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Joes slow to kick-along to rugby conversion

QUADRANGLE SPECIAL BY NEIL WIJERATNE   Joes slow to kick-along to rugby conversion     The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Rugby Football Union (now SLRFU) was held in 1954 during the famous “Annual August Week” at the GOH facing Colombo Harbour. The local custodians of this British sport …

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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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MAGICAL MOMENTS IN THOSE ALL-TIME GREAT ESCAPES

It was the early 1960s. I was a primary school student at St Joseph’s College, and my father accompanied me daily to school. During that period, classes began at 9am and ended at 3.30pm. Since my father was a government servant working at the Census and Statistics Department, I had to fall …

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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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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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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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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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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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Captain Courageous

Glory Days : Reliving the batting exploits of Charlie Joseph By Bernard VanCuylenburg With grateful appreciation to Tilak Pananwela.   The title I originally chose for this article was Two Days in March when I realised that a few years ago, there was a movie with a name that was almost similar – I …

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MAN WITH THE GOAL-DEN BOOT….

  Peter Ranasinghe undoubtedly was the soccer hero of my generation. As a player, Peter was just sensational. And he remained enormously popular as a gentleman who played the common man’s game, which was the most popular sport in the country during his time. Once he set his foot on the field the best of soccer …

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10 QUESTIONS WITH UPALI OBEYESEKERE.

There is a bond, a camaraderie, among the quadrangle schools. There is a kind of feeling we are a special group. There is a special spirit among the old boys of quadrangle schools that continues to be a unifying force around the world. In my experience, wherever I have travelled and met old schoolmates, or even other old Petes for the first …

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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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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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