The Nondescripts Cricket Club with a proud history remained in the top rung in the 2009 Premier season which coincided with its 121st year in existence.
In the year`s 2008 and 2009 NCC were undisputed Champions in the U-23 Premier Tournament and were also runners up in the Premier Tournament League conducted by SLC after they were narrowly edged out in the final stages.
This year the U-23 team was led by Demintha Dahanayake with Upul Tharanga as Premier League skipper while Tharaka Kottahewa chipped in during his absence. During critical stages of the season NCC missed the services of Kumar Sangakkara, Lasith Malinga, Upul Tharanga and Fervez Maharoof due to national duty.
But despite their absence the rest of the team played with determination and commitment throughout the season to sustain the prestige of NCC as a leading Premier Cricket Club in Sri Lanka.
To those cricketers who are to receive special awards and all others let me say congratulations and well done. I wish all our cricketers a bright future in their cricketing endeavours , said NCC`s president Camillus Abeygoonewardena, retired Deputy Inspector General of Police.
The club was fortunate to have the services of Hemantha Devapriya as the coach as he handled the players with distinction. I also thank the fast bowling Coach Ravindra Pushpakumara and manager Leo Wijesinghe for their services , added Abeygoonewardena.
NCC also turned a new chapter when they ventured into a partnership with Ceylon Biscuits whose entry into the club provided the ideal energetic boost that attracted many talented young cricketers.
To ensure no stone was left unturned NCC had one of the most committed cricket committees with two members in it being the cricket expert Ranjith Fernando and the American-trained ex-Sri Lanka star swimmer Julian Bolling.
My appreciation also goes to the cricket committee comprising Marion Ranasinghe, Ranjith Fernando, Leslie Hewage and Julian Boiling and to the ground staff for their untiring efforts , said Abeygoonewardena.