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That ‘1957’ School Cricket Season

LP steered St. Benedict’s College to became the ‘Unofficial Champions’ something St. Benedict’s couldn’t achieve almost for four decades since the early 20th century.   Inspired by legendary individuals, sports teams of yesteryears and their mavericks, I ventured into those golden years in search of the ones who excelled in …

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Are Sri Lankans Loosers..??

A Recently we lost in the quarter finals of the Cricket World Cup and people are still analyzing what went wrong – trying to find out who is responsible for our not bringing the cup home. In India where they have more than a billion people to choose from and where the country is full of fanatics, …

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Cricket Lovely Cricket

In Sri Lanka, cricket is not just played in the back yard; it is played on the roads, beaches, alley ways, paddocks and strips of land By Lawrence Heyn Summer in Australia conjures up images of beaches, barbecues and backyard cricket. A tradition born from a desire for families to …

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Winds of change blowing but SLC must proceed with caution..

The current tournament structure at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and at inter-School level needs to be revamped soon. There has been much talk of this but sadly nothing has been done. The newly appointed Interim Committee has been quick to recognise this need and appears to be working on some changes. Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has been entrusted with …

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Well of cricketing talent running dry..

The signs and symptoms have been showing for the past several years, however no remedies or solutions were found as the authorities concerned were more interested in short-term gains rather than medium and long-term results. The post-Sangakkara and Jayawardene era has just begun and as expected Sri Lanka Cricket is struggling to come to terms with it. A three-Test home …

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Tyrone Le Mercier

Tyrone Le Mercier Represented St. Peter’s College for five years best remembered for his brilliant 235 n.o. against Antonians Going down memory lane, one cannot forget a name that was synonymous with school cricket in Ceylon, in the late fifties and early sixties. Tyrone Le Mercier was a household name …

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