“I am delighted to be staying on at RHC for a 3rd season & I’m honoured to have been approached by the club to lead from the front as captain”
Royal High Corstorphine Cricket Club are pleased to confirm that Majid Haq, the CSL Eastern Premiership's leading wicket taker in 2018, and Scotland’s leading wicket taker, has agreed to take over the captaincy of the men’s first XI following the departure of Joe Kinghorn-Gray.
Majid has enjoyed two great seasons with us, playing and coaching, in
our 2017 promotion from the ESCA Championship and securing our place
at the top level last year.
On agreeing to the role Majid said “I am delighted to be staying on at
RHC for a 3rd season & I’m honoured to have been approached by the
club to lead from the front as captain."
“Last year we showed we could hold our own in the Premier Division with
some excellent performances both as a team and as individuals before
we suffered injuries to key players. I am delighted we have secured a
quality Pakistan A batsmen in Mohammad Saad who should be prolific.
“The 1st XI squad has some real quality and I am looking forward to a
number of them taking their chances and pushing on to play at a higher
level. I have really enjoyed my time at RHC, the atmosphere at the
club is really great; they are enthusiastic and have some very, very
good young players. I’m honoured to be taking on the captaincy and am
looking forward to the challenges ahead.”
Updated 11:42 - 17 Mar 2019 by Robert Drummond
Majid has long been regarded as Scotland's best ever spin bowler. As
captain of a fantastic group of players at Clydesdale CC there was a
period between 2013 and 2016 where they won 7 trophies either at
National or WDCU level, culminating in their League and Scottish Cup
Double in 2016, before joining RHC the following summer.