Share

Broken cloud

Wed

20°C | 12°C

Sunny spells

Thu

21°C | 10°C

Sunny spells

Fri

20°C | 12°C

Home   Ashford   Sport   Article

Ashford Town bowler Mohsin Raza takes all 10 wickets against Betteshanger Colliery Welfare in Kent League

26 June 2014
by Kevin Redsull

Ashford Town bowler Mo Raza Picture Gary Browne

Ashford Town bowler Mo Raza Picture: Gary Browne

Ashford Town cricketer Mohsin Raza stamped his name in the Shepherd Neame Kent League record books on Saturday by becoming only the sixth bowler in the league’s history to take all 10 wickets in an innings.

The 23-year-old medium pacer from Park Farm produced his extraordinary feat in Ashford’s 142-run Division 4 victory at Betteshanger Colliery Welfare, finishing with figures of 13.1-3-39-10 as the Deal side were bowled out for 102.

The former Norton Knatchbull School pupil said: "You never expect to get 10 wickets in an innings and afterwards I didn’t know what to make of it all.

"I just kept trying to bowl the same way throughout the innings because the pitch was helpful and the guys took some good catches which also helped a lot."

The last time the feat was achieved in a Kent League game was in 1996 and it’s the first time that an Ashford Town player has ever taken 10 wickets in a match.

Ashford captain Sam Kennett said: "It was a fantastic performance by Mo. He had only taken four wickets for us this season before Saturday and it was just one of those 'once in a lifetime' things.

"I went to watch Kent against Derbyshire (at Canterbury) on Sunday and I must have had 30 people come up to me asking whether it was true.

"So Mo has turned into a bit of a celebrity over the last few days and yet he’s one of the most humble and modest guys you could ever meet."

Click here for more sport from Ashford.

Click here for more news from around the county.

Comments 

Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.