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Last Updated:  Thursday, 6 February, 2003, 15:35 GMT

Second defeat for Holland
World Cup warm-up, Paarl: Boland 272-7 (50 overs) beat Holland 187 (48.4 overs) by 85 runs

Holland captain Roland Lefebvre
Dutch captain Lefebvre experienced defeat again

Holland made it two losses in two World Cup warm-ups as they slumped to a disappointing defeat to Boland in Paarl.

The Dutch, who lost their opening game against Western Province by 10 wickets, were always up against it after the hosts set them a daunting 272 to win.

And the batting line-up proved too frail with Bas Zuiderent the highest scorer on 28.

The last-wicket pair of Jacob-Jan Esmeijer and Jeroen Smits attempted to at least survive the 50 overs, but wicketkeeper Smits fell to Henry Davids with eight balls remaining to hand Boland victory.

Earlier, Holland struggled to contain the hitting of Benji Hector who eased to 102 not out.

The World Cup minnows had begun confidently, veteran captain Roland Lefebvre removing Boland's openers inside the first eight overs.

But Hector steadied the ship for Boland and was supported by Henry Davids, who hit 73 at a run a ball before he also fell victim to Lefebvre.

Feiko Kloppenburg was also among the wickets, finishing with two for 32 from five overs.


Boland: C Baxter, S Palframan, B Hector, J Ontong, H Davids, G Strydom, C de Lange, W du Toit, J van Wyk, R Groeneweld, H Williams

Holland: N Statham, F Kloppenburg, K-J van Noortwijk, B Zuiderent, T de Leede, L van Troost, A Raja, E Schiferli, R Lefebvre (capt), J-J Esmeijer, J Smits

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