The Netherlands National Women’s cricket team represents Netherlands in Women’s International cricket. The team’s first recorded match was on 8th August 1984, against the New Zealand women’s team in Haarlem, Netherlands.
The team is governed by the Royal Dutch Cricket Association. The team is currently being coached by Caroline Salomons. The team did not participate in the first three Women’s World Cups in 1973, 1978 and 1982. They participated in the 1988 World Cup and finished in 5th and the last place. The next year they participated in their first European Championships and finished 3rd. The following two years, the team finished 3rd and 4th in the European Championships and went on to play in the 1993 Women’s World Cup finishing in 5th Place. In 1997, the Dutch Women’s team toured Sri Lanka to play a 3 match ODI series and won the series with 2 wins. This remains their only series victory in ODI’s. The same year they played the World Cup and ended in the 8th position. In 1999, the team toured Sri Lanka once again, however lost the 5 match ODI series with no wins. They also played the European Championships the same year finishing last in the 4th position. In the 2000 World Cup, the team finished 8th. The following year in 2001, the team toured Pakistan where the hosts won the first 4 games of the 7 match ODI series with the Dutch going on to win the rest of the three. The same year, the team participated once again in the European Championships finishing 3rd. The team could not qualify for the 2005 World Cup as they could only finish 3rd in the qualifying IWCC Trophy.
The team plays One Day and Test formats of cricket and has a highest score of 375 runs for 5 wickets against Japan women’s team in ODI cricket. In a total of 75 One day International matches, the team has won 18 matches and lost 57 matches.