Fairlie Dalpathado      

Full name Fairlie George Dalpathado

Born August 17, 1924, Chilaw

Died January 6, 2010, Kirillapone (aged 85 years 142 days)

Major teams Ceylon

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 3 5 0 48 34 9.60 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 3 200 3 1/37 66.66 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1948/49 - 1949/50

As a player, Fairlie Dalpathado excelled for St Joseph's College, Sinhalese Sports Club and then All-Ceylon (as Sri Lanka was then known as). He dominated in a post-war era where cricketers of his caliber were hard to come by. Dalpathado is best remembered for leading the unbeaten St Joseph's side against a Combined Schools team led by Vernon Prins of St Thomas', which included eight captains and nine centurions, in 1943. In this historic encounter Dalpathado contributed 59 with the bat and then bundled out the strong Combined Schools side for a mere 35, capturing 6 for 17 with his right-arm fast-medium deliveries.

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