April Fools - Knox Gardens signs Sanath Jayasuriya for 3 games in 2011/12
Posted by Ben McLean on Thursday, 31 Mar 2011 at 11:55pm
The executive committee at Knox Gardens Cricket Club is very excited to announce that Sanath Jayasuriya will play 3 games at the start of next season (2011/12) for our club during his family's stay in Melbourne.  The hard hitting left hander has scored almost 7,000 Test Match runs and 13,000 One Day International runs and will obviously be in a class of him own at the top of the order.  Sanath has also taken 322 wickets in ODI's and almost 100 in Tests, along with his 550 caps for his country. It goes without saying that Sanath will draw a huge attendance to our 1st XI games.  Sanath boasts the record for the fastest 50 in an ODI, 17 balls vs Pakistan.  We would like to thank Sampath Hettiarachchige for his help in gaining Sanath's services.

Although it is early days, the fixture is predicted to be 8th Oct (1 Dayer), 15th Oct (1 Dayer) and 22nd Oct/29th Oct (2 Dayer).  Sides will be queuing up to play Knox Gardens early in 2011/12.  Lets hope theres no rain and no Grand Final Replays this season!!!

Thanks also to Simon Wilkinson and Rob Cottle who helped seal the deal.

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