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Adrian Shankar      

Full name Adrian Shankar

Born May 7, 1982, Ascot, Berkshire

Current age 32 years 167 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

Adrian Shankar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 Ct St
First-class 13 21 1 394 143 19.70 1138 34.62 1 0 5 0
List A 2 2 0 27 27 13.50 114 23.68 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 13 - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut 2002
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
Recent matches
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
Profile

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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Mar 31, 2011

Adrian Shankar

Adrian Shankar

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Sep 18, 2009

Adrian Shankar in action for Lancashire, lancashire 2nd XI v Surrey 2nd Xi, Old Trafford, September 18, 2009

Adrian Shankar in action for Lancashire

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County Results
Somerset v Surrey at Lord's - Sep 17, 2011
Surrey won by 5 wickets (with 15 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Sep 12-15, 2011
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Sep 12-15, 2011
Durham won by 151 runs
Hampshire v Warwickshire at Southampton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Match drawn
Leics v Middlesex at Leicester - Sep 12-15, 2011
Middlesex won by 5 wickets
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 12-15, 2011
Sussex won by an innings and 5 runs
Somerset v Lancashire at Taunton - Sep 12-15, 2011
Lancashire won by 8 wickets
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