Ravindra Karunaratne2021-09-30T19:27:08+01:00

Ravindra Karunaratne

Date of Birth 31/03/1987
Age 34
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Available
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Negombo Cricket Club, Saracens Sports Club, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications CA Level 2
Local Accommodation North London - N13 4NT

Ravindra Karunaratne is a legendary Sri Lankan professional, who has graced both, domestic and club cricket for over a decade.

A proven off-spin bowling all-rounder, in domestic cricket, Karunaratne has featured for numerous sides including Saracens (2007/08), Chilaw Marians (2009/10), Seeduwa Raddoluwa (2010/11), Negombo (2017/18-18/19), and Kurunegala Youth (2019/20).

He has scored over 1,300 runs with 4 first-class centuries (2 apiece during 2017/18, and 2019/20 seasons, respectively). With the ball, his off-spin has accounted for 60 wickets, with impressive first-class and List A averages of 31.36, and 21.68.

Karunaratne returned to the Sri Lankan circuit following a 7-year hiatus in Australia, playing club cricket for Aberfeldie. After an initial stint with Bundoora back in 2008/09, he spent seven seasons as Player/Coach for the VTCA (Victorian Turf Cricket Association) club, racking up 2,867 runs at 26.30 and 227 wickets at 14.20.

He chalked up VTCA bests of 167 and 6-16 with bat and ball and was named Aberfeldie’s “Champion Player” in all bar one of his seven seasons. In 2014/15, courtesy of his 536 runs at 33.50 and 37 wickets at 13, he was named VTCA’s “Champion Player”. He can lay claim to being one of the competition's best overseas players for the past decade.

A household name in Victorian club circles, Karunaratne decided to showcase his talent in the UK for the first time in 2018 – he didn’t disappoint.

He ended up playing two seasons in the Cornwall Premier League and was set for a third with Grampound Road in 2020 before COVID struck. The all-rounder has scored 1,323 runs at 34.82 and taken 67 wickets at 18.61 during this period.

However, it was his exploits off the field that earned rave reviews with the Truro-based club. He was instrumental with their junior section, coaching all age-groups, and was a delight to have around the club.

The Sri Lankan star returned to the UK in 2021, this time as Player/Coach for Blackheath in the strong Kent Premier League. Whilst he produced some useful performances for the club, it was his exploits with his coaching that continued to earn rave reviews.

A high-class Professional, who is now eager to secure another Player/Coach role for the UK 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Blackheath (2021) 14 14 3 338 57 30.73 92.4 460 10 2/41 46.00
Grampound Road (2018-19) 42 42 4 1323 147 34.82 315.4 1247 67 4/8 18.61
Aberfeldie (2011/12-2017/18) 99 112 3 2867 167 26.30 1258.4 3223 227 6/16 14.20
Bundoora (2008/19) 10 9 0 194 50 21.56 135.1 358 15 5/48 23.87
Date of Birth 31/03/1987
Age 34
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusAvailable
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Available
Bowling Style RA Off Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Negombo Cricket Club, Saracens Sports Club, Chilaw Marians Cricket Club
Coaching Qualifications CA Level 2
Local Accommodation North London - N13 4NT

Ravindra Karunaratne is a legendary Sri Lankan professional, who has graced both, domestic and club cricket for over a decade.

A proven off-spin bowling all-rounder, in domestic cricket, Karunaratne has featured for numerous sides including Saracens (2007/08), Chilaw Marians (2009/10), Seeduwa Raddoluwa (2010/11), Negombo (2017/18-18/19), and Kurunegala Youth (2019/20).

He has scored over 1,300 runs with 4 first-class centuries (2 apiece during 2017/18, and 2019/20 seasons, respectively). With the ball, his off-spin has accounted for 60 wickets, with impressive first-class and List A averages of 31.36, and 21.68.

Karunaratne returned to the Sri Lankan circuit following a 7-year hiatus in Australia, playing club cricket for Aberfeldie. After an initial stint with Bundoora back in 2008/09, he spent seven seasons as Player/Coach for the VTCA (Victorian Turf Cricket Association) club, racking up 2,867 runs at 26.30 and 227 wickets at 14.20.

He chalked up VTCA bests of 167 and 6-16 with bat and ball and was named Aberfeldie’s “Champion Player” in all bar one of his seven seasons. In 2014/15, courtesy of his 536 runs at 33.50 and 37 wickets at 13, he was named VTCA’s “Champion Player”. He can lay claim to being one of the competition's best overseas players for the past decade.

A household name in Victorian club circles, Karunaratne decided to showcase his talent in the UK for the first time in 2018 – he didn’t disappoint.

He ended up playing two seasons in the Cornwall Premier League and was set for a third with Grampound Road in 2020 before COVID struck. The all-rounder has scored 1,323 runs at 34.82 and taken 67 wickets at 18.61 during this period.

However, it was his exploits off the field that earned rave reviews with the Truro-based club. He was instrumental with their junior section, coaching all age-groups, and was a delight to have around the club.

The Sri Lankan star returned to the UK in 2021, this time as Player/Coach for Blackheath in the strong Kent Premier League. Whilst he produced some useful performances for the club, it was his exploits with his coaching that continued to earn rave reviews.

A high-class Professional, who is now eager to secure another Player/Coach role for the UK 2022 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Blackheath (2021) 14 14 3 338 57 30.73 92.4 460 10 2/41 46.00
Grampound Road (2018-19) 42 42 4 1323 147 34.82 315.4 1247 67 4/8 18.61
Aberfeldie (2011/12-2017/18) 99 112 3 2867 167 26.30 1258.4 3223 227 6/16 14.20
Bundoora (2008/19) 10 9 0 194 50 21.56 135.1 358 15 5/48 23.87
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