Full name Adrian Shankar
Born May 7, 1982, Ascot, Berkshire
Current age 34 years 263 days
Major teams Bedfordshire, Cambridge MCCU, Cambridge University, Lancashire, Lancashire 2nd XI, Middlesex 2nd XI, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI
Also known as Adrian Anton Shankar
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Education Bedford School; Cambridge University
|Last First-class||Worcestershire v Durham at Worcester, May 18-21, 2011 scorecard|
|List A debut||Bedfordshire v Sussex at Luton, May 4, 2005 scorecard|
|Last List A||Middlesex v Worcestershire at Lord's, May 17, 2011 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|10*||Worcs||v Durham||Worcester||18 May 2011||FC|
|0||Worcs||v Middlesex||Lord's||17 May 2011||LA|
|31*||Lancs 2nd XI||v Glam 2nd XI||Panteg||28 Jul 2010||Other|
|2*||Lancs 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Glossop||7 Jun 2010||Other OD|
|13||Lancs 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Neston||31 May 2010||Other OD|
|19, 10||Lancs 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Blackpool||26 May 2010||Other|
|22*||Lancs 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Blackpool||25 May 2010||Other OD|
|29, 21||Lancs 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Cleethorpes||19 May 2010||Other|
|0||Lancs 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Nottingham||18 May 2010||Other OD|
|23||Lancs 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Chester-le-Street||14 May 2010||Other OD|
Seemingly all is not what it appears to be with Adrian Shankar. After 10 years floating around second XI county cricket he signed a deal with Worcestershire in May 2011, but two weeks later was released as serious doubts emerged over his background and life story. Central to those was his age, which he claimed was 26 when he joined Worcestershire but is really 29. That, though, appears to be just the start with his cricket ability called into serious question. His statistics suggest a player who couldn't cut it, with one hundred in a Varsity match against a weak attack in 2002.
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