Chanaka Ruwansiri2020-09-11T10:48:34+01:00

Chanaka Ruwansiri

Date of Birth 14/10/1989
Age 30
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Placed (North Mymms CC - Hertfordshire Cricket League)
Playing Role All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club, Saracens Sports Club, Lankan Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Chanaka Ruwansiri is a Sri Lankan sensation, who has starred in the Northants League over the past five seasons (2015-19), to include a Premiership in 2015.

Playing for Rushden Town, he topped the Premier run charts in 2015 (922 runs at 54.24), 2016 (768 runs at 54.86), and 2018 (878 runs at 58.53), and finished narrowly second in 2019 (994 runs at 58.47).

He also excelled with the ball, taking 32 wickets at 16.63 in his maiden season before finishing second and third on the Premier wicket charts in 2016 (42 wickets at 15.38) and 2018 (38 wickets at 17.42). To be fair, despite not featuring towards the top of either run or wicket chart in 2017, he still produced a storming season, racking up 810 runs at over 47 and 36 wickets at 22.75.

Ruwansiri is a dynamic cricketer – an explosive batsman and wicket-taking off-spinner, who has played 140 domestic matches in Sri Lanka for the best part of a decade. In 69 first-class matches, he has 3,517 runs at 32.26 with 6 centuries, alongside 98 wickets at 31.54 with 2 five-wicket hauls. His most recent Premier Tournament, the 2019/20 season, was his most prolific, scoring 645 runs at 46.07 with 2 centuries and 17 wickets to boot.

However, it’s in UK league cricket that he’s really impressed, particularly during his 5-season Northants League stint, following his maiden UK season with Bolton League club Tonge in 2014.

Ruwansiri has belted 17 hundreds for Rushden Town (who after recently merging, are now known as Rushden and Higham Town) – the majority of these have been belligerent, match-winning innings. In total, he has churned out 4,701 runs at 52.23 with a further 21 half-centuries for the Northants club.

Ruwansiri has been equally dominant with the ball, with 8 five-wicket hauls. Interestingly, during 6 of his 8 league 5-for's, the Sri Lankan star also churned out runs in complete all-round performances. These included match performances of 5-37 (17) and 92 (94) v Geddington and 6-39 (10) and 83 (94) against 2014 Premiers (and 2015 Runners-Up) Peterborough Town and 5-39 (10) and 153 v Horton House in 2018. In all cricket for Rushden, Ruwansiri bagged 203 wickets at 18.57. 

After five outstanding summers with Rushden Town, to include a Northants Premier League winning season, Ruwansiri decided to seek pastures new and signed with North Mymms for their Hertfordshire Cricket League campaign. Due to COVID, he was unable to travel, so both parties have decided to defer the agreement through to 2021.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Rushden & Higham Town (2019) 20 19 2 994 112* 58.47 176.3 775 37 5/69 20.95
Rushden Town (2018) 21 20 3 913 153 53.71 184.3 768 43 5/39 17.86
Rushden Town (2017) 20 18 1 810 170 47.65 166.1 827 37 6/71 22.35
Rushden Town (2016) 27 26 7 1027 124* 54.05 174.2 804 49 6/39 16.41
Rushden Town (2015) 23 23 3 957 152 47.85 170 595 37 5/37 16.08
Tonge (2014) 26 25 1 585 117* 24.38 320.5 1307 41 5/81 31.88
Date of Birth 14/10/1989
Age 30
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleAll-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Placed (North Mymms CC - Hertfordshire Cricket League)
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club, Saracens Sports Club, Lankan Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Chanaka Ruwansiri is a Sri Lankan sensation, who has starred in the Northants League over the past five seasons (2015-19), to include a Premiership in 2015.

Playing for Rushden Town, he topped the Premier run charts in 2015 (922 runs at 54.24), 2016 (768 runs at 54.86), and 2018 (878 runs at 58.53), and finished narrowly second in 2019 (994 runs at 58.47).

He also excelled with the ball, taking 32 wickets at 16.63 in his maiden season before finishing second and third on the Premier wicket charts in 2016 (42 wickets at 15.38) and 2018 (38 wickets at 17.42). To be fair, despite not featuring towards the top of either run or wicket chart in 2017, he still produced a storming season, racking up 810 runs at over 47 and 36 wickets at 22.75.

Ruwansiri is a dynamic cricketer – an explosive batsman and wicket-taking off-spinner, who has played 140 domestic matches in Sri Lanka for the best part of a decade. In 69 first-class matches, he has 3,517 runs at 32.26 with 6 centuries, alongside 98 wickets at 31.54 with 2 five-wicket hauls. His most recent Premier Tournament, the 2019/20 season, was his most prolific, scoring 645 runs at 46.07 with 2 centuries and 17 wickets to boot.

However, it’s in UK league cricket that he’s really impressed, particularly during his 5-season Northants League stint, following his maiden UK season with Bolton League club Tonge in 2014.

Ruwansiri has belted 17 hundreds for Rushden Town (who after recently merging, are now known as Rushden and Higham Town) – the majority of these have been belligerent, match-winning innings. In total, he has churned out 4,701 runs at 52.23 with a further 21 half-centuries for the Northants club.

Ruwansiri has been equally dominant with the ball, with 8 five-wicket hauls. Interestingly, during 6 of his 8 league 5-for's, the Sri Lankan star also churned out runs in complete all-round performances. These included match performances of 5-37 (17) and 92 (94) v Geddington and 6-39 (10) and 83 (94) against 2014 Premiers (and 2015 Runners-Up) Peterborough Town and 5-39 (10) and 153 v Horton House in 2018. In all cricket for Rushden, Ruwansiri bagged 203 wickets at 18.57. 

After five outstanding summers with Rushden Town, to include a Northants Premier League winning season, Ruwansiri decided to seek pastures new and signed with North Mymms for their Hertfordshire Cricket League campaign. Due to COVID, he was unable to travel, so both parties have decided to defer the agreement through to 2021.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Rushden & Higham Town (2019) 20 19 2 994 112* 58.47 176.3 775 37 5/69 20.95
Rushden Town (2018) 21 20 3 913 153 53.71 184.3 768 43 5/39 17.86
Rushden Town (2017) 20 18 1 810 170 47.65 166.1 827 37 6/71 22.35
Rushden Town (2016) 27 26 7 1027 124* 54.05 174.2 804 49 6/39 16.41
Rushden Town (2015) 23 23 3 957 152 47.85 170 595 37 5/37 16.08
Tonge (2014) 26 25 1 585 117* 24.38 320.5 1307 41 5/81 31.88
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