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Michael Wille’s Cricketing Journey: Ceylon and Melbourne

February 21, 2018

Michael Wille, courtesy of Island, 11 November 2017, swwhere the title is My cricketing journey, from big dreams to big matches””

I have been asked to write an article about my cricketing journey from Colombo to Melbourne. I have some reservations about how relevant my article will be. However, I trust that it will serve essentially as an insight to the exhilarating schoolboy cricketing era of the 1950s.

I debuted for Royal in ’54 and captained in ’57. A couple of weeks after the Royal-Thomian I migrated to Australia and was the first Sri Lankan to play District (Grade) cricket in Melbourne. Read the rest of this entry ?


Munro creates T20 Record as Kiwis murder Windies

January 3, 2018
Varun Shetty, courtesy of ESPNcricinfo, 3 Janauuary 2018, where the title is Munro century headlines New Zealand’s drubbing of WI

New Zealand’s Colin Munro scored a powerful 104 off 53 balls in his side’s comfortable 119-run win over West Indies

New Zealand 243 for 5 (Munro 104, Guptill 63) beat West Indies 124 (Fletcher 46, Southee 3-21, Sodhi 2-25, Boult 2-29) by 119 runs
Scorecard and ball-by-ball details

Colin Munro became the first batsman to make three centuries in T20 internationals as he laid the foundation for New Zealand’s battering of West Indies by 119 runs in their final match of the tour at Mount Maunganui. The left-handed opener followed up his two fifties from the previous games with a 53-ball 104 as the hosts swept the series 3-0. West Indies failed to register a single win on a New Zealand tour for the first time since 1999-00.

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Where a No Ball denies a Bowler his First Test Wicket. Malinga’s Homilies

December 28, 2017

Bipin Dani … at where the title is Bowler bemuses if he misses the maiden wicket of a no ball: Malinga

England’s Tom Curran is not the only cricketer who missed his maiden Test wicket of a no ball.  There are five other “unlucky” Test cricketers in the list, but England’s Tom Curran is the only bowler, who, while playing in his debut Test, grabbed the wicket of the batsman at his individual score of 99 runs. In the ongoing Ashes Test in Melbourne, his victim David Warner survived.

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Hurricane Hitting; fastest T20 Centuries … Rohit mauls Sri Lanka

December 23, 2017

Bharath Seervi, in ESPN

35 – Number of balls taken by Rohit Sharma to score his century, which is the joint-fastest in T20Is. He equalled David Miller’s record – he had done the same against Bangladesh in October. The previous fastest T20I century among India batsmen was 46 balls by KL Rahul, against West Indies in Lauderhill last year.


Rohit smashed the joint fastest T20I century ESPNcricinfo Ltd

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The Man behind the Throw that created a Historic Tie: Joe Solomon

November 27, 2017

Brydon Coverdale, courtesy of The Cricket Monthly of ESPN, whose original choice of title runs as The man in the photo”

 He kept his cool to create Test cricket’s most exciting moment. And Joe Solomon, now 86, is still cool.

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Sri Lankan Cricket History: Abstracts of Two Essays by Michael Roberts in 2007 and 2009

November 25, 2017

  FC “Derek” de Saram in full flow CI Gunasekera & Mahes Rodrigo walk out to bat Kehel Yakaa mesmerises

“Landmarks and threads in the cricketing universe of Sri Lanka,” Sport in Society, 2007, 10(1), 120-142 ….

….  Published online: 19 Feb 2007

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Sa’adi on History-Making Sri Lankan Series Win

October 11, 2017

Sa’adi Thawfeeq, in Daily News, 11 October 2017, with the title reading “Lankan cricketers create history in UAE”

DUBAI, Tuesday – Sri Lanka inflicted on Pakistan their first Test series defeat since they made the UAE their home venue in 2010 when they beat them by 68 runs with more than two sessions to spare on the fifth and final day to win the second Test played at the Dubai International Stadium and thereby clinch the two-match series 2-0.

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