Stanley Jayasinghe

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Stanley Jayasinghe
Born January 19, 1931
Badulla, Sri Lanka
Nationality Sri Lankan
Education Nalanda College Colombo
Known for All Ceylon Cricketer
Played for England Leicestershire

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.

Early life[edit]

Stanley who was educated at Nalanda College, Colombo captained Nalanda College first XI cricket team in 1951.[1] 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, Bernie Wijesekera.[2][3]

Former All Ceylon and Nondescripts Cricket Club cricketer Carl Obeysekera and Ashley de Silva who were also from Nalanda College played for Ceylon at the same time.[4]

Cricket administrator[edit]

Stanley Jayasinghe also has been one time a member of the National Selection Committee and Manager of Sri Lanka cricket team. [5]

Family life[edit]

Stanley is married to Erica, a German and they are blessed with a daughter, Yvonne.[6]