Scorecard | VRA vs Quick | 08.06.19

VRA I Vs Quick Haag I
1-Innings Match Played At Amstelveen (VRA), 08-Jun-2019, Topklasse
VRA I Win by 10 runs
Round 7
Toss won by Quick Haag I
Umpires RJ Akram – ML Hancock
Scorers K Holdsworth – JWM Krulder
Home Side VRA I
Comment Match reduced to 40 overs
Points Awarded VRA I 2, Quick Haag I 0
VRA I 1st Innings 185/10 All Out (Overs 39.4)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
V Singh c S Ekelmans b PG Dake 9 15 1 0
ES Szwarczynski run out JG Bista 80 115 4 0
E van den Burg c PG Dake b LW Stokkers 6 15 0 0
BN Cooper c&b JG Bista 7 12 0 0
PW Borren* c HW Brain b JG Bista 35 35 4 1
MW Lake c D Vierling b JA Brand 1 4 0 0
MB Lees+ b PG Dake 24 19 2 0
TK Long c PG Dake b MB van Schelven 2 6 0 0
LA Turmaine b GMC Mol 1 3 0 0
BL Graber run out D Vierling 0 7 0 0
HG Mia not out 7 8 0 0
extras (b0 lb4 w7 nb2) 13
TOTAL 10 wickets for 185
FOW
1-30(V Singh) 2-47(E van den Burg) 3-62(BN Cooper) 4-135(PW Borren) 5-142(MW Lake) 6-168(ES Szwarczynski) 7-174(TK Long) 8-178(MB Lees) 9-178(LA Turmaine) 10-185(BL Graber)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
PG Dake 8 0 42 2 2
JG Bista 8 0 23 2
MB van Schelven 8 0 36 1 2
LW Stokkers 8 1 33 1 1 2
GMC Mol 3.4 0 24 1 2
JA Brand 4 0 23 1
Quick Haag I 1st Innings 175/8 Closed (Overs 40)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
JG Bista c LA Turmaine b BN Cooper 75 70 6 0
HJ van Gigch b BN Cooper 15 47 0 0
GMC Mol b PW Borren 19 47 1 0
LW Stokkers c sub b LA Turmaine 10 26 0 0
JA Brand c MB Lees b BL Graber 10 16 0 0
PG Dake c PW Borren b LA Turmaine 2 5 0 0
MB van Schelven run out PW Borren 8 8 0 0
D Vierling*+ not out 17 13 1 0
HW Brain b PW Borren 3 4 0 0
S Ekelmans not out 1 4 0 0
S Diwan dnb
extras (b0 lb9 w6 nb0) 15
TOTAL 8 wickets for 175
FOW
1-83(HJ van Gigch) 2-102(JG Bista) 3-125(GMC Mol) 4-128(LW Stokkers) 5-134(PG Dake) 6-144(MB van Schelven) 7-153(JA Brand) 8-162(HW Brain)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
HG Mia 4.4 0 29 0 2
BL Graber 8 0 43 1
V Singh 4.2 0 12 0
LA Turmaine 8 0 36 2 2
BN Cooper 8 0 25 2
PW Borren 7 0 21 2 2

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Scorecard | Quick vs Dosti | 01.06.19

