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Nottingham Al
Post subject: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 10:28 on 24th Sep 2012

Joined: 12:31 on 29th Jan 2009
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Location: Nottingham
Anyone travelled over to the Netherlands to watch their team in the CB40 games? Notts have been finally drawn in the same group and a nice little jolly is hoping to be planned when the fixture dates are announced. Seems like they have a few grounds where they play but Stena Line ferry from Harwich maybe a good way to go over. Any travel/hotel advice would be most welcome.
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bread
Post subject: Re: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 12:46 on 24th Sep 2012

Joined: 12:04 on 18th Jun 2008
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Location: Mansfield
I'll defo be going bud. Can't pass up an opportunity to see us abroad, last time was Dublin 09 which I'll class as abroad. I'll check options for travelling once dates are announced as it could be a mid week game so will see
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 11:57 on 24th Sep 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2150
Location: Preston UK
We enjoyed a great couple of days this year, in spite of Lancs managing to throw away a tremendous position. The Dutch are warm hosts and do'nt even charge for the privellige of watching (something to do with their status). Our game was in Rotterdam, as was the Esex game the day after. The ground was a short train ride and a decent walk from the centre, which turned out to be a bit of a problem for the lads who had Ferried it as the return sailing was early evening and made it a bit tight. You might want to bear that in mind especially when flights are as cheap as, ours was about £60 from Manchester.We had a night in the Dam and second night in Rotterdam, in all honesty the nightlife in R'dam 'aint brilliant but after a day at the cricket .... wel you get my drift.
From what I've heard they do move the games around so you could be anywhere, in any case its a not to be missed and another country I never thought I'd go to for cricket.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 11:58 on 24th Sep 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
bread Wrote:
I'll defo be going bud. Can't pass up an opportunity to see us abroad, last time was Dublin 09 which I'll class as abroad. I'll check options for travelling once dates are announced as it could be a mid week game so will see

You'll need to keep an eye on the old fella in the Dam Bread lad
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 17:47 on 24th Sep 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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I went to see Middlesex in Deventer last year. I can't remember whether they charged admission, but if they did, it wasn't much. I flew into Schipol and got a direct train to Deventer from there. Others crossed the channel by Eurostar to Brussels, got the Thalys to Amsterdam, and another train from there. I stayed 2 nights, and everyone who went had a great time. Not a cheap trip though.

Depending on where you're playing and what time it starts, you might be able to save on a night's accommodation by getting the overnight boat from Harwich arriving on the morning of the game.
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Nottingham Al
Post subject: Re: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 09:31 on 25th Sep 2012

Joined: 12:31 on 29th Jan 2009
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Location: Nottingham
Cheers guys. Looks like they played their CB40 games at three different venues this season - Voorburg, Schiedam and Amstelveen. Will just have to wait now but maybe tempted to drive if Schiedam as only a 30 minute drive from Hook of Holland ferry terminal. Looks like a good trip wherever though.
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cheltharry
Post subject: Re: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 09:14 on 26th Sep 2012

Joined: 15:47 on 17th Sep 2012
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I went to see glos v ned a couple of years ago,stayed in amsterdam and got a train down to north rotterdam and a local bus to hazelerwigg, the ground was part of a sports university complex, very impressive. free entry rained most of the day but got a 10 over slog in at the end.
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Nottingham Al
Post subject: Re: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 18:51 on 13th Nov 2012

Joined: 12:31 on 29th Jan 2009
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Location: Nottingham
Rumours going round that the Netherlands will play most if not all of their 2013 'home' CB40 fixtures in England!! Hope that this is nothing more than a rumour as it looks like 2013 will be the last year for a nice European trip with Netherlands likely not to be inviolved in the new CB50 from 2014!!
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peado
Post subject: Re: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 09:47 on 14th Nov 2012

Joined: 09:29 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Nottingham Al Wrote:
Rumours going round that the Netherlands will play most if not all of their 2013 'home' CB40 fixtures in England!! Hope that this is nothing more than a rumour as it looks like 2013 will be the last year for a nice European trip with Netherlands likely not to be inviolved in the new CB50 from 2014!!

Where did you get that from !
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Nottingham Al
Post subject: Re: Netherlands CB40
PostPosted: 13:27 on 14th Nov 2012

Joined: 12:31 on 29th Jan 2009
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Location: Nottingham
Netherlands v Notts could well be played in Cornwall!! From twitter but Notts CCC posted it. As for not being involved from 2014 i think i found that on cricketeurope4.net. As much as i like Cornwall i will not be travelling down there for a 'Netherlands' away trip.
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