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Sebs Reunion: Under 14 clinch inaugural trophy

The two 1971 Under 14 and Under 16 teams.
The two 1971 Under 14 and Under 16 teams.

Cricketing old boys of St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa in the year 1971, had a fun filled reunion at the Carlton Club, Moratuwa recently.

The idea behind this reunion after a lapse of 46 years was to rekindle long lost friendships and to get together for common good in support of the college and the wider community.

The day’s proceedings started with the arrival of the chief guest, Sarath Perera, who is a big match winning captain of the college and a former Sri Lanka schools pace bowler who went on to represent Moratuwa Sports Club in division 1 cricket, and the dashing Romesh Kaluwitharana, member of the World Cup winning Sri Lanka side as the guest of honour. Special invitees included the Rector of St. Sebastian’s College Rev. Fr. Ranjith Andradi, Rev. Sr. Chamalee, and many other distinguished old boys of the college.

The highlight of the day was the contest for Milroy Fernando Challenge trophy, where the under 14 side of 1971 took on the under 16 side of the same year in a limited overs match. Under 16 batting first scored 117 runs thanks to some good performances by Rodney Perera who retired for 42 runs, Milroy Paul retired for 16 runs, and Hubert Gunasekara scored 20 runs.

In reply Under 14 managed to go past the target thanks to a scintillating knock by Rohan Fernando who remained unbeaten on 57. He was ably supported by Lindsay Fernando 20 not out, Dominic Silva (20) and Sunil T Fernando (20). Rohan Fernando was declared man of the match and best batsman, Milroy Paul - best bowler and Hubert Gunasekera - best fielder.

Under 14 team captained by Professor Ranil Fernando were declared winners of the inaugural contest. The match was followed by a fellowship. Sunil T. Fernando, a distinguished old boy and a film producer graced the occasion with several local film personalities.

The event was made possible by the generous contribution of many including main sponsors Russels Tea and Yeti Isotonic drinks. Uncle Sam’s Kitchen who was also a sponsor catered a tasty breakfast and lunch. Malcolm Perera made all of the organizing and behind the scene activity.

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