Gamini Goonesena

Gamini Goonesena

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gamini Goonesena, born in Colombo, was a Sri Lankan first-class cricketer prior to his country being granted Test status. He was educated at Royal College Colombo where he played in the Royal-Thomian encounter and thereafter at the University of Cambridge from 1954 to 1957. A gifted allrounder who was a right-handed batsman and legbreak/googly bowler. He played first class cricket over a 19 year timespan, 1949 - 1968, representing 14 different teams during that period. His principal clubs were Nottinghamshire where he twice completed the 'double' of 1000 runs/100wickets in a season, and Cambridge University where he was the first Asian player to captain the side in his last year. As captain he scored 211 in the University match in 1957, still the highest individual score by a Cambridge player in the annual fixture, and then took 4 - 40 in Oxford second innings to secure a crushing victory for Cambridge by an innings and 186 runsshow more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134976350
  • 9786134976350