Topklasse Live | Round 13 | As it Happened

 Rod Lyall  19:08
That was, by any standards, an extraordinary day: six centuries, a side chasing down a 300+ target, and almost 2800 runs across the six games. Four wins ahead of their nearest rivals, Voorburg have guaranteed themselves the top spot going into the finals, having beaten one of their closest rivals and seen the other lose to HCC. VRA’s epic chase gives them the faintest chance of making the semi-finals, while HCC have a much larger opening after beating Excelsior. ACC’s defeat of Salland keeps them clear of the relegation zone, although with three matches to go there could still be plenty of twists and turns. We hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage, and look forward to being with you again next Saturday (yes, Saturday), when the battle will be resumed.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  18:43
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 266 all out (49.1 overs)
Crowley finishes it off, Baker caught by Overdijk for 3, and HCC win by 19 runs.

 Punjab vs VRA  18:40
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 317-6 (37.5 overs)
VRA, however, pull off a remarkable victory, although Saqib bowls Dasgupta, who had just hammered him over long off for six, with just four runs needed. Mitch Lees joins Borren, and edges his first ball fine for the winning boundary.

 HBS vs Voorburg  18:39
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 244 all out (47.5 overs)
Two run-outs, Van Beek removes Walbrugh for 130, De Leede bowls last man Van der Raad, and HBS’s valiant chase falls 20 runs short.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  18:36
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 259-9 (47.3 overs)
Crowley finally gets Ingram, as he tries to go over the top one more time, and Bennett holds onto the catch. Baker the last man.

 Punjab vs VRA  18:12
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 292-5 (35 overs)
Hussain removes Dutt, .caught by Jappie for 44. Then he has Singh caught by Nidamanuru for a 98-ball 118, and VRA have two new men at the wicket in Borren and Dasgupta. 25 still required.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  18:23
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 239-8 (45 overs)
Just five off Pringle’s next and six off Overdijk’s. 47 needed off five.

 HBS vs Voorburg  18:19
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 219-7 (45 overs)
Walbrugh drives straight and it pings off Scholte’s bat at the other end toward mid off, Walbrugh wants the single anyway, Scholte’s not moved and belatedly sets off. Direct hit, surely gone? Seems not. Not sure if the appeal was withdrawn or that was a very well timed dive from Scholte but he’s still there.

 Punjab vs VRA  18:12
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 264-3 (32 overs)
Saqib back. Singh takes him for six down the ground, then reverses for four past the laziest fielding effort at short third you could imagine, then takes a knee and slog sweeps for six to go to 99*. holding the pose. Another ball hunt. It’s ten past six and we’re in the 32nd over. Single tucked behind square off his hip to bring up his ton off 86 balls next ball when it finally comes.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  18:12
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 228-8 (42.5 overs)
A two and a single make Ingram the day’s fourth centurion, but the HCC bowlers are cutting out the boundaries, and when Overdijk bowls Niels Etman we’re into the endgame.

 HBS vs Voorburg  18:09
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 209-7 (43 overs)
Leading edge from Vink falls short of de Leede in his follow through, but Vink’s set off for an impossible run. De Leede collects and throws down the stumps, Scholte in and HBS falling apart.

 Punjab vs VRA  18:07
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 246-3 (31 overs)
Six over midwicket off Jappie, then a one-bouncer the same way. Dutt batting like a man who has been very bored for the last couple of hours..

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  18:04
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 217-7 (40 overs)
Ingram continues the onslaught, hoisting Crowley over midwicket, then turning him for a single to move to 95*. But Shankar hits a return catch and goes for a duck. 69 needed off 10, but Ingram’s going to have to do most of it as Niels Etman joins him.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  18:00
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 210-6 (39.2 overs)
The mayhem continues at De Diepput, Stan van Troost joining the party with a second six, this time off Crowley. But Crowley gets his revenge in this next over, as Van Troost skies a drive to Worden at deep cover, departing for 27. Ingram on 88*, Shankar in.

 HBS vs Voorburg  17:59
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 201-5 (41 overs)
De Leede strikes, Ahmed squared up and off the shoulder through to keeper Hingorani. De Mey in to join Walbrugh. Long tail for the hosts today.

 HBS vs Voorburg  17:54
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 200-4 (40 overs)
Walbrugh drives Mulder through cover for a single to bring up the 200 for HBS, and his own personal century to boot. 64 to get in the last ten. De Leede still at the other end.

 ACC vs Salland  17:52
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 128 all out (35.4 overs)
Van Vliet, meanwhile, has finished it for ACC, bowling Fasih to give the Amsterdammers a 49-run victory.

 Punjab vs VRA  17:51
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 222-3 (27 overs)
Dutt steps down to Jappie and lifts him for a straight six to bring the deficit down to double figures. Asking rate is barely four an over but VRA have seemingly decided they can’t afford to wait around if they’re to get the runs before we all die of old age. Might be time to start a discussion about over rate penalties in the topklasse.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  17:48
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 193-5 (37 overs)
Sensational stuff from Ingram, who hits Floyd for fours over midwicket and mid-off before launching him over midwicket for six. He goes to 82*, with Van Troost giving him great support on 18*. 93 needed off 13.

 HBS vs Voorburg  17:45
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 193-4 (38 overs)
Four down at Craeyenhout, Klein drives Mulder to extra. Ali Ahmed in at six, Walbrugh on 96*.

 ACC vs Salland  17:41
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 128-9 (35 overs)
And there goes another: Nasir swings across the line at Van Vliet, and the stumps go flying. Fasih Ullah the last man.

