Vinodh Perera2020-01-11T12:36:03+00:00

Vinodh Perera

Date of Birth 28/10/1989
Age 30
NationalitySri Lankan
Player Status Placed (Potterne CC - West of England Premier League)
Playing Role All-Rounder (Seam)
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Panadura Sports Club, Anuradhaura District, Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club, Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic Club, Burgher Recreation Club, Kurunegala Youth Sports Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Vinodh Perera is a genuine all-rounder who, after two productive seasons with Panadura Sports Club, has moved to Kurunegala Youth Sports Club for the 2019/20 Sri Lankan domestic season.

An explosive batsman and brisk medium-pacer, Perera excelled for Panadura in both 2017/18 (309 runs at 30.90 / 14 wickets at 33.64) and 2018/19 (294 runs at 32.66 / 13 wickets at 37.46) in first-class cricket.

Perera has found his “home” at Panadura, after stints with Sri Lanka Navy (2010/11), Kurunegala Youth (2011/12), and Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club (2016/17), before moving back to Kurunegala this summer.

He vindicated his move to Panadura Sports Club for the 2017/18 season by hitting his maiden first-class century on debut against KTC. Coming in at number 7, the all-rounder struck a brilliant 138 from 163 - an innings littered with boundaries (14) alongside 5 sixes.

The talented all-rounder who has also represented Anuradhapura District in Sri Lanka’s One-Day Competition was a star at Under-23 level, for both Tamil Union and SL Navy, before making his first-class debut in 2010/11, playing a solitary game for SL Navy. He moved to Kurunegala Youth the following season, playing a further 2 domestic matches.

However, he had to wait another 5 years before he returned to first-class cricket, this time for Bloomfield, where he averaged 23 and 47 with bat and ball respectively in 6 first-class outings. He has remedied these under-whelming numbers since, with his two centuries over the past two seasons, the obvious highlights.

Keen to showcase his talent abroad, he did just that during the UK 2018 season. Playing for Anston in the strong Bassetlaw and District League (Championship Division), he excelled, hitting 1,057 runs at 45.96 alongside 54 wickets at 23.52. Perera struck 2 centuries, including a quite sensational 160*, chasing down North Wheatley's 311 in the final over. With Anston reeling at 172-6, Perera bludgeoned the ball to all parts, sharing a 139-run stand with the number 8 (who contributed 7 runs). The all-rounder returned to Anston last summer and continued to shine, striking 833 runs at 33.32 alongside 52 wickets at 18.48.

Perera has also impressed off the field. After gaining his UKCC level 2 qualification, Perera has been heavily involved with coaching, at both junior and senior level. He is a keen coach and is looking to pursue a career in this capacity in the future.

Given his success over the past two seasons, West of England Premier League outfit Potterne, were swift to sign the talented Sri Lankan for their 2020 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Anston (2019) 28 28 3 833 106* 33.32 209.3 961 52 7/53 18.48
Anston (2018) 29 27 4 1057 160* 45.96 270.5 1270 54 4/45 23.52
Date of Birth 28/10/1989
Age 30
NationalitySri Lankan
Player StatusPlaced
Playing RoleAll-Rounder (Seam)
Player Status Placed (Potterne CC - West of England Premier League)
Bowling Style Right-arm Seam
Batting Style Right-hand
Entry Route Tier 5
Major Teams Panadura Sports Club, Anuradhaura District, Sri Lanka Navy Sports Club, Bloomfield Cricket & Athletic Club, Burgher Recreation Club, Kurunegala Youth Sports Club
Coaching Qualifications UKCC Level 2

Vinodh Perera is a genuine all-rounder who, after two productive seasons with Panadura Sports Club, has moved to Kurunegala Youth Sports Club for the 2019/20 Sri Lankan domestic season.

An explosive batsman and brisk medium-pacer, Perera excelled for Panadura in both 2017/18 (309 runs at 30.90 / 14 wickets at 33.64) and 2018/19 (294 runs at 32.66 / 13 wickets at 37.46) in first-class cricket.

Perera has found his “home” at Panadura, after stints with Sri Lanka Navy (2010/11), Kurunegala Youth (2011/12), and Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club (2016/17), before moving back to Kurunegala this summer.

He vindicated his move to Panadura Sports Club for the 2017/18 season by hitting his maiden first-class century on debut against KTC. Coming in at number 7, the all-rounder struck a brilliant 138 from 163 - an innings littered with boundaries (14) alongside 5 sixes.

The talented all-rounder who has also represented Anuradhapura District in Sri Lanka’s One-Day Competition was a star at Under-23 level, for both Tamil Union and SL Navy, before making his first-class debut in 2010/11, playing a solitary game for SL Navy. He moved to Kurunegala Youth the following season, playing a further 2 domestic matches.

However, he had to wait another 5 years before he returned to first-class cricket, this time for Bloomfield, where he averaged 23 and 47 with bat and ball respectively in 6 first-class outings. He has remedied these under-whelming numbers since, with his two centuries over the past two seasons, the obvious highlights.

Keen to showcase his talent abroad, he did just that during the UK 2018 season. Playing for Anston in the strong Bassetlaw and District League (Championship Division), he excelled, hitting 1,057 runs at 45.96 alongside 54 wickets at 23.52. Perera struck 2 centuries, including a quite sensational 160*, chasing down North Wheatley's 311 in the final over. With Anston reeling at 172-6, Perera bludgeoned the ball to all parts, sharing a 139-run stand with the number 8 (who contributed 7 runs). The all-rounder returned to Anston last summer and continued to shine, striking 833 runs at 33.32 alongside 52 wickets at 18.48.

Perera has also impressed off the field. After gaining his UKCC level 2 qualification, Perera has been heavily involved with coaching, at both junior and senior level. He is a keen coach and is looking to pursue a career in this capacity in the future.

Given his success over the past two seasons, West of England Premier League outfit Potterne, were swift to sign the talented Sri Lankan for their 2020 season.

Team (Season) Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Ovs Runs Wkts BB Avg
Anston (2019) 28 28 3 833 106* 33.32 209.3 961 52 7/53 18.48
Anston (2018) 29 27 4 1057 160* 45.96 270.5 1270 54 4/45 23.52