Anupam Sanklecha2022-03-23T13:36:55+00:00

Anupam Sanklecha

Date of Birth 17/07/1982
Age 39
NationalityIndian
Player Status Unavailable
Playing Role Bowler (Seam)
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style LH Lower Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Maharashtra, Mumbai Champs
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Anupam Sanklecha is a stalwart of the powerhouse Maharashtra side in Indian domestic cricket. He has led the attack for most of his career, dating back to his first-class debut in November 2004. Since then, he has played 61 Ranji Trophy games, where he has taken 215 wickets at 25.40 with 12 five-wicket bags and 2 ten-wicket match hauls.

Before the introduction of the Indian Premier League (IPL), he represented the Mumbai Champs in the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Thereafter, he has been a loyal servant of a Maharashtra side that has been littered with Indian internationals over the years.

Sanklecha is a prime example of the old adage “like a fine wine”, as he’s clearly getting better with age. His performances between 2004/05 and 2012/13 were inconsistent and he didn’t feature in Ranji cricket between 2006/07 and 2011/12. However, since his strong 2013/14 season (23 wickets at 30.86), he has excelled taking figures of 32 wickets at 20.34 (2014/15), 21 wickets at 25.42 (2015/16), 43 wickets at 16.18 (2016/17), 24 wickets at 29.54 (2018/19), and 15 wickets at 22.73 (2019/20). Sanklecha has also proven his worth with bat-in-hand over the years, with 3 half-centuries and a highest score of 66, all with a first-class average of 14.09 (16.08 in List A cricket).

The Indian has also starred in UK league cricket. After a stint in Durham for Evenwood in 2007, he spent 5 seasons (2014-18) dominating the Home Counties Premier League for Shipton-under-Wychwood (2014-18). In all cricket, he scored 1,970 runs at 29.40 and took 252 wickets at 13.03. He was the stand-out seamer in the Home Counties League, regularly featuring in the top few wicket-takers. His 63 wickets at 10.56 in 2017 were his best, which included figures of 8-8 when routing Reading for 38.

Unfortunately, the club was relegated down to the Cherwell League for 2019, therefore due to league rules, Sanklecha was deemed ineligible, hence unable to return. After a year's hiatus, Sanklecha signed with Home Counties Premier League outfit Horspath for the 2021 season. Unsurprisingly, he excelled, bagging a further 41 wickets at 16.22 to reaffirm his status as one of the leagues best ever professionals.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Horspath (2021) 22 19 4 202 38 13.47 181.5 665 41 6/19 16.22
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2018) 22 22 0 469 57 21.32 230.2 828 51 7/64 16.24
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2017) 20 19 5 653 110* 46.64 213.2 685 63 8/8 10.87
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2016) 13 11 2 279 53 31.00 171.2 560 44 7/47 12.73
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2015) 16 14 3 307 64* 27.91 182.3 554 39 8/70 14.21
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2014) 17 12 1 262 58 23.82 209.5 656 55 6/39 11.93
Evenwood (2007) 2 1 0 39 39 39.00 17.0 74 3 2/52 24.67
Date of Birth 17/07/1982
Age 39
NationalityIndian
Player StatusUnavailable
Playing RoleBowler (Seam)
Player Status Unavailable
Bowling Style RA Medium Fast
Batting Style LH Lower Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Maharashtra, Mumbai Champs
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Anupam Sanklecha is a stalwart of the powerhouse Maharashtra side in Indian domestic cricket. He has led the attack for most of his career, dating back to his first-class debut in November 2004. Since then, he has played 61 Ranji Trophy games, where he has taken 215 wickets at 25.40 with 12 five-wicket bags and 2 ten-wicket match hauls.

Before the introduction of the Indian Premier League (IPL), he represented the Mumbai Champs in the Indian Cricket League (ICL). Thereafter, he has been a loyal servant of a Maharashtra side that has been littered with Indian internationals over the years.

Sanklecha is a prime example of the old adage “like a fine wine”, as he’s clearly getting better with age. His performances between 2004/05 and 2012/13 were inconsistent and he didn’t feature in Ranji cricket between 2006/07 and 2011/12. However, since his strong 2013/14 season (23 wickets at 30.86), he has excelled taking figures of 32 wickets at 20.34 (2014/15), 21 wickets at 25.42 (2015/16), 43 wickets at 16.18 (2016/17), 24 wickets at 29.54 (2018/19), and 15 wickets at 22.73 (2019/20). Sanklecha has also proven his worth with bat-in-hand over the years, with 3 half-centuries and a highest score of 66, all with a first-class average of 14.09 (16.08 in List A cricket).

The Indian has also starred in UK league cricket. After a stint in Durham for Evenwood in 2007, he spent 5 seasons (2014-18) dominating the Home Counties Premier League for Shipton-under-Wychwood (2014-18). In all cricket, he scored 1,970 runs at 29.40 and took 252 wickets at 13.03. He was the stand-out seamer in the Home Counties League, regularly featuring in the top few wicket-takers. His 63 wickets at 10.56 in 2017 were his best, which included figures of 8-8 when routing Reading for 38.

Unfortunately, the club was relegated down to the Cherwell League for 2019, therefore due to league rules, Sanklecha was deemed ineligible, hence unable to return. After a year's hiatus, Sanklecha signed with Home Counties Premier League outfit Horspath for the 2021 season. Unsurprisingly, he excelled, bagging a further 41 wickets at 16.22 to reaffirm his status as one of the leagues best ever professionals.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Horspath (2021) 22 19 4 202 38 13.47 181.5 665 41 6/19 16.22
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2018) 22 22 0 469 57 21.32 230.2 828 51 7/64 16.24
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2017) 20 19 5 653 110* 46.64 213.2 685 63 8/8 10.87
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2016) 13 11 2 279 53 31.00 171.2 560 44 7/47 12.73
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2015) 16 14 3 307 64* 27.91 182.3 554 39 8/70 14.21
Shipton-under-Wychwood (2014) 17 12 1 262 58 23.82 209.5 656 55 6/39 11.93
Evenwood (2007) 2 1 0 39 39 39.00 17.0 74 3 2/52 24.67
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