01 Jul

Cricket is one of the most popular sports in the world, second only to football. Although The Netherlands is just a small player on the international stage, the Dutch men's XI has produced many surprising and entertaining victories. This has lead to Krijn Vrolijk and Jacob-Jan Esmeijer, both cricket writers, putting together a similar entertaining book about Dutch cricket.

The eleven stories are told by Dutch international players, about their encounters, both on and off the field, with cricket stars like Sachin Tendulkar and Chris Gayle. Some of the greatest successes in Dutch men's cricket are highlighted, such as the famous World Cup T20 opening match victory over England in 2009 at Lord's, the spectacular win over Ireland in the WC T20 in Sylhet, and, going back even further in history, the one, and to date, only victory over Australia in 1964.

In short:
Language: English
Publication date: 1 July 2020
Volume: 204 pages
With: Tobias Visée, Robert van Oosterom, Reinout Scholte, Wesley Barresi (HBS), Paul-Jan Bakker, Henk Mol (Quick), Jeroen Smits, Feiko Kloppenburg (HCC), Tom de Grooth, Tim de Leede (VCC), Daan van Bunge (Excelsior), Pieter Seelaar, Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk, Bas Zuiderent (VOC), Peter Borren (VRA), Stephan Myburgh (Punjab), Ruud Onstein (Rood en Wit), Victor Grandia (Dosti) en Steven Lubbers (UD)

Prefaces by Joseph O'Neill (author of the cricket novel 'Netherland'),  Dirk Nannes, Gary Kirtsne, Darren Sammy

Cost: €19,95

Authors: Jacob-Jan Esmeijer ('Cricket below sea level' and 'Red leather on willow') and Krijn Vrolijk ('Hanendaden'en 'NIP')

John Stephenson


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