Conisbrough will see the return of Sri Lankan all-rounder Buddhika Sanjeewa for their 2022 Cricket Yorkshire Southern Premier League campaign.

Badureliya veteran

Sanjeewa is an experienced seam bowling all-rounder playing for Badureliya Sports Club.

A veteran of 100 plus domestic matches dating back to his List A debut in 2007, Sanjeewa boasts an impressive record, particularly in white-ball cricket.

In 35 T20 matches, he averages 19.82 with the incredible strike rate of a wicket every 15.3 balls. It’s a similar trend in List A cricket, with an average of 24.35 and an economy of 5.05 in his 42 games.

In his 36 first-class matches, he has 67 wickets with 2 five-wicket bags and a top score of 50.

Success abroad

Sanjeewa has enjoyed success abroad, playing two successive seasons down under for Cowaramup in the Margaret River Cricket Association, before his solitary UK stint in 2021.

In 2016/17, he dominated the MRCA, taking 63 wickets at 8.27 before backing up with a further 29 wickets at 9.03 the following season.

Conisbrough return in 2022

Last summer, playing in the Championship Division of the Cricket Yorkshire Southern Premier League, he was a resounding success taking 49 wickets at 19.37 alongside 527 runs at 27.74 for Conisbrough. It’s no wonder the club was swift to re-sign their Sri Lankan star for the 2022 season.