at the business end of the season, given their limited depth and the Netherlands’ intense international schedule.

Excelsior ‘20 Schiedam have had a rather lean couple of years since taking the title in 2019, twice finishing in the lower half of the table. They’ll be looking to improve on that showing at least, though they will have to do without their most valuable player from last season, as the prolific Tristan Stubbs won’t be returning to Thurlede this season. In his place comes a familiar face in the form of Northern Districts’ seam all-rounder Brett Hampton who returns to the club after a decade’s absence. He joins Schiedam stalwart Lorenzo Ingram to make up a formidable overseas duo that will likely be key to the 2019 champion’s fortunes both with bat and ball.

For the rest the line-up looks both familiar and familial, with the Excelsior youth production line ensuring a steady supply of van Troosts, Etmans and Kroesens. To challenge for a top three spot Excelsior will need their home-grown players to provide rather more in the way of runs than in seasons past – keeper-opener Roel Verhagen the only local bat to have managed more than 250 runs across the last two seasons. Pre-season showings against ACC and Punjab have promised some improvement in that regard, but Excelsior’s principle strength remains their disciplined bowling attack, while none of Niels Etman, Rens van Troost, Tom Heggelman or Klaas Roelfsema bowl express pace, the Shciedam seam section is notoriously difficult to get away, while in the spin section Ingram remains a stand-out and Umar Baker has thrived at Thurlede since making the move from VOC.

With a solid pre-season behind them and enjoying the good fortune of playing their first match against VCC before the cavalry arrives for Voorburg, Excelsior look set to get their season started on the right foot, but in a significantly stronger field they will need to recapture their winning ways in quick time if they are not to end up in the wrong half of the table again.

2021 Hoodfklasse champions Salland CC will be making what is technically their debut in the top-flight this season, the Deventer-based outfit now independent from the venerable multi-sport club Koninklijke UD that last contested the top division in 2000. Yet like their predecessors, the team is dominated by scions of the Lubbers family, with all-rounder Victor captaining the side and his brother Reinder leading the seam attack, while Curtis and Desmond Lubbers also occasionally feature in the first team, and indeed patriarch Steven Lubbers made a brief first-team return at the recent ECN T10 tournament at Capelle.

In recent years Salland have also established a strong German connection, with numerous members of the German national team featuring in their successful Hoofdklasse campaign. There has been something of a changing of the guard in that respect, with Hamid Wardak and Vijay Chikkannaiah heading back to Germany for the 2022 season, but left-arm spinner Elam Barathi and seam all-rounder Sahir Naqash will be joined by the national captain Venkat Ghanisan and finger-spinner Ghulam Ahmadi for the upcoming Topklasse season.

While the German contingent are at least in part responsible for the club’s promotion to the top flight, their potential international commitments may well leave Salland short of players when the German national team are in action. While with the likes of Lubber, Gul Nasir and Gijs van Molen they don’t lack for depth in the seam bowling department, the batting is a different question, especially as overseas signing Justin Gilliland may not be available for the whole season. Should Salland manage to pick up some early wins while at full strength a top three finish in the first phase would secure their place in the top-flight for another year, with potentially three teams facing relegation this season an immediate return to the Hoofdklasse is far from out of the question either.

Since their 2015 title run, Amsterdammers Dosti-United have been in something of a slump, recording just a single win over the last two seasons and at times struggling to get 11 men on the field. Yet while the Drieburgers are keeping their cards close to their chest ahead of the 2022 season, rumour has it that after two years of belt-tightening they are once again prepared to dip into the war chest. The rumoured return of sometime South Africa international Stiaan van Zyl has been the principle subject of gossip, but one that appears to have proved unfounded. Kings XI all-rounder Shivam Sharma is another name that has been floating around, along with Punjab’s Amitoze Singh.

The addition of a handful of overseas could potentially transform Dosti from top-flight whipping boys to title-contenders at a stroke, with the local core of the side having had to step up in the interim and despite the run of results looking arguably the stronger for it. Skipper Vinoo Tewarie had an intermittently impressive season despite missing out on his side’s sole victory, and likewise Rahil Ahmed showed occasional flashes of the form that once earned him a brief career in Orange. Spin all-rounder Mahesh Hans has similarly grown into his senior role in the side, while pace spearhead Wahid Masood also bowled consistently better than his figures might suggest. With the Hoseinbaks brothers rounding out the side Dosti have never looked more than two or three players short of a decent team, and with a few judicious acquisitions could well emerge from two woeful seasons as dark-horse contenders.

