1976 – 2002
Who was Umer Rashid?
Rashid played as an allrounder who bowled slow left-arm orthodox and batted left-handed. He was a member of the Marcus Trescothick led 1995 Under-19 series against South Africa. In one of the games he struck 64 from number 11 and made 97 not out in another. With the ball he took 10 for 71 in one of the 'Tests'.
His first-class debut came in 1996 for Middlesex before he moved to Sussex in 1999. He made 2 centuries in his career, an innings of 110 against Glamorgan and 106 at Chester-le-Street. His slow left arm bowling gave him 49 first class wickets and a best of 5 for 103 against Northampton.
In 2002 Sussex travelled to Grenada for a pre-season tournament. He had been swimming at a popular tourist spot 'Concord Falls' when his brother got into trouble. Rashid drowned attempting to rescue him.
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- Feb 6, 1976
- Apr 1, 2002
on July 23, 2013