SEAM BOWLING ALL ROUNDERS
Jannisar Khan - Player Signed 2013
‘Janni’ has represented Pakistan at every level from Under 15 to A team. He was also drafted into the Pakistan team that toured England in 2006.
At Lancaster, two seasons tallied 785 runs @ 49.06 and 23 wickets with 947 runs @ 72.85 and 35 wickets.
Hightown Cricket Club in the Liverpool Premier League, comment Jannisar was arguably their best ever Club professional in 2008. During a 13 game period, he scored 505 runs @ 42.08 and 39 wickets @ 14.30, before having to depart for an immediate family bereavement.
Prior to this, other spells in Liverpool Comp and East Anglian Premier leagues, have met with similar successes.
Requires Level 2 credentials, for his next stint.
Former Pakistan U19 all-rounder, who has progressed into FC cricket with success.
Zohaib bowls brisk medium pacer who has opened the bowling in 1 and 4 day cricket. He is also captain of Islamabad.
ECB Level 2 qualified, who played in the Lancashire County League in 2012, scoring 628 runs @ 37 and 32 wickets @ 26. Zohaib has excellent communication skills and looks to continue his league pro development.
Rahat is a 23 year old left arm seamer, who has made good progress in the last 2 years. This has coincided with his move from Multan to the big name, KRL department, which is laced with quality cricketers in the mould of Mohammad Wasim, Bazid Khan, as well as Test seamers, Yasir Ali and Yasir Arafat and the mercurial Shoaib Akhtar, pre retirement to learn from. Rahat is a slippery left arm new ball bowler, who seeks his first UK league engagement. Rahat is also a competent batsman, who has scored runs at lower levels and is seeking to improve those statistics too. Also requires ECB Level 2 credentials, but happy to work towards achieving this and use his skills to develop any club’s budding seam bowlers.
Thirty one year old Peshawar stalwart, Waqar has over a decade of First Class experience under his belt. He has taken over 300 wickets in the four day format bowling left arm seam. Ability to bring the ball back makes his a useful operator at professional level, and offers clubs a highly reputable and experienced cricketer. Had a productive season in the Home Counties League in 2006 with Slough, where 46 wickets in 14 games were taken at 14.22.
Waqas is in the infancy of his First Class career. In just 8 games, his pace has earned him 45 wickets at an average of 17.93. Waqas is 22 years old and bowls a heavy ball. He has started the season off with a 5 wicket haul in his only game to date for State Bank. Seeks his first engagement which will prove to be a great learning curve for him and present a club with a bowler of promise and repute.
Rao Iftikhar Anjum
A top quality new ball bowler, not dissimilar to Australian great, Glenn McGrath in terms of pace and accuracy. Rao has immense International experience that has seen him win World T20 medals. Has experience of County Cricket, at Surrey in 2010. Prior to hitting the big time, Rao played several years of league cricket, more latterly at Porthill Park as a sub pro in 2010 and East Bierley in the strong Bradford League in 2012.
Rao is ECB Level 2 qualified and an outstanding option for a top class club seeking a high class cricketer.
Yasir Ali - Player Signed
Yasir was plucked from street cricket in 2003. His first professional game was a Test Debut versus Bangladesh. A tall, well built opening bowler and capable batsman with a First Class century under his belt.
Achieved success in his 2 previous Premier League clubs. Yasir’s outstanding efforts in 2012, ensured his team was promoted into the Premier Division. His 2012 exploits saw him scored 501 runs @ 31.31 and 75 league wickets @ 10.17.
A very likeable, intelligent cricketer, who is ECB Level 2 qualified and happy spending time helping team mates, young and not so young improve their game.
For the last 3 seasons Yasir Ali has been Elworth Cricket Club's overseas player, having first appeared for the club as a substitute professional in 2009. With over 275 wickets and over 1750 runs, Yasir has proved to be an excellent cricket professional for us, he is also a very likeable person who has fitted in well with both players and supporters, all of whom are looking forward to his return to play for Elworth in 2013.