Scorecard | Qualifier 2 | VCC vs VRA | 04.09.21

Voorburg I Vs VRA I
1-Innings Match Played At Westvliet, Voorburg, 04-Sep-2021, Topklasse
Voorburg I Win by 5 wkts
Round PF
Toss won by Voorburg I
Umpires AND van den Dries – E Ruchtie – D Das
Home Side Voorburg I
Points Awarded VRA I 0, Voorburg I 4
VRA I 1st Innings 210/7 Closed (Overs 50)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh c SA Engelbrecht b A Dutt 31 62 3 0
L Scully   b LV van Beek 39 27 8 0
BN Cooper c A Dutt b PRP Boissevain 22 42 3 0
ES Szwarczynski   b VJ Kingma 41 86 3 0
PW Borren* c M Hingorani b PRP Boissevain 1 3 0 0
J Balbirnie c M Hingorani b PRP Boissevain 16 41 0 0
LA Turmaine lbw b GK Nieuwoudt 4 7 0 0
MB Lees+ not out   16 36 2 0
QWM Gunning dnb          
A Abid dnb          
U Nashier dnb          
extras   (b0 lb6 w30 nb4) 40      
TOTAL   7 wickets for 210      
1-54(L Scully) 2-112(BN Cooper) 3-112(V Singh) 4-113(PW Borren) 5-164(J Balbirnie) 6-170(LA Turmaine) 7-210(ES Szwarczynski)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
VJ Kingma 8 0 39 1 2 1
GK Nieuwoudt 6 0 37 1 4 3
A Dutt 10 0 33 1 5
LV van Beek 9 0 42 1 4
BFW de Leede 3 0 16 0 2
PRP Boissevain 10 0 25 3 1
ST Mulder 4 0 12 0 2
Voorburg I 1st Innings 214/5 (Overs 48)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
M Hingorani+ lbw b QWM Gunning 1 4 0 0
TN de Grooth c L Scully b V Singh 29 41 3 0
BFW de Leede* run out U Nashier/MB Lees   5 14 1 0
SA Engelbrecht not out   103 135 10 0
A Dutt c PW Borren b U Nashier 1 8 0 0
LV van Beek c BN Cooper b LA Turmaine 38 63 2 2
GK Nieuwoudt not out   30 23 2 1
PRP Boissevain dnb          
VJ Kingma dnb          
FJ de Lange dnb          
ST Mulder dnb          
extras   (b2 lb0 w5 nb0) 7      
TOTAL   5 wickets for 214      
1-6(M Hingorani) 2-19(BFW de Leede) 3-70(TN de Grooth) 4-73(A Dutt) 5-151(LV van Beek)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 8 0 39 1 4
A Abid 4 0 17 0 1
LA Turmaine 10 0 63 1
U Nashier 10 1 34 1
V Singh 6 0 15 1
PW Borren 9 0 39 0
J Balbirnie 1 0 5 0

Preview Finals Weekend

Rod Lyall & Bertus de Jong 03/09/21

The KNCB’s scriptwriters were back in top form last weekend, as after all the hassle of the previous two weeks actual cricket became the headline once more, and Punjab hauled themselves out of a seemingly hopeless situation to claim the first grand final spot and home advantage for the season’s climax this Sunday. First, though, Voorburg and VRA Amsterdam will have to play off on Saturday to decide who their opponents will be.

