Group A preview

Rod Lyall 12/04/22

For the first time in its 132-year history the Dutch top flight men’s competition will be played in two groups this season, and the teams’ first target will be to finish in the top three of their pool, thus giving themselves a crack at the Topklasse title in the second phase.

At first glance it looked as if Group A might be distinctly the weaker of the two, but with a returning influx of overseas players after the pandemic-induced drought of the past two years and some significant transfers it may prove a tougher challenge than first thought.

2021 champions, Punjab Rotterdam, have made the bold decision to do without any overseas imports, and will largely stay with their winning combination from last season.

With the four Zulfiqar brothers at the top of their order, along with (now former) international opener Steph Myburgh and all-rounder Teja Nidamanuru, they have plenty of power with the bat; whether Myburgh is regularly available remains to be seen, but Punjab fans will be hoping he can reproduce the scintillating form with which he bowed out of the international arena in New Zealand a couple of weeks ago.

The parsimonious seam attack of skipper Suleiman Tariq, Sohail Bhatti, Sikander Zulfiqar and Mubashar Hussain, now joined by Belgian-based, former VOC player Ashiqullah Said, is likely to further trouble opposing batting sides, and with the spin options of Nidamanuru, Saqib Zulfiqar, Irfan ul Haq and possibly the veteran Muhammad Hafeez, Punjab will again be a tough proposition, especially on their bijou ground at Rotterdam’s Zomercomplex.

After last season ended controversially with claims and counterclaims of racist behaviour, HCC will be keen to make a fresh new start, and although they have lost opener Musa Nadeem Ahmad to Voorburg they have compensated for this by acquiring two overseas players, New Zealander Tim Pringle and Australian Zac Worden.

Left-armer Pringle is the son of former New Zealand international Chris, who played for HCC and then for one season with VRA between 1996 and 2001, taking 264 wickets at an average of 11.27, and the Diepput club will be extremely happy if Tim is able to come anywhere close to that kind of effort.

Worden is coming off the back of a successful season opening the batting for his Tea Tree Gully club in the South Australian first grade and was recently selected for the state’s second team; he will slot into the space vacated by Ahmad, and should add solidity to a line-up which showed a tendency to fragility last year, despite the presence of Boris Gorlee, now a Dutch international, Tonny Staal and Damian Crowley.

On the other hand, HCC’s pace attack of Hidde Overdijk, Reinier Bijloos and Olivier Klaus is as menacing as any in the competition, and Clayton Floyd, last year’s leading wicket-taker with 37 wickets at a miserly 7.32, will have benefited from his experience with the Dutch national side over the winter.

Consistently there or thereabouts in recent seasons without ever hitting the heights, HBS Craeyenhout have, like Punjab, opted for the mixture as before.

They will welcome back South African Tayo Walbrugh, who had an outstanding start to last season and finished with 780 runs at an average of 65.00, and Dutch passport holder Ryan Klein, whose sharp pace earned him a place in Ryan Campbell’s national squad this winter; he will be joined by younger brother Kyle, who has already played for the Dutch under-19 side, and the squad will be under the guidance of another South African, Gavin Kaplan, who is part of the coaching team at Gary Kirsten’s academy.

For the rest, HBS will have the experience of skipper Ferdi Vink and mercurial opener Tobias Visée, while they will be hoping that former international star batter (and occasional deadly off-spinner) Wesley Barresi will be more regularly available than the six games he played last season.

They will also be looking for further progress from their emerging talents: allrounders Navjit Singh and Julian de Mey, seamer Benno Boddendijk, and young keeper Martijn Scholte. All told, HBS should certainly be in the mix for one of those top three places.

Among the dark horses of Group A will be promoted side Kampong Utrecht, returning to the top flight after a 24-year absence.

They have signed Auckland wicketkeeper-batter Cole Briggs, who will join South African Pite van Biljon, who enjoyed two successful seasons with the Utrecht club in 2011-12 and who has since played in ten T20Is for South Africa.

Led by the evergreen Usman Malik, the Kampong squad is not short of youthful talent, with under-19 international off-spinner Pierre Jacod, seamer Kertan Nana, the leading wicket-taker in the Hoofklasse last year with 19 at 9.26, and opener Alex Roy all likely to relish the opportunity to move up a level.

