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Full name Atif Sheikh
Born February 18, 1991, Nottingham
Current age 22 years 306 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, England Under-19s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast
|Only First-class||Derbyshire v Gloucestershire at Derby, May 24-27, 2010 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3/64, 2/56||Leics 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Kenilworth||21 Aug 2013||Other|
|0, 1/33||Leics 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Coventry||20 Aug 2013||Other OD|
|6/60, 6*, 2/76, 0||Leics 2nd XI||v Worcs 2nd XI||Kidderminster||13 Aug 2013||Other|
|-||Leics 2nd XI||v MCC YC||Kirby Muxloe||30 Jul 2013||Other|
|0/15, 1/29||Leics 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Darlington||23 Jul 2013||Other|
|2/24||Leics 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Uxbridge||14 Jun 2013||Other T20|
|0/14||Leics 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Uxbridge||14 Jun 2013||Other T20|
|4*, 1/18||Worcs 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Solihull||19 Jun 2012||Other OD|
|1/28, 1/21||Leics 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Great Crosby||16 May 2012||Other|
|2/33||Leics 2nd XI||v Durham 2nd||Leicester||2 May 2012||Other|
Sheikh, a skiddy left-arm pace bowler, joined the Derbyshire Academy in 2007 and followed fellow Academy graduates Jake Needham, Dan Redfern and Paul Borrington in signing a professional contract at the end of the 2008 season.
He made headlines in 2010 by dismissing Australian Test openers Shane Watson and Simon Katich when the tourists visited Derby for a two-day warm-up match. He made his Championship debut the same season against Gloucestershire, taking five wickets in the match, and opened the bowling for England in an Under-19 Test against Sri Lanka.
However, he was unable to force his way into the senior Derbyshire side in any cricket in 2011 and left at the end of the season, since which time he has had trials for Leicestershire and Worcestershire.
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