K.A. Naz All rounder

Plays for 0 Circle Champs
Age: 34
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
07 Jul 2020 TARKSHYA vs 0 Circle Champs

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 1220327353*16.0639.0010250800
Career 115159521910111*17.8548.188120416900

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Season 12246915183469/6143/844.653.6972.62110
Career 1153033716344572104/9255/1328.573.2353.04344410
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
05 Jul 2020 BLEEDING BLUES ELEVEN vs 0 Circle Champs

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 7614121*8.2093.180050100
Career 15211017128811013.8584.682115154403

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 7277271463/267.755.8769.2500
Career 1526770593318750/731.735.2636.2034

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Competition Date
103/1, 0, 58/0, 1c 0 Circle Champs v TARKSHYA First class 07 Jul 2020
10, 21/0 0 Circle Champs v BLEEDING BLUES ELEVEN One day (50 over) 05 Jul 2020
87/1, 47, 43/1, 17 0 Circle Champs v Goulburn Valley Cows First class 30 Jun 2020
4, 70/1 0 Circle Champs v The Solid Rocks One day (50 over) 28 Jun 2020
15, 57/1, 45/1, 1c 0 Circle Champs v gambits First class 23 Jun 2020
6, 63/2, 1c 0 Circle Champs v Nurdlers One day (50 over) 21 Jun 2020
1, 81/2, 2 0 Circle Champs v The Ducklings First class 16 Jun 2020
31/1, 0 0 Circle Champs v Prestige One day (50 over) 14 Jun 2020
74/2, 2, 69/6, 2c 0 Circle Champs v Western Knights First class 09 Jun 2020
32/0 0 Circle Champs v Dumbledore's Army One day (50 over) 07 Jun 2020