Almanac Cricket: ASC Dinner with Aravinda de Silva

 

 

Bookings can be made with Wayne Ross (0416 983 888 – [email protected]) and Brian Tooth (0400 501 473 – [email protected]).

 

Cost:   $95.00 (members and partners), $105.00  (non-members)

 

Payment can be made, as follows:

 

Direct Deposit
Australian Cricket Society – Account #: 143226314
BSB: 633-000
Reference: Surname De Silva

 

Cheque
Australian Cricket Society
PO Box 435
Doncaster Heights, 3109

 

Please advise the number of guests and of any dietary requirements.

 

Aravinda de Silva

Aravinda played in the team as an all-rounder and was a key member of the Sri Lankan team that won 1996 Cricket World Cup, where he scored a match winning century in the final. He has held various posts in Sri Lankan Cricket after his retirement in 2003.

 

He was inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2023.

 

My family, my parents, my sister, my wife and children are my anchor, and deserve the
deepest thanks for their unwavering support and sacrifice, which have propelled me
towards success. My friends, steadfast companions throughout my highs and lows, have
been my pillars of strength
,” de Silva said.  “To my coaches, teachers, fans and supporters,
your relentless belief in me has fuelled my drive to succeed. My mentors and captains
have guided and inspired me, and my teammates have been my extended family on this
incredible journey. To the ones I have played against, thank you for enriching my game
.”

 

Aravinda, a stylish batter who played 93 Tests and 308 ODIs, was a key member of the World Cup-winning side for Sri Lanka in 1996. Against Australia in the final, de Silva picked three key wickets before scoring an unbeaten 107.

 

Batting Innings NO HS Runs Average 50s 100s 200s
Tests (93) 159 11 267 6361 42.95 22 20 2
ODIs (308) 296 30 145 9284 34.90 64 11
Bowling Wickets Runs Average Best
Tests (93) 29 1208 41.66 3/30
ODIs (308) 106 4177 39.41 4/30

 

 

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Comments

  1. Keiran Croker says

    This should be a wonderful night. An opportunity to hear from, and meet a legend of the game; a recent ICC Hall Of Fame inductee!

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