There is plenty of experience, too, with seamer Sean Trouw, Shivdutt Singh Jhala, Vikram Chaturvedi, Sandeep Abhyankar, Ratha Alphonse, Saurabh Zalpuri and Robert van der Harten all likely to play a part; with Briggs and Van Biljon to spearhead the side, it would be rash opponents who took Kampong for granted.

By contrast with the stability elsewhere there has been something of a revolving door at the Bermweg, where Sparta 1888 have seen several departures, the most notable of them the transfer of young quick Max Hoornweg to VOC; he has, however, metaphorically passed former international Ahsan Malik somewhere on the A20 as the latter will be appearing in Sparta colours this year.

Another absentee will be last season’s overseas player, Garnett Tarr, who will be with Scottish club Kelburne. He will be replaced by 31-year-old Tripura and former Gujarat batter Samit Gohil, who once made 359 not out for Gujarat in a quarter-final of the Ranji Trophy.

Other acquisitions at the Bermweg include the returning Sandeep Sardha and Belgium pace man Khalid Ahmadi, while Mudassar Bukhari is likely to again be the mainstay of the side with both bat and ball.

Prithviraj Balwantsingh played some useful knocks last year in a team which was generally short of runs, and the Capelle club will be hoping for a better season for the always-dangerous Ali Raza; on the bowling side, Bukhari, Malik and Ahmadi will have the support of fellow-seamers Joost Martijn Snoep and Nasratullah Ibrahimkhil.

If Sparta is to make a serious challenge for a top three spot it will, one suspects, be the bowlers who get them there.

Change is also the order of the day at ACC, another side who found runs hard to come by in 2021.

They will be strengthened by the advent of three South Africans: 27-year-old Limpopo opener Thomas Hobson and two players from Durban’s Amanzimtoti club, Robin Smith, who has experience with Llandudno in Wales and Langley in Cheshire and who was recently selected for the KwaZulu-Natal Coastal side, and Rob Ackerman.

The Amsterdammers will be delighted at the return of Charles McInerney from injury, and will be hoping that their South African trio will create greater space for the development of their crop of promising youngsters, such as seamers Aryan Kumar and Mees van Vliet, batter Shreyas Potdar, and 16-year-old spinner Zinesh Master, who had a sensational debut last season, taking five for 30 against Dosti on his first Topklasse outing.

With Anis Raza, Devanshu Arya and Chris Knoll all lending solidity to the side ACC will be hoping to hold their own in what promises to be a very tight competition, but they will do extremely well to make the cut at the beginning of June.


