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Full name Roland Philippe Lefebvre
Born February 7, 1963, Rotterdam
Current age 51 years 227 days
Major teams Netherlands, Canterbury, Glamorgan, Somerset
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|ODI debut||Netherlands v New Zealand at Vadodara, Feb 17, 1996 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v Netherlands at Bulawayo, Feb 28, 2003 scorecard|
|List A span||1990-2003|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/14||Netherlands||v PCA XI||Wormsley||29 May 2009||Other T20|
Roland Lefebvre is arguably the best cricketer Holland has produced, forging a professional career with Somerset and Glamorgan in England and Canterbury in New Zealand as well as representing Netherlands in five ICC Trophies and two World Cups. He become something of a one-day specialist as his career developed, but he still had a first-class hundred and three five-fors to his name.
He became the national team captain on his retirement from full-time cricket in 1998, attaining a fair amount of success with the Dutch national team, culminating in a milestone victory over Namibia at the 2003 World Cup. After the tournament Lefebvre brought an end to his 20-year career, calling himself "a very happy man".
But you can't expect a turnaround unless pitches, umpiring and practice facilities are simultaneously improved