Cowdrey is pleased to announce the re-signing of Overseas Star, Minhaj Jalill, for its 2021 Kent League campaign.

The All-Rounder was due to re-join Cowdrey this summer before COVID hampered his return. Both parties were swift to defer the agreement through to the 2021 season.

Jalill putting pen to paper at the end of the UK 2019 season.

Cowdrey success

Jalill was a great success in 2019 helping the club to a 4th placed position in Division 3 of the Kent League. He excelled, especially with the ball taking 45 wickets at 10.93 alongside 684 runs at 40.24.

Speaking about the signing, the Club mentioned the following on Facebook.

🌟🌟🌟🌟Breaking News 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Cowdrey Cricket Club are pleased to announce the re-signing of Overseas Star 🌟 Minhaj Jalill for the 2021 cricket 🏏 season.

Following his successful season in 2019 Minhaj came 7th in the league batting with 508 runs @ 39.08 and 1st in the bowling with 37 wickets @ 9.08 and Economy rate of 2.40.

Minhaj was also a huge hit with the Junior section and will be heavily involved in 2021. Cowdrey CC wish Minhaj Jalill well in his first class cricket season in Sri Lanka 🇱🇰

Minhaj’s domestic journey

Jalill is an exciting top-order batting prospect playing for Panadura Sports Club in Sri Lankan first-class cricket.

A proven run-scorer and effective off-spinner, Jalill joined Panadura in 2019/20, following stints with Tamil Union (2014/15), Colombo (2015/16), Galle (2016/17), and Saracens (2017/18-18/19). He impressed for Panadura last summer hitting 497 runs at 41.41 – his most prolific domestic season to date.

UK exploits

He spent the 2018 season plying his trade in the UK for Devon Premier League side Bovey Tracey. He struck 515 runs at 34.33 and took 15 wickets at 44.33, but also impressed in our CricX (Overseas v English) back at Buckingham Town in August, top-scoring with 59 and bowling some useful overs with his off-spin.

He impressed again last summer for Cowdrey, culminating with a new contract for the 2020 season, which has been deferred through to next summer.