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Singhalese Sports Club

The Singhalese Sports Club (SSC) is a first-class cricket club in Sri Lanka. Singhalese is the most successful club in Sri Lankan domestic cricket, having won the Premier Trophy a record 31 times to 2013. Although the name is correctly spelt with the old spelling "Singhalese", the name is sometimes misspelt with the modern spelling "Sinhalese".

A Test match between Sri Lanka and England at the SSC Ground, Colombo, March 2001.


In 1899, a combined school cricket team, composed mainly of cricketers from Royal College, S. Thomas' College and Wesley College beat Colts Cricket Club by a one run. A decision was made to form an all-Sinhalese club, and thus Singhalese Sports Club was founded. The club leased a land in Victoria Park with sandy soil and covered with cinnamon trees.[2]


  • Premier Trophy (31) – 1938–39, 1939–40, 1943–44, 1944–45, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1966–67, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1977–78, 1983–84, 1985–86*, 1986–87, 1988–89*, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1992–93, 1994–95*, 1997–98, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2012–13

(Shared trophies designated a * )

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold

NoNameNatAgeBatting styleBowling style
16Chamara KapugederaSri Lanka32Right-handedRight-arm medium
21Dimuth KarunaratneSri Lanka31Left-handedRight-arm medium
Shammu AshanSri Lanka22Right-handedRight-arm off-break
Dilan JayalathSri Lanka22Right-handedRight-arm leg-break
Kavindu KulasekaraSri Lanka24Right-handed
1Thisara PereraSri Lanka30Right-handedRight-arm medium-fast
7Dasun ShanakaSri Lanka28Right-handedRight-arm medium
18Sachithra Senanayake (Captain)Sri Lanka34Right-handedRight-arm off-break
57Milinda SiriwardanaSri Lanka34Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodox
70Danushka GunathilakaSri Lanka28Left-handedRight-arm off-break
Charith AsalankaSri Lanka22Left-handedRight-arm off-break
Kaushal SilvaSri Lanka33Right-handed
Minod BhanukaSri Lanka24Left-handed
30Dhammika PrasadSri Lanka36Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
46Jeffrey VandersaySri Lanka29Right-handedRight-arm leg-break
63Nuwan PradeepSri Lanka33Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Kasun MadushankaSri Lanka28Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Akthab CaderSri Lanka25Right-handedLeft-arm medium-fast
Vimukthi PereraSri Lanka30Left-handedLeft-arm fast-medium
Akash SenaratneSri Lanka23Left-handedSlow left-arm orthodox

Notable players

Sinhalese players who have represented Sri Lanka in Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket:

Players who have represented the Singhalese Sports Club in top-level domestic cricket


  1. ^ "Domestic Clubs#Singhalese Sports Club". Sri Lanka Cricket. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  2. ^ Kumar Sangakkara (3 August 2003). "Sri Lanka cricket – serious winning business!". Sunday Observer. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  • Wisden Cricketers Almanack (annual)

External links

28 September 2019