“Growing up in Sri Lanka, it was good and my father always pushed me with my cricket but sometimes the mothers would always push you more towards your studies. But I carried on and eventually both my mother and my father were very supportive of me.”
We had a slight change to our batting lineup after seasoned all-rounder and voice of wisdom Steve Whitwam departed off to sunny Scarborough. So, Steve’s own delegated stand-in is Jacob Mulhall who is every bit the consummate professional as Cobber, and of course my other co-contributor Andrew!
This week, it’s a shade of the exotic as we welcome onto the show one of the outstanding tour de forces of the last few years. Roscoe Tahttil is from Sri Lanka and has been Kirkburton’s professional overseas cricketer since 2019. His wristy strokeplay has seen him score over 2,000 runs in less than two seasons at our highest level. Well, one and a half seasons really.
Besides being a wonderful cricketer he’s an even more wonderful young man as we got to find out over the course of our interview with him. It was truly fascinating to hear how he adapted to cricket in very different conditions and how the horrific 2019 terrorist attacks across Sri Lanka struck so close to home.
We also greedily digested the weekend action including the second Sykes Cup semi-final, won handsomely by Moorlands.
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