Quick Haag I Vs Dosti United I
1-Innings Match Played At Nieuw Hanenburg, DH, 01-Jun-2019, Topklasse
Quick Haag I Win by 30 runs
Round 6
Toss won by Quick Haag I
Umpires N Bathi – AND van den Dries
Scorers JWM Krulder – R Seetal
Home Side Quick Haag I
Points Awarded Quick Haag I 2, Dosti United I 0
Quick Haag I 1st Innings 177/10 All Out (Overs 47.4)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
JG Bista c A Singh b TS Kohli 26 39 1 0
HJ van Gigch c VAB Tewarie b W Masood 12 28 3 0
RP Young c Arief Hoseinbaks b K Diwan 50 99 1 1
GMC Mol c RI Ahmed b A Singh 31 59 2 1
D Vierling*+ b A Davids 1 6 0 0
S Diwan lbw b A Davids 0 1 0 0
MB van Schelven c&b A Davids 1 3 0 0
S Ekelmans c A Singh b TS Kohli 20 35 0 1
PG Dake c VAB Tewarie b TS Kohli 0 3 0 0
HW Brain not out 0 3 0 0
TC de Mooij run out A Singh 7 10 1 0
extras (b1 lb10 w18 nb0) 29
TOTAL 10 wickets for 177
FOW
1-26(HJ van Gigch) 2-67(JG Bista) 3-129(GMC Mol) 4-133(D Vierling) 5-133(S Diwan) 6-135(MB van Schelven) 7-166(RP Young) 8-167(S Ekelmans) 9-167(PG Dake) 10-177(TC de Mooij)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Davids 9 2 23 3 4
K Diwan 10 2 18 1
W Masood 3 0 25 1 4
TS Kohli 9.4 1 29 3 4
M Hans 6 0 27 0 1
Asief Hoseinbaks 5 0 23 0 1
A Singh 5 0 21 1
Dosti United I 1st Innings 147/10 All Out (Overs 46.2)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
A Davids c RP Young b JG Bista 13 22 2 0
RI Ahmed+ c JG Bista b PG Dake 1 7 0 0
TS Kohli c MB van Schelven b GMC Mol 57 118 4 0
VAB Tewarie* run out JG Bista 4 15 0 0
M Hans run out S Diwan 6 14 0 0
A Singh run out GMC Mol/D Vierling 5 19 0 0
K Diwan c RP Young b PG Dake 26 74 1 1
Arief Hoseinbaks c D Vierling b PG Dake 0 2 0 0
W Masood c&b GMC Mol 0 3 0 0
Asief Hoseinbaks b GMC Mol 0 1 0 0
R Varma not out 1 3 0 0
extras (b4 lb4 w26 nb0) 34
TOTAL 10 wickets for 147
FOW
1-13(RI Ahmed) 2-21(A Davids) 3-36(VAB Tewarie) 4-51(M Hans) 5-62(A Singh) 6-138(K Diwan) 7-139(Arief Hoseinbaks) 8-140(W Masood) 9-142(Asief Hoseinbaks) 10-147(TS Kohli)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
PG Dake 9 0 26 3 4
JG Bista 10 1 18 1 2
GMC Mol 8.2 0 29 3 13
MB van Schelven 9 0 34 0
S Diwan 10 0 32 0 6

Scorecard | HBS vs Quick | 30.05.19

HBS I Vs Quick Haag I
1-Innings Match Played At Craeyenhout, Den Haag, 30-May-2019, Topklasse
HBS I Win by 39 runs
Round 5
Toss won by HBS I
Umpires D Das – DJ Kalloe
Scorers MAP Wiegers
Home Side HBS I
Points Awarded HBS I 2, Quick Haag I 0
HBS I 1st Innings 264/7 Closed (Overs 50)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
ZW Elkin b JG Bista 2 9 0 0
TP Visée*+ c S Ekelmans b MB van Schelven 25 17 3 1
SP Gomes c GMC Mol b JA Brand 81 109 0 0
Navjit Singh c&b GMC Mol 32 53 0 0
W Barresi c MB van Schelven b JG Bista 23 30 0 0
JI de Mey c GMC Mol b JA Brand 18 29 0 0
FJ Vink c JG Bista b GMC Mol 13 20 0 0
ZN Gibson not out 33 22 0 0
WT Coster not out 16 11 0 0
BA Westdijk dnb
F Khan dnb
extras (b2 lb3 w15 nb1) 21
TOTAL 7 wickets for 264
FOW
1-7(ZW Elkin) 2-34(TP Visée) 3-89(Navjit Singh) 4-142(W Barresi) 5-171(JI de Mey)
6-205(SP Gomes) 7-208(FJ Vink)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
PG Dake 10 0 60 0
JG Bista 10 0 57 2
MB van Schelven 10 0 38 1
GMC Mol 10 0 45 2
S Diwan 3 0 13 0
JA Brand 5 0 31 2
HJ van Gigch 2 0 15 0
Quick Haag I 1st Innings 225/10 All Out (Overs 47.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
JG Bista c SP Gomes b WT Coster 28 17 3 1
HJ van Gigch b BA Westdijk 10 14 2 0
RP Young c TP Visée b WT Coster 3 10 0 0
GMC Mol b W Barresi 45 63 5 0
D Vierling*+ b WT Coster 2 6 0 0
MB van Schelven c TP Visée b FJ Vink 6 9 1 0
PG Dake c JI de Mey b FJ Vink 15 23 2 0
S Ekelmans c JI de Mey b F Khan 23 47 1 0
JA Brand b W Barresi 15 29 2 0
S Diwan not out 16 29 0 0
HW Brain run out 38 36 4 1
extras (b8 lb7 w7 nb2) 24
TOTAL 10 wickets for 225
FOW
1-40(HJ van Gigch) 2-46(JG Bista) 3-51(RP Young) 4-56(D Vierling) 5-78(MB van Schelven) 6-106(PG Dake) 7-131(S Ekelmans) 8-167(JA Brand) 9-177(GMC Mol) 10-225(HW Brain)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
BA Westdijk 10 0 36 1 1
WT Coster 6 0 41 3 4
ZN Gibson 8 0 32 0 2 2
FJ Vink 5.5 1 23 2
Navjit Singh 3 0 9 0
F Khan 5 0 23 1
JI de Mey 5 0 10 0
W Barresi 3 0 19 2
SP Gomes 2 0 17 0

