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The First 10 Runs in Singles is a book about the strategies of the game of cricket and how these strategies apply to life in general. Featuring 31 easy to digest chapters, The First 10 Runs in Singles is a set of daily devotionals designed to energize and inspire the reader to excel in all aspects of life. Each chapter offers practical advice that readers in any season of life can apply to different situations both in the professional workplace and personal life. This innovative and informative book takes the strategies used to be competitive on the cricket field and shows the reader how to use these strategies to win at life in general. Whether you are a casual cricket fan, a hardcore player, or are new to the game of cricket altogether, The First 10 Runs in Singles is a book that will captivate and inspire you to play your best in the game of life.

Available in English, Urdu, and Sinhalese, the book will be released in 3 additional languages (Hindi, Telugu, Tamil) and available in North America, Europe, India, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and Australia. 


SamT is a Sri Lankan-born American entrepreneur, thought leader, innovator, and lifecycle sustainment expert. He is also a husband, father of five, and active leader in his community and church. SamT is presently the CEO and founder of defense contractor Parts Life, Inc., with annual sales of 10 million. He also serves on the BOD of the South Jersey Food Bank, Rowan College of Burlington County, and the National Defense Industrial Association. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in marketing from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK.

James Thevanayagam did his primary schooling at St. Thomas’ Preparatory School in Colombo, Sri Lanka, where he kept wickets and opened the batting for his school team. After completing his London Advanced Level secondary education, he entered Lanka Bible College in Peradeniya, Sri Lanka where he graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology. He continues to be an ardent cricket fan and a fanatical supporter of the Sri Lanka Cricket Team.

Foreword By Sir Viv Richards

I am excited and honored to write a foreword for this book by Sam Thevanayagam. While playing in the West Indies and all over the world, I faced the fiercest of bowlers, batted without a helmet, entertained fans, and learned important life lessons. This book captures the way you should play an innings in a cautious manner; collecting the first 10 runs in singles and then building up your innings to accelerate later. There are deliveries that must be left aside and left alone. One should know what balls to leave, and which to play.

-Sir Vivian Richards
West Indies Batsman and Captain 1974-1991
Antigua, West Indies

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