RL: Having come so close to victory last Sunday, only to see it torn from their grasp by an innings of rare character and accomplishment, Voorburg will need to discover resources of character of their own as they try to achieve a rematch with Punjab. That they have resources of ability, especially in the bowling department, is beyond question, although the sharpness of the attack was effectively blunted towards the latter stages of last week’s encounter. Still and all, Viv Kingma and Logan van Beek, backed up by Bas de Leede and Aryan Dutt, did well against the might of Punjab’s top order, and VRA’s rather more fragile batting will need to be at its very best to cope with that threat. If we assume that the Amsterdammers will be at full strength for this one – and if not now, when? – then a top six of Vikram Singh; Zamaan Khan, Shirase Rasool or Luke Scully; Ben Cooper; Eric Szwarczynski; Peter Borren; and Jack Balbirnie is, on paper at least, the equal of any in the competitition. Lack of consistency has, of course, been one of the hallmarks of their season, but they are no strangers to the big occasion, and there are few in Dutch domestic cricket bigger than this. Setting a decent tempo has been the bugbear of Voorburg’s batting this year, but they showed last week, mainly through the efforts of De Leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht and Van Beek, that even a slowish start need not be terminal if the side has wickets in hand. Engelbrecht is Voorburg’s leading run-scorer and only centurion, and getting him early might well be crucial for VRA’s chances. New-ball pairing Quirijn Gunning and Ashir Abid may lack the menace of Van Beek and Kingma but they have claimed early wickets often enough, and with seamers Singh and Borren and spinners Leon Turmaine, Udit Nashier and Balbirnie available to take over VRA’s bowling resources are far from negligible.

BdJ: It’s fair to say that VCC’s attack is better suited to their own conditions than the Zomercomplex, where pace on the ball is ever a risky strategy. Against Punjab the wet conditions didn’t help either as lateral movement didn’t last and the visitors weren’t willing to risk deploying Boissevain’s legspin given how tough it was to keep the ball dry. In retrospect that may have been a mistake, and one suspects it’s not one that will be repeated. Voorburg’s traditionally slow starts with the bat are arguably a sign of a lack of faith in their lower middle order, preferring to build a platform for the likes of Engelbrecht, Dutt and van Beek to launch from rather than going hard from the start, and it’s a strategy that has largely worked for them, thanks in part to the strength of their bowling. Against a line-up with the potential hitting power of VRA it’s perhaps not the soundest approach however, and risks the hosts underexploiting VRA’s bowling woes. Though the visitors’ persistent availability issues are unlikely to be a factor for a semi-final, the improbably numerous injuries that have plagued them through the season persist. With Quirijn Gunning, Udit Nashier and Luke Hartsink all less than fully fit, even if VRA can field their first-choice attack it will be somewhat under-strength. What VRA do have, however, is momentum. A six-game winning streak heading into this fixture will lend the visitors a degree of confidence that their hosts, having seen a place in the final slip away last week, may struggle to match.

RL: And then the winners will proceed to the Zomercomplex on Sunday to take on Punjab. Leaders after the round-robin phase, the Rotterdammers have shown in recent weeks both that they are far from invincible and that they fight all the way to the final delivery. They will undoubtedly miss injured allrounder Teja Nidamanuru whoever their opponents may be, and in view of the way Irfan ul Haq stepped up last week when Nidamanuru was forced to leave the field and the faltering of the top order it may be that his absence will be felt especially keenly when the side bats. The depth of Punjab’s resources has been tested less than any other side in the competition: they’ve used only 13 players all season. But with Steph Myburgh and the four Zulfiqars in the line-up they remain a powerful unit, and the bowlers, if a little short of cutting edge, make up for that with discipline and an evident loathing of giving runs away. It has all the makings of a really cracking denouement.

BdJ: After such a dominant early season, Punjab’s entry into the final lacked a certain pomp for sure, though it indeed illustrated a degree of resilience that they’ve not had to call upon much. As much as the Zulfiqar-heavy middle order, the obduracy of the Punjab tail has been a somewhat un-remarked strength of the table-topping Rotterdammers. That may again come into play regardless of who they face in the final, especially if VRA’s rickety bowling attack is called upon to play two days in succession. That said, should the Amsterdammers get through to the final they arguably have a better shot at spoiling Punjab’s party. The ability to bring in pinch-hitters such as Marcus Andrew and Shirase Rasool whose style of play is well-suited to Punjab’s artificial wicket and short boundaries makes them better able to at least partially negate the hosts’ home advatage. It’s worth noting that since Sieb van Wingerden’s six-for saw VOC roll Punjab in their own back yard back in May, VRA are the only visiting side to have taken points home from the Zomercomplex. Conversely, VCC have now lost there twice. It’s hard to argue that either would be favourites over a Punjab side that, despite their late wobbles, has consistently looked the strongest in the competition, but one suspects that the Rotterdammers themselves will be rooting for Voorburg tomorrow.

