Slinfold has moved swiftly to replace outgoing pro, Rajinda Punchihewa with fellow Sri Lankan Chanuka Dilshan, for their upcoming Sussex League campaign.

Dilshan is a hugely talented left-arm spinner playing for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

Prior to his move to KYCC over the past summer (2023/24), he was one of Moors’ stand-out performers. During the SLC Major Clubs Limited Overs Tournament (July 2022), he bagged 26 wickets at 11.73 to top his side’s wicket-charts, all with an economy rate of 3.25 per over.

To date, after 29 List A matches, Dilshan has now taken 66 wickets at 14.91, which represents statistically some of the best figures in Sri Lankan white ball cricket.

In the first-class format, the spinner has enjoyed similar success 66 wickets at 27.83 in 20 matches, including 21 at 20.66 during the 2022/23 season.

The left-arm tweaker really is a quality prospect embarked on his maiden UK stint in 2023. Playing for Rye, he enjoyed tremendous success, particularly with the ball bagging 28 wickets at 11.93.

Now a qualified coach, Dilshan is set to return to Northern shores this summer having signed with fellow Sussex League club, Slinfold, for their Division 4 West campaign.