Ifield is pleased to announce the signing of talented Sri Lankan batting all-rounder, Raminda Wijesooriya, ahead of their 2022 Sussex Cricket League campaign.

BRC run machine

Wijesooriya is an exciting batting talent playing for the star-studded Burgher Recreation Club in Sri Lanka.

Playing in the top tier (A) of domestic cricket, alongside national players Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Tharindu Kaushal, “Wije” has impressed, particularly in red-ball cricket. To date, in 21 first-class matches, he has scored 941 runs at 28.51 with 3 hundreds.

Domestic success

Wije has spent four seasons in domestic cricket, making his debut as a teenager for BRC. After a couple of matches in 2017/18, he excelled the following summer, hitting 2 of his 3 centuries amongst 465 runs at 38.75. Wije then backed up with another strong 2019/20 campaign, finishing as BRC’s third-leading run-scorer (behind Rajapaksha and fellow CricX client Shanuka Dulaj) with 442 runs at 24.55.

Overseas exploits

Wije is a player that comes highly recommended by his provincial coach, Jeevan de Silva, who placed him with English club, Old Elizabethans in 2019. Playing in the Worcestershire League (Premier Division) he scored 495 runs at 27.50 with 4 half-centuries.

Set for Sussex return

Having enjoyed the experience, Wije is now excited to return to the UK this summer having recently signed with Ifield for their 2022 Sussex Cricket League campaign.