RL’s picks: Voorburg, Punjab.
BdJ’s picks: VRA, VRA.

Scorecard | Excelsior vs VRA | 15.08.21

Excelsior 20 I Vs VRA I
1-Innings Match Played At Thurlede, Schiedam, 15-Aug-2021, Topklasse
VRA I Win by 70 runs
Round 18
Toss won by VRA I
Umpires N Bathi – M Prabhudesai
Scorers EM Heggelman – M Slagter
Home Side Excelsior 20 I
Points Awarded VRA I 4, Excelsior 20 I 0
VRA I 1st Innings 176/7 Closed (Overs 50)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh c J Kroesen b TJ Heggelman 0 3 0 0
L Scully c LT Ingram b LP van Troost 4 12 0 0
BN Cooper   b UF Baker 33 31 4 0
ES Szwarczynski   b LP van Troost 2 13 0 0
PW Borren* c KHJ Roelfsema b UF Baker 16 26 1 1
J Balbirnie lbw b UF Baker 45 104 3 0
MB Lees+ c LP van Troost b R van Bochove 6 31 1 0
LA Turmaine not out   41 66 1 0
U Nashier not out   13 14 0 0
QWM Gunning dnb          
A Abid dnb          
extras   (b2 lb4 w10 nb0) 16      
TOTAL   7 wickets for 176      
1-0(V Singh) 2-16(L Scully) 3-34(ES Szwarczynski) 4-42(BN Cooper) 5-64(PW Borren) 6-72(MB Lees) 7-150(J Balbirnie)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
TJ Heggelman 9 0 42 1
LP van Troost 10 1 37 2 1
UF Baker 9 2 34 3 2
LT Ingram 10 3 18 0
R van Bochove 5 0 11 1
JJ van Troost 5 0 20 0
AD Woutersen 2 0 8 0 2
Excelsior 20 I 1st Innings 106/10 All Out (Overs 36.1)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
TC Etman lbw b QWM Gunning 0 1 0 0
TJ Heggelman* c L Scully b LA Turmaine 30 52 1 0
LT Ingram c QWM Gunning b A Abid 15 15 1 0
J Kroesen+ c L Scully b QWM Gunning 7 29 0 0
JJ van Troost run out A Abid   9 21 0 0
UF Baker c BN Cooper b A Abid 6 12 0 0
AD Woutersen c PW Borren b V Singh 1 6 0 0
LP van Troost c L Scully b PW Borren 24 40 2 0
R van Bochove c V Singh b LA Turmaine 5 26 0 0
GG Kroesen   b PW Borren 3 11 0 0
KHJ Roelfsema not out   0 4 0 0
extras   (b3 lb2 w1 nb0) 6      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 106      
1-0(TC Etman) 2-17(LT Ingram) 3-38(J Kroesen) 4-48(JJ van Troost) 5-60(UF Baker) 6-69(AD Woutersen) 7-71(TJ Heggelman) 8-85(R van Bochove) 9-105(GG Kroesen) 10-106(LP van Troost)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 8 1 20 2 1
J Balbirnie 2 0 10 0
A Abid 9 1 25 2
U Nashier 1 0 4 0
LA Turmaine 8 1 16 2
V Singh 7 2 21 1
PW Borren 1.1 0 5 2

