Royal-Thomian – Assorted Facts

Royal-Thomian – Assorted Facts

The Royal – Thomian, needs no special introduction. The 138 year-old traditions go back to 1879 when Mr. Ashley Walker, the Cricket master at Colombo Academy (Former Royal College), took the initiative of playing against S. Thomas’. In 1880...
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Running between the wickets; A concern for Sri Lanka?

The beautiful island nation in the Indian ocean has undoubtedly had a rough patch in cricket. Sri Lanka's desperation for 'Captain Marvel' Mathews to fire A few days before resigning as the Sri Lanka Cricket captain last July, Angelo Mathews.. There...
St. Joseph's College Cricket Team

Expect the unexpected from St. Joseph’s College

The boys from Darley Road had a mixed bag of a under 19 division one cricket season in 2015/16 but they are expected to produce a stellar performance in the upcoming 82nd Joe-Pete ‘Battle of the Saints’ against arch-rivals,...

Malinga – The Tactician

If fast bowling was an art, Malinga would not be the Picasso of it. He’d probably be the Keith Haring or Banksy. Both world-famous revolutionary artists who broke the barriers which confined art to the elite and brought it...

Sri Lanka’s batting was the ‘Achilles Heal’ in their campaign

Victory over Bangladesh and a no-result against England meant Sri Lanka won’t have to qualify for the World T20 2020, but losses against South Africa and the Windies ensured their campaign ended in the group stages. Results summary Sri Lanka’s campaign...
World T20 – the race to reach the semis is on

World T20 – the race to reach the semis is on

Amidst the melee of Bangladeshi chokes and Willey jokes, the World T20 has reached its 1st rest day. Yes, you heard that right, I said rest day. Yesterday was a day of near misses, Afghanistan, everyone’s favourite little underdog,...

Hard to look beyond Lara and Tendulkar: McGrath

The MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai is nestled in one corner of a vast playing field that belongs to the Madras Christian College. Inside its compound wall, eight aspiring fast bowlers are huddled together, their attention focussed on the inputs they are receiving. Students from the nearby school that belongs to the MCC trust also try to get a glimpse of what is happening. It is evident that they are under the guidance of a pace bowling legend.

Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy; Leader of Men

Saxton Oval, Nelson, 16th of February 2015, West Indies’ 1st game of the 2015 World Cup, the first “big upset” of the tournament took place when Ireland chased down 305 with almost 5 overs to go. Problem was, this...
Domestic Transfers

Key transfers ahead of the 2017/18 Domestic Cricket Season

The tier ‘A’ segment of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) domestic tournament will kick off on Friday, the 1st December, with the best players in the local club arena ready to make their names. Here’s a look at some...
NCC Cricket Team 2016/17

NCC looking to establish dominance

With a team abundant in star quality cricketers, Nondescripts Cricket Club (NCC) will be looking to continue their good run from last season in the 2016/17 edition of competition. Even though they managed to claim the limited overs title, NCC...

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