Scorecard | Final | Punjab vs VCC | 05.09.21

Punjab I Vs Voorburg I
1-Innings Match Played At Zomercomplex, Rotterdam, 05-Sep-2021, Topklasse
Punjab I Win by 55 runs
Round GF
Toss won by Voorburg I
Umpires RJ Akram – N Bathi – AND van den Dries
Home Side Punjab I
Points Awarded Punjab I 4, Voorburg I 0
Punjab I 1st Innings 157/10 All Out (Overs 47.3)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh c BFW de Leede b VJ Kingma 24 20 4 1
RU Zulfiqar c A Dutt b GK Nieuwoudt 17 48 1 1
AA Zulfiqar+ lbw b BFW de Leede 30 56 4 0
SM Zulfiqar lbw b PRP Boissevain 22 34 4 0
SA Zulfiqar   b LV van Beek 14 17 2 0
I Ul Haq   b BFW de Leede 11 18 1 0
MMA Bajwa st M Hingorani b PRP Boissevain 4 38 0 0
S Bhatti c M Hingorani b LV van Beek 1 5 0 0
Y Usman c M Hingorani b VJ Kingma 14 24 2 0
S Tariq* c PRP Boissevain b A Dutt 3 6 0 0
Mubashar Hussain not out   3 20 0 0
extras   (b0 lb3 w10 nb1) 14      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 157      
1-31(SJ Myburgh) 2-53(RU Zulfiqar) 3-102(SM Zulfiqar) 4-104(AA Zulfiqar) 5-125(SA Zulfiqar) 6-129(I Ul Haq) 7-130(S Bhatti) 8-146(Y Usman) 9-149(S Tariq) 10-157(MMA Bajwa)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Dutt 10 1 29 1
VJ Kingma 8 3 14 2
LV van Beek 10 1 26 2 3
GK Nieuwoudt 7 1 26 1 2
PRP Boissevain 6.3 0 41 2 1 1
BFW de Leede 6 0 18 2
Voorburg I 1st Innings 102/10 All Out (Overs 32.1)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
M Hingorani+ run out S Bhatti   5 24 0 0
TN de Grooth c AA Zulfiqar b S Bhatti 0 2 0 0
BFW de Leede* c SM Zulfiqar b S Tariq 9 7 1 0
SA Engelbrecht c MMA Bajwa b S Tariq 7 20 1 0
A Dutt c AA Zulfiqar b SM Zulfiqar 35 82 3 1
LV van Beek   b SA Zulfiqar 19 26 2 1
GK Nieuwoudt c AA Zulfiqar b SA Zulfiqar 2 9 0 0
PRP Boissevain c SM Zulfiqar b SA Zulfiqar 0 1 0 0
FJ de Lange lbw b SA Zulfiqar 2 6 0 0
VJ Kingma c Mubashar Hussain b SM Zulfiqar 1 8 0 0
ST Mulder not out   5 9 1 0
extras   (b4 lb0 w13 nb0) 17      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 102      
1-2(TN de Grooth) 2-12(BFW de Leede) 3-19(M Hingorani) 4-27(SA Engelbrecht) 5-60(LV van Beek) 6-64(GK Nieuwoudt) 7-72(PRP Boissevain) 8-75(FJ de Lange) 9-85(VJ Kingma) 10-102(A Dutt)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Tariq 10 4 26 2
S Bhatti 3 0 16 1 4
Mubashar Hussain 6 0 17 0 5
SA Zulfiqar 7 0 22 4 4
SM Zulfiqar 6.1 1 17 2

Scorecard | Qualifier 1 | Punjab vs VCC | 29.08.21

Voorburg I Vs Punjab I
1-Innings Match Played At Zomercomplex, Rotterdam, 29-Aug-2021, Topklasse
Punjab I Win by 3 wkts
Round SF
Toss won by Punjab I
Umpires ML Hancock – WPM van Liemt
Home Side Voorburg I
Points Awarded Voorburg I 0, Punjab I 4
Voorburg I 1st Innings 209/7 Closed (Overs 50)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
M Hingorani+   b Mubashar Hussain 18 44 1 0
TN de Grooth   b Mubashar Hussain 22 47 3 0
BFW de Leede* c AA Zulfiqar b I Ul Haq 38 75 2 1
SA Engelbrecht   c&b SM Zulfiqar 59 82 4 0
A Dutt c sub b SM Zulfiqar 15 16 1 1
LV van Beek c Y Usman b I Ul Haq 40 23 1 4
FJ de Lange run out Y Usman/AA Zulfiqar   10 13 1 0
PRP Boissevain not out   0 0 0 0
VJ Kingma dnb          
ST Mulder dnb          
N Kulkarni dnb          
extras   (b1 lb0 w6 nb0) 7      
TOTAL   7 wickets for 209      
1-39(TN de Grooth) 2-48(M Hingorani) 3-126(BFW de Leede) 4-147(A Dutt) 5-164(SA Engelbrecht) 6-208(LV van Beek) 7-209(FJ de Lange)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Bhatti 5 1 28 0 6
S Tariq 10 2 24 0
Mubashar Hussain 10 2 16 2
SA Zulfiqar 4 1 22 0
SM Zulfiqar 10 0 63 2
AT Nidamanuru 1.1 0 4 0
I Ul Haq 9.5 0 51 2
Punjab I 1st Innings 211/7 (Overs 48.2)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh c M Hingorani b VJ Kingma 11 8 2 0
RU Zulfiqar   b LV van Beek 10 35 2 0
AA Zulfiqar+ lbw b VJ Kingma 8 18 2 0
SM Zulfiqar lbw b A Dutt 4 21 0 0
SA Zulfiqar not out   114 116 6 5
I Ul Haq c M Hingorani b BFW de Leede 1 11 0 0
Y Usman   b BFW de Leede 0 3 0 0
S Tariq* c TN de Grooth b LV van Beek 18 42 2 0
S Bhatti not out   31 38 1 0
Mubashar Hussain dnb          
AT Nidamanuru dnb          
extras   (b0 lb2 w10 nb2) 14      
TOTAL   7 wickets for 211      
1-15(SJ Myburgh) 2-29(AA Zulfiqar) 3-31(RU Zulfiqar) 4-44(SM Zulfiqar) 5-51(I Ul Haq) 6-52(Y Usman) 7-93(S Tariq)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Dutt 10 3 16 1
VJ Kingma 10 2 38 2 1
LV van Beek 10 1 38 2 3
BFW de Leede 9.2 0 54 2 6 1
ST Mulder 8 0 57 0 1
PRP Boissevain 1 0 6 0

