Lee Daggett stars as Netherlands thrashed
Northamptonshire 238 for 7 beat Netherlands 119 by 119 runs
Seamer Lee Daggett recorded his best bowling figures in a one-day match as Northamptonshire thrashed the Netherlands by 119 runs to claim their first win in this season's Clydesdale Bank 40. The home side made 238 for 7 from their 40 overs, with David Sales and Rob White making half-centuries after the hosts recovered from 9 for 2 after four overs.
Daggett then took 4 for 17 in eight overs as the Netherlands failed to reproduce yesterday's heroics at Derbyshire as they collapsed to 119 all out, with only ex-Sussex man Bas Zuiderent (32) providing any resistance.
Northamptonshire won the toss and chose to bat but they got off to an awful start by losing two wickets in the fourth over. Mark Jonkman was the bowler and he forced Mal Loye to edge to wicketkeeper Atse Buurman before Vishal Tripathi launched him straight to Mudassar Bukhari at third man to go for a fourth-ball duck.
Nicky Boje walked on 38 when he edged Michael Dighton to Buurman after adding 99 along with Sales. Sales blasted 62 from 58 balls but went when he smashed Dighton to Bukhari at mid on.
White then hammered four sixes off Netherlands captain Peter Borren in the 30th over to reach 50 off 40 balls but he was bowled by Pieter Seelaar soon after. Northamptonshire captain Andrew Hall gifted Bradley Kruger his first List-A wicket by launching him to Seelaar at deep square-leg before Jonkman bowled James Middlebrook in the final over
The visitors chase got off to a bad start when Tom de Grooth flailed at a Daggett delivery in the sixth over and was caught at first slip by Hall. Daggett struck again in his next over when Eric Szwarczynski edged to wicketkeeper Murphy before Tom Cooper, who faced three balls without scoring, played on to his stumps.
Dighton, who struck an unbeaten 110 at Derby on Sunday, also went for a duck when he edged Jack Brooks to Murphy. Borren made 8 before slicing Daggett to Sales at second slip and David Wigley took out Kruger's leg stump with his first delivery of the season to leave the Netherlands on 32 for 6.
Boje trapped Buurman lbw before Zuiderent went by hitting Middlebrook to Daggett at deep mid-wicket. Boje wrapped up the Northamptonshire victory by having Bukhari caught at cover by Tripathi and Jonkman stumped by Murphy, after both had made 14.