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How to get the best overseas cricketers

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A good overseas player is a boon a club while a bad one can ruin a season for you. How do you find the best ones?

Overseas player and owner of player agency CricX, Steven Hirst specialises in the topic so I turned to him to get some ideas on how to source players of the right calibre for your club. Here is what we talked about.

Demand for players

There is a huge demand within the UK for overseas talent. The ECB have indicated there are in the region of 6,000 registered clubs within the UK, of which a high percentage of these will look to source overseas players each year.

That's where a good agency comes in. Reputable agencies like CricX are built on an understanding of the various leagues and what level of player is best suited for them. Mismatches are bad for clubs and players so experienced agents are invaluable to the process.

There is a noticeable difference between countries in terms of ability. It's widely regarded in the industry that 1st Grade Cricketers from Australia perform at the level (and sometimes beyond) a first class cricketer from other countries. In general, UK clubs look to New Zealand, South Africa or Australia for players. This means no communication barriers and more potential for coaching, which is a key aspect to consider when choosing a player.

A good overseas coach can make a huge difference to a clubs future generation and give some tips to current players, pushing up standards long after the player has returned home.

Asian players are also a good option as they have traditionally performed very well at league level.

Why go with an overseas player?

Some people say the increase in overseas talent is lowering standards of English players as they have less chance to play. Will an overseas player fit at your club?

Steven certainly thinks so.

He is a strong advocate for overseas players when used in the right capacity. Players need to both perform on the field and can aid the club in a coaching capacity. According to Steven, having an overseas player not only provides a figurehead within the club, but can also develop and extend the talent. Playing alongside and against quality overseas players not only raises local players games, but it's a chance to pit themselves against the best from abroad.

It provides an opportunity for club mates to learn from the success of the overseas players and opposition can appreciate how good it is to play against them. Without them the standard would be well below what it is today.

Many disagree though, citing players who are so good they score all the runs and take all the wickets every week meaning younger, local talent misses out.

This clearly highlights to me the importance of the right overseas player rather than the one who does best on the pitch.

That said, there is clearly a great demand for players both in the UK and around the world in the southern hemisphere summer. If your club needs a player then don't leave it to chance. Get a good agency on the case.

If you are a player or club looking for an agency register your interest online at for a response within 24 hours. Alternatively you can email Steven at or call 01293 822 266 (Office) and 07809 432 237 (Mobile).



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Thanks Virender

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Hi. Another excellent cricket agenct is

They specialise in providing first class players the clubs and counties around the UK.

Looks good Greg. I take it that is your company?

i am looking for a club to play this season . i am an fine all-rounderfrom mumbai , R/H med pace and R/middle-order batsman . i have been playing in uk for last 5 seasons

Hi, drop an email to Steven on the address above. Who have you played for before?


I am George ,I've played for state probables in tamilnadu ,chennai...i have played 2nd division cricket for india cements team also.......i off spinner and top order bat....i am looking to play for a club this season the uk ....i would luv to perform for the club consistently and bring laurels to the club.

Hi George, leaving a comment here is not the best best. Try contacting Steven at CricX and let me know how you get on.


Iam looking for a club to play for this season

Batting style :Right-hand bat
Bowling style : Right-arm Medium pacer.

Major Teams Hyderabad U/13,Hyderabad U/19, & Hyderabad 22.
Represented Hyderabad in all India state levels in Cricket under 16,under19 and under 22
Represented Hyderabad in All India Sports star trophy in Chennai
Represented Hyderabad in cricket B Ramachander Rao trophy
Captain of Dell cricket team Hyderabad
Played for Hyderabad State Team.
* Played for A.P Under - 16 Schools team for all India Schools national tournament for the Col. C.K. Naidu Trophy
* Played for Hyderabad under-19 & U-16 * Selected for the (MRF Pace foundation academt) Pace Bowling Academy .
* Played for Gujrathi C.C,Andhra Bank In the Domestic A-1 Division 3 days Cricket League Champion Ship Under Hyderabad Cricket Association

srinivas, please contact Steven Hirst at

I had emailed him couple of times but there is no responce from his side Sad

Hi I am asscociated with a club that plays in Hampshire. We have just been told that our South African will not be able to join us this year. So if anyome is struggling to find a club then we may be able to help. Friendly club running 2 league sides on a Saturday and 1-2 Sunday Sides. We also play midweek against touring sides, cup competitions and also have a 5 day tour planned for July to Devon. E.mail me if you are interested and I will definately come back to you

