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Friday, December 7, 2007

Surrey in a corner of Sri Lanka

"When you are walking in a tiny village an hour south of Colombo, you don't expect to find roads named after the likes of Alec Stewart and Graham Thorpe.

The village is called Magonna an area about a mile inland from the sea which until fairly recently was mainly bush land. But thanks to an amazing development funded by Surrey County Cricket Club and the Sri Lankan cricket board the village now has 45 new homes and a fantastic new cricket ground for the local community to use." Writes Adam Mountford for the BBC Test match special Blog.

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