Category Archives: events

Gecko Sixes Charity Cricket Tournament 2016

The recent upturn in the weather has our minds wandering to summer and cricket fields, and of course, our favourite annual sporting contest, the Gecko Sixes. After a disappointing show by the Sri Lankan team in the T20 World Cup, and … Continue reading

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The Gecko Sixes Charity Cricket Tournament 2015: 10 days to go

By Semini Less than 2 weeks to go till our annual charity cricket tournament which will be held on June 20th at the Victoria Recreation Ground, Surbiton. Registration opens at 11am so grab your friends/family/loved ones/strangers and come join the fun! … Continue reading

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The Gecko Pub Quiz 2015: Review

By Madura & Ashan On a glorious spring Sunday, guests and Geckos streamed into the Railway Tavern for a challenge like no other. Six rounds, eight questions each, punctuated by a variety of fiendish bonus rounds. For those who couldn’t … Continue reading

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Cricket World Cup 2015: Sri Lanka’s progress so far

By Arran Solomonsz As the dust settles after the group stages, the cricket world cup hosted by Australia and New Zealand finally prepares to build to a crescendo. After a highly competitive, if not somewhat drawn-out round robin, the quarter … Continue reading

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The Gecko Pub Quiz 2015

By Wikum The latest studies* estimate that there are around twenty thousand pub quizzes held every single week in the UK. Clearly the British public love nothing more than a little cerebral tickle along with their tipple. Come the second week … Continue reading

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Gecko Sixes 2014 – The Report

By Wikum The 2014 edition of our annual charity cricket tournament took place on the 2nd August at Victoria recreation ground in Surbiton. The event ran so smoothly that it’s easy to forget the anxiety that preceded it, centered around … Continue reading

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The Gecko Sixes 2014 – Coming Soon!

By Wikum We’re just 1 week away from the 2014 edition of our annual charity cricket tournament that so many have come to enjoy over the years! As with last year, it’ll be held at the Victoria Recreation Ground in … Continue reading

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Is One Lion Better Than Three? A Preview Of Sri Lanka’s Upcoming Tour Of England

By Denesh “Deno” Srikantharajah As the dust settles on Sri Lanka’s memorable World T20 triumph, it appears now is not only a time of reflection but also a period of transition for the men in blue. You would not find … Continue reading

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GCSE Pub Quiz – The Exam Report

By Wikum As candidates prepared to sit down for Gecko’s version of the GCSEs, the mood was perhaps less nerve-wracking and more light-hearted than ones actual GCSEs. But that’s not to deny the keen sense of competition between the 14 teams competing … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Unites – Future Leaders Conference

By Yas Three members of the Gecko committee were fortunate to have the opportunity of volunteering at the Sri Lanka Unites Future Leaders Conference in Jaffna at the end of August. This annual four-day youth conference, now in its fourth … Continue reading

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