Steve, give CricX a call they may be able to help you out: 01293 822266 or 07809 432237


Iam looking for a club to play for this season

Batting style :Right-hand bat
Bowling style :Right-arm Spin.

I am playing club cricket in Pakistan. I am 24 years old. i am very hard worker.
E.mail me if you are interested and I will definately come back to you.

Hi try the link above to CricX to get an agent.

1. hi,
i am looking for a club to play this season . i am an fine all-rounder from Pakistan, R/H med pace and R/middle-order batsman . i have been playing a lot of Cricket in Pakistan. I want to play cricket. I am very fine player. I will prove myself in the ground. Plz give me a Chance. Am very punctual and hardworking player. if I was given a chance than i will prove that I am the best.

We are small village side in dorset (southern England) we are in division two and are looking for any new players that are looking for a fun and friendly cricket side. We are alooking to progress this year with a view of entering the national village knock out next year.

Look forward to hearing from anyone thats interested.


i am first class cricketer and a ECB LEVEL 2 coach from India looking for placement as coach abroad .anybody can help ? email me for cv

What is your email kaushik?


How r u going ?

it is that time of year and iam back at it!

looking to play cricket in australia after missing out on u.k summer as well..
cannot wait!

let me introduce myself as a seasoned allrounder from MADRAS (off spinner and a top order bat)..

iam looking to establish some contact witha potentially interested club in SOUTH AUSTRALIA..


pl. c my site,address given below for all stats...

I can embark in early-mid october once the process is in place..

I was witha a village club ,who sponsored my visit, tenure and thus enabled me to come over in october-2007 ,near bairnsdale in SE VIC.

I enjoyed and performed in my first hand taste of its organaised leagues/rustic country side of australia,not to mention scenic sights and its resplendent vastness!

aside that i have had 8 wonderful summer stints in u.k over time..with 5 diff. clubs.

i basically need my accomodation looked after by the club,(thru its member/sponsor/player hosting me) a flight cost of around 1300 dollars (approx)and a weekly payment whilst with the club..

i can assist the coach in the club,while coaching the players/members/colts ..whatever the processes..ASIDE FROM GIVING IT MY ALL TO THE CLUB..

i can play with passion and perform and will make a difference to the cricket club!

An early mail,asap, mutual interests..wud most certainly help..

hope u appreciate it...


tel. no 00919444011075(Mobile)

hi im brian charles lara and im looking for a club with my friend suwanji madanayake we have both played cricket with an orange ball so where very experienced

i recomend a VILLAGE side for u brian charles.

Brian, I'll give you a Snickers bar and a 40 watt bayonet cap lightbulbs per match. Interested?

i am manoj from hyd india,
i had played in under 17'collge team, under 19'state level played 2times. under 22' played national level, i am looking for county's,clubs.
other contry clubs.

pls contact me
my mobiole no:9985117696

Try an agency manoj. That will be better for you.

Dear sir i am QADEER from Pakistan,22 years old,i am right handed bats man and slow right arm bowler,i have play cricket here in my country at district level and Lahore country club academy as well,i want to play cricket for any club abroad,please help me, to join any club,you can mail to this in reply,or call at 00923005611014.i;ll wait for your respons,thank you

hi i am looking for a club,i am 22 years old,i am playing club cricket in PAKISTAN, very hard working,right handed batsman,right handed spinn bowler,email me if you are interested,and i will definately come back to you,

Who are you asking Quadeer?