Punjab vs VCC at Zomercomplex | Final | 05.09.2021

Preview Finals Weekend

Rod Lyall & Bertus de Jong 03/09/21

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scorecard | ACC vs Punjab | 15.08.21

ACC I Vs Punjab I
1-Innings Match Played At Het Loopveld West, 15-Aug-2021, Topklasse
Punjab I Win by 30 runs
Round 18
Toss won by Punjab I
Umpires J Hilhorst – N Uduwage
Home Side ACC I
Points Awarded Punjab I 4, ACC I 0
Punjab I 1st Innings 214/5 Closed (Overs 50)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh c S Hannema b S Kothari 42 52 4 2
RU Zulfiqar c KHA Krishna b S Kothari 13 33 1 0
AA Zulfiqar+   b MA Raza 20 76 1 0
AT Nidamanuru c S Potdar b S Kothari 0 3 0 0
SM Zulfiqar not out   53 82 4 0
SA Zulfiqar   b Z Master 7 14 0 0
Y Usman not out   48 42 2 3
I Ul Haq dnb          
S Tariq* dnb          
S Bhatti dnb          
Mubashar Hussain dnb          
extras   (b2 lb6 w21 nb2) 31      
TOTAL   5 wickets for 214      
1-47(RU Zulfiqar) 2-74(SJ Myburgh) 3-74(AT Nidamanuru) 4-136(AA Zulfiqar) 5-145(SA Zulfiqar)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
RA Kumar 7 0 57 0 6
M van Vliet 6 1 23 0 4 1
S Kothari 10 0 38 3 1
CM Knoll 7 2 20 0
A Zaidi 5 2 15 0 1 1
MA Raza 10 1 31 1 2
Z Master 5 0 22 1 1
ACC I 1st Innings 184/10 All Out (Overs 48.2)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
S Potdar   b S Bhatti 37 80 4 0
KHA Krishna c SA Zulfiqar b AT Nidamanuru 12 27 1 0
S Kothari c AA Zulfiqar b AT Nidamanuru 2 6 0 0
A Zaidi c SJ Myburgh b SA Zulfiqar 26 63 0 0
CM Knoll run out RU Zulfiqar   15 19 2 0
MA Raza* st AA Zulfiqar b S Tariq 44 48 4 0
S Hannema+ c I Ul Haq b SA Zulfiqar 5 9 0 0
RA Kumar c Mubashar Hussain b S Tariq 25 30 2 0
R Alves run out SM Zulfiqar   2 3 0 0
M van Vliet not out   1 3 0 0
Z Master c AA Zulfiqar b S Bhatti 1 3 0 0
extras   (b0 lb2 w11 nb1) 14      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 184      
1-23(KHA Krishna) 2-34(S Kothari) 3-73(S Potdar) 4-97(CM Knoll) 5-109(A Zaidi) 6-119(S Hannema) 7-178(MA Raza) 8-181(RA Kumar) 9-182(R Alves) 10-184(Z Master)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Tariq 8 1 23 2 1
AT Nidamanuru 8 2 15 2
Mubashar Hussain 6 0 26 0 6
S Bhatti 8.2 0 28 2 3 1
I Ul Haq 6 0 25 0
SA Zulfiqar 7 1 33 2 1
SM Zulfiqar 5 0 32 0

