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Honours shared but Richmond openers post record partnership

112th Lovers’ Quarrel, Galle Richmond Mahinda   The star-studded and champion Richmond College First XI had to settle for a draw against arch rivals Mahinda College in their 112th big match at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. Though humbled in the first inning as they were dismissed for a below-par …

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Dominant Daniel plays big match innings of a lifetime

83rd Battle of the Saints The 83rd Josephian-Peterite Battle of the Saints ended in a draw at the P. Sara Stadium. Coming in to the game, the Peterites, coached by former skipper and Sri Lanka player Malinda Warnapura and led by their dashing right-hand batsman Lakshina Rodrigo, were the favourites …

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Rain spoils the Centenary party

100th Kandy Battle of the Blues The much-anticipated Centennial Battle of the Blues in Kandy, the Trinity-Antonian 100th cricket encounter for the John Halangoda Trophy, fizzled out to a draw as rain interrupted both days’ play at Pallekelle Stadium on March 10 and 11. Leading up to the encounter, there …

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Rain plays hand in Royal escape

138th Battle of the Blues Royal College, thanks to a spirited batting display by the lower middle-order batsmen and with the help of rain, forced a draw against S. Thomas’ College at the S.S.C Grounds in Colombo in their 138th Battle of the Blues played for Rt.Hon. D.S. Senanayake Shield. …

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BACK IN THE MANE GAME

Trinity College, Kandy, has been known as the cradle of Sri Lanka rugby for well over a century as the college from the hill capital produced many outstanding ruggerites and champion sides, including five unbeaten teams. However, since the Lions’ last all-conquering First XV side of 1987, under the inspiring …

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STC favoured to give Royalists the blues

SOLID THOMIAN DOMINANCE TO DISRUPT THE RESILIENT REID AVENUE BOYS IN RETAINING D.S. SENANYAKE MEMORIAL SHIELD   By Chamal Weerakkody The Sinhalese Sports Club ground will resound to the chants and cheers over three long days, from March 10, as Royal and S. Thomas’ engage in the 137th Battle of …

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Lions set to roar but eagles hope to soar

99th Battle of the Blues in Kandy By Chamal Weerakkody Many would predict an easy win for the young lions of Trinity as they head to the 99th Kandy’s Battle of the Blues, one of the oldest rivalries in school cricketing history, yet, the Antonian eagles may upset the Trinitians …

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Rectors play with straight bat in Battle of the Saints

Josephian-Peterite Battle of the Saints   The 82nd Battle of the Saints, one of the most looked forward to cricket encounters between arch rivals St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s College for the Rev. Fr. Maurice J. Le Goc Trophy, will take place on March 4thand 5that the P. Sara Oval Stadium, Colombo, …

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Shepherdians bounce to basketball double Battling Joes clinch boys’ title

Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena, achieved a championship double among girls’ schools in basketball after winning the 2015 Inter-School Under-19 A Division All Island Basketball Championship conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Basketball Association recently. The title followed the school’s win in the All-Island National Schools Games Basketball Championship in September. …

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BENEDICTINES- EMERGING POWERHOUSE IN ATHLETICS

St. Benedict’s College which is celebrating its Sesquicentennial this year has seen an unparalleled feat by their athletes with consistently high performances right throughout 2015 culminating in winning the Sir John Tarbet Junior Public Schools Athletic Championship held in Anuradhapura from 15th – 18th September 2015, where over 6000 athletes …

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Real buzz as HORNETS put sting back into Josephian rugby

They do not fly, they do not sting and they don’t have a queen or a king. They have a history as long as their rugby pedigree can be traced.   ornets are a type of insect, also called wasps, that gather and live in colonies, and they sting. We find many varieties of them in Sri Lanka, notoriously at Sigiriya. They are often …

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LC BC Hockey Encounter 2015

Colombo’s leading girl’s schools – Bishop’s College and Ladies College – battled it out at the Astro Turf Grounds on Saturday, the 03rd of October, at the 11th annual LC BC hockey encounter. Both schools valiantly strived to keep the flags of their alma maters flying high in both, the …

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That ‘1957’ School Cricket Season

LP steered St. Benedict’s College to became the ‘Unofficial Champions’ something St. Benedict’s couldn’t achieve almost for four decades since the early 20th century.   Inspired by legendary individuals, sports teams of yesteryears and their mavericks, I ventured into those golden years in search of the ones who excelled in …

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Are Sri Lankans Loosers..??

