Despite earlier messages the Netherlands women's cricket XI will after all take part in the ECB One Day League, division 3, group C. Opponents are mostly counties in the Essex region - the odd one out is Shropshire which lies a lot further to the West.
The match schedule is based in and around May, with a finals weekend 27/28 August 2017. The Netherlands is looking forward to playing Cambridgheshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire (a well-known adversary, which in the past has made for some great and exciting matches) and Shropshire.
Team captain will again be the experienced Esther de Lange. She will lead a young, but much more experienced team. Coach is Sean Trouw, who will be assisted by the successful former Netherlands captain Helmien Rambaldo.
With a well-organised preparation and hopefully some practice matches in April, the team is certain it will perform well in this league. This kind of international cricket is very important for (the development of) the team.