December 13, 2007

Netherlands

Drinnen to be named Dutch coach?

Martin Williamson

Peter Drinnen will be appointed as the new Netherlands coach at a meeting of the Dutch board on December 13, according to the Cricket Netherland website.

Drinnen was coach of Scotland until July this year when he stepped down in unhappy circumstances after senior players were reported to have instigated a whispering campaign against him. He has continued to work with the A and Under-23 teams.

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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