S.N. Qazi Batsman

Age: 35
Right-hand batsman
Right-arm off spin bowler

Season 24-35

Statistics

  • FC: Season 28-35, 83 matches, 5,979 runs @ 41.2, 2 wickets @ 88.5, 67 catches
  • OD: Season 29-35, 81 matches, 1,370 runs @ 26.9, 1 wicket @ 80.0, 26 catches
  • 2nd XI: Season 24-35, 77 matches, 2,073 runs @ 37.7, 14 wickets @ 87.3, 26 catches

Championships

  • 1 x CC Oceania: Season 30
  • 2 x CC Oceania 50 Over: Season 29, 35

League Honours (Tier 1 only)

  • 1 x CC Oceania Batting MVP: Season 30
  • 1 x CC Oceania Most Runs: Season 30

Club Honours

  • 1 x FC Best and Fairest: Season 30
  • 1 x FC Most Runs: Season 30

Qazi announced himself to the world with a remarkable string of big scores in the Eagles' championship-winning season 30. He smashed a scarcely believable six centuries in four matches from rounds five to eight and a seventh in the final round, against Willows Wannabes, to put the title beyond doubt. His 1,741 runs at 72 for the season is comfortably a club record, and his efforts made him the first specialist batsman ever, and the only one to date, to win the Eagles' best and fairest award.

That one season alone would have justified his hefty price-tag when the Eagles nabbed him from Lahore Warrior's six seasons earlier. Remarkably, it was not his batting specifically that attracted attention from scouts, but his all-round capacity; he was and remains a dynamic fielder and a useful partnership-breaking bowler. That said, he made an immediate impact with the bat in the 2nd XI, scoring a matchwinning hundred in just his second game, which broke H.N. Prowting's record as the youngest player in club history to score a hundred across all formats. He soon developed a reputation for being more consistent than spectacular, averaging around the 40 mark in each of his five seasons in the 2nd XI. His second century, 134 off 97 balls against Northcote CC, was the first sign he was capable of sustaining his attacking style of play for long periods - which he would later prove many times over.

Qazi made his debut midway through season 28, at the age of 21. In total he played three matches for the season, scored two fifties, but most importantly looked comfortable at the top level, which was a factor in him earning a regular place the following season, as older players made way. Qazi played every game in season 29 and scored three hundreds, before his onslaught in season 30 that caught the competition by surprise. His memorable knocks in that purple patch included a career-best 262 against Willows Wannabes, in which he scored more than a hundred runs in the final session of day 2, and an even more remarkable century off 70 balls the following week when he made mincemeat of a steep target set by the Billy Goats, bringing the house down with a six to bring up triple figures and win the game in a single blow.

Following his astonishing championship season, the then 23-year-old was tipped to become the leading player in the Eagles' lineup, and possibly one of the best batsmen in CC history. However, his performances gradually dropped off from there. Two middling seasons where he averaged in the thirties were followed by one in which he failed to make a century in tier 2 and was dropped for the first time since his debut season. He was in and out of the side from there and after two more seasons with averages under 30, he was finally placed up for transfer late in season 35, and sold to the Deep Sea Lightning. He has proven a shrewd signing at the lower level and averages close to 50 for his new club.

Statistics

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Debut
31 May 2016 Green Valley Eagles vs Bowral Suns XI
Last match
07 Jul 2020 The Giants of Surrey vs Kushville CC

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 122141149226*67.5957.97441360900
Career 178319331303126245.5660.9763321560716901

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Season 1260760---7.60-000
Career 17824025325/15/1126.506.32120.00000
Debut
14 Mar 2015 Pilani CC vs Moth Eaten CC
Last match
28 Mar 2020 Somnath United vs The Giants of Surrey

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 8472132476136*41.9795.19144283112604

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 84149913921516/292.805.5799.9300
Debut
31 Jul 2016 Revolution vs Green Valley Eagles
Last match
05 Jul 2020 The Giants of Surrey vs Gotham CC

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 114123311377.67100.4311252401
Career 1169022201311329.6081.8351182438017

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 11000----00
Career 1169080123/180.005.3390.0000

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Competition Date
37, 76/0, 18, 1c The Giants of Surrey v Kushville CC First class 07 Jul 2020
1c The Giants of Surrey v Gotham CC One day (50 over) 05 Jul 2020
11, 19 The Giants of Surrey v Bengal First class 30 Jun 2020
64 The Giants of Surrey v PGP CC One day (50 over) 28 Jun 2020
9 The Giants of Surrey v SSCC First class 23 Jun 2020
47* The Giants of Surrey v Top Shots One day (50 over) 21 Jun 2020
7 The Giants of Surrey v East Yorkshire CC First class 16 Jun 2020
The Giants of Surrey v Mohali Sixers One day (50 over) 14 Jun 2020
99, 71, 1c The Giants of Surrey v Berea CC First class 09 Jun 2020
2c The Giants of Surrey v Maritzburg College XI One day (50 over) 07 Jun 2020