Stanley Jayasinghe

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Stanley Jayasinghe
Born January 19, 1931
Badulla, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lanka Sri Lankan
Education Nalanda College Colombo
Occupation All Ceylon Cricketer

Stanley Jayasinghe (born January 19, 1931 in Badulla) is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played for Ceylon prior to the country being renamed Sri Lanka, and prior to them receiving either Test of ODI status. He was a right-handed batsman and part-time offbreak bowler. In his first-class cricket career which began in 1949/50 he also played cricket in England for Leicestershire. He retired in 1968/69. He was educated at Nalanda College Colombo.

Some of Stanley's notable classmates at Nalanda College were Karunaratne Abeysekera, Dr Harischandra Wijayatunga, Dr Hudson Silva, Hon. Dr Dharmasena Attygalle, Dr Henry Jayasena, Hon. Rupa Karunathilake.[1][2]

Former All Ceylon and Nondescripts Cricket Club cricketer Carl Obeysekera who was also from Nalanda College played for Ceylon at the same time.

Stanley captained Nalanda College first XI cricket team in 1951.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Henry Jayasena ‘A gifted and decent human being….’". island. 2007. Retrieved 2014-06-23. 
  2. ^ "In memory of Henry Jayasena". island. 2011. Retrieved 2014-06-23.