WIMBORNE CC have snapped up Ranuk Jayasuriya, son of Sri Lankan cricketing legend Sanath.

Ranuk debuted for the club as the new Dorset Cricket League season got underway at the weekend.

The 16-year-old helped Wimborne to an eight-wicket win over Sherborne in the Premier Division at The Leaze.

Opening the batting, Ranuk Jayasuriya helped the Minstermen chase down a target of 136 for victory, scoring a 60-ball half century.

He was eventually dismissed for 51, having hit six boundaries.

Simon Watkins and Samuel Prince had earlier impressed with the ball, taking three wickets apiece.

Former international all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya is considered one of the most revolutionary players of the modern era, scoring over 10,000 runs and taking more than 300 wickets during his distinguished career.

After retiring in 2011, he later went into politics.

Elsewhere in the league, Ben Jack (4-27) helped Broadstone to a five-wicket win over Bere Regis, Christchurch were thumped by 161 runs away at Dorchester and Poole Town cruised to a 166-run win against Martinstown.

Richard Armstrong led the charge with an unbeaten knock of 108, supported by Mitchell Wilson (57), after Poole had lost a flurry of early wickets. Wilson went on to also take four wickets, at the cost of just five runs in an impressive eight-over spell.