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News: Lightning stikes twice…. Bermuda beat Scotland…..

And so much for Canada. They tried to beat the Kenyans quickly, and ended up losing by 150+ runs.

The Dutch did well to beat the Irish and take the 3rd spot.

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  1. Ram
    February 6, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    I think Scotland took this game easy; atleast Bermuda were now able to defeat them..

    In hindsight, it’s been a case of so near yet so far for the Dutch…they’ve missed US $250,000 by a mere 2 runs..I would imagine that of the six Associates, the country that needed those $$ the most was the KNCB given the minimum funds they work with…With ICC treating them like any other Associate, one gets the feeling that it’ll be sometime yet before Dutch cricket can raise its profile and become a visible sport not only in Netherlands but in the cricketing community itself…

    As far as Kenya go, they should now be in a much better position to organize more tours for their national as well as age-group sides…I think CK will now have enough money to be able to start the domestic 4-day competition thereby becoming the first Associate to do so…

    For Scotland, this money though much smaller in value compared to Kenya, should atleast help towards professionalizing the national squad…I would assume that strong performances in the World Cup (though that’s going to be really difficult!) may make TV companies interested (just like the case of Kenya)…

  2. Roland Ilube
    February 9, 2007 at 9:38 am

    So the dust has settled on this tournament, but for me many questions remain:

    What would the Dutch have given to have another try at that last over against Scotland?

    With Hoffmann and Hussain getting into hot water, are Scotland now the “bad boys” of Associate cricket?

    Just how many runs do Ireland’s batsmen need to score to give their bowlers a chance of winning a game?

    Will Canada’s selectors decide that maybe there is a substitute for experience?

    Are Bermuda really going to the World Cup?

    But perhaps most importantly, has Jiminy (Sorry Jimmy) Kamande managed to convert Nasir into one of his fans?

  3. February 9, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    Roland,

    I wasted 1 hour watching Kamande against BD at 2AM on a weekday, the most torturous innings I have ever seen …… I think he will need to win a match for Kenya against a big8 test team before I become his ‘fan’ 🙂

    This is the second time that the Dutch have lost a last ball thriller to Scotland within 1 year……. so they need to get their act together…. 2 things that hit you right in the face with the Dutch are that 1) Van Troost does nothing 2) Smits is a decent keeper, but Buurman would be a better choice, as there is no point in your keeper being the number 11 bat. How many experienced people do the Dutch need? They have enough experience with Zuiderant, Schiferli, Reekers, ten Doeschate, Van Bunge………….

    Scotland’s biggest gain, apart from the final spot, was to find Majid Haq as a realiable opener……… their ideal team now looks like:

    Haq
    Watts
    Watson
    Hamilton
    McCullum
    Smith
    Brown
    Wright
    Lyons
    Hoffman
    Blain

    which is actually a very good team……. they have very experienced people like Lockhart, and county players like Coetzer, Poonia in the reserves.

  4. February 9, 2007 at 12:31 pm

    btw…… whether Bermuda are truly in the right league or not can be determined by having a tournament at the momment between Namibia, Bermuda, Afghanistan, Uganda, UAE and Denmark……..

  5. Martin Lauritsen
    February 9, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    Nasir

    Agree, Van Nierop for Van Troost, Buurmann for Smits and Kervezee for de Leede from their last line up and you have probably the strongest Dutch eleven (Borren, Stelling, Kashif and Adeel Raja would fight for two positions depending on conditions and form)

  6. Tom Lewis
    February 11, 2007 at 5:57 am

    The Ireland bowling situation appears to be a concern for them. They appear to be playing far too many allrounders when the batting line up at the top of the order is more than good enough as it has shown in the WCL. I also think Ireland should have taken an extra specialist spinner, for example Gary Kidd or Greg Thompson at the expense of one of the seamers. On top of that maybe Adrian McCoubrey with his county experience should have travelled after being cruell disgarded due to his failure to excel in more than one field i.e he can only bowl!

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