Sinhalese Sports Club

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Sinhalese Sports Club
Sinhalese Sports Club logo
Sinhalese Sports Club crest
One-day name: Sinhalese Sports Club
Captain: Sri Lanka Thilina Kandamby
Coach: Sri Lanka Avishka Gunawardene
City: Colombo
Founded: March 27, 1899; 118 years ago (1899-03-27)
Home ground: Sinhalese Sports Club Ground
Capacity: 10,000
No. of titles 37
Premier Trophy wins: 31 (including 3 shared)
Premier Limited Overs Tournament wins: 5
Twenty20 Tournament wins: 1 (2005–06)
Notable players: Mahela Jayawardena
Thilan Samaraweera
Marvan Atapattu
Arjuna Ranatunga

The Sinhalese Sports Club is a first-class cricket club in Sri Lanka. Sinhalese is the most successful club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket, having won the Premier Trophy a record 31 times to 2013.


A Test match between Sri Lanka and England at the SSC Ground, Colombo, March 2001.

In 1899, a combined school cricket team, composed mainly of cricketers from Royal College, S. Thomas' College and Wesley College beat Colts Cricket Club by a one run. A decision was made to form an all-Sinhalese club, and thus Sinhalese Sports Club was founded. The club leased a land in Victoria Park with sandy soil and covered with cinnamon trees.[1]


  • Premier Trophy (31) – 1938–39, 1939–40, 1943–44, 1944–45, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1977–78, 1983–84, 1985–86*, 1986–87, 1988–89*, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1994–95*, 1997–98, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2012–13

(Shared trophies designated a * )

Notable players[edit]

Sinhalese players who have represented Sri Lanka in Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket:

Players who have represented the Sinhalese club in top-level domestic cricket[edit]

(wicket-keeper; 2 matches in 1988–89)


  1. ^ Kumar Sangakkara (3 August 2003). "Sri Lanka cricket – serious winning business!". Sunday Observer. Retrieved 2009-03-23. 
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual)

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