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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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Josephian grit kept Wesleyites at bay

Great escape of 1983     Who recalls that St Joseph’s versus Wesley cricket match played at Campbell Park in 1983? It wasn’t a thriller; it wasn’t a type of a match that kept you on the edge of your seat. Instead, it was a classic example of Josephian grit …

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Saint battle full of suspense and drama..

  By David Heyn Spectators at the 1962 Josephian-Pe terite Big Match were taken on a bumpy roller-coaster ride as the teams experienced highs and lows over the two days. Only 444 runs were scored and 38 wickets fell but there were some outstanding performances with bat and ball, and supporters were kept on the edge of …

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Bens’ pace duo went on Sebastianite duck hunt. St. Benedict’s vs St. Sebastians 1983 at Kotahena

Another epic battle, unearthed thanks to veteran writer and our Quadrangle columnist Neil Wijeratne. As we were looking for “Great Escapes” he mentioned having watched this match and making short notes of the game, especially the bowling brilliance of multi-talented Benedictine Ravi Irugalbandara. He was one of my childhood heroes. He was equally good or better in hockey and football. …

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Good Lord and dropped catch saved Josephians.

It was in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, an era I recall, that as a schoolboy, eagerly looking forward to Fridays. Not so much because a weekend was in sight but simply to watch another First XI cricket encounter. The first stop on a Friday morning would be a quick glance at the blackboard on the left …

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CRICKET FROM THE PAST

The Cricket Seasons of 1946 and 1947 By  Algi Wijewickrema and Sujith Silva Having featured the 1957 school cricket season in the 1st Issue of QUADRANGLE we were determined to stay with school cricket for the 2nd Issue as we will be in the height of the school cricket season …

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Antonian Duo Lafir & Stephens

The schools cricket season of 1954 was a memorable one for St Anthony’s College, Katugastota.   That was the year Antonians became the Unofficial Schools Cricket Champions” and also two of their favourite sons carved their names in the cricketing annals. I went in search of that invincible season and …

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SPORTING ROYALTY Lorenz Pereira

  By Mahinda Wijesinghe         Eustace Lorenz Pereira could quite easily be regarded as the most outstanding sportsman produced in the 180-year-old history of Royal College, Colombo, an academic institution that can trace its beginnings way back to 1835.  As the college song goes “and thence did …

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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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Premasiri Athukorale and Anton Perera batting stylist and the tearaway bowler..

The sports scene in schools sparkled in the 1950-60 era that witnessed a slow transition of rugby taking the edge over cricket from a spectator interest standpoint. It is interesting to step back and reminisce how and why rugby took pride and priority over cricket.During the period under review, horse racing was the most popular spectator sport in our …

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Tyrone Le Mercier

Tyrone Le Mercier Represented St. Peter’s College for five years best remembered for his brilliant 235 n.o. against Antonians Going down memory lane, one cannot forget a name that was synonymous with school cricket in Ceylon, in the late fifties and early sixties. Tyrone Le Mercier was a household name …

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