Scorecard | Quick vs HCC | 25.05.19

Quick Haag I Vs HCC I
1-Innings Match Played At Nieuw Hanenburg, DH, 25-May-2019, Topklasse
HCC I Win by 8 wkts
Round 4
Toss won by HCC I
Umpires WPM van Liemt – P Muthucumaru
Scorers JWM Krulder – K Pattiselanno
Home Side Quick Haag I
Points Awarded Quick Haag I 0, HCC I 2
Quick Haag I 1st Innings 169/10 All Out (Overs 47.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
LW Stokkers b AA Qasim 7 11 1 0
S Diwan b AA Qasim 7 16 1 0
RP Young b BE Street 5 30 0 0
GMC Mol c sub b OO Klaus 29 30 4 1
JM Bredenkamp c BE Street b BR Itagi 55 78 4 1
D Vierling*+ c sub b BE Street 2 14 0 0
S Ekelmans lbw b BR Itagi 12 56 0 0
MB van Schelven b HC Overdijk 26 36 0 1
H Brain c LJF Lagas b BE Street 2 5 0 0
PC Groenewald b HC Overdijk 2 4 0 0
GN Trappenburg not out 5 7 0 0
extras (b0 lb1 w16 nb0) 17
TOTAL 10 wickets for 169
FOW
1-16(LW Stokkers) 2-17(S Diwan) 3-48(RP Young) 4-61(GMC Mol) 5-74(D Vierling) 6-118(S Ekelmans) 7-149(JM Bredenkamp) 8-158(H Brain) 9-161(PC Groenewald) 10-169(MB van Schelven)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
AA Qasim 10 1 30 2
HC Overdijk 8.5 1 32 2 4
OO Klaus 7 0 19 1 5
BE Street 10 0 44 3 2
MW Hay 3 0 17 0
BR Itagi 9 3 26 2 1
HCC I 1st Innings 171/2 (Overs 26.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
BR Itagi c&b S Diwan 29 39 4 0
AJ Staal* not out 86 82 6 7
BE Street c RP Young b S Diwan 40 37 4 2
BHG Gorlee not out 2 2 0 0
AO Wiffen dnb
HC Overdijk dnb
AA Qasim dnb
MW Hay dnb
DL Walhain dnb
LJF Lagas+ dnb
OO Klaus dnb
extras (b0 lb0 w14 nb0) 14
TOTAL 2 wickets for 171
FOW
1-82(BR Itagi) 2-165(BE Street)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
PC Groenewald 3 0 27 0
JM Bredenkamp 4 0 33 0 7
GMC Mol 4 0 25 0 6
MB van Schelven 8 1 31 0
S Diwan 4 0 21 2 1
LW Stokkers 2 0 13 0
H Brain 1.5 0 21 0

