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Gerry Charles Gooneratne      

Full name Gerry J D Gooneratne

Born November 5, 1917, Colombo

Died September 24, 2003, Colombo (aged 85 years 323 days)

Major teams Ceylon

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm bowler

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 7 0 267 96 38.14 0 2 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 108 79 1 1/19 79.00 4.38 108.0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1940/41 - 1944/45
Profile

Wisden Overview
Gerry Gooneratne was a left-handed batsman and left-arm seam bowler, playing for St Joseph's College for three seasons (1934-36) before joining Saracens SC and later SSC before breaking into the national side. Aged just 20, he narrowly missed out on a debut century against India, scoring 96 in an unofficial Test in Bombay in 1940-41. During the 1960s he became a national selector in 1976 was appointed chairman of the selectors. However, it was as a coach that Gooneratne made an indelible mark. He coached Nalanda College - one of Sri Lanka's big cricket schools - for an astonishing 35 years. A strict disciplinarian, who fiercely opposed the introduction of limited cricket into schools, he was also served as a national coach. Charlie Austin

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