Pudsey Congs are delighted to announce the signing of talented Sri Lankan all-rounder, Pramud Hettiwatte, for their 2021 Bradford League campaign.

Pramud’s domestic history

Hettiwatte is an exciting all-rounder playing for Nugegoda Sports Welfare Club in Sri Lanka’s (Tier B) Premier Tournament.

He moved to Nugegoda in 2019/20, following stints for Tier A clubs Badureliya (2018/19) and Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club (2017/18).

The hard-hitting batsman impressed last summer striking 461 runs at 38.41, but bowling opportunities were limited.

That said, he is a genuine all-rounder, whose left-arm spin has played a massive role within his cricket at schoolboy and provincial level.

Pramud in domestic action. Pic credit: The Papare.com

 

His journey to first-class cricket

An explosive left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox spinner, Hettiwatte skippered Nalanda College (Colombo) and was involved with the Sri Lankan spin squad.

He starred at provincial Under-19 level, particularly with the ball, taking 89 wickets at 18.04 across the three formats.

He has played in the Premier Under-23 tournament for several years and, has excelled with bat and ball.

He was rewarded with a List A debut for Nondescripts in 2015/16, before moving to Badureliya Sports Club for his first-class debut the following season.

He joined Bloomfield in 2017/18, before a return to Bedureliya, then his move to Nugegoda Sports last summer.

Bring on 2021…

The talented spin bowling all-rounder is now looking to showcase his undoubted skills in UK league cricket next summer having recently re-signed with Bradford League club Pudsey Congs.

The Club is delighted with the signing and stated the following on facebook:

“Welcome Deva!

Pudsey Congs are delighted to announce the signing of 24-year-old Sri Lankan all-rounder PRAMUD HETTIWATTE.

A huge, warm welcome from everyone at the Amber Cars Britannia Cricket ground. As we look forward to seeing Deva showcase his skills in the BCL next summer. Go well and good luck #wcaw”