Orrell Red Triangle is pleased to announce the signing of Sri Lankan spinner Dileepa Jayalath for their 2022 Liverpool and District Cricket Competition.

Bloomfield’s star spinner

Dileepa Jayalath is an in-form left-arm spinner playing for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

In his most recent Major Club Emerging 3-Day match, he bagged career-best figures against Negombo, taking 5-wickets in each innings (5/62 and 5/79). Incredibly, despite his 10-wicket match haul, where he opened the bowling in both innings, his side went down by 4-wickets.

Jayalath, who comes highly recommended by several Bloomfield players, including fellow CricX star Sachin Jayawardena, headed into the Emerging Tournament (Feb 2022) in great form having topped Bloomfield’s wicket-charts in the SLC Limited Overs Tournament a few months prior (9 wickets at 14 in Nov 2021).

Schoolboy prodigy

His recent success has, though, come as no surprise. The former Ananda College star was a stand-out, helping his side to the Under-19 school championship title (topping his school’s wicket charts in 2016/17). He was a key member of provincial under-19 and 23 sides and helped his side to the Mercantile C division champions award in 2019.

He broke into domestic cricket in the same year, then became the highest wicket-taker for Bloomfield in the Under-23 tournament in 2020.

Unfortunately, COVID struck halting his progress, but clearly, he has returned to impress on the domestic circuit.

The talented tweaker is clearly a star in the making, he is also known to hit the ball hard in the lower order. He is also an intelligent cricketer, who has captain of Bloomfield’s Under-23 side in 2020.

Keen to impress abroad

The left-armer is now looking to impress abroad having recently signed with Orrell Red Triangle for their 2022 Liverpool League campaign.