Burgher Recreation Club

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Burgher Recreation Club
One-day name Burgher Recreation Club
Team information
Founded 1896
Home ground Havelock Park
History
Premier Trophy wins 1
Premier Limited Overs Tournament wins nil
Inter-Provincial Twenty20 wins nil

Burgher Recreation Club is a first-class cricket and hockey club based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

History[edit]

The club was founded on 26 December 1896 known as the Bambalapitya Recreation Club,[1] with membership restricted to the Burgher community. The first president was A. W. Raffel, the hon. secretary was O. H. Poppenback and the club captain was V. O. Wright.[2] The club won its first cricket match on 9 November 1901.

In 1902 the club moved from Bambalapitiya to Havelock Park. On 31 May 1915 the club changed its name to the Burgher Recreation Club.[2][3] In 1925 the club was adjudged cricket champions. In 1947 B. R. Heyn was appointed as the captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team.[3] In the 1950s the club opened its membership to the wider community. The club won its first P. Saravanamuttu Trophy in the 1955-56 season.

The club competed at first-class level in the Premier Trophy from 1988-89 to 2012-13, but lost its first-class status when the number of teams in the competition was reduced from 20 to 14 after the 2012-13 season. It is eligible for promotion back to first-class status, depending on its results in non-first-class competitions.

Current Cricket squad[edit]

  • Bhagya Palihawadana
  • Deshan Dias
  • Chanaka Silva
  • Indika de Saram
  • Chandima Prasad
  • Rajitha Wickramarachi
  • Yasan Samarasinghe
  • Shanaka Shaninda
  • Naveen Kavikara
  • Poorna Aluthge
  • Danushka Banjara
  • Ruwan Perera

Honours[edit]

  • 1955-56 - P Saravanamuttu Trophy

Hockey Captains[edit]

  • E. D. KELAART 1924
  • A. L. KELLY 1928
  • W. L. METZELING 1929-30
  • CARL KELAART 1931
  • V. S. De KRETSER 1932
  • D. O. PEREIRA 1933-34
  • F. WRIGHT 1935-41
  • R. H. ALDONS 1942-43
  • Q. WRIGHT 1944-45
  • Dr. R. H. ALDONS 1946
  • Q. WRIGHT 1947
  • Dr. R. H. ALDONS 1948-49
  • W. F. De ZYLVA 1950
  • E. C. KELAART 1951
  • H. C. ALDONS 1951-52
  • V. S. De KRETSER 1952-53
  • ERIC ALDONS 1954
  • B. D. BROWN 1955
  • J. C. De KRETSER 1956
  • R. I. BARTELS 1957
  • E. C. KELAART 1958
  • J. C. De KRETSER 1959
  • Denis De ROSAYRO 1960
  • MALCOM ALDONS 1961
  • D. HARVIE 1962-63
  • J. C. De KRETSER 1964
  • D. PEIRIS 1965
  • RICHARD HEYN 1966-67
  • SAM ABEYASEKERA 1968
  • G. H. JAYATISSA 1969
  • S. GALAGAMA 1972
  • B. M. R. PREENA 1974
  • A. K. H. PREENA 1975
  • J. M. JHAN 1976
  • S. SERASINGHE 1977
  • A. M. FAWZIE 1978
  • A. J. RUMY 1979
  • M. F. RAZEEN 1980
  • L. WIJESEKERA 1981
  • M. I. SAHABDEEN 1982
  • S. H. M. M. HALLAJ 1983
  • S. H. M. KUTHUBDEEN 1984
  • S. H. U. KARNAIN 1985
  • A. SILVA 1986

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferguson, Alistair MacKenzie (1968). Ferguson's Ceylon Directory. 110-112. Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. p. 1143. 
  2. ^ a b Perera, S. S.; Muthiah, S (Ed) (1999). The Janashakthi Book of Sri Lanka Cricket, 1832-1996. Janashakthi Insurance. p. 74. 
  3. ^ a b Bandara, Sampath (21 August 2009). "Burgher Recreation Club Website launched". Daily News. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 

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