Clydesdale’s latest international cricketer took a leading role last week as Scotland defeated the United Arab Emirates by seven wickets in their latest intercontinental cup match.
The four-innings game was played in intense heat at Sharjah, but Titwood newcomer Sufyaan Sharif, making his debut in a first-class cricket match, took 3-27 to send the UAE all out for just 100 in the first innings.
The rangy fast bowler then added 2-61 to his opening first-class account in the hosts’ second outing of 318.
Meanwhile, experienced off-spinner Majid Haq picked up 2-14 in that first innings, and bore the brunt of Scotland’s bowling in the UAE’s second with 50 gruelling overs in the 35-degree heat, picking up 3-72.
Haq also contributed 28 useful runs towards Scotland’s first-innings lead, and was 39 not out at the end of the game.