Tariq Aziz - Player Signed 2017
A former Pakistan U19 and First Class player in Pakistan, now living in Lincolnshire.
Tariq is also a current Portuguese International and played over 150 FC and List A games in his career, scoring nigh on 6000 runs,
An opening bat who is a very canny off spinner, Tariq is capable of tearing attacks apart with explosive batting.
Played for Khalsa CC from 2009-2011, in the Cambridgeshire Premier League. Recent statistics include 613 runs @ 36 with 20 wickets at 25.95 in 2011. 539 runs @ 31 with 23 wickets @ 23.96. The 2009 was prolific with 955 runs @ 56 and 24 victims at 19.54.
A season at Nassington CC in 2008 saw a return of 563 runs @ 46 and 17 wickets at a shade under 30.
Prior to this, he played in the Northants Prem League for Peterborough Town.
The 2012 season was a poor one by his high standards, at Caistor where Tariq scored under 400 runs at 26, which also coincided with International duty. Whilst playing for Portugal, in the European T20 Championships, he scored 85*, 45 and 55* against Luxembourg, Israel and Malta in 3 days.
The 2014 season saw a return to old stomping grounds at Nassington - Tucker Cambs League Division 1 - 660 runs at 41.25. with 26 wickets at 19.92. Retained for 2015, saw Tariq score 701 runs at 35.25 together with 30 wickets at 15.25.
A qualified cricket coach also, who is Head coach at The Kings Founation School and Huntingdonshire County too.
Syed Azam Faiz Shah
Azam has been playing in the UK since 2004, however, he has been a paid professional since 2006. He is a fast medium seam bowler and middle order bat. He can bat anywhere in the top 6 and takes the new ball.
His first paid term was in 2006, at Bolton in the Manchester Association, where his league stats were 458 runs @ 30.53 and 56 wickets @ 15.50. This was also coupled with the club and leagues best bowling awards.
The next two years were in the Bolton Association. An excellent season with the ball saw him take 84 wickets and 400 runs to scoop several club awards, as well as the league’s fastest score of 50. The year after, he played a major role in assisting his side win the league title scoring 360 runs and 80 wickets. Again, he took the plaudits as the club’s 2008 bowler of the year.
The next season and a half was missed due to injury. He made a comeback, mid way through 2010 in the Ribblesdale League, scoring 452 runs @ 64.57 (best 134*), with 17 wickets@ 18.69 in just 75 over’s bowled.
This takes us into 2011, with his continued rehabilitation after surgery. He played in the North Wales Premier League. Again playing only a partial season, he scored 314 runs@ 34.89 with 23 wickets @ 21.04 in 11 outings. The 2012 summer, saw Azam play in the Manchester Association for 7 games, scoring 335 runs @ 67 and take 17 wickets @ 14.12.
Azam is also a qualified ECB level 2 coach and is looking forward to a full season in 2013. His exploits with bat and ball will provide many clubs with a Manchester based option, within easy reach of many locations.
Waqar Ahmed Khan - signed 2017
Waqar is a former First Class player, who is now resident in Manchester. Waqar is a skipper’s 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 7 successful years in the Liverpool Competition at Ainsdale, before moving to Skelmersdale in 2011.
He moved to the North Staffs League in 2012, scoring exactly 600 runs and topped his club charts at Crewe, who suprisingly were unable to agree renewal terms. For 2013, he has gone back to Liverpool and specifically, Liverpool CC. He scored 552 runs at 29.05 and took a best of 4/33 bowling just 17 overs in the season.
Played Prem League for Rainhill in 2014, before he left the UK due to his mothers bereavement. In 5 games, he averaged 28. Played several games in the Cheshire County League, sciring 113* in one game.
The 2015 summer saw Waqar play in the Saddleworth League, where he scored his consistent 650-700 tuns, with 2 centuries.
A solid reliable cricketer, well liked and very easy to get on with.
Mohammad Zahid - Player Signed 2017
Zahid was hailed as arguably THE fastest bowler in World Cricket. He burst into Test Cricket and remains the only Pakistani bowler to have taken 10 wickets in a match on debut by snaring 11 wickets in his maiden Test against New Zealand.
Despite suffering major back injury and surgery, Zahid made a return to International cricket in 1998 and finally in 2003.
Premier batter, Brian Lara publically stated, after paying and missing 3 consecutive balls and snicking off to the 4th, that Zahid was the fastest bowler he ever faced, as well as Shoaib Akhtar also annoucing he felt Zahid was quicker. Despite the lack of speed guns and cameras, it was stated by research that Zahid did indeed, bowl the quickest deliveries ever. The links below bear testimony to his sheer pace.
Despite serious injuries, Zahid has been long settled in the North West and remains enthusiastic as ever. He remains very fit and still proves to be a very sharp bowler. Like all bowlers, his credentials with the bat and as a long standing league pro are very useful. Zahid is an infectious character on and off the field with many good stories and wears his heart on his sleeve as a person who strives for success wherever he plays. Masses of league experience in South Yorkshire, Liverpool and North Staffs leagues.
Nazim Mohammed - Player Signed 2017
A promising fast bowler who has had trials with several Counties and played representative cricket at League and Minor County level.
