Seaham Harbour is delighted to announce the signing of Sri Lankan all-rounder, Nisala Tharaka, for their 2021 Durham and North East Premier League campaign.

A proven performer…

Tharaka is an accomplished Sri Lankan seam bowling all-rounder verging on 150 domestic matches.

The skillful right-arm paceman boasts an enviable record, particularly in first-class and T20 cricket. Tharaka has taken 158 wickets at 30.91 and 35 wickets at 18.11 in both formats, respectively.

He has also been a key performer with the bat from the lower-middle order, hitting 10 half-centuries in domestic cricket to date.

Sri Lankan honours

During his illustrious career, Tharaka has represented Sri Lanka A (2014/15-18/19) alongside a number of club sides, most recently Colts Cricket Club (first-class) and Kandy District (T20).

Tharaka has excelled across the formats in recent years – topping Galle and Colts wicket-charts in both the 2018 Super Provincial One Day Tournament and 2018/19 Premier League Tournaments, respectively.

League cricket star

He has also starred in league cricket, taking 56 wickets at 19.02 alongside 925 runs at 33.04 in the South Yorkshire League for Conisbrough in 2017.

The experienced Sri Lankan seamer/bat, who in March 2020 picked up the wickets of Denly and Stokes whilst playing for the Sri Lankan XI against the touring England side, is now set to return to Northern Shores in 2021.

Nisal North East bound in 2021

Tharaka has signed with Durham and North East Premier League outfit Seaham Harbour and is eager to help push them to promotion next summer.

Club Chairman, Stewart Pattison was delighted with the signing and stated:

Nisal is an absolutelly fantastic signing for the club and cant wait to see him in action for Seaham Harbour CC in the 2021 season.