Scorecard | VRA vs HBS | 08.08.21

1-Innings Match Played At Amstelveen (VRA), 08-Aug-2021, Topklasse
VRA I Win by 6 wkts
Round 17
Toss won by HBS I
Umpires N Bathi – P Muthucumaru
Home Side VRA I
Comment Dicrepancy of 1 in HBS innings
Points Awarded HBS I 0, VRA I 4
HBS I 1st Innings 200/10 All Out (Overs 50)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
JI de Mey   b U Nashier 27 46 3 0
TP Visée+ lbw b U Nashier 25 28 4 0
T Walbrugh c V Singh b LA Turmaine 7 6 1 0
Navjit Singh lbw b V Singh 11 30 0 0
W Barresi   c&b J Balbirnie 81 107 7 0
RP Mason   b QWM Gunning 19 50 1 0
R Klein run out   11 23 0 0
SP Geenevasen   c&b J Balbirnie 1 1 0 0
BFL Boddendijk not out   7 6 0 0
FJ Vink* lbw b J Balbirnie 0 1 0 0
SP Vink run out   1 3 0 0
extras   (b1 lb3 w5 nb1) 10      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 200      
1-51(JI de Mey) 2-60(TP Visée) 3-60(T Walbrugh) 4-84(Navjit Singh) 5-146(RP Mason) 6-172(R Klein) 7-173(SP Geenevasen) 8-196(W Barresi) 9-199(FJ Vink) 10-199(SP Vink)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 7 0 45 1 5
A Abid 4 0 19 0
LA Turmaine 10 1 35 1
U Nashier 10 3 25 2
V Singh 8 0 29 1 1
J Balbirnie 8 1 29 3
PW Borren 3 0 13 0
VRA I 1st Innings 201/4 (Overs 45.5)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh c RP Mason b BFL Boddendijk 60 86 3 0
L Scully c RP Mason b FJ Vink 0 1 0 0
ES Szwarczynski c T Walbrugh b JI de Mey 22 47 0 0
BN Cooper not out   62 93 5 0
PW Borren* c RP Mason b W Barresi 33 42 4 0
MB Lees+ not out   13 6 2 0
J Balbirnie dnb          
QWM Gunning dnb          
LA Turmaine dnb          
U Nashier dnb          
A Abid dnb          
extras   (b0 lb4 w7 nb0) 11      
TOTAL   4 wickets for 201      
1-6(L Scully) 2-55(ES Szwarczynski) 3-120(V Singh) 4-188(PW Borren)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
R Klein 10 0 42 0 2
FJ Vink 6 1 20 1 5
JI de Mey 10 1 51 1
W Barresi 6 0 24 1
SP Geenevasen 4 0 14 0
BFL Boddendijk 7.5 0 33 1
SP Vink 2 0 13 0

Scorecard | Dosti vs VRA | 01.08.21

Dosti United I Vs VRA I
1-Innings Match Played At Sportpark Drieburg, 01-Aug-2021, Topklasse
VRA I Win by 5 wkts
Round 16
Toss won by VRA I
Umpires J Hilhorst – M Prabhudesai
Home Side Dosti United I
Comment Match reduced to 43 overs; rain stopped play, Dosti 31-2 (12.1 overs); match further reduced to 39 overs. DLS target 128.
Points Awarded Dosti United I 0, VRA I 4
Dosti United I 1st Innings 127/7 Closed (Overs 39)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
RI Ahmed+   c&b QWM Gunning 4 6 0 0
M Hans   b V Singh 60 111 1 2
JRM Wegecsanyi c Z Khan b QWM Gunning 0 5 0 0
VAB Tewarie*   b LA Turmaine 15 45 0 0
Asief Hoseinbaks c D Dasgupta b LA Turmaine 13 29 1 0
NB Perumal c A Abid b MB Luten 1 14 0 0
W Masood c MB Lees b QWM Gunning 12 15 1 0
Arief Hoseinbaks not out   5 8 0 0
S Shazai not out   1 1 0 0
A Nawaz dnb          
S Mahendram dnb          
extras   (b0 lb2 w14 nb0) 16      
TOTAL   7 wickets for 127      
1-4(RI Ahmed) 2-7(JRM Wegecsanyi) 3-57(VAB Tewarie) 4-76(Asief Hoseinbaks) 5-84(NB Perumal) 6-106(W Masood) 7-126(M Hans)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 8 0 24 3 6
A Abid 8 1 19 0 3
V Singh 7 1 25 1 1
LA Turmaine 8 0 19 2 1
PW Borren 4 0 30 0 2
MB Luten 4 1 8 1 1
VRA I 1st Innings 128/5 (Overs 22)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh   b Asief Hoseinbaks 14 17 0 2
Z Khan   c&b Asief Hoseinbaks 44 31 5 1
SR Rasool c unknown b NB Perumal 27 47 2 0
QWM Gunning run out Asief Hoseinbaks   10 19 0 0
D Dasgupta c Arief Hoseinbaks b A Nawaz 2 8 0 0
M Khan not out   1 5 0 0
PW Borren* not out   6 6 0 0
MB Lees+ dnb          
MB Luten dnb          
LA Turmaine dnb          
A Abid dnb          
extras   (b12 lb2 w9 nb1) 24      
TOTAL   5 wickets for 128      
1-33(V Singh) 2-89(Z Khan) 3-103(SR Rasool) 4-110(D Dasgupta) 5-113(QWM Gunning)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
Asief Hoseinbaks 8 0 45 2 4
W Masood 3 0 19 0
M Hans 2 0 16 0 1
A Nawaz 5 0 14 1 1
NB Perumal 3 0 13 1 2
S Mahendram 1 0 7 0

