Shashikala Siriwardene

Hettimulla Appuhamilage Shashikala Dedunu Siriwardene in Colombo, known as Shashikala Siriwardene, is a Sri Lankan cricketer and a former captain of the Sri Lankan women's cricket team in WODIs. She is the only woman cricketer to take 100 ODI wickets in WODIs for Sri Lanka, she is the only woman cricketer to take 100+ wickets as well as to score 1000+ runs in WODI for Sri Lanka. She is a former student of Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte. Siriwardene made her ODI debut against West Indies at Kingstown, St. Vincent in March 2003, she took 2–20 and scored a brisk 29 in that match, won by the Sri Lankans. Her best bowling figures of 4–11 was recorded against Pakistan in the 2005–06 Women's Asia Cup in Karachi. Other notable performances include her 4–34 against Pakistan in the 2006–07 Women's Asia Cup, she was ranked World's top women all-rounder in 2014. Siriwardene has captained Sri Lanka Women in 49 WODI matches with 18 wins, 29 losses and 2 no results, she is the Sri Lankan Women cricketer to captained internationally in most number of times.

Instead of her 38.29% winning percentage as captain, she is regarded as the best Women cricketer to play the game for Sri Lanka. Shashikala is the second highest WODI run scorer for Sri Lanka with 1,554 runs in 87 matches; this includes 7 WODI fifties yet to get a century. She is the highest WODI wicket taker for Sri Lanka as well, with 101 wickets including 6 four-wicket hauls. With this feat, Siriwardene is the first and only Sri Lankan women cricketer to get 100 wickets in WODI history. In Women T20 Internationals, Siriwardene is second only to former captain Chamari Atapattu in most runs for Sri Lanka Women, she has scored. In bowling department, there is no one to match her, where she is top ranked with 44 WT20I wickets with an average of 19.29. Siriwardene has captained. Sri Lanka have won 9 of them and lost 20 however with winning percentage of 31.03%. On 1 December 2016, she won the Sri Lanka Cricket awards for the Women’s ODI All Rounder of the Year 2016. During the 2017 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup she set the milestone for becoming the first woman cricketer to play in 100 WODI matches for Sri Lanka.

In October 2018, she was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. Ahead of the tournament, she was named as one of the players to watch, she was the joint-leading wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in the tournament, with four dismissals in three matches. Following the conclusion of the tournament, she was named as the standout player in the team by the International Cricket Council. In January 2020, she was named in Sri Lanka's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. On 2 March 2020, she announced that she would be retiring from international cricket following the T20 World Cup, she was the leading wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in the tournament, with seven dismissals in four matches


Sulgrave is a village and civil parish in South Northamptonshire, about 5 miles north of Brackley. The village is just south of a stream that rises in the parish and flows east to join the River Tove, a tributary of the Great Ouse. Just over 1 mile north of the village is Barrow Hill, a bowl barrow beside Banbury Lane between Culworth and Weston; the barrow is oval, about 130 feet long, up to 6 1⁄2 feet high. It is Bronze Age and may date from between 2400 and 1500 BC, it may have been surrounded by a ditch. The mound may have been re-used in the Middle Ages as the base for a windmill; the barrow is intact, although it has been disturbed by badgers. It is a scheduled monument. Castle Hill, at the west end of the village southwest of the church, is the earthwork remains of a Saxon and Norman ringwork castle; the northern part of the ringwork was excavated in 1960 and 1976. Evidence was found suggesting that the first construction on the site was a timber-framed hall about 80 feet long and a detached stone and timber building built in the late 10th century.

They seem to have been separate kitchen. This was followed by the building of the earthen rampart, now rounded but may have been a straight-sided pentagon. After the Norman conquest of England in 1066 the original hall was replaced with a stone one about 40 feet long and 18 feet wide. Small timber buildings were added; the earthen ramparts were increased in height in the middle of the 11th century, again early in the 12th century. The site seems to have been abandoned about 1140, it is a scheduled monument. East-south-east of Sulgrave is Gallow Field, within Stuchbury, the site of the Anglo-Saxon moots for the Domesday-era hundred of Alboldstow. Sulgrave was within the adjoining hundred of Warden. After the Norman Conquest Sulgrave was one of the manors granted to Ghilo or Gilo, brother of Ansculf de Picquigny; the Domesday Book of 1086 records that three tenants. In the 12th century the manor of "Solegrave" was still in the fee of Gilo. On both occasions the manor was assessed at four hides. In the middle of the 12th century the manor was granted to the Cluniac Priory of St Andrew at Northampton, the ringwork site was abandoned as a manorial seat.

In, 1538 St Andrew's Priory was suppressed in the Dissolution of the Monasteries and surrendered all its estates to the Crown. In 1539 or 1540 the Crown sold three manors, including Sulgrave, to Lawrence Washington, a wool merchant who in 1532 had been Mayor of Northampton. Washington's descendants retained the manor until 1659. In 1656 a descendant, John Washington of Purleigh, emigrated to the Colony of Virginia, he is notable for being the great-grandfather of George Washington, who from 1775 commanded the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and in 1789 was elected first President of the United States. Lawrence Washington had Sulgrave Manor house built in about 1540–60, it is at the northeast end of the village, built of local limestone, with a southwest front, a kitchen and buttery, a great hall, above it a great chamber and two smaller private chambers. Finds of what seem to be Tudor foundation stones up to 50 ft west of the current house suggest that the original building was larger than the surviving house.

The great hall has a stone floor, its Tudor fireplace contains a salt cupboard carved with Lawrence Washington's initials. The house has a projecting two-storey southwest porch, over the doorway of which are set in plaster the royal arms of England and initials "ER" for Elizabeth Regina commemorating Elizabeth I, who acceded to the English throne in 1558; the doorway spandrels are decorated with the Washington family arms: two bars and three mullets or spur-rowels. In about 1673 Sulgrave Manor passed to the Rev Moses Hodges, from whom it passed to his son John Hodges; the lands of Sulgrave manor had become divided into three estates. Behind the great hall is a staircase with twisted balusters, added late in the 17th century. In about 1700 John Hodges had the house rebuilt and enlarged by adding a north-east wing at right angles to the original Tudor building, it contains the Great Kitchen and the Oak Parlour, on the ground floor, beneath two sleeping chambers, now called the White Bedroom and the Chintz Bedroom.

Hodges had a separate brewhouse built at the same time. The Hodges family had the west part of the original house demolished in about 1780; the Hodges sold the house in 1840. In 1914 the house was bought by public subscription to celebrate a century of peace between the UK and USA since the War of 1812. Under the direction of the architect Sir Reginald Blomfield the house was restored in 1920–30 and a new west wing was added in 1921 in symmetry with the surviving east wing; the house since 1997 has been administered by the Sulgrave Manor Board. It is a Grade I listed building; the Church of England parish church of St James the Less was built in 14th centuries. The Cluniac Priory of St Andrew, Northampton held the advowson from the 13th century until 1538, when the priory was suppressed. St James' church is a Grade II* listed building, it is part of the benefice of Culworth, with Sulgrave and Thorpe Mandeville, Chipping Warden, with Edgcote and Moreton Pinkney. In the 19th century a Baptist chapel was built in Little Street and a Methodist one was built in Manor Road.

They were used for worship until about 1970. The Methodist chapel has been converted into a house.