K.A. Naz Bowler

Plays for 0 Circle Champs
Age: 35
Left-hand batsman
Right-arm off spin bowler

Season 36-41

Statistics

  • FC: Season 36-41, 77 matches, 818 runs @ 12.2, 419 wickets @ 30.1, 27 catches
  • OD: Season 36-41, 75 matches, 765 runs @ 10.6, 96 wickets @ 35.9, 6 catches
  • 2nd XI: Season 38-40, 9 matches, 284 runs @ 35.5, 12 wickets @ 27.3, 4 catches

Championships

  • 1 x CC Oceania 50 Over: Season 37

Club Honours

  • 2 x FC Best and Fairest: Season 36, 39
  • 4 x FC Most Wickets: Season 36-39
  • 2 x OD Most Wickets: Season 40-41

Few players have made such an unexpectedly sensational impact on CC as K.A. Naz. Plucked from relative obscurity - although he'd been drafted at pick 9 by AXIX XI, he had struggled for opportunities there - he took to the Eagles' flat home decks with aplomb. The feats of the man he replaced in the side - P.K. Thomson, the Eagles' sixth most successful bowler of all time - rapidly became a distant memory as Naz set about taking bags of wickets for fun. By the time his career at the Eagles was over, he had taken 419 wickets in just 77 matches - a strike rate of close to five and a half wickets per game, well ahead of the likes of Thomson, Hancock and Swann, and bettered only by G.W. Woodman.

Naz had attracted bids of over 500,000 when he walked out on AXIX XI, but the Green Valley Eagles, desperate to inject quality into their struggling bowling lineup, outbid them all. Naz had dominated at junior level in all three disciplines to earn his place in the top ten of the mid-season 25 draft, and in the top flight he developed into a big-turning offbreak bowler and hard-hitting lower-order batsman. However, inexplicably given his bowling average of under 20, he played just 26 first-class games, the last coming in season 32, and played just a single competitive one-day game for AXIX in the intervening three seasons. This culminated in him departing the club, and the Eagles seized their opportunity.

Any question of whether Naz could fill Thomson's shoes was laid to rest as he racked up 47 wickets in his first seven matches for the club. His eventual tally of 77 wickets at 30 included no fewer than seven five-wicket hauls and a best of 7/64 that single-handedly almost engineered a remarkable victory over Anti-Inertia. It was not enough to keep the Eagles in tier 1; however, this proved a blessing for Naz individually, as against the lower standard of opponents in tier 2, he lifted his game to another level. 39 wickets in the first four matches, including consecutive 8-fors against 2005 And All That and ThePakiChamps, followed by a 7-for against Revolution, saw him briefly outpace the rest of the club's bowlers combined. His performances carried the team through a slow start that finished in them eventually earning promotion: Naz, for his part, finished with 85 wickets at 25, missing T.T. Brearley's club record by just one wicket.

Naz's pattern of dominance continued over the next two seasons: 63 wickets in season 38 couldn't keep the side from demoting again, before he scaled dizzying heights with 98 wickets at 24.6 the following season, including no fewer than ten five-wicket hauls and four ten-wicket matches. At this point, Naz had taken a scarcely believable 321 wickets in four seasons. In the following seasons, his performances dropped to mere human levels, with 51 wickets at 34 and 47 at 37. He was still capable of astounding feats - in season 41, he became the second Eagle to take nine wickets in an innings, against the North Eastern Magic - but he was no longer the consistent threat he had once been, and with B.N. Key assuming the mantle of premier spinner and N.M. Morey offering greater versatility, his place in the side was no longer guaranteed.

At the conclusion of season 41, Naz was transferred to 0 Circle Champs, where he is likely to play out his career. It signals the end of a short but remarkable era for the Eagles.

Statistics

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Debut
22 Aug 2016 Gr8Faizi's XI vs AXIX XI
Last match
15 Sep 2020 0 Circle Champs vs Nudgers

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 713336613336.6044.2021310700
Career 12417456238913320.2547.8911224918000

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Season 7138388514123/6133/763.213.8498.79110
Career 1243205017453588104/9255/1329.683.2754.51354510
Debut
07 Nov 2018 Green Valley Eagles vs 0 Circle Champs
Last match
14 Apr 2020 0 Circle Champs vs Western Knights

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 24215553*77.5058.0520191100

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 247030111104/5183/627.363.8442.73020
Debut
12 Feb 2016 AXIX XI vs Gr8Faizi's XI
Last match
16 Dec 2019 Rocketown Rebels vs Green Valley Eagles

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 614219117096*50.8786.738012142801

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Career 61304027826065/446.375.4950.6710
Debut
19 Aug 2016 AXIX XI vs BB Eleven
Last match
20 Sep 2020 0 Circle Champs vs CE Younglings

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 77210060*20.0094.341080101
Career 16212021145811014.7385.213116554504

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 74174251063/342.506.1241.7000
Career 1627367654219750/733.215.3337.4034

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Competition Date
58/2, 10 0 Circle Champs v CE Younglings One day (50 over) 20 Sep 2020
88/0, 19, 108/0, 19* 0 Circle Champs v Nudgers First class 15 Sep 2020
8, 63/3, 1c 0 Circle Champs v SACHIN101 One day (50 over) 13 Sep 2020
133, 147/0, 2*, 2c 0 Circle Champs v Bumphrey & Dinkus's Blimin Fantabulous XI First class 08 Sep 2020
61/1, 2 0 Circle Champs v Con Calma Yankee One day (50 over) 06 Sep 2020
39/1, 3, 73/0, 0, 2c 0 Circle Champs v Western Knights First class 01 Sep 2020
60*, 60/2 0 Circle Champs v Cric Info XI One day (50 over) 30 Aug 2020
123/6, 54, 10/1, 7*, 1c 0 Circle Champs v The Ducklings First class 25 Aug 2020
60/1, 8, 1ro 0 Circle Champs v Solid Youngsterz One day (50 over) 23 Aug 2020
1, 62/0, 97, 18/0 0 Circle Champs v ODD DOWN DYNAMITES First class 18 Aug 2020