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Dutch number one faces tough mission in league

Posted by on March 16, 2018

Dutch number one faces tough mission in league

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Glenn Hofman and Jean van Erp ready for the battle with Coklu and Horn?

LOCHEM/SLUISKIL - The number one in the Dutch league, the SIS Schoonmaak team from The Hague, is not only facing a long trip to the east of the country. The away match against Bousema Lochem, a team in the middle part on the ranking, will certainly be a tough mission. The Hague team is, as usual, at its best in the line-up, the opponent shows up with two world class players, Murat Naci Coklu and Martin Horn, completed by Stefan Galla and Wesley de Jaeger

Glenn Hoffman has showed his great form in the last couple of weeks, ready for the clash with Coklu. The leading player from The Hague defeated Eddy Merckx in Belgium this week and is also leading there the ranking with his team from BC Deurne. Jean van Erp is preparing for the match against Martin Horn, who is out for revenge for the previous meeting. Jean van Erp was rarely good in the home match against Horn and won 40-6 in 15 innings!

The margin between SIS Cleaning and the first pursuer is still comfortable. The Hague team is three points ahead of HCR Prinsen and even nine points away from the other contenders for a place in the playoffs: DPC and Team Eekhoorn. HCR Prinsen plays a home match against 't Hartje/Van Wanrooy on the sixteenth match day in his strongest line-up with Dick Jaspers and Eddy Leppens. DPC faces the number last MCR and leaves two of its top players, Polychronopoulos and Martinez, at home. Birol Uymaz is the leader, Martin Spoorman second man, three and four are Frenchmen Cédric Melnytschenko and Richard Bitalis. Team Eekhoorn, in its regular line-up, faces De Veemarkt, where two artistic players, Rene Dericks and Erik Vijverberg, come in at three and four.

Frédéric Caudron and Eddy Merckx meet for the second time this week in the always exciting prestige battle. The Belgians played against each other in France last Thursday with Caudron as the winner. On Sunday in Sluiskil, meets L&B Ledermode. For the Brabant team, the mission is to stay in top five, Dallinga can level the opponent by a win. STZ Zundert, far away from the leaders with its ninth place, can climb up if they can beat A1 Biljarts in D'n Hoek. Forthomme and Ceulemans are the captains, they play against Rudolph and Van der Spoel.

The full program for Sunday:

HCR Prinsen-'t Hartje / Van Wanrooy
Pijl-Van Cromvoirt

STZ Zundert-A1 Biljarts
Ceulemans-Van der Spoel
Van Beers-Blauwblomme
Groot-De Zwart

Team Eekhoorn-De Veemarkt
Van Kuyk-Wilkowski

Bousema Lochem-SIS Cleaning
Horn-Van Erp
De Jaeger-Jorissen

Bitalis-Brouwer Ledermode
De Bruijn-Christiani
Van Acker-Valentijn


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