Topklasse Live | Round 8 | As it Happened

Group A

played won lost tied n/r points NRR
PJB 8 6 2 12 1.447
HBS 8 6 2 12 -0.219
HCC 8 5 3 10 0.580
SPT 8 3 5 6 -0.421
KAM 8 2 6 4 -0.336
ACC 8 2 6 2 -1.042

Group B

played won lost tied n/r points NRR
VCC 8 7 1 14 1.291
VRA 8 5 3 10 1.183
VOC 8 5 3 10 0.852
EXC 8 5 3 10 0.615
SAL 8 2 6 4 -2.174
DOS 8 8 0 -2.186

 Bertus de Jong  17:15
And that’s a wrap for the round, a comfortable win for VRA in the end, Borren and Scully getting them well ahead of the game and Dosti never getting back into it. Won’t hurt VRA’s net run rate any either, which could prove significant in a couple of weeks’ time. Dosti meanwhile look increasingly likely to head into the relegation fight without any points to their name, though they have matches against Exclesior and crucially Salland at the end of Phase one to improve their position before the relegatioin battle royale begins. We’ll be back for the final two rounds of Phase One after the Windies series. That kicks off on Tuesday of course, hope to see you there.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  17:12
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 219-5 (37 overs)
Balbinrie sweeping again, top edged but falls safe and that’s two, pops a leading edge back to the bowler next ball though and we think he’s just missed out on fifty. Turmaine in, top edged sweep again to level the scores, then stroked out to long on for a single to finish things off.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  17:09
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 214-5 (36 overs)
Another lovely front foot drive from Rasool for four off Hoseinbaks in the next, just 13 to get now. Masood returns, and that’s mullered over midwicket by Rasool for six first ball, Vikram Singh takes a flamboyant one-handed catch on the run behind the rope. Next is clipped fine for a couple, a dot and a wide down leg, and a dot to finish. Five needed for the win. Hoseinbaks still from the korfball end.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  17:01
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 200-5 (34 overs)
Balbirnie on the sweep again to Hans and four more through backward square. Then goes reverse tweo balls later for four more. Fumble at backward point lets them through for two off the last and that’s the 200 up. Balbirnie in the forties now.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  16:55
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 186-5 (32 overs)
Cracking shot from Rasool on the drive off the front foot to Singh, peircing the gap between extra and mid on across the rope and into the bottom left corenr of the football goal behind the boundary. Hoseinbaks takes over from the korfball end.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  16:48
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 176-5 (30 overs)
Dutt goes driving Hans straight to Singh at mid on, Rasool in and off the mark with a single tucked behind square. Tewarie into the attack, a smattering of singles off his first. Hans goes short to Rasool in the next, way too short and hooked over backward square for four.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  16:38
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 168-4 (27 overs)
Balbirnie sweeps Diwan behind square for four, then survives three vociferous LBW appeals in a row, hard to judge the merits from here. Sweeps him finer for four more by way of response.. Singh back from the other end,fifth ball is through everyone for four byes and VRA pass 150. Diwan still from the other end and slog-swept for six over backward square by Balbirnie, next is squarer and along the ground for four.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  16:20
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 137-4 (22 overs)
Things have calmed down a bit since the dismissals of Borren and Scully, but Smal and Dutt continue to keep the scorebaord ticking. Diwan back now, and a chance there as Dutt drives hard and straight back at him, but he can’t hold on. Three balls later ands the breakthrough comes however, Smal LBW on the last ball of the 22nd. Balbirnie in.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  15:56
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 111-3 (15 overs)
Four more square off the pads for Scully in Ahmad’s next, but then one shot too many for him too. Nelson stikes, along with a leading egde and a juggled catch at mid on and gone for a run-a-ball 38. Smal in to join Dutt.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  15:46
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 102-2 (13 overs)
Wide from Ahmad and cut hard in front of point by Borren from halfway down the track, but next ball and Dosti can finally enjoy the long-awaited sight of the back of Peter Borren, flashing at another wide one and a feather edge through to the keeper. He goes for 63 off 40-odd. Dutt in to join Scully, who’s somehwere in the thirties.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  15:42
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 98-1 (12 overs)
Borren goes to fifty rather sedately tucking Diwan to leg for one, 32 balls it took him to get there, must say it fely like less. Touseef Ahmad replaces Masood, and is pulled behind square for four by Borrwen first ball. Gets a few dots in there and then, well, that’s almost a straight sweep somehow, bisects longs on and off for four more. Hans takes over at the football end. Six bowlers in 12 overs remarks VRA scorer Kate Holdsworth.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  15:32
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 87-1 (9 overs)
Another bowling change, Masood on from the korfball end and is duly slogged over midwicket for six by Borren first ball. Couple more off the next out to long on, then driven dead straight for four, then six more into the fencing again. Hope poor Vikram Singh can see the funny side from the sidelines.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  15:27
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 63-1 (8 overs)
It’s not slowing down any, Borren down the track to Hoseinbaks first of the seventh and that’s hard and flat into the fencing again. Fifty up. And Scully goes again a few balls later, up and away over extra for six more. Breaks out the sweep to Diwan in the next, shot of the innings that even if it only brought three.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  15:22
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 45-1 (6 overs)
Early change in the bowling, Hoseinbaks replaces Singh. Scully lofts hinm over mid on for a couple, then steps into him and slams it into the korfball court fencing on the full. Diwan still from the other end, tidy for five and then Scully launches him over extra cover for six more.. This pair look in a hurry.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  15:12
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 21-1 (3 overs)
Two dots into the over and Diwan is down, not sure if it’s cramp or something more significant.He does look in some discomfort, but makes his way back to his mark in the end. Just the single off it. Next over and that’s what Borren’s up the order for, Amitoze ramped over the shoulder for six first ball. Three balls later and that’s a big top edge on the same shot, up and away and it’s landed well back over the rope at backward square somehow. Short from Amitoze two balls later and flat batted through midwicket for four. Diwan still from the football end.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  15:01
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
VRA : 2-1 (1 over)
And we’re back, Vikram Singh opening with none other than Peter Borren, who has promoted himself up the order. Amitoze Singh opens the bowling for the hosts. Singh off the mark third ball driving out to the cover sweeper for one, Borren down the track on the next and turns it to leg for one more. Next ball it fullish and straight, Singh meets it with a drive that heads straight for the bowler’s face, who electes to catch it rather than wear it. Scully at three, looks like Diwan sharing the new ball.

