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    Hamidullah Qadri is your Div 2 Player of the Week!

    Debutant Hamidullah Qadri picks up Div Two Player of the Week after an inspirational performance for Derbyshire

    The first player born in the 21st century to play a four-day match has scooped Division Two Player of the Week. Debutant Hamidullah Qadri stole the show at Glamorgan to help Derbyshire claim victory in the County Champ for the first time since July 2015. Congratulations, Hamidullah Qadri! 


    The contenders:

    Steven Mullaney - Nottinghamshire
    168 & 5-46 v Kent

    Notts continued their unbeaten start to the season with a draw against Kent, with Steven Mullaney at the heart of it. With the Royal London One-Day Cup final firmly at the back of his mind, Mullaney only had eyes for the pink ball and he caused havoc with it. 

    Notts had Kent on the back foot from the off, with Mullaney taking 3-2 before hitting a mammoth career-best of 168 from 276 deliveries. If the rain had arrived a little later, you feel as though Mullaney would have driven his side over the line for another County Champ victory. 


    Richard Gleeson - Northants
    3-33 & 4-109 v Leicestershire

    On the winning side for Northamptonshire, Richard Gleeson was the star of the show with the ball as he took seven wickets.

    Just as Leicestershire looked to be nearing triumph, the right-arm fast-bowler made Paul Horton, Lewis Hill, Rob Sayer and the impressive Colin Ackermann his victims to ensure his side claimed their fifth win of the season to keep Northants in the race for promotion to Division One. 


    Colin Ackermann - Leicestershire
    129 & 3-45 v Northants 

    Leicestershire came excruciatingly close to beating Northamptonshire at Wantage Road and that's in large part down to Colin Ackermann's sturdy innings. 

    After taking three wickets in the latter's second innings, the South African turned on the style with the bat, hitting 14 fours and one six in his century as his side were narrowly defeated by two runs.


    Hamidullah Qadri - Derbyshire
    11 & 6-76 v Glamorgan

    What a way to to make your debut. At just 16 years old, Hamidullah Qadri has the whole world at his feet, but he wasn't just going to be a bystander in Derbyshire's clash with Glamorgan. 

    The young lad spun his side to their first County Champ victory since July 2015, a whole 710 days previous, becoming the first player born in the 21st century to feature in a four-day match. Feel old yet? 

    And of course, it was Qadri who sealed the win, taking the wicket of Glamorgan captain Michael Hogan, much to the delight of his team-mates. Remember the name. 

     

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