A Recently we lost in the quarter finals of the Cricket World Cup and people are still analyzing what went wrong – trying to find out who is responsible for our not bringing the cup home. In India where they have more than a billion people to choose from and where the country is full of fanatics, …

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85th Sir John Tarbet Athletic Championship

The 85th edition of the Sir John Tarbet Athletic Championship was held recently at the Diyagama Mahinda Rajapakse Stadium. Maris Stella College won the boy’s championship with St. Benedict’s College emerging as runners up. Walala A. Ratnayake MV clinched the girl’s championship and Sumana Balika Vidyalaya became the runners up. Vishaka Vidyalaya, Colombo won the under …

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Cricket Lovely Cricket

In Sri Lanka, cricket is not just played in the back yard; it is played on the roads, beaches, alley ways, paddocks and strips of land By Lawrence Heyn Summer in Australia conjures up images of beaches, barbecues and backyard cricket. A tradition born from a desire for families to …

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Winds of change blowing but SLC must proceed with caution..

The current tournament structure at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and at inter-School level needs to be revamped soon. There has been much talk of this but sadly nothing has been done. The newly appointed Interim Committee has been quick to recognise this need and appears to be working on some changes. Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has been entrusted with …

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NATIONAL SCHOOLS SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP..

St. Joseph’s College and Mahamaya Girls School, Kandy retained  their Championship for the 12th consecutive time and Vishaka Vidyalaya and Royal College emerged as the Runners- up at the 42nd Sri Lanka Schools Aquatic Championships worked off at Sugathadasa Indoor Swimming Complex. Champion St. Joseph’s College Swimming Team Champion Mahamaya …

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Well of cricketing talent running dry..

The signs and symptoms have been showing for the past several years, however no remedies or solutions were found as the authorities concerned were more interested in short-term gains rather than medium and long-term results. The post-Sangakkara and Jayawardene era has just begun and as expected Sri Lanka Cricket is struggling to come to terms with it. A three-Test home …

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DOUBLE WICKET CRICKET TOURNAMENT….

  St. Peter’s College beat St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa to emerge champions of the first ever Invitational Double Wicket Cricket tournament played at the St. Benedict’s College Grounds in Kotahena on 24th and 25th April . The tournament was organised by Old Benedictine Sports Club together with St. Benedict’s College Cricket Wing in connection with the 150th Jubilee …

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U-19 school cricket review Lions roar to the top; Petes grab two crowns…

  Trinity College, Kandy, emerged champions in the 2014/15 Inter-School Under 19 cricket tournament, and Thurstan College, Colombo, came second while Lumbini Maha Vidyalaya was placed third. rinity ended last season (2013/2014) as runners-up behind Richmond, the latter finishing in eighth place this year. St Peter’s College, led by Chandula Jayamanne emerged as the leading team among the four …

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Boys From The Quadrangle…

  Trinity College The team from the hill capital, which has the richest rugby heritage in the Island in terms of class, performance and the contribution made to the nation over a century stepped out this year, like in every year since 1906 in defence of their “Honour& Glory”. Trinity have been one of the consistent schools …

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School Rugby Review…

  The Singer Schools Under 20 Rugby League began in March with Isipathana College, Colombo – the 2014 unbeaten triple champions – coming out under No. 8 Omalka Gunaratna’s leadership to defend their crowns. Though they lost one title earlier this year, the All Island 7s Championship to St Peter’s College, they meant business from the time the …

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41ST JOEPHIAN PETERITE 50 OVER ENCOUNTER..

at R. Premadasa Stadium Photographs courtesy of     St. Peter’s College won by 60 runs (on D/L method) St. Peter’s College 166/7 in 38. 4 overs (rain curtailed) St. Joseph’s College 99 all out (Revised target 159 in 29 overs)

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81ST BATTLE OF THE SAINTS..

ST. JOSEPH’S VS ST. PETER’S Result: Match drawn at Colombo Oval St. Joseph’s College 1st Innings 167 all out 2nd Innings 293/8 declared St. Peter’s College 1st Innings 268 all out 2nd Innings 110/7 at close of play Photographs By:    

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136th BATTLE OF THE BLUES..

ROYAL VS ST.THOMAS’ Result Royal College 1st Innings 199 all out 2nd Innings 19/1 at the close of play St. Thomas’ College 1st Innings 270/7 declared Photographs courtesy of  

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SCHOOLS CRICKET REVIEW

The Under 19 Schools cricket season for 2014/2015 got off in early September with third term fixtures and there will be a one month break for Christmas in December. The first term matches are expected to commence by early January’2015 provided there won’t be any interruptions with the country’s Presidential …

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