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Afghan Star Pens Consett Deal

08 Feb 2022

A warm Consett welcome to our new signing -  Waraqrullah Ishaq

22 year old Waqar joins us from Afghanistan recognition where he is part of their emerging players pool having been involved with their A team against Bangladesh as well as at the under 19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand where the Afghans excelled. Waqar is currently coached by former Indian international and well know North East cricketing favourite Madan Lal who speaks very highly of Waqar's abilities.

An opening batsman in 4 day cricket for Boost region where he averages 40 with a HS of 156* we are sure he’s going to a great fit at Blackfyne. He also plays in the Shpageeza T20 league for Boost Defenders. His left arm chinamen are sure to bamboozle many given the freedom of the large playing surface at our home which means not only is he likely to be a prolific run scorer but also a demon force in the middle overs too! 

We can’t wait to welcome him in April and thankfully he has seen snow before so it won’t be too much of a culture shock when he touches down in Newcastle!