Singhalese Sports Club

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Singhalese Sports Club
Singhalese Sports Club logo
Singhalese Sports Club crest
Personnel
CaptainSri Lanka Sachithra Senanayake
CoachSri Lanka Avishka Gunawardene
Team information
CityColombo
ColoursWhite      [1]
FoundedMarch 27, 1899; 119 years ago (1899-03-27)
Home groundSinghalese Sports Club Cricket Ground
Capacity10,000
History
No. of titles37
Premier Trophy wins31 (including 3 shared)
Premier Limited Overs Tournament wins5
Twenty20 Tournament wins1 (2005–06)
Notable playersMahela Jayawardena
Thilan Samaraweera
Marvan Atapattu
Arjuna Ranatunga

The Singhalese Sports Club (SSC) is a first-class cricket club in Sri Lanka. Singhalese is the most successful club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket, having won the Premier Trophy a record 31 times to 2013. Although the name is correctly spelt with the old spelling "Singhalese", the name is sometimes misspelt with the modern spelling "Sinhalese".

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

History[edit]

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 Singhalese Sports Club was founded. The club leased a land in Victoria Park with sandy soil and covered with cinnamon trees.[2]

Honours[edit]

  • 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 * )

Current squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold

No Name Nat Age Batting style Bowling style
Batsmen
16 Chamara Kapugedera Sri Lanka 32 Right-handed Right-arm medium
21 Dimuth Karunaratne Sri Lanka 30 Left-handed Right-arm medium
Shammu Ashan Sri Lanka 21 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Dilan Jayalath Sri Lanka 22 Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
Kavindu Kulasekara Sri Lanka 23 Right-handed
All-rounders
1 Thisara Perera Sri Lanka 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
7 Dasun Shanaka Sri Lanka 27 Right-handed Right-arm medium
18 Sachithra Senanayake (Captain) Sri Lanka 34 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
57 Milinda Siriwardana Sri Lanka 33 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
70 Danushka Gunathilaka Sri Lanka 27 Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Charith Asalanka Sri Lanka 21 Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Wicketkeepers
Kaushal Silva Sri Lanka 32 Right-handed
Minod Bhanuka Sri Lanka 23 Left-handed
Bowlers
30 Dhammika Prasad Sri Lanka 35 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
46 Jeffrey Vandersay Sri Lanka 29 Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
63 Nuwan Pradeep Sri Lanka 32 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Kasun Madushanka Sri Lanka 27 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Akthab Cader Sri Lanka 24 Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Vimukthi Perera Sri Lanka 29 Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Akash Senaratne Sri Lanka 22 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

Notable players[edit]

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

Players who have represented the Singhalese Sports Club in top-level domestic cricket[edit]

(wicket-keeper; 2 matches in 1988–89)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Domestic Clubs#Singhalese Sports Club". Srilankacricket.lk. Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ Kumar Sangakkara (3 August 2003). "Sri Lanka cricket – serious winning business!". Sunday Observer. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual)

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