Tynemouth is delighted to announce the signing of Pakistani professional, Muhammad Saad, for their 2021 North East Premier League campaign.

A proven performer…

Saad is an accomplished batting all-rounder playing for the star-studded Central Punjab in Pakistan.

Saad is a prolific top-order batsman who bowls genuine pace, playing alongside International stars Azhar Ali, Ahmed Shehzad, Kamran Akmal, Abid Ali, and Waqas Maqsood, to name but a few.

Since his first-class debut in January 2009, Saad has played over 150 domestic matches scored almost 7,000 runs averaging mid-30s with 12 centuries across the three formats.

Whilst known for his batting, he’s a genuine paceman with 20 first-class wickets at 33.

Domestic dominanance

The run machine has been on fire in domestic cricket over the past three seasons, culminating with inclusion in the Pakistan Training camp and selection for Pakistan A.

In 2017/18, Saad finished fifth on the National One Day Cup run-charts (464 runs at 77.33) behind Shan Masood, Khurram Manzoor, Abid Ali, and Iftikhar Ahmad. He has also scored 650 runs at 38.23, with another 3 tons, in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for WAPDA.

Saad then backed up with a further 352 runs at 58.66 in List A cricket in 2018/19 and earned selection for Pakistan’s tour to the UAE. He impressed in December 2018, hitting 285 runs at 71.25 with a century (117) and fifty against the England Lions.

Proper Pro

Saad has proved his genuine all-round ability abroad too, in 6 prior stints, namely, two seasons apiece with North Yorkshire and South Durham Premier League sides Redcar Cricket Club (2013-14) and Darlington Cricket Club (2016-17), before a brief spell with Bolton League club Bradshaw (2018) and Scottish club RH Corstorphine for their 2019 Eastern Premiership campaign.

He has starred, hitting over 4,500 runs at above 30 alongside 140 plus wickets at 20. In 2017, he was exceptional with the ball taking 28 league wickets at 12.11, before his 11 game stint with Bradshaw resulted in 575 runs at 57.50 and 23 wickets at 17.61.

The Croons sign Saad

The Pakistani all-rounder was all set for another UK stint in 2020, but due to COVID he was unable to return. However, Tynemouth has moved swiftly to secure Saad’s services for their 2021 North East Premier League campaign.