 Bertus de Jong  14:20
Well that’s been an impressive fightback with the ball from VRA after Tewarie and Singh had given Dosti a solid platform. Diwan did some damage toward the death but some good work from the VRA slow bowlers kept them in check, Turmaine economical while Balbirnie and Dutt bagged regular wickets. Certainly the visitors won’t have been planning to let Dosti get well past 200 of course, and 220-ish (we’re working on pinning down an exact number) is a substantial total to get at Drieburg. Game evenly poised at the break you’d say.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  14:11
Dosti : 218 all out (49.3 overs)
Big swing from Hoseinbaks and doesn’t connect, Dutt’s on target and back goes off stump. Down leg from Dutt next ball and Scully sees that one alright, smart work from him as Ghori overbalances and stumped.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  14:11
Dosti : 217-8 (49 overs)
It pays off too, Hans holes out to long off in the next, should have been two in two as Ahmad is put down on the rope at long on next ball. Dutt to bowl the last.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  14:08
Dosti : 208-7 (48 overs)
Dutt replaces Turmaine, seems like Scully isn’t picking him behind the stumps. Spills two in a row, though not sure either was a chance. Won’t matter for that one though, bottom edged into the stumps by Diwan and gone for 39 off not many. Great over from Dutt there. Balbirnie still from the football end, Borren clearly doesn;t want any pace on the ball at the death. Touseef Ahmed in.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  14:03
Dosti : 206-6 (47 overs)
Still Balbirnie and Turmaine, and Balbirnie bags another. Hanoeman on the pull but that’s a big top edge and Borren’s under it walking in from midwicket. in to join Diwan, who stikers back immediately for Dosti, putting another shorter ball from Balbirnie out of the ground over midwicket to take Dosti past 200, then cuts the next for four more through point. Mahesh Hans with him now.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  13:55
Dosti : 187-5 (45 overs)
Tidy pair of overs there from Turmaine and Balbirnie, just one each off the 42nd and 43rd. Fumbles in the field in Turmaine’s next let them steal a few more, but every over without a boundary is a won for the visitors now. Diwan’s winding up almost every ball too, big backlift but they’ve kept him comparatively quiet so far, and it’s Hanoeman that finds the rope in the end, gets under Balbirnie and lofts him over mid on for four. Two balls later and Diwan gets one he likes the look of too, cross batted slog straight and clears the leaping long on, then next ball goes had through midwicket and the man on the rope slips in the chase. Four more. Good over for Dosti that, 16 off it, closing in on 200 with five overs to go.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  13:43
Dosti : 166-5 (41 overs)
Balbirnie strikes again, Ahmed steps down and looks to whip that away over the on side. Too straight and too short though, Visser in off the rope and takes it comfortably. Hanoeman in at seven, and off the mark with a four too, thick edge through vacant slip.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  13:38
Dosti : 161-4 (40 overs)
And another down, first ball of the 40th and a bit fuller from Turmaine and Tewarie goes back to it and regrets it, loses his off stump.He goes for 66, a more than handy knock but he’s certainly not happy to be back in the dressing room. Had looked entirely in control till he suddenly wasn’t. Diwan in and off the mark with a four through square leg. Dangerous bat to have in at the death, as VOC can tell you. Still Balbirnie from the football end.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  13:22
Dosti : 137-3 (35 overs)
CLosest thing to a chance in a while as Tewarie miscues a drive high up over Lees at mid off, he’s tracking back fast but that’s a nigh-impossible chance over the shoulder and he can’t get into position for it. Balbirnie still at the other end and finally the breakthrough, beats Singh’s bat into the pads and a top-notch celebr-appeal bounding back down the ground in elatation. Singh goes for sixty-odd, Rahil Ahmed in to join Tewarie, who is also somewhere in the high fifties we reckon. Turmaine from the korfball end now.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  13:13
Dosti : 131-2 (33 overs)
Width from Dutt and is punished, Singh runs the first through third, well chased down but they take three, Tewarie cuts the next harder and squarer and gets four for it. Balbirnie changing his footwear, and yep he’ll be taking over from Turmaine. Tidy start from him too, just the one off it. Looks like Visser coming back at the korfball end now.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  13:00
Dosti : 119-2 (29 overs)
Turmaine starts with a maiden to Singh to start. Dutt on at the other end and he drags Singh forward, Scully (who has taken the gloves off Lees) is a bit far back but has the bails off quick enough. Or does he? Not according to the umpire. Insult to injury again as two balls later Tewarie lofts him over mid off for a one-boucer. Both bats break fifty in Turmaine’s next over, this partnership putting the hosts well on top here.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  12:45
Dosti : 101-2 (24 overs)
Reckon it was a no ball in that last Borren over, for too many out perhaps. Scorers in a bit of confusion. Hundred up for Dosti though, both bats in the forties now. Looks like Turmaine into the attack.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  12:39
Dosti : 96-2 (23 overs)
Some sort of hold up here, not quite clear what the issue is but protracted discussions in the middle. Seems to be resolved now, Borren goes short and is pulled hard over the on side for four by Singh. Three balls later is driven hard through long off for four more. This pair motoring now.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  12:29
Dosti : 73-2 (20 overs)
Abid bowls his ten straight through, half appeal for LBW on Singh in his last but more in hope than expectation. He finishes with 2-38 from his quota. Singh still from the other end and almost a breakthrough – back of a length and takes the edge, between keeper and slip but neither get a hand to it, and away for four. Borren replaces Abid, bowling with his cap on again.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  12:14
Dosti : 63-2 (17 overs)
Drinks now, and Dosti will be fairly happy with their progress. A speculative half- appeal for caught behind on Singh off Abid the only hint of danger. Tewarie on 35* now, Singh on 13*