Waqar Ahmed Khan - Player Signed
Waqar is a former First Class player, who is now resident in Manchester. Waqar is a skippers dream in that he bowls leg spin, bats in the top order and takes slip catches with ease. Waqar has a decade of league experience in Huddersfield, Cheshire and Liverpool. Waqar had 6 successful years at Ainsdale, before moving to Skelmersdale in 2011 and continued that with both bat and ball.
Nazim Mohammed - Player Signed
A very promising fast bowler who has ambitions of playing County Cricket. Presently having trials with several Counties. Nazim has played representative cricket at League and Minor County level.
Nazim performed solidly in the Bradford, Bolton and Huddersfield Leagues. The last 4 seasons in the Liverpool Competition, have seen his pedigree rise with 252 wickets@ 16, prove he has pace and causes problems. Nazim continues to work hard on his batting and has provided several crucial cameos in time of need.
Shahid Mahboob - Player Signed
One of Pakistan’s best medium pacers in the 1980 and 1990’s. He went onto play Test and ODI cricket and still shares a World Cup record partnership with Imran Khan.
Shahid is a Lancashire Board Level 3 coach and tutor and have immense coaching experience. He has been a prolific league cricketer during his career and retains fitness and immense enthusiasm to perform. A versatile cricketer who can bat anywhere in the top order and start bowling seam up and revert to off spin when needed. Scored 768 runs with 74 wickets in 2010. This season, the evergreen racked up nearly 680 runs and 80 wickets in 2011.
Ataur Rehman - Under Offer
Ata played 43 Internationals and gained respect as Pakistan’s third seamer during the 1990’s. He often bowled testing spells after Wasim and Waqar had caused damage with the new ball. His career stalled and he was given a life ban in the ‘match fixing scandal’. By the time, he proved his innocence in the Courts and the ICC revoked his life ban, his top flight career had ended with many seamers ahead of him. This hasn’t dampened his enthusiasm, as Ata recently played several 2nd XI games for Derbyshire. Ata has over a decade of league experience in Ribblesdale, Cheshire County, Liverpool Competition, Tyneside and North Staffs leagues. This year, he played for Brigade in the North West Union in Ireland and helped secure a league title, with solid bat and ball efforts. He also proved critics wrong who said he could bat with near 700 league runs and 35 wickets. In one T20 game, he smashed a 42 ball 120*. Level 2 qualified, Ata enjoys coaching young seamers in the art of seam bowling and is a great club servant with his vast experience.
Zia ur Rehman - Under Offer
Identical twin brother of Ata. Zia is an explosive top order batter, who bowls leg spin and can keep wicket. Played 14 First class games before settling in the UK. Holds a record in Bangladesh Premier League cricket with a season’s best of 850 runs. Zia has played in the Tyneside, Cheshire County leagues and had an excellent year in the North Staffs at Betley, scoring 896 runs @ 47.16 and 25 wickets @ 27. Zia is a fun loving character who plays hard, but fair and a quality team man.
Waqas Chughtai - Player Signed
Waqas shared the new ball in the early part of his First Class career with Mohammad Asif and Rana Naveed. He then moved to ‘the Man U’ of Pakistan cricket, in Habib Bank. He was never overawed and performed credibly when played. Alongside this, he built his league career with stints in Birmingham, North East Prem, Liverpool Comp, Lincs Premier leagues. After marriage, he settled in the Midlands, and played for Peterborough in the Northants Premier. ‘WC’ doesn’t look like a quick bowler, however, a ‘Google’ search will testify that he bowls an excellent Yorker at pace. When batting, he displays style and patience. He didn’t play in 2010, due to work commitments, but returned this year with a Lancashire League sub pro effort with bat and ball, and then in 8 games for Burton Latimer (Northants Prem), he took 32 wickets @ 9.22, with a best of 9/15 and average of 20 with the bat. Waqas has his own transport and with no ancilliary costs for a club, bar match fee, Waqas’s services will be very much in demand at every level.
