The British Planters and Cricket: Supplementing David’s Work

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 ………………………………..

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.

Boer POWs in Ceylon assembled  for sport

  Michael Roberts: Potency, Power & People in Groups, Colombo, Marga, 2011,


Richard SimonCeylon 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

Michael Roberts: “Ceylon Tea and Its Surrounds: Richard Simon’s Tour de Force, 18 july 2017,


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