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Big Match fever in the hill country

Big match cricket fever has hit Kandy and all the leading schools here are gearing up for the occasion. Today and tomorrow at the Police grounds matting Teldeniya National School will meet D.S. Senanayake in the 5th annual match of the series.

Then on March 13 and 14 Sri Rahula College will play Wariyapola Sri Sumangala College in the “Battle of the Gold’s” at Pallekele International Stadium. On the same days March 13th and 14th is the 104th clash between Trinity College and St. Anthony’s College termed the Kandy Battle of the Blues.

It will take place at the Asgiriya Stadium and is contested from 2005 for the John Halangoda memorial trophy. In the series Trinity College leads overall with 23 wins while the Antonian’s have won 11. On 20th and 21st the 114th, the oldest big match in Kandy and the second oldest in Sri Lanka known as the “Battle of the Maroons” between Kingswood College and Dharmaraja College will take place at the Pallekele Stadium. Of the 113 matches played so far, Dharmaraja leads with 35 wins against 19 by Kingswood and 59 have ended in draws. On 27th and 28th is the 62nd Battle of the Babes between St Sylvester’s College and Vidyartha College at the Pallekele Stadium.

Hill Climb

Senkadagala Motor Sports Club in association with Negombo Motor Sports Club will conduct the hill climb which is scheduled to be held on 17 July at Kotmale. There will 15 cars and bikes events.

The organizing committee is made of top motor sports promoters like Thusith de Silva, John Baskern, John Isaac, Errol Kems, Poorana Dahanayake, Nanda Solomon, Sarath Tennakoon, E.M. Dissanayake, Osida Wijeratne, Shamal Wijeratne and Bambaradeniya. Details of the hill climb can be obtained from John Baskern on 0777 784 3655.

All set for Pera 6’s hockey

The invitation six-a-side Pera hockey family of the Peradeniya University is set to take place on 15 March Sunday at the Peradeniya Campus grounds with 35 teams taking part in the men’s and 12 in the women’s. The organizers are all out to make it a good event. Further information can be obtained from Godigamuwa 071 781 2693, Shanaka 075 607 6069 and Lahiru 076 617 8781.

Sri Sumangala vs St. Sylvester’s at Pallekele today

A rousing game of rugby is in the offing when two Kandy schools St. Sylvester’s College and Wariyapola Sri Sumangala College scrum down in their opening game of the season at Pallekele in what should turn out to be a bitter forwards battle. Both teams possess a glittering array of players and will go all out for a win.

Antonians to play Royal today in Colombo

The confrontation between St. Anthony’s College and Royal College in Colombo today may well turn out to be a thriller. Possession will play a vital role in the final outcome. If the Antonian halves combination clicks then they should be able to make the maximum use of the good ball that comes their way as they have two superb centers who are capable of piercing the Royal defence. The Royalist too will rely more on their three-quarters to deliver the goods. Playing on their home den they are sure to dictate terms, they have a set of players who are capable of breaching the defence with their side stepping and speed.

Club hockey in Kandy

All arrangements gave been made to present Kandy’s sevens, knockouts and the league hockey tournament. The present Kandy District Hockey Association headed by R. Maheswaran and his able secretary A. M. Ashrof and committee are all out to make it a success.

Upananda completes cricket accreditation course in Australia

Upananda Jayasundara who learnt his cricket at Dharmaraja College and later played for Kandy and is also a sports writer was in Australia for a few months to complete the accreditation cricket course according to the letter issued by Mathew Besley, head of coach development cricket in Australia.

Channa chief guest

The Old Trinitians rugby scrummage chairman Channa Pathirana, a well known ruggerite was the chief guest at the annual junior school sports meet held at the Asgiriya stadium yesterday.

Sprinkler system for Asgiriya

A water sprinkler system was installed at the Trinity College Asgiriya Cricket Stadium, courtesy of Sri Lanka Cricket through the Old Trinitians Sports Club headed by Lakmal Tennakoon. It was opened by Sri Lanka Cricket president Shammi Silva yesterday.

Haroon does well in golf

Teenager Haroon Aslam became the 2020 champion with a formidable gross score of 34 in the Donald Steel golf championship held at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort. Yuki Asakawa emerged runner-up with 28.

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