 Punjab vs VRA  17:41
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 203-3 (25 overs)
Jappie into the attack, low full toss first ball and Smal whips it over midwicket for four, but holes out on the next, too much height and not enough distance targetting the square boundary. 92 off 66 he finishes on. Dutt in at four, Singh still there on 69*. Dutt at four, poff the mark edging through vacant slip to take VRA past 200. Punjab on course to somehow take even longer to bowl their overs than VRA did incidentally. At this rate they’ll still be going tomorrow.

 ACC vs Salland  17:39
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 128-8 (35 overs)
Salland haven’t given it up either, with Nasir now on 22* and only 50 needed. Wickets are their problem, of course, but they’ve got plenty of overs.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  17:34
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 168-5 (34 overs)
As long as Ingram’s there Excelsior aren’t dead and buried: he hoists Justin Trijzelaar over square leg for six to reach his half-century, then despatches Bijloos twice, over midwicket and square leg. Young Van Troost’s hit one as well, but Ingram’s on 64* and laying down a strong challenge.

 HBS vs Voorburg  17:30
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 178-3 (35 overs)
Bas de Leede finally introduced for the 35th, first is a face-high loosener on the full to Walbrugh pulled fine for a single, next is wide and short and cut to the man for a suicide single. Kaplan run out by a direct hit. That’s one way to get a breakthrough. Ryan Klein in to join Walbrugh, who’s on 85* and playing them on his proverbial.

 Kampong vs VOC  17:26
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 225-1 (48 overs)
It’s all just been too easy for VOC: O’Dowd goes to his hundred with a single off Roy, and then cracks Malik through mid-off and down to fine leg for back-to-back boundaries. Three more singles, and it’s all over. O’Dowd finishes on 110*, Smit on 77*.

 Punjab vs VRA  16:02
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 176-2 (22 overs)
Early wobbles, well in hand etc. Smal welcomes Sikander into the attack with back to back boundaries through midwicket and straight. He’s on 80*, Singh on 60*..

 ACC vs Salland  17:20
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 114-8 (31.2 overs)
Bharathi and Nasir regard this cause as definitely not yet lost, Bharathi despatching Reddy for six and Nasir hitting another off Raza, but then Van Vliet returns and Bharathi slices him rather tamely to Reddy at point and Salland sink further into trouble.

 Kampong vs VOC  17:13
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 206-1 (43 overs)
Just 19 needed by VOC now, with O’Dowd on 93* and Smit on 75*. Malik shoulders the responsibility himself, but Kampong need a miracle.

 ACC vs Salland  17:10
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 89-7 (27.4 overs)
Ullah slashes at Reddy, and it’s another catch for keeper Smith. Nasir joins Bharathi, who’s on 19*.

 HBS vs Voorburg  17:10
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 162-2 (30 overs)
Meanwhile HBS’early wobbles look to be behind them, Kaplan and Walburgh have the chase well in hand. Andre Malan and Flip Boissevain hunting for the elusive third wicket.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  17:07
Dosti : 247 all out (46.2 overs)
Sparta : 90 all out (29.3 overs)
Raja still at the other end and Saleem just swinging wildly now. Connects with the first ball of the over and sends it onto the football ground, but two balls later and middle is cartwheeling back. Victory for Dosti, what a sight to see.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  17:05
Dosti : 247 all out (46.2 overs)
Sparta : 84-9 (29 overs)
Five for Masood as Balwantsingh nicks behind for two, Snoep last man. Dosti on the threshold of the unfamiliar.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  17:04
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 127-5 (28.3 overs)
Floyd back from the Scoreboard End, with Pringle from the other. Ingram’s gone on to 41*, Hampton on 15*, but these two need to bat well into the final overs if . . . Oh. Hampton, after playing Floyd to third man for a couple, makes room to cut him and succeeds only in bottom-edging it into his stumps. Game over, one feels. Stan van Troost in to join Ingram.

 Punjab vs VRA  16:02
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 146-2 (19 overs)
Back to bakck lofted drives over long off four four off Saqib take Singh past fifty, Smal not far behind as he slog-sweeps Nidamanuru over miwicket for six in the next, then whips a full toss away square for four in Saqibs next to bring up his own half-century. The next is too short and pulled for four more. Punjab looking bereft of ideas here.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  16:55
Dosti : 247 all out (46.2 overs)
Sparta : 79-8 (23 overs)
Bukhari watchfully blocks the hattrick ball back to Masood, just one off the over, and the next. Three dots follow prompting a shout of “really loving these dots here boys”. If that was an attempt to get under Bukhari’s skin it seems to have worked, as Masood digs the next in short and Bukhari obligingly slogs it down deep midwicket’s throat. Fair enough given the required rate, he had to have a go at some point. Balwantsingh in.

 Kampong vs VOC  16:54
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 163-1 (38 overs)
While all that’s been happening O’Dowd and Smit have been continuing relentlessly targetwards, on 76* and 54* now and the stand worth 108. Malik’s ringing the changes, but no breakthrough as yet.

 ACC vs Salland  16:50
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 77-6 (22.3 overs)
But he lasts just two deliveries, edging Hobson to Smith’s right this time as Salland slip into deeper trouble. Jarri Ullah joins Bharathi.

 ACC vs Salland  16:47
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 77-5 (22.1 overs)
Another at ‘t Loopveld, as Lubbers edges Hobson and Smith takes a very good catch diving to his left. Reinder Lubbers succeeds his little brother with Salland still needing 101 for victory.