A left hand middle order bat and leg spinner. In the UK on a Tier 4 Student Visa, which will soon convert to a full working visa. The 23 year old is starting out in his career and just played a solitary List A game. Once he completes his graduation, he will represent Lahore again. Waqas sub pro’d for Burnley in the Lancashire League and scored a vital 35* in a low scoring win. He bowls leg breaks a la Afridi style. In 13 games he scored 519 runs at 47.18 with a best of 172 and 26 wickets at 14.41 in the Berkshire 1st Division. Waqas is now seeking a more permanent club within reasonable distance of London.
Harry Chappell - Under Offer
Twenty year old University student, Harry is under the watchful eye of Essex CCC. Had a successful 2nd XI debut this year scoring 51 & 30 against a strong Sussex side. Harry has progressed thorugh the ranks at Huntingdonshire. A solid, stroke player at the top of the order, he also bowls leg breaks. Also played representative league cricket and looking to move up the cricketing educational ladder with a stronger challenge. Scored 4022 league runs in 4 seasons in the Cambridgeshire League, averaging 42.78. His leg spin has snared 42 wickets, however, he has been underused in a side with a pro thats a leg spinner.
Mohammad Azam - Player Signed
Azam is a former FC cricketer, who can open the batting and bowling at league level. This has proved effective for him, in many leagues he has played since 2001. He has extensive experience in the North Lancs, Huddersfield, Birmingham, North Staffs, Cheshire County and Liverpool Premier Leagues.
He has the ability to bowl brisk medium pace and bats anywhere in the top order. A useful utility cricketer and a genuine team man.
Yasir was plucked from street cricket in 2003. His first professional game was a Test Debut versus Bangladesh. A tall, well built opening bowler and capable batsman with a First Class century under his belt. Achieved success in his 2 previous Premier League clubs. Yasir will start the 2012 season in trying to help Elworth to reach the North Staffs Premier League after a narrow miss in 2011. A very likeable, intelligent cricketer, who is ECB Level 2 qualified and happy spending time helping team mates, young and not so young improve their game.
For the last 2 seasons Yasir Ali has been Elworth Cricket Club's overseas player, having first appeared for the club as a substitute professional in 2009. With over 85 wickets and over 450 runs in both the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Yasir has proved to be an excellent cricket professional for us, he is also a very likeable person who has fitted in well with both players and supporters, all of whom are looking forward to his return to play for Elworth in 2012.
Another from the long line of Pakistan seam bowling talent. Rauf has been on the periphery of International cricket from 2003 and represented Pakistan A on several occasions at home and away. Like most tall quicks, Rauf hits the deck and gets the ball to bounce at pace, thus testing many of the best batters. Made a belated ODI debut in 2008 and Test debut in 2009. His first foray in League cricket was in 2002 at Westhoughton, where he scored 650 league runs and took his 100th league wicket on the last day of the season. He also played 2nd XI cricket for Glamorgan in 2006 and was close to becoming their overseas player. Captains at First Class level . Presents an excellent option for any club looking for a genuine opening bowler and middle order batsman.
A powerfully built seam bowler hailing from the North West Frontier. ‘Rio’ was part of the U19 World Cup team in 2003 and progressed through the Academy and A team format to win a Test Cap. Bowls at a bustling pace. His prowess with the bat is akin to his namesake Shahid Afridi. On song, Rio’s stay at the crease for 30 minutes will destroy any league attack. Four outstanding sessions in the North Yorks & South Durham for Great Ayton, saw Riaz amass 2000 league runs @ 30 and 339 wickets @ 15. These efforts rewarded his side with a league title and several cup triumphs. A cricketer who is capable of 100 wickets and 700 runs a season means Rio’s stock will always be high. Level 2 qualified. Riaz is present Captain of Peshawar.
