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Nondescripts Cricket Club

Nondescripts Cricket Club (also known by its initials NCC) is a first-class cricket team based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The team plays at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground.[2]

Nondescripts Cricket Club
Nondescripts Cricket Club logo
Nondescripts Cricket Club crest
Personnel
CaptainSri Lanka Angelo Perera
CoachSri Lanka Sajith Fernando
Team information
CityColombo
ColoursBlue     [1]
Founded1888; 131 years ago (1888)
Home groundNondescripts Cricket Club Ground
Capacity2,000
History
Premier Trophy wins16
Premier Limited Overs Tournament wins5
Twenty20 Tournament wins0
Notable playersKumar Sangakkara
Aravinda de Silva
Russel Arnold
Lasith Malinga
Upul Tharanga
Dinesh Chandimal

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1888. The name "Nondescripts" is derived from the fact it was intended to be open to anyone, unlike other Colombo-based clubs at the time such as Sinhalese Sports Club, Moors Sports Club and Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club which were aligned with a particular ethnic group.[3]

HonoursEdit

  • P Saravanamuttu Trophy/Robert Senanayake Trophy/Lakspray Trophy/Premier Trophy (16)

1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2013-14

  • Under 23 Trophy (2)

2008–09 2009–10

Current squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold

No Name Nat Age Batting Style Bowling Style
Batsmen
4 Bhanuka Rajapaksa   28 Left-handed Right-arm medium
44 Upul Tharanga   34 Left-handed
59 Mahela Udawatte   33 Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Nimesha Gunasinghe   24 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
All-rounders
23 Angelo Perera (Captain)   29 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
28 Farveez Maharoof   35 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
50 Chaturanga de Silva   29 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Malinga Amarasinghe   22 Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Wicket-keepers
36 Dinesh Chandimal   30 Right-handed
48 Niroshan Dickwella   26 Left-handed
52 Sandun Weerakkody   26 Left-handed
Lahiru Udara   26 Right-handed
Bowlers
5 Dushmantha Chameera   27 Right-handed Right-arm fast
8 Lahiru Kumara   22 Left-handed Right-arm fast
10 Sachintha Peiris   24 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
21 Chamika Karunaratne   23 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
34 Tharindu Kaushal   26 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
99 Lasith Malinga   36 Right-handed Right-arm fast
Nuwan Karunaratne   25 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Lasith Embuldeniya   23 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

Team recordsEdit

  • Highest team total - 538 vs Sinhalese Sports Club
  • Best innings bowling figures - Lyndon Hannibal 8/38 vs MSC
  • Hundred in first match - Prasad Padmasanka 106 vs PSC
  • Hundred in each innings - Pradeep Hewage 168 & 123 vs Matara
  • Highest individual score - Aravinda De Silva 222 vs SCC
  • Partnership records -
  • 1 - 233 RP Arnold & S Weerasinghe
  • 2 - 226 RP Arnold & MN Nawaz
  • 3 - 143 MN Nawaz & PA de Silva
  • 4 - 285 HP Tillakaratne & CP Mapatuna
  • 5 - 234* RP Arnold & CP Mapatuna
  • 6 - 239* DA Gunawardene & HP Tillakaratne
  • 7 - 153 PA de Silva & AGD Wickremasinghe
  • 8 - 147* RS Kalpage & MTT Mirando
  • 9 - 130 HP Tillakaratne & KR Pushpakumara
  • 10 - 62 RS Kalpage & WS Sirimanne

Other Nondescripts clubsEdit

The name 'Nondescripts Cricket Club' derives from a 19th-century London-based team. The Nondescripts were a 'wandering' cricket club with no fixed ground and a team composed of players of all standards. A New Zealand Nondescripts Club was established in 1962 to promote "the principles of the game of Cricket, especially sportsmanship and high standards in dress, attitude and application." It too is a 'wandering' club drawn mainly from Wellington and Lower Hutt players; eight NZ internationals have played for the club, including Ewen Chatfield, John Reid and Bob Blair. In the 1980s, a Nondescripts Cricket Club played in the Brunei cricket league. Consisting largely of Sri Lankan expatriates, both Sinhalese and Tamil, it later merged with another club and changed its name.

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sri Lanka Cricket". www.srilankacricket.lk.
  2. ^ Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground, Colombo - Cricinfo
  3. ^ "Descriptions of the Nondescripts" - Andrew Miller, Cricinfo

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