The Dutch women's cricket team is the team that represents the Netherlands in international women's cricket matches. Unlike their male counterparts, they currently have both Test and ODI status.


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The Dutch team made their international debut in 1984, playing a One-day international against New Zealand. This was 12 years before the Dutch men's team played their first ODI. They lost that game by 67 runs, and were next seen in international cricket in 1988, playing in their first World Cup, in which they finished in last place. They finished third in the first European Championship in 1989.


They again finished third in the European Championship in 1990, and finished fourth the following year. The 1993 World Cup was again a disappointment, with another last place finish. 1995 saw them again finish third in the European Championship.

1997 was a busy year for the Dutch team, travelling to the Mikkelberg-Kunst-und-Cricket Center in Germany to play two ODIs against Denmark, a trip they repeated in 1998. They also visited Sri Lanka for a three match ODI series against the hosts, which they won 2–1, which remains their sole ODI series victory. This was followed by the World Cup, in which they avoided last place by reaching the quarter finals before being knocked out by Australia.

1999 saw another tour to Sri Lanka, where they lost the five match ODI series 5–0. This was followed by a last place finish in the European Championship in Denmark.


2000 saw the Dutch team's fourth and, to date, final World Cup appearance, where they again finished last. This was followed in 2001 by a tour to Pakistan where the hosts went 4–0 up in the seven match ODI series before the Netherlands won the final three games. Later in the year saw another third place finish in the European Championship.

Their only cricket in 2002 was a three match ODI series against New Zealand, which saw three heavy defeats, two by more than 200 runs. The following year they hosted the first Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier, then known as the IWCC Trophy. They needed to finish in the top two to gain qualification for the 2005 World Cup, but could only manage third place.

Their next international engagement was the European Championship in 2005, finishing in fourth place. 2006 saw a two match ODI series against Ireland, which they lost 2–0. The year did see some good news for them though, as the ICC announced that the top ten women's teams would have Test and ODI status. Their third place finish in the IWCC Trophy in 2003, meant that the Dutch were included in this top ten. In February 2008 the Dutch women retained their test status for another four years by reaching the semi-final of the Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier.

Tournament History[edit]Edit

World Cup[edit]Edit

  • 1973: Did not participate
  • 1978: Did not participate
  • 1982: Did not participate
  • 1988: 5th place
  • 1993: 8th place
  • 1997: Quarter Finals
  • 2000: 8th place
  • 2005: Did not qualify

European Championship[edit]Edit

  • 1989: 3rd place
  • 1990: 3rd place
  • 1991: 4th place
  • 1995: 3rd place
  • 1999: 4th place
  • 2001: 3rd place
  • 2005: 4th place

Cricket in 2007[edit]Edit

The big event for the Netherlands in 2007 will be their first Test match, at home against South Africa. They will also play an ODI series as part of that tour. At some point in the year, they will visit Ireland to play in the World Cup qualifying event against the hosts, as well as BermudaPakistanPapua New GuineaScotland, South Africa and an African qualifier.


ODI cricket[edit]Edit

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