Tamil Union C & AC created history once again by establishing two world records and a Sri Lanka domestic record in the just-concluded Sri Lanka Premier League Season.
- 1). The team recorded the highest ever first-class total in one day in World cricket history, when it scored 530 runs for the loss of six wickets in its match against Sri Lanka Air Force on the 13th February this year. This was at the SLAF Grounds in Katunayake, which is by no means the smallest one in Sri Lanka. In 90 overs, the batsmen hammered 15 sixers and 62 fours in the 90 overs at the rate of almost 6 runs per over for that day.
- 2). Captain Chanaka Welegedara broke the world record for the best First-Class performance with the astounding figures of 4 overs, 2 maidens, 2 runs, 4 wickets against the strong Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) batting line-up in a T-20 game on 5th April 2015
- 3). Sri Lanka Test batsman Kithruwan Vithanage broke the record for the highest-ever individual score in the Premier League, by scoring 351 in 287 balls on the 13th and 14th February against the Sri Lanka Air Force at their ground. His knock contained 14 sixers and 33 fours.
These were the highlights of an otherwise ordinary season for the Club, which was bereft of players of the calibre of T M Dilshan, Rangana Herath, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal and Shaminda Eranga, who were on National duty for most of the period, including the World Cup. Consequently, a relatively inexperienced team performed to the best of its ability.
The President of Tamil Union C & AC, Mr Chandra Schaffter hosted a dinner at the Club on the 28th April for the players, support staff and General Committee-members of the Club. At this function, Chanaka and Kithruwan were presented with trophies and bonus cheques commemorating their performances.
It will be pertinent to record here that Tamil Union C & AC also won the SLC Under-23 Tournament three years in a row in 2011, 2012 and 2013 – the first club to achieve this feat.
Tamil Union C & AC continues to foster young talent from the outstations, by identifying good prospects, providing them with accommodation and meals at the Club till they get on their feet financially, giving them the best training facilities like gym, pool etc, constantly guiding them in their social skills, counselling them through bad patches, providing the best coaching possible, giving them the opportunity to play alongside legends in the Club team – benefits very few other clubs can provide.
Having said that, the Club also has a good number of players from the schools in Colombo and the suburbs joining us.
As one of the pioneer Cricket Clubs in the country, the Club considers it a duty to perform at the highest levels. While thanking Sri Lanka Cricket for its support, Tamil Union C & AC also welcomes Corporates and Individuals to sponsor it so it can take cricket to the next level.cheap nike air max 90