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Netherlands Cricket Team Men’s Division History | Players | Records

The Netherlands cricket team is the men’s team that represents the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Royal Dutch Cricket Association is the governing body of cricket in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Netherlands Cricket Team 

Royal Dutch Cricket Association was formed in 1883 and received a Royal charter in 1958. In Dutch, The Royal Dutch Cricket Association is named as the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond, KNCB.

The KNCB is responsible for The Netherlands Men’s Cricket team and The Netherlands Women’s Cricket Team, and also for the various domestic competitions, including the Topklasse (Division One) and Hoofdklasse (Division Two) leagues, and the Dutch Twenty20 Cup.

Team Netherlands Cricket Men’s Team
Association Royal Dutch Cricket Association
ICC Region Europe
ICC Status Associate Member with ODI status (1966)
ICC Ranking
ODI – 11th
T20I – 18th
Debut Matches
ODI – v New Zealand at Reliance Stadium, Vadodara, 17 February 1996
T20I – v Kenya at Stormont, Belfast, 2 August 2008
Captain Pieter Seelaar
Coach Ryan Campbell

The Netherlands Cricket Team History

  • Cricket has been played in the Netherlands since at least the 19th century, and in the 1860s was considered a major sport in the country.
  • Cricket was introduced to the Netherlands by British soldiers during the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century.
  • Further clubs came into existence in the 1870s. The Netherlands national team played their first game in 1881. They fielded 22 players against an Uxbridge Cricket Club XI, but still lost by an innings.
  • The first national association, the forerunner of today’s Royal Dutch Cricket Association, was formed in 1883 and the Netherlands achieved Associate Membership of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 1966.
  • Before 1958 it was known as the Nederlandse Cricket Bond or the Dutch Cricket Board. After receiving a Royal charter in 1958, a ’Royal’ was added before the board’s name known simply as Koninklijke in Dutch. The following names have been for the board in their history:-
      • Nederlandse Cricket Bond (Dutch Cricket Board)
      • Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (Royal Dutch Cricket Board)

The Netherlands Cricket Team Match History

  • The Netherlands have taken part in all eleven ICC Trophy/World Cup Qualifier tournaments, winning the competition in Canada in 2001 and finishing as runners-up twice (in 1986 and 1990).
  • The Netherlands also participated in the 1996, 2003, 2007, and 2011 Cricket World Cups, and from 1995 onwards the national team entered the English domestic NatWest Trophy competition (and its successor, the C&G Trophy).
  • In 2004 they played first-class cricket in the ICC Intercontinental Cup, drawing with Scotland in Aberdeen and then going down to an innings defeat against Ireland in Deventer.
  • The Netherlands enjoyed full One Day International status from 1 January 2006 until 1 February 2014.
  • They regained Twenty20 International status in June 2014, having played their first match in this format in 2008.
  • The Netherlands regained their ODI status after the conclusion of the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in March 2018.
  • They had guaranteed this status before the tournament as a result of winning the 2015–17 ICC World Cricket League Championship and thus qualifying for the 2020–22 ICC ODI League, and will retain the status until the 2022 Cricket World Cup Qualifier.
  • In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members.
  • Therefore, all Twenty20 matches played between the Netherlands and other ICC members after 1 January 2019 will be a full T20I.
  • West Indies Men’s cricket team is set to tour the Netherlands for the ODI series in May-June 2022.
      • The matches will be part of the ICC ODI Super League which will determine the top seven places, apart from hosts India, for automatic qualification for the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup.
      • The West Indies men’s team will be touring the Netherlands for the first time to play an international series, having been there in 1991 for two 55-over friendly matches.
      • This will also be their first face-off since their clash in the 2011 World Cup.

The Netherlands Cricket Team Players

Role Name Batting style Bowling style Format Played/Plays
Ben Cooper Left-handed Right-arm medium ODI, T20I
Bas de Leede Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast ODI, T20I
Boris Gorlee Right-handed Right-arm off-break ODI
Musa Ahmed Left-handed Right-arm leg break ODI
Stephan Myburgh Left-handed Right-arm off-break ODI, T20I
Max O’Dowd Right-handed Right-arm off-break ODI, T20I
Vikramjit Singh Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast T20I
Antonius Staal Right-handed Right-arm leg break T20I
Scott Edwards Right-handed ODI, T20I
Tobias Visee Right-handed ODI, T20I
Colin Ackermann Right-handed Right-arm off-break ODI (VC), T20I (VC)
Clayton Floyd Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox ODI
Pieter Seelaar Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox ODI (C), T20I (C)
Logan van Beek Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast ODI, T20I
Roelof van der Merwe Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox ODI, T20I
Saqib Zulfiqar Right-handed Right arm leg break ODI
Pace bowlers
Sebastiaan Braat Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast T20I
Brandon Glover Right-handed Right-arm fast ODI, T20I
Vivian Kingma Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium ODI, T20I
Fred Klaassen Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast ODI, T20I
Shane Snater Right-handed Right-arm medium ODI
Timm van der Gugten Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium ODI, T20I
Paul van Meekeren Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium ODI, T20I
Spin bowlers
Philippe Boissevain Right-handed Right-arm leg break ODI, T20I
Julian de Mey Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox T20I
Aryan Dutt Right-handed Right-arm off-break ODI, T20I

