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Meet Saif Zaib

Date of Birth
22.05.1998
Nationality
British
Shirt No
05
Batting Style
Left Handed - Middle Order
Bowling Style
Left Arm Spin
Career Best
65* vs Glamorgan - 6/115 Loughborough

Northamptonshire Player Number: 495

When Saif took the field for Northamptonshire in their non-first-class fixture at Durham UCCE in May 2014 he became the first 15-year-old ever to represent the County’s first-team – underlining his precocious talent and enormous potential as batsman and left-arm spinner. The club offered the youngster from High Wycombe a three-year professional contract, and the following winter he showed impressive form for England Under-17s in Dubai before making his first-class debut against Kent in August 2015 – just six weeks after his 17th birthday. Selected for three Championship matches in 2016, he hit an unbeaten 65 at Swansea and claimed 5-148 from a marathon 26 overs against Leicestershire. In 2017 he furthered his cricketing education with five appearances in the T20 Blast.  

Supported by the Brian Johnston Memorial Trust through the BJMT Elite Spin Bowling Programme’

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GLOUCESTERSHIRE V NORTHAMPTONSHIRE | DAY 2 REPORT

An enterprising sixth-wicket stand between Richard Levi and Adam Rossington made the difference as Northamptonshire gained the upper hand on day two of the Specsavers County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Bristol.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE V NORTHAMPTONSHIRE | DAY 1 REPORT

Brett Hutton played a starring role as Northamptonshire dominated Gloucestershire on the opening day of the Specsavers County Championship match at Bristol.

CROOKY HANGS UP HIS HAT

Steven Crook has today announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the end of the 2018 season.

VASCONCELOS SIGNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT EXTENSION

Ricardo Vasconcelos has committed his future to Northamptonshire by signing a three-year contract extension which will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2021 season.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE V DERBYSHIRE | DAY 4 REPORT

Head coach David Ripley said that it had been a game of fine margins between Northamptonshire and Derbyshire at the County Ground.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE V DERBYSHIRE | DAY 3 REPORT

Brett Hutton’s 5-59 and 62 from Ricardo Vasconelos put Northamptonshire on top against Derbyshire at the County Ground in day three of their Specsavers County Championship match. But Hardus Viljoen’s four wickets ensured the home side were not out of sight, with Northamptonshire 198-8 in their second-innings, leading by 231.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE V DERBYSHIRE | DAY 2 REPORT

Just 29 overs were possible on a rain-affected second day at the County Ground between Northamptonshire and Derbyshire, and this Specsavers County Championship match remains in the balance.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE V DERBYSHIRE | DAY 1 REPORT

Saif Zaib and Ben Curran made 50s as Northamptonshire enjoyed a good opening day against Derbyshire at Wantage Road in the Specsavers County Championship. Zaib's 57 and Curran, with 51, steered their team to 255 before Derbyshire were reduced to 60-2 at the close.

GLEESON LEAVES COUNTY GROUND

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club has today announced that Richard Gleeson has left the County Ground to join Lancashire, with immediate effect.

KENT V NORTHAMPTONSHIRE | DAY 4 REPORT

Adam Rossington's first half-century since returning to action was not enough to prevent Kent continuing their chase for promotion from Specsavers County Championship Division Two.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE SIGN PROMISING ZIMBABWEAN

Northamptonshire Head Coach David Ripley has described new signing Blessing Muzarabani as a player with plenty of potential, after the club today confirmed the signing of the Zimbabwean international on a three-year contract.

KENT V NORTHAMPTONSHIRE | DAY 3 REPORT

Richard Gleeson's career-best figures of 6-79 were not enough to stop Northamptonshire facing a substantial challenge going into the final day of the Specsavers County Championship match against Kent.

KENT V NORTHAMPTONSHIRE | DAY 2 REPORT

Bad light and rain left both supporters and players frustrated as only 19 balls were delivered on the second day of Kent's Specsavers County Championship clash with Northamptonshire.

KENT V NORTHAMPTONSHIRE | DAY 1 REPORT

Kent pace bowler Matt Henry bagged 6-31 to leave Northamptonshire reeling on 71-8 when bad light and rain ended prematurely an action-packed opening day of Specsavers County Championship action.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE LEGEND IMMORTALISED IN NEW BOOK

Former Northamptonshire and England batsman David Steele has been immortalised in a new book, which has been published this past weekend.

SANDERSON HAILS GROUP EFFORT FOR WIN IN DURHAM

Ben Sanderson says that the Specsavers County Championship win over Durham was down to a group effort from the Northamptonshire team.

ROSSINGTON DELIGHTED TO BE BACK IN ACTION

Adam Rossington enjoyed his return to action in the Specsavers County Championship win over Durham this week.

DUCKETT MAKES THE MOVE TO TRENT BRIDGE

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club today confirmed that Ben Duckett has accepted a three-year deal with Nottinghamshire and will leave at the end of the season.

ACADEMY ROUND-UP | AUGUST

In August, the academy lads enjoyed success with both bat and ball across a number of different formats of the game.

KLEINVELDT CALLS TIME AT THE COUNTY GROUND

Northamptonshire County Cricket Club has announced that Rory Kleinveldt will be leaving the club at the end of August to return to South Africa.The 35-year-old has been a mainstay of the Northamptonshire team since arriving at the County Ground in 2015.

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