The Centenary Battle of the Blues Inter-Schools Big Match between traditional rivals Trinity College and St. Anthony’s College was also severely affected by bad weather at the Pallekele Stadium in Kandy.
Even then, Trinity were able to take major honours in this rain-curtailed encounter as they piled up a formidable 270 for five in their first innings and then had the opposition struggling at 99 for six in reply.
Trinity’s first innings total was built around two superb innings from Hasitha Boyagoda (90) and Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan (83) who took the Antonian bowling apart with some aggressive batting.
In fact, the Trinitians could have easily scored over 300 runs but with bad weather curtailing play they decided to close the first innings at 270 for five.
The Antonians in reply were in deep trouble when the match was called off eventually with V. Nethumal and T. Dilshan threatening to run through the innings.