The Netherlands Cricket Team Coaching staff

Position Name
Team manager George Dunlop
Head coach Ryan Campbell
Assistant coach James Hilditch
Spin bowling coach Ian Salisbury
Fast bowling coach Chris Liddle
Physiotherapist Evan Speechly
Trainer Will Update Soon
Analyst Will Update Soon

The Netherlands Cricket Team Coaches

Name Appointed Resigned
Notable tournaments
Emmerson Trotman 1996/1997 October 2004
  • 2001 ICC Trophy (won)
  • 2002 Champions Trophy
  • 2003 World Cup
Peter Cantrell (acting) October 2004 November 2004 NIL
Bob Simpson November 2004 After 2005 ICC Trophy
2005 ICC Trophy
Peter Cantrell November 2005 April 2007
  • 2007 WCL (Div. 1)
  • 2007 World Cup
Paul-Jan Bakker (acting) 1 May 2007 January 2008
2007–08 Intercontinental Cup (first two matches)
Peter Drinnen January 2008 October 2013
  • 2007–08 Intercontinental Cup (last five matches)
  • 2009 World Cup Qualifier
  • 2010 WCL (Div. 1)
  • 2011 World Cup
  • 2011–13 WCL Championship
Anton Roux (initially acting) October 2013 2016
2014 World Cup Qualifier
Ryan Campbell April 2017
2018 World Cup Qualifier

The Netherlands Cricket Team Tournament History

Tournament Status
ICC Champions Trophy
1998: Did not participate
2000: Did not participate
2002: First round
2004: Did not qualify
2006: Did not participate
2009: Did not participate
2013: Did not participate
2017: Did not participate
World Cricket League
2007 Division One: 3rd place
2010 Division One: 4th place
2011–13 Championship: 4th place
2015 Division Two: Won
2015–17 Championship: Won
Intercontinental Cup
2004: First round
2005: First round
2006: First round
2007–08: 5th place
2009–10: 6th place
2011–13: 8th place
2015–17: 3rd place
ICC 6 Nations Challenge
2000: Runners-up
2002: 6th place
2004: 4th place
ICC Trophy / World Cup Qualifier
1979: First round
1982: First round
1986: Runners-up
1990: Runners-up
1994: 3rd place
1997: 6th place
2001: Won
2005: 5th place
2009: 3rd place
2014: 7th place
2018: 7th place
European Championship
1996: Runners-up
1998: Won
2000: Division One winners
2002: 4th place (Division One)
2004: 3rd place (Division One)
2006: 3rd place (Division One)
2010–2015: Ineligible
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier
2008: Joint winner (with Ireland)
2010: 4th place
2012: 4th place
2013: 5th place
2015: Joint winner (with Scotland)
2019: Won

The Netherlands Cricket Team Records

ODI Records

  • The Men’s Netherlands Cricket Team has scored the highest team total of 315/8 vs Bermuda on 18 August 2007 at Hazelaarweg Stadion, Rotterdam.
  • The Men’s Netherlands Cricket Team player Wesley Barresi holds the record of highest individual score of 137* scored against Kenya on 23 January 2014 at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln.
  • The Men’s Netherlands Cricket Team player Timm van der Gugten has the best individual bowling figures of 5/24 made against Canada on 29 August 2013 at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City.
Most ODI runs for the Netherlands
Player Runs Average Career span
Ryan ten Doeschate 1541 67 2006–2011
Eric Szwarczynski 1102 29.78 2006–2014
Bas Zuiderent 1097 23.84 1996–2011
Peter Borren 1004 22.31 2006–2014
Tom Cooper 976 48.8 2010–2013
Most ODI wickets for the Netherlands
Player Wickets Average Career span
Mudassar Bukhari 57 28.08 2007–2014
Ryan ten Doeschate 55 24.12 2006–2011
Pieter Seelaar 54 32.01 2006–2022
Peter Borren 46 35.21 2006–2014
Edgar Schiferli 33 30.54 2002–2013

T20I Records

  • The Men’s Netherlands Cricket Team has scored the highest team total of 209/7 (19.3 overs) against Nepal on 20 April 2021 at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur.
  • The Men’s Netherlands Cricket Team player Max O’Dowd scored the highest individual score in T20I format of 133* against Malaysia on 18 April 2021 at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur.
  • The Men’s Netherlands Cricket Team player Ahsan Malik holds the record for best individual bowling figures of 5/19 against South Africa on 27 March 2014 at Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.
Most T20I runs for the Netherlands
Player Runs Average Career span
Ben Cooper 1,239 28.15 2013–2021
Max O’Dowd 1,061 29.76 2015–2021
Wesley Barresi 799 22.82 2012–2019
Stephan Myburgh 763 23.84 2012–2021
Peter Borren 638 19.33 2008–2017
Most T20I wickets for the Netherlands
Player Wickets Average Career span
Pieter Seelaar 58 22.24 2008–2021
Paul van Meekeren 48 22.52 2013–2021
Ahsan Malik 44 16.59 2012–2017
Mudassar Bukhari 43 18.13 2008–2016
Timm van der Gugten 41 21.43 2012–2021


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