Topklasse (cricket)

The Topklasse (known until 2010 as the Hoofdklasse) is the highest domestic 50-over cricket competition in the Netherlands.

Topklasse
AdministratorKoninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond
FormatLimited overs cricket
Tournament formatone ten-team division
home and away in 1-day matches.
Number of teams10
Current championVOC
Most successfulHCC (33 titles)
Most runsTim de Leede (11,939)
Most wicketsTim de Leede (476)

Until 2016 the league featured 8 teams playing in a double round-robin format, followed by relegation and championship play-offs. From 2017 the league reverted to a simple ten-team double round-robin format.

The dominant club in terms of league titles has been HCC (Hague Cricket Club). Based in The Hague the club was formed in 1878 and won the first Dutch title in 1884. As of 2018, the club has won 48 Topklasse titles, most recently in 2008. The club was so dominant in Dutch cricket in the years after World War I that its Second XI was allowed to play in the top division and won the title five times between 1928 and 1935 - as well as sharing the title with the HCC First XI in 1926.

The 2019 champions were Excelsior '20.

Previous championsEdit

  • 1884 - HCC
  • 1885 - HCC
  • 1886 - HCC
  • 1887 - USV Hercules
  • 1888 - HC & FV Olympia
  • 1889 - GC & FC Olympia
  • 1890 - Rood en Wit
  • 1891 - Amstel’s C.C.
  • 1892 - Rood en Wit
  • 1893 - Rood en Wit
  • 1894 - Rood en Wit
  • 1895 - HCC
  • 1896 - Amstel’s C.C.
  • 1897 - Ajax (L)
  • 1898 - Rood en Wit
  • 1899 - HCC
  • 1900 - Rood en Wit
  • 1901 - HCC
  • 1902 - Rood en Wit
  • 1903 - HCC
  • 1904 - Volharding
  • 1905 - Amstel’s C.C.
  • 1906 - HCC
  • 1907 - Rood en Wit
  • 1908 - Volharding
  • 1909 - Amstel’s C.C.
  • 1910 - Rood en Wit
  • 1911 - Rood en Wit
  • 1912 - HCC
  • 1913 - Rood en Wit
  • 1914 - unfinished
  • 1915 - Rood en Wit
  • 1916 - HCC
  • 1917 - HCC
  • 1918 - Pris. of War A
  • 1919 - HCC
  • 1920 - HCC
  • 1921 - HCC
  • 1922 - HCC
  • 1923 - HCC
  • 1924 - V.R.A.
  • 1925 - HCC
  • 1926 - HCC I en HCC II
  • 1927 - HCC
  • 1928 - HCC II
  • 1929 - HCC II
  • 1930 - HCC II
  • 1931 - HCC
  • 1932 - HCC II & V.O.C.
  • 1933 - HCC
  • 1934 - HCC
  • 1935 - HCC II
  • 1936 - HCC
  • 1937 - V.R.A.
  • 1938 - Hermes DVS
  • 1939 - P.W.
  • 1940 - A.C.C. (north), HCC (south)
  • 1941 - HCC
  • 1942 - A.C.C.
  • 1943 - A.C.C.
  • 1944 - V.V.V.
  • 1945 - no competition
  • 1946 - Hermes DVS
  • 1947 - HCC
  • 1948 - A.C.C.
  • 1949 - A.C.C.
  • 1950 - A.C.C.
  • 1951 - A.C.C.
  • 1952 - HCC II
  • 1953 - A.C.C.
  • 1954 - A.C.C.
  • 1955 - HCC II
  • 1956 - HCC
  • 1957 - HCC
  • 1958 - HCC
  • 1959 - HCC
  • 1960 - HCC
  • 1961 - HCC II
  • 1962 - Rood en Wit
  • 1963 - HCC
  • 1964 - HCC
  • 1965 - Quick (H) & V.O.C.
  • 1966 - HCC
  • 1967 - HCC
  • 1968 - HCC
  • 1969 - H.B.S. & Rood en Wit
  • 1970 - Quick (H)
  • 1971 - Rood en Wit
  • 1972 - HCC
  • 1973 - HCC II
  • 1974 - VOC
  • 1975 - VOC
  • 1976 - HCC
  • 1977 - VOC
  • 1978 - H.B.S.
  • 1979 - H.B.S.
  • 1980 - H.B.S.
  • 1981 - V.R.A.
  • 1982 - VOC
  • 1983 - VOC
  • 1984 - VOC
  • 1985 - HCC
  • 1986 - Quick (H)
  • 1987 - VOC
  • 1988 - Kampong
  • 1989 - Kampong
  • 1990 - Kon. UD
  • 1991 - Excelsior '20
  • 1992 - Kampong
  • 1993 - Excelsior '20
  • 1994 - VOC
  • 1995 - Excelsior '20
  • 1996 - Excelsior '20
  • 1997 - Excelsior '20
  • 1998 - VRA
  • 1999 - VRA
  • 2000 - Excelsior '20
  • 2001 - VRA
  • 2002 - VCC
  • 2003 - VRA
  • 2004 - Excelsior '20
  • 2005 - VRA
  • 2006 - VRA
  • 2007 - VRA
  • 2008 - HCC
  • 2009 - Excelsior '20
  • 2010 - VRA
  • 2011 - VRA
  • 2012 - Excelsior '20
  • 2013 - Quick (H)
  • 2014 - Quick (H)
  • 2015 - Dosti United CC
  • 2016 - Excelsior '20
  • 2017 - Excelsior '20[1]
  • 2018 - VOC
  • 2019 - Excelsior '20[2]

Championship titlesEdit

Club Number of titles
HCC 48
Rood en Wit 14
VRA, Excelsior'20 12
VOC 11
ACC 9
Quick (H) 5
HBS 4
Kampong 3
Hermes D.V.S. 2
VCC, Kon. UD, VVV, PW, Dosti-United 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Excelsior'20 prolongeert titel, kncb.nl, 22 aug 2017
  2. ^ [1], rijnmond.nl, 18 aug 2019

External linksEdit