Zaheer Sher

Zaheer Abbas Sher (born 13 January 1975) is an English cricketer. Sher is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium pace. He was born in Slough, Berkshire. His nickname is Bobby.

Zaheer Sher
Personal information
Full nameZaheer Abbas Sher
Born (1975-01-13) 13 January 1975 (age 45)
Slough, Berkshire
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1992–1999Bedfordshire
1996Minor Counties
2001–2013Buckinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition List A
Matches 14
Runs scored 253
Batting average 42.16
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 55*
Balls bowled 618
Wickets 21
Bowling average 28.47
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/20
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 9 May 2011

Sher made his debut for Bedfordshire in the 1999 Minor Counties Championship against Staffordshire. Sher played Minor counties cricket for Bedfordshire from 1992 to 1999, which included 31 Minor Counties Championship matches[1] and 13 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.[2] It was while playing for Bedfordshire that Sher made his debut in List A cricket for a combined Minor Counties cricket team against Derbyshire in the 1996 Benson & Hedges Cup. His debut in that format for Bedfordshire came against Glamorgan in the 1998 NatWest Trophy. He played 4 further List A matches for Buckinghamshire.[3]

Sher later joined Buckinghamshire in 2001, making his debut for the county against Suffolk in the Minor Counties Championship. Sher continues to play Minor counties cricket for Buckinghamshire to this day.[1][2] He played List A cricket at a time when Buckinghamshire were permitted to take part in one-day cricket with the first-class counties. His debut in for Buckinghamshire in that format came against the Worcestershire Cricket Board in the 1st round of the 2002 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy which was held in 2001. He played 7 further List A matches for the county, the last coming against Lancashire in the 2005 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy.[3] It was for Buckinghamshire that he played the most List A matches for, and enjoyed the most success. With the bat he scored 165 runs at a batting average of 41.25, with a single half century high score of 55*[4] which came against Sussex in the 3rd round of the 2002 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy.[5] An all-rounder, with the ball he took 13 wickets for the county, at a bowling average of 26.76, with best figures of 26.76.[6]

Overall, he played 14 List A matches. In these he scored 253 runs at an average of 42.16, with a high score of 55*. With the ball he took 21 wickets at an average of 28.47, with best figures of 3/20.[7] He has previously played Second XI cricket for the Gloucestershire Second XI and the Worcestershire Second XI.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Zaheer Sher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Minor Counties Trophy Matches played by Zaheer Sher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b "List A Matches played by Zaheer Sher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  4. ^ "List A Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Zaheer Sher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  5. ^ "Buckinghamshire v Sussex, 2002 Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  6. ^ "List A Bowling For Each Team by Zaheer Sher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  7. ^ "Player profile: Bobby Sher". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Teams Zaheer Sher played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 9 May 2011.

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