St. Anthony’s Convent pocketed the inter-provincial cricket championship organized by the Central Province Education Department. Now they are qualified to play in the All Island Championship which will take place this month.
The team is coached by Susantha Basnayake a product of St. Anthony’s College.
Their main aim is to do well in the All Island Championship and bring glory to Kandy. The squad comprises players like Sanduni Nisansala, Sathya Dassanayake, Sachini Thilakaratne, Gayathri Jayasena, Ruwin Nawaratne, Subani Rajapakse, Syamali Athuda, Dilkshi Perera, Nethmi Malshani, Sachini Dayaratne, Nethmi Kaveesha, Shalini Amanthi.
Dharmaraja in first win
Dharmaraja College gave a superb display to beat St. Benedict’s College by five wickets in their third outing of the season at Lake View.
Sami Rajapakse was chiefly responsible in guiding the Rajans to victory with his superb display with the ball. He captured 5 for 27 in the first innings and 8 for 74 in the second to give him a match bag of 13 for 101.
14 year old Samadhi Hettiarchchi of Mahamaya Balika did well to win the Ladies singles title at the Central Province Table Tennis championship which was organised by the Kandy District Table Tennis Association and was played at the Jagath Rajapakse International Stadium,
Seus House won the top spot with 326 points in the inter-house sports meet of Lexicon International School. Seres House was second with 302 points and Iris House was third with 263 points.
Kandy SC are keen to foster and train young and talented rugby players from all schools in Kandy in keeping with their proud tradition and heritage.
Under the presidency of Udaya Balasuriya his able committee is trying to develop young players who can compete at the highest level and bring the passion and desire that goes with playing for their favourite clubs.
They plan to start an academy with reputed coaches who are knowledgeable to teach the skills in the proper manner. Thus the SLRFU should not allow each and everyone to start academies. They should only give the green light to the correct institution. The aim of an academy is to produce outstanding players for both clubs and country.
Shane is new POG
Former Trinity College sportsmen, Shane de Silva who took over as the Prefect of Games recently at 31 years old becomes the youngest to take up this post. He was at Trinity College from 1990 to 2003. He was involved in sports and his pet game was cricket. At house level he was a top athlete and swimmer.