(born 23 July 1976, Dewsbury
, West Yorkshire
) is a former professional first-class cricketer
, currently (as of May 2007) playing with Cheshire County Cricket Club
. He has previously played first-class
cricket for Northamptonshire
Dawood is a lower-middle order batsman and wicket-keeper
. He played in eight youth Test matches
for England Under-19s
scoring 240 runs, with a best of 111, at 21.81, and taking 16 catches and four stumpings
. He first represented Northamptonshire in the Second XI Championship
in 1994, and between 1997 and 1999 appeared extensively in the competition, in the interim playing irregularly in first-class cricket matches.
While with Glamorgan, Dawood showed that he was also a useful lower-order batsman and, in 1999, he recorded a maiden first-class hundred by making 102 against Gloucestershire
at Cardiff, after being promoted to open the batting after injuries to other players. Later in the season, he also created a new county record by not conceding a bye as Lancashire
totalled 556 for 6 declared at Blackpool.
In 39 first class matches Dawood scored 1,122 runs at 22 with a best of 102. He took 94 catches with six stumpings
. In 51 one day
matches he scored 732 runs at 21.52 with a top score of 60, taking 44 catches and making 14 stumpings. He played Twenty20
cricket in 2004 and 2005 for Yorkshire, scoring 44 runs at 8.80.