Over here in Kandy it’s big match time. The second day of the 58th ‘Battle of the Babes’ cricket big match between St Sylvester’s College and Vidyartha College will be played on March 12 (Saturday) at Pallekelle Stadium.
Loyal supporters of these two schools look forward to this fixture with much enthusiasm and excitement. This cricket encounter is the most looked forward sporting event for these two schools.
This big match, the third oldest in Kandy, inaugurated in 1955.
Out of the 57 games played, the Sylvestrians have won 14 against 3 by Vidyartha. This match is played for a trophy given in memory of Rev. Fr. Dom George the person who spearheaded the move to introduce cricket to St Sylvester’s. The trophy was first awarded in the year 1982.
St. Sylvester’s College – Malith Prematilake (Cpat), Sivakumar Tyrone (Vice Capt), Manjula Perera, Thenuka Liyanage, Avindu Herath, Pabasara Perera, Mudith Hashan, Tusitha Soysa, Nimsara Attanagalla, Kavinda Munaweera, Udara Yatawara, Manmohan Pavitharan, Kusindu Nishantha, Vinod Yasintha, Janakath Rajapakse, Aman Ahamad,
Vidyartha College – Namal Perera (Capt), Raviska Upananda, Tharindu Dissanayake, Dushan Jayatilake, Sahan Damanwate, Nimesh Senanayake, Pulinda Gunatilake, Bimsara Samaratunge, Kasun Ekanayake, J. Jayawardene, Nipuna Kumarasiri