Working in partnership with and supporting Darlington Railway Athletic Cricket we are delighted to announce we have been able to secure Tanveer Ui-Haq for the upcoming 2023 cricket season. The signing is fantastic news not only for the team and their aspirations to win the premier league but also the supporters and the club as a whole!

From car mechanic to pace merchant, Tanveer-Ul-Haq is a testament to the statement that anyone can achieve in sport and more importantly life with the right support and guidance. In the 2018/ 19 Ranji season, Tanveer’s team Rajasthan, reached the semi-finals which was largely accredited to Tanveer who took a record breaking 51 wickets in 18 / 19 season.

While Tanveer is now reaping the benefits of his success, his journey was a difficult one. His family had very little and he had to work hard to earn money to support them and put food on the table. His start in cricket was down to the support and understanding of his first coach, Sumendra Tiwar, who gave him clothes to wear for his first cricket session because he was wearing his father’s shirt and trousers!

Tiwar quickly spotted the young cricketer’s potential and worked with Tanveer to improve his fitness and develop his cricketing talent. It wasn’t easy, Tanveer nearly walked away from the sport but Tiwar helped him to find his way back and guided him towards success.

From his own upbring and personal struggles Tanveer whole-heartly understands the power of sport and is looking forward to sharing his knowledge and experience with not only the team but also the RA’s young cricketers in the holidays.

Our commitment as a group is to further support the club’s youth ambitions, through events and sporting engagements that will help improving players to sharpen their skills and new players to join in and have fun through learning and playing the game.

We’re really excited about the 2023 season so please keep an eye out for events and fixtures, there is a smell of excitement and success in the air for 2023. We look forward to sharing the season’s success with all the Darlington RA supporters, players and management team!

Together We Are Stronger!