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Netherlands cricket team in New Zealand in 1992–93

The Netherlands national cricket team toured New Zealand in December 1992 and played eight matches against teams representing various regions of New Zealand. The Dutch team was captained by Steven Lubbers.


4 December 1992
182/5 (45 overs)
172/9 (45 overs)
Nolan Clarke 57
Alex Tait 2/13 (7 overs)
Craig Rika 30
Roland Lefebvre 4/26 (10 overs)
Netherlands won by 10 runs
Cobham Oval, Whangarei
Umpires: Ross Murdoch (NZ) and John Nilsson (NZ)
  • Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat
  • The match was reduced to 45 overs per side

6 December 1992
65 (21.2 overs)
Auckland second XI
66/3 (23.3 overs)
Rupert Gomes 18
Blair Hendren 6/14 (10 overs)
Auckland second XI won by 7 wickets
Melville Park, Auckland
  • Auckland second XI won the toss and decided to field

The second game of the tour was against the Auckland Second XI at Melville Park, Auckland on 6 December 1992. The Auckland Second XI won by 7 wickets.[3] On a damp, low bouncing, pitch the Dutch team were sent in to bat. Scoring was low with Rupert Gomes scoring 18 and Peter Cantrell adding 16. Blair Hendren, a 19-year old medium pacer, took 6 wickets for 14 runs (4 of which were wides) off 10 overs, including 5 maidens. Matthew O'Rourke supported taking 2 wickets for 25 runs. Auckland second XI took their time with their run chase, batting for longer than the Dutch team had, before reaching their target for the loss of only 3 wickets. Martin Pringle top scored with 18 not out, B. Chiplin 17 and Andrew Reinholds scored 15.[1][2]

8 December 1992
Northern Districts
195/9 (50 overs)
196/4 (45.1 overs)
Alex Tait 44
Andre van Troost 3/31 (10 overs)
Peter Cantrell 99*
David Blake 2/27 (10 overs)
Netherlands won by 6 wickets
Trust Bank Park, Hamilton
Umpires: Adrian Keown (NZ) and Tom McCall (NZ)
  • Northern Districts won the toss and decided to bat

10 December 1992
Match abandoned
Basin Reserve, Wellington
  • No toss
  • No play was possible due to rain.

12 December 1992
223/5 (50 overs)
102/5 (31 overs)
Roland Lefebvre 64*
J Higgins 2/40 (10 overs)
Gavin McRae 63*
Steven Lubbers 3/25 (10 overs)
Netherlands won on faster scoring rate
Memorial Park, Motueka
Umpires: Barry Blommaart (NZ) and Paul Anderson (NZ)
  • Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat
  • Play was halted when Nelson needed to have scored 139 runs to win

December 1992
252/5 (50 overs)
Marlborough and Nelson
206/9 (50 overs)
Rupert Gomes 71
Mike Burns 3/51 (10 overs)
Campbell Smith 47
Patrick Groeneveld 2/39 (10 overs)
Netherlands won by 46 runs
Trafalgar Park, Nelson
Umpires: Barry Blommaart (NZ) and Errol Millar (NZ)
  • Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat

15 December 1992
233/5 (50 overs)
224/5 (50 overs)
Peter Cantrell 76
Mark Hastings 2/34 (8 overs)
Llorne Howell 65
Floris Jansen 2/29 (10 overs)
Netherlands won by 9 runs
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
  • Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat

16 December 1992
234/4 (45 overs)
South Canterbury
173/8 (45 overs)
Peter Cantrell 91
Craig Cumming 2/24 (5 overs)
R Drake 32
Nolan Clarke 4/55 (9 overs)
Netherlands won by 61 runs
Aorangi Oval, Timaru
Umpires: Mike Smith (NZ) and Geoff Talbot (NZ)
  • Netherlands won the toss and decided to bat
  • The match was reduced to 45 overs per side


  1. ^ a b "Auckland lose action cricket". The New Zealand Herald. 7 December 1992. p. 4, sec. 2.
  2. ^ a b "Results". The New Zealand Herald. 7 December 1992. p. 6, sec. 2.
  3. ^ "Auckland Second XI v Netherlands". CricketArchive. Archived from the original on 12 April 2022. Retrieved 13 April 2022.

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