1956–57 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

The 1956–57 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy was the third edition of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, the domestic first-class cricket competition in Pakistan.

1956–57 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy
Dates25 December 1956 (1956-12-25) – 8 March 1957 (1957-03-08)
Administrator(s)Board of Control for Cricket in Pakistan
Cricket formatFirst-class
Tournament format(s)round-robin, semi-finals and final
ChampionsPunjab (1st title)
Participants13
Matches played18
Most runsHanif Mohammad (356)
Most wicketsFazal Mahmood (35)

In a change from the first two editions, the 1956–57 competition was contested in four round-robin groups, with the top teams in each playing semi-finals and a final to determine the winner. Matches were played from 25 December 1956 to 8 March 1957, with the group stage matches played over three days, the semi-finals over five days, and the final over six days.

In the final, Punjab defeated the Karachi Whites by 43 runs, claiming their first title. Hanif Mohammad was the leading run-scorer in the competition, and Fazal Mahmood was the leading wicket-taker.

Group stageEdit

The winner of each zone, marked in bold, qualified for the semi-finals.[1]

Position determined by total points; matches finishing in a draw or a tie were decided on first innings scores, with points awarded as follows:

  • Win, or draw having led on first innings = 3 points
  • Draw with no decision on first innings = 1 point
  • Loss, or draw having trailed on first innings = 0 points

FinalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

1–6 February 1957
Scorecard
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314 (88.2 overs)
Maqsood Ahmed 90
Mahmood Hussain 5/117
762 (313.2 overs)
Hanif Mohammad 228
Nasim-ul-Ghani 3/184
316 (100 overs)
Raees Mohammad 84
Aslam Khan 3/80
Karachi Whites won by an innings and 132 runs
Gymkhana Ground, Karachi
Umpires: Daud Khan and Qamaruddin Butt
  • Karachi Blues won the toss and elected to bat.

7–12 February 1957
Scorecard
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112 (81.3 overs)
Shujauddin Butt 56
Fazal Mahmood 6/33
253 (108.5 overs)
Fazal Mahmood 91
Baseer Shamsi 6/73
99 (60.1 overs)
Shujauddin Butt 40
Fazal Mahmood 9/43
Punjab won by an innings and 42 runs
University of the Punjab, Lahore
Umpires: Kaleem Ahmed and Shujauddin Siddiqi
  • Combined Services won the toss and elected to bat.

FinalEdit

8–14 March 1957
Scorecard
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418 (123.5 overs)
Ijaz Butt 147
Khan Mohammad 3/111
289 (119.4 overs)
Alimuddin 105
Yawar Saeed 5/89
182 (78.5 overs)
Agha Saadat Ali 56
Mohammad Munaf 6/67
268 (128.1 overs)
Waqar Hasan 51
Ehsan Elahi 4/62
Punjab won by 43 runs
University of the Punjab, Lahore
Umpires: Karim Akbar and Amjad Qureshi
  • Punjab won the toss and elected to bat.

StatisticsEdit

Most runsEdit

The top five run-scorers are included in this table, listed by runs scored and then by batting average.[2]

Player Team Runs Inns Avg Highest 100s 50s
Hanif Mohammad Karachi Whites 356 4 89.00 228 1 1
Alimuddin Karachi Whites 302 5 75.50 105 1 1
Gul Mohammad Punjab 257 7 36.71 175 1 0
Fazal Mahmood Punjab 252 5 50.40 91 0 2
Ijaz Butt Punjab 225 4 56.25 147 1 0

Most wicketsEdit

The top five wicket-takers are listed in this table, listed by wickets taken and then by bowling average.[3]

Player Team Overs Wkts Ave 5 10 BBI
Fazal Mahmood Punjab 151.2 35 5.14 4 1 9/43
Khalid Qureshi Punjab 238.2 28 12.78 3 1 6/18
Mahmood Hussain Karachi Whites 195.5 28 19.39 3 1 8/95
Haseeb Ahsan Peshawar 89.5 19 12.68 2 1 8/76
Mohammad Munaf Karachi Whites 133.4 18 19.66 1 0 6/67

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1956/57 | Points tables". Pakistan Cricket Board. Cricket Archive. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ Batting and fielding in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1956/57 (ordered by runs) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. ^ Bowling in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1956/57 (ordered by wickets) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 11 April 2016.