Scorecard | VRA vs ACC | 25.07.21

1-Innings Match Played At Amstelveen (VRA), 25-Jul-2021, Topklasse
VRA I Win by 8 wkts
Round 15
Toss won by VRA I
Umpires PGHA van Giezen – R Mahabier
Home Side VRA I
Points Awarded ACC I 0, VRA I 4
ACC I 1st Innings 121/10 All Out (Overs 30.5)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
MA Raza* c MB Lees b A Abid 3 9 0 0
KHA Krishna c MB Lees b QWM Gunning 25 22 5 0
RK Ramesh Babu   b A Abid 0 2 0 0
S Kothari lbw b A Abid 5 3 1 0
A Zaidi   b PW Borren 38 65 6 0
CM Knoll+ c L Scully b QWM Gunning 26 31 4 0
S Potdar c L Scully b LA Turmaine 1 3 0 0
RA Kumar lbw b LA Turmaine 7 33 0 0
D Arya run out LA Turmaine/MB Lees   1 16 0 0
M van Vliet   b V Singh 0 1 0 0
AE Alangara Napoleon not out   0 1 0 0
extras   (b1 lb1 w13 nb0) 15      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 121      
1-4(MA Raza) 2-4(RK Ramesh Babu) 3-15(S Kothari) 4-50(KHA Krishna) 5-108(A Zaidi) 6-109(S Potdar) 7-109(CM Knoll) 8-118(D Arya) 9-121(M van Vliet) 10-121(RA Kumar)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 8 2 40 2 7
A Abid 6 0 25 3 1
V Singh 5 0 22 1 2 1
PW Borren 5 0 22 1 2
LA Turmaine 6.5 2 9 2 1
VRA I 1st Innings 123/2 (Overs 24.1)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh c CM Knoll b RA Kumar 2 2 0 0
Z Khan   b A Zaidi 33 39 4 0
L Scully not out   62 80 11 0
SR Rasool not out   15 24 3 0
J Balbirnie dnb          
PW Borren* dnb          
MB Lees+ dnb          
LA Turmaine dnb          
QWM Gunning dnb          
P Jain dnb          
A Abid dnb          
extras   (b0 lb1 w10 nb0) 11      
TOTAL   2 wickets for 123      
1-2(V Singh) 2-83(Z Khan)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
RA Kumar 3 0 17 1 3
AE Alangara Napoleon 4 0 33 0 1
D Arya 6 1 16 0
S Kothari 3 0 16 0 1
M van Vliet 3 0 15 0 1
A Zaidi 5.1 0 25 1 2

