Vedam Hariharan, now a world-class coach, played State Cricket in India for Karnataka and Kerala from 1973-1990.
He was a medium-pace bowling all-rounder and, according to Hari's CricInfo profile (external link), scored 926 runs at 16.53 with a high-score of 103 and took 114 wickets at 32.06 with best figures of 7-60 (No mean feat for a seamer on Indian wickets).
It is widely accepted in cricketing circles that 'Hari' would have played for India, had he not had the misfortune of sharing his peak with the legendary Kapil Dev. Indeed, in KD's autobiography, he confesses to believing that Hari had more talent than him.
Nowadays, Hari spends the Scottish cricket season coaching at the Glasgow Academy, playing for Accies and living with his wife Leena in Glasgow's West End. During the rest of the year, he jets between cricket Academies in Bangalore and Brisbane, sharing his wisdom of all things cricket.
Hari is perhaps the club's biggest asset due to his enthusiasm, ability and extensive knowledge. We guarantee that you will not find a Hari at any other club in the West of Scotland.