S.A. Tahir made an underwhelming debut, replacing world-class specialist fast bowler K.M McNiven to score just 5 runs and take just 1 wicket. It's safe to say the club was unimpressed, and Tahir was dropped for the following match. Being the spunk that he is, he immediately went to the media to express his frustrations, which resulting in a reprimand from the manager and his subsequent suspension from the rest of Season 31. The club went on to win its first premiership, with Tahir's measley 5 runs and 1 wicket counting towards the contribution, but this only fuelled the bowler's embarassment.
Too slow with the ball to replace P.U. Heseltine or G. John and paling in comparison with the bat to M.O. Thompson, Tahir was left frustrated on the sidelines for the first half of Season 32. But the team was stuck near the bottom of the ladder and the team was in flux. He found himself in direct competition for opening spots in the team with up and comers J.R. Cocklin and I.M. Ashraf. When M.O. Thompson was transferred, J.R. Cocklin took his place on account of being better with the bat. But Tahir put up a fight for a spot with I.M. Ashraf, with both playing in some games. However, I.M. Ashraf was dropped whereas Tahir never looked back, largely on account of his sudden dynamic batting. Tahir put on a clinic in his first shot as a regular, playing 8 games and scoring 348 runs @ 49.71 and taking 34 wickets @ 34.82, and was one of the main reasons the club narrowly avoided relegation.
With many young players now regulars in the team, Tahir's confidence brought with it a cocky pride that swept through the team over the offseason, and the club started Season 33 with a bang, winning its first two games. Tahir went on to play 11 games, being dropped a couple of times for I.M. Ashraf. His flair with the bat was somewhat less flashy, but his ouput overall increased, scoring 442 runs @ 29.47 and taking 44 wickets @ 33.84, and by the end of the season his spot was cemented and I.M. Ashraf was stuck on the sidelines. The club went on to win the championship and Tahir's debut embarassment was ancient history.
The following season, Tahir's bowling benefitted from the consistency of a full season in the team, taking 56 wickets @ 35.18, but he was unable to stick around with the bat despite ample chances, scoring 378 runs @ 18.00. In no particular fault of his, the club finished the season in 7th and relegated to Tier 2. Despite being disappointed and eager to return to Tier 1, Tahir made a wimpering start to the season, taking 20 wickets @ 41.05 and scoring 171 runs @ 19.00 from the first 6 games, but the club was 1st and undefeated, in prime position for a promotion back to Tier 1.
- 13 JulyJul 2015 AXIX XI vs Sheikh's XI
- Last match
- 03 MarchMar 2020 Runs Lola Runs vs ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS
- 29 DecemberDec 2014 Sheikh's XI vs BB Eleven
- Last match
- 15 MarchMar 2020 Warriors of the Wasteland vs ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Competition||Date|
|45/0, 1c||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v Warriors of the Wasteland||One day (50 over)||15 MarchMar 2020|
|51/1, 29, 61/1, 1c||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v Runs Lola Runs||First class||03 MarchMar 2020|
|17, 41/1||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v Elverham CC||One day (50 over)||01 MarchMar 2020|
|174, 51/1, 62/3, 1c, potm||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v Yellow Faced Whip Snakes||First class||25 FebruaryFeb 2020|
|58/0||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v Friends United||One day (50 over)||23 FebruaryFeb 2020|
|54/3, 38*, 87/1, 1c||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v Numpty Goldfish||First class||18 FebruaryFeb 2020|
|40/1, 65*, 39/2, 1c||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v The Alliance||First class||11 FebruaryFeb 2020|
|40/3, 1c||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v The Free Ballers||One day (50 over)||09 FebruaryFeb 2020|
|56/1, 71*, 38/1, 1c||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v Nurdlers||First class||04 FebruaryFeb 2020|
|25, 24/3||ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS||v Laikipia Cricket Warriors||One day (50 over)||02 FebruaryFeb 2020|