 HBS vs Voorburg  16:42
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 123-2 (21 overs)
Fifty for Walbrugh guiding Mulder behind point for a single. Kaplan with him on 8*. Boissevain back.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  16:41
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 94-4 (21 overs)
Bennett switches to the Scoreboard End, and he gets Kroesen leg-before with the final ball of his over. Hampton in at six, effectively Excelsior’s last real hope.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  16:38
Dosti : 247 all out (46.2 overs)
Sparta : 75-7 (23 overs)
Big wicket here, Masood back and Gohil nicks a fuller on onto the stumps. Two balls later and he’s got another, no shot offered by Malik and clips the pad. No hesitation. And three in the over! Manminder Singh pushes his first delivery straight to Tewarie at extra. Masood on a hattrick, Sparta in freefall.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  16:36
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 91-3 (20 overs)
Overdijk back from the Van Hogenhoucklaan End, and Ingram and Kroesen treat him with suitable respect. Ingram will be well aware that Excelsior need a big innings from him if they’re to have any real chance of making this target.

 HBS vs Voorburg  16:32
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 107-2 (19 overs)
Mulder strikes first ball after drinks, shaping in and Barresi falling over it some, struck in front and good enough for the umpire. Kaplan in and brings up the hundred with the shot Barresi missed, tucked to leg for a single. Width two balls later and cut away for four, the wickets doesn’t seem to have slowed them.

 Kampong vs VOC  16:31
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 128-1 (32 overs)
Tushar Sharma on from the University End, but O’Dowd and Smit push on undeterred. On 61* and 34* now, and less than 100 needed off 18 overs.

 Punjab vs VRA  16:27
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 83-2 (11 overs)
Tariq returns after the powerplay, Singh and Smal look to have switched to milking mode. Six off it.

 ACC vs Salland  16:27
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 67-4 (17.5 overs)
Ottachchige tries a slog-sweep against Arya, but straight to Potdar at midwicket and he’s gone for 25. Elam Bharathi in to join Victor Lubbers.

 HBS vs Voorburg  16:22
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 99-1 (18 overs)
Full toss from Mulder gets the treatment from Barresi, heaved away over midwicket for six to take him into the forties. Brings up his half-century in Shariz’ next, pulled off the hip for six over square.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  16:22
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 80-3 (17 overs)
Floyd, who’s bowled a tight four-over spell from the Scoreboard End, conceding just 7 runs, makes way for Pringle, and Ingram welcomes him into the attack by cracking him over the midwicket boundary. Eight off the over, and it’s drinks.

 ACC vs Salland  16:15
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 61-3 (14.5 overs)
Breakthrough for Hobson, as Naqash hits a head-high return catch and the bowler does well to cling on to it. Mind you, it was a question of self-defence as much as anything. Victor Lubbers in at five.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  16:12
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 67-3 (14 overs)
A wicket for Felix Bennett, who bowls Heggelman for 26. Joost Kroesen in to join Ingram.

 HBS vs Voorburg  16:11
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 74-1 (14 overs)
Barresi gets stuck into Shariz Ahmad, launching him for back to back sixes over midwicket and long on to bring up the fifty partnership.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  16:10
Dosti : 247 all out (46.2 overs)
Sparta : 59-4 (18 overs)
It was in fact Noor that was run out there despite what the scorers understood, Gohil still out there on 25*. He’s lost Ahmadi now though as Raja splits the stumps. Bukhari in.

 Punjab vs VRA  16:07
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 65 -2 (7 overs)
Smal brings up the fifty cutting Hussain over backward point for four, Bhatti sends the hattrick ball down leg for a wide next over. Smal carves Hussain over backward point twice more in the next, then drives through mid off for four more. Plenty of action so far.

 Kampong vs VOC  16:08
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 99-1 (26 overs)
O’Dowd plays a late cut off Cooper to bring up his fifty with a couple, and with Smit now moving through the gears VOC are looking very threatening. O’Dowd on 54*, Smit on 16*.

 ACC vs Salland  16:04
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 48-2 (12 overs)
Ottachchige and Naqash consolidating for Salland after those early wickets, with Hobson on now from the River End and Arya switching to the other. With the lowest total of the day, ACC don’t have a lot to play with.

 Punjab vs VRA  16:00
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 41 -2 (4 overs)
Rasool drives Bhatti wide of cover for four more to go to 27, but two balls later he’s gone, looking to clear deep midwicket but not getting the distance. Full and straight next up and Zamaan Khan beaten all ends up, castled for a first baller. Smal in, Bhatti on a hattrick for his next over.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  15:57
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 47-2 (10 overs)
Bijloos has been bowling very tightly indeed, and he removes Verhagen, who gets an inside edge to Patel behind the stumps. The batter seems a little surprised at the decision, but he departs for a run-a-ball 28. Lorenzo Ingram joins Heggelman.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  15:54
Dosti : 247 all out (46.2 overs)
Sparta : 38-3 (14 overs)
Sparta three down, always a tight single to backward square and while the throw’s not great but the keeper does well, well enough for the umpire at least as the finger goes up. Gohil gone, Ahmadi in to join Noor.

 Kampong vs VOC  15:53
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 83-1 (22 overs)
Malik turns to Cooper in his search for a breakthrough, and he concedes just a couple of singles from his first over. But O’Dowd’s on 48* as they take a drink at Maarschalkerweerd.

 Punjab vs VRA  15:50
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 31 -0 (3 overs)
Singh off the mark with a picture perfect drive through extra off Tariq, glances fine for three two balls later. Rasool slog-sweeps the last ball of the over away over the leg side for six and a ball-hunt ensues.

