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Havies determined to upset Kandy

Kandy SC and Havelock SC after their wins over CH & FC and CR & FC respectively will clash in their Dialog “A” division first round league match at Nittawela tomorrow (Sunday) at 4.00 pm. Only these two teams are unbeaten this season so far with five wins from five games. Much will be expected from both sides. Defending league champions Kandy SC will go out favorites against another top team Havelock SC where forwards of the two teams are bound to dictate terms. Both teams have showed how well they could perform this season. They are equally balanced and a close affair is on the cards. A foreign referee Charlie Bird will officiate.

Iron sport to be lifted

Weightlifting is to be given the best of support in Kandy in the future. At one time this sport was dominated byKandy and produced several weight lifters who brought honor to their clubs and the country. Kandy was the hub for the Iron sport. All this was made possible due to the immense support backed by the NOC and Sports Ministry. Today weightlifting is catching up in a big way in schools. Even girls are interested in taking to this sport and be recognized.

112 years of schools rugby

It is 112 years, since the first schools rugby match was played. Schools rugby has progressed much in distance and excellence since thirty callow enthusiasts of Trinity and Kingswood engaged in the first ever inter school rugby encounter in 1906 opening new vistas with their names engraved in bronze. In the coming season during the rugby game between these two schools some of the keen rugby lovers are hoping to remember the players who played in this inaugural match – Trinity: C.S. Orr, M.B. Ekanayake, W.E. Ekanayake, F.J. McCarthy, J. Gaye, R. Aiyadurai and P. Goodchild, P.B. Halangoda, R.E. Wanduragala, A.W. Dambawinne, J. Andrew, P.B. Dissanayake, C. Wirekoon, L.B. Warakaulla, H.S. Perera (Captain). Kingswood: H.A.V. Ebert, W.O. Jonklaas, P.W. Vanlangenberg, C.B. Barber, C.C. Barber, E.F.C. Ludowyke and C. Grebe, Bahtun, A.D. Toussaint, Logan-Smith, C.D. VanEyck, H.D. Smith, L.B. Jansz, J.E. Casie Chetty, A.D. Laxana. The game was drawn 6-6 (2 tries each).

Kandy Football League 93 years

The Kandy Football League celebrates 93 years. Founded in 1925 as Kandy Amateur Football League [KAFL], and later called Kandy District League it also served football in Matale, Gampola, Nawalapitya, Kurunegala and Kegalle.

Later these towns formed their own leagues. Some of the leading clubs in the early 1930s were Old Antonians SC, Old Kingswoodians SC, Police SC, YMCA, YMMA Kandy, Greenfield SC, Rovers SC, Phoenix SC, Kandy Sports Club and Red Stars SC. Today club football is in the doldrums in Kandy.

Rajans cricket fixtures for 2019

Dharmaraja will open their 2019 schools cricket matches on January 12. Their cricket fixtures are: 2019 (January) 12-13 vs St Servatius, Matara at Lake View, 18-19 vs Mahinda at Lake View (17th F.L.Woodward Memorial Trophy), 25-26 vs Mahanama in Colombo (February) 1-2 vs Nalanda at Lake View (Bandula Warnapura Trophy), 15-16 vs. St Mary’s, Kegalle at Kegalle, (March) 15-16 vs Kingswood (Big Match 113th encounter) at Pallekele for T.B.Tennakoon Memorial Trophy, 24 vs Kingswood 50 overs ( 31st Winston Hool memorial Trophy), the date for the match with Ananda for the 21st P.W. Perera memorial Trophy is to be decided later. They are led by third year and left-handed opening batsman Sachintha Senanayake who is also the stumper.

Bogambara in a bad sate

Kandy’s one and only public playing field, the Bogambara Stadium needs proper care. Sports are so popular in Kandy, especially at school level, that there is a crying need for a top class sporting venues. Today when sports takes place at this venue the players get injured due to the hardness of the ground. This stadium was owned by the Municipal Council initially and now it is under the Sports Ministry and it is in a mess.

Trinity ready for 2018 matches

The 1995 Trinity College cricket captain Ramishka Peries, presented training and playing kit for the present cricketers and also handed over a gift to Principal Andrew Fowler Watt. Ramishka has been giving a hand for cricket promotion in many ways.