Scorecard | Punjab vs VRA | 18.07.21

Punjab I Vs VRA I
1-Innings Match Played At Zomercomplex, Rotterdam, 18-Jul-2021, Topklasse
VRA I Win by 36 runs
Round 14
Toss won by VRA I
Umpires DJ Kalloe – E Ruchtie
Scorers MH Akhtar – KA Holdsworth
Home Side Punjab I
Points Awarded VRA I 4, Punjab I 0
VRA I 1st Innings 232/10 All Out (Overs 49.3)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh c Y Usman b AT Nidamanuru 57 38 9 2
SR Rasool run out SA Zulfiqar   6 6 1 0
ES Szwarczynski c AA Zulfiqar b Mubashar Hussain 9 31 0 0
J Balbirnie c Y Usman b S Tariq 66 97 5 2
PW Borren* c AA Zulfiqar b SA Zulfiqar 28 29 3 1
MB Lees+ lbw b SA Zulfiqar 2 8 0 0
LA Turmaine run out AA Zulfiqar/Y Usman   51 74 1 2
QWM Gunning   b S Bhatti 1 5 0 0
U Nashier lbw b S Bhatti 0 2 0 0
A Abid not out   3 5 0 0
L Hartsink run out S Tariq/AT Nidamanuru   0 2 0 0
extras   (b1 lb1 w7 nb0) 9      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 232      
1-29(SR Rasool) 2-75(ES Szwarczynski) 3-79(V Singh) 4-125(PW Borren) 5-127(MB Lees) 6-205(J Balbirnie) 7-217(QWM Gunning) 8-217(U Nashier) 9-232(LA Turmaine) 10-232(L Hartsink)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Tariq 5.5 0 44 1
S Bhatti 9 1 60 2 1
AT Nidamanuru 6 0 23 1
Mubashar Hussain 7 0 31 1 4
SM Zulfiqar 10 0 35 0 2
SA Zulfiqar 5.4 0 14 2
I Ul Haq 6 0 23 0
Punjab I 1st Innings 196/10 All Out (Overs 44.2)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh c MB Lees b L Hartsink 10 12 0 0
RU Zulfiqar   b QWM Gunning 8 13 2 0
AA Zulfiqar+ c ES Szwarczynski b A Abid 9 23 2 0
AT Nidamanuru c V Singh b A Abid 7 16 1 0
SM Zulfiqar lbw b V Singh 11 22 0 1
Y Usman c QWM Gunning b L Hartsink 35 28 2 4
S Tariq*   b L Hartsink 37 52 6 0
SA Zulfiqar c A Abid b V Singh 4 6 1 0
I Ul Haq   b LA Turmaine 39 68 3 0
S Bhatti not out   15 25 1 0
Mubashar Hussain   b PW Borren 0 2 0 0
extras   (b8 lb6 w6 nb1) 21      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 196      
1-11(RU Zulfiqar) 2-31(SJ Myburgh) 3-43(AT Nidamanuru) 4-46(AA Zulfiqar) 5-60(SM Zulfiqar) 6-90(Y Usman) 7-94(SA Zulfiqar) 8-167(S Tariq) 9-195(I Ul Haq) 10-196(Mubashar Hussain)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 8 1 39 1 2 1
L Hartsink 10 3 45 3 2
A Abid 5 0 19 2
V Singh 7 2 25 2
LA Turmaine 5 1 18 1
PW Borren 4.2 0 18 1 1
J Balbirnie 5 1 18 0 1

Scorecard | VRA vs Sparta | 10.07.21

VRA I Vs Sparta I
1-Innings Match Played At Amstelveen (VRA), 10-Jul-2021, Topklasse
VRA I Win by 7 wkts
Round 13
Toss won by Sparta I
Umpires AND van den Dries – PGHA van Giezen
Scorers KA Holdsworth – AO Smelt
Home Side VRA I
Points Awarded Sparta I 0, VRA I 4
Sparta I 1st Innings 175/10 All Out (Overs 37.3)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
F Iqbal c V Singh b QWM Gunning 0 5 0 0
R Deol c LA Turmaine b PW Borren 24 23 4 0
G Tarr+ c MB Lees b V Singh 26 28 4 0
M Bukhari* c MB Lees b V Singh 31 25 6 0
Manminder Singh run out LA Turmaine   6 12 0 0
N Kwinana c SR Rasool b V Singh 9 19 2 0
N Ibrahimkhil lbw b LA Turmaine 17 45 2 0
I Choudry   b J Balbirnie 13 27 2 0
MB Hoornweg   b A Abid 14 18 2 0
U Saleem   b MB Lees 17 19 0 2
IS Hoornweg not out   0 4 0 0
extras   (b0 lb4 w14 nb0) 18      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 175      
1-0(F Iqbal) 2-52(R Deol) 3-68(G Tarr) 4-87(Manminder Singh) 5-97(M Bukhari) 6-103(N Kwinana) 7-128(I Choudry) 8-128(MB Hoornweg) 9-165(N Ibrahimkhil) 10-175(U Saleem)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 7 1 30 1
A Abid 6 0 59 1 4
PW Borren 3 0 12 1
V Singh 10 3 24 3 3
J Balbirnie 8 0 36 1 5
LA Turmaine 2 1 1 1
MB Lees 1.3 0 9 1 2
VRA I 1st Innings 179/3 (Overs 27.4)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
M Andrew c F Iqbal b N Ibrahimkhil 20 21 2 0
L Scully   b M Bukhari 10 13 1 0
ES Szwarczynski not out   54 72 7 0
J Balbirnie lbw b N Kwinana 37 34 4 0
PW Borren* not out   46 27 8 0
V Singh dnb          
SR Rasool dnb          
MB Lees+ dnb          
LA Turmaine dnb          
QWM Gunning dnb          
A Abid dnb          
extras   (b2 lb1 w8 nb1) 12      
TOTAL   3 wickets for 179      
1-24(L Scully) 2-45(M Andrew) 3-122(J Balbirnie)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
M Bukhari 6 0 26 1
MB Hoornweg 5 0 37 0 3 1
N Ibrahimkhil 2 0 17 1 3
F Iqbal 3 0 21 0
U Saleem 3 0 15 0
Manminder Singh 4 0 29 0
IS Hoornweg 1.4 0 8 0 1
N Kwinana 3 0 23 1

