Damith Perera2020-08-25T12:00:23+01:00

Damith Perera

Date of Birth 13/02/1997
Age 23
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
Playing Role Wicket-Keeper
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Left-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Badureliya Sports Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Maliyadeva College
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Damith Perera is quite the prospect playing for Badureliya Sports Club in the top tier (A) of Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

A powerful left-handed top-order batsman/wicket-keeper, Perera was picked up by BSC in 2019/20 following a quite sensational 2018/19 campaign for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club.

The former Maliyadeva College star topped the Premier League Tournament (Tier B) run charts with 792 runs at 56.57 to include three centuries (116, 106, 106) and four fifties (67, 90, 67*, 62).

These impressive numbers backed up his 2017/18 season where he chalked up 531 runs at 37.92 (1x100, 4x50s) to finish second on KYCC’s run charts.

Last season, though, Perera suffered a dip in form and only averaged 22.20 for BSC. However, he swiftly made amends in August 2020, by hitting twin centuries against Sinhalese Sports Club (113, 112*). In doing so, he became only the 31st player to hit tons in both innings in Sri Lankan first-class cricket. At the point of writing, Perera has struck 280 runs at 52 in 2020.

The talented keeper/batsman played his maiden UK season for Farnworth Social Circle for the Bolton League in 2019. Whilst he perhaps under-performed in the league, by his own high standards, he excelled in the T20 competition, to include a high of 101* from only 54 balls against Atherton, en-route to a season average of 48.

For 2020, Perera was set to play in Scotland for Greenock Cricket Club in the strong Western Premier Division before COVID struck. Given he was unable to come over, he is eager to secure another UK opportunity for the 2021 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Farnworth Social Circle (2019) 20 20 1 510 101* 26.84 55 372 11 2/4 33.82
Date of Birth 13/02/1997
Age 23
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleWicket-Keeper
Player Status Available
Bowling Style Right-arm Off Spin
Batting Style Left-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Badureliya Sports Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Maliyadeva College
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Damith Perera is quite the prospect playing for Badureliya Sports Club in the top tier (A) of Sri Lankan domestic cricket.

A powerful left-handed top-order batsman/wicket-keeper, Perera was picked up by BSC in 2019/20 following a quite sensational 2018/19 campaign for Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club.

The former Maliyadeva College star topped the Premier League Tournament (Tier B) run charts with 792 runs at 56.57 to include three centuries (116, 106, 106) and four fifties (67, 90, 67*, 62).

These impressive numbers backed up his 2017/18 season where he chalked up 531 runs at 37.92 (1x100, 4x50s) to finish second on KYCC’s run charts.

Last season, though, Perera suffered a dip in form and only averaged 22.20 for BSC. However, he swiftly made amends in August 2020, by hitting twin centuries against Sinhalese Sports Club (113, 112*). In doing so, he became only the 31st player to hit tons in both innings in Sri Lankan first-class cricket. At the point of writing, Perera has struck 280 runs at 52 in 2020.

The talented keeper/batsman played his maiden UK season for Farnworth Social Circle for the Bolton League in 2019. Whilst he perhaps under-performed in the league, by his own high standards, he excelled in the T20 competition, to include a high of 101* from only 54 balls against Atherton, en-route to a season average of 48.

For 2020, Perera was set to play in Scotland for Greenock Cricket Club in the strong Western Premier Division before COVID struck. Given he was unable to come over, he is eager to secure another UK opportunity for the 2021 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Farnworth Social Circle (2019) 20 20 1 510 101* 26.84 55 372 11 2/4 33.82
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