I am level A coach from inida looking for a coaching assignment in UK on any terms contact me at : or 91-44-42716620


We have a data base of Inidan Cricketers Seniors and Juniors having represented different levels and in this regard we are looking for UK CLubs those who are in need of cricketers for their clubs on temporary basis ( with or without payment).
please contact or Call 91-44-42716620

Age: 33 Years
Role: All rounder, coach.
Batting Style: RH Top/Middle order
Bowling Style: RFM/OB

Representative Cricket Histroy:

1992-93-94 : Islamabad Cricket Association U-19s in National U-19 Championship.

1995-96 : Islamabad Cricket Association, Quad-e-Azam Trophy Grade 2.

1999-00: Islamabad Cricket Association, Quad-e-Azam Trophy Grade 1 (First class cricket).

2000-01: Islamabad Cricket Association, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade1 and National One day cup.

2001-02: Islamabad Cricket Association, Quaid-e-Azam Trophy Grade 1 and National One day cup.

1994-95*-96 : Federal Education board , in National Education Board competition.
(Captain in 1995)

Club Cricket History:

1991-2003 : Noor pur cricket Club, Islamabad Cricket Association Grade A league .

2004-to date: Player/coach/Captain Quaid-e-Azam Cricket Club, Islamabad Cricket Association Grade A league .

Pakistan Cricket Board Level 1 coach.

Cricinfo profile link

References and newspaper clips available on request.
i wants playing/coaching with ur club if possible,
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.


Hi Am Darren Greenwood of Little Marsden CC of Pendle in Lancashire we are a new team but we have played for Gargrave CC and many years for James Nelsons CC we play in the Craven & District Cricket League we would love to hear from anyone who would love to play in England please drop me an e mail yours darren club Chairman


I am a 22 year old left handed batsman and medium pace bowler, I currently play for a First XI side in the Sub District Cricket Assossiation in Melbourne, Australia. I really enjoy my cricket and the reason I want to go overseas is to just keep playing and improving in the game I love, experience life outside of Australia. I am a good clubman, I enjoy meeting new people and love taking up new challenges.

What I am looking for is a fun club enviroment, ideally somewhere in Europe.



My names Tom and my club are currently looking for an overseas player for next season in Northamptonshire, England. We are in Division 1 of the County league. Looking for a bowler who can bat in the top order. Possibility of player exchange for the following winter.

If there is anyone looking to come over then get in touch to:


we r a leicester league club wanting a aussie who can drink and party but can bowl like the wind we play most days in 4 different leagues but saturday night after league game is hair down night

sorry about not leaving a e mail address 4 the above we can talk about payments flights accomodation etc if interested is e mail address my name is Peter

mail he seems like a genuine agent

mail he seems like a genuine agent

hello sir,i like cricket more than my a good left handed medium fast bowlerand right handed batamen.i played for my state club for three years.i won many prizes while playing cricket.i want to play for u.plz contact mobile no. is 0433605150.

Hi ,
my name stuart i am skipper of Alphington cc in Devon we play in the B divsion of the South Devon League we are looking for
a overseas player this year from Australia {bowler }please email me if you are intrested .1st grade if poss

My name is Porus, I am a right handed batsmen n a right arm swing bowler, presently playing for a small club in Mumbai, India, want to play for any counties sides in the UK or USA.

Please advice.

Email for a good overseas player


Myself Anup Kolambkar.
I am a first class cricketer from India.
I am a Left hand opening batsman and right arm off spinner. I am looking forward for a club to play in UK.

Eagerly waiting for response.

Kind regards,



This is Malcolm I am a R/H Medium Pace bowler and a Middle order Batsman.I have reprecnted for my state (Maharashtra) in U-17,U-19,U-22 Ranji 20-20 and one day's
So, please let me know

kind regards,


Merinda Park Cricket Club Melbourne/Australia

We are looking for a top order batsmen or a opening bowler

We are happy to offer

All playing clothing game day and also training

A home for your stay

A job

A incentive

We would like to here from any players this may be of interest

More details will be given on reply of CV

Please dont hesitate to email

Newcomb & District Cricket Club Geelong/Victoria/Australia
We play in the Geelong Cricket Association just 45mins from Melbourne.
Fantastic oppurtunity for a overseas player to enjoy australian cricket lifestyle in a great coastal city.

