Potterne has moved swiftly to replace original pro, Tshepang Dithole, with Sri Lankan domestic legend, Lasith Abeyratne.

Abeyratne is an accomplished batter who moved to Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club last summer following a sensational 9-season stint with Colombo.

During this period, Abeyratne played 80 first-class games for CCC hitting 4,623 runs at 38.84 with 10 centuries, including two doubles.

Abeyratne, who comes highly recommended played for CCC alongside the likes of international players, Lakshan Rangika, Ashan Priyanjan, Dilshan Munaweera, Sachith Pathirana, and Wanindu Hasaranga, also featured for the Sri Lankan Under-19s (2010-12) and Emerging Players (2015). He played against the touring England Under-19s early in 2011, in a side that featured the likes of Daniel Bell-Drummond, Tymal Mills, and Ben Foakes.

Abeyratne has forged an excellent career during his 230-plus domestic matches since his debut back in May 2011, but has since sought pastures new with his move to Tamil Union, with whom it now skippers.

The run machine is a class act who is now set to venture to Northern shores in 2024 having signed with Potterne for their West of England Premier League campaign.