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  11:58
Dosti : 55-2 (13 overs)
Tewarie continues to deploy the drive, lovely sound off the bat there as he goes hard and straight off the front foot and it skims across the grass to the rope. That’s the fifty up for Dosti. Looks like a bowling change at the other end, Vikram Singh into the attack.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  11:50
Dosti : 40-2 (11 overs)
Half a chance there as Tewarie pulls Dutt again, but uppish and headed toward deep square leg, who’s maybe a shade slow off the rope and it doesn’t quite carry. Does well not to dive over it in the end. Abid still from the other end, and he finds the breakthrough, Masood half forward and past the bat, off stump flattened. Amitoze SIngh at four.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  11:38
Dosti : 32-1 (8 overs)
Early bowling change as Dutt takes over from Visser, starts with a maiden on Masood. Two singles and a leg bye off Abid’s next. Dutt gives away his first runs with the third ball of the 8th, short and pulled round the corner by Tewarie, good work on the rope saves a couple. Tewarie onto 23* now, Masood on 6*.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  11:26
Dosti : 26-1 (5 overs)
A few spots of rain again but not enough to come off, brighter skies behind. Just a single and a leg bye blemishing Visser’s first. Lovely backfoot drive from Tewarie through the covers in Abid’s next and the fielder fumbles in the chase, four more. Pretty slippery out there by the looks of things, neither of VRA’s opening bowlers going full tilt. Enough pace on that though, straight drive from Tewarie again and four more off Abid, then too much width and cut away through point for four more. Hosts very much on top since the rain.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  11:12
Dosti : 5-1 (1 over)
And we’re back, still pretty grim but nothing coming down. Abid resumes, too sraight third ball and Tewarie flicks him languidly over backward square and the ball beats deep fine leg to the rope. Bit soft underfoot to risk a dive out there I guess. Single thtough midwicket to retain strike. Visser from the other end.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  11:01
Dosti : 0-1 (0.1 overs)
Just time for one ball before the rain arrives, it’s full and straight from Ashir Abid and pins Raja LBW. Vinoo Tewarie was preparing to head out to join Wahid Masood, but the rain beats him to it. Covers on, but shouldn’t be lond according to the radar.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  10:59
Perumal and Mahangoe sitting out for Dosti today, Touseef Ahmed and Hanoeman come in. Shirase Rasool in for VRA, Udit Nashier absent. And the sun has also disappeared.

 Dosti Amsterdam vs VRA  10:39
And we have a timely toss, which the hosts have won. Dosti elect to bat first.

 Bertus de Jong  10:00
Good morning all and welcome back, just the one match to catch up today – Dosti welcoming their Amsterdam rivals VRA to Drieburg for the now-traditional Sunday epilogue to the round. VRA will have watched with growing concern as the round unfolded yesterday, with wins for Excelsior and VOC knocking them from second to fourth place and raising the real danger of a second half in the bottom half come Phase 2. They’ll be looking to reclaim their foothold on the podium today against a still winless Dosti, who have however looked increasingly dangerous with the arrival of Amitoze Singh coupled with Kuldeep Diwan’s beligerent form. The weather’s also a slight worry today, with a fair bit of rain falling overnight and deep grey clouds around. Sunshine for now though, should have some toss news in about half an hour.

 Rod Lyall  18:08
Well, that was quite a day, with two upsets for the price of one, or arguably three if we include VOC’s ending of Voorburg’s unbeaten record. But Kampong’s demolition of HCC was a real turn-up, and so was Sparta’s comfortable victory over HBS. It’s probably too little too late for Sparta, but it ensures there will be some interest in the penultimate Group A round. And Group B could scarcely be tighter. VRA have their chance to move level with VOC and Excelsior again tomorrow, when they play Dosti; we’ll be here to cover it, but until then, it’s goodbye from me.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  17:59
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 164 all out (39.2 overs)
Ahmadi back with the old one-two, a bouncer to Vink followed by a yorker which uproots his off stump. A very important win for Sparta, though they still need everything to go their way if they are to squeeze into the top three in the group.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  17:57
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 164-9 (39 overs)
Inevitably, Vink’s resistance comes to an end: he lofts Singh to deep midwicket, where Allen’s under it, and he goes for 33. Stephan Vink the last man.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  17:53
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 162-8 (38 overs)
Spin at both ends, Manminder Singh on from the Sportlaan End. Tidy enough, but Vink lifts a full toss over square leg for six to finish the over. Just two off Gohil’s next, but they’re still there. This would be one of the great turnarounds, HBS needing 86 from 12 with two wickets in hand.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  17:46
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 152-8 (36 overs)
Gohil averts any trouble by coming on in place of Ahmadi. But the action’s at the other end, Vink taking three successive boundaries off Snoep. Given the potential importance of NRR, these runs could be significant. And Vink sweeps Gohil to get the deficit below 100. He’s on 25* now.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  17:33
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 124-8 (32 overs)
Some real hostility from Ahmadi, peppering the batters with bouncers and striking Vink on the shoulder as he ducks. Evident that they’re not wildly impressed by his tactics, but play continues.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  17:23
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 117-8 (30.4 overs)
Sparta edge closer: Snoep gets Boddendijk, caught at slip. This time it goes hard and shoulder-high, and Saleem makes no mistake. Three wickets for Snoep, as Julian de Mey comes in at ten.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  17:13
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 153-5 (36.4 overs)
Well they’ve shaken hands on what we assume must be a five-wicket win for VOC, perhaps someone missed a wide somewhere, we’ll try to sort that for you later. Big win for VOC, not a huge loss for VCC, though they could come to regret it if VOC do make the top three from here, which got a lot more likely today.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  17:13
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 114-7 (29.1 overs)
A let-off for Boddendijk as he edges Snoep to two-and-a-halfth slip and the chance goes down. It’s a maiden over, and although Kyle Klein has moved on to 17* HBS are running out of overs as well as wickets. Another of which falls as I write this: Klein is leg-before to Malik, who has returned from the Scoreboard End, and we’re into the endgame.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  17:03
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 153-5 (36.4 overs)
Some hostile stuff from van Beek to Jain gives him something to think about, and his thinking seems to be “let’s just get this done in the next then”. Down the track to Boissevain and lifts him over mid off for four, couple of singles and they’re shaking hands. One run too early by my count. Unless we’ve missed something the scores are currently level…

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  17:00
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 108-6 (26.2 overs)
Snoep back again, Martijn Scholte chases a lifting delivery outside off stump, and Raza snaffles his fourth catch of the innings. Benno Boddendijk in, and Sparta look like keeping their hopes of making the top three alive (barely, but there you go).