 HBS vs Voorburg  15:48
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 35-1 (9 overs)
Walbrugh edges Kingma wide of slip again for four more, frustrating start for Kingma, but neither bat has looked comfortable so far. Still van Beek from the other end.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  15:47
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 43-1 (8 overs)
Verhagen gets the scoreboard moving with three boundaries off Overdijk’s second. But Bijloos responds with a maiden to Heggelman. There aren’t many places at De Diepput, but Verhagen manages to find one, driving Bijloos into the long on corner. He’s on 24*, Heggelman on 15*.

 Kampong vs VOC  15:43
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 68-1 (18 overs)
O’Dowd is warming to the task, on 39* now, and Kampong’s situation will quickly become desperate if they can’t find a way to remove him. Smit’s happy to play a supporting role so far.

 Punjab vs VRA  15:37
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
VRA : 11 -0 (1 over)
Brisk start to the chase at the Zomercomplex, Rasool flicks Tariq off the toes for four square first ball, then hooks a short ball for six over backward square two balls later. Singh yet to score, Bhatti shares the new ball..

 ACC vs Salland  15:33
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 18-2 (5.2 overs)
Another for ACC, this time Van Vliet bowling Ganesan for 9. Naqash comes to the crease with Salland in early trouble.

 HBS vs Voorburg  15:32
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 16-1 (4 overs)
First down at Craeyenhout as Mason fends a short ball from van Beek to de Leede at gully. Barresi joins Walbrugh..

 ACC vs Salland  15:28
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 10-1 (4.1 overs)
Wicket at ‘t Loopveld: Talha Ahmed is caught by Potdar off Kumar without scoring. Ottachchige in at three.

 Kampong vs VOC  15:27
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 55-1 (13.3 overs)
VOC’s gathering momentum is arrested as Fourie drives Malik uppishly to extra cover, where Chaturvedi takes the catch. He goes for 22, Matt Smit in to join O’Down on 27*.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  15:22
Dosti : 247 all out (46.2 overs)
Sparta : 14-2 (6 overs)
Another for Masood, Latif pinged on the pads and no hesitation from the umpire. Noor at four.
  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  15:22
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Excelsior : 1-1 (1 over)
Hidde Overdijk starts from the Scoreboard End to Tim Etman, who opens with Tom Heggelman. Overdijk opens with a wide, but off the third legitimate delivery Etman drives uppishly to point, where Staal takes the catch. Roel Verhagen in early at three.

 HBS vs Voorburg  15:20
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
HBS : 9-0 (2 overs)
They’re back on at Craeyenhout too, Kingma to Walbrugh first up, full outside off and eged wide of second slip for four. Van Beek shares the new ball, and finds the edge too but between gully and the slips for four more. Mason at the other end yet to score.

 Kampong vs VOC  15:20
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 38-0 (10 overs)
Usman Malik replaces Roy, his first over going for just a couple. He reckons he’s got O’Dowd in his second, but again the umpire is immovable. And O’Dowd adds injury to insult by smacking him back over his head for six, earning a gesture of applause from the bowler.

 ACC vs Salland  15:11
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Salland: 1-0 (1 over)
Back at ‘t Loopveld as well, Anis Raza starting from the River End to Ganesan and Talha Khan. Just a single for the former off it. Van Vliet from the Uilenstede End.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  15:06
Dosti : 247 all out (46.2 overs)
Sparta : 7-1 (2 overs)
We’re underway again at Drieburg, Raza and Latif opening, Asief Hoseingbaks and Masood share the new ball. Raza finds the rope flashing hard at Masood in the second and a thick edge flies over backward point, but connects too well two balls later, low and flat toward long on and Diwan takes a great catch diving forward. Gohil in.

 Kampong vs VOC  15:03
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 20-0 (6 overs)
Big shout for leg-before against Fourie off Nana, but the umpire’s not having a bar of it. Nana’s getting enough movement to cause the batters some problems, and apart from giving O’Dowd some width and being struck cleanly through point, Roy’s on the spot as well.

 Kampong vs VOC  14:53
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 13-0 (3 overs)
First runs off the bat a four through the covers for Fourie. A huge slice of luck for O’Dowd, who very nearly plays on off the first ball of Nana’s second over, but he survives to dismiss the fifth delivery to the point boundary to get off the mark.

 Punjab vs VRA  14:49
Punjab : 316 -9 (50 overs)
Short from Dutt and Bhatti pulls it over midwicket for six, then drives the next to long off, but Vandiar wants the strike for the last and sends him back. Singh still, and Vandiar lofts his first ball high toward long on where Borren has placed himself, gone for 143. Tariq in for the last five balls, Bhatti on strike, three balls later and he’s down the track, inside edge on the bounce to Dasgupta and Bhatti’s slow to get back, Dasgupta throws and hits, is that a stumping with the keeper back? Run out in the book. Hussain in for the last two, single and a wide with a run to the keeper, and another bye, 317 will be the target.

 Kampong vs VOC  14:46
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
VOC : 5-0 (1 over)
Kertan Nana starts from the Pavilion End to O’Dowd, who opens with Fourie in the absence of Edwards. Three slips and a gully, and the only score’s five wides down the leg side. Alex Roy from the University End.

 Punjab vs VRA  14:36
Punjab : 302 -7 (48 overs)
Meanwhile Punjab are closing in on 300 with three overs to come, Vandiar on 134* off 131. Singh to bowl the 28th and has Usman driving straight to long off, but two balls later is driven high over extra for six by Vandiar to take the hosts past 300. Sohail Bhatti with him, two overs to go…

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  14:33
HCC : 285-4 (50 overs)
Gorlee thumps Heggelman for six and then Pringle announces his presence by hammering Hampton over cow for six and then over long off for another. He’s finally caught by Ingram for a 4-ball 14, and a brace of twos for Gorlee sees HCC finish on 285.

