Bloomfield skip Birmingham bound - 31/01/17

Nipun Karunanayake

HIMLEY have signed one of Sri Lankan domestic cricket's star performers ahead of their 2017 Birmingham League campaign.

Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club skipper Nipun Karunanayake is currently the second leading run-scorer in Sri Lanka’s Premier League Tournament (Tier A) in 2016/17.

This summer his performances have pushed him into the national frame. He ha struck 824 runs at 54.93, including a personal batting milestone in 6 of his 8 first-class matches, namely 124 (v Nondescripts), 108 (v Badureliya), 77 (v Sinhalese), 62 (v Tamil Union), 183 (v Galle) and 98 (v Burgher).

The explosive left-handed batsman, who also bowls regular leg-spin at domestic level, has now scored over 2,500 first-class runs with 5 centuries, alongside 20 wickets at 44.60 with best figures of 3-67.

The in-form batting all-rounder is now eager to transfer his success abroad with his maiden UK league cricket stint in 2017. 


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