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Sixteen teams advanced to the pre quarter-final round in the ‘Singer Trophy’ under-17 division 1 inter schools cricket tournament.

A grand total of 77 teams participated in the first round played on league basis in 10 groups. From this 40 teams advanced to the second round that was played on league basis in 8 groups.

Richmond College Galle were last year’s champion and Trinity College Kandy were the runners-up.

St. Sebastian’s College, Sri Sumangala Panadura, Isipathana College, St. Peter’s College, Thurstan College, Ananda College, Richmond College and Trinity College advanced to the pre quarter-final as group champions in second round.

Pre quarter-final round matches will start on 29th July.

Pre quarter finalists are: St. Sebastian’s College, Sri Sumangala College, Isipathana, St. Peter’s, Thurstan, Ananda, Richmond Galle, Trinity College, President’s College Kotte, Prince of Wales Moratuwa, St. Aloysius Galle, Mahinda Galle, Nalanda, St. Joseph’s, Joseph Vaz, De Mazenod Kandana. (KN)