We are looking for fast opening bowler/coach for season 2009/10
We would consider;
-Club Clothing
We would like to here from any players this may be of interest
More details will be given on reply of CV

Please dont hesitate to email -

Sorry guys, there is no au on the end of my email address.

Talk soon

Newcomb & District Cricket Club Geelong/Victoria/Australia
We play in the Geelong Cricket Association just 45mins from Melbourne.
Fantastic oppurtunity for a overseas player to enjoy australian cricket lifestyle in a great coastal city.

We are looking for fast opening bowler/coach for season 2009/10
We would consider;
-Club Clothing
We would like to here from any players this may be of interest
More details will be given on reply of CV

Please dont hesitate to email -

hi mate,i,m part of riddlesden cc,and due to play at yours sat,do u play on the old jimmy nelsons ground,
could u give me a brief description plz,regards

My name is Imran Aftab I live in Pakistan I am Pakistani national am right-handed opener batsman and right arm medium fast bowler. I am qualify for final squad for Pakistan team in 2001 and 2002.and 4 time selected for Australian club and association and one time for England but due to world condition I could have gone for play. But now I am very interested for play as an overseas player for coming season I hope you won’t ignore me and give me chance to show my abilities. I required job and simply accommodation. Airfare expense I will bear myself.
I have lot of cricket performance newspapers cutting, certificate and sponsorship letters of overseas club and associations can send you for your satisfaction.
Here are my CV's

Best bating Performance 164

Best Bowling performance 6/34

Selected for as an overseas player but due to some reason i could go there.
2006 season for Certin Park cc Australia

Qualify 2001 for Pakistan u-17 team.

2001 season South Australia club golden grove cc
, Adelaide South Australia.

Cricket Team Captain for College 2 years.

Cricket Team Captain for School.

Played &Captain for (ZA cricket club,

(18 matches 1021 Runs and bowl 15 wickets).

Playing Vise Captain for YMCC.

(16 match batting 965 Runs and bowl 25 wickets).

Playing in Rashid Latif Cricket Coachind academy.

Played for Asif Iqbal Cricket Coaching Academy.

Played for Habib Bank Mobile coaching Academy.

Reference letter:-

Former Pakistan w/keeper batsman Tasleem Arif.

Former Pakistan off spinner bowler Tuseef Ahmad.

Former Pakistan fast bowler Shokat Mirza.

Looking forward your reply

Hannans Cricket Club Kalgoorlie Western Austraila

We are looking for a top order batsmen or a opening bowler

We are happy to offer

All playing clothing game day and also training

A home for your stay

Flights (for the right applicant)

A job

A incentive

We would like to here from any players this may be of interest but you must have own visa

More details will be given on reply of CV

Please dont hesitate to email

boneo cricket club in melbourne, australia is looking for an opening or top order batsman happy to pay airfare and organise all the other ins and outs also pay for other things.
young good club!!
players from anywhere apply
cheers glenn

By way of introduction my name is Derek Jones and I am club Secretary at Gordonians Cricket Club in Aberdeen Scotland.

We are a successful club with a great history and fantastic facilities.

Our club has a history of Indian overseas players with Brothers Anju and Sanju Mudkavi having played here in Aberdeen for 12 seasons and eventually settling here.

Anju and Sanju both played for Goa and Rajasthan.

We later had an Overseas Amateur from Australia Corey Becker who did very well in the two seasons at our club.

We have three teams and a healthy mix of Scottish, English and Asian players at our club.

Our club website is available at

We are moving up into regional competition again after a number of years away this see's us being able to recruit an overseas player for our club.

So with this in mind thought we'd see if players are available to come over as Overseas Amateurs?

We ideally are looking for a top order batsmen or batting all rounder.

