Denton is pleased to announce the signing of talented Sri Lankan batting all-rounder, Asantha Singappuli, for their 2020 Greater Manchester Cricket League campaign.

Asantha’s domestic rise

Singappuli, who is currently playing club cricket in Australia, is an accomplished player recommended by Sri Lankan tweaker, Suraj Randiv.

A late bloomer, Singappuli made his domestic debut in all three formats last summer (2018/19) and impressed, particularly with the bat.

He struck two half-centuries then a maiden ton (117) against Police Sports Club in April 2019. With the ball, his left-arm orthodox spin accounted for 12 wickets, to include 8 in first-class with best match bowling figures of 5-50 against Kurunegala Youth Sports Club.

Asantha in full flow playing first-class in Sri Lanka.

His move down under

The all-rounder was finally rewarded with Bloomfield inclusion following his exploits in the Mercantile tournaments over the past few years. His selection was clearly justified last summer and after his strong first-class season, he was snapped up to play in Australia for Western Park in 2019/20, who play in Division 1 of the Warragul and District Cricket Association.

Denton sign Singappuli

Following his maiden season in Australia, Singappuli will fly over to England to take up the Player/Coach role with GMCL club Denton for the 2020 season.

The Club stated the following on Facebook:

“DCC are delighted to announce our Overseas professional for the 2020 GMCL season – Sri Lankan first-class cricketer Asantha Singappuli.

We can’t wait for him to┬ácome over to take on his player/coach role following his season for his current club just outside of Melbourne.

A talented all-rounder, bowling left-arm spin and batting in the top order, we hope he will fit in well with the talent already in the team”.