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  16:53
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 143-5 (34 overs)
Logan van Beek back for a last ditch effort to break this partnership, but it’s too late now you’d think.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  16:48
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 96-5 (22.4 overs)
The rain stops before they can get the covers on, and Kyle Klein joins his brother in the middle. Ahmadi returns from the Sportlaan End, Snoep having presumably done his job by removing Kaplan. Klein minor clips him for four, resulting in the removal of the slip, but that doesn’t prevent them from taking three more. But then Klein major pulls at the next, rising outside off stump, and Raza does the rest. Clearly advantage Sparta now.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  16:38
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 123-5 (29 overs)
Double change, Stef Mulder from the airport end, loosener outside off first ball, but tidy enough for the rest. Jain squeezes Bpoissevain out through point in the next and O’Dowd running hard for a man that’s been out there for thirty-odd overs. Three more, 31 to get.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  16:38
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 87-4 (21 overs)
And Snoep gets his man, Kaplan skying the ball to mid-off and departing for 38. So high did that go that it’s brought on the rain, and there’s a general rush for the covers.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  16:33
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 82-3 (20 overs)
Ahmadi and Usman Saleem operating for Sparta, but Kaplan, now on 36*, and Klein (15*) are gradually accumulating the runs. Kaplan mostly content to push the singles, Klein more inclined to play his shots. Snoep into the attack now.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  16:28
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 114-5 (26 overs)
VCC just can’t string enough good balls together to keep the pressure up. Ahmad and Kingma both take for four off the first balls of their respective overs. They need to get O’Dowd two overs ago really, but since being put down twice in two balls he’s not looked like offering a third chance. Boissevain into the attack.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  16:17
Salland : 110 all out (39.5 overs)
Excelsior : 111-2 (21.3 overs)
Well that was some acceleration. Van Molen into the attack and made to regret it. Etman takes his first three balls for four, six, six and fortunately for van Molen that’s the game. That was not close.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  16:13
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 98-5 (23 overs)
Seelaar back in the crease and trying to brush Ahmad off his pads, misses and that’s clipping leg according to the man in black. Jain in.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  16:10
Salland : 110 all out (39.5 overs)
Excelsior : 91-2 (20 overs)
The chase is picking up pace, as Ingram takes Ganesan for four, six, four in consecutive deliveries. 15 off the over as Excelsior accelerate into the final straight.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  16:10
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 96-4 (22 overs)
Potgieter takes both edges in consecutive balls, but no reward as de Grooth can only get a hand to a tough chance wide of slip before Hingorani puts down an inside edge behind the stumps to reprieve O’Dowd. Game slipping away.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  16:07
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 56-3 (14.5 overs)
Ahmadi on for Malik, and after missing Navjit’s inside edge he takes the outside one with his next delivery. Another catch for Raza, and Sparta well on top as Ryan Klein comes in at five. No Barresi today, and the HBS batting looks thinnish.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  16:01
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 86-4 (20 overs)
Another wicket, but not the one they want, De Kok on the pull and bottom-edges Potgieter into his stumps. Seelaar in at six, and almost gone first ball. Looking to leave but off the inside edge just across the stumps.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  15:55
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 82-3 (19 overs)
Potgieter strays too straight and is clipped fine for four by O”dowd to bring up his half century at exactly a run a ball. Ahmad finally gets Fourie with the first ball of the next though, with the worst ball he’s bowled all day. Looping full toss outside off and pulled straight to van Beek at midwicket. Tim de Kok in at five.

 HCC vs Kampong   15:53
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
HCC: 74 all out (20.5 overs)
Malik gives Swanepoel a first bowl from the Van Hogenhoucklaan End, and Bennett and Klaus take full advantage. It’s one of those irritating last-wicket stands where nothing seems to go to hand and the batters aren’t afraid to lay bat on ball. But in the end Klaus holes out to Jacod off Swanepoel, and Kampong win by 90 runs. You have to love the Topklasse!

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  15:52
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 41-2 (11.5 overs)
Wicket for Bukhari, operating off a short run, as Walbrugh goes after a wide delivery and is acrobatically caught by Raza, diving to his right. Big wicket for Sparta, and Navjit Singh joins Kaplan.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  15:47
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 75-2 (17 overs)
Ahmad does Fourie with a wrongun but again the umpire’s arm stays pinned to his side. Another two balls later and Fourie leaves, barely misses off stump. Ahmad only has himself to blame for the next though, simple return catch and shelled. Fourie’s had three lives there. Still Potgieter from the Airport end.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  15:43
Salland : 110 all out (39.5 overs)
Excelsior : 58-2 (15 overs)
Etman ups the tempo putting Reinder over the rope twice in the 13th, Bharathi replaces him and Ingram finds his first boundary too, Excelsior past the half-way point.

 HCC vs Kampong   15:40
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
HCC: 51-9 (17.3 overs)
Roy knocks over Venter’s leg stump. Kampong a breath away from another stunning victory now, as Klaus joins Bennett.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  15:38
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 31-1 (8 overs)
While all hell has been breaking loose at De Diepput, Walbrugh and Kaplan have been making quiet progress at Craeyenhout, now on 10* and 17* respectively. This is an absolutely vital partnership for HBS.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  15:35
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 75-2 (15 overs)
Potgieter finds the breakthrough, widish and short outside off and edged, Hongorani well across and takes it in front of slip. Fourie in, Shariz Ahmad into the attack. O’Dowd closing in on a half century now and VOC almost halfway home.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  15:30
Salland : 110 all out (39.5 overs)
Excelsior : 37-2 (12 overs)
Etman and Ingram have put the net run rate blitz on the back burner it seems, unhurried progress from this pair the last few overs. Still Lubbers and Lubbers for the hosts.