We can pay for flights, accommodation and supply employment whilst they are here.

We play from April to August here in Scotland...

Of course this is a very speculative email but you can have a read and let me know your thoughts...

My name is Ilone Chetty and i am 19yrs old. I reside in Johannesburg< South Africa.
I am keen in joining an overseas club.
Bowler: medium fast
Economy: 2.3 runs an over
Achievements: under 17 provincial opening bowler ( club and school )
Batting average: 38
Club: Benoni Northerns
Best bowling: 6 for 18

I am prepared to travel for trials if interested


Ilone Chetty


I represent Sandbach cricket club in Cheshire England , we are looking for an overseas player for next season 2010

We have a very good sociable club and very good junior set up
and would be interested in a young batsman or bowler who would like to come over to the uk for the so called English summer.

We are able to provide accomodation and work within the club
in the way of bar work and junior coaching and possible placement in local schools to help with junior coaching

All offers considered so please get in touch

Gary Stoneley, what is your email address

hi i am gurnam from india.28 years old .i have been playing from 3 years in holland wann to play also in hongkong,malaysia ,scotland or in cn somebody help me .mail me plz

Hello everyone.

I am chairman of Brighouse Cricket Club in West Yorkshire, England. We play in the Bradford League which is the best league in Yorkshire and one of the best in the country.

We are looking at the possibility of using an overseas player for the 2010 season. We are predominantly searching for an opening batsman with representative honours and a proven track record.

If you are interested please email me on


Iam Secretary of Mexborough Cricket Club who play in Div 1 Of the South Yorkshire Senior League UK.

We are looking for Bowler batsman who wants to play competative cricket for 2010 season.

We have 2 Saturday teams a Sunday touring team and midweek team.

We are looking for a competative player who can fund their own flight and stay play as an ammateur using this opportunity as a 6 month vacation.

We can find a house for rent self funding. We are central in England and a excellent location for travel

Please get in touch

hello sir,
this is ojas mhatre here i am 15 years old i am a left arm orthodox spinner playing for national cc mumbai the club which has given stalwarts like zaheer khan and jaffer please contact me on my email id i want to play cricket in england


I m playing first class cricket in Pakistan for last ten years.I played all kind of competitive domestic cricket here in Pakistan and i also represented Pakistan at junior levels and I played for Pakistan U19s.I am coming to the UK to play as overseas for last 7 years.My Cv is attached.Please reply back if interested.I am also a UKCC2 qualified coach.



Hi i play sydney grade cricket and i am 14 i play for 5th grade and i am right hand bat i come in at 7 i have been getting out to stupid shots such as lofting the ball and miss hiting it to cover. i am often getting in at the last 15-20 overs and i am ment to get runs quickly with the other batsman i have tried to hitout but that doesnt work and i feel that my only option is to drop and run. but i am failing to hit or drop the ball into the gaps.

do you have and drills i can do to help by placing between the fielders. and i am a quick runner aswell.


I m playing first class cricket in Pakistan for last ten years.I played all kind of competitive domestic cricket here in Pakistan and i also represented Pakistan at junior levels and I played for Pakistan U19s.I am coming to the UK to play as overseas for last 7 years.My Cv is attached.Please reply back if interested.I am also a UKCC2 qualified coach.Contact me on


I am representing a Cricket Club who play in the Premier division of the Central Yorkshire Cricket League

We are looking for 2 top order batsman who want to play competitive cricket in the forthcoming 2010 season.

We have excellent facilities , with one of the best batting tracks in the area , and run 2 Saturday teams and a midweek T20 team.

We are looking for competitive and proven batsmen with excellent track records who live locally in the Leeds / Bradford / Wakefield areas

We are interested in speaking to any player who fits the above criteria and wishes to test themselves ion one of top cricket leagues in Yorkshire

Please get in touch

hi, i am a excelent player of cricket. i am opening batsman, medium fast bolwer and great wicketkeeper also. i like to player for uk county cricket. i am seeking for sponsership. you may first take my trail then sponser me.i give gurrentee for best game.
waiting for positive response from any side.
from pakistan

Hi there,

Just wanna thank you guys that your website helped me alot with my game. I had a game and shots but i was lacking mental strength. After reading your articles i am able to concentrate better and my game has improved gradually.