Scorecard | VOC vs Quick | 18.05.19

VOC I Vs Quick Haag I
1-Innings Match Played At Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam, 18-May-2019, Topklasse
Quick Haag I Win by 6 wkts
Round 3
Toss won by VOC I
Umpires MA Din – Ali Mohammed
Scorers F van Lent – R Mathieson-Gruijters
Home Side VOC I
Points Awarded VOC I 0, Quick Haag I 2
VOC I 1st Innings 168/10 All Out (Overs 38.3)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
CL Rutgers b DG Mason 28 34 5 0
MP O'Dowd b PC Groenewald 16 12 3 0
SP van Lent+ c MB van Schelven b DG Mason 27 29 5 0
SA Edwards lbw b MB van Schelven 28 29 5 0
PM Seelaar* c MB van Schelven b GMC Mol 3 13 0 0
ZDA van Baren b MB van Schelven 14 36 1 0
MA Durrani run out HJ van Gigch 16 37 3 0
JD Schoonheim c LW Stokkers b PC Groenewald 20 26 3 0
RR Upadhyaya c D Vierling b PC Groenewald 8 8 2 0
A Said not out 0 5 0 0
PJ Fletcher run out MB van Schelven 0 2 0 0
extras (b0 lb1 w7 nb0) 8
TOTAL 10 wickets for 168
FOW
1-26(MP O'Dowd) 2-75(CL Rutgers) 3-80(SP van Lent) 4-98(PM Seelaar) 5-115(SA Edwards) 6-126(ZDA van Baren) 7-143(MA Durrani) 8-167(RR Upadhyaya) 9-168(JD Schoonheim) 10-168(PJ Fletcher)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
GN Trappenburg 5 0 23 0
PC Groenewald 6.3 1 41 3 4
DG Mason 5 0 34 2
GMC Mol 8 1 28 1 1
MB van Schelven 8 0 16 2
LW Stokkers 6 0 25 0 2
Quick Haag I 1st Innings 169/4 (Overs 44.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
LW Stokkers lbw b PM Seelaar 45 52 7 0
S Diwan c SP van Lent b ZDA van Baren 3 15 0 0
RP Young c MP O'Dowd b JD Schoonheim 34 70 3 0
GMC Mol c SA Edwards b MA Durrani 28 74 2 0
D Vierling*+ not out 26 51 3 0
MB van Schelven not out 6 8 1 0
GN Trappenburg dnb
HJ van Gigch dnb
PC Groenewald dnb
DG Mason dnb
H Brain dnb
extras (b8 lb3 w15 nb1) 27
TOTAL 4 wickets for 169
FOW
1-39(S Diwan) 2-78(LW Stokkers) 3-118(RP Young) 4-158(GMC Mol)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
A Said 6 0 28 0 1 1
PJ Fletcher 8 0 29 0 2
ZDA van Baren 4.5 0 22 1 3
PM Seelaar 8 3 8 1 1
RR Upadhyaya 5 0 19 0 4
MP O'Dowd 4 0 21 0
JD Schoonheim 5 0 20 1 1
MA Durrani 4 1 11 1

