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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".

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; 120 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
A Test match between Sri Lanka and England at the SSC Ground, Colombo, March 2001.

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HistoryEdit

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]

HonoursEdit

  • 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 squadEdit

Players with international caps are listed in bold

No Name Nat Age Batting style Bowling style
Batsmen
16 Chamara Kapugedera   32 Right-handed Right-arm medium
21 Dimuth Karunaratne   31 Left-handed Right-arm medium
Shammu Ashan   21 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Dilan Jayalath   22 Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
Kavindu Kulasekara   23 Right-handed
All-rounders
1 Thisara Perera   30 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
7 Dasun Shanaka   27 Right-handed Right-arm medium
18 Sachithra Senanayake (Captain)   34 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
57 Milinda Siriwardana   33 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
70 Danushka Gunathilaka   28 Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Charith Asalanka   21 Left-handed Right-arm off-break
Wicketkeepers
Kaushal Silva   32 Right-handed
Minod Bhanuka   24 Left-handed
Bowlers
30 Dhammika Prasad   35 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
46 Jeffrey Vandersay   29 Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
63 Nuwan Pradeep   32 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Kasun Madushanka   27 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Akthab Cader   24 Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
Vimukthi Perera   29 Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
Akash Senaratne   22 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

Notable playersEdit

Players who have represented the Singhalese Sports Club in top-level domestic cricketEdit

(wicket-keeper; 2 matches in 1988–89)

ReferencesEdit

  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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