Madawa Warnapura

  • D.O.B.: 04/06/1988
  • Player Type: Batting All-Rounder (Spin)
  • Placed: Bradninch & Kentisbeare CC
  • Nationality: Sri Lankan
  • Playing Role: Right-arm Off Spin
  • Coaching qualifications: ECB Level 2
  • Recent teams: Sri Lanka A, Colombo CC, Negombo CC
  • Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
  • Available: April to September

Madawa is a top quality batting allrounder currently playing first class cricket in Sri Lanka for Negombo CC. From a talented cricketing family his father had the honour of leading Sri Lanka when they finally became a fully fledged Test playing country. His cousin Malinda Warnapura also played 14 Tests for his country, and in the 2000’s he was one of the most sought after Overseas players in the UK.

Madawa has been a consistant performer in first class cricket and captained his first class side Bloomfield CC for a few years before moving to the star studded Colombo cricket club. He has now scored nearly 5500 first class runs with 10 hundreds and 36 fifties. His performances hasn’t gone unnoticed by the national selectors. In the 2016 summer he toured with the Sri Lanka A team for the tour of England and opened the batting against Durham and Pakistan A. He then returned to Sri Lankan and was selected in a tour match against the touring Australian side. Over the last few seasons Madawa has been a proven performer for Negombo CC. This season he has been in supurb form scoring 627 runs at 48.23.

Madawa played in the UK in 2017 for Dalton CC in the North Lancashire and Cumbria Premier league in what was a tough season for the club. Madawa however, finished with 710 runs and 50 wickets, a fantastic effort in tough conditions.

He returned to the UK some 6 years later, joining Eppleton CC in the North East Premier League for the 2023 season. Madawa was sensational, scoring 946 runs @ 67.57 and chipping in with 17 wickets.

A proven performer he is looking to return again next summer and is a high class option for any side looking for a proven performer, who gets heavily involved and is available all season.

Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Eppleton CC 2023 18 18 946
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
 138 67.57 17 27.65 3-16
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
Dalton CC 2017 24 23 710
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
76 35.50 50  16.98 5-17
Team Season Matches Innings Runs
 First Class(3 Day) Career 104 171 5554
HS Average Wickets Average Best Bowling
200* 37.02 8 80.12 1-4