Potterne is delighted to confirm the signing of Sri Lankan all-rounder Madhawa Nimesh as their 2nd XI Overseas Player for 2024.
Nimesh is a talented batting all-rounder playing for Kalutara Town in Sri Lanka’s domestic competitions.
An intelligent cricketer who bats in the middle order and bowls medium pace. He boasts batting averages of 26.97 and 31.63 in first-class and List A respectively.
A former schoolboy prodigy, Nimesh was a stand-out for the prestigious Royal Pandura College – skippering each of the age-group sides.
He went on to captain the Sri Lanka Under-15’s, and vice-captain the Under-17’s on their Malaysian and UK tours, respectively. Nimesh was then named in the Sri Lankan Under-19 World Cup squad but failed to make the final touring party.
In December 2016, Nimesh made his professional debut and he has since played 63 matches for sides including Panadura Sports Club, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, and Kalutara Town.
Nimesh is a very competent all-rounder who enjoyed his maiden UK stint in 2021 playing for Home Counties Premier League club Finchampstead, averaging 28.33, and 25.21 with bat and ball respectively. He enjoyed decent success which he replicated during his second UK stint in 2022 for Killyclooney in the North West Cricket Union.
Last summer, he enjoyed his most prolific season to date helping Maghull Cricket Club win Division 2 of the Liverpool and District Cricket Competition with 639 runs at 30.43 and 25 wickets at 15.72.
Courtesy of his success, Potterne has signed the Sri Lankan all-rounder as their 2nd XI overseas for the 2024 season.