Scorecard | Punjab vs HCC | 08.08.21

Punjab I Vs HCC I
1-Innings Match Played At Zomercomplex, Rotterdam, 08-Aug-2021, Topklasse
Punjab I Win by 7 wkts (DLS)
Round 17
Toss won by Punjab I
Umpires D Das – FLA van Lent
Home Side Punjab I
Comment Match reduced to 35 overs; rain stopped play, HCC 91-1 (22 overs), further reduction to 27 overs. Revised DLS target 154. Rain stopped play, Punjab 68-1 (10 overs), further reduction to 20 overs. Revised DLS target 118.
Points Awarded HCC I 0, Punjab I 4
HCC I 1st Innings 131/6 Closed (Overs 27)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
MN Ahmad c S Tariq b SM Zulfiqar 26 56 1 0
C Floyd c AA Zulfiqar b SA Zulfiqar 48 63 5 0
DG Crowley c I Ul Haq b SA Zulfiqar 14 17 2 0
HC Overdijk c SJ Myburgh b SA Zulfiqar 14 12 0 1
AJ Staal c AA Zulfiqar b SM Zulfiqar 1 2 0 0
BHG Gorlee* c I Ul Haq b SA Zulfiqar 15 10 2 0
YJ Patel+ not out   2 2 0 0
FF Vecchi not out   1 1 0 0
OO Klaus dnb          
H Venter dnb          
RR Bijloos dnb          
extras   (b0 lb2 w7 nb1) 10      
TOTAL   6 wickets for 131      
1-72(MN Ahmad) 2-92(C Floyd) 3-94(DG Crowley) 4-96(AJ Staal) 5-128(BHG Gorlee) 6-128(HC Overdijk)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Tariq 7 0 26 0
AT Nidamanuru 7 0 20 0 1
S Bhatti 2 0 18 0 1
Mubashar Hussain 4 0 18 0
SM Zulfiqar 3 0 22 2 1
SA Zulfiqar 4 0 25 4 4 1
Punjab I 1st Innings 121/3 (Overs 19.1)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh not out   54 52 4 1
RU Zulfiqar c HC Overdijk b RR Bijloos 6 5 1 0
AA Zulfiqar+   b MN Ahmad 28 31 2 0
AT Nidamanuru run out HC Overdijk   14 16 1 0
SM Zulfiqar not out   11 12 1 0
SA Zulfiqar dnb          
Y Usman dnb          
I Ul Haq dnb          
S Tariq* dnb          
S Bhatti dnb          
Mubashar Hussain dnb          
extras   (b0 lb1 w6 nb1) 8      
TOTAL   3 wickets for 121      
1-8(RU Zulfiqar) 2-71(AA Zulfiqar) 3-98(AT Nidamanuru)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
HC Overdijk 4 0 25 0 1 1
RR Bijloos 3.1 0 27 1
C Floyd 1.5 0 9 0
H Venter 3 0 22 0
BHG Gorlee .1 0 0 0
MN Ahmad 4 0 23 1
OO Klaus 3 0 14 0 1

