Sachin Jayawardena2022-03-30T09:57:12+01:00

Sachin Jayawardena

Date of Birth 12/11/1994
Age 27
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Placed (Haverigg CC - Cumbria Cricket League)
Playing Role Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
Bowling Style SLA Orthodox Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic Club, Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Sri Lanka U19s
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Sachin Jayawardena is a promising batting all-rounder playing for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in Sri Lanka’s Premier Trophy (first-class cricket).

A genuine all-rounder, Jayawardena bats in the top-order and bowls quality left-arm spin. After dominating for Wesley College and Bloomfield’s Under-23 side, he was rewarded with his first-class debut in March 2014 and has since played over 50 matches across the three formats.

Leading into the 2018/19 season, his record failed to justify his undoubted talent, with only 1 first-class and 2 List-A fifties alongside 3 wickets (his best bowling figures of 3-24).

However, he turned this around swiftly, with 3 first-class centuries in 2018/19, namely 109* (132 balls) against Panadura, 116 (167 balls) against Sri Lanka Air Force, and 165 (331 balls) against Police Sports Club, respectively. Jayawardena finished the season as the second-leading run-scorer on the Provincial (Tier B) run charts (661 runs at 60.09), narrowly behind fellow CricX star Damith Perera.

Last summer, he reaffirmed his ability, with a further 234 runs at 23.40, alongside 13 wickets at 12.15 including his maiden first-class 5-wicket haul against SL Navy (5-45) amongst a match haul of 9-76).

The former Sri Lanka Under-19 squad member (2014) and Sri Lankan U23 "best all-rounder" (2015/16) recipient, has also impressed during his two stints abroad. Playing for Drakes Huddersfield side Barkisland in 2019, he struck 751 runs at 35.76 and took 39 wickets at 22.28. Last summer, he enjoyed further success for Cumbria Cricket League club Haverigg.

Whilst he didn't score the volume of runs he hoped for (655 runs at 32.75), he was a key performer with the ball taking 39 wickets at 12.95 and earned rave reviews from the club.

Speaking about Sachin, the club stated the following:

"He’s arguably been the best bowler in the league. There are two or three with more wickets than him, but he’s definitely the most threatening bowler in the league and he’s always bowling for us against the opposition’s better batters. I know one pro ahead of him is usually utilised to clean up the opposition’s tail".

"His off-field stuff, with juniors, seniors, and his inclusion as part of our club/team ethos, has been exceptional. One of the lead junior coaches said he’s been the best and easiest he’s ever had to deal with and I believe he’s probably mixed and got involved the best out of every professional I've played with over the last 15 years at Haverigg".

Unsurprisingly, given the feedback above, the club was swift to re-sign their Sri Lankan Player/Coach for the 2022 season.

Thereafter, the Sri Lankan star is open to a season in Australia or New Zealand for the 2022/23 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Haverigg (2021) 24 23 3 655 78 32.75 193 505 39 6/24 12.95
Barkisland (2019) 29 24 3 751 123* 35.76 244 869 39 5/36 22.28
Date of Birth 12/11/1994
Age 27
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleBatting All-Rounder (Spin)
Player Status Placed (Haverigg CC - Cumbria Cricket League)
Bowling Style SLA Orthodox Spin
Batting Style RH Top Order Bat
Entry Route International Sportsperson Visa
Major Teams Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic Club, Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI, Sri Lanka U19s
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Sachin Jayawardena is a promising batting all-rounder playing for Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in Sri Lanka’s Premier Trophy (first-class cricket).

A genuine all-rounder, Jayawardena bats in the top-order and bowls quality left-arm spin. After dominating for Wesley College and Bloomfield’s Under-23 side, he was rewarded with his first-class debut in March 2014 and has since played over 50 matches across the three formats.

Leading into the 2018/19 season, his record failed to justify his undoubted talent, with only 1 first-class and 2 List-A fifties alongside 3 wickets (his best bowling figures of 3-24).

However, he turned this around swiftly, with 3 first-class centuries in 2018/19, namely 109* (132 balls) against Panadura, 116 (167 balls) against Sri Lanka Air Force, and 165 (331 balls) against Police Sports Club, respectively. Jayawardena finished the season as the second-leading run-scorer on the Provincial (Tier B) run charts (661 runs at 60.09), narrowly behind fellow CricX star Damith Perera.

Last summer, he reaffirmed his ability, with a further 234 runs at 23.40, alongside 13 wickets at 12.15 including his maiden first-class 5-wicket haul against SL Navy (5-45) amongst a match haul of 9-76).

The former Sri Lanka Under-19 squad member (2014) and Sri Lankan U23 "best all-rounder" (2015/16) recipient, has also impressed during his two stints abroad. Playing for Drakes Huddersfield side Barkisland in 2019, he struck 751 runs at 35.76 and took 39 wickets at 22.28. Last summer, he enjoyed further success for Cumbria Cricket League club Haverigg.

Whilst he didn't score the volume of runs he hoped for (655 runs at 32.75), he was a key performer with the ball taking 39 wickets at 12.95 and earned rave reviews from the club.

Speaking about Sachin, the club stated the following:

"He’s arguably been the best bowler in the league. There are two or three with more wickets than him, but he’s definitely the most threatening bowler in the league and he’s always bowling for us against the opposition’s better batters. I know one pro ahead of him is usually utilised to clean up the opposition’s tail".

"His off-field stuff, with juniors, seniors, and his inclusion as part of our club/team ethos, has been exceptional. One of the lead junior coaches said he’s been the best and easiest he’s ever had to deal with and I believe he’s probably mixed and got involved the best out of every professional I've played with over the last 15 years at Haverigg".

Unsurprisingly, given the feedback above, the club was swift to re-sign their Sri Lankan Player/Coach for the 2022 season.

Thereafter, the Sri Lankan star is open to a season in Australia or New Zealand for the 2022/23 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Haverigg (2021) 24 23 3 655 78 32.75 193 505 39 6/24 12.95
Barkisland (2019) 29 24 3 751 123* 35.76 244 869 39 5/36 22.28
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