Nondescripts Cricket Club

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Nondescripts Cricket Club
One-day name: Nondescripts Cricket Club
Captain: Sri Lanka Upul Tharanga
Coach: Sri Lanka Sajith Fernando
Founded: 1888
Home ground: Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground
Capacity: 2,000
Premier Trophy wins: 16
Premier Limited Overs Tournament wins: 4
Twenty20 Tournament wins: none

Nondescripts Cricket Club (also known by its initials NCC) is a first-class cricket team based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was founded in 1888. The name "Nondescripts" is derived from the fact it was intended to be open to anyone unlike other Colombo-based clubs such as Sinhalese Sports Club, Moors Sports Club and Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club which used to be aligned with a particular ethnic group at the time.[1] The team play at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground.[2]

History[edit]

Other Nondescript Clubs[edit]

The name 'Nondescripts Cricket Club' derives from a 19th-century London-based team. The Nondescripts were a 'wandering' cricket club with no fixed ground and a team composed of players of all standards. A New Zealand Nondescripts Club was established in 1962 to promote "the principles of the game of Cricket, especially sportsmanship and high standards in dress, attitude and application." It too is a 'wandering' club drawn mainly from Wellington and Lower Hutt players; eight NZ internationals have played for the club, including Ewen Chatfield, John Reid and Bob Blair.

In the 1980s, a Nondescripts Cricket Club played in the Brunei cricket league. Consisting largely of Sri Lankan expatriates, both Sinhalese and Tamil, it later merged with another club and changed its name.

Honours[edit]

  • P Saravanamuttu Trophy (9)

1952–53 1953–54 1954–55 1956–57 1957–58 1960–61 1969–70 1970–71 1975–76

  • Robert Senanayake Trophy (2)

1976–77 1978–79

  • Lakspray Trophy (2)

1985–86 1988–89

  • P Saravanamuttu Trophy (1)

1993–94

  • Premier Trophy (2)

2000–01 2013-14

  • Under 23 Trophy (2)

2008–09 2009–10

Team Records[edit]

  • Highest team total - 538 vs Sinhalese Sports Club
  • Best innings bowling figures - Lyndon Hannibal 8/38 vs MSC
  • Hundred in first match - Prasad Padmasanka 106 vs PSC
  • Hundred in each innings - Pradeep Hewage 168 & 123 vs Matara
  • Highest individual score - Aravinda De Silva 222 vs SCC
  • Partnership records -
  • 1 - 233 RP Arnold & S Weerasinghe
  • 2 - 226 RP Arnold & MN Nawaz
  • 3 - 143 MN Nawaz & PA de Silva
  • 4 - 285 HP Tillakaratne & CP Mapatuna
  • 5 - 234* RP Arnold & CP Mapatuna
  • 6 - 239* DA Gunawardene & HP Tillakaratne
  • 7 - 153 PA de Silva & AGD Wickremasinghe
  • 8 - 147* RS Kalpage & MTT Mirando
  • 9 - 130 HP Tillakaratne & KR Pushpakumara
  • 10 - 62 RS Kalpage & WS Sirimanne

Notable players[edit]

Players who have represented Ceylon in cricket

Players to have represented Sri Lanka at Test cricket

References[edit]

  1. ^ Descriptions of the Nondescripts - Andrew Miller, Cricinfo
  2. ^ Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo - Cricinfo

External links[edit]