Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk

Country: Netherlands
Born: July 10, 1970, Rotterdam
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium

Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk Bio

Klaas-Jan Jeroen Van Noortwijk, commonly known as Klaas-Jan Van Noortwijk, is a former Dutch cricket player who left an indelible mark on the sport. Born on September 3, 1973, in the Netherlands, Van Noortwijk had an illustrious career representing his nation at the international level.

Van Noortwijk’s cricketing journey began in 1994 when he earned his first call-up to the national squad. Just two years later, he etched his name into Dutch cricketing history during the country’s maiden appearance in the World Cup. In a match against England, Van Noortwijk showcased his skill and determination by scoring an impressive 64 runs, further establishing himself as a talented player and a crucial asset to the team.

However, it was in the 2003 World Cup that Van Noortwijk truly left his mark. During a match against Namibia, he displayed an extraordinary batting performance, surpassing all expectations. Van Noortwijk remained unbeaten and accumulated a remarkable score of 134 runs, claiming the record for the highest individual score by a Netherlands batsman in a one-day international. This remarkable feat solidified his place in cricketing history, earning him acclaim and admiration from fans and experts alike.

Having proven his mettle on the international stage, Van Noortwijk was regarded as an invaluable asset to the Dutch cricket team. His former captain, Roland Lefebvre, described him as a “very interesting character, whose deep thinking and extraordinary theories sometimes make people believe he lives on a different planet.” Despite these intriguing qualities, Van Noortwijk’s performances for Holland were firmly grounded in reality, consistently demonstrating his exceptional talent and dedication to the sport.

Throughout his career, Van Noortwijk’s exceptional skills and contributions to Dutch cricket remained unparalleled. He displayed exceptional batting techniques, combining power and precision to deliver memorable performances on numerous occasions, leading his team to victory. His contributions not only inspired younger cricketers in the Netherlands but also elevated the level of the sport within the country.

After retiring from professional cricket, Van Noortwijk continued to contribute to the sport as an organizational trainer and coach. This transition allowed him to share his wealth of knowledge and experiences with the next generation of cricketers, guiding them to success both on and off the field.

Klaas-Jan Jeroen Van Noortwijk’s legacy as a talented cricketer and record-breaker within the Dutch cricketing community will forever be remembered. His remarkable achievements, including his record-breaking innings, have solidified his place as one of the greatest cricket players to emerge from the Netherlands. Van Noortwijk’s passion and dedication to the sport, combined with his unique character, have left an indelible mark on Dutch cricket, inspiring future generations to follow in his footsteps.

Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk Career Stats

Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 9 9 2 322 134* 46 428 75.23 1 1 26 6 0 0
FC - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 25 25 3 585 134* 26.59 - - 1 2 - - 9 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Klaas-Jan van Noortwijk Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC - - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 25 - 9 11 0 - - - 7.33 - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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