Italian international Damian Crowley made a dream start to his club career in The Netherlands with a match winning run-a-ball 74 to steer his HCC side to victory over ACC.

Chasing 166, Crowley cleared the ropes four times in an innings of real intent, sharing in a second wicket of 60 with Musa Ahmed (42) as HCC clinched a six-wicket win.

The 31 year-old South African born player made his debut for his adopted country in 2010, but hasnít featured for the Azurri since 2017.

(Damian Crowley)

Earlier ACC had looked well placed after an opening stand of 89 between Cameron Burnett (53) and Charles McInerney (35), but four wickets from Oli Klaus and three from Clayton Floyd sent them into a downward spiral from which they were unable to recover.

Elsewhere in the top flight, the rain played a major factor with the match between ExcelsioríT20 and Sparta being called off.

The wily spin of former Dutch international Adeel Raja saw Dosti get tangled in his web, as they were skittled for just 55.

Raja claimed an impressive 4 for 9, while youngster Luke Harslink took three scalps as VRA ran out comprehensive eight-wicket winners.

Another experienced campaigner, Stephan Myburgh hit a quickfire half century as Punjab Rotterdam beat HBS, for whom former South African first-class cricketer Tim Drummond top-scored with 49.

Myburgh clubbed 7 fours and 2 sixes in his 36-ball 51, as Punjab won by six wickets.

Keeping up the theme of veterans performing, 41 year-old Tom De Grooth proved thereís life in the old dog with the highest score of the day as his undefeated 87 powered Voorburg to a four-wicket victory over VOC.