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Moors Sports Club

Moors Sports Club
Moors Sports Club
Moors Sports Club
Personnel
CaptainSri Lanka Chamara Silva
CoachSri Lanka Eric Upashantha
Team information
CityColombo
Founded1908; 116 years ago (1908)
Home groundMoors Sports Club Ground
History
No. of titles1
Premier Trophy wins1
Premier Limited Overs Tournament wins0
Official websitewww.moorssc.org/index.php

Moors Sports Club is a first-class cricket team based in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

History

Moors Sports Club was founded by members of Colombo Grand Mosque at New Moor Street in the Colombo neighbourhood of Pettah. Like most clubs founded during the colonial era it was founded on ethno-religious lines and catered to the minority Moorish community.[1] The club later moved to its present location at Muttiah Road in the neighbourhood of Slave Island. Sir Razik Fareed laid the foundation stone for a Club House on 25 September 1936 and Governor Sir Edward Stubbs declared open the pavilion on 27 February 1937. The first inter-club match at the venue was between the Moors SC and Kalutara Town Club. In 1983 the first professional players were contracted with the advent of professional cricket and the Sri Lanka national cricket team gaining Test status. In addition to cricket, other sports offered include tennis and billiards.[2]

Current squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold

No Name Nat Age Batting style Bowling style
Batsmen
0 Tilaksha Sumanasiri Sri Lanka 29 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
5 Chamara Silva (Captain) Sri Lanka 44 Right-handed Right-arm leg-break
13 Shanuka Dulaj Sri Lanka 29 Left-handed Right-arm leg-break
22 Adeesha Thilanchana Sri Lanka 28 Left-handed Left-arm medium
100 Irosh Samarasooriya Sri Lanka 33 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Pabasara Waduge Sri Lanka 30 Right-handed Right-arm medium
Sahan Wijeratne Sri Lanka 39 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Primosh Perera Sri Lanka 35 Left-handed Right-arm leg-break
All-rounders
10 Kosala Kulasekara Sri Lanka 38 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
8 Supeshala Jayathilake Sri Lanka 31 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
27 Charitha Kumarasinghe Sri Lanka 32 Right-handed
Denuwan Rajakaruna Sri Lanka 33 Right-handed
Bowlers
1 Chanuka Dilshan Sri Lanka Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
77 Sahan Adeesha Sri Lanka 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
78 Nilanka Sandakan Sri Lanka 28 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
99 Sajeewa Weerakoon Sri Lanka 46 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
202 Tharindu Ratnayake Sri Lanka 28 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Umesh Kasun Sri Lanka 27 Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Shiran Fernando Sri Lanka 31 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Andrew Parays Sri Lanka

Team records

  • Playing Record : Played : 209 Won : 52 Lost : 43 Drawn : 114
  • Highest team total – 622 vs SLAF, Colombo (Moors), 2003–04
  • Best innings bowling figuresHMRKB Herath 8/43 vs PSC, Colombo (Moors) 2003–04
  • Highest individual scoreWMB Perera 220* vs CCC, Colombo (Moors) 2002–03
  • Partnership records
  • 1st – 195 MNR Cooray & MS Sampan vs SSC, Colombo (CCC), 2001–02
  • 2nd – 140 KD Gunawardene & DSNFG Jayasuriya vs Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo (Bloom), 2011–12
  • 3rd – 161 MI Ghouse & WMB Perera vs Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club, Colombo (PSS), 2011–12
  • 4th – 222 S Kalavitigoda & PC de Silva vs Burgher Recreation Club, Colombo (Moors), 2010–11
  • 5th – 260* MI Ghouse & LJP Gunaratne vs Colts Cricket Club, Colombo (Col), 2012–13
  • 6th – 166 SI de Saram & LHD Dilhara vs Saracens Sports Club, Colombo (Moors), 2012–13
  • 7th – 224 LJP Gunaratne & RS Wickramarachchi vs SLAF, Colombo (Moors), 2012–13
  • 8th – 182 LHD Dilhara & HMRKB Herath vs NCC, Colombo (Moors), 2006–07
  • 9th – 118* HMRKB Herath & PN Ranjith vs Galle Cricket Club, Colombo (Moors), 2002/03
  • 10th – 96 UI Weerawarna & D Schaffter vs NCC, Colombo (NCC), 1994/95

Records current (as of 30 April 2013)

Honours

2002–03 Championship

On 6 March 2003 Moors SC took on Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in the Premier League final. Moors SC captain Rangana Herath won the toss and chose to field first. Bloomfield were dismissed for 121 with Nandika Ranjith taking 5 for 39. An unbeaten 62 from Amila Weththasinghe helped his side gain a 67 run first innings lead having at one stage been at 5/96. Ranjith took another 5 wicket haul as Bloomfield were all out in their second inning for 172. This left Moors SC chasing 106 for their maiden trophy and after losing their first 4 wickets for just 16 they crawled home to win by 1 wicket. Bathiya Perera top scored with 31 and Thamara Abeyratne was the hero with 25 not out from number 9.

The man of the match award went to Nandika Ranjith for his 10 wickets while Chandika Hathurusingha was named as player of the tournament.

References

  1. ^ Sahadevan, P.; DeVotta, Neil (2006). Politics of Conflict and Peace in Sri Lanka. Manak Publications.
  2. ^ "The History of Moors Sports Club". moorssc.org.
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