Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekera is a Sri Lankan Australian cricket coach and former cricketer, working as a cricket coach in Australia. He was a hard hitting opening batsman and a medium fast bowler, who played four Tests and 39 ODIs between 1983 and 1994. Samarasekera was a member of the Sri Lankan cricket teams participated for the cricket world cups in 1983 and 1992. Athula Samarasekera started his cricket career at Mahinda College, where he had his education, he captained his college cricket team at the annual Richmond–Mahinda Cricket Encounter in 1981. He joined the Colombo Cricket Club, where he subsequently became a permanent fixture of the team. Samarasekera made his One Day International debut at Swansea against Pakistan during the 1983 Cricket World Cup and made his Test debut 5 years against England at the Lord's in August 1988, he scored a half century in the second innings of his first test and took three wickets in the match, though Sri Lanka went on to lose the game by 7 wickets.
Samarasekera was one of the first openers to take the advantage of field restrictions by hitting air-borne shots in ODI cricket. His most memorable ODI performance came in the 1992 cricket world cup, when he scored a brisk 75 against Zimbabwe, reaching his half century in just 31 balls in the first successful run chase of over 300 runs in ODI history. Tall and correct, he was an aggressive batsman and more than handy bowler, but failed to make his mark in international cricket with the limited opportunities he got, his elder brother Anura Samarasekera was a first class cricketer in Sri Lanka. Samarasekera chose to end his international career in 1994 by deciding to take up professional cricket in Bangladesh, since he never had the opportunity to establish a permanent position in the team. Athula now lives in Hampton Park, a suburb of Melbourne, he and his wife Thilani have two sons and Seth, a daughter, Seenai. He coaches young cricketers in the arts of batting and bowling. First successful 300+ run chase in ODI cricket Athula Samarasekera at Cricinfo Athula Samarasekera at CricketArchive "There's an international cricketer in my back garden"
The Attorney General of South Dakota is the state attorney general of the U. S. state of South Dakota. The attorney general is elected by popular vote to a four-year term and holds an executive position as the state's chief legal officer. In 1992, the voters approved a Constitutional Amendment to limit all constitutional officers and the governor to two consecutive four year terms; the South Dakota Attorney General's Office represents and provides legal advice to agencies and commissions of the government of South Dakota. The office represents the state in state and federal court, as well as in administrative adjudication and rulemaking hearings; the office handles felony criminal appeals, advises local prosecutors in the conduct of criminal trials and handles cases at the request of local prosecutors. In addition, the office issues formal opinions interpreting statutes for the agencies and political subdivisions of the state. Within South Dakota, the office of attorney general is considered a stepping stone to the office of governor.
Six attorneys general Coe I. Crawford, Merrell Q. Sharpe, George Theodore Mickelson, Sigurd Anderson, Frank Farrar and Bill Janklow have each been elected governor. While six others, Robert Dollard, Mark Barnett, Buell Jones, Leo Temmey, Phil Saunders, Marty Jackley, have run for governor unsuccessfully. Attorneys General and former Attorney Generals have a record of 13 wins and 9 losses in running for Governor. A graduate of the University of South Dakota School of Law has held the office of Attorney General uninterrupted since 1959. South Dakota has the second longest streak of Republican Attorneys General in the country, having held the office since 1975. Parties Democratic Republican Populist As of February 2020, there were eight former Attorneys General of South Dakota still alive, the oldest Attorneys General of South Dakota being Gordon Mydland; the most recent Attorney General of South Dakota to die was Kermit Sande, on December 28, 2018. The most serving South Dakota Attorney General to die was Bill Janklow on January 12, 2012.
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