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52nd Saints’ Quadrangular comes alive with a T20

52nd Saints Quadrangular Tournament will be held on 03rd November 2019 at St. Joseph’s College Grounds and St. Peter’s College Grounds from 9.00 am onwards hosted by Old Joes Sports Club and organized by Saints Quadrangular Association.

This year’s tournament was initially to be held during the month of July and was canceled by the Saints Quadrangular Association aftermath Easter Sunday attack. However in keeping with tradition and to ensure continuation of this long-held tournament, the organizer’s decided to host a T 20 Tournament among the alumni of four premier catholic schools instead of the traditional Main Tournament which consists of Main 50 over Cricket tournament, Over 40 (age) Cricket tournament, Basketball tournament, and Rugby 07’s tournament, all held across two days followed by a social. Organizers are hopeful of having the fully-fledged tournament in 2020, which will be hosted by Old Joes Sports Club. Therefore, the 52nd Saints Quadrangular will be a curtailed tournament consisting only with a T 20 Cricket Tournament between Old Benedictines, Old Antonians, Old Josephians and Old Peterites. A galaxy of former Schools and National Cricketers and present Sri Lanka Cricketers are expected to take the field this Sunday barring any weather disruptions.

Hosts of 52nd Saints Quadrangular Old Joes Sports Club and the organizer’s Saints Quadrangular Association have made plans to host Twenty-20 matches as follows on Sunday 03rd November 2019.

Old Benedictines Vs Old Antonians at St. Peter’s College Grounds, from 9.00am onwards

Old Josephians Vs Old Peterites at St. Joseph’s College Grounds, from 9.00am onwards

Finals at 1.30pm at St. Joseph’s College Grounds

 

Last year, Old Peterites Sports Club won the Overall Championship while Old Joes Sports Club won the Main Cricket Tournament. This is the flagship event of the Old Boys of the four premier Catholic Schools in Sri Lanka, namely, St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota, St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 13, St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 10 and St. Peter’s College, Colombo 4. Old Boys of these schools come together once a year as a tradition to celebrate talent in camaraderie and fellowship whilst reliving their glory years.

The Annual Saints quadrangular tournament was the brainchild of the Old Benedictines for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of their OBU in 1963. Various schools were invited for this inaugural tournament, but coincidently only three schools responded namely St. Anthony’s College, St. Joseph’s College, and St. Peter’s College. Old Antonian, late Ranjith Samarasekera was the mainstay of the Saints Quadrangular until his sad demise in 2017. He galvanized the OBUs subsequent to the inaugural event and made this into an annual event that surpassed all expectations. He has been present in every organizing committee up until the tournament of 2016. A trophy in his memory is on offer since 2017 for the overall winner. Organizers would like to invite alumni of four schools and the Cricket lovers to be there this Sunday to witness the action at Darley Road.

Here’s wishing all the best to four teams and to further strengthen their Saint’s brotherhood!

T 20 Cricket Squads

Old Benedictines squad for Saints Quadrangular T 20 Tournament 

 

Carman Marpatuna (Captain)

Susantha De Alwis.

S .K Perera

Mithila Rajapakse.

Thanura Gunathilake

Jeremy Savarimuthupulle

Ashen Zoyza

PrithiJegarajasingam

Priyantha Jayasinha

Asanka Fonseka

Tony Johnpillai

Kavindra Dassanayake

Yohan Perera

Nilanka Amugoda

Asanka Perera

 

Old Antonians squad for the Saints Quadrangular T 20 Tournament

 

Manoj Saratchandra (Captain)

Samson Burke

Tharaka Gunaratna

Promodh Fernando

Sachin Bulathsinhala

Gimhan Dissnanayake

Aravinda Premaratna

Virajitha Jayasinghe

Tharaka Jayasinghe

Selwyn Jamion

Viraj Deepal

Kanishka Uggalpaya

Aruna Bandara

 

Old Josephians squad for the Saints Quadrangular T 20 Tournament 

 

Dimuth Karunaratne (Capt)

Angelo Mathews

Thisara Perera

Roshen Silva

Charinda Fernando

Tharindu Ariyawansa

Rajeewa Weerasinghe

Roscoe Thattil

Chaturanga Kumara

Sadeera Samarawickrema

Priyamal Perera

Supeshala Jayatileke

Jehan Daniel

Shameera Weerasinghe

Dinal Dhambarage

Kushan Weerakkody

Aravinda Akuregoda

 

Old Peterites squad for Saints Quadrangular T 20 Tournament 

 

Angelo Perera (Captain)

Shehan Fernando (Vice Captain)

Chathura Peiris

Janith Liyanage

Sahan Nanayakkara

Hans Fernando

Manelka De Silva

Dinith Thimodya

Vinodh Perera

Lakshan Rodrigo

Shalith Fernando

Sachin Silva

Lahiru milantha

Ranitha Lianarachchi

Dushan Hemantha

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