Scorecard | Punjab vs Sparta | 01.08.21

Punjab I Vs Sparta I
1-Innings Match Played At Zomercomplex, Rotterdam, 01-Aug-2021, Topklasse
Punjab I Win by 247 runs
Round 16
Toss won by Sparta I
Umpires ML Hancock – N Uduwage
Home Side Punjab I
Comment Match reduced to 39 overs
Points Awarded Punjab I 4, Sparta I 0
Punjab I 1st Innings 325/6 Closed (Overs 39)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh lbw b Manminder Singh 84 51 6 6
RU Zulfiqar c G Tarr b N Ibrahimkhil 1 8 0 0
AA Zulfiqar+ c M Latif b Manminder Singh 53 63 8 1
AT Nidamanuru c M Latif b Manminder Singh 23 20 2 1
SM Zulfiqar not out   69 52 6 4
SA Zulfiqar c Manminder Singh b N Ibrahimkhil 57 34 6 3
Y Usman lbw b IS Hoornweg 0 1 0 0
S Tariq* not out   12 4 0 2
I Ul Haq dnb          
Mubashar Hussain dnb          
S Mian dnb          
extras   (b4 lb1 w18 nb3) 26      
TOTAL   6 wickets for 325      
1-3(RU Zulfiqar) 2-137(AA Zulfiqar) 3-158(SJ Myburgh) 4-187(AT Nidamanuru) 5-302(SA Zulfiqar) 6-306(Y Usman)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
PB Balwantsingh 6 0 37 0 3
N Ibrahimkhil 8 1 73 2 1 1
I Choudry 8 0 55 0 3
IS Hoornweg 8 0 67 1 5
Manminder Singh 8 0 65 3 1 1
M Latif 1 0 23 0 1
Sparta I 1st Innings 78/10 All Out (Overs 24.1)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
AW Umar run out Mubashar Hussain   5 15 1 0
R Deol   c&b I Ul Haq 16 25 1 0
G Tarr*+ c SA Zulfiqar b I Ul Haq 38 35 3 2
Manminder Singh   c&b SM Zulfiqar 1 4 0 0
N Ibrahimkhil c AA Zulfiqar b I Ul Haq 0 1 0 0
D Umar c AA Zulfiqar b I Ul Haq 9 20 1 0
PB Balwantsingh c AT Nidamanuru b SM Zulfiqar 1 11 0 0
M Latif c AA Zulfiqar b SM Zulfiqar 0 2 0 0
I Choudry   b Mubashar Hussain 2 11 0 0
T Hoornweg c AT Nidamanuru b I Ul Haq 4 13 0 0
IS Hoornweg not out   0 8 0 0
extras   (b0 lb0 w2 nb0) 2      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 78      
1-13(AW Umar) 2-57(R Deol) 3-58(Manminder Singh) 4-62(N Ibrahimkhil) 5-63(G Tarr) 6-72(PB Balwantsingh) 7-72(M Latif) 8-72(D Umar) 9-78(T Hoornweg) 10-78(I Choudry)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
Mubashar Hussain 4.1 0 10 1 1
S Mian 4 0 33 0 1
SM Zulfiqar 8 2 24 3
I Ul Haq 8 2 11 5

Scorecard | VCC vs Punjab | 25.07.21

Voorburg I Vs Punjab I
1-Innings Match Played At Westvliet, Voorburg, 25-Jul-2021, Topklasse
Voorburg I Win by 8 wkts
Round 15
Toss won by Voorburg I
Umpires RJ Akram – D Das
Home Side Voorburg I
Points Awarded Punjab I 0, Voorburg I 4
Punjab I 1st Innings 84/10 All Out (Overs 31.3)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh c TN de Grooth b GK Nieuwoudt 4 10 1 0
RU Zulfiqar c BFW de Leede b ST Mulder 5 41 0 0
AA Zulfiqar+   b S Kamal 23 52 4 0
AT Nidamanuru c N Kulkarni b ST Mulder 3 12 0 0
SM Zulfiqar   b ST Mulder 7 25 0 0
Y Usman   b S Kamal 3 6 0 0
SA Zulfiqar   b S Kamal 3 10 0 0
S Tariq* run out A Dutt   13 11 2 0
I Ul Haq lbw b A Dutt 1 5 0 0
Mubashar Hussain c M Hingorani b ST Mulder 0 7 0 0
S Mian not out   0 11 0 0
extras   (b0 lb5 w16 nb1) 22      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 84      
1-8(SJ Myburgh) 2-30(RU Zulfiqar) 3-48(AA Zulfiqar) 4-48(AT Nidamanuru) 5-54(Y Usman) 6-59(SA Zulfiqar) 7-79(S Tariq) 8-83(I Ul Haq) 9-83(SM Zulfiqar) 10-84(Mubashar Hussain)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
GK Nieuwoudt 8 1 15 1 5
BFW de Leede 8 3 23 0 5
S Kamal 5 1 16 3 2
ST Mulder 7.3 2 19 4 2
A Dutt 3 1 6 1 1 1
Voorburg I 1st Innings 86/2 (Overs 27.4)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
M Hingorani+ not out   35 71 4 0
TN de Grooth c AA Zulfiqar b SM Zulfiqar 7 25 1 0
BFW de Leede* c AT Nidamanuru b SM Zulfiqar 26 36 4 0
SA Engelbrecht not out   16 34 2 0
A Dutt dnb          
R Pieterse dnb          
GK Nieuwoudt dnb          
N Kulkarni dnb          
R Goncalves dnb          
ST Mulder dnb          
S Kamal dnb          
extras   (b0 lb2 w0 nb0) 2      
TOTAL   2 wickets for 86      
1-21(TN de Grooth) 2-61(BFW de Leede)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Mian 4 1 6 0
S Tariq 3 0 12 0
AT Nidamanuru 5 0 11 0
SM Zulfiqar 7 0 36 2
I Ul Haq 5.4 0 19 0
Mubashar Hussain 3 3 0 0

