Isipathana began their Singer U20 inter-school rugby season with a massive win over Dharmaraja whom they crushed by 61 points to 15 in the match played at Longdon Place.
St. Anthony’s College Katugastota skipper Kanishka Uggalpaya played the innings of his life by scoring a cracking 108 which avoided a Trinity College win in their 99th Battle of the Blues encounter which concluded as an exciting draw at the Pallekele International Cricket stadium on Wednesday.
The Singer Schools Rugby League 2016 will commence on the March 18 when Trinity College, Kandy host Wesley College, Colombo at Kandy. It will be followed by the St. Thomas’ College and St. Joseph’s College encounter at CR & FC Grounds and the tie between defending champions Royal College and D. S. Senanayake College at the Royal College Complex.
A resolute Royal team which was battered on day one, came back strongly on the third to score a seemingly impossible four wicket win over S. Thomas’ in their 137th Big Match at the SSC grounds.
The 110th Battle of the North big match between St. John’s College Jaffna and Jaffna Central College was poised for an interesting finish when play ended on the second at Jaffna Central ground in Jaffna yesterday.
St Sebastian’s College grabbed the honours on day one of the 66th Battle of the Gold’s big match against Prince of Wales College, at De Zoysa Stadium Moratuwa on Friday.
If the first day belonged to the Thomian trio of Rashmika Opatha, Yohan Mendis and skipper Sachitha Jayatileke, the second day saw Royal College duo Pasindu Sooriyabandara and Malith Kariyawasam grab the honours as they rescued the Royalists and took the side to safety against traditional rivals S. Thomas’ at the SSC ground on Friday.
The 110th Battle of the North was evenly poised at the end of the first day as St. John’s College reached stumps at 61 for 4 after Jaffna Central College were restricted to 161, at the Jaffna Central ground in Jaffna.
S. Thomas’ College opener Rashmika Opatha scored a century, while Yohan Mendis and skipper Sachitha Jayatileke supported with half-tons, as Royal College were left chasing the ball — and the game — for much of the first day of the 137th Battle of the Blues big match played at the SSC ground.
Trinity College, Kandy and St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota will battle it out at the 99th encounter with the ‘Lions’ holding a clear edge and go all out for a win this time when both sides play on March 11 and 12 at the Asgiriya International Stadium.
Two of the country’s most prestigious schools–Royal College and S. Thomas’ College– will battle it out in the 137th Battle of Blues beginning from March 10 at the SSC grounds.
It’s big match fever in the Jaffna peninsula as all arrangements have been finalized for the 110th Battle of the North big match between St. John’s Jaffna and Jaffna Central scheduled to be played over three days from March 10 to 12 at the Jaffna Central grounds.
The 87th Battle of the Maroons encounter between traditional rivals Ananda and Nalanda played at the SSC ground ended in another drab draw.
Ishen Perera cracked an unbeaten ton which had 15 boundaries while Sithara Hapuhinna hit 78 inclusive of 12 boundaries and three sixes and Pavith Ratnayake made 60 with eight boundaries and one six to put S. Thomas’ College on top against traditional rivals Royal College on day one of their Mini Battle played at Mt Lavinia.
The 16th edition of the International Schools’ Athletic Championships (ISAC), regarded as the most important co-curricular event in the international schools’ calendar , is scheduled to take place from March 4-6 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Diyagama, commencing at 8.00am and ending at 6.00pm each day. Former cricket world cup winning captain and current Minister of Ports and Aviation, Arjuna Ranatunga, will grace the event as the chief guest.
The Battle of the Saints traditional encounter between St Joseph’s and St Peter’s was launched at a ceremony held at the Sports Ministry auditorium with Sri Lanka’s premier sports promoter Dialog Axiata PLC coming forward to sponsor the two day event scheduled to be played on March 4 and 5 at the P. Sara Stadium.
Thurstan College plodded the whole of day one which has given a hint of the outcome of their 53rd big match encounter against traditional rivals Isipathana College, played at the SSC ground.
Jaffna Hindu College dominated their drawn 7th Battle of the Hindus big match encounter against tradition rivals Hindu College Bambalapitiya which concluded at Jaffna yesterday.
Isipathana College advanced to the quarter-finals of the Singer Division One U19 inter-schools cricket tournament with an easy first innings win over Nalanda College in the pre-quarter-final match concluded at the BRC ground yesterday.
Jaffna Hindu College dominated proceedings on day one of their 7th Battle of Hindus big match against traditional rivals Hindu College Bambalapitiya played at Jaffna.