 HCC vs Kampong   15:30
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
HCC: 45-8 (15.2 overs)
Patel chases a wideish delivery from Roy, and edges to Alphonse. Venter in to join Bennett, and Kampong are close to delirious.

 HCC vs Kampong   15:24
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
HCC: 44-7(14 overs)
From bad to worse for HCC, as Overdijk, after cracking Nana over point for four, edges him shoulder-high to Van Biljon at slip, and he makes no mistake. Then Floyd goes as well, lashing out at Roy and caught by Khardia at cow. On a day of detached wheels, this is as dramatic a collapse as any.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  15:15
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 3-1 (2.3 overs)
And Malik gets the breakthrough, pinning Mason with a full toss as he tries to turn it to leg. Kaplan in to join Walbrugh.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  15:12
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 51-1 (9 overs)
De Leede on and cut for four first ball to bring up the firfty, but two balls later O’Dowd is run out looking for a second that wasn’t there. Matt Smit in at three.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  15:12
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
HBS : 2-0 (2 overs)
HBS have started their chase at Craeyenhout, with Walbrugh and Mason facing Malik and Bukhari.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  15:10
Salland : 110 all out (39.5overs)
Excelsior : 18-2 (6 overs)
Not the most effective peice of pinch hitting from Niels Etman, caught off Victor Lubbers for an eleven ball duck.

 HCC vs Kampong   15:08
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
HCC: 36-5 (10.2 overs)
Nana yet again: he bowls full and straight to Pringle, who overbalances as the ball smashes into middle and leg. Overdijk, who has punished anything overpitched and has gone to 12* in fours, watches from the other end. Clayton Floyd joins him now. Nana has four for 14.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  15:03
Salland : 110 all out (39 .5overs)
Excelsior : 15-1 (5 overs)
Back on at Salland too and Reinder Lubbers has the early brakthrough, Verhagen caught behind for 4. Will take a few more wickets before Excelsior start to get nervous though. Niels Etman up the order to join his brother.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  15:02
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 35-0 (7 overs)
Ball changed, and it’s no longer swinging. Edwards takes advantage, nine runs off the first five balls of the seventh, and then insult to injury Edwards pinned dead in front on the last, but going through the stumps presumably. Finger stays down. Heads going down in the field too.

 HCC vs Kampong   14:55
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
HCC: 19-4 (8.1 overs)
Roy replaces Malik from the Scoreboard End, his first over going for 8. But then another for Nana: he angles one in to Crowley, hits the pad, and there’s not a lot of doubt about that one. Hidde Overdijk in to join Pringle.

 HCC vs Kampong   14:48
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
HCC: 11-3 (6.1 overs)
Two from two for Nana, as Gorlee reaches outside off and gets an inside edge into his stumps. More chaos on a day for the bowlers. Crowley in to join Pringle.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  14:46
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 16-0 (4 overs)
Kingma looking threatening from the Pavilion End, but van Beek’s not quite found his rhythm, half volley on fifth stump is put away through the covers by O’Dowd, then too straight and clipped off the toes for four more. Looking dangerous when he gets it right too though, ball is swinging.

 HCC vs Kampong   14:45
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
HCC: 11-2 (5.3 overs)
Nana gets Staal for 1, angling one back in to him and knocking over his leg stump, opening him up like a tin of pilchards. Then Malik has Worden caught at point by Jacod, and HCC are in early trouble as Pringle joins Gorlee in the middle.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  14:40
ACC : 55 all out (24.3 overs)
Punjab : 56-6 (14.3 overs)
Ashiqullah finishes it. But really, that’s one of the madder scorecards. I typed ‘scarecards’ by mistake, but that’s true as well.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  14:39
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
VOC : 5-0 (2 overs)
And they’re back at Hazelaarweg, Edwards and O’Dowd for VOC of course, Kingma takes the new ball for VCC. Nice shape first two but short and wide on the third, Edwards gives chase and edges high and wide of slip. Van Beek shares the new ball, and big shout for LBW on O’Dowd first up, looked agood one too but not from where the umpire’s standing it seems. Off the mark on the last ball dinking to the on side for one.

 HCC vs Kampong   14:35
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
HCC: 3-0 (3 overs)
They’re back at De Diepput, with Worden and Staal opening as usual for HCC. Kertan Nana and Usman Malik with the new ball for Kampong.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  14:35
ACC : 55 all out (24.3 overs)
Punjab : 48-6 (13.2 overs)
Myburgh comes in to restore some sanity to proceedings, but then Nidamanuru falls leg-before to Smith. This is seriously bizarre.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  14:30
Sparta : 247 all out (49.5 overs)
Wickets with successive deliveries for Ferdi Vink, who finishes with four for 30. First Ibrahimkhil is caught by Mason for 4, then Gohil is trapped in front for 102. Fine knock by him, and Sparta have set HBS a very stern target on a day of low totals.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  14:27
ACC : 55 all out (24.3 overs)
Punjab : 45-5 (11.2 overs)
The Raza-Smith combo does it again, Salarazai gone for 6. Might ACC be on the verge of something extraordinary? Probably not, but Punjab are making a mess of this.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  14:24
Sparta : 244-8 (48.5 overs)
Having missed out on Thursday Gohil makes no mistake this time, pushing Kyle Klein for the single that takes him to three figures. You can see how much it means to him, as he celebrates fervently.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  14:21
ACC : 55 all out (24.3 overs)
Punjab : 35-4 (10.1 overs)
Punjab are again making heavy weather of a short chase: Asad Zulfiqar bowled by Reddy for 2, Rehmat caught by Raza off Smith for 20. Nidamanuru and Salarazai at the crease, still no sign of You Know Who.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  14:19
Sparta : 236-8 (47.4 overs)
Gohil goes to 95*, then Saleem smacks Navjit over midwicket for six before holing out next ball. Ibrahimkhil in next.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  14:11
ACC : 55 all out (24.3 overs)
Punjab : 27-2 (8.1 overs)
Nearly halfway for Punjab, but Sikander’s gone, bowled by Reddy without scoring. Rehmat’s on 16*, joined now by Asad. Still no Myburgh.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  14:09
Sparta : 216-7 (45.2 overs)
Navjit gets Malik, caught by Ryan Klein as he skies a slog into the covers. It’s a toss up now whether Gohil runs out of overs or partners.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  14:06
Sparta : 215-6 (45 overs)
Another six from Ahmadi, but then he’s caught by Walbrugh off Navjit Singh for 20. Ahsan Malik in to join Gohil, who has now gone on to 86*.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  14:01
Salland : 110 all out (39 .5overs)
And Salland’s innings is brought to a close too, Nasir finds the rope off Heggelman to take the hosts to 110, but they won’t make Nelson as Heggelman nicks him off two balls later. Excelsior with a chance to do something about their net run rate after lunch.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  13:57
ACC : 55 all out (24.3 overs)
Punjab : 17-1 (4.3 overs)
A comparatively sedate start by Punjab in the initial absence of Myburgh. But then Khogyani, having made me a liar by hitting Van Vliet for six, is caught by Wegener and departs for 9. Sikander Zulfiqar in at three.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  13:50
Sparta : 196-5 (42 overs)
Manminder Singh comes in, hits two sixes and departs with a 16-ball 18. Ahmadi joins Gohil and immediately joins in, hitting a couple of fours and a six. Gohil, meanwhile, has gone on to 82*.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  13:49
Salland : 102-9 (38 overs)
Khan takes four off Heggelman to take Salland past the hundred mark, but is caught for 14 next ball. Nasir in at eleven.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  13:49
VCC : 153 all out (49.1 overs)
Kingma having a swing at Mulder in the 49th but can’t connect cleanly. Thick outside edge put down behind the stumps by Edwards but they’ll be happy enough with just one off the over and Mulder on strike for the last. Niaz back to bowl it and Mulder duly spoons the first ball of the 50th up for a simple catch at long on. VCC all out for 153, VOC could do their chances of a top three finish a lot of good here…