Scorecard | VOC vs Punjab | 10.07.21

VOC I Vs Punjab I
1-Innings Match Played At Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam, 10-Jul-2021, Topklasse
Punjab I Win by 7 wkts (DLS)
Round 13
Toss won by Punjab I
Umpires RJ Akram – M Prabhudesai
Home Side VOC I
Comment Rain stopped play, Punjab 22-0 (7.4 overs): revised DLS target 157 in 32 overs
Points Awarded VOC I 0, Punjab I 4
VOC I 1st Innings 210/10 All Out (Overs 48.5)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
MP O’Dowd lbw b S Tariq 87 105 5 2
SA Edwards   c&b SM Zulfiqar 59 69 7 2
ZDA van Baren c AA Zulfiqar b Mubashar Hussain 10 14 1 0
TIM de Kok+ lbw b SM Zulfiqar 0 2 0 0
A Jain   b SM Zulfiqar 0 5 0 0
JD Schoonheim c AA Zulfiqar b Mubashar Hussain 5 9 0 0
MA Durrani run out AA Zulfiqar   8 34 0 0
PJ Fletcher* c SJ Myburgh b S Tariq 1 3 0 0
BW Hanif st AA Zulfiqar b S Tariq 11 31 0 0
BRA Ruyters c SA Zulfiqar b I Ul Haq 2 10 0 0
SB van Wingerden not out   5 11 0 0
extras   (b5 lb3 w13 nb1) 22      
TOTAL   10 wickets for 210      
1-106(SA Edwards) 2-136(ZDA van Baren) 3-138(TIM de Kok) 4-141(A Jain) 5-146(JD Schoonheim) 6-170(MA Durrani) 7-174(PJ Fletcher) 8-195(MP O’Dowd) 9-198(BRA Ruyters) 10-210(BW Hanif)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Tariq 9.5 1 47 3 1
AT Nidamanuru 4 0 29 0
SA Zulfiqar 7 0 26 0 1
Mubashar Hussain 10 0 44 2 5
SM Zulfiqar 10 0 35 3 2 1
I Ul Haq 8 1 21 1
Punjab I 1st Innings 157/3 (Overs 28)
Batter Fielder Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh c JD Schoonheim b ZDA van Baren 35 42 4 0
RU Zulfiqar c ZDA van Baren b PJ Fletcher 27 44 4 0
AA Zulfiqar not out   44 37 5 0
AT Nidamanuru c A Jain b JD Schoonheim 43 42 2 1
SA Zulfiqar not out   4 1 1 0
Y Usman dnb          
SM Zulfiqar+ dnb          
I Ul Haq dnb          
S Tariq* dnb          
K Khan dnb          
Mubashar Hussain dnb          
extras   (b0 lb1 w3 nb0) 4      
TOTAL   3 wickets for 157      
1-62(RU Zulfiqar) 2-78(SJ Myburgh) 3-152(AT Nidamanuru)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Jain 7 1 28 0
PJ Fletcher 7 0 33 1 3
BW Hanif 3 0 24 0
ZDA van Baren 3 0 17 1
SB van Wingerden 4 0 26 0
MP O’Dowd 2 0 16 0
JD Schoonheim 2 0 12 1