 HBS vs Voorburg  14:31
VCC : 263-9 (50 overs)
Kimgma and Mulder take VCC past 250, before the former gives the visitors something to cheer scooping Klein over his shoulder for four. Kaplan takes the ball for the last over, smattering of singles then Mulder cuts hard on the last, good running brings three. Honours even you’d say.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  14:28
HCC : 261-3 (48.4 overs)
Meanwhile Staal has been finishing as he began, smacking Ingram for back-to-back sixes and then putting Heggelman over the fence as well before finally trying it once too often and finding Stan van Troost at long off. He goes for 143, made from 144 deliveries, making way for Tim Pringle.

 Punjab vs VRA  14:26
Punjab : 282 -6 (46 overs)
Sikander charges Borren who goes wide and full, swiping and edged through to Dasgupta. Usman in, off the mark driving for four over cover point.

 ACC vs Salland  14:25
ACC : 177 all out (47 overs)
Van Vliet holes out to Victor Lubbers at cover off Gopinath and goes for 9, and then Reddy hits a return catch as Gopinath ends the innings with a double wicket maiden.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  14:20
Dosti : 247 all out (46.2 overs)
Not much it seems, Asief Hoseibaks lofts Malik to mid off, then Ghori watches a wide through before chipping the next to extra cover. Disappointing finish for the hosts. 248 very gettable on this ground, but they’ll be happy to have a substantial score on the board.

 ACC vs Salland  14:18
ACC : 170-8 (44 overs)
Wegener goes, stumped by Ottachchige off Bharathi for 46. Arya in with Van Vliet now.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  14:15
Dosti : 246-8 (46 overs)
Amitoze sends a full toss from Ahmadi sailing over the midwicket rope, but finally holes out for 80 next ball. Two in the over for Ahmadi as Hans edges through three balls later. Both Hoseinbaks’ in the middle now to try to make what they can of the death overs.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  14:14
HCC : 224-2 (45.3 overs)
Worden goes at last, holing out to Tim Etman at deep extra and departing for 63. He and Staal put on 146 for the second wicket. Staal’s on 115*, and joined now by Boris Gorlee.

 Punjab vs VRA  14:12
Punjab : 259-5 (43 overs)
Wheels coming off for VRA meanwhile, two no balls anf three boundaries in Singh’s last over, Vandiar on 121* now.

 HBS vs Voorburg  14:11
VCC : 245-9 (46 overs)
Kaplan back and Stijn de Leede loses his off stump swinging across the line. Mulder last man.

 Kampong vs VOC  14:07
Kampong : 224-7 (50 overs)
Kampong post a competitive total against VOC, with Roy finishing on 42* and Schoonheim taking three for 35.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  14:06
HCC : 221-1 (45 overs)
Staal and Worden really cashing in now on all their hard work earlier: Worden has accelerated past 50 and on to 61*, while Staal’s on 114*.

 HBS vs Voorburg  14:05
VCC : 241-8 (45 overs)
Van Beek past fifty and looking to cut loose, but picks out deep midwicket off Stephan Vink, who together with Barresi has led a remarkable fightback from HBS.. Kingma in.

 Punjab vs VRA  14:02
Punjab : 235-5 (42 overs)
Borren back and is driven through extra for four by Saqib, but he won’t make it to three figures, as the next ball he edges through to the keeper for 94, breaking the partnership at 178. Sikander in.

 Kampong vs VOC  14:01
Kampong : 216-7 (49 overs)
Jain gets the breakthrough, trapping Chaturvedi in front for 32. Roy’s on 39* now, batting with Van der Harten.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  14:00
Dosti : 218-6 (42 overs)
Singh’s back up and batting but loses another partner, Diwan flashing outside off at Ahmadi and Bukhari taking the catch at a deepish gully. Hans in.

 Punjab vs VRA  13:59
Punjab : 229-4 (41 overs)
Thick edge behind square on the drive off SIngh take Vandiar to his century off 110 balls. Saqib on 90* now.

 ACC vs Salland  13:56
ACC : 154-7 (38.4 overs)
A big over by Bharathi, who gets Kumar caught by Naqash at deep mid-off for 9, and then two balls later removes Zaidi for a duck. Wegener still there on 38*.

 HBS vs Voorburg  13:55
VCC : 230-7 (42 overs)
Van Beek picking up the pace now, drives Ryan Klein through extra for four, then four more off a thick outside edge. He’s on 49* off 46.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  13:50
Dosti : 213-5 (41 overs)
Breakthrough here at Drieburg, Masood goes 7 short of fifty seeming to lose his grip on the bat as a staright one from Bukhari spreads his stumps. Diwan in to join Amitoze, who looks to be down with cramp, at least we hope it’s just cramp.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  13:49
HCC : 178-1 (41.1 overs)
Hundred for Staal as Hampton returns guides him to third man to move to 101*.

 Kampong vs VOC  13:47
Kampong : 194-6 (46 overs)
A very useful stand by Chaturvedi and Roy, now on 22* and 27* and successfully arresting Kampong’s mid-order slide.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  13:43
Dosti : 203-4 (39 overs)
And 200 for Dosti too, Gohil and Bukhari now for Sparta. Singh and Masood still going strong, the former in the 61*, Masood on 38*

 Punjab vs VRA  13:43
Punjab : 201-4 (36 overs)
200 up for Punjab too as Saqib drives Moodley straight for a single. He’s on 69* now, Vandiar on 93*.

