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Bhautik Shukla reaches 1000 league wickets
Saturday 16th May 2015

Bhautik Shukla began his league career in England as a left arm seamer playing for Crossens in the Southport and District League where he took 56 wickets.

He started playing in the Liverpool Competition in 1990 when he joined Southport and Birkdale.

After a spell at Formby, he returned to Trafalgar Road before joining Fleetwood Hesketh. With spells then at Southport Trinity and Ainsdale, he returned to Sea Cop in 2008, where he has remained.

Now 50 years old and bowling slow left arm spin, Bhautik began today's match at New Brighton requiring one victim to join the unique band of players who have taken 1000 league wickets in the Liverpool Competition.

That wicket came when he bowled Rakers' wicket keeper Robert Lee. Bhautik took another wicket and finished with figures of 10-2-45-2.  scorecard

To date, Bhautik's bowling record is:-

season club team wkts . total .
1990 Southport and Birkdale 3rd 39 . 39 .
1991 Southport and Birkdale 3rd 49 . 88 .
1992 Southport and Birkdale 1st/3rd 41 . 129 .
1993 Southport and Birkdale 1st 25 . 154 .
1994 Southport and Birkdale 1st 17 . 171 .
1995 Southport and Birkdale 1st/2nd 33 . 204 .
1996 Southport and Birkdale 2nd 34 . 238 .
1997 Southport and Birkdale 1st/2nd 37 . 275 .
1998 Formby 1st/2nd 7 . 282 .
. Southport and Birkdale 2nd 33 . 315 .
1999 Southport and Birkdale 2nd 34 . 349 .
2000 Southport and Birkdale 2nd/3rd 39 . 388 .
2001 Southport and Birkdale 2nd/3rd 26 . 414 .
2002 Fleetwood Hesketh 2nd 64 . 478 .
2003 Fleetwood Hesketh 2nd 40 . 518 .
2004 Fleetwood Hesketh 1st/2nd 61 . 579 .
2005 Fleetwood Hesketh 1st 21 . 600 .
2006 Fleetwood Hesketh 1st 8 . 608 .
. Southport Trinity 1st 18 . 626 .
2007 Ainsdale 1st 35 . 661 .
2008 Fleetwood Hesketh 2nd 47 . 704 .
2009 Fleetwood Hesketh 2nd 45 . 749 .
2010 Fleetwood Hesketh 1st/2nd 35 . 784 .
2011 Fleetwood Hesketh 2nd 50 . 834 .
2012 Fleetwood Hesketh 2nd 50 . 884 .
2013 Fleetwood Hesketh 2nd 58 . 942 .
2014 Fleetwood Hesketh 2nd 51 . 997 .
2015 Fleetwood Hesketh 2nd 4 . 1001 .