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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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CRICKET FROM THE PAST

The Cricket Seasons of 1946 and 1947 By  Algi Wijewickrema and Sujith Silva Having featured the 1957 school cricket season in the 1st Issue of QUADRANGLE we were determined to stay with school cricket for the 2nd Issue as we will be in the height of the school cricket season …

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STC favoured to give Royalists the blues

SOLID THOMIAN DOMINANCE TO DISRUPT THE RESILIENT REID AVENUE BOYS IN RETAINING D.S. SENANYAKE MEMORIAL SHIELD   By Chamal Weerakkody The Sinhalese Sports Club ground will resound to the chants and cheers over three long days, from March 10, as Royal and S. Thomas’ engage in the 137th Battle of …

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Rectors play with straight bat in Battle of the Saints

Josephian-Peterite Battle of the Saints   The 82nd Battle of the Saints, one of the most looked forward to cricket encounters between arch rivals St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s College for the Rev. Fr. Maurice J. Le Goc Trophy, will take place on March 4thand 5that the P. Sara Oval Stadium, Colombo, …

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That ‘1957’ School Cricket Season

LP steered St. Benedict’s College to became the ‘Unofficial Champions’ something St. Benedict’s couldn’t achieve almost for four decades since the early 20th century.   Inspired by legendary individuals, sports teams of yesteryears and their mavericks, I ventured into those golden years in search of the ones who excelled in …

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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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Cricket Lovely Cricket

In Sri Lanka, cricket is not just played in the back yard; it is played on the roads, beaches, alley ways, paddocks and strips of land By Lawrence Heyn Summer in Australia conjures up images of beaches, barbecues and backyard cricket. A tradition born from a desire for families to …

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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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THEY MADE BENS CHAMPIONS

They made Bens unofficial cricket champs in 1957 – Elmo Rodrigopulle I would like to introduce the first unofficial inter-school champion team of St. Benedict’s College. It was 1957 – 57 years ago – when a transition took place in the game at the Kotahena school. After the previous year’s …

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Tyrone Le Mercier

Tyrone Le Mercier Represented St. Peter’s College for five years best remembered for his brilliant 235 n.o. against Antonians Going down memory lane, one cannot forget a name that was synonymous with school cricket in Ceylon, in the late fifties and early sixties. Tyrone Le Mercier was a household name …

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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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