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Mo Chaudry: Debut: 2004.
Chaudry burst on to the scene at the start of the 2004 season claiming to be an all-rounder. He duly found himself batting at number 11 and racking up a half century as he delivered six overs for 50 runs with both his wickets being chalked off as no balls.
Since then he has demonstrated the ability to hit the ball with tremendous power and has also blended some inspired spells of bowling with, quite frankly, dross.
Chaudry led the club with 880 runs in 2006 and shared a club wicket fourth partnership of 216 with Nathan Brodie against Steppingley. Chaudry finished with 147 as he unloaded on a wilting Steppingley attack, smashing the bowling to all parts with his fearsome blend of power and timing, running amok like a dervish in an abattoir.
While he retains an ability to smite the bowling with his four-pound blade, his bowling is an enigma. At times it seems Chaudry is unfamiliar with the concept of pitching the ball on the strip the ozone layer is often in danger at the start of a spell but theres no doubt that batsmen struggle to cope with his pace when he gets it right. While his lack of control makes him a danger to his fielders, his ability to rip through the most solid of defensive shots makes him a real hazard for any batsman. The only thing that is certain is that he should never, ever be allowed to purvey his own peculiar blend of spin. Never, ever, ever.
Few players are as committed in the field as Chaudry. He is only too willing to put his body on the line for the team and this enthusiasm has led to injuries. He dislocated a thumb spilling a routine chance in 2005 and sustained a broken nose after a rogue bounce at Reed this year. Chaudry rarely operates at less than 100 miles per hour in the field and he has also demonstrated the ability to make some inspired observations.