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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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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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Lions set to roar but eagles hope to soar

99th Battle of the Blues in Kandy By Chamal Weerakkody Many would predict an easy win for the young lions of Trinity as they head to the 99th Kandy’s Battle of the Blues, one of the oldest rivalries in school cricketing history, yet, the Antonian eagles may upset the Trinitians …

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Shepherdians bounce to basketball double Battling Joes clinch boys’ title

Good Shepherd Convent, Kotahena, achieved a championship double among girls’ schools in basketball after winning the 2015 Inter-School Under-19 A Division All Island Basketball Championship conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Basketball Association recently. The title followed the school’s win in the All-Island National Schools Games Basketball Championship in September. …

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BENEDICTINES- EMERGING POWERHOUSE IN ATHLETICS

St. Benedict’s College which is celebrating its Sesquicentennial this year has seen an unparalleled feat by their athletes with consistently high performances right throughout 2015 culminating in winning the Sir John Tarbet Junior Public Schools Athletic Championship held in Anuradhapura from 15th – 18th September 2015, where over 6000 athletes …

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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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