Qasim Qayyum

Qasim Qayyum

At just 23 years old "QQ" is the current skipper of Anniesland, Accies 2nd XI, but he was actually the youngest ever skipper of that side a few years earlier.

QQ brings a joy and passion to the game and for life in general - always a massive smile on his face - unless he plays a really loose shot then boundary flags become an endangered species. 

A flamboyant batsman with a range of shots he’s worked hard to eliminate the risky ones and big runs are starting to come. Fitter, faster, better - as Captain he has stepped up in every single way. 

He even catches the ball. :) 

Joking aide QQ is an absolute role model for the younger players coming through the club of how to move from youth set up to adult section to position of responsibility and leadership.


When did you first play cricket and what made you love the game?

I first played cricket at 11 years old. I was in a phone shop with my dad and on TV Pakistan were playing Sri Lanka in the 2011 world cup. My national pride in Pakistan and love for the country made me interested in cricket as it was one of the first times I was exposed to them doing well in a sport

I followed them throughout that tournament up and until they lost to India in the semi final and ever since I've always kept up to date with the Pakistan cricket team, and I started loving the game as a child, playing with my friends and the feeling of getting a wicket or hitting a nice shot was always great and I've been chasing it ever since.

When did you join the club and how?

I joined the club in 2012. I was 12 years old looking for a cricket club near where I stay after playing in my garden for a year, and a friend from school played at Accies and said I should join.

What’s been your best day in an Accies shirt?

I would say captaining Accies u15s for the first time vs Clydesdale for me was a great moment, being able to be the captain and leader of the side was of huge significance for me. The other time is captaining the 2s for the first time against Galloway 1s in Division 2 was also a huge moment for me. For me to captain the 2s at 18 years old, a team that I debuted for at 13 years old and had been playing in on and off for 5 years without a real set role for the majority of time just let me know how far I had come as a cricketer.

Then to hit my maiden 50 for the 2XI down at Greenock last year, ending up with 75.

What's your favourite away ground?

Titwood and Bothwell Castle Policies are my favourite grounds away from New Anniesland. They are exclusively cricket grounds, have nice viewing areas, quick outfields and usually decent decks.


Written by Ed Crick, updated May '23.

2XI career record


M I NOs R 50s 100s Avg HS C St RO
60 50 4 491 1 0 10.67 75 12 0 3


B R W 3W 5W Avg ER SR Best
390 475 16 3 0 29.69 24.38 7.31 3-28

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