Adeesha Nanayakkara2022-09-14T15:46:19+01:00

Adeesha Nanayakkara

Date of Birth 02/05/1991
Age 31
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
Playing Role Batter
Bowling Style RA Medium Pace, RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka U23s, U19s, Sebastianites Cricket & Athletic, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic, Colombo, Saracens, Tamil Union, Ace Capital
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for the UK/EU 2023 season **

Adeesha Nanayakkara is a stand-out Sri Lankan professional who has dominated both home and abroad in recent years.

In domestic cricket, the hard-hitting opening bat averages in the high-30s in first-class and List A cricket. 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), 650 at 46.42 (2018/19), and 459 at 45.90 (2019/20). This trend has continued into white-ball cricket, in-particular List A where he has struck 320 at 80 (2017/18), 274 at 54.80 (2018/19), 220 at 73.33 (2019/20), and 163 at 27.16 (2021/22).

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, SL Ports Authority, Ace Capital, and Sebastianites Cricket & Athletic Club.

The talented Sri Lankan has also performed with distinction abroad, playing for Chippenham Cricket Club (West of England Premier League) and Caythorpe (Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Premier League).

His exploits in 2018 and 2019 for Chippenham (2,196 runs at 57.79 and 61 wickets at 18.80) were 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 came as no surprise Chippenham re-signed their Sri Lankan star for a third stint in 2021, where he continued to shine, this time in the ECB Premier Division (873 runs at 39.68 and 21 wickets at 27.52).

However, after 3 hugely successful years at Chippenham, he moved to Caythorpe for their Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Premier League campaign. He was an absolute stand-out in Division 2, topping the run charts with 1,285 runs at 67.63 including 6 centuries. It's fair to say Nanayakkara has statistically been one of the best batting pros in UK league cricket in recent years, and is someone who bowls both medium pace and off spin, so is one helluva signing for the UK 2023 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Caythorpe (2022) 20 20 1 1285 185 67.63 90.3 392 18 4/40 21.78
Chippenham (2021) 28 27 4 883 124* 38.39 109.2 617 23 2/14 26.83
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
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Date of Birth 02/05/1991
Age 31
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBatter
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Medium Pace, RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Sri Lanka U23s, U19s, Sebastianites Cricket & Athletic, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic, Colombo, Saracens, Tamil Union, Ace Capital
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

** Available for the UK/EU 2023 season **

Adeesha Nanayakkara is a stand-out Sri Lankan professional who has dominated both home and abroad in recent years.

In domestic cricket, the hard-hitting opening bat averages in the high-30s in first-class and List A cricket. 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), 650 at 46.42 (2018/19), and 459 at 45.90 (2019/20). This trend has continued into white-ball cricket, in-particular List A where he has struck 320 at 80 (2017/18), 274 at 54.80 (2018/19), 220 at 73.33 (2019/20), and 163 at 27.16 (2021/22).

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, SL Ports Authority, Ace Capital, and Sebastianites Cricket & Athletic Club.

The talented Sri Lankan has also performed with distinction abroad, playing for Chippenham Cricket Club (West of England Premier League) and Caythorpe (Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Premier League).

His exploits in 2018 and 2019 for Chippenham (2,196 runs at 57.79 and 61 wickets at 18.80) were 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 came as no surprise Chippenham re-signed their Sri Lankan star for a third stint in 2021, where he continued to shine, this time in the ECB Premier Division (873 runs at 39.68 and 21 wickets at 27.52).

However, after 3 hugely successful years at Chippenham, he moved to Caythorpe for their Nottinghamshire Cricket Board Premier League campaign. He was an absolute stand-out in Division 2, topping the run charts with 1,285 runs at 67.63 including 6 centuries. It's fair to say Nanayakkara has statistically been one of the best batting pros in UK league cricket in recent years, and is someone who bowls both medium pace and off spin, so is one helluva signing for the UK 2023 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Caythorpe (2022) 20 20 1 1285 185 67.63 90.3 392 18 4/40 21.78
Chippenham (2021) 28 27 4 883 124* 38.39 109.2 617 23 2/14 26.83
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
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