Over 4 years with us he was exceptionally good as a pro. Took 100 wickets one season, a rare occurrence in our league. Had 3 9fers and not many weeks without a 5fer, bowls his heart out every week. Swashbuckling bat scored 100 his first appearance plus a couple more, hits the ball a country mile and only knows one way to bat hence it's a lot or nowt! .Always drew a large crowd.
His teammates loved him. He never coached for us but we put him through a UKCC2 coaching course at Old Trafford. He was really good with our youngsters though, they all worshipped him. He would be a lot better now as he is more confident with his English.
We never retained him in 2010 due to the economical turn down and the club resources limits taking him out of our financial budget, he was a perfect pro in his attitude and performances.
Sunny Gandhi - Player Signed
Whilst twenty nine year old all rounder, Sunny, has not played First Class cricket in India, he has State honours at U19 and U22 levels.
Sunny is a skipper’s delight, in being able to open with bat and ball.
He shows imperious qualities with the bat and this proved in his 3 year stint at Caldy in the Liverpool Competition. In 2011, he topped the league averages with 1012 runs @ 67 and 57 wickets at 17. This included a career best 201 during one league match.
The 2010 season was also successful with 948 runs @ 67 with 42 wickets @ 15. In total, he scored 2602 runs @ 57.82 with 133 wickets at 15.62.
The 2012 summer saw a change of club to Skelmersdale, with another consistent return of 791 runs @ 43.94 and 43 wickets @ 11.98 that saw his club miss out on promotion.
Sunny enters the UK on a Sports Visitor Visa and seeks further opportunity to extend his league career. An all round genuine club man who plays his club cricket alongside Indian superstar, Harbhajan Singh.
Zeeshan possesses the mannerisms of an ‘Azhar Mahmood’ type replica. Bowls sharp medium pace and hits the ball very hard. He has 2000 first class runs with a best of 221 and also a one day best of 170. His bowling is being utilised more often now and he is classed as a genuine league bowler. Three and a half seasons in the Herts Premier, collected 2510 runs & 140 wickets. Level 2 qualified, Zeeshan seeks a return to league professional shores.
Bazid has cricket in his bloodstream. His grandfather played Test cricket for India. Bazid is the offspring of cricket legend Majid Khan, whose cousins are Javed Burki and Imran Khan. Bazid was a junior prodigy and toured England with Pakistan U15. He progressed to captaining the U19 side, which contained Shoaib Malik, Hasan Raza, Abdur Razzaq and South African star, Imran Tahir. His studies in England were coupled with a stint for MCC Young Cricketers and scoring runs with alacrity at Brighton College, alongside Matt Prior. Bazid displays similar temperament to his father and displays a classical orthodox technique. The rise continued with Pakistan R and A team appearances/tours. After 6 years of apprenticeship in International A team cricket, Bazid finally realised his dream with his ODI and Test debut in quick succession. His club record is prolific with bat and ball. He bowls deceptive medium pace and batting statistics include 2 time League Pro of the Year in Bolton, a league batting record of 1700 runs, a league bowling haul in 2007 of 85 wickets ‘@ 11.21. Level 2 qualified, Bazid would grace any league with his pedigree.
Ishan is a former representative of the Indian Cricket League, where he played for the Chandigarh Lions, alongside renowned stars, Graeme Hick, Andrew Hall, Darryl Tuffey and Lou Vincent.
A skiddy first change bowler and lower middle order bat, Ishan seeks his first engagement in the UK.
Apart from the ICL, Ishan has also tasted the highlife of Indian Premier League at Deccan Chargers in 2011 and previously in First Class cricket for Punjab, where he has a best of 63 with the bat and 7-59 with the ball.
Holds a domestic league T20 best of 173 in 68 balls. An accomplished all round cricketer who enters via the Sports Visitor Visa route.