FOULSTONE - OVER SIXTY CRICKETER
by Quintus de Zylva
REX FOULSTONE has been chosen
to represent Australia in the Over 60 Cricket Competition in England in
He was educated at St. Benedict's
College Colombo and represented the B.R.C. with distinction. He also played
for the Board President's Eleven against Pakistan in 1960. His cricketing
career commenced when he played for De La Salle College Mutwal at the age of
12. He was an oustanding left hand batsman and right arm leg spin bowler who
represented the B.R.C. in the Saravanmuttu Trophy from 1958 to 1962.
Rex also played soccer with
distinction and represented the Sri Lanka National Team against Pakistan in
1960. He played for the Kotahena Rangers, Old Bens, Ceylon Football
Association and Ceylon Football League.
Rex migrated to Australia in 1973
with his wife Dagmar and their three children. He has played in the YCW
Competition for Kandy, Taprobane, Mulgrave and the Rowville Rangers.
At the age of seventy one, Rex
toured New Zealand in February this year. Australia lost the three match
series to New Zealand.
His son Randy is also a veteran
cricketer who plays for Moorabbin in the Victorian Sub-District competition.
Rex's grandson Ricky also plays for
the Moorabbin First Eleven team in the Victorian Sub-District competition.
Rex also plays for the Old Bens in
the Over Sixty forty- over Quadrangular tournament against the Old Joe's,
Ole Peterites and Old Antonian Cricket Clubs.
We are proud of you Rex and wish you
well in the tournament in England.