PERTINENT SCEPTICISM from ISMETH RAHEEM of Colomb0, 27August 2020: “My simple issue is how could anyone be certain that this is the first inaugural Royal Thomian Cricket Match?
How will one date the image? I have with me a similar image on the same grounds. Cricket was played at Galle Face- but was it the Galle as face we know. Cave has a similar almost same image in his book on Ceylon. It was also played at a grounds between the Pettah and Fort — so it is almost impossible to pin the image down.,
Very cleverly the caption just indicates that this was the grounds and not specifically that this is image that represents the original first match!
Thuppahi's Blog · This web site presents the interventions of MICHAEL ROBERTS in the public realm with reference to Sri Lankan political affairs. It will embrace the politics of cricket as well. ROBERTS was educated at St. Aloysius College in Galle and the universities of Peradeniya and Oxford. He taught History at Peradeniya University and Anthropology at Adelaide university. He is now retired and lives in Adelaide.