Rain hampered proceedings on day two of the 136th Battle of the Blues encounter between traditional rivals Royal College and S. Thomas’ College played at the SSC ground.
Live stream of the 136th Battle of the Blues between Royal College and S. Thomas’ College from the SSC
Last year’s captain Chamika Karunaratne and skipper Harith Samarasinghe came to the rescue of Royal against traditional rivals S. Thomas’ on the opening day’s proceedings of the 136th Battle of the Blues encounter played at the SSC ground.
Trinity College defeated De Mazenod College by 34 runs in a first round match of the Under 19 inter-school limited over cricket tournament played at Kandana yesterday. Trinity taking first lease of the wicket made 165 runs and then bowled out the Mazenodians for a score of 131.
The 136th Battle of the Blues between traditional rivals Royal College and S. Thomas’ College scheduled to be played over three days from today onwards at the SSC ground is no doubt going to be a keenly contested one.
An unbeaten half ton by skipper Thimira Jayasinghe helped Thurstan College record an easy six-wicket win over Dharmasoka MV Ambalangoda in a first round match of the Under 19 limited over tournament played at the Thurstan ground.
The 86th Battle of the Maroons encounter between traditional rivals Ananda College and Nalanda College ended in another stalemate at the SSC ground yesterday. The highlight of the drawn match was the tons scored by Anandians skipper Sammu Ashan and Nisal Fransisco.
St. John’s who came in as hot favourites for the 109th Battle of the North encounter against traditional rivals Jaffna Central lived up to their expectations of their supporters when they recorded a convincing 84 runs win in the match concluded at the Central ground in Jaffna yesterday.
The 81st Battle of the Saints clash between traditional rivals St. Joseph’s College and St Peter’s College ended in a tame draw at the P. Sara Stadium yesterday. The outcome of the match was visible at the halfway stage of the second session and later when the Josephians set an impossible target of 193 in 26 overs for the Peterites.
Left arm spinner Raviendran Lohathieswar gave the edge to St. John’s College against Jaffna Central with a four-wicket haul on day two in the 109th Battle of the North encounter played at the Central ground in Jaffna.
Sachin Dalpethado and Taneesha Weerakoon came to the rescue of St. Peter’s College with a record unbroken eighth-wicket stand of 130 runs to take the upper hand against traditional rivals St. Joseph’s College on day one of the 81st Battle of the Saints encounter played at the P. Sara Stadium.
81st Battle of the Saints between St. Peter’s College and St. Joseph’s College live from the P Sara Oval.
As happens every year during the month of March, the saints are ready to march on to the cricket field for their annual Battle of the Saints traditional encounter scheduled to be played on March 6 and 7 at the P. Sara Stadium.
Sebamalaipillai Jen Flemin and skipper Sajeenthiran Kapilraj shone on day for St John’s Jaffna against traditional rivals Jaffna Central in the 109thBattle of the North encounter played at the Central grounds in Jaffna.
Right arm spinner Shamsul Muneer of St Anthony’s Wattala had the honour of becoming the first schoolboy cricket to reach the 100 wicket milestone in the ongoing 2014/15 inter-school cricket season which he achieved in the match against Kegalu MV that ended in a first innings win for his side.
Lumbini MV thrashed the hapless Anuradhapura Central by a massive 248 runs in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at the Colts ground.
Half tons by Geeshanth Panditharatne, Naveen Vidanapathirana and Himesh Ramanayake saw Royal taking first lease of the wicket end day one on 307 for 9 against Trinity in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter played at Reid Avenue.
Richmond skipper Charith Asalanka’s allround performance paved the way for his side to record a six wicket win over Wesley in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter which ended at Campbell Park yesterday. This was their seventh outright win for the season.
The first day’s play of the 52nd Battle of the Brothers traditional encounter between Thurstan College and Isipathana College played at the SSC ground was hampered by rain with play getting underway only at 1.00 p.m.
Fine bowling performances by Dilanka Sandaken, Sandaken Pathirana and Sammu Ashan helped Ananda College crush Wesley College by an innings and 48 runs in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter which ended at Campbell Park yesterday.