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Captain Ranesh Peiris
Straight bat and medium pace bowler
A technically sound batsman who provides stability to the lower order.
Recently, he has started opening the innings. Capable of changing the style
of his batting as per the needs of the situation. As a bowler, he generates
decent pace in spite of his 3 step run-up. Moves the ball both ways and
generates good bounce. As a captain, he works tirelessly towrads the functioning of the club off the field and leads the team very systematically on the field.
A fatherly figure to most Colts members.
Sheet-anchor batsman and wicketkeeper
A cautious and patient batsman who likes to build his innings picking singles.
Since the season of 1995 (when he joined Colts),
he has scored more than 1000 runs
at an average of 35 hitting 2 centuries and 8 fifties. SCCA awarded him
with the best wicket-keeper trophy for the season of 1997.
Medium pace out-swing bowler and aggressive batsman
With his smooth run-up and action, he's a delight to watch while bowling.
Has picked up 40 wickets in the last two seasons. Bats in the lower middle order
and loves to play his strokes on both sides of the wicket. One of the best
fielders in the team, he was awarded the best fielder trophy
by the SCCA in 1996.
Aggressive opening batsman and occassional off-break bowler
Plays the new ball very well and has an abundance of strokes at his
disposal. Can be very dangerous when he gets going. Has scored 2 fifties for
Colts in the league since the season of 1996. Exhorts his team-mates to play percentage cricket (dosent explain what he means by it though!).
Stylish, aggressive left-handed batsman and in-cutting pace bowler. Scored 203 runs at an amazing average of
50.75 with a swashbuckling knock of 77 against Anaheim II in the 1996 season.
Has now moved to San Jose.
Attacking opening batsman and an amazingly agile fielder. Scored a quickfire century against Caribbean II during the 1996 season
and was awarded a trophy by the SCCA for his efforts.
Stylish attacking batsman and occassional
Possesses amazing footwork, it's a treat to watch him bat.
Even though he hasn't played too many games for Colts since he is busy with his Ph.D, he has scored
3 fifties in the league since 1995, each scored off fewer number of balls.
Fluent stroke-playing batsman.
Played for half the season in 1996 and displayed his natural talent at batting
very soon. Gets going from the moment he steps in to bat. Has delightful strokes at his disposal all around the wicket. On the field, he has a powerful throw.
Missed the season of 1997 as he had to leave for India but is back now for the
season of 1998.
Useful middle-order batsman and occassional slow-medium bowler. Comes up with those crucial innings that win matches. Now moved
to San Jose.
Medium pace in-swinging bowler and useful lower order batsman. Produces prodigious swing. Foxes batsmen with indipping full-tosses and a hip-swinging bowling action. Fielding is not one of his strengths though. So is his singing. Picked up 31 wickets at an unbelievable average of 5.40
during the 1996 season topping the averges in the 3rd division and winning a
trophy for his performance. Claimed a hattrick against British and Dominion
and won another trophy for it. Also had three 5 wicket scalps during the 1996
Steady slow seam bowler. Specializes in "Initiation rites" for new team members. Has an amazing variety of balls that will
leave the batsman guessing. Has picked up more than 50 wickets in the
last two seasons.
[L to R]: Ranesh, Rekha, Aravindan Wijechandran
Leg-spin bowler and occassional opening batsman
Foxes batsmen with his gently looping flight. Topped the 2nd
division bowling averages in the 1995 season with 32 wickets and followed
it up with 27 wickets in the 1996 season in the 3rd division. Averaged
under 10 runs/wicket in the 1997 season and won a trophy from the SCCA
for a hat trick he took.
Dr. Cyril Ernest
[L to R]: Ranesh, Dr. Cyril Ernest, Aravindan Wijechandran
Vicious off-spinning bowler. A highly accomplished cricketer. Represented Sri Lanka in the late 60's!!
Medium pace leg-cutter bowler and occassional opening batsman
Medium pace bowler and middle order batsman. Introduced the "bole ke bum.." chant to Colts which has since then become the de-facto war chant of the team.
Noelle Vanlenberg Attacking opening batsman
Atif Ahmad Steady opening batsman
Dr. Lareef Idroos Fluent and stylish middle order batsman and
Played for the Sri Lankan national team in the 1970s and is still fit to play
a good level of cricket at his age. An extremely calm and composed batsman
who strokes the ball with a fluid motion of the bat and displays excellent
timing in his strokes. As a bowler, he extracts huge amount of turn in his
leg-spinners and was one of the best bowlers in the season of 1997. A sharp slip fielder who puts to shame the younger guys in the field.
Steady middle-order batsman
Bats in the lower middle order and steadies the batting when the team is in
a crisis. A level-headed batsman who is tough to dismiss. Can roll his arm too if needed and gives his best on the field. He was the most consistent Colts
batsman in the season of 1997.
Steady middle-order batsman
This well-built, young man is a technically correct solid middle-order
batsman. Plays with a straight bat and packs a lot of punch in his strokes.
Being a natural athlete, he's a brilliant fielder who moves well and has a
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