Elworth Cricket Club 1st and 2nd elevens play in the Premier Division of the North Staffs & South Cheshire ECB Premier Cricket League. The 3rd eleven play in the Sunday section of the Cheshire County Cricket League. The club is based at London Road, Elworth, Cheshire, CW11 3BF, and our cricket professional for a 9th successive season in 2018 is Yasir Ali, who plays first class cricket for KRL in Pakistan.
The thriving junior section is recognised locally as one of the best in Cheshire with teams at U9,11,13,15 and 18 levels, and is also active with the ECB AllStars scheme for Under 7's. The club has ClubMark status and strong links with local schools.
The club celebrated its 100th year in 2013 and has owned the cricket ground since that same year. It has recently extended the ground to include a new junior pitch and a new 3 lane practice net facility.
Pakistan Overseas Professional.
Another from Pakistan's never-ending stable of fast-bowling talent, Yasir Ali's potential was first noticed when he played in the Under-19s for Attock. A stint with Pakistan's National Academy followed, during which time he went with the Academy on a successful tour of South Africa. Yasir hadn't played a first-class game when he was drafted into the Test line-up to take on Bangladesh at Multan in the 2003-04 season. Not surprisingly, he started off nervously, but improved as the match wore on, picking up two wickets. Yasir has a good bowling technique and a clean, fluid action, and is tipped to be a long-term prospect for Pakistan.