Logan van Beek

Logan Verjus van Beek (born 7 September 1990) is a New Zealand-Dutch cricketer.[1] He has played for the Netherlands national cricket team since 2012 and represents Wellington in New Zealand domestic cricket. He is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium.[2]

Logan van Beek
Personal information
Full name
Logan Verjus van Beek
Born (1990-09-07) 7 September 1990 (age 32)
Christchurch, New Zealand
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 72)19 May 2021 v Scotland
Last ODI21 August 2022 v Pakistan
ODI shirt no.17
T20I debut (cap 30)17 March 2014 v UAE
Last T20I6 November 2022 v South Africa
T20I shirt no.17 (formerly 90)
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 17 17 64 101
Runs scored 262 43 1,554 952
Batting average 18.71 7.16 22.85 16.70
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 1/7 0/3
Top score 32 19* 111* 64*
Balls bowled 854 278 9,722 4,195
Wickets 22 18 160 124
Bowling average 35.18 20.38 32.80 31.92
5 wickets in innings 0 0 6 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 4/56 4/27 6/46 6/18
Catches/stumpings 10/– 7/– 43/– 58/–
Source: Cricinfo, 6 November 2022

Early lifeEdit

Van Beek was born in Christchurch, New Zealand.[2] He holds a Dutch passport through his paternal grandparents, who immigrated to New Zealand in the 1950s. On his mother's side he is the grandson of former Test cricketer Sammy Guillen, a dual international for the West Indies and New Zealand who was born in Trinidad.[3]

Van Beek was in the New Zealand squad for Under-19 World Cup in 2010.[4] He also played high-level youth basketball as a point guard, representing New Zealand at the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.[5]


Van Beek first played for the Netherlands against English county Essex in the 2012 Clydesdale Bank 40. He had to play as an overseas professional as under ICC regulations he had to wait three years after playing for New Zealand to qualify for the Netherlands. His first major international tournament for the Netherlands was the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.[3]

He scored his maiden first-class century on 24 October 2015 in the Plunket Shield.[6] In November 2017, in the 2017–18 Plunket Shield season, he took his maiden 10-wicket match haul in first-class cricket.[7] In March 2018, in round six of the Plunket Shield, he took a hat-trick for Wellington against Canterbury.[8] He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2017–18 Plunket Shield for Wellington, with 40 dismissals in seven matches.[9] In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Wellington for the 2018–19 season.[10]

In December 2018, he was signed by the English side Derbyshire for the 2019 County Championship season.[11] In April 2020, he was one of seventeen Dutch-based cricketers to be named in the team's senior squad.[12] In June 2020, he was offered a contract by Wellington ahead of the 2020–21 domestic cricket season.[13][14]

In May 2021, he was named in the Dutch One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Scotland.[15] He made his ODI debut on 19 May 2021, for the Netherlands against Scotland.[16] In September 2021, van Beek was named in the Dutch squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[17]

In July 2022, he was named in the Dutch squad for the 2022 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Global Qualifier B tournament in Zimbabwe.[18] In their group match against Hong Kong, he became the first bowler for the Netherlands to take a hat-trick in a T20I match.[19][20]


  1. ^ "Meet Logan van Beek, New Zealand's Dutch export, who is back down under again". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Logan van Beek". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 March 2014.
  3. ^ a b Kishore, Shashank (30 March 2022). "Meet Logan van Beek, New Zealand's Dutch export, who is back down under again". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  4. ^ Netherlands name van Beek, Heggelman in World T20 squad
  5. ^ "So where are the 2009 Junior Tall Blacks now?". Lacey Lowdown. 4 January 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Van Beek's career best crushes Otago". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Van Beek's maiden 10-for keeps Wellington streak alive". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Logan van Beek and Matt McEwan take hat-tricks on same day in Plunket Shield". Stuff. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Plunket Shield, 2017/18 - Wellington: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Logan van Beek: Derbyshire sign Kiwi all-rounder as overseas player for 2019". BBC Sport. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Dutch men's squads announced". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 6 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Daryl Mitchell, Jeet Raval and Finn Allen among major domestic movers in New Zealand". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  14. ^ "Auckland lose Jeet Raval to Northern Districts, Finn Allen to Wellington in domestic contracts". Stuff. Retrieved 15 June 2020.
  15. ^ "Preview: first ODI in ten years between Netherlands and Scotland (19 & 21 May)". Royal Dutch Cricket Association. Retrieved 17 May 2021.
  16. ^ "1st ODI, Rotterdam, May 19 2021, Scotland tour of Netherlands". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  17. ^ "Dutch ICC Men's T20 World Cup squad announced". Royal Dutch Cricket Association. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Squad announcement for T20 World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe". Royal Dutch Cricket Association. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  19. ^ "Netherlands crush Hong Kong". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 12 July 2022.
  20. ^ "PNG beat Uganda, Van Beek hat-trick sees off Hong Kong". Emerging Cricket. Retrieved 13 July 2022.

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