Memories from the Past – 1916 – 1919

This is a story as told to me by my father, the Royal captain of 1919. He played for College from 1916 – 1919.Authors : Rohan Sahabandu & Jehan SahabanduLet me take you to the Royal – Thomian cricket match...

Ending an Eighteen Year Drought

Royal’s win in 1969 was the last result in the two - day game. Hopefully, readers of this article will be able to draw some comparisons with the eleven games that have ended in a result in the 40...

A series made in heaven – Cricket’s David vs Goliath story

Just a push off Oshada Fernando’s bat to mid-wicket for 1 run. It was a subdued end to what has been a phenomenal Test series in South Africa. Sri Lanka has secured arguably their most prestigious away Test series...

The greatest innings of all time?

“He does it, he absolutely does it. One of the greatest innings you’ll ever see!” Shaun Pollock was heard on commentary for Supersport as Kusal Perera hit the winning runs in the 1st Test against South Africa while Sri Lankans...

It doesn’t get better than Durban 2011

What was Sri Lanka’s finest Test win overseas? Napier 1995, Rawalpindi 1999, Nottingham 2006, Headingley 2014 are some of the finest memories. So is Durban 2011. Watching the Sri Lankan cricket team engage in the first Test match there brings...

From Twin 200s to 10-fers: Extraordinary domestic stats explained

The Major Tier A League of the SLC Premier League tournament concluded yesterday (10th February) after 67 first-class matches in 73 days, crowning Colombo Cricket Club as champions for the 6th time in its 72-year history. This tournament will...

Sri Lanka’s horrendous two months away from home

If you are a Sri Lanka Cricket fan, you might be exhausted watching the team’s horrible performances in the field recently. Sri Lanka national team’s last win came in October last year, 12 International matches ago. It has been...

Cricketers and social media – a match made in hell?

The national cricket team may not even remember the feeling of winning a game now, having lost so many during the recent past. They had a poor tour of New Zealand before being thrashed by Australia in the 1st...

Sri Lanka’s Test struggle in “S.E.N.A.”

After becoming the first Indian skipper to lead an Indian side to a Test series victory in Australia, Virat Kohli appreciated his pace attack for several minutes in the post-match press conference and went on to say this, “important...

The highs and lows (mostly lows) of Sri Lanka Cricket’s 2018

From batting failures to captaincy changes to injuries, Sri Lanka has had a tough 2018, punctuated by the occasional high of some good performances. As another inconsistent year draws to a close for the Lions, let’s take a look...

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