One question though? i am mainly a leg side player, and able to flick the fast balls as well at times.. i can also play straight. I am aggressive player but i lack of offside shots and sense.

Please give me some tips how can i play offside shots and keep the ball on the ground while playing them.

I know all about rolling the wrist over ball but when i am facing ball i only see straight and leg side. however i am able to play late cuts here and there.

Please advice.


Hi Derek Jones.
I am very good R/H bastaman and can blow mediam fast. but my real stranth is feilding and batting. My batting style is like Kevin Peterson. I am very attacking player with possitive approch. And i know how to play mind game in cricket.

Well, i start my cricket when i was just 4 years old. I played cricket from School team, for my college team, for my University team and after that i played for my home down team which (AlAwan Cricket Club) in Muzaffarabad (Azad kashmir). My record for my club was fantistic. And also i played U-19 grade 2 in pakstan. I played cricket at every level.

Now i am looking for overseas club. And i love to play in England. And in future i will play for England to win world cup for them. Its my dream. I want to get job and accomodation in England. If any club wants to get me in their club so please contact me on my ID ( or (
This is my promise that after meeting me you will find world class batsman and great fielder.
I will wait for you........
thanks and best regards.
(Muhammad Imran)

Hello my name is Nafeesa, im in the uk, im 19 but i have a friend in pakistan who plays cricket very well and would like a chance to come to play in uk with a cricket club.

Is this possible? if yes, what are the requirements?

iam a national cricket player.....i am a keeper/batsman........ batting at middle order....
so i have 2 play in abroad specially in the uk 2 achieve my goal .........
and i have a big craze about cricket and this is a good chance available to me to show my talent

please if anyone has any offers could you contact me on

you can also call me on this number


i would really appreciate if you could get back to me, i am very keen this opportunity and do not want to lose it

could you please tell me all the requirements needed for this

thank you

Shahbaz Butt

Hi Gary,

Read about your requirements for the 2010 season and am interested about the same.
I am a right arm fast medium bowler and a middle order bat.I was a trainee at the MRF pace foundation and have been a part of the camp for the state side.I have also represented my univercity.

I reside in India.

We can further discuss about it through Emails.
My Email address is

Look forward for a positive response.

Rodney Charles

hi!i m shahrukh malik 17 years old.right arm fast bowler and left handed middle order pakistan....i hav God gifted delivereis like wasim akram and also i hav natural reserve swinger here is not well management for our youngs best in our cricket club is in bowling i take seven wikets in 6 overs....and batiing 163 runs in 148 balls so sir m own told u that i m very talent and can u help to play in m waiting for ur gud answer.....
my cell num:-+923006827770

geez if half you guys were actually good enough as you all say you are you should already be playing county

There is a great player agency
They only take on the best of the best players but are run by professional cricketers that are very well connected.
Give them a try!

Thanks DK

i am jawad from italy.i am crickter. right hand betsman.

hi am jd iam x 1st class cricketr current level-1 umpier as well as level-1 coach exam. pass with 90% in india of B.C.C.I. AND wicketkeeper and batsman my age is 31 so want contrct in uk if possibeil now am doing job in civile servises in india so possiteve copration and helpful i would like 2 say i have been already 3 times visietet to u. north yorkshier middlsex louton

I am saadat munir, i am a professional cricketer playing for Faisalabad Region cricket team from last 3 years and I am looking for a cricket club to get me to play for them and I will do a lot good to them, my email is . below is my performance link
saadat munir

I am an A Division player from Hyderabad, India. I am an opening bat and bowl medium pace. I am lookinf for a club in the UK for the 2010 season. I have been playing for Roshanara Cricket Club for the last 10 seasons. I have also played for Overseas Cricket Club in the Premier League in Toronto, Canada.


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