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Neil Harvey: Wonderful Batsman, Simple Man, Modest Earnings

October 7, 2018

Gideon Haigh, in The Weekend Australian, 7 October 2018

Today, the world’s best batsman is a 29-year-old multi-millionaire with a sizeable portfolio of premium Sydney real estate — he also, of course, languishes under a year’s ban from cricket. Sixty-five years ago, by contrast, the world’s best batsman shared a bedroom with his younger brother. That summer of 1952-53, Neil Harvey had a season even more prolific than Steve Smith’s last: 834 runs in five Tests against South Africa and 1659 runs in 16 first-class matches, a total exceeded only by Donald Bradman.

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Dhananjaya’s Profound Misfortune … Squad for West Indies Tour is One Less

May 28, 2018

Item in Sunday Times, 27 May 2018 … http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2018/05/27/sports/no-replacement-dhananjaya

Sri Lanka’s cricket board will not replace allrounder Dhananjaya de Silva who withdrew from a tour of the West Indies following the murder of his father, officials said Friday.Ranjan de Silva, a local politician, was shot dead near Colombo late Thursday, hours be fore the team was due to leave for the three-match Test series in the West Indies.

 

Sri Lanka’s Dhananjaya de Silva drives to stop the ball during the last day of their first test cricket match against Bangladesh in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

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Africa-in-Me. Kevin Pietersen’s Reflections

February 19, 2018

Kevin Pietersen, whose preferred title is “Three Hours that changed My Life” .

They say you’re not born in Africa.

Africa is born in you.

It’s true.

You could blindfold me, put me on a plane, fly me somewhere in the world, open the doors and ask me where I was. I would know immediately if I was in Africa.

I can feel it. Smell it. It’s in my blood. It’s home. It’s part of me, I am connected to it, emotionally and spiritually.

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Eight Wickets!! Aussie Leg-Spinner Pope decimates England Under 19

January 23, 2018

ESPNcricinfo Item

Pope befuddles England U 19 … AFTER Sangha scores 56 for Australia in a low-scoring encounter

Quarter-Final, ICC Under-19 World Cup at Queenstown, Jan 23 2018

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Outfield Catch of the Century …. On Video after Advert

January 23, 2018

Laughlin, Weatherald combine for ridiculous catch!!!

Adelaide Strikers’ Ben Laughlin and Jake Weatherald combined to dismiss Dwayne Bravo as they defeated Melbourne Renegade by 26 runs at the Etihad Stadium

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/_/id/8044/season/2017/big-bash-league/

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Hathurusingha stamps His Authority on Day One at Practice

December 29, 2017

Saádi Thawfeeq, in Daily News, 29 December 2017

The Sri Lankan cricketers got a taste of what lay ahead of them if they don’t fall in line with Chandika Hathurusingha at the inaugural practice session they had with their new head coach at the R Premadasa Stadium yesterday. Hathurusingha’s no-nonsense approach has made him one of the most successful, respected and most sought after cricket coaches in the world today and he believes he has arrived at the right time to put Sri Lanka cricket back on the right track to success.

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

December 28, 2017

Bipin Dani … at http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=113533 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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