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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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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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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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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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