Dineth Thimodya

  • D.O.B.: 20/08/1996
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Placed: Re-Signed - Ventnor CC
  • Nationality: Sri Lankan
  • Playing Role: Left-handed Top Order Batter and Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
  • Recent teams: Tamil Union CC
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Dineth is one of the brightest young players coming through the Sri Lankan first class system. Currently playing for the powerful Tamil Union CC alongside the likes of national stars Tharanga Paranavitana, Jeevan Mendis and Kithruwan Vithanage.

Dineth was prolific at a young age and in his last school season in 2014/15 he scored over 1000 runs for the school season. He still holds the T20 school record of 150 of 60 balls. His impressive schools displays saw him picked to play for the Sri Lankan National Under 19 team.

Last season he was the leading run scorer in the Under 23 provincial tournament and was voted the best batsman for the tournament. He has recently been selected for the Sri Lanka Batting Emerging squad. He made his first class debut for Tamil Union CC in 2017 and has made a fantastic start to his career with over 500 already in just 9 first class matches.

In his maiden season in the UK playing for Colwyn Bay CC in the strong Liverpool premier league, after a slow start, he finished strongly with 4 x 50’s in his last 6 games. Dineth returned in 2019, joining Barrow CC in the ECB Northern Premier League. Scoring 515 runs @ 27.11 he didn’t return the figures he’d have hoped for but his 27 wickets @ 16.96 was a welcome and surprise return, his best of 7-46 coming against Fulwood & Broughton CC.

A horribly unlucky 2021 season with Barby CC, which included a broken leg, saw Dineth play limited matches. Although testament to his character, he did bat with a broken leg on a number of occasions to try and help the club pursue an elusive first victory. He returned to the UK in 2022, joining Ventnor CC in the Southern Cricket League. Dineth produced the kind of numbers we always knew he was capable of with 1212 runs @ 75.75 with a best of 151 against Sparsholt CC. He also chipped in with 28 wickets. He returned to Ventnor CC in 2023 and was again excellent, with 804 runs @ 47.29.

With four and a half seasons of league cricket under his belt in very strong leagues, he seeks to play in the south next summer and will no doubt enjoy the better southern batting tracks.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Ventnor CC 2023 18 18 804
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
146 47.29 16 35.56 4-32
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Ventnor CC 2022 22 21 1212
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
151 75.75 28 22.11 5-47
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Barby CC 2021 21 19 467
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
94 25.94 15 29.00 5-38
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Barrow CC 2019 24 22 515
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
75 27.11 27 16.96 7-46
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Colwyn Bay CC 2018 21 20 561
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
96* 33.00 3 27.33 3-49