Trinity College will play their 2018 final match on December 30-31 against St. Benedict's College at Asgiriya. The 2019 fixtures are: January 4-5 v Dharmapala College at Pannipitya, 10-11 v Richmond College at Galle, February 13-14 v St. Thomas’ College at Matara, 18-19 v St. Joseph’s College in Colombo, 25-26 v Wesley at Asgiriya, February 1-2 v Ananda at Asgiriya, 15-16 v S. Thomas’ College at Mt. Lavinia, 22-23 v Royal College in Colombo, March 8-9 big match v St. Anthony’s at Katugastota and on 16th one day at Asgiriya. The side is led by G.G.P. Bandara, who is a cricket lion winner and was a member of the Sri Lanka U19 squad. P.L.A.M.K. Senadeera is the vice captain. Kavind Jayasuriya is the head coach, Rushan Jaleel development, strategic planning and implementation, assistant coach is Naveen Ekanayake, MIC 1st XI is D.D. Kulatunga, 2nd XI - D.S. Madasekara, POG - Shane de Silva. Having played just one season for Trinity College, Kandy, Pubudu Bandara, is already a Trinity Lion, who has been a part of the 1000-run club, and captained Central Province and was picked in the Sri Lanka U19 squad.

Young Wanderers day and night football

Young Wanders SC one of the pioneer Kandy football clubs, will come out with their annual 7-a-aside day and night football tournament which will be played today and tomorrow. The organisers are expecting 32 teams and good football is expected. At present football doesn't fair well in Kandy, with no AGM of the Kandy Football Association for two years.

Antonians to make come back in cricket

St. Anthony’s College took to cricket in 1903, and a team consisting of staff and school boys was formed under the captaincy of Rev. Fr. Andrew known as 'St. Anthony's College Cricket Club'. The inaugural match was played in Colombo versus Colombo Carlton Cricket Club. But in the last few years they failed to live up to their expectations and were demoted to the lower division. In 2019 they are hoping to make a comeback. Their 2019 fixtures are: Dec 31-Jan 1 vs Karandeniya Central College (Home), 4-5 v Royal College (Home), 11-12 v St.Thomas’ College Matale (Home), v St.Peter’s College Negombo (Away), Feb. 1-2 v St. Joseph’s College (Home), 8-9 v St. Peter’s College (Away), 22-23 v St .Benedict’s College (Home), March 8-9 big match vs Trinity College (Home), 16th one day vs Trinity College at Asgiriya.

Baseball - sport for tomorrow

The Women’s Baseball Federation of Japan conducted a two day camp in Kandy. It was conducted by the Baseball Federation of Japan International Affairs Director Hiroko Yamada; Women’s Baseball National Team of Japan Coach Akiko Shimura; National Female Baseball Team of Australia Coach Risa Kagawa; former member of the Women’s Baseball National Team of Japan Ayako Rokkaku; and former JICA Volunteer in Kandy Kazuya Yagi. Their main objective was to spread the joy and excitement of baseball to women and girls who are not familiar with baseball, and to share the skills and techniques to already active female players to improve their performance.

Sylvestrians win

St. Sylvester’s College beat Jaffna Central College by 62 points to 41, in the under 15 ‘A’ division all-island basketball tournament, match played at Reid Avenue. The Sylvestrians led 22-17 at half time. Bimsara Nilipulu and M. Akthab scored 18 points each and L. Megawarna 16 points.

Kandy YMCA 4th at super league chess

Sri Lanka Telecom sponsored the Kandy YMCA chess team that took part in a tournament after 24 years were placed fourth at the premier level super league.

Thanks to Indian International Master Rahul Sangma and former Sri Lankan national champion Chinthaka Anuruddha they played extremely well and both won board prizes. Shiraz Liaquath was the captain of Kandy YMCA.

It is interesting to note that Ishan Wiratunga took part and was a key member of the then winning team of Kandy YMCA in 1994.

Kingswood boys and Udadumbara MV girls qualify

Kingswood College and Udadumbara MV have qualified to play in the all-island schools under 16 football tournament. In the final Kingwood beat St. Anthony’s and Udamdumbara MV beat St. Anthony’s Convent. The tournament was organised by the Sri Lanka Schools Football Association and sponsored by “Samaposha”. It was played at an unfit playground which is known as Rakade grounds, and now called PT Rajan Municipal playgrounds.


 

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