Manoj Parmar's talk about his career in cricket

Wed 17th April 2013

Speaker Meeting with Supper - open to prospective members

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According to Wikipedia, Manoj Mansinh Parmar (born 1 March 1967) is a former Indian cricketer. Parmar was a right-handed batsman who fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born in Botad, Gujarat.

Parmar made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in the 1991/92 Ranji Trophy against Maharashtra. Parmar played first-class cricket from the 1991/92 season to season 2001/02, making 40 first-class appearances. In his 40 matches, he scored 1,256 runs at a batting average of 20.93, with a high score of 71. His highest score came against Orissa in 2000. In his capacity as a wicket-keeper, he took 79 catches and made 16 stumpings.

Parmar also played List A cricket for Saurashtra, making his debut in that format against Baroda in the 1993/94 Ranji Trophy One Day tournament. He played a further 23 List A matches for Saurashtra, the last coming against Maharashtra in the 2000/01 Ranji Trophy One Day tournament. In his 24 limited-overs matches for the team, he scored 340 runs at an average of 24.28, with a high score of 69. His highest score came against Maharashtra in his last List A match in India. Behind the stumps he took 21 catches and made 10 stumpings.

He later appeared in a single List A match in England for Oxfordshire against Herefordshire in the 1st round of the 2004 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy which was held in 2003. He was dismissed for 1 run in this match by Franklyn Rose.

Manoj Parmar is now an ECB Level 3 Coach (England & Wales cricket board ) which is a very high level of cricket coaching internationally. He is also an MCC member.

He is also the founder of MP Sports, a Thame based company specialised in sports equipment.

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