Bessborough Cricket Club MDL U21 squad


Captain : Tharshan Kanagaraj

Role: Right Handed Top Order Batsman
Nickname: Tharsh
Barbarians No: 99

The son of our Colts Chairman, Raj. Tharshan is a very talented high order bat who has matured in recent seasons and has started to put the scores on the board that everybody knew he was capable of. He has been a key player in our junior sides in the past and has started show his class.

Tharsh is a very gifted high order batsman who loves to take his time at the middle. He is for all purposes, a classic number 3 batsman. If the ball is moving around early on he is quite happy to see the bowling off and score once he gets in or if the bowling is a little loose he will go on the attack.

2015 was Tharshan's best season for the senior side as he plundered 436 runs including three half centuries for our First and Second Elevens.

As well as being an excellent batsman, he is a handy spin bowler and excellent fielder.

Vice Captain : Ajan Sivakumar

Left arm spinner
Alex Irani
Role: Left Handed Middle Order Batsman & Wicket Keeper
Nickname: Ronnie
Barbarians No: 10

Ronnie is a very cheeky and talented batsman who’s game has really progressed in recent years. He is a very popular member of the club on and off the field.

As a batsman, Ronnie is an excellent middle order batsman. He is technically sound but his real strength at the wicket is his ability to be unorthodox. He is a wristy batsman who plays shots all around the wicket and is especially good against spin bowlers. He also offers an excellent option at the top of the order in Twenty20 cricket, taking advantage of the early overs. 

In the last 3 seasons his batting has come on leaps and bounds. In 2012 and 2014 he scored well over 300 runs. His 2013 season was his best in his career scoring 602 runs at an average of 43 with five half centuries. In 2012, Ron scored his second hundred for the club and his first League hundred with a brilliant 109 not out against South Hampstead batting at 7.

He is also a much improved fielder who is good all round the field, whether at slip or in the outfield. He took 4 catches (3 at slip) in a game in 2011 and rightly picked up the fielder of the year award.

After being forced to keep wicket at university 3 seasons ago he has excelled. With Adil Parker, hanging up the gloves he now offers a realistic option behind the stumps for Phil Bush's second eleven.

Thanuka Jayawardena
Role: Right Arm Leg Break Bowler
Nickname: TJ

A young talented leg break bowler, after making a couple of senior appearances in 2014, much is expected of Thanuka in 2015.

Thanuka is a big turning leg break bowler who bowls with excellent flight and control for a young spinner. As well as a big turning leg break, he bowls a well disguised fast ball and a top spinner.

His best performance in his fledging senior career was when he took 2-17 in 7 overs for our Third Eleven in our 199 run win against Finchley in June 2015.
Vidoosha Jayawardena
Role: Left Handed Opening Batsman
Nickname: Doosha and VJ

One of the club's best young prospects, Vidoosha has started the 2015 season in the same way that he left last season by scoring runs for our senior sides.

A talented and free flowing opening batsman, Doosha has been a high scorer for our junior sides and represented both Middlesex and borough. He started 2015 by scoring two half centuries for our Third Eleven which game him some opportunities for our Second Eleven where he did not look out of place.

A free flowing scorer all round the wicket, Doosha is very strong through the offside especially off the front foot.

He is also a handy Off Break bowler and good fielder.
Hemmen Jutla
Role: Right Handed Top Order Batsman
Nickname: Hemsey
Barbarians No: 9

A free scoring and dashing top order batsman, Hemsey has been a key performer for our First Eleven in the last few seasons. He is another product of our excellent junior section and captained youth sides for many years.

In recent seasons Hemsey has backed up his outstanding talent with a run of scores for our First eleven. He has recently experimented with different positions in the batting order. Finding strength at the top of the order, setting the tone early and looking to dominate opening bowlers from the outset.

Maintaining his athleticism, Hemsey still remains one of the quickest fielders at the club and has one of the biggest arms at the club.
Adil Parker
Role: Right Handed Opening Batsman
Nickname: Dildo
Barbarians No: 12

Dildo is one of the busiest members of the Borough on Saturday’s during the season as he combines his role Second Eleven vice-captain abd Opening Batsman. He has been the leading batsman for the second eleven in the last 5 seasons and is Bushy’s chief Lieutenant on the field.

As a batsman, Dildo has evolved from a big hitting middle to lower order dasher to a cultured and correct opening batsman. He has retained his elegance but he has become much more patient at building an innings and has scored consistently in recent seasons. He also has the ability to improvise with his big hitting and his delicate cuts and flicks and even some reverse sweeps.

He has been very consistent in recent years passing 400 runs in each of the last three seasons.

Adil has spent the majority of his career as a wicket-keeper but he gave up the gloves in 2014 to concentrate on his batting. In his pomp he was a exceptional wicket-keeper who took some brilliant catches over the years and is exceptional standing up to the spinners.

In 2012 he had an exceptional season with both bat and gloves. He was the fourth highest run scorer with 535 runs at an average of 23.26 with a highest score of 80. With the gloves he claimed 30 victims with an incredible tally of 19 victims. 

Sujan Sivakumar

Role: Right Arm Fast, Right Handed Top Order Batsman 

Nickname: Sujji, Suj     

Barbarians No: 11 


Mitesh Vyas

Role: Right Handed Middle Order Batsman & Right Arm Off Break Bowler
Nickname: Mits

Mits is another product of our excellent junior system and he has become a vital member of our senior sides since 2011. Everybody at the club is sure that Mit will develop into a fine allrounder in the coming seasons but his main role currently is with the ball.

Last summer was the first season that he showed his outstanding talent with the bat as he scored 344 runs at an average of 31 and struck three half centuries.

Mit is an excellent off spin bowler who bowls big spinning off break and a clever arm ball. He is also not afraid to give the ball some air when needed and he doesn't get intimidated if a batsman tries to get after him. After showing much promise in 2010, it was one year later that was his breakthrough with his performances seeing him win the senior bowler of the year award.

He has continued to excel and in 2014 he picked up a career best 35 wickets. In four of the last five seasons he has taken 20+ wickets and become a vital member of our first and second eleven squads. 

Jamie Young

Role: Left-arm medium pace bowler & Left-hand middle-order batsman
Nickname: Jay

Jamie is an aggressive and talented young all-rounder who is looking to secure himself as a regular for the senior sides.

Jamie is a canny left-arm medium pace bowler who relies on changes of pace and seam movement rather than express pace. He mainly opens the bowling on a Saturday, but can finish off the innings as well.

He is a middle-order batsman who can do the role of scoring quickly or blocking out for a draw.

He's also a safe pair of hands in the field.

Fourth Team player of the year 2015

Performance history