Adnan Ghani now has a permanent reminder of his remarkable debut for Denby in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League.
The 31-year-old opening bowler – a member of the Pakistan team which recently won the Deaf Cricket World Cup – claimed 10 for 23 against Marsden in the Jedi Sports Championship.
And Denby skipper Tim Jones was proud to present the match ball to the man from Attock, who is Denby’s first ever overseas signing.
Ghani’s statistics of 9.3 overs, two maidens, 10 for 23 are among the best ever recorded in the District League.
They are the best figures since the League went to 50 overs in 1984, eclipsing the 10-45 by Andrew Cockroft for Dalton against Skelmanthorpe in 1997.
Another Dalton bowler, Keith Gillhouley – who played first-class for Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire – matched Ghani’s 10-23 against Kirkburton back in 1959.
The all-time best was 10-8 by J Brook of Meltham against Bradley Mills in 1938.
Denby are joint top of the embryo league table and also won in the All Rounder Sykes Cup preliminary round, beating Emley Clarence to book a home tie with holders Barkisland on Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Drakes League have re-arranged their abandoned opening-day programme.
Those matches will now be played on Sunday, July 24.
That was the date originally planned for T20 Finals Day, which has now been put back a week to Sunday, July 31.