Arfan Akram

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Arfan Akram
Personal information
Full name Arfan Akram
Born (1983-11-17) 17 November 1983 (age 33)
Leytonstone, Essex, England
Batting style Right hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
Relations Adnan Akram (twin brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010–present Unicorns
2006–2010 MCC
2003–2005 Cambridge University CCE
2002–2003 Essex Cricket Board
First-class debut 12 April 2003 Cambridge University CCE v Essex County Cricket Club
Last First-class 1 June 2005 Cambridge University CCE v Middlesex
List A debut 12 September 2002 Essex CB v Surrey CB
Last List A 16 May 2010 Unicorns v Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 8 3
Runs scored 308 18
Batting average 28 9.00
100s/50s 1/– –/–
Top score 110 10*
Balls bowled 151
Wickets 5
Bowling average 26.40
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a
Best bowling 3/41
Catches/stumpings 3/– 0/–
Source: CricketArchive, 18 May 2010

Arfan Akram (Arabic: عَرْفَان أَكْرَم) (born 17 November 1983) is a British Asian first class cricketer who plays for Unicorns.

Akram previously played for Cambridge University Centre of Cricketing Excellence, Essex Cricket Board and Second XI cricket for Essex and Derbyshire.[1] Akram continued playing amateur cricket as captain of Wanstead and Snaresbrook CC, alongside his twin brother Adnan; and played for the MCC since 2006.

In 2010, Akram was selected as one of 21 players to form the first Unicorns squad to take part in the Clydesdale Bank 40 domestic limited overs competition against the regular first-class counties. The Unicorns were made up of 15 former county cricket professionals and 6 young cricketers looking to make it in the professional game.[2] Akram is now the university cricket co-ordinator at the University of East London.[3]


  1. ^ "Teams Arfan Akram played for". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Cricinfo staff, Unicorns name squad for Clydesdale Bank 40, 13 April 2010, Cricinfo. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Cricket". University of East London. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 

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