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Singer Cup Under 19 Cricket Tournament:

Royal and St. Anthony’s gain promotion to division one after three years

Royal College, Colombo and St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota were promoted to the Singer Trophy Under 19 Division 1 inter-school cricket tournament for the 2019/20 season.

Thirty teams participated in four groups in the first round of this tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) with sponsor Singer Sri Lanka PLC Ltd.

Each team will play eight tournament matches and a maximum of seven traditional fixtures in the season. All teams should play a minimum of three tournament matches and two traditional matches before 31st December in 2019.

Four teams topping each group will go through to quarter-finals direct together with the four teams after playing a qualifying knockout round among second and third placed teams of each group. The league stage should be completed on or before February 15, 2020. Other traditional fixtures have to be completed on or before February 28, 2020.

The champions of division two Royal College, Colombo and runner-up St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota were promoted to division one. President’s College, Rajagiriya and St. Mary’s College, Kegalle were demoted to division two. The groups were seeded from last season’s standings.

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo won the championship last season for the second consecutive year. S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia was runner-up. S. Thomas’ won the limited overs championship and Richmond College, Galle was runner-up last season.

Following are the groups:

Group A: St. Joseph’s College, Colombo, Royal College, Colombo, Mahinda College, Galle, De Mazenod College, Kandana, Maris Stella College, Negombo, Isipathana College, Colombo, St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, St. Aloysius College, Galle, and D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo

Group B: S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota, Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa, St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala, St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya, Moratu Vidyalaya, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda

Group C: Nalanda College, Colombo, St. Anthony’s College, Wattala, Thurstan College, Colombo, Devapathiraja College, Rathgama, St. Servatius College, Matara, Gurukula College, Kelaniya, Mahanama College, Colombo, Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala, St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy

Group D: St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa, St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa, Trinity College, Kandy, St. Thomas College, Matara, Richmond College, Galle, Lumbini College, Colombo, Zahira College, Colombo, Wesley College, Colombo, Ananda College, Colombo. (YK)

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