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Babar bowls over rivals for monthly award

AN OUTSTANDING month of consistent cricket for Olton bowler Babar Khan saw him pick up the last Prime Chartered Accountants Player of the Month award.

AN OUTSTANDING month of consistent cricket for Olton bowler Babar Khan saw him pick up the last Prime Chartered Accountants Player of the Month award.

The Birmingham Third Division side finished the season in top form and had the weather not forced a number of games to be abandoned, the Grange Road side would probably still be celebrating a promotion-winning campaign.

Leg spin bowler Khan led by example as Olton chased second-placed Brockhampton.

Throughout the month of September, Khan played in five games and recorded impressive figures which led to his award.

Out of 92.3 overs he secured 31 maidens, took 19 wickets, and only gave away 190 runs.

This saw him record an average of exactly 10 and an economy rate of 2.05 runs per over.

Phil Williams nominated steady Khan for the award and said it was his reliability was the reason for his vote.

"Although he didn't have a set of figures in which he took seven or eight wickets, it is his sheer consistency over those five games for which we are nominating him," he said.

Khan took 57 wickets off 295 overs throughout the season.

 

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