Scorecard | Quick vs ACC | 11.05.19

Quick Haag I Vs ACC I
1-Innings Match Played At Nieuw Hanenburg, DH, 11-May-2019, Topklasse
ACC I Win by 102 runs
Round 2
Toss won by Quick Haag I
Umpires DJ Kalloe – P Muthucumaru
Home Side Quick Haag I
Points Awarded ACC I 2, Quick Haag I 0
ACC I 1st Innings 290/7 Closed (Overs 50)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
MA Raza b GN Trappenburg 10 23 1 0
RU Zulfiqar c&b GMC Mol 80 83 10 1
SR Rasool not out 117 132 7 4
SM Zulfiqar* b JA Brand 17 26 1 0
JL Marais+ c RP Young b PC Groenewald 32 22 1 2
CM Knoll run out 10 6 1 0
BL Barends c PC Groenewald b JA Brand 1 2 0 0
A Kumar c RP Young b GMC Mol 3 4 0 0
S Potdar not out 1 2 0 0
D Arya dnb
AM Shoaib dnb
extras (b0 lb1 w17 nb1) 19
TOTAL 7 wickets for 290
FOW
1-30(MA Raza) 2-155(RU Zulfiqar) 3-204(SM Zulfiqar) 4-256(JL Marais) 5-271(CM Knoll) 6-272(BL Barends) 7-282(A Kumar)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
GN Trappenburg 6 0 20 1
JA Brand 8 0 63 2 1
PC Groenewald 8 0 46 1 3
GMC Mol 6 0 47 2 5
MB van Schelven 10 0 53 0
S Diwan 3 0 16 0 3
S Mansoor 3 0 21 0 6
LW Stokkers 6 0 23 0
Quick Haag I 1st Innings 188/10 All Out (Overs 42.5)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
HJ van Gigch c JL Marais b BL Barends 0 5 0 0
LW Stokkers c RU Zulfiqar b MA Raza 10 29 1 0
RP Young c MA Raza b A Kumar 115 110 4 9
GMC Mol lbw b BL Barends 1 5 0 0
D Vierling*+ c BL Barends b D Arya 17 43 1 0
JA Brand lbw b MA Raza 3 9 0 0
MB van Schelven lbw b D Arya 21 27 2 0
S Diwan not out 11 16 0 0
PC Groenewald c CM Knoll b S Potdar 0 2 0 0
GN Trappenburg lbw b S Potdar 1 4 0 0
S Mansoor c RU Zulfiqar b SM Zulfiqar 0 7 0 0
extras (b0 lb1 w7 nb1) 9
TOTAL 10 wickets for 188
FOW
1-0(HJ van Gigch) 2-21(LW Stokkers) 3-24(GMC Mol) 4-81(D Vierling) 5-118(JA Brand) 6-168(RP Young) 7-176(MB van Schelven) 8-179(PC Groenewald) 9-187(GN Trappenburg) 10-188(S Mansoor)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
BL Barends 7 0 15 2 1
MA Raza 8 0 30 2 2
SM Zulfiqar 8.5 0 37 1
A Kumar 6 0 37 1 1
D Arya 10 0 41 2 2
AM Shoaib 1 0 19 0
S Potdar 2 0 8 2 1

Gallery | Quick vs ACC | 11.05.19

Quick Haag vs ACC at Nieuw Hanenburg – 11/05/19
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Scorecard | Excelsior vs Quick | 04.05.19

Excelsior 20 I Vs Quick Haag I
1-Innings Match Played At Thurlede, Schiedam, 04-May-2019, Topklasse
Excelsior 20 I Win by 4 wkts
Round 1
Toss won by Excelsior 20 I
Umpires AND van den Dries – WPM van Liemt
Scorers EM Heggelman – JWM Krulder
Home Side Excelsior 20 I
Comment Match reduced to 37 overs
Points Awarded Quick Haag I 0, Excelsior 20 I 2
Quick Haag I 1st Innings 146/7 Closed (Overs 37)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
S Diwan c BA Parchment b TJ Heggelman 4 13 1 0
LW Stokkers c DA Woutersen b BA Parchment 16 26 3 0
R Young b GG Kroesen 5 20 0 0
GMC Mol c DA Woutersen b UF Baker 22 35 0 1
JA Brand b BA Parchment 0 6 0 0
PC Groenewald b BA Parchment 5 7 1 0
D Vierling*+ st DA Woutersen b UF Baker 24 57 2 0
MB van Schelven not out 29 40 1 1
S Ekelmans not out 11 23 0 0
S Mansoor dnb
GN Trappenburg dnb
extras (b4 lb2 w19 nb5) 30
TOTAL 7 wickets for 146
FOW
1-20(S Diwan) 2-37(LW Stokkers) 3-37(R Young) 4-39(JA Brand) 5-57(PC Groenewald) 6-90(GMC Mol) 7-114(D Vierling)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
TJ Heggelman 6 1 20 1 4
RWA van Troost 1 0 10 0 2
S Bhatti 4 0 10 0 2
BA Parchment 7 1 35 3 2
GG Kroesen 3 0 23 1 5
UF Baker 8 1 21 2 1
LT Ingram 8 1 21 0 2
Excelsior 20 I 1st Innings 147/6 (Overs 34.4)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
TC Etman c S Ekelmans b GN Trappenburg 4 9 0 0
SG Shankar c MB van Schelven b S Mansoor 0 3 0 0
LT Ingram b GMC Mol 27 28 3 1
BA Parchment c GN Trappenburg b MB van Schelven 49 77 7 0
J Kroesen lbw b S Diwan 1 7 0 0
DA Woutersen+ b JA Brand 31 33 3 1
RWA van Troost not out 13 48 0 0
GG Kroesen not out 1 3 0 0
TJ Heggelman* dnb
UF Baker dnb
S Bhatti dnb
extras (b0 lb0 w21 nb0) 21
TOTAL 6 wickets for 147
FOW
1-3(SG Shankar) 2-7(TC Etman) 3-55(LT Ingram) 4-56(J Kroesen) 5-111(DA Woutersen) 6-142(BA Parchment)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
GN Trappenburg 3 0 10 1 1
S Mansoor 3 0 14 1 1
JA Brand 6 0 32 1
PC Groenewald 1 0 12 0
GMC Mol 8 0 27 1 5
S Diwan 4.4 0 24 1 10
MB van Schelven 8 1 18 1
LW Stokkers 1 0 10 0 1

