Umer Rashid

Country: England
Born: February 06, 1976, Southampton, Hampshire
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Died: April 01, 2002, Concord Falls, Grenada, (aged 26y 54d)

Umer Rashid Bio

Umer Bin Abdul Rashid, an English cricketer, met with a tragic fate when he drowned at Concord Falls, Grenada on April 1, 2002. His untimely death occurred while attempting to rescue his younger brother, Burhan, who was pulled under the water. Umer, 26 years old, left behind a legacy not only as a cricketer but also as a kind-hearted and affable individual.

Born in Southampton and raised in Middlesex, Umer Bin Abdul Rashid displayed immense talent from a young age. He rose to prominence during the 1995 Under-19 series against South Africa, where he performed exceptionally well in a team led by notable players like Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Flintoff, and Alex Tudor. Rashid’s outstanding batting skills were evident as he scored an impressive 64 and an undefeated 97 in the first two “Tests,” in addition to taking ten wickets for 71 runs.

While pursuing his studies at the esteemed Southbank University in London, Rashid also represented the Combined Universities squad for the Benson and Hedges Cup from 1995 to 1997. Making his mark in domestic cricket, he played his first Sunday League game for Middlesex in 1995 and made his first-class debut in 1996. However, with the presence of accomplished left-arm spinner Phil Tufnell and the emergence of talented batsman Owais Shah, opportunities were scarce for Rashid.

Determined to prove his worth, Rashid made a strategic move to Sussex in 1999. This decision immediately paid dividends as he showcased impressive batting skills, particularly displaying great finesse with his wristy strokeplay. In a remarkable performance against Glamorgan at the Colwyn Bay run-fest in 2000, Rashid scored his maiden hundred, a brilliant knock of 110, followed by a crucial half-century in the second innings. The following year, he entered the annals of Sussex cricket history when he scored a match-winning 106 against Durham at Chester-le-Street, simultaneously taking four wickets for a mere nine runs in under ten overs.

Rashid’s career statistics speak volumes about his contributions to the sport. In 41 first-class matches, he accumulated 1,421 runs at an average of 25.37 and claimed 49 wickets at an average of 42.30, including an impressive five-wicket haul for 103 runs against Northampton in 2000. In the limited-overs format, he played 71 matches, scoring 564 runs, with a noteworthy innings of 82 for the Universities against Hampshire in 1997, and took 73 wickets, including a career-best performance of five for 24 against Swansea in 1999, which significantly aided Sussex’s promotion drive.

Umer Bin Abdul Rashid was held in high regard by his teammates, coaches, and fans alike. People had great hopes for his future, anticipating further success and growth in his cricketing abilities. Unfortunately, the cruel hand of fate cut short his burgeoning career, forever leaving a void in the cricketing world.

Although his time on this earth was tragically brief, Umer Bin Abdul Rashid’s impact extended far beyond the boundary ropes. He will always be remembered for his notable performances, his friendly and easy-going nature, and most importantly, his selfless act of bravery in attempting to save his brother’s life. Rashid’s legacy serves as a reminder to cherish each moment and to extend kindness and compassion to others in all aspects of life.

Umer Rashid Career Stats

Umer Rashid Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 41 63 7 1421 110 25.37 - - 2 7 - - 12 0
List A 71 51 10 564 82 13.75 - - 0 1 - - 23 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Umer Rashid Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 41 - 4216 2073 49 5/103 - 42.3 2.95 86 - 1 0
List A 71 - 3091 2434 73 5/24 5/24 33.34 4.72 42.3 1 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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