Scorecard | VCC vs VRA | 03.07.21

Voorburg I Vs VRA I
1-Innings Match Played At Westvliet, Voorburg, 03-Jul-2021, Topklasse
Voorburg I Win by 6 wkts
Round 12
Toss won by Voorburg I
Umpires S Bhagat – ML Hancock
Home Side Voorburg I
Points Awarded VRA I 0, Voorburg I 4
VRA I 1st Innings 178/10 All Out (Overs 46.5)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh lbw b GK Nieuwoudt 17 35 3 0
L Scully c M Hingorani b A Dutt 50 79 6 1
ES Szwarczynski   b BFW de Leede 55 80 6 0
PW Borren* c S Kamal b PRP Boissevain 17 33 0 0
J Balbirnie c M Hingorani b BFW de Leede 6 5 1 0
SR Rasool c M Hingorani b GK Nieuwoudt 9 11 1 0
MB Lees+ lbw b A Dutt 4 14 0 0
LA Turmaine   b PRP Boissevain 0 1 0 0
QWM Gunning lbw b PRP Boissevain 5 13 0 0
A Abid not out   4 9 0 0
L Hartsink   b PRP Boissevain 2 3 0 0
extras   (b4 lb1 w3 nb1) 9      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 178      
1-49(V Singh) 2-120(L Scully) 3-140(ES Szwarczynski) 4-150(J Balbirnie) 5-163(SR Rasool) 6-163(PW Borren) 7-164(LA Turmaine) 8-170(MB Lees) 9-172(QWM Gunning) 10-178(L Hartsink)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
BFW de Leede 9 3 30 2 1
GK Nieuwoudt 10 2 42 2 1
PRP Boissevain 8.5 0 38 4 1
ST Mulder 5 0 16 0
A Dutt 10 0 27 2
S Kamal 4 1 20 0 1
Voorburg I 1st Innings 182/4 (Overs 47.2)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
M Hingorani+ c MB Lees b A Abid 8 22 1 0
TN de Grooth c SR Rasool b A Abid 1 7 0 0
BFW de Leede* lbw b V Singh 24 43 3 0
SA Engelbrecht not out   59 96 6 0
A Dutt   c&b L Hartsink 41 58 3 1
GK Nieuwoudt not out   37 58 1 1
R Pieterse dnb          
VJ Kingma dnb          
PRP Boissevain dnb          
S Kamal dnb          
ST Mulder dnb          
extras   (b0 lb2 w10 nb0) 12      
TOTAL   4 wickets for 182      
1-4(TN de Grooth) 2-13(M Hingorani) 3-42(BFW de Leede) 4-116(A Dutt)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
QWM Gunning 8 0 38 0 4
A Abid 4 1 11 2
V Singh 8 0 32 1 6
LA Turmaine 8.2 1 41 0
PW Borren 10 2 19 0
L Hartsink 6 0 26 1
J Balbirnie 3 0 13 0