Season preview 2019 – Part 1

Rod Lyall 30-04-19


VCCMuch of the initial interest in this year’s Topklasse competition will focus on promoted side Voorburg, returning to the top flight after a nine-year absence.

They lost just one match on their march to the Hoofdklasse title last season, and despite the absence of young international allrounder Bas de Leede, now in England with the MCC Young Cricketers, all the indications are that they will be stronger this year, and that they could even challenge for the Topklasse championship itself.

At the heart of their selection are four South Africans, two of them bearers of a Dutch passport and already members of Ryan Campbell’s national squad.

They are seamer Brandon Glover, who took 17 wickets at an average of 6.06 last year, and slow left-armer Clayton Floyd, whose 28 wickets at 13.61 contributed a good deal of the attack’s cutting edge.

He will share the new ball with Viv Kingma, who returns from injury and from VRA showing every sign of wanting to shake up opposing batsmen. Steffen Mulder, the only surviving member of the 2009 Voorburg side unless Tim de Leede decides to take his bat out of the cupboard one more time, will no doubt bowl his share of seamers as well.

With leg-spinner Philippe Boissevain, another member of the Dutch squad, to match Floyd’s left-arm spin Voorburg look to have a balanced and menacing attack.

And that’s without taking into account the contribution of South African brothers Matt and Nicholas Smith, whose main contribution is likely to be with the bat. Left-hander Matt hit 467 Hoofdklasse runs at an average of 116.75 in just seven matches last season before being forced out with a knee injury, and this year he will be joined by Nicholas; both have plenty of experience of club cricket in England, and can be expected to cause problems for opposing bowlers.

The side will again be captained by former Dutch international Tom de Grooth, and with keeper Mohit Hingorani and Australians Noah Croes and Steve Nottle also on their players’ list, Voorburg will be one of the teams to watch as the competition gets under way.


LogoACCThe South African influence will again also be strong at ACC, who will be hoping to improve on a very disappointing 2018 campaign.

Their new recruits are 26 year-old Boland batsman-wicketkeeper Jean Marais and 30 year-old North-West allrounder Brady Barends, who will bring some maturity to what is still a very young and inexperienced outfit.

The Zulfiqar presence will still be of great importance to the side, although Asad has moved to Punjab Rotterdam; elder brother Rehmat, one of the most improved players in the Topklasse last year, will still have skipper Saqib and the other remaining triplet, Sikander, alongside him in the team, even if it is unclear how regular an appearance will be made by their evergreen father Ahmed.

Above all, it’s consistency that the Amsterdammers will be looking for from their three remaining Zulfiqars: all have proved the ability to make big scores and to take crucial wickets from time to time, but their importance to the side is all the greater because of the club‘s commitment to a youth policy, and means that they need to come off more regularly than they were able to do last year.

