Haverigg is delighted to welcome Sri Lankan all-rounder, Sachin Jayawardena, for their 2021 Cumbria Cricket League campaign.

Bloomfield star

Jayawardena is a promising batting all-rounder playing for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in Sri Lanka’s Premier Trophy (first-class cricket).

A genuine all-rounder, Jayawardena bats in the top-order and bowls quality left-arm spin. After dominating for Wesley College and Bloomfield’s Under-23 side, he was rewarded with his first-class debut in March 2014 and has since played over 50 matches across the three formats.

Sachin batting at Greenmount CC during our CricX v KP’s GMCL XI in 2019.

Sachin flicks the switch….

Leading into the 2018/19 season, his record failed to justify his undoubted talent, with only 1 first-class and 2 List-A fifties alongside 3 wickets (his best bowling figures of 3-24).

However, he turned this around swiftly, with 3 first-class centuries in 2018/19, namely 109* (132 balls) against Panadura, 116 (167 balls) against Sri Lanka Air Force, and 165 (331 balls) against Police Sports Club, respectively. Jayawardena finished the season as the second-leading run-scorer on the Provincial (Tier B) run charts (661 runs at 60.09), narrowly behind fellow CricX star Damith Perera.

Last summer, he reaffirmed his ability, with a further 234 runs at 23.40, alongside 13 wickets at 12.15 including his maiden first-class 5-wicket haul against SL Navy (5-45) amongst a match haul of 9-76).

No stranger to Northern shores

The former Sri Lanka Under-19 squad member (2014) and Sri Lankan U23 “best all-rounder” (2015/16) recipient, also impressed whilst abroad in 2019. Playing for Drakes Huddersfield side Barkisland he struck 751 runs at 35.76 and took 39 wickets at 22.28.

Given his success, the talented all-rounder has been picked up by the ambitious Cumbrian club, Haverigg, for their 2021 campaign.