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Who can throw the knockout punch?

2018 Schools Rugby Knockout Tournament Under 19 Schools Rugby Knockouts tournament is set to begin during this weekend after the completion of a gruelling 2018 Schools Rugby League where Royal College Colombo under the Captaincy of Sabith Feroze successfully defended their A Division League Championship title for the 2nd successive year …

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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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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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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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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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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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Arguably yours…..

The President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka The desk in his office was slightly better than most lawyers’ desks in that it had less paper lying about on it but the office in his home town of Bambalapitiya was a typically bookshelf lined lawyer’s office. The spacious desk behind which he sat had 4 …

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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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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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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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Generous soul in the company of angels..

There is a saying a man’s worth is not measured by the wealth he has gathered; it is measured by the words spoken of him and the sorrow shown at his passing. Nielhaan Gerald Samaranayake, esteemed medical professional, humanitarian and proud Peterite, was a man of such stature. Dr Samaranayake lost his battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 49 …

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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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This That and The WAR

going down the memory lane with AIR CHIEF MARSHALL ROSHAN GOONETILEKE “We should resolve never to allow divisions to occur in Sri Lanka” As I approached Air Chief Marshall Roshan Goonetileke’s house which is situated in the outskirts of Colombo, I was wondering what to expect from a man who …

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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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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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