SEAM BOWLING ALL ROUNDERS
Jannisar Khan - Player Signed 2014
‘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.
ECB Level 2 qualified. His 2013 stint was a return to the Northern Premier with Lancaster, and despite the late signing, Jani continued his excellent reputations with 260 runs at 43.33 and snapping up 15 wickets at just over 14 in 8 games.
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.
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 - Player signed 2014
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 2014
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. This saw him score 501 runs @ 31.31 and 75 league wickets @ 10.17.
The likeable Pro performed consistently again in 2013, with 622 league runs at 32.74 coupled with 50 wickets @ 20.8.
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 4 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 335 wickets and over 2700 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 2014
Nazim Mohammed - Player Signed 2013
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 2014
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.
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.
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.
Mohammad Azam - Player Signed 2013
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. Azam is also UKCC Level 2 qualified.
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.
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.
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.
Tanwir is a former Pakistan U19 player, who then moved to Hong Kong. Since then, he has played International cricket for his adopted country.
This has included the Hong Kong Sixes tournament against the major Test nations, the Asian Cricket Council Cup, as well as the ICC T20 qualifiers. Tanwir has excelled with bat and ball and remains a stand out performer. In Hong Kong Premier League cricket, Tanwir was awarded the Player of the Year for his seasons performance.
This year, Tanwir has been a runaway success in the Ribblesdale League for Settle and Clitheroe, where he has taken a 9 for and scored hundreds as a short term replacement. Tanwir has gelled immediately on and off the field and has an excellent reference.
Tanwir bats in the middle order and is a new ball bowler.
As Tanwir has not played FC cricket, he enters under the Sports Visitor route.
Ansar has had one prior spell in the Sussex Premier League for Horsham in 2008. In a quality XI, that consisted of Sussex players of Will Beer. Mike Thornely, Chris Nash and Andrew Hodd, Ansar batted in the lower middle order.
On the bowling front, Ansar is a left arm pace bowler who opens the bowling. Ansar plays for his home region of Bahawalpur, then State Bank in the Presidents Trophy.
Ansar averaged 24.85 with the bat and 29.9 with the ball during his 11 match spell with Horsham.
He would need the UKCC 2 in anticipation for this and presents a club with a very keen and ethusiastic cricketer who offers ability with bat and ball.
Another newcomer into Pakistan domestic cricket in 2013.
Tayyab has graduated through the cricket hotbed of Rawalpindi U19 and U23 ranks, prior to making his FC debut.
His performances for the strong KRL team were consistent with the bat and chipping in with valuable wickets with the ball, averaging 30 with the bat and 20 with the ball in his 6 FC games. Plays alongside 4 Test bowlers for KRL, in Yasir Arafat, Rahat Ali, Yasir Ali, and Mohammad Irfan. Tayyab is looking for his debut season in the UK in 2014. Requires UKCC 2.
Umaid (29), played his cricket for the powerful Sialkot team. He savoured success during their prolific national and international success as a T20 team.
A new ball bowler, with a high arm action and capable of bowling a heavy ball. Umaid has 3 UK league seasons under his belt at Treeton.
Umaid is Level 2 qualified, who has an excellent reference, no communication issues, and especially enjoys coaching. As well as his bowling credentials, Umaid is also a solid middle order batsman. His 3 season have aggregated 1175 runs at 28 and despite a bowling over limitation, 125 wickets at 15.85.
An excellent attitude, work ethoc that offers clubs exactly what they need on and off the field to develop all players.