to play for Stanmore
“Sri Lanka Under-19 skipper Angelo Mathews who notched the
highest score in the first test against England has been invited
to play for Stanmore CC in the Middlesex League next year (2006)”
said Glucka Wijesuriya, an old Thomian, who played and captained
the Under-16 team, a diehard promoter and supporter of cricket in
Sri Lanka cricket. He runs Stanmore CC and is a key figure at the
Shenley Cricket Centre.
watching the first test between Sri Lanka-England he had come this
conclusion. He made overtures to Angelo after watching his heroics
with the willow batting under pressure. Former Sri Lanka's little
dynamo Aravinda de Silva, too played for this club.
The third annual old boys rugby festival, sponsored by SriLankan
Airlines will be staged at the Shenley Cricket grounds on Aug 28.
Ten teams will take part-Royal, S. Thomas', Trinity, Isipatana,
St. Peter's, St. Joseph's, Ananda, St. Benedict's, Wesley and invitation
teams from Jaffna, will scrum down. It's open to all and a family
get-together, said old Royalist Navin Samarakoon, who played cricket
for the school, under Chandana Jayakody.