S.A. Tahir Bowler

Age: 35
Right-hand batsman
Left-arm medium bowler

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.

Statistics

S.A. Tahir has more detailed statistics available.

Debut
13 Jul 2015 AXIX XI vs Sheikh's XI
Last match
03 Mar 2020 Runs Lola Runs vs ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 913558617473.2551.2231660700
Career 11919251426517430.2546.6216846006301

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Season 92110118130122/4113/439.373.3670.33100
Career 119267991482838445/7108/938.613.3269.7915120
Debut
19 Jul 2016 Wabbits CC vs Anti-Inertia
Last match
18 Sep 2019 ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS vs Master Blasters CC

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 11192422120*24.8264.92215131000

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 11185010513276/4162/732.843.4157.81200
Debut
12 Jan 2015 Sheikh's XI vs Anning Cricket Club
Last match
17 Nov 2018 Gloucester vs Anti-Inertia

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 147311536*28.7570.9900901001

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 147746201322/347.694.8159.5400
Debut
29 Dec 2014 Sheikh's XI vs BB Eleven
Last match
15 Mar 2020 Warriors of the Wasteland vs ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 853752537.5091.460070200
Career 2361274717505721.8882.3510172876024

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 8450348724/349.714.6464.2900
Career 236118821064528521/637.355.3841.6974

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Competition Date
45/0, 1c ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v Warriors of the Wasteland One day (50 over) 15 Mar 2020
51/1, 29, 61/1, 1c ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v Runs Lola Runs First class 03 Mar 2020
17, 41/1 ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v Elverham CC One day (50 over) 01 Mar 2020
174, 51/1, 62/3, 1c, potm ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v Yellow Faced Whip Snakes First class 25 Feb 2020
58/0 ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v Friends United One day (50 over) 23 Feb 2020
54/3, 38*, 87/1, 1c ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v Numpty Goldfish First class 18 Feb 2020
40/1, 65*, 39/2, 1c ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v The Alliance First class 11 Feb 2020
40/3, 1c ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v The Free Ballers One day (50 over) 09 Feb 2020
56/1, 71*, 38/1, 1c ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v Nurdlers First class 04 Feb 2020
25, 24/3 ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS v Laikipia Cricket Warriors One day (50 over) 02 Feb 2020