KEIGHLEY RZM have continued their remarkable run of consistency in the Quaid-e-Azam Sunday League.

They have just won the Premier Section for the 11th time in 14 years, finishing second on the other three occasions.

Their consistency is not just in the league, however, as they have reached 11 Yasmin & Shaid Solicitors Cup finals, winning six and losing five – including being runners-up this year to Kashmir (Dewsbury).

“It is not easy to be that consistent over 18 matches from April to September as we are an open league where players can come from all over the country, while in the cup you can win it after three or four matches,” said RZM secretary Naheem Malik.

“We have some tough matches against teams who bring players in from Derbyshire, Lancashire, Manchester and Birmingham.

“We are a more local team, with just one player from Accrington, and we have won the league despite being in transition, but it isn’t easy either when you have to pick players after their Saturday matches.”

Malik, who is also league secretary, added: “We (RZM) have experienced players like Zeeshan Qasim, Istikhar Hussain, Yasar Ali, Gulsheraz Ahmed and Zafar Iqbal, but we are bringing on youngsters such as Mushy Shah, Adam Ahmed, Danish Hussain and Jibreal Malik.

“Our bowling has been our strong point and has been consistent with Zeeshan, Zafar, Istikhar and Mushy, whereas our batting can sometimes be a bit iffy.

RZM won the Premier Section title by 21 points from White Rose, who had 12 points deducted for fielding an ineligible player.