The Senior Cricket Tour to Sri Lanka certainly lived up to expectations both on and off the field.
The venues for our matches were quite superb, including two international grounds and the reception and hospitality we received everywhere was second to none. The photograph shows the match at the legendary Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy, owned by Trinity College the school from which our ex-Headmaster Norman Walter came to us in the 1950s: an evocative setting – you could imagine Sanath Jayasuriya, Muthia Muralitharan, et al descending the pavilion steps to face the world’s best as Richard Carter led out our team.
Against strong opposition we won four of the six completed matches, the last one being abandoned due to a torrential downpour when we were well ahead. There were many excellent performances, but, after a great deal of deliberation, Eben Kurtz was awarded player of the tour for his consistent batting and steady bowling, including a hat-trick! David Tew was given the award for the best individual performance: he secured five stumpings and three catches in one match – surely a record.
Off the field, a great time was had by all. Highlights included visits to a spice garden, a tea factory and the Elephant Orphange, but our day at our charity projects will live long in everyone’s memories.
Please see the article: A Day to Remember