Colombo Cricket Club
The Colombo Cricket Club (CCC) is a first-class cricket club in Sri Lanka. It is the oldest in the country, having been formed in 1832, and is headquartered at 31 Maitland Crescent, Colombo 7, close to the headquarters of Sri Lanka Cricket.
|Home ground||Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo 7|
|Premier Trophy wins||5|
|Premier Limited Overs Tournament wins||none|
|Twenty20 Tournament wins||none|
The idea of a gentlemen's team for British colonists in Ceylon was first mooted among the patrons of the Colombo Club- a social club for the British upper class then located at the Galle Face Green (not to be confused with the 1871 club of the same name and location). The beginnings of the club proper can then be traced back to a notice in the Colombo Journal of 5 September 1832, which called for "...gentlemen who may be inclined towards forming a Cricket Club..." to "...meet at the Library (located in the Pettah) at 2 o'clock precisely on the 8th instant". Sources then differ as to the exact date of the formation of the Club, some citing the 8th September, October, or November of the same year, with all sources agreeing that a cricket club was formed sometime in 1832. The newly formed club was located in Slave Island, on the land that later became the Rifle Green (now the site of the Defence Services School). The first officially recorded game of cricket in the country was that between the eventual CCC and a team fielded by the 97th Regiment of the British Army stationed in Ceylon at the time, in November 1832. The club soon became a hub for cricketing activity in the country, becoming the de facto governing body for cricket in Ceylon.
The Colombo Club went through an expansion phase in 1863, becoming the Colombo Gymkhana Club, a parent/umbrella organisation that acted as a social club while at the same time administering a number of different sports clubs- the CCC included (alongside the CH&FC for rugby and hockey in 1892 and the Queen's Club for tennis and squash in 1899). The CCC is thought to have been formally named with its current name sometime in 1863, and moved to Galle Face Green sometime during this period as well.
- Premier Trophy (5) - 1979–80, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1995–96, 2006–07
Players with international caps are listed in bold
|No||Name||Nat||Age||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|7||Madawa Warnapura||31||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|8||Manelker De Silva||20||Left-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|24||Dilshan Munaweera||30||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|–||Ron Chandraguptha||24||Left-handed||Slow left-arm chinaman|
|–||Kaveen Bandara||21||Left-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|3||Ashan Priyanjan (Captain)||29||Right-handed||Right-arm off-break|
|10||Sachith Pathirana||30||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|49||Wanindu Hasaranga||21||Right-handed||Right-arm leg-break|
|45||Lahiru Madushanka||26||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|68||Vishwa Fernando||27||Right-handed||Left-arm medium-fast|
|85||Lakshan Sandakan||28||Right-handed||Slow left-arm chinaman|
|91||Lahiru Gamage||31||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
|–||Dinuka Hettiarachchi||42||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|–||Nuwan Thushara||24||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast|
|–||Chathuranga Kumara||27||Right-handed||Right-arm fast-medium|
- Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual)
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