Friday 4 April 2014 

Scotland Confirm Netherlands Games

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Scotland will host the Netherlands for three ODIs in June and July
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Scotland will host the Netherlands for three one-day games in late June and early July at Titwood in Glasgow.

The matches, which will be played on 30th June, 2nd July and 4th July, will complete Scotland's 2014 international schedule.

They host England for a One-Day International on 9th May and head to Ireland for three ODIs on 8th, 10th and 12th September.

Following the World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand, where Scotland qualified for the World Cup but the Netherlands failed to finish in the top four, the matches will not have ODI status.

Nevertheless, they promise to be competitive internationals if the Netherlands' recent performances at the ICC World Twenty20 are anything to go by.

Having beaten the Scottish en route to qualifying for the event in Bangladesh, they ran South Africa close and then beat England in their final group game.

"These games will provide a great test in the middle of our domestic summer and should be an exciting prospect for supporters to follow Scotland in what is a vitally important year for the squad," Cricket Scotland Performance Director Andy Tennent said.

And Dutch board (KNCB) Chief Executive Richard Cox added, "Following the successes of the team’s performances in the recent ICC T20 World Cup it is obviously important for us to maintain that momentum by also continuing our progress in 50-over cricket.

"It's a great opportunity for us to play Scotland who have proved their pedigree in the recent 50 over World Cup qualifiers in New Zealand, and also for us to show that we are still an extremely competitive side at this format of the game, whilst we await the outcome of the new ICC World Cricket League structures."

The announcement comes just three days after the two board confirmed that a series of 20 and 50-over matches between the two countries' domestic sides would also be played for the first time this year.

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