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  13:47
ACC : 55 all out (24.3 overs)
Punjab : 3-0 (1 over)
They’re back at ‘t Loopveld, with Sharafat Khogyani Rehmat Zulfiqar’s opening partner. Mees van Vliet bowls the first, then Robin Smith from the other end.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  13:46
Salland : 98-8 (37 overs)
Van Molen finds the rope now, four off Gijs Kroesen to go to 16 off 66, then a couple more off the last ball of the 37th. Comfortably the hosts’ top-scorer now.

 HCC vs Kampong   13:44
Kampong : 164 all out (43.3 overs)
Swanepoel swings at an Overdijk bouncer and top-edges the catch to Patel. Roy remains not out with a very useful 37*. Three for 33 for Overdijk, three for 18 for Pringle.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  13:41
VCC : 150-8 (47 overs)
Kingma drives Schoonheim hard and straight, but too straight and the non-striker’s off stump denies him four. Brings up the 150 two balls later running him down toward third.Seelaar still at the other end.

 HCC vs Kampong   13:39
Kampong : 162-9 (41.5 overs)
Nana is bowled by Venter for 5. Gert Swanepoel the last man.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  13:38
VCC : 145-8 (46 overs)
Boissevain bunts Seelaar into the off side, sets off for an impossible single, thinks better of it but not fast enough as he turns to see Edwards take the bails off. Kingma in.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  13:35
Sparta : 153-4 (36.5 overs)
Ferdi Vink returns to bowl Allen for 10. Gohil’s still there, on 75* now.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  13:34
Salland : 90-8 (34 overs)
London buses at Deventer, no boundaries since the 16th over and now Khan’s hit two off van Troost in the 34th. Three figures in sight.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  13:32
VCC : 139-7 (44 overs)
And Ahmad goes now, takes a knee to Smit and goes hard over midwicket, not hard enough. Held on the rope by Hoornweg and Boissevain in. Hingorani still there on 21*.

 HCC vs Kampong   13:29
Kampong : 148-8 (38.3 overs)
They’ve taken a drink at De Diepput, and three deliveries later Van der Harten cuts Bennett low to Damian Crowley’s left in the gully, and he grabs the catch. Kertan Nana joins Roy, who’s on 27*.

 HCC vs Kampong   13:22
Kampong : 142-7 (37 overs)
Bennett returns from the Van Hogenhoucklaan End. Roy and Van der Harten are batting pretty sensibly, picking up what they can to give themselves something to bowl at. Zac Worden on, switching after one over to the Scoreboard End.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  13:22
VCC : 130-6 (41 overs)
Schoonheim into the attack and that’s a big wicket to get at the start of the powerplay, wide and Potgieter flashes hard and that’s straight to point. Shariz Ahmad to the crease.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  13:17
Salland : 76-8 (30 overs)
Ingram breaks the obstinate stand, Gopinath bowled for 7 off 34 on the last ball of the 29th. Hashim Khan joins van Molen, who’s on 8 off 43.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  13:11
Sparta : 130-3 (32.2 overs)
The breakthrough comes at last at Craeyenhout, and it’s Benno Boddendijk who gets it. Bukhari gets under a lofted drive, and Kaplan’s there at extra cover to take the catch. Bukhari goes for 42. Rikus Allen joins Gohil, who’s on 62*.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  13:10
VCC : 120-5 (38 overs)
Hoornweg wide down the leg side, overcorrects and is cut for four by Hingorani. Potgieter still there on 60*, Seelaar from the other end. VOC have raced through the overs here, just 12 to go.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  13:07
Salland : 71-7 (28 overs)
Van Molen and Gopinath digging in at Deventer, both still in single figures as the score inches up. Ingram on for Excelsior now.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  13:05
Sparta : 126-2 (30 overs)
HBS have now tried seven bowlers, but still Gohil and Bukhari are in charge, their stand now extended to 103. Gohil’s on 59*, Bukhari on 41*.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  12:59
ACC : 55 all out (24.3 overs)
It doesn’t last much longer at ‘t Loopveld: Arya goes first ball, caught by Khogyani off Ashiqullah, and in the next over Salarazai has Reddy caught behind, also without scoring. He finishes with five for 12, and Punjab will be looking for a very quick finish.

