Past Cricket Internationals & Blues



Walter Robins (1925): captain of England; 19 Test matches

Gamini Goonesena (1953): captain of Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

  • the first Asian player to captain Cambridge University
  • As captain he scored 211 in the University match in 1957, still the highest individual score by a Cambridge player in the annual fixture, and then took 4–40 in Oxford second innings to secure a crushing victory for Cambridge by an innings and 186 runs, the biggest margin of defeat since the series began in 1827.
  • Gamini and Geoffrey Cook (also Queens'), who scored 111, put on 289 runs for the seventh wicket, thereby registering the highest partnership for any wicket by either side in this series and it also constituted the record partnership in first-class cricket for the seventh wicket at Lord's.
Ian Pieris (1955): All-Ceylon


County Players

Gamini Goonesena (1953, Notts); Gwyn Hughes (1964, Glamorgan); Nick Cosh (1965, Surrey); John Spencer (1969, Sussex); Alastair Scott (1984), Sussex); Tim Head (1985, Sussex)


Stuart Squires (1944), Sir Oliver Popplewell (1948), Mike Bushby (1951), Gamini Goonesena (1953), Geoff Cook (1955), Ian Pieris (1955), John Rutherford (1956), Bob Chambers (1962), Gwyn Hughes (1964), David Aers (1965), Nick Cosh (1965), John Spencer (1965), Barry Bennett (1976), Alastair Scott (1984), Mike Yeabsley (1994), Adrian Shankar (2001), Ian Massey (2004), Anand Ashok (2004), Alex Hunt (2014)