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News: Afghanistan beat Hoddesdon CC….

Well….. in reality it was an ametuer guest team from an English club, so I am not even sure whether this news should feature on this blog. Nonetheless a very good effort by Afghanistan who managed to score 347 runs in 40 overs!. Though the reply wasnt that bad either, ending up with Afghanistan winning by only 56 runs, which makes one think that perhaps the Afghanistan bowling is not that strong after all. But some of the future matches will help us identify the standing of Afghan team, once they play the county 2nd XIs.

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  1. Ram
    June 12, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks Nasir for that info…was trying hard to find news about this match on the net..Good start by Afghanistan to the tour though conceding 291 in 40 overs against an amateur guest team wasn’t by any means a good bowling performance. It’s also good to note that 150 people attended this match, probably indicating that the Afghans defeating the MCC XI in Mumbai earlier this year has caught the attention of English cricket fans.

    Btw, did Nabi play this match? While I can’t see his name in the scorecard, the report says Afghanistan fielded their full-strength team! Was Nabi entered in those scorecards by his other names?

  2. June 12, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    Hello Dear All,

    I am very very happy that my great Afghanistan circket team won their first ever UK match. I wish them all the sucess in future and I hope to be a part of the team one day and play for my county . Love Afghanistan.

  3. Liz Woods
    June 13, 2006 at 7:27 am

    Hi All

    I am one of the two scorers for this match (although unfortunately not the one to type up the scorecard!). To answer Ram’s question, Nabi did play – he batted at number 5 and scored 150 (not Stanikzai as stated on the scorecard, who didn’t actually play).

    Despite being the Mike Hollow XI (which is made up of current and former Hoddesdon players), there were one or two that have played first class cricket in England at senior level, as well as several others who have played county level junior cricket (under 18’s etc).

    The atmosphere at the ground was amazing. The Afghanistan team were great ambassadors for their country and it was a pleasure to score for them.

    Best wishes

  4. June 13, 2006 at 10:20 am

    Liz, thanks a lot for the clarification. We appreciate it.

  5. rahmat
    June 14, 2006 at 12:46 pm

    hi everyon
    thanks nasir i was looking for scorecard every where but i could’nt find it..
    u have any idea whether afghani cricket team have their own web where the may publeshes their live scor or any thing lik that..

  6. June 14, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    Rahmat, I remember seeing something about 2 years back which wasw supposedly the Afghan cricket website. But I have not been able to find it anymore, so I guess its no longer there.

  7. Dan Grahame
    June 25, 2006 at 4:24 pm

    Hi all,

    Afghanistan also played the Loughborough UCCE ‘A’ side who won, but the Afghani’s were definitely great ambassadors for their country and genuinely a nice bunch of guys!! All of whom were extrememly proud to be representing their country on British soil.

  8. February 13, 2008 at 9:54 am

    hi all.Afghanistan cricket team is one of the best one day side in world cricket.in tour of UK i was the captain we played good cricket in england won 6 lost one.and i am sure our teal well come very soon in internatoinal cricket and well be in 2011 world cup inshallah.

  9. February 13, 2008 at 9:57 am

    thank you so much dear Nasir .M.khan for your hard work for cricket if any one want any kind of new or pic of players contect me on this email ,raees_acf@yahoo.com

  10. Ravi Patel
    February 18, 2015 at 5:22 am

    I was part of this Mike hollow eleven. I did manage to score 70 against Afghanistan cricket team.

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