Historic signing by Rishton
by Nigel Stockley
DateLine: 6th December 2011
Rishton have become the first Lancashire League club to sign a player from Bangladesh by engaging Test star Enamul Haque junior as their professional for 2012.
The 25 year-old made his Test debut against England at Dhaka in 2003 after an impressive performance for Bangladesh Cricket Board President's XI against the tourists in the previous match. To date Haque has played in fourteen Tests in taking 14 wickets, the last of which was in 2009. He was Man of the match after leading his country to a first ever Test win against Zimbabwe in 2005, taking 6-46 in the second innings
Haque is a slow left-arm orthodox spinner and a right handed batsman. Since making his First-class debut at the age of fifteen in 2002, Haque has taken 283 wickets at 28.9. His batting is less impressive with just one half century in making 869 runs at an average of 11.9.