Six striking stats from the weekend

Super Saturday came and went, signaling the end to the first round of the SSRL- Singer Schools Rugby League, season proper for 2019. We were spoilt for choice and the rugby was riveting. It was pure theatre. Here are...

Sachithra Senanayake’s ‘mankading’ of Buttler

The summer of 2014 was a memorable one for Sri Lanka. The tourists were the underdogs as Asian nations don't fare too well in early English summer, but Angelo Mathews’ side made quite an impression recording a come from...

Bradby box set – EP3

Four games down and we have five hundred and sixty (560) minutes of footage, to make clear headway and solid form lines to pick from. Trinity seems much like a second half side but were erratic in their loss...

Five footnotes from week four

It was another weekend of high octane drama where the promotion-relegation in one group was decided. In the other-- deciding who would be bottom of the book, as we roll on to the final week of the first round...

Pathana progression and a Royal R(f)umble

The Green Machine strolled out and shifted into another gear. Again. Third, to be frank, but it had plenty of horsepower. The day before St Patrick's day, a sea of Green made Mt Lavinia (Science College park) their own. It was...

When Arjuna snubbed Imran

Sunday, the 17th March marks the finest moment in Sri Lankan cricket history. It has been 23 years since the country won the World Cup and the lives of men involved in that campaign changed dramatically. How Sri Lanka...

Broken whistles and muddy boots

This week’s highlight was an unusual occurrence not seen in many years in local rugby. It was a wardrobe or kit malfunction. Apart from that, a few cracking games were followed by soda pop and a party cracker which...

Angelo Mathews: Tradable Cricketing Currency?

Cricket is as much a beloved game as it is a business. Teams, Players, Coaches and Administrators are not just stakeholders in it but investable and at times, expendable. This game has seen juggernauts reign and falter, praised and...

The Moratuwa XI

Moratuwa is known for ABC – Arrack, Baila and Cricket. You keep marveling at the cricketing talents that this suburb in the outskirts of the capital keeps producing. The hallmark of most of these Moratuwaite batsmen is that they...

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“1981 වසරේ පෙබරවාරි පළමු වැනිදා සවස 5.42ට සිදු වූ එම සිදුවීම මම අදටත් විශ්වාස කරන්නේ නවසීලන්ත ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩාවට සිදු වූ හොඳම දේ කියල. එය සැබවින්ම වෙස්වලාගත් ආශීර්වාදයක්.” 1981 වසරේ ඕස්ට්‍රේලියානුවන් සමඟ මෙල්බර්න්හී පැවති එක්දින තරගයක් ජය ගැනීමට නවසීලන්තයට අවසන් පන්දුවෙන්...

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