Nazim performed solidly in the Bradford, Bolton and Huddersfield Leagues. The last 6 seasons in the Liverpool Competition, have seen his pedigree rise with 325 wickets @ 19, 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. Held trials with Unicorns, Durham and Surrey. In 2013, Naz also shared the new ball with former England seamer, Saj Mahmood. He returned 41 league victims at 22.76. This was assisted with 214 runs at 23.78. So far, his last 3 summers at Ainsdale, tally 141 wickets at 19 and 327 runs at 15.
A new challenge at Alder saw Naz perform admirably scooping 89 league wickets in 20 games at 10
Shahid Mahboob - Player Signed 2016
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 , with 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 starts bowling seam up, reverting to off spin when needed. Scored 768 runs with 74 wickets in 2010 and racked up nearly 680 runs and 80 wickets in 2011.
A move to Crewe in the North Staffs League for 2012, culminated in 86 wickets @ 11.07. 2013 saw 69 wickets @ 17.39 with 392 useful runs. I 2014, Mabs took 64 wickets at 14.56
with 390 runs. 2015 summer added another 70 wickets and 312 runs. In total, his 4 seasons have gained 289 wickets and 1400 runs.
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.
In 2014, Ata played for Kearsley in Bolton League scoriind 430 runs with 47 wickets. The 2015 summer saw periodic cricket, including sub pro games in Lancashire League, due to the opening of his new business.
Ata continues to stay fit, and spent 2016, playing Surrey Championship and North East Premier League with good success.
Ziaur Rehman - Player Signed 2017
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 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. Arguably listed as one of the best professionals to have played in the Lincolnshire/Northants area.
Mohammad Azam - signed 2017
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 also holds the UKCC Level 2 certificate.
In 2015, he topped Shaw CC's bowling charts wth 68 wickets and chipped in with 399 useful runs.
Harminder Singh Jugnu
Former India U19 starlet, Harminder Singh, opened the batting and kept wicket throughout his First Class career.
Prior to settling in the West Midland, Harminder played several years as an Overseas Professional in the Worcester and Surrey Leagues.
A powerful batsman and competent off spinner, who will slot into any league environment.
Now free from work duties, he looks to find a full time engagement as a ‘local pro’ for 2016. Harminder played 12 games for Alder in the strong Liverpool Competition and topped the clubs averages with 448 runs @ 40.73 and taking 13 wickets @ 32.
Ali Khan - Player Signed 2016
Ali is a genuine all rounder who can open the batting and bowling. He is a current FC player in Pakistan, but has leave to remain under spouse visa regulations.
A former Pakistan U19 player with 14 caps, Ali played a strong part in KRL’s surge to the National Division 2 title in 2011/12 winter, averaging 48 with the bat.
He signed as an 11th hour replacement for Leycett in the North Staffs League and made an immediate impact on debut.
Despite the strong start, weather caused havoc through the season, and he ended up with 559 runs and 36 wickets.
Ali moved into the Derbyshire Prem League in 2013 at Ticknall - 716 runs with 21 wickets. 2015 saw him move to Premier league cricket at Quarndon. An excellent return saw 846 runs and 34 wickets.
Faisal Irfan Butt - Player signed 2017
Faisal has been a performing league professional, since settling in the UK, as well as during his near 10 year First Class career.
Faisal had 4 seasons at Leamington in the Birmingham League, prior to that spells at Cleckheaton and Pudsey St. Lawrence in Bradford League.
A seam bowler of brisk pace, Faisal is a genuine all rounder with the bat, as over 2200 FC career runs prove. Faisal immediately settled in at Betley in the North Staffs League and earned an excellent reputation with team mates, club members and opposition alike. His initial season in 2013, collected 591 runs at 29.55 and 62 wickets at 18.36. The 2014 season was more of a challenge in a young side, Faisal did his best with 420 runs and 38 wickets, but parted with a glowing reference from the club.
Played in the Central Yorks League in 2015 for Wakefield Thornies. Again, a consistent sumemr with bat and ball - 605 runs at 37.81 and 43 wickets at 17.81
Rashid has 2 years league pro experience. After taking over 12 months to settle down and find work, he returned to cricket. Firstly at Drumpellier in the Scottish National League and Altofts in the Central Yorks League. His time at Drumpellier saw his play just 5 games all season, due to the horrendous weather that decimated cricket all over the UK. He still averaged 45 with the bat and 21 with the ball. Played half a season at Altofts, scoring a shade over 400 league runs but hardly bowling.
A top order bat and genuine left arm spinner, who has a List A best of 101*. He is 31 years old and possess experience from his cricketing days in Pakistan.
An excellent all round cricket who will do a fine job in any level of cricket.
Mike Cafferky - Played signed 2017
Mike is a current Cambridge Minor County player since 2010. He has played representative cricket from U13 age groups and his qualities and performances have seen him progress through these ranks.
Plays one day and championship cricket for the county and is an all rounder who bats in the middle order and bowls off spin.
Represented Ramsey in the Cambs Premier League. Also played in the Northants Prem for Peterborough Town and 2 seasons for Godmanchester in the East Anglian Prem League. Scored 857 runs coupled with 67 wickets @ 11.91 in 2014. In 2013, scored 627 runs with 12 wickets @ 27, bowling only occasionally.
Continued playing Minor County cricket with Cambridgeshire in short and longer format in 2015 and his summer Ramsey saw him score 694 runs and 38 wickets.