Pudsey Congs are delighted to announce the signing of talented Sri Lankan all-rounder, Pramud Hettiwatte, for their 2020 Bradford League campaign.

Pramud’s domestic history

Hettiwatte is an exciting spin bowling all-rounder who is set to play for Nugegoda CC this summer, following stints in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournament (Tier A) for Badureliya (2018/19) and Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club (2017/18).

To date, his domestic numbers don’t portray the ability of a man whose been a dominant figure at schoolboy and provincial age-group level. In 12 first-class matches, Hettiwatte has only managed two fifties and 5 wickets (at 45.60), but he has all the skills to impress in future.

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

His journey to first-class cricket

A genuine all-rounder, Hettiwatte is an explosive left-handed batter and slow left-arm orthodox spinner who skippered Nalanda College (Colombo) and has been 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 last summer and has started to make waves on the domestic circuit due to his genuine all-round skill set.

Bring on 2020…

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

The Club are 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 talented spin-bowling all-rounder. Pramud, played in Sri Lanka’s Premier Tournament (Tier A) in 2018/19 and will ply his trade with Nugegoda CC during the 2019/20 season.

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”