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Last updated: Thursday, 2 January, 2003, 12:15 GMT


Roland Lefebvre
Born: 7/2/63
Team: VOC Rotterdam
ODI debut: 17/2/96
Past World Cups: 1996

Right-arm medium-fast bowler
Right-handed batsman

It is impossible to talk about Dutch cricket without mentioning team captain Lefebvre.

One of the Netherlands' longest-serving players, the steady right-arm pace bowler has been a consistently effective one-day performer for the side over the years.

Lefebvre has oodles of experience to fall back on, having played first-class cricket for Somerset, Glamorgan and Canterbury where he produced a career best of 6-53 against Auckland in 1990-91.

Also useful with a bat, he represented the Netherlands in the 1996 World Cup - his country's only appearance in the event until now - and was close to scoring a 50 against New Zealand.

Since taking over the national captaincy in 1999, he has led the side to victory over Durham in the 1999 NatWest Trophy, the European Championship title in 2000 and fulfilled a long-standing ambition of winning the ICC Trophy in Canada.

While his batting let him down in Toronto, there were few better bowlers in the tournament where he averaged 13.44.





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