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.
St. Henry’s College, Ilavali, Jaffna created history when tregistered resounding 3-1 win over defending champions Zahira College, Colombo to clinch the Kotmale U-19 School Football Championships at a packed Race Course grounds on Friday.
St. Henry’s College, Illavali, Jaffna proved to too good for Holy Cross College, Kalutara when they beat them 8-0 in the second semifinal of the Kotmale under-19 Schools Football Tournament played at Race Course Grounds yesterday.
Defending champions Ananda underwent some anxious moments and had to dig deep to overcome Richmond by 24 runs in the final of the 4th Murali Harmony Cup at the IODR Oval in Oddusuddan yesterday to retain the title for yet another year.
Manelka de Silva cracked a 132 and was supported by Gishan Rodrigo for St Peter’s to record a comfortable 132 runs win over Nalanda in the Under 17 Division One cricket tournament pre-quarter final match played at Bambalapitiya yesterday.
Ananda College advanced to the quarter-final of the Under 15 Division One cricket tournament with a two-wicket win over Maris Stella in the pre-quarter final encounter played at Ananda Mawatha yesterday.
A swashbuckling quick fire knock of 217 in only 128 balls inclusive of 19 boundaries and 14 sixes by Dasun Senevratne supported by half tons from Thinura Hettiarachchi and Eranga Jayasinghe helped Nalanda crush Piliyandala Central by a massive 397 runs in the Under 17 Division One cricket encounter played at Piliyandala yesterday.
Dharmaraja College beat their traditional rivals Kingswood College in their Under 17 Division I Inter school cricket encounter which concluded at the Lake View Grounds in Kandy yesterday.
St. Anthony’s College Katugastota outclassed the visiting Prince of Wales College by 38 points (5 goals, 1 penalty) to 19 points (2 goals, 1 try) in the Plate segment of the Under 20 rugby tournament.
S. Thomas’ outclassed Kalutara MV by a massive 215 runs in the Under 17 Division One cricket encounter played at Mt Lavinia yesterday. The foundation for the Thomian win was laid by Shenal Fernando, Romesh Nallaperuma and Dulith Gunaratne.
Defending champions Ananda College recorded an easy five-wicket win over S. de.S. Jayasinghe MMV Dehiwala in the Under 15 Division One cricket encounter played at Dehiwala.
Half tons by Sachindu Colombage and Dushan Guruge and a four-wicket haul by Sanka Poorna helped Maris Stella record a massive 188-run win over Asoka MV Colombo in their Under 17 Division One cricket encounter played at Negombo.