From 17 to 22 December 2023, the first women's European T10 Championship ever will be held in Spain. In Malaga, the Netherlands will take on Spain, Italy, England XI and Austria.
ECN Founder, Daniel Weston comments: “It's a monumental occasion for us and for European cricket as a whole. The launch of the ECC-W represents not just a tournament, but a vision, and an aspiration for countless young players across Europe. We are on the brink of witnessing history, and the excitement for this first-of-its-kind event is set to galvanize the development of the women's game across the continent.”
The Netherlands women’s interim head coach, Jeremy Bray, comments: “After a successful European T20 World Cup qualification campaign the Dutch ladies are very excited to once again be out on the field come December for the ECC-W T10 tournament in Malaga.”
“The players have worked extremely hard over the last few months training 2-3 times a week on skill development and fitness to best be prepared for the high-intensity cricket that the very exciting format of T10 brings.”
“With several players away plying their trade overseas in the southern hemisphere (the Dutch selection lacks some household names including Heather Siegers, Sterre Kalis, Babette de Leede and Frédérique Overdijk, ed.) this tournament provides a great opportunity for other players to showcase their skills to try and push their cases for a spot in the squad for the Global T20 World Cup qualifiers next year.”
“Watch out for the women in orange, as this tournament could see some real standout performers. The team will be led by the player of the European T20 World Cup qualifying tournament, Iris Zwilling, who is going from strength to strength as a player”, says Bray.
Daniel Weston concludes: “We are immensely grateful for the support and sanctioning by the ICC. Furthermore, a heartfelt acknowledgement is extended to John Howden from Cricket Espana for his unwavering support and for making this event possible as the hosting Federation.”
Iris Zwilling (captain), Merel Dekeling, Sanya Khurana, Carlijn van Koolwijk, Hannah Landheer, Caroline de Lange, Rosalie Lawrence, Donna Polet, Robine Rijke, Robin Schmidt, Annemijn Thomson, Lize Vermeire, Isabel van der Woning.
Jeremy Bray, Taku Kusano, Lara Nicod
Busy months ahead with lots of cricket
Dutch men and women have great challenges ahead. With the T20 World Cup in June as the highlight.
February Nepal (men)
March Uganda (men)
April T20 Global Qualifier (women), United Arab Emirates
May Ireland and Scotland to the Netherlands (men)
June T20 World Cup (men), USA and West Indies
4-6-2024 Nepal Dallas
8-6-2024 South Africa New York
13-6-2024 Bangladesh St Vincent
16-6-2024 Sri Lanka St Lucia