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Nondescripts Cricket Club

Nondescripts Cricket Club (also known by its initials NCC) is a first-class cricket team based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The team plays at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground.[2]


The club was founded in 1888. The name "Nondescripts" is derived from the fact it was intended to be open to anyone, unlike other Colombo-based clubs at the time such as Sinhalese Sports Club, Moors Sports Club and Tamil Union Cricket & Athletic Club which were aligned with a particular ethnic group.[3]


  • P Saravanamuttu Trophy/Robert Senanayake Trophy/Lakspray Trophy/Premier Trophy (16)

1952–53, 1953–54, 1954–55, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1960–61, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1993–94, 2000–01, 2013-14

  • Under 23 Trophy (2)

2008–09 2009–10

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold

NoNameNatAgeBatting StyleBowling Style
4Bhanuka RajapaksaSri Lanka28Left-handedRight-arm medium
44Upul TharangaSri Lanka34Left-handed
59Mahela UdawatteSri Lanka33Left-handedRight-arm off-break
Nimesha GunasingheSri Lanka24Right-handedRight-arm off-break
23Angelo Perera (Captain)Sri Lanka29Right-handedSlow left-arm orthodox
28Farveez MaharoofSri Lanka35Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
50Chaturanga de SilvaSri Lanka30Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodox
Malinga AmarasingheSri Lanka22Left-handedRight-arm medium-fast
36Dinesh ChandimalSri Lanka30Right-handed
48Niroshan DickwellaSri Lanka26Left-handed
52Sandun WeerakkodySri Lanka26Left-handed
Lahiru UdaraSri Lanka26Right-handed
5Dushmantha ChameeraSri Lanka28Right-handedRight-arm fast
8Lahiru KumaraSri Lanka22Left-handedRight-arm fast
10Sachintha PeirisSri Lanka24Right-handedRight-arm off-break
21Chamika KarunaratneSri Lanka23Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast
34Tharindu KaushalSri Lanka26Right-handedRight-arm off-break
99Lasith MalingaSri Lanka36Right-handedRight-arm fast
Nuwan KarunaratneSri Lanka25Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast
Lasith EmbuldeniyaSri Lanka23Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodox

Team records

  • Highest team total - 538 vs Sinhalese Sports Club
  • Best innings bowling figures - Lyndon Hannibal 8/38 vs MSC
  • Hundred in first match - Prasad Padmasanka 106 vs PSC
  • Hundred in each innings - Pradeep Hewage 168 & 123 vs Matara
  • Highest individual score - Aravinda De Silva 222 vs SCC
  • Partnership records -
  • 1 - 233 RP Arnold & S Weerasinghe
  • 2 - 226 RP Arnold & MN Nawaz
  • 3 - 143 MN Nawaz & PA de Silva
  • 4 - 285 HP Tillakaratne & CP Mapatuna
  • 5 - 234* RP Arnold & CP Mapatuna
  • 6 - 239* DA Gunawardene & HP Tillakaratne
  • 7 - 153 PA de Silva & AGD Wickremasinghe
  • 8 - 147* RS Kalpage & MTT Mirando
  • 9 - 130 HP Tillakaratne & KR Pushpakumara
  • 10 - 62 RS Kalpage & WS Sirimanne

Other Nondescripts clubs

The name 'Nondescripts Cricket Club' derives from a 19th-century London-based team. The Nondescripts were a 'wandering' cricket club with no fixed ground and a team composed of players of all standards. A New Zealand Nondescripts Club was established in 1962 to promote "the principles of the game of Cricket, especially sportsmanship and high standards in dress, attitude and application." It too is a 'wandering' club drawn mainly from Wellington and Lower Hutt players; eight NZ internationals have played for the club, including Ewen Chatfield, John Reid and Bob Blair. In the 1980s, a Nondescripts Cricket Club played in the Brunei cricket league. Consisting largely of Sri Lankan expatriates, both Sinhalese and Tamil, it later merged with another club and changed its name.

Notable players

Players who have represented Ceylon in cricket

Players to have represented Sri Lanka at Test cricket


External links

28 September 2019