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Nondescripts Cricket Club

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Capacity:  2,000
Premier Trophy wins:  16
Twenty20 Tournament wins:  0
Captain  Upul Tharanga
City  Colombo
No. of titles  20
Premier Limited Overs Tournament wins:  4
Coach  Sajith Fernando
Date founded  1888
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Home ground:  Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground
Ground  Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground

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.

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History

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.

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.

Honours

  • P Saravanamuttu Trophy (9)
  • 1952–53 1953–54 1954–55 1956–57 1957–58 1960–61 1969–70 1970–71 1975–76

  • Robert Senanayake Trophy (2)
  • 1976–77 1978–79

  • Lakspray Trophy (2)
  • 1985–86 1988–89

  • P Saravanamuttu Trophy (1)
  • 1993–94

  • Premier Trophy (2)
  • 2000–01 2013-14

  • Under 23 Trophy (2)
  • 2008–09 2009–10

    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
  • Notable players

    Players who have represented Ceylon in cricket

  • Carl Obeysekera
  • Players to have represented Sri Lanka at Test cricket

    References

    Nondescripts Cricket Club Wikipedia