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Invincible ’87

Invincible ‘87  By Sujith Silva   Tyrrell Jason Rajapakse and Trinity’s 1st XV of 1987, a name and a team written in Golden letters in the Rugby annals of Trinity College Kandy. Tyrrell known as ‘Tikka’ a Rugby Lionsman,  an outstanding rugby player was also an inspirational leader who marshalled …

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A SPIN DOCTOR on a mission

Lareef Idroos By Sujith Silva   Though I have heard so much about Lareef Idroos and made references to this cricketer in the very first issue of Quadrangle Magazine back in 2014, I never managed to meet him in person until Michael Tissera got me an appointment meet the former …

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Chips off the old block

Unique tale of George Jayaweera and his four sons By Upali Obeyesekere Toronto, Canada In April, each year, the big match season is heralded. It is the time when cricket takes pride of place over any other socio-political event in the island. Be it the Battle of the Saints, Battle …

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Coaches stood tall in Bens’ field of dreams

By Elmo Rodrigopulle Time was when St Benedict’s College, Kotahena, had only the quadrangle to indulge in sport. Most of the inter-school sport was played at the quadrangle and, although small in size, it produced sportsmen of high calibre. In the centre was a matting wicket for cricket while the quadrangle …

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PATERNOTT DYNASTY

By LAWRENCE HEYN There is a saying: an apple does not fall far from the tree. In this instance, three “apples” fell close to the tree – the Paternott family tree that is. In very much a case of like father, like sons, Norman Paternott, and his three boys Aubrey, …

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Joes slow to kick-along to rugby conversion

QUADRANGLE  SPECIAL BY NEIL WIJERATNE   Joes slow to kick-along to rugby conversion     The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Rugby Football Union (now SLRFU) was held in 1954 during the famous “Annual August Week” at the GOH facing Colombo Harbour. The local custodians of this British sport representing …

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