 HBS vs Voorburg  13:41
VCC : 206-7 (37 overs)
And another for Barresi, Boissevain his fourth victim chipping to midwicket. De Leede the even younger in.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  13:39
HCC : 158-1 (39 overs)
A sweetly-timed square drive off Etman takes Staal to 88, then a flash outside off stump flies to third man and moves him on to 92*. A couple of singles take him to 94*, while Crowley’s gone on to 23*.

 HBS vs Voorburg  13:35
VCC : 205-6 (37 overs)
Boissevain takes VCC past 200 driving Vink for a straight four. Van Beek on 30* now. Barresi to bowl his last.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  13:33
Dosti : 189-4 (37 overs)
Raza Noor into the attack and Amitoze lofts his second ball over long on toward his cheering team for six. Three balls later and too short, pulled to the rope behind square and that’s fifty for Amitoze Singh.

 ACC vs Salland  13:25
ACC : 135-5 (32.1 Overs)
A long delay at ‘t Loopveld, where Anis Raza has gone down with an injury to his left leg and requires extended treatment. He eventually resumes, but he’s obviously hampered, and after three more deliveries from Gopinath he’s smartly stumped by Ottachchige and departs for 17. Wegener’s still there on 30*, joined now by Aryan Kumar.

 HBS vs Voorburg  13:23
VCC : 193-6 (35 overs)
Vink again, draws Shariz forward and it’s through him to Scholte who makes a meal of the it but manages to drop the ball onto the stumps. Boissevain in, who blocks out the maiden. Van Beek still there on 26 off 29 at the other end.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  13:20
HCC : 135-1 (35 overs)
Drinks at De Diepput, with Excelsior still doing a pretty good job of restricting Staal (now on 82*) and Worden. But HCC have plenty of wickets in hand.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  13:18
Dosti : 159-4 (34 overs)
Fifty partnership for Singh and Mahmood now, the former on 30 off 35 the latter 24 off 36.

 Kampong vs VOC  13:17
Kampong : 149-6 (37.2 overs)
Smit draws Bakker forward, slides past the bat, and Fourie whips the bails off. Alex Roy in to join Chaturvedi.

 HBS vs Voorburg  13:15
VCC : 189-5 (33 overs)
Stephen Fink now for HBS and removes Hingorani, half-forward and feathered through to Scholte behind the stumps. Shariz Ahmad in.

 Punjab vs VRA  13:13
Punjab : 174-4 (31 overs)
Smal into the attack and Saqib drives wide of cover for four to go to fifty. Partnership now atands at 119, Dutt back.

 Kampong vs VOC  13:11
Kampong : 142-5 (36.2 overs)
Upadhyaya on from the Pavilion End, and he gets Alphonse, strangled down the leg side and caught by Fourie for 44*. Stijn Bakker in at seven, with another Kampong collapse possibly on the cards.

 HBS vs Voorburg  13:05
VCC : 176-4 (31 overs)
Engelbrecht gone, Barresi again, nicked through on the slog sweep and gone. Hingorani in.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  13:05
HCC : 116-1 (31 overs)
After a relatively quiet period Staal lofts Baker back over his head for six, and a single takes him to 70*. Worden’s on 9*, but HCC have a very solid platform here.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  13:02
Dosti : 140-4 (30 overs)
Saleem from the other end now and two balls in Amitoze puts him back high over his head onto the Korfbal courts.

 HBS vs Voorburg  13:01
VCC : 175-3 (30 overs)
Engelbrecht and van Beek consolidating at Craeynhout, both in the teens now. De Mey and Barresi for the hosts..

 Kampong vs VOC  13:00
Kampong : 139-4 (34.4 overs)
Another for Schoonheim, as Malik chases a wide one and edges to Fourie. He goes for 15, and Vikram Chaturvedi joins Alphonse, who’s on 43*.

 Punjab vs VRA  12:58
Punjab : 149-4 (27 overs)
Saqib into the forties now too, low full toss from Rasool dispatched over midwicket evading the man on the rope for the first six of the game.

 ACC vs Salland  12:58
ACC : 121-4 (28 Overs)
Raza and Wegener rebuilding for ACC after that little flurry of wickets, with the result that Reinder Lubbers returns from the Uilenstede End. Tidy enough from him, but Wegener’s moved to 23*, Raza on 13*.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  13:55
Dosti : 133-4 (28 overs)
Singh still at other end and pulled square by his namesake, next ball Amitoze pushes forward and misses, bowler and keeper are sure there’s an edge though nobody else seems to be. Ahmadi returns replacing Snoep.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  12:48
Dosti : 126-4 (27 overs)
Snoep still looking threatening, big shout for LBW as Masood is struck in front on the back foot, bit high perhaps. Good comeback next ball through as a similar delivery is met with a swivel-pull for four behind square.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  12:48
HCC : 99-1 (26 overs)
Staal has brought up his fifty; he’s on 57* now, and Worden’s on 6*. Rens van Troost and Umar Baker operating for Excelsior.

 Punjab vs VRA  12:45
Punjab : 128-4 (24 overs)
Vandiar brings up his third consecutive fifty flicking Turmaine through fine leg for four. This is becoming a problematic partnership for the visitors.

 HBS vs Voorburg  12:43
VCC : 149-3 (24 overs)
Barresi gets another, and a big one too, Malan backing away for room, falls away from the shot and lifts it to cover, gone for 80. Van Beek joins Engelbrecht, who’s yet to score.

