The trailblazing Dutch seamer is next up in our list of the top 50 cricketers from non-Test playing nations, compiled by our resident associate and affiliate expert, Tim Brooks.
As any Dutch cricket fan will tell you, PJ Bakker was the first from his nation to play county cricket, enjoying a successful career with Hampshire in which he took almost 200 first-class wickets between 1986 and 1992. I once asked a Dutch fan how good a player he was. “He attended David Gower’s wedding,” came the reply, summing up just what an inspiration he has been to aspiring Dutch cricketers. (more…)