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Netherlands win by 1 wicket

Holland vs Lancashire

Lightning stunned in Holland

Lancashire suffer batting collapse before losing last-over thriller

Michael Swart: runs and wickets for the hosts

The Netherlands took over at the top of Group A in the Clydesdale Bank 40 thanks to a nail-biting win over Lancashire in Schiedam.

The last-wicket pairing of Timm van der Gugten and Ahsan Malik managed to sneak the home side to their target of 237 with just two deliveries to spare.

Stephan Myburgh (34) and Michael Swart (41) had given the Netherlands the perfect start in their run chase, sharing an opening stand of 83 inside 10 overs.

There were also contributions from middle-order duo Cameron Borgas, who made 30, and wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi (26) before Mudassar Bukhari belted a breezy 36 in the closing stages to give the Dutch renewed hope.

When he fell with nine still required, Lancashire looked to be favourites, however Van der Gugten made a run-a-ball 15 not out to finish the job off and give his side a third win in four outings in this season's competition.

Dramatic collapse

Stephen Parry claimed 4-29 in a losing cause for previously unbeaten Lancashire, who had been bowled out for 236 earlier in the day.

The Red Rose county should have set their opponents a much tougher challenge after openers Stephen Moore and Ashwell Prince laid the foundations by putting on 89.

Moore blasted 10 fours and a six to top score with 77 from just 66 balls and even when he fell in the 20th overs, the visitors still seemed to be making soon progress.

They reached 199-2 before suffering a dramatic collapse, losing their last eight wickets for just 27 runs once Karl Brown had departed for 41.

Steven Croft (55) fought a lone hand from then on, but no other Lancashire batsman managed to make more than eight. Swart and Malik did the majority of the damage for the Dutch, claiming four wickets apiece.

Match Details

28th May 2012
Lancashire won the toss and elected to bat.
Sportpark Thurlede
J W Lloyds and N L Bainton


Batsman R
S.J. Myburgh c Croft b Keedy 34
Swart c Moore b Parry 41
Cooper b Croft 29
C.J. Borgas lbw b Mahmood 30
W. Barresi b Parry 26
Borren c&b Parry 0
T.G.J. Gruijters b Croft 3
Bukhari c Croft b Parry 36
Seelaar c Cross b Shahzad 2
T. van der Gugten not out 15
M.A.A. Jamil not out 3
Extras 2nb, 12w, 4lb 18
Total 39.4 Overs 237 - 9
Full Batting Card

lancashire BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Shahzad 5.4 0 52 1
Mahmood 8 0 51 1
Procter 2 0 25 0
Parry 8 0 29 4
Keedy 8 0 30 1
Croft 8 0 46 2
Full Bowling Card