 Kampong vs VOC  12:43
Kampong : 118-3 (29 overs)
A double change at Maarschalkerweerd, Jelte Schoonheim and Matt Smit into the attack. And a double breakthrough for Schoonheim, as Briggs, on 38, edges a lifting delivery to keeper Fourie, and Tom Cooper is trapped in front by a full ball two deliveries later. Usman Malik joins Alphonse, still there on 38*.

 HBS vs Voorburg  12:37
VCC : 143-2 (22 overs)
Barresi still and de Leede drives straight and high for six to bring up the fifty partnership, but holes out to deep midwicket next ball. Engelbrecht in, Malan on 75 off 67.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  12:34
Dosti : 104-4 (23 overs)
Wicket for Snoep as he has Tewarie defending forward down the wrong line, struck on the back pad and gone. Amitoze Singh at six.

 ACC vs Salland  12:34
ACC : 88-4 (22 Overs)
Ganesan strikes immediately, Hobson edging his first delivery to Sahir Naqash at slip. Fergus Wegener in to join Raza as ACC stumble somewhat.

 Punjab vs VRA  12:31
Punjab : 104-4 (20 overs)
Saqib brings up the hundred for Punjab stroking Turmaine through extra for a single, Vandiar drives through cover for four two balls later, closing in on fifty.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  12:29
Dosti : 100-3 (22 overs)
Touseef and Tewarie still for Dosti, Snoep on from the football end after drinks looking for the breakthrough, but it’s Singh that finds it, one shot too many from Touseef and caught for 36 off 44. Wahid Masood in and brings up the hundred driving through cover for four.
 ACC vs Salland  12:28

ACC : 83-3 (19 Overs)
Elam Bharathi strikes, Potdar edging him to keeper Ottachchige and departing for 11. Anis Raza in to join Hobson, now on 26*. Ganesan on from the Uilenstede End.

 Punjab vs VRA  12:24
Punjab : 87-4 (17 overs)
Beginnings of a partnership here between Vandiar and Saqib, debutant Shayan Moodley into the attack and tidy from the right armer, just three off his first. Turmaine at the other end now.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  12:23
HCC : 78-1 (17.2 overs)
A breakthrough at De Diepput, where they try a quick single to point and Shankar’s return to Verhagen beats Crowley. He goes for 29, and Staal on 44* is joined by Worden.

 Kampong vs VOC  12:18
Kampong : 93-1 (21 overs)
Pieter Seelaar on from the Pavilion End just before drinks, so spin from both ends now. But Alphonse and Briggs keep the scoreboard moving, on 32* and 19* now.

 HBS vs Voorburg  12:11
VCC : 102-1 (16 overs)
Barresi on and driven through cover for a couple by Malan to bring up the hundred, De Leede has started positively too, on 8 off 13.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  12:09
Dosti : 75-2 (17 overs)
Gohil into the attack but Touseef has his eye in now, driven wide of long on for four off the fourth ball then lifted straight for four more two balls later. Manminder Singh on from the Korfbal end.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  12:09
HCC : 64-0 (14 overs)
Crowley takes a liking to Hampton, swinging him around behind square for four, then driving him powerfully through the covers for two more. 12 off three balls, and Crowley motors to 26*. Staal still on 35*.

 ACC vs Salland  12:05
ACC : 73-2 (15 Overs)
Elam Bharathi on from the River Amstel End now, just a single apiece for Hobson and Potdar. Nasir continues from the Uilenstede End.

 HBS vs Voorburg  12:01
VCC : 89-1 (13 overs)
Breakthrough at Craeyenhout, Musa pops up a leading edge off Kaplan and the keeper takes a simple catch, De Leede in.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  12:00
HCC : 51-0 (14 overs)
Still no wicket at De Diepput, where Hampton has switched to the Scoreboard End but Staal and Crowley continue comfortably enough, now on 35* and 13* respectively.

 Punjab vs VRA  11:57
Punjab : 59-4 (12 overs)
Borren into the attack, bowling in his now customary cap. Fifth ball short and Nidamanuru falls into the trap on the pull and picks out Rasool at deep square. Saqib in, off the mark with a straight driven four.

 HBS vs Voorburg  11:54
VCC : 87-0 (12 overs)
Malan flying now, in the slot from Kaplan and slammed over midwicket for six, down the track next ball a put away behind square for four more. Brings up his fifty off 42 balls next over blocking Vink to off for a quick single. Nadeem on 22 off 30 at the other end.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  11:53
Dosti : 46-2 (13 overs)
Tewarie and Touseef rebuilding, the former lifts Saleem straight for four, and his first boundary .

 Kampong vs VOC  11:54
Kampong : 63-1 (13.2 overs)
A breakthrough at Maarschalkerweerd as well, where Sharma tries to flick Jain off his toes, but into the hands of Matt Smit in front of square leg. Gone for 29, and Cole Briggs in at three.

 ACC vs Salland  11:53
ACC : 66-2 (12 Overs)
Knoll edges Nasir to the third man boundary for four, but the final ball of the over’s a yorker which crashes into the base of his off stump. Knoll gone for 28, and Shreyas Potdar joins Hobson, who’s on 20*.

 Punjab vs VRA  11:47
Punjab : 47-3 (10 overs)
Drag down from Dutt and Vandiar pulls him away through square off the back foot, next ball is too wide and cut away to the cover boundary. Loses his partner three balls later though, Asad down the track and can’t get bat on it, stumped for 15. Nidamanuru in.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  11:44
HCC : 42-0 (10 overs)
Crowley’s first boundary of his innings comes off Heggelman, Staal still on 32*. Lorenzo Ingram replaces Hampton.

 Kampong vs VOC  11:42
Kampong : 48-0 (10 overs)
Bobby Hanif and Arnav Jain on now for VOC, but Alphonse has now reached 17* and Sharma 21* in what is by a distance Kampong’s best opening stand of the season.