 HCC vs Kampong   12:57
Kampong : 118-7 (29.4 overs)
Overdijk back from the Scoreboard End, and he gets Malik, caught down the leg side. Patel dives to his left and claims the catch. Malik takes a while to see the umpire’s finger, and then stands his ground, clearly unhappy with the decision. But he has to go, for 31, and Robert van der Harten joins Roy.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  12:55
VCC : 99-5 (33 overs)
Down leg from O’Dowd first up and Potgieter catches up to it, four through fine leg and that’s his fifty. Loses his partner next over though as van Beek pops a leading edge back to Hoornweg and goes for 25. Hingorani in.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  12:51
ACC : 54-8 (23.2 overs)
Another for Ashiqullah: Ackermann caught by Rehmat Zulfiqar for 5. Still no-one in double figures for ACC.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  12:45
VCC : 92-4 (31 overs)
Hoornweg into the attack and driven through cover for four by van Beek, two balls later and Potgieter nearly decapitates his partner with a lofted straight drive, van Beek ducking just in time. Fifty partnership and much needed too. Maxes at both ends now, O’Dowd into the attack.

 HCC vs Kampong   12:44
Kampong : 111-6 (28 overs)
With Pringle and Floyd operating Malik has gone old school, reverting to a cap. Sweeping whenever he can, he’s gone on to 30*, with Alex Roy on 11*.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  12:42
Salland : 62-7 (22 overs)
Salland have understandably gone into their shell rather, extras dominating the scoring in this eighth wicket stand between van Molen and Gopinath, both bats still in single figures. Still Hampton and van Troost for the visitors.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  12:35
Sparta : 80-2 (21 overs)
At Craeyenhout, meanwhile, Gohil and Bukhari are demonstrating that batting isn’t a forgotten art, reaching 31* and 24* respectively. Julian de Mey into the attack now for HBS.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  12:30
ACC : 42-7 (19 overs)
Mubashar Hussain has Kumar caught behind by Asad for 6, and Mees van Vliet joins Rob Ackermann in the middle. Wegener and wides are currently ACC’s top-scorers with 8 apiece.

 HCC vs Kampong   12:28
Kampong : 87-6 (22.4 overs)
Pringle gets the next, as Jacod tries to loft him over mid-on and holes out to Gorlee. Dipesh Khardia joins Malik, but lasts only two balls before Pringle traps him in front. Alex Roy in at eight.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  12:27
Salland : 52-7 (18 overs)
Rens van Troost into the attack and finds reward, Riender Lubbers caught for a three ball duck. Gopinath in. Could all be over quickly again.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  12:25
VCC : 65-4 (25 overs)
Potgieter on the sweep to Smit and that’s not a clean connection, up toward deep backward square but the chance goes down. Seelaar still from the other end, Potgieter breaks out the reverse for a hard run three, lots to do for this pair still though.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  12:20
Salland : 50-6 (17 overs)
Hampton rampant. Two more wickets in his next over, Lubbers caught behind for seven on the first ball of the 17th, then Bharathi clean bowled three balls later. Gijs van Molen and Reinder Lubbers in trying to salvage something of the innings.

 HCC vs Kampong   12:19
Kampong : 81-4 (20 overs)
Briefly an all-spin attack as Floyd makes a cameo appearance at the Scoreboard End, soon to be replaced by Olivier Klaus. Malik and Jacod hold firm, but HCC are calling the shots at the moment.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  12:16
ACC : 36-6 (16 overs)
Zachary Mitchell in, but he lasts just two deliveries and Punjab are roaring back with a vengeance. The points may not matter at the end of the season, but they matter a lot right now!

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  12:15
VCC : 47-4 (21 overs)
Potgieter takes a knee to Smit and launches him over midwicket for another six. Not sure what match he’s playing in but it seems a different one to the rest of his team. Seelaar into the attack.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  12:11
ACC : 36-5 (15.4 overs)
Ashiqullah Said on, and he traps Wegener in front as ACC’s slide continues.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  12:10
VCC : 39-4 (19 overs)
Another down at Hazelaarweg too, de Grooth on the front foot and takes one on the pads. In line? Maybe? Did he hit it? Maybe not. Academic really as the finger’s up. He’s gone for a 20-ball 2. Van Beek in.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  12:04
Salland : 45-4 (15 overs)
Naqash breaks the shackles, putting Hampton out of the ground with his first scoring shot, but two balls later Hampton has the last laugh, stumps in disarray.

 HCC vs Kampong   12:06
Kampong : 70-4 (16.4 overs)
Back-to-back fours for Malik off Venter, and when Tim Pringle replaces Bennett Van Biljon does the same. But when he swings across the line again he catches an edge to Patel, the field goes up, followed a moment later by the umpire’s finger. He has to go, for a 25-ball 37, and is succeeded by Pierre Jacod.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  12:02
VCC : 39-3 (17 overs)
Potgieter looking to counter here it seems, sweeps Jain hard behind square for four, then launches him over long off for six. Matt Smit into the attack against his old club now.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  12:03
Sparta : 59-2 (14 overs)
Ryan Klein into the attack from the Sportlaan End, five dots and then a savage pull for four by Bukhari. That takes him to 16*, with Gohil on 23*.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  11:59
ACC : 31-4 (13 overs)
Survival’s the name of the game for Wegener and Aryan Kumar at ‘t Loopveld as well: they’ve managed to staunch the flow of wickets, but Tariq and Salarazai are still pretty much in control.

 HCC vs Kampong   11:57
Kampong : 51-3 (15 overs)
Henrico Venter replaces Overdijk from the Scoreboard End, just a single for Van Biljon and a couple of wides from his first. Still Bennett from the other, driven through mid-off for four by the South African. Malik’s intent mainly on survival: he has 2* from 19 deliveries, while his partner’s on 26* from 18.

 Bertus de Jong  11:48
Fifteen wickets in the first 45 minutes today, and there’s only five games on. Bad day to be a batter it seems…

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  11:48
Sparta : 39-2 (10 overs)
Gohil and Bukhari have weathered the initial storm, and Stephan Vink is into the attack now.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  11:46
Salland : 34-3 (10 overs)
Wickets tumbling all over today, Khan trapped LBW by Heggelman. Naqash in at five.

