Suwanji Madanayake      

Full name Suwanji Madanayake

Born August 28, 1975, Kandy

Current age 39 years 53 days

Major teams Burgher Recreation Club, Central Province, Kandy Youth Cricket Club, Kurunegala Youth Cricket Club, Moors Sports Club, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ragama Cricket Club, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Sri Lanka A, Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club, Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI

Nickname Maddy

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire, Coach

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Kingswood College, Kandy

Relation Brother - TJ Madanayake

Suwanji Madanayake
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 120 177 21 3080 110 19.74 1 13 71 0
List A 71 62 6 938 52 16.75 0 1 19 0
Twenty20 3 1 0 4 4 4.00 4 100.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 120 14695 7168 332 7/15 21.59 2.92 44.2 16 2
List A 71 3175 1952 102 5/15 5/15 19.13 3.68 31.1 4 1 0
Twenty20 3 3 28 39 2 2/18 2/18 19.50 8.35 14.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1991/92
Last First-class Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club v Burgher Recreation Club at Colombo (Riffle), Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1998/99
Last List A Burgher Recreation Club v Galle Cricket Club at Colombo (Burgher), Jan 2, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Sri Lanka Air Force Sports Club v Chilaw Marians Cricket Club at Colombo (Moors), Oct 26, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Burgher Recreation Club v Sri Lanka Ports Authority Cricket Club at Colombo, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/65, 0, 0/58 Burgher v SL Air SC Colombo (Riffle) 30 Mar 2013 FC
1/55, 8, 5/74 Burgher v SL Army Colombo (Burgher) 22 Mar 2013 FC
4/24, 13, 3/16 Burgher v Lankan CC Katunayake 15 Mar 2013 FC
0, 1/140 Burgher v Ragama Colombo (Burgher) 15 Feb 2013 FC
2/52, 1*, 2/50 Burgher v Saracens Colombo (Burgher) 8 Feb 2013 FC
2/26, 2* Burgher v Galle CC Colombo (Burgher) 2 Jan 2013 LA
0/5 Burgher v SLPACC Colombo 30 Mar 2012 T20
3/59, 1*, 0/6 Burgher v Police SC Colombo (Police) 16 Mar 2012 FC
0/55, 4, 0/14 Burgher v Col CC Colombo (Burgher) 17 Feb 2012 FC
2/27, 7*, 0/30 Burgher v Saracens Colombo (Burgher) 5 Feb 2012 FC
Profile

Suwanji Madanayake is an outstanding all-rounder who bowls left arm spin and middle order left hand. Madanayake has been one of the leading professional players in UK, where he has excelled at numerous clubs, including successful stints in the North Yorkshire and South Durham, Lancashire league, Leicestershire, Liverpool competition, two counties premier and North Staffordshire & South Cheshire premier. He is the first Liverpool player to achieve 500 runs and 50 wicket milestone and he became the highest wicket taker in 2008 summer. (First Sri-Lankan player to achieve for 150 years old Liverpool league) Sri Lankan clubs like Burgher Recreation Cricket Club, Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club, Air force cricket club, Moors cricket club and United Kingdom clubs like Ormskirk Cricket Club, Maghull cricket club, Wigan cricket club (strong Liverpool premier), Ipswich cricket club and Barlaston cricket club has been able to excel in their performances and gained lot of achievements from his contribution . Between 1995-1999 he pushed hard for International recognition too, winning places in various development squads as well as the Sri Lanka "A' squad. He has developed his game alongside international stars such as Aravinda de Silva, Hashan Thilakaratne, Ruwan Kalpage, Kumar Sangakkara at his club (the famous NCC) and Mavan Attapatu at mercantile team (Sampath bank ltd) He has been awarded with many titles in his domestic career, most notably the best bowling average in 1997/98 season, Best bowler in premier Tier 'B' limited over tournament in 2006/07, Two 'Best all-rounder' awards in two consecutive seasons 2008/09 and 2009/10 for the Tier B first-class tournament.

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Notes

  • Best Bowler of the Premier Limited Over Tier-B Tournament 2006-07

  • Best All-rounder of the Premier Tier-B Tournament 2007-08

  • Best All-rounder of the Premier Tier-B Tournament 2008-09

Results
Moors v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Apr 5-8, 2013
Sinhalese won by 6 wickets
Badureliya v Chilaw at Kaluthara - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Bloomfield v Colts at Colombo (Bloomfield) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Bloomfield won by an innings and 163 runs
Col CC v SLPACC at Colombo (CCC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Kurunegala Y v SL Navy at Kurunegala - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Navy won by 6 wickets
Lankan CC v Ragama at Katunayake - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Ragama won by 201 runs
Moors v Panadura at Colombo (Moors) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Moors won by 7 runs
Saracens v SL Army at Panagoda - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
SL Army won by an innings and 2 runs
SL Air SC v Burgher at Colombo (Riffle) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
Tamil Union v Sinhalese at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 30-Apr 1, 2013
Match drawn
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