Cricket: Netherlands women’s squad announced for WCQ vs Scotland in July

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Amsterdam: The Netherlands women’s cricket XI will play Scotland in a tri-series to determine which of the two countries will qualify for the ICC Global Qualifier for the 2017 Women’s World Cup in England. The three matches will take part between 12 and 15 July at Garon Park, Southend, Essex.netherland women team.jpg
Two old hands return to the squad of 14: former captain and top-bat Helmien Rambaldo from Quick (The Hague), and bowler Marloes Braat from Hermes DVS (Schiedam). The team will be captained by Esther de Lange (Kampong, Utrecht). Coach is Sean Trouw, assisted by former international Caroline de Fouw, who also takes up the managers role.

The squad:
Esther de Lange (c, Kampong), Miranda Veringmeier, Cher van Slobbe, Lisa Klokgieters, Marloes Braat (Hermes DVS), Helmien Rambaldo, Annemijn Thomson, Coco Steenstra Toussaint (Quick Hg), Esther Corder, Babette de Leede (VCC), Sterre Kalis (HCC), Heather Siegers, Silver Siegers (R&W), Julia van der Werf (VOC).
The Global Qualifier will be held early 2017, the venue is yet to be announced. The winners of the European play-off will join Zimbabwe and two other qualifiers from respectively the Asia and East Asia/Pacific regions. Added to these four teams will be the bottom-4 of the ICC Women’s Championship, plus Bangladesh and Ireland ( based on their places on the ICC ODI-ranking.)
The top four teams from this Global Qualifier will grab a spot at the 2017 World Cup.
Preceding this tri-series the teams will face each other on Sunday 10 July in an ECB One Day Championship division 2 match, also @ Garon Park.

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