The Galle Esplanade and Test Cricket — Life and Times in Pictures

03 Galle Esplanade school cricket in olden times, the 1970s and 1980sPic by Nihal Fernando 

Also see Norah Roberts, Galle as Quiet as Asleep, 2nd edn, Colombo, Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2005, ISBN 955-8095-85

22 Aerial View, Galle Ckt & Ramparts04 From Fort Eng Fans 05 Cricket thru Fort Gunport England vs Sri Lanka in pre-tsunami times —Pics by David Colin-Thome …. see Michael Roberts, Essaying Cricket. Sri Lanka and Beyond, Colombo: Vijitha Yapa Publications, 2006, ISBN 955-1266-25- pb … and 955-266-26-9 hb

21a.Galle Cricket Grounds after tsunami (a).jpg 21b. Galle Ckt Gds after tsunami The cricket grounds after the tsunami hit on the 26th December 2004


Tsunami for BackCover the central bus stand after the tsunami —courtesy of Sunday Times


Pic by Michael Roberts

….. the Dutch-built walls stood up to the tsunami and on one within the Fort died. It is said that a fishing boat made it over the walls and was deposited on one  of  the rampart streets

Test cricket at Galle 2012 post tsunami Test cricket–a distant view

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  1. Bryan Atkinson

    Hi Michael: thanks for these great photos, glad to see you back safely.

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