This striking picture of the British planting community in their finery watching a game of cricket has been taken from Palinda De Silva’s collection at http://www.imagesofceyon, No 442 and can also be seen as No. 62 in Roberts, Potency, Power & People in Groups, Colombo, Marga Institute, 2011 …. Michael Roberts in support and appreciation of the work put in by David Colin-Thome ……………………………….. https://thuppahi.wordpress.com/2020/08/14/ceylon-tea-planting-clubs-and-cricket-over-the-years/
Lord Hawke brought acricket team out to Ceylon in 1892 and one of the matches they played was against the Upcountry Planters at Radella on 18/19th November 1892. The visiting team amassed 273 runs and outclassed the planter/locals by dismssing them for 82 and 62 runs to win by an innings. FS Jackson made 103 and Wright scored 53 for the visitors.
Richard Simon; Ceylon Tea: The Trade that Made a Nation © The Colombo Tea Traders’ Association 2017
Picture research by Dominic Sansoni, Project co-ordination & design by Sebastian Posingis
Printed by Tien Wah Press, Singapore 2017, ………..ISBN 978-955-7394-00-8