There will be hope, too, that the younger brigade of Aryan Kumar – arguably the most successful of the group to date – Areeb Shoaib, Jamieson Mulready, Shirace Rasool, Ammar Zaidi and Shreyas Potdar will make significant progress this season, and that some at least of them will hold their own on the demanding Topklasse stage.

It’s not as if ACC don’t have more experienced players on their books: Bas van der Heyde topped the Second side’s batting averages last year, and with the likes of Rehan Younis and Steven de Bruin also potentially available, the opportunity is there to field a more balanced side.

Half-filling a side with teenagers is a laudable commitment to the future, but it only has real value if they are able to rise to the challenge.


LogoQuickJay Bista, the leading run-scorer in the Topklasse last season with 854 at an average of 47.44, is back at Quick Haag, where he will be joined by his countryman Prathamesh Dake, a seam-bowling allrounder who is something of a T20 specialist in his native Mumbai.

Sean Davey has reportedly moved to Ajax Leiden, and with seamer Imran Khan out through injury the club’s rebuilding phase looks set to continue. But the abandonment of the KNCB’s restriction on overseas players means that Namibian Pieter Groenewald could move up from the Seconds to strengthen the Topklasse side.

Otherwise, it looks as if Quick might need to rely on the mixture as before, with Jeroen Brand, Lesley Stokkers, Thijs van Schelven and Geert Maarten Mol, all of whom have played for the national side at some point, among the more familiar names and faces; it remains to be seen whether last season’s successful coup of persuading Edgar Schiferli to return to the colours will be repeated this year.

Keeper Daan Vierling made good progress last season, posting a maiden Topklasse half-century, and Bob van Gigch is another veteran who is always ready to demonstrate that he is still capable of making a contribution in the top flight.

Rogier Rooda and Stefan Ekelmans have yet to establish themselves as fully-fledged members of the side, and they may well find youngsters like Teun Landheer and Tycho de Mooij breathing down their necks.

Visitors to Nieuw Hanenburg will find one major difference this season: the outfield, the butt of more than its fair share of jokes over the years, has gone, as Quick have followed the example of neighbours HBS and laid a brand-new astroturf surface. Whatever one may think about artificial outfields, it seems likely to offer better value for one’s strokeplay than its predecessor sometimes did.


SpartaSparta 1888 made a promising start on their return to the top flight last season, but then fell away and had to be content with seventh position.

There’s been something of a reshuffle at the Bermweg, with Michael Pollard, Warren Bell, Craig Ambrose and Faisal Iqbal all moving on, to be replaced by 25-year-old Wellington batsman Andrew Fletcher and 18-year-old South African wicketkeeper-batsmen Garnett Tarr, as well as by spinner Manminder Singh, batsman Chandan Kumar, and the hard-hitting Ali Raza moving from Hermes-DVS, Excelsior ‘20 and Punjab respectively.

Fletcher will fill the spot vacated by Pollard, and much will depend on his ability to made consistent runs, the core around which Sparta can build significant totals.

That said, with former internationals Mudassar Bukhari and Atse Buurman still on the strength, and Belgium’s Raja Saqlain added to the squad, Sparta will doubtless be a force to contend with, especially at home.

Spearheaded by Bukhari but also featuring solid performances from skipper Joost-Martijn Snoep, Dost Muhammad, young Max Hoornweg, Usman Ishfaq and Usman Saleem, it was the attack which largely kept the Capelle side clear of the relegation zone last season, and apart from the departure of Bell that will be unchanged.


DostiThe least altered of all the squads appears to be Dosti’s. They will sorely miss Mohammad Hafeez, the leading wicket-taker and top of the bowling averages in 2018, who has moved on to Punjab.

But as against that, they have Taruwar Kohli, Anees Davids and Amitoze Singh all on their books again, and this year there is nothing in the rules to prevent all three playing at once; last season Singh proved an invaluable replacement when Kohli returned to India.

