Adeesha Nanayakkara2019-09-25T16:10:27+01:00

Adeesha Nanayakkara

Date of Birth 02/05/1991
Age 28
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Placed (Chippenham CC - West of England Premier League)
Playing Role All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Saracens, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Adeesha Nanayakkara is an accomplished batting all-rounder (who bowls both off-spin and medium pace) playing for Sri Lanka Ports Authority in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

A hard-hitting batsman, Nanayakkara boasts an impressive domestic career averaging 34.57 and 39.65 in first-class and List A cricket, prior to the 2019/20 season.

A former Sri Lankan Under-19 (2009/10) player, Nanayakkara made his List-A debut for Saracens Sports Club in 2011/12 and has subsequently represented Colombo Cricket Club, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club and most recently, SL Ports Authority.

He has excelled in all formats since the 2016/17 season. In first-class (Tier A) cricketer, he has struck 512 runs at 36.57 (2016/17), 320 at 80 (2017/18) and 650 at 46.42 (2018/19). This trend has continued into white-ball cricket, in-particular List A where he has struck 320 runs at 80 (2017/18) and 274 runs at 54.80 (2018/19) over the past two seasons.

The talented all-rounder has also performed with distinction abroad, playing for Chippenham Cricket Club in the West of England Premier League.

His exploits (2,196 runs at 57.79 and 61 wickets at 18.80) have been instrumental in the club's back-to-back titles and subsequent promotions, from the Wiltshire and Prem 2 (Glos/Wilts) divisions, in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

It comes as no surprise that Chippenham have re-signed their Sri Lankan star for what will be his third stint for the club in 2020.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Chippenham (2019) 23 23 4 1008 124 53.05 126.2 623 27 4/5 23.07
Chippenham (2018) 26 25 6 1188 139 62.53 131.2 524 34 5/20 15.41
Date of Birth 02/05/1991
Age 28
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleAll-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Placed (Chippenham CC - West of England Premier League)
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic Club, Colombo Cricket Club, Saracens, Sri Lanka Under-19s, Sri Lanka Under-23s, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Adeesha Nanayakkara is an accomplished batting all-rounder (who bowls both off-spin and medium pace) playing for Sri Lanka Ports Authority in Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

A hard-hitting batsman, Nanayakkara boasts an impressive domestic career averaging 34.57 and 39.65 in first-class and List A cricket, prior to the 2019/20 season.

A former Sri Lankan Under-19 (2009/10) player, Nanayakkara made his List-A debut for Saracens Sports Club in 2011/12 and has subsequently represented Colombo Cricket Club, Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club and most recently, SL Ports Authority.

He has excelled in all formats since the 2016/17 season. In first-class (Tier A) cricketer, he has struck 512 runs at 36.57 (2016/17), 320 at 80 (2017/18) and 650 at 46.42 (2018/19). This trend has continued into white-ball cricket, in-particular List A where he has struck 320 runs at 80 (2017/18) and 274 runs at 54.80 (2018/19) over the past two seasons.

The talented all-rounder has also performed with distinction abroad, playing for Chippenham Cricket Club in the West of England Premier League.

His exploits (2,196 runs at 57.79 and 61 wickets at 18.80) have been instrumental in the club's back-to-back titles and subsequent promotions, from the Wiltshire and Prem 2 (Glos/Wilts) divisions, in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

It comes as no surprise that Chippenham have re-signed their Sri Lankan star for what will be his third stint for the club in 2020.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Chippenham (2019) 23 23 4 1008 124 53.05 126.2 623 27 4/5 23.07
Chippenham (2018) 26 25 6 1188 139 62.53 131.2 524 34 5/20 15.41