 ACC vs Salland  11:38
ACC : 46-1 (8 Overs)
Steady progress for Knoll and Hobson, Gul Ahmed Nasir having replaced Reinder Lubbers from the Uilenstede End.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  11:35
Dosti : 34-2 (8 overs)
Bukhari takes over from Ahmadi, second ball is driven for a handsome straight four by Touseef. Looks like a change of ends for Ahmadi in fact, replaces Malik at the Football End.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  11:35
HCC : 35-0 (8 overs)
Brett Hampton replaces Etman, but now Staal goes after Heggelman, a four and a six taking him rapidly to 32* and causing a long delay while the ball is retrieved from somebody’s garden. Crowley’s on 2*.

 HBS vs Voorburg  11:34
VCC : 55-0 (7 overs)
Kaplan into the attack, wide outside off third ball somehow goes through the gloves and away for five wides, brings up the fifty partnership, next ball is lofted straight for four by Malan.

 Kampong vs VOC  11:28
Kampong : 31-0 (6 overs)
Helped by a handful of extras, Alphonse and Sharma have made a solid start against Niaz and Hoornweg.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  11:25
Dosti : 25-2 (6 overs)
One down at Drieburg, Raja misses a flick off Malik on the last ball of the fifth and is struck on the pad in front of leg, finger goes up. Touseef Ahmad in. Next ball and down goes another, Rahil edging Ahmadi to Saleemi in the slips. Vinoo Tewarie joins Touseef with Dosti in trouble.

 HBS vs Voorburg  11:24
VCC : 35-0 (5 overs)
Malan pulls Klein off his hip for six over the leg side, next over takes six more off Vink connecting with a wide full ball and sending it away over the cover boundary.

 ACC vs Salland  11:23
ACC : 34-1 (5 Overs)
Robin Smith has gone at ‘t Loopveld, and Thomas Hobson has joined Chris Knoll at the crease.

 Punjab vs VRA  11:17
Punjab : 10-2 (3 overs)
Another for Abid, Rehmat driving down the wrong line and loses his off stump. Vandiar in.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  11:15
HCC : 22-0 (3 overs)
Staal in attacking mode, lifting Etman over cover for six, then driving him through extra for four, and finishing the over, after a no ball, by despatching the free hit delivery into the vicinity of the nets.

 HBS vs Voorburg  11:14
VCC : 15-0 (2 overs)
Positive start from VCC as Musa Nadeem and Andre Malan resume their partnership from last week. Two boundaries off the former’s bat in Ferdi Vink’s first over, Ryan Klein sharing the new ball.

 Punjab vs VRA  11:09
Punjab : 5-1 (1 over)
Early breakthrough at Zomercomplex as Rushdie Jappie is pinned LBW by Ashir Abid second ball.. Asad Zulfiqar joins Rehmat, and cuts the last ball of the over behind point for four. Aryan Dutt from the other end.

 Kampong vs VOC  11:09
Kampong : 9-0 (2 overs)
Turns out that Kampong are batting at Maarschalkerweerd, and Burhan Niaz from the Pavilion End and Max Hoornweg share the new ball. Ratha Alphonse and Tushar Sharma open for the home side.

  HCC vs Excelsior ‘20  11:03
HCC : 2-0 (1 over)
In the battle of the gold and black at De Diepput, Excelsior won the toss and chose to bowl. Niels Etman bowls the first over from the Van Hogenhoucklaan End, and a single apiece for Damien Crowley and Tonny Staal. Tom Heggelman from the Scoreboard End.

 Kampong vs VOC  10:58
It seems that VOC are without Scott Edwards today, and that Francois Fourie will be keeping wicket for them. Tushar Sharma back in the side for Kampong.

 Punjab vs VRA  10:53
VRA have won the toss at the Zomercomplex and will chase.

 Kampong vs VOC  10:50
And at Maarschalkerweerd Tim de Kok has called correctly and also decided to bat first.

 ACC vs Salland  10:48
The news from ‘t Loopveld is that ACC have won the toss and elected to have a bat.

 HBS vs Voorburg  10:44
Meanwhile HBS have won the toss at Craeyenhout and put Voorburg in to bat.

 Dosti vs Sparta 1888  10:40
Word here is that Sparta won the toss and have invited their hosts to bat.

 Bertus de Jong  10:20
Good [locally accurate time of day or night], everyone. For those of you who are wondering what’s going on with the points table, well the short story is that it’s been discovered that the playing conditions don’t say what everyone though they did. More on that in this week’s preview. We are indeed here at sunny Drieburg, where hosts Dosti will be playing to keep us coming back next season. A loss to Sparta today would practically (if prehaps not quite arithmetically) send them back to the Hoofdklasse after a storied stay in the top flight. Hope to have some toss news for you soon.

 Rod Lyall  10:15
Good morning (or good whatever time of day it is for you), one and all, and welcome to our live coverage of round 13 (or if you’re superstitious, round 7) of this season’s Topklasse competition. The sun is shining, and we’re looking forward to another eventful day, one which could have a very significant impact on the fortunes of more than one of the teams. Bertus and Sander will both be at Sportpark Drieburg today for the key relegation clash between Dosti and Sparta, and between us we’ll be keeping you abreast of all the action as it happens, there and elsewhere. Can HBS upset Voorburg? Can HCC or VRA keep their play-off hopes alive? Can Kampong or ACC post a win which would help to ease their relegation worries? Can Dosti win for the first time this season? Follow us here to find out the answers to all these pressing questions!

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