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Are Sri Lankans Loosers..??

A Recently we lost in the quarter finals of the Cricket World Cup and people are still analyzing what went wrong – trying to find out who is responsible for our not bringing the cup home. In India where they have more than a billion people to choose from and where the country is full of fanatics, …

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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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THE SCHOOLS ROUND UP FOR THE 2015 SEASON..

The end of the Schools season is here, and I have been away from writing for approximately 6 years as I was otherwise occupied with a full calendar that made it hard for me to write on a regular basis on rugby matters! Royal won the elite Singer league title after 4 years when they beat …

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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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U-19 school cricket review Lions roar to the top; Petes grab two crowns…

  Trinity College, Kandy, emerged champions in the 2014/15 Inter-School Under 19 cricket tournament, and Thurstan College, Colombo, came second while Lumbini Maha Vidyalaya was placed third. rinity ended last season (2013/2014) as runners-up behind Richmond, the latter finishing in eighth place this year. St Peter’s College, led by Chandula Jayamanne emerged as the leading team among the four …

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School Rugby Review…

  The Singer Schools Under 20 Rugby League began in March with Isipathana College, Colombo – the 2014 unbeaten triple champions – coming out under No. 8 Omalka Gunaratna’s leadership to defend their crowns. Though they lost one title earlier this year, the All Island 7s Championship to St Peter’s College, they meant business from the time the …

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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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