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Master spinner to master storyteller

Elmo Rodrigopulle: cricketer and veteran journalist Master spinner to master storyteller Being a loyal old Ben, keen sports fan, former Public Schools athlete, cheer leader and Ceylon University’s “shortest goalkeeper”, Kenneth Dabrera writes about his cricketing idol, friend and journalist ELMO RODRIGOPULLE, who played for and captained St Benedict’s College …

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Bens’ pace duo went on Sebastianite duck hunt. St. Benedict’s vs St. Sebastians 1983 at Kotahena

Another epic battle, unearthed thanks to veteran writer and our Quadrangle columnist Neil Wijeratne. As we were looking for “Great Escapes” he mentioned having watched this match and making short notes of the game, especially the bowling brilliance of multi-talented Benedictine Ravi Irugalbandara. He was one of my childhood heroes. He was equally good or better in hockey and football. …

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OF MEN AND MATTERS AS MICHAEL SEES THEM..

When one interviews an eminent literary personage, the interviewer has to pay attention to how he conducts the interview as the interviewee himself would have conducted many an interview, so I thought I had to be careful about the manner in which I approached this task. But Michael Roberts said “you’re …

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Are Sri Lankans Loosers..??

A Recently we lost in the quarter finals of the Cricket World Cup and people are still analyzing what went wrong – trying to find out who is responsible for our not bringing the cup home. In India where they have more than a billion people to choose from and where the country is full of fanatics, …

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Winds of change blowing but SLC must proceed with caution..

The current tournament structure at Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and at inter-School level needs to be revamped soon. There has been much talk of this but sadly nothing has been done. The newly appointed Interim Committee has been quick to recognise this need and appears to be working on some changes. Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has been entrusted with …

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Yakadaya in name and spirit..

Iron resolve took Premalal  far in sporting and professional career   A cricketer, a sound leader and a man with an exemplary career who rose to fame with his simple life and uncompromised loyalty, Premalal de Silva talks to us about his life at the Quadrangle school at Katugastota and his exceptional career at Singer. Premalal …

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St. Benedict’s coasted to victory, beating St. Joseph’s, the rain and that hoodoo!

Remembering that historic Benedictine triumph in 1964 The warning sign was very clear: The Josephians were about to face the toughest challenge in the history of Josephian-Benedictine inter-collegiate cricket. True, the Benedictines couldn’t record a win against the Josephians since 1917. But it’s history. Now things looked different. The Josephians were …

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Captain Courageous

Glory Days : Reliving the batting exploits of Charlie Joseph By Bernard VanCuylenburg With grateful appreciation to Tilak Pananwela.   The title I originally chose for this article was Two Days in March when I realised that a few years ago, there was a movie with a name that was almost similar – I …

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WHEN A FRESHER HELPED ME TO BE PART OF HISTORY…

Revisiting 1972 when Antonians gatecrash Trinity’s Centenary Celebrations As shared with Alston Mahadevan by Jayantha Monnekulame   The 1972 Trinity Antonian big match was played in Katugastota on the 24th & 25th March 1972. It was a historic period as Trinity who were celebrating its centenary year and I captained the Antonian team whilst Athula …

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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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136th BATTLE OF THE BLUES..

ROYAL VS ST.THOMAS’ Result Royal College 1st Innings 199 all out 2nd Innings 19/1 at the close of play St. Thomas’ College 1st Innings 270/7 declared Photographs courtesy of  

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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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