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70th “Battle of the Golds”

Cambrians and Sebs evenly poised

Prince of Wales College first eleven cricket team 2019/2020 with the officials: Seated from left – Lucky Rogers Fernando (Coach), Vinuja Ranpul, Vajira Abewickrama (Prefect of Games), Naduka Fernando (Captain), Kusala J.Fernando (Principal), Lakshan Perera (Vice Captain), Kasun Devapriya

(Master Incharge of Cricket), Rajeewa Krishan (Assistant Coach). Middle row standing from left – Ashan Fernando, Vidath Dinendra, Omesh Mendis, Tharindu Amarasinghe, Dinura Fernando, Ravindu Janindu, Pasindu Pathum, Kavinda de Mel, Rehan Chamika. Back row standing from left – Upeka Fernando, Anupa Heshan, Thanuj Kavishan, Kunchana Perera. Pictures by Dilwin Mendis Moratuwa Sports Special Corr.

St. Sebastian’s College first eleven cricket team 2019/2020 with officials: Seated from left– Kalum Perera (Trainer), Samith Fernando (Assistant Coach), Frank Cooray (Master Incharge of Cricket), Janishka Perera (Captain), Rv. Fr. Indunil Sampath (Prefect of Games), Rev. Fr. Anton Ranjith (Rector), Rev. Fr. Samesh Anthony (Asst. Prefect of Games), Nishitha Abilash (Vice Captain), Imal Boteju (Coach), Sarath Perera (Analyer). Back row standing from left – Ashan Fernando, Dunith Jayathunga, Induwara de Alwis, Nadeera Fernando, Supun Fernando, Kushan Herath, Bihanga Mendis, Sasika Perera, Thadula de Silva, Yashan Avishka, Sandeesh Fernando, Kalana Sandeep, Sukitha Prasanna, Dulara Fernando.

The 70th Big match for the “Battle of the Golds” between Prince of Wales’ College and St. Sebastian’s College will be worked off at De Soysa Stadium, Moratuwa on March 13 and 14 and the 35th Limited Overs game will be played at the same venue on March. This series commenced in the year 1933 and there were two stoppages from 1938 to 1953 and in 1969 and 1970 if not this will be the 88th encounter. The limited overs game commenced in 1988 and had 5 stoppages from 1983 to 1987 and if not this would have been the 40th Encounter.

This year the hosts are St. Sebastian’s College and all the organizing aspects are in the shoulders of the Rector of St. Sebastian’s College Rev.Fr. Anton Ranjith and he will be ably supported by his staff members and

the old boys. This year chief guest will be the Principal of Prince of Wales’ College Kusala J. Fernando and the guest of honour is Cambrian Saman de Silva. The Cambians are captained by Naduka Fernando and his deputy is Lakshan Perera while Sebs are captaining by Janishka Perera and his Vice Captain will be Nishitha Abilash. The two teams Cambrian and Sebs are coached by Lucky Rogers Fernando and Imal Boteju respectively.

Both teams have participated in 16 inter school matches through out the season and they have performed well and both teams are evenly poised.

No one can predict the out come until the last ball is bowled as the game of cricket is with lot of uncertainties.

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