Paignton sign KZN Inland All-Rounder Sohail Mahmoud - 13/12/18

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Paignton have signed KwaZulu-Natal Inland All-Rounder Sohail Mahmoud for their 2019 Devon League campaign.

Mahmoud (22) is quite the prospect playing for KwaZulu-Natal Inland under the tutelage of Shane Burger. 

The leg-spin bowling all-rounder recently struck his maiden List A century – an outstanding 120-ball 122 not out against a very strong Eastern Province seam attack. His innings, which led his side to victory (on 28 Oct 2018), included 11 fours and 7 sixes.

Whilst he made his Inland debut in all formats in 2015, following a glittering junior career which saw him play 3 Coke Weeks and represent the Dolphins Cubs and nudge South Africa Under-19 selection, last summer (2017/18) was a breakthrough season for Mahmoud.

In List A cricket, the leg-spinner took 11 wickets at 25.18 and was awarded the KZN Inland’s “Most Improved Player”. A strong winter followed, and Mahmoud has started to produce the goods with both ball and now bat, with 220 runs at 55 in his 5 List A matches this summer.

Much is now expected of this promising all-rounder and, having never played abroad, Mahmoud is set to play in the Devon league for Paignton next year.

Speaking about the signing, Paignton's Terry Farkins stated the following:

"We would like to say that the club is looking forward to the coming season in the Devon premier league, it is our intention to compete in the top half of the league".

"The signing of a high caliber player as Sohail shows the commitment of the club to progress and support the many young talented players at the club".

"The club has a good reputation with South African cricketers having seen players like Jacques Rudolph and recently selected Zubayr Hamza playing for the club and going on to play international cricket for their country"

"We will do all we can to make Sohails first UK experience a memorable and enjoyable, that will bring success on the pitch".


Check out Sohail's CricX profile here


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