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
Old Antonians squad for the Saints Quadrangular T 20 Tournament
Manoj Saratchandra (Captain)
Old Josephians squad for the Saints Quadrangular T 20 Tournament
Dimuth Karunaratne (Capt)
Old Peterites squad for Saints Quadrangular T 20 Tournament
Angelo Perera (Captain)
Shehan Fernando (Vice Captain)
Manelka De Silva