Mohammad Afzal (cricketer, born 1955)

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Mohammad Afzal
Personal information
Born (1955-06-06) 6 June 1955 (age 67)
Kenya
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm off-spin
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1975–1976Hyderabad
1975Pakistan Universities
1977Sindh B
1981–1985Cambridgeshire (England)
1981Industrial Development Bank
Source: CricketArchive, 11 March 2016

Mohammad Afzal (born 6 June 1955) is a former Pakistani cricketer who played for several teams in Pakistani domestic cricket, and later also in England. He played as a right-handed top-order batsman.

Afzal was born in Kenya, but never played high-level cricket there.[1] He made his first-class debut in Pakistan in August 1975,[2] scoring 71 not out for Hyderabad against Sukkur in the Sikandar Ali Bhutto Cup.[3] Later in the 1975–76 season, Afzal represented the Pakistan Universities team in the BCCP Patron's Trophy and Quaid-i-Azam Trophy, playing three matches in the former competition and one in the latter.[2] In a Patron's Trophy match against Lahore B, he made 101 not out, which was to be his highest first-class score and only century.[4] For the 1976–77 Quaid-i-Azam Trophy, Afzal switched to Sindh B, although he played only a single game for that team (against the National Bank of Pakistan).[2]

Beginning in 1981, Afzal made occasional appearances for Cambridgeshire in England's Minor Counties Championship. He never managed a full season, however, last playing for Cambridgeshire in 1985.[5] Back in Pakistan, Afzal's final first-class appearances came in the 1981–82 Quaid-i-Azam Trophy, when he represented the Industrial Development Bank team.[2] He played in all nine of his team's matches, and scored 309 runs with a best of 43 against Karachi. Among his teammates, only Saleem Yousuf and Ashfaq Malik scored more runs.[6] Afzal finished with a career first-class batting average of 25.25, from 17 matches.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mohammad Afzal – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d First-class matches played by Mohammad Afzal – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  3. ^ Hyderabad v Sukkur, Sikandar Ali Bhutto Cup 1975/76 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  4. ^ Pakistan Universities v Lahore B, BCCP Patron's Trophy 1975/76 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  5. ^ Minor Counties Championship matches played by Mohammad Afzal – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
  6. ^ Batting and fielding for Industrial Development Bank of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1981/82 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 April 2016.

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