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Dr. Rabada chastises his Paceman Son Kagiso rabada

February 15, 2018

Bodyline Bar Adelaide Oval

February 4, 2018

Amateur Photographs in bad light while play –on field and in the bar –continued

  Woodful hit by Larwood

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FC “Derek” De Saram at Cricket Over The Years

January 30, 2018

FC De Saram as Captain of Royal College’s highly successful team of 1931Pic courtesy of Lionel Gunasekera

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Savin Perera of Middlesex and England U19

January 15, 2018

Data from ESPNcricinfo

Full name Savin Perera

Born May 3, 1999, Colombo

Current age 18 years 257 days

Major teams England Under-19s, Middlesex 2nd XI

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Savin Perera A compact left-handed opener, Perera is strong square of the wicket and elegant all around the ground. He earned his Under-19 chance after impressing as an over-age player in the Super Fours series last year and then seized that opportunity with a good showing on tour in South Africa in December 2017. Perera moved over to the UK from Sri Lanka as a teenager and has since become a regular in the Middlesex 2nd XI side.

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Australian Aboriginal Cricket Team vs MCC at Lords 1867

January 4, 2018

Scyld Berry The Telegraph, 3 January 2018, where the title is  “Australian Aboriginal team became cricket pioneers 150 years ago this week

Exactly 150 years ago this week, a team of cricketers were preparing in Sydney for the first sports tour by Australians, and for the first cricket tour to England. Before they set sail on Feb 8, the Duke of Edinburgh attended their practice on a couple of days, although when Queen Victoria’s second son watched cricket, he was normally not amused.

These pioneers were Aboriginal Australians. Five years earlier, they had never seen cricket, let alone played it. Yet they took to the sport with such natural dexterity that when they played MCC at Lord’s, they led on first innings and might have won if two of their players had not been injured.

 The first Aboriginal cricket team outside the MCC pavilion of the Melbourne Cricket Ground -Pic fr Wikipedia

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Chamari Atapattu leapfrogs into the Top Women Echelons

December 28, 2017


“Why are the cars not honking?” It wasn’t quite the first question Melbourne Renegades coach, Tim Coyle expected from his team’s international signing, Chamari Atapattu while driving her from the airport to the team hotel. Accompanying Coyle in the car was Atapattu’s uncle, Vernon Tissera, who quickly explained to his niece that Australia is significantly different to Sri Lanka and there was a fair chance she might never hear a sound of a horn during her tenure down under.

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An Exemplary Moment: Some Lankan Cricketers absorb Dhoni’s Advice

December 28, 2017

News Item in Daily News, 28 December 2017, with title “Lankan Players take cricket lessons from MS Dhoni”

Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has not just grown as a player but as a person over the years. The respected cricketer is not just admired by his teammates but also his opponents for his distinctive ground play and game awareness.

Upul Tharanga, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Akila Dananjaya get valuable tips from Indian cricket legend MS Dhoni at the end of the third T20 international at Mumbai. Read the rest of this entry ?