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CH to suffer another blow against Kandy SC?

Kandy Sports Club who has claimed the upper hand in club rugby head into their sixth game of the first round at Race Course against the sixth placed CH & FC. This season Kandy Sports Club started their campaign beating Air Force SC and followed it by beating Navy SC Army SC at Nittawela grounds and beat Police SC and C R & FC in Colombo. Even today things should be to their liking. CH & FC who are blessed with a good talented side, but are finding it difficult win matches. Last year at the same venue in the second round game, CH & FC managed to win by 33 points to 17. CH and FC this season who are placed fifth have won one game out of five, one draw and three losses. The team needs Lady Luck to help them build to make sure they are in a good position in the first round. Table leaders Kandy SC have won all five games. Last Saturday’s victory over CR & FC was a confidence booster for Kandy who are the tournament favorites.

The first hockey tournament for the year in Kandy

Kandy ‘s first hockey tournament for the year was held where top hockey conditions played a part in deciding two closely-contested teams Old Sylvestrians SC and Old Vidyarthians SC ended joint champions. KH & FC were placed third in the Under 21 inter club hockey tournament organized by the Kandy District Hockey Association which was played at the Peradeniya Campus grounds. Some of the top players competed and presented good hockey. Six teams were seen in action Old Sylvestrians SC, Old Vidyarthians SC, KH & FC, TCH SC, Old Kingswoodians SC, Old Rajans SC. On the way to the finals Old Sylvestrians beat TCH SC 1-0, Old Vidyarthians SC beat KH & FC 5-4. The best player of the tournament was A. Kalhara (Old Vidyarthians S.C), and best goalkeeper M.H.K. Alwis (Old Sylvestrians S.C.).

Sri Rahula wins first game of the season

Sri Rahula College, Katugastota fielding a fresher-laden side with some of last season’s players showed their class by beating Kingswood College for the first time by five runs in their inter school cricket match. Thanks to players like Dilshan Arembagedera, Dhananjaya Bandara, Thirindu Fonseka, Lahiru Wijeratne who did well with the bat. In bowling, it was Janith Kodituwakku who had a match bag of 12 for 72. Lahiru Wijeratne and Dilshan Armagedera also shone with the ball.

Public parks for elderly sportspeople

There is a request made to the Mayor of Kandy Kesara Senanayake to adopt public parks to boost exercise among elderly people. If older people exercise more, they are healthier. And that means less costs for public healthcare. More and more studies show that elderly people need exercise, social connection, and nature. Many adults spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They’re paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease and early death compared with the general population.

KDCA AGM this month

Kandy District Cricket Association bearers have informed that the Annual General Meeting will take place this month. The date is yet to be confirmed. There are big plans to bring back the domestic tournament. In the good old days they had the inter club tournament, six a side, double wicket, and limited overs tournaments.

Bandula Warnapura and P.W.Perera trophy

The annual inter school cricket match played by Dharmaraja College for the Bandula Warnapura trophy against Nalanda College is on February 8 - 9 at Campbell Park and for the P.W. Perera Trophy against Ananda College is on February 15-16 at Ananda Mawatha.

Getting ready for Sports meets

All Kandy boys and girls schools are getting ready for their annual inter-house sports day, which is the most looked forward to sporting event for schools. The Inter-House Athletics Meet helps the students to enjoy athletics.

Sumedha Malawena to give his best

St. Anthony’s College are hard at rugger training and this time they are all-out to give their best under new coach Sumedha Malawana a product of Vidyartha College in the late 1990’s who later played for the Sailors for many years and the country. A knowledgeable coach who has coached his school Vidyartha College and earlier D.S. Senanayake College.

Trinity wins 4 out of 5 at cricket

The recent head-to-head figures show Trinity College have done well in the inter-school cricket season, in five outings they have won four games and drawn one and are in roaring form so far. With the players in red-hot form, they are sitting pretty on top of the Kandy schools cricket. They have beaten St. Servatius Matara, St. Joseph’s Wennappuwa, Richmond, Lumbni and drew with St. Thomas’ Matara.

