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News: Netherlands thrash Bermuda….

While I would not really have been surprised with this result before this tour, I am a little surprised after Bermuda’s performance in the intercontinental cup. Nothing came good in this match for them, neither their batting nor bowling.

Netherlands perhaps need to rest ten Doeschate in the next game and see whether they are still competitive. There were a few good things that came out in this match, one being that Jonkman was finally effective, and I am quite happy for that because it means that Netherlands would start using him more for a bit more bite in their attack. He should form a reasonable opening pair by associate standards partnering with Schiferli. The other good thing is that Zuiderant has finally started getting some runs, so the batting reliance on ten Doeschate is reduced marginally, although he still seems to be single handedly winning them matches, or at least doing so as much as is possible in cricket.

Canada’s victory over Bermuda yesterday was also quite good. Bagai seems to have become THE man for them which is good from many perspectives. Firstly, he is, contrary to popular opinion, a home grown Canadian player. He has come through the Canadian cricketing infrastructure by representing them at the age levels and was also a part of their team in the 2003 WC. Secondly, since he is a keeper, his batting is an additional advantage, something that say Netherlands dont have. Netherlands keeper Smits is a tail ender, it does give them a big disadvantage. All in all, the other keepers in associate cricket are also decent batsmen e.g. Otieno, O Brien, Smith, and Minors, though Minors is not as effective as the rest.

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  1. j doe
    November 29, 2006 at 2:55 pm

    i know this is not the place for it, but how about a thread discussing the recent ACC Premier Leauge games?
    Couldnt figure out how to start a tread meself

  2. Cuen Lucas
    December 3, 2006 at 4:20 am

    It might be a worthwhile idea for The Netherlands to rest Ten Doeschate for a game or two, because not only do The Netherlands want him fit and rested for the world cup, but also because they must make sure that they can have a backup plan, in case of injury or a spell of bad form.

    On a side note, there’s another name to add to your list of good keeper/batsmen players in the associates, Frederik Klokker is also a gloveman.

  3. Ram
    December 4, 2006 at 9:45 am

    Well..though this result didn’t affect the final outcome of the triseries, probably Bermuda’s thrashing of the Netherlands in the final game was a “shocker”…More than the defeat, it was the manner in which they lost to a team that had a pathetic 2006 that should set the alarm bells ringing in the offices of the KNCB…Given their cricketing standards, such a result wouldn’t have been accepted even against Test nations; so it seems the Dutch have a lot of catching up to do with Sco and Ire…

    Now I really wonder how good these Associates are relative to each other?! The only thing certain is Sco and Ire are slightly (or massively?) ahead in the race…But there again, we don’t exactly know how good they’re relative to Ban/Zim?…It’s pure guess work and speculation at the moment….

  4. December 4, 2006 at 11:56 am

    You will find out a bit very soon as Scotland are going to play 2 ODIs against Ban in 2 weeks and then they tour Kenya (I think) for a 5 match ODI series….

    Regarding the final thrashing……… I dont know what happenned, but overall, Bermuda has been terrible.

    They have a decent infrastructure being set up though, and with Kenya securing the Nimbus deal, and Scotland getting their govt’s attention for increase in grants, some good things are happenning in these associates on the business side……

  5. Ram
    December 4, 2006 at 1:24 pm

    Of course, Scotland are touring Ban for a couple of ODIs this month but it would be more interesting to see how Sco do against Ban on their home soil…We all know how Ban lost in Zim despite thrashing them in more familiar conditions…Equally interesting would be to see how Sco and Ire fare against Zim, who are supposedly weaker than Ban…I don’t think Zim get to play these two Associates in any ODI series except for the odd ODI in the WC next year..It’s high time bilateral ODI series between these 4 countries every year is made the norm…maybe Ban v Zim is now becoming the equivalent of Indo-Pak cricket, too much too frequently!?

  6. December 4, 2006 at 4:25 pm

    It is high time actually that bilateral series between Bermuda, Kenya, Scotland, Ireland, Zim and Ban take place….. there is some publicity, interest, and to some extent a bit of money involved in all of them……. Netherlands and Canada are a different story in this regard, though they may be more competitive …… I guess if the money interest is the hosting country, then Ned and Can are fine… e.g. Bangladesh would probably be more interested in playing Netherlands than they would be in playing Bermuda (if they are interested in playing either!)

    I have suggested before as well that Bangladesh and Zimbabwe need to be incorporated into the intercontinental cup….. that would force a tour from the other associates, and once the tour is on, the ODIs would come automatically…… Ban and Zim are not getting enough matches from the big 8, so they need to fill up the rest of the calender……….

  7. Ram
    December 6, 2006 at 4:07 am

    I didn’t quite get what you meant about money interest in Netherlands and Canada…The only common thing between these 2 countries is their huge economies but I don’t think that’s going to have a major influence on cricketing issues given the public apathy to the game there…

    About the Intercontinental Cup, I think Zim wouldn’t mind being incorporated because that would give them a few victories to show the ICC they are better than the Associates…But Bangladesh I think would object because of their strong public support that wants to see them match up against the top 8…Even if they were to be forced into participation, it might turn out that they rest their top players for these games and instead play them only for Tests and ODIs….Involving a couple of Test ‘A’ teams shouldn’t be a bad idea considering that Kenya had defeated them 3-4 years back; the present Sco or Ire should atleast give those teams a decent fight….

  8. December 6, 2006 at 11:12 am

    Money Interest means, the “main market”…. for example, if Bangladesh is hosting an associate country, then they are going to be making the money from their OWN followers, and hence would only care about how competitive the opposition team is (Netherlands would be a better choice than Bermuda)….. but if not much money is being made from the hosting country, then Bermuda is a better choice to make some money instead of Netherlands. At least there will be a market for the live tv feed, live scores, live radio coverage etc.

    The thing about Bangladesh being unhappy at intercontinental cup, I dont think so. The reason is that the ICC has already planned out their Test tours, and they are not getting much per year, hardly 6-7 tests, whereas the big 8 get close to 15. So Bangladesh is essentially just sitting around for a lot of time. That cannot be good either for the players, or the fans. So during this free time, they can play the intercontinental cup games. btw, Scotland did beat Bangladesh 2 years ago in a one day game IN scotland, so Bangaldesh may not be that much ahead of the pack in European conditions. In sub continental conditions, I think Scotland may find it tough.

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