July 23, 1976, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Right hand Bat
Ismail Dawood joined Glamorgan in 1998 after spells with Northamptonshire in 1994-95, and Worcestershire from 1996 to 1997. A wicketkeeper who was born in Dewsbury in Yorkshire, he also played for England Under-19 against India in 1994, West Indies in 1994-95 and South Africa in 1995. While with Glamorgan, Dawood showed that he was also a useful lower-order batsman, and in 1999 he recorded a maiden first-class hundred by making 102 against Gloucestershire at Cardiff after being promoted to open the batting after injuries to other players. Later in the season, he also created a new county record by not conceding a bye as Lancashire totalled 556 for 6 dec at Blackpool. Dawood left the county staff at the end of the 1999 season. After a spell out of cricket, he returned for Yorkshire, his native county, in 2003.
Batting & Fielding
Umpire & Referee