 HCC vs Kampong   11:46
Kampong : 40-3 (12 overs)
Van Biljon pulls Overdijk hard for four, then drives him through extra for another. Two balls later he adds a third, driving squarer this time. That’s what Kampong need as they seek to rebuild.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  11:45
VCC : 20-3 (12 overs)
Malan’s tough introduction to Dutch cricket continues, and he can’t even blame the wicket for that. Slow yorker from Niaz dips and swings in late through the gate and into the bottom of middle. Gone for 14 off 35. VCC in all sorts of trouble now as Tom de Grooth makes his way to the middle and blocks out the over.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  11:40
ACC : 22-4 (8.2 overs)
Salarazai’s demolition job continues, as he has Potdar caught by Khogyani for 4. He now has four for 8, three of them wides.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  11:36
Salland : 28-2 (8 overs)
Both openers gone at Salland now, Heggelman has Piyaranga caught for 15 off 16, Joost Kroesen the fielder. Victor Lubbers in at four.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  11:35
ACC : 21-3 (8 overs)
As are ACC: Smith is caught by Myburgh off Salarazai without scoring, bringing Fergus Wegener in to join Potdar.

 HCC vs Kampong   11:32
Kampong : 21-3 (8.5 overs)
A yorker from Overdijk bursts through Briggs’s defence and he departs for a 14-ball 4. Pite van Biljon in at four. Felix Bennett is getting a first Topklasse bowl from the other end, and has started with a good deal of life. So much, indeed, that he has Abhyankar LBW for 6, and Kampong are in trouble as Usman Malik joins Van Biljon.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  11:28
Salland : 22-1 (7 overs)
First down at Deventer, where Etman has Ganesan caught by Ingram in the slips (probably). Talha Khan in with Piyaranga now.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  11:26
ACC : 14-2 (5.3 overs)
And Salarazai removes the other opener as well, Raza caught behind by Asad Zulfiqar for 7. Robin Smith in to join Potdar.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  11:25
VCC : 17-2 (7 overs)
De Leede doesn’t last, comes down the track to Jain looking to go straight but its skews out high toward long off, where Siebe van Wingerden holds the catch. Potgieter joins Malan.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  11:25
Sparta : 24-2 (4.3 overs)
Another wicket for HBS, Kyle Klein getting Latif caught by Gavin Kaplan for 5. Things moving pretty quickly at Craeyenhout.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  11:22
VCC : 16-1 (6 overs)
Ahmad quintuples his score driving Niaz through the covers, but the Belgian strikes back next ball, angled across on a length and moving away, edged and held by O’Dowd at slip. De Leede in.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  11:21
ACC : 11-1 (4 overs)
Salarazai strikes, bowling Thursday’s centurion Hobson for 7. Shreyas Potdar joins Raza.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  11:17
VCC : 11-0 (5 overs)
Overpitched from Niaz and Malan finds the first boundary, lovely front foot drive through the covers to the rope. Good use of the feet to Jain in the next, away through the covers again but chased down so just three. Ahmad still having a look at the other end, just the one run off 15 for him.

 HCC vs Kampong   11:16
Kampong : 13-1 (4.5 overs)
When Overdijk gives Alphonse a little width he plays him square for a single. Another maiden from Floyd, but in his third Alphonse hits him over midwicket for six. Floyd has the last word, however, for three balls later Alphonse tries to go big again and skies the ball to Gorlee at mid-off. Cole Briggs in at three.

 ACC vs Punjab Rotterdam  11:11
ACC : 4-0 (2 overs)
Suleiman Tariq won the toss at ‘t Loopveld and opted to bowl first. Thomas Hobson and Anis Raza open as usual, facing Tariq and Safiullah Salarazai.

  HBS Craeyenhout vs Sparta 1888  11:08
Sparta : 13-1 (1 over)
Early wicket at Craeyenhout, where Sparta won the toss and elected to bat. Ali Raza smacks Ferdi Vink for four, but then is caught and bowled for six. Gohil in, hits another boundary. Mamoon Latif the witness at the other end.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  11:07
Salland : 2-0 (2 overs)
Similarly quiet start at Deventer, Ganesan and Piyaranga out there for the hosts, Etman and Heggleman opening the bowling.

 VOC Rotterdam vs Voorburg  11:05
VCC : 1-0 (2 overs)
Meanwhile VCC are batting at Hazelaarweg, out of choice we believe. Malan and Musa Ahmad opening, Jain and Niaz sharing the new ball. Bit of slapstick early as Malan nurdles Niaz to leg, Ahmad sets off and is sent back, slips and lands sprawled in the middle of the pitch. Throw goes wide however and Niaz is stoo slow back to the stumps, so Ahmad can scramble back. Maiden over in the end.

 HCC vs Kampong   11:02
Kampong : 0-0 (1 over)
Abhyankar and Alphonse open for Kampong, who may have decided on an alphabetical batting order. Clayton Floyd does the honours for HCC, bowling from the Van Hogenhoucklaan End. Tidy first over, four deliveries pushed into the off side, one tucked away off the pads, the last turning past the bat. Overdijk from the Scoreboard End today.

 HCC vs Kampong   10:42
Kampong : 0-0 (0 overs)
Kampong make two changes, Dipesh Khardia and Gert Swanepoel making their Topklasse debuts in place of Shivdutt Singh Jhala and Saurabh Zalpuri, while for HCC Felix Bennett likewise makes a first appearance in place of Floris de Lange.

 HCC vs Kampong   10:39
Kampong : 0-0 (0 overs)
Usman Malik has called incorrectly at De Diepput, and Boris Gorlee has invited Kampong to have a bat.

 Salland vs Excelsior ’20  10:32
Word comes in from ‘t Schootsveld that Excelsior have won the toss and will bowl first.

 Rod Lyall  10:15
The sun is shining once more, and it’s worth pointing out that after seven rounds we’ve still not lost a single over to the weather in this season’s Topklasse. Welcome once again, wherever you may be, to TKcricket’s live coverage of all the action in another busy weekend, with Bertus de Jong and myself keeping you up to date with developments around the grounds. Sander Tholen will be at the Hazelaarweg today for the big clash between VOC and unbeaten Voorburg.