Waqar Ahmed (cricketer, born 1947)

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Waqar Ahmed
Personal information
Full name Waqar Ahmed
Born (1947-12-19)19 December 1947
Lahore, Pakistan
Died 23 February 2016(2016-02-23) (aged 68)
Lahore
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off-spin
Relations Dilawar Hussain (father)
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1964-65 to 1968-69 Punjab University
1968–69 to 1972-73 Lahore
1972-73 Punjab
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 33
Runs scored 1705
Batting average 37.88
100s/50s 3/7
Top score 199
Balls bowled 91
Wickets 1
Bowling average 67.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/19
Catches/stumpings 18/–
Source: Cricinfo, 10 September 2014

Waqar Ahmed (19 December 1947 – 23 February 2016) was a cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1964 to 1973.[1] He toured England in 1967 with the Pakistan team but did not play Test cricket.

He made his first-class debut for Punjab University in the 1964-65 season, just before his 17th birthday. In his third match he scored 195 against Lahore Reds.[2] He was selected for Pakistan Under-25 in the third and final match against MCC Under-25 in 1966-67 and scored 32 and 10.[3]

He was one of the younger players selected to tour England in 1967. He did not play until the fourth match, then scored 47 not out, 50 not out and 29 in his first three innings. He finished the tour with 306 runs in seven matches at an average of 38.25, which put him third in the team's first-class averages.[4]

In 1967-68 he made 174 for Punjab University against Lahore Greens, going to the wicket with the score at 6 for 2 and scoring well over half the team total of 316.[5] Next season he made his last century and his highest score, 199 for Lahore against Sargodha, putting on 330 for the fourth wicket with Shafqat Rana.[6]

He was Secretary of the Pakistan Cricket Board from 1997 to 1999.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Death of ex-PCB secretary Waqar Ahmed condoled". The Nation (Pakistan). 26 February 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2016.
  2. ^ Punjab University and Lahore Education Board v Lahore Reds 1964-65
  3. ^ Wisden 1968, pp. 897-98.
  4. ^ Wisden 1968, pp. 312-19.
  5. ^ Lahore Greens v Punjab University 1967-68
  6. ^ Lahore v Sargodha 1968-69

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