Chilaw Marians Cricket Club

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club are a first-class cricket team based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. They play their home games at FTZ Sports Complex. The club has won the Premier League one day Tournament in 2005. More successful in limited overs cricket, Chilaw reached the final of the International 20:20 Club Championship in 2005.

Chilaw Marians Cricket Club
CaptainSri Lanka Shehan Jayasuriya
CoachSri Lanka Sarath Jayawardena
Team information
ColoursCream/pink  [1]
Home groundFTZ Sports Complex
First-class debut
in 2000
Premier League Tournament wins2
Premier Limited Overs Tournament wins0
Twenty20 Tournament wins1 (2004)


Chilaw Marians Cricket Club was founded in 1975 under the guidance of Rev. Brother Edwin Ambross who at the time was the Principal of St Mary’s College, Chilaw, together with a group of cricket loving enthusiasts, namely Shanthi Seneviratne, Edward Gamini, Dinesh Fernando, Rohan Fernandopulle and Bertram Navaratne. Starting at the lowest divisions of club cricket in the 1980s, Chilaw Marians CC progressed through the ranks to reach BCCSL Division III.

In the mid-1990s under the leadership of Irwin Fernando and Godfrey Dabrera, the committee formulated plans to take the club to the next level of club cricket - BCCSL Division II. In 1998 Chilaw Marians was able to secure their first title, becoming BCCSL Under 23 Division II Champions. Encouraged and energised by this achievement, the club set its sights on the pinnacle of 1st class cricket in Sri Lanka – Division I. In the year 2000 Chilaw Marians won the Premier Division I Qualifying Championship and were promoted to the highest level of club cricket in Sri Lanka.

Current squadEdit

These players featured in matches for Chilaw Marians in the 2019/20 season.[2]

Players with international caps are listed in bold

No Name Nat Age Batting Style Bowling Style
Dilshan Sanjeewa   23 Left-handed Right-arm leg-break
Sanoj Darshika   22 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
88 Pulina Tharanga   28 Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
80 Oshada Fernando   29 Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
3 Lasith Croospulle   23 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
16 Thikshila de Silva (Vice-Captain)   27 Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium
31 Shehan Jayasuriya (Captain)   30 Left-handed Right-arm off-break
84 Kamindu Mendis   23 Left-handed Right-arm off-break, Slow left-arm orthodox
10 Rumesh Buddika   31 Left-handed Right-arm off-break
27 Irosh Fernando   22 Left-handed
Pace Bowlers
96 Chathuranga Kumara   29 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
78 Asitha Fernando   24 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Spin Bowlers
8 Nimesh Vimukthi   24 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Domestic Clubs#Chilaw Marians Cricket Club". Sri Lanka Cricket. Archived from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ Silva, Sithija De (2020-01-16). "Photos: Chilaw Marians CC Team Preview 2019/20". Retrieved 2020-04-26.

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