Archive for the ‘tower of strength’ Category

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Wes Agar in the Limelight in Australia

February 23, 2020

Louis DB Cameron, in cricket/com.au 13 February 2020, where the title is Agar following in footsteps of greatness in breakout summer”

South Australia bowler Wes Agar has transformed into a lean, mean, wicket-taking machine this summer and is now a key figure in the Redbacks pace attack

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Pissu Percy becomes a Book

December 16, 2019

Dhammika Ratnaweera, in Sunday Observer, 15 December 2019, with this title “Pioneer cheer leader Percy launches book”

The story of one-man cheer squad Percy Abeysekera titled ‘I‘am Percy Cricket Crazy’ was launched yesterday at the newly opened Chance Sports Grand Showroom at Baseline Road Borella. The veteran cheer leader’s biography written by Darrshini Parthepan notes Percy’s unforgettable stories out of the boundary line in this book and the first copy was handed over to 1996 World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga from the man himself at the simple ceremony organized by Sportsinfo and Trimo Media.

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England’s Tragedy at Mount Maunganui is charted by Dannie Byrne

November 26, 2019

Dannie Byrne, Travelling Reporter Extraordinary, provides a Day-by-Day Account of England’s Descent at Mount Maunganui

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Australia stroll to Victory at the Gabba

October 30, 2019

Andrew Fidel Fernando, in ESPNcricinfo, 29 October 2019

At least there were no unwanted records this time. At least the team total broke through to triple figures. And at least two batsmen made more than 20. Having been thumped by 134 runs on Sunday, these were the only minor improvements for Sri Lanka in the second T20I. Yet again, however, they were emphatically outplayed from the very beginning. A slow start, replete with regular wickets, coalesced into a total of 117 all out by the end of the 19th over. An imperious Australia then flew to their target with nine wickets in hand, and 42 balls remaining.

Australia 118 for 1 (Warner 60*, Smith 53*) beat Sri Lanka 117 (Kusal Perera 27, Zampa 2-20, Stanlake 2-23) by nine wickets

  Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins celebrate Avishka Fernando’s wicket Getty Images

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Murali celebrated in Sri Lankan Musical Rhythms via Alston Koch

October 11, 2019

Murali the official music video & song

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In the Manner Michael: Appreciative Thoughts about Michael De Zoysa

October 10, 2019

ONE = Callistus Davy  in Sunday Observer, 6 October 2019: “Michael de Zoysa: If only he could write his own lines!”

In today’s set-up where corruption, dishonestly, cheating and rouge ways hold sway in sections of Sri Lankan society and some people who boast of culture can only put on a face for the cameras, Michael de Zoysa was a cut above the rest and went to his grave on Wednesday evening like the true professional he was. Perhaps Michael de Zoyza will be able to give a better account of himself to his Creator than many others who hobnobbed with him and were no match to his integrity.

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A Surfeit of Wicket-Keeper Batsmen?

October 9, 2019

Michael Roberts

 Several of the cricket teams today seem to be loaded with wicket-keeper batsmen who are good enough to be counted among the best twenty-five batsmen in their country.

Rishab Pant batting … and botching a stumping

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