Today is the second day against Zahira at Asgiriya. Rest of the fixtures are 17th – 28th v St. Joseph’s College at Darley Road, 24th-25th v Wesley College at Campbell Park, 31st and February 1st v Ananda College in Colombo, 7th-8th v St. Sylvester’s College at Asgirya, 15th annual Old boys match at Asgiriya, 20th-21st v S. Thomas’ College at Asgiriya, 28th-29th v Royal College at Asgiriya, March 14th-15th v big match against St. Anthony’s College at Asgiriya (104th Kandy Battle of the Blues for John Halangoda memorial trophy) and 21st one day against St. Anthony’s College at Katugastota (one-day encounter for Richard Aluwihare trophy).

Fowler-Watt says goodbye

Trinity College’s sporting principal since 2016 Andrew Fowler-Watt who did a lot for sports, has informed all members of the Trinity community, that he has given his resignation from the position of principal with effect from the end of this month. It is going to be a great loss.

He gave his fullest support to all sports. He is a well-experienced person with 25 years of teaching in the UK (including 10 as a Director of Drama followed by 7 as a Headmaster). In Sri Lanka from 2007, he was the Principal of Colombo International School. From there, he moved to the British School in Colombo. In 2011, he became the Principal of Jerudong International School in Brunei before moving to Trinity.

St. Benedict’s Kandy wins two games

St. Benedict’s College Kandy, coached by H.C. Ranjith beat Sri Swarnajothi National School Kandy and Ideamegama Central College by innings in their under 13 division III Group. The Sri Swarnajothi National school match was played at Police grounds matting wicket, which they won by 192 runs.

Thanks to Asmy Mohamed’s superb all-round performance he took 7 for 6 runs in the first innings and went on to score 104 runs. Scores: Sri Swarnajothi 18 in 15 overs (Asmy Mohamed 7 for 6) and 31 in 20.3 overs (Nishith Gamage 6 for 17 and Kanilka Anthony 4 for 5), St. Benedict’s 241 for 7 decl. in 35.4 overs (Asmy Mohamed 104, Nikil Abilash 78, Sachin Liyanage 2 for 68 and Ranjith Dissanayake 2 for 29).

The Ideamegama Central College was played at Gettembe Municipal grounds, which they won by an innings and 98 runs. Scores: St. Benedict’s College 195 for 7 in 37.4 overs (Suresh Lathushan 60, Nikil Abilash 30, Sadish Thejan 32, Thilina Guantilake 2 for 38, Rukshan Ranasighe 4 for 47), Ideamegama Central College 51 in 15.1 overs (M. Aazim 5 for 9; Nisitha Gamage 2 for 16) and 46 in 9 overs (Kanilak Anthony 6 for 13, Nishitha Gamage 2 for 11, M. Aazim 2 for13).

KDHA picks strong U 21 side

Kandy DHA has chosen a strong side for the men’s Junior Nationals (Under-21), which started yesterday at Baddegama in Galle. The tournament was postponed twice due to elections and heavy rain and is being held after five years.

Thirteen teams have confirmed participation. According to KDHA secretary, the Kandy side is from S.D. Perera, D.P. Wanniarachchige, I.E. Jayawardena, K.E.T.Perera, H.M.B. Udayananda, M.G.C.T.Jayalath, M. Mettuian, M. Madughan, R.M. Hettiarachchi, H.M.K.S. Hulangamuwa, A.B.C.Y. Silva, C.I.T Ratnaweera, R. T. Akasshgharan, W.A.S.J.R. Wijetunga, I. Abihaavan, K.P.S.T. Pallewath, MJ.A. Asrof, A.A.T. Kavinda, R.M.R.L.B. Ratnayake, M.A.S.S. Rodrigo, E.A.D Padivita, (G G Dharmaratne coach).

Roshan to coach for the second time

Roshan Weeraratne a top class ruggerite to come out of Kingswood College will coach St. Sylvester’s College rugby for the second year. Roshan a top class linkman led Kandy SC and also played for the Sri Lanka 7’s and XV teams.

He led Kingswood College and Kandy SC. Sylvestrians have selected Buddika S.B. Kapuklotuwa as the captain.


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