b'CRICKET CLUB REPORT SEASON 20221st XI Walmley 3rds, coming in when the score After adding some new players to the squadwas 50-4.to freshen things up, we got off to a goodIn terms of bowling we had the leading start with a 56-run win over Lyndworth.bowler in the League with Haleem Qasim, They made an impressive start in chasingtaking 38 wickets at an average of 14.97. down our total of 236, being 80-0, until ourWaseem Shah finished with 35 wickets at left arm spinner Aobadullah Ahmed wasan average of 21.46 (best of 7-48), and introduced into the attack. He returnedfourth in the bowling charts for the Division. figures 7-27 and was instrumental in usKasim Najib only joined halfway through the winning the season. Ghalib Khan alsoseason and took 22 wickets at an average scored 85 vital runs. of 12.77. B T O B C C1st XIAlthough we won the next six games,It was an excellent season for the first team Attock were top of the league with a slightlywith some great performances by bothDivision 6 Champions 2022better points haul, until the seventh game,noted individuals and the whole team. We when they unexpectedly lost and there waslook forward to testing ourselves in DivisionAmir Hussain, Haleem Kasim, Ghalib then daylight between us and them. We5 next season. Khan, Waeem Shah, Kasim Najib, played them in the eleventh game, makingShoaib Khan.210-9 after 50 overs, but could not get theirUsman Akhtarlast wicket out for the victory. They finished2nd X1 Ali Haider, Sarfraz Akhbar, Usman on 167-9, but we had a winning draw andHaroon Majid was elected Captain; heAkhtar (capt), Shak Syed, Adeel increased our lead at the top of the table tobrought in a few new squad membersRasheed.approximately thirty points. and due to a strict routine and a more The rest of the squad members that We were cruising in the second half of thedetermined attitude the team managed aplayed, but not in the picture are Amar season, but we then lost to Earlswood; andcomfortable first position in the Division andAftab, Kamran Tariq, Qamar Shazad, that opened the door for Attock, who wereautomatic promotion to Division 8. It was aAobaidullah Ahmed.just six points behind us when we startedreal team effort, everyone playing our return match with them on the last daytheir part.of the season, in a winner-takes-all game.On a more individual basis, Hamad The day started off wet and the game wasTariq ended up as highest run reduced to 44 overs; Attock won the toss,scorer in the Division, with a total put ourselves in to bat and we made 210-6.of 557 runs and a top score of They replied with 146 all out (37 overs). We110 not out. He actually scored were the champions, rightly so, as we hadthree centuries and an additional been top through most of the season. three 50s. Our batting was The main batting contributors towards ourvery strong and Qasim Sheikh success were Ghalib Khan who scoredbacked him up with a standout 1,271 runs, averaging 60.52 in 21 innings.performance of 151 runs in one He had four centuries and six fifties andmatch and Aqib Hussain with a finished the season as the second highestwhirlwind 103 off 24 balls.run scorer in the whole of the WarwickshireOverall it was a great season League, which includes many professionalfor Bridge Trust 2nds and batsmen. Waseem Shah scored 892 runs inhopefully we can carry on 19 innings, averaging 74.33 with nine fiftiesdoing well in the upcoming and one century. He finished the seasonseason in Division 8.with eight fifties in a row and was second to Ghalib Khan in our division. Kasim NajibHaroon Majidalso scored a crucial century (107) against B T O B C C 2nd XIDivision 9 Champions 2022H G S O B F CThe Veterans team fared better, reachingKamran Tariq, Afrasiab Khan, Humza the quarter finals of the Vets Cup; but, REPORTdespite being ahead in extra time, theyChohan, Faisel Yousef, Kasim Sheikh, were pegged back and ultimately lost onHamad Tariq.SEASON 2022/3 penalties. Aqib Hussain, Haroon Majid (captain), My thanks to Graham Rigby, AndyAthaf Hussain, Javid Ikbal, Nasir HGSOBFC fielded one league team thisHughes, Neil Nolan and Chris EtheridgeAzam.season, playing in Division 5 of the BDFL.for their efforts this season. Hopefully Although they had a big squad, theynext season will be more successful for allThe rest of the squad members that struggled to get a settled side, resultsinvolved. played but not in the picture are suffered and unfortunately they have beenEhsan Azam, Wahid Anwar, Sakander relegated. Ian Bird Majid, Irfan Azam, Abish Ahasn43'