Vinoo Tewarie’s side will need more consistency from its local players, not least Tewarie himself. He and Rahil Ahmed have struggled to build major innings, and although they made 378 and 336 runs respectively last year, Kohli needs more support from both of them.

Kohli and Davids are also central to the attack, and will be even more so without Hafeez. Here, however, the pace of Wahid Masood proved useful last season, and the advent of Asief Hoseinbaks to share the spin burden with Mahesh Hans also gave a better-balanced look to the attack.

One of Dosti’s greatest problems, though, is the relative thinness of their squad: they rely heavily on their overseas players and a small number of locals, and they have not been able to find new players to help lift them back to their title-winning form of four years ago.

 

Scorecard | Punjab vs Quick | 26.08.18

Punjab I Vs Quick Haag I
1-Innings Match Played At Zomercomplex, Rotterdam, 26-Aug-2018, Topklasse
Quick Haag I Win by 58 runs
Round 18
Toss won by Quick Haag I
Umpires HM Butt – R Kaulingfreks
Scorers N Mohammed – S van der Vlekken
Home Side Punjab I
Points Awarded Quick Haag I 2, Punjab I 0
Quick Haag I 1st Innings 233/10 All Out (Overs 49.4)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
JG Bista* c M Bajwa b Mubashar Hussain 1 4 0 0
SB Davey b AK Bamunusinghe 83 88 11 1
TJB Landheer c A Raza b S Tariq 1 10 0 0
GMC Mol c AK Bamunusinghe b R Faiz 41 56 5 1
GN Trappenburg lbw b R Faiz 11 25 1 1
S Ekelmans+ b S Tariq 8 31 0 0
D Vierling lbw b Mubashar Hussain 44 50 8 0
E Schiferli c SJ Myburgh b S Tariq 3 9 0 0
LW Stokkers c Mubashar Hussain b M Latif 11 22 0 0
MB van Schelven not out 2 2 0 0
TC de Mooij run out 0 1 0 0
extras (b0 lb10 w15 nb3) 28
TOTAL 10 wickets for 233
FOW
1-7(JG Bista) 2-12(TJB Landheer) 3-132(GMC Mol) 4-154(SB Davey) 5-154(GN Trappenburg) 6-187(S Ekelmans) 7-191(E Schiferli) 8-230(D Vierling) 9-232(LW Stokkers) 10-233(TC de Mooij)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
S Tariq 10 0 41 3
Mubashar Hussain 10 0 43 2 1
JRR Farid 3 0 30 0 2 1
AK Bamunusinghe 10 2 33 1 2
R Faiz 10 2 45 2 3
M Latif 3.4 0 21 1 2 2
M Bajwa 3 0 10 0
Punjab I 1st Innings 175/10 All Out (Overs 34)
Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
SJ Myburgh c LW Stokkers b SB Davey 0 1 0 0
AK Bamunusinghe c D Vierling b E Schiferli 16 32 2 1
Mudassar Hussain c S Ekelmans b JG Bista 8 30 1 0
Y Usman c GN Trappenburg b GMC Mol 27 19 3 2
A Raza+ c SB Davey b TC de Mooij 35 33 3 2
M Latif b E Schiferli 31 35 2 1
R Faiz c S Ekelmans b E Schiferli 19 9 3 1
JRR Farid run out 27 22 1 2
M Bajwa c SB Davey b TC de Mooij 5 11 0 0
Mubashar Hussain c JG Bista b MB van Schelven 1 8 0 0
S Tariq* not out 1 4 0 0
extras (b0 lb1 w4 nb0) 5
TOTAL 10 wickets for 175
FOW
1-0(SJ Myburgh) 2-24(AK Bamunusinghe) 3-37(Mudassar Hussain) 4-60(Y Usman) 5-100(A Raza) 6-130(R Faiz) 7-143(M Latif) 8-159(M Bajwa) 9-160(Mubashar Hussain) 10-175(JRR Farid)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
SB Davey 8 2 32 1 1
E Schiferli 7 2 22 3 1
JG Bista 5 0 28 1
GMC Mol 4 0 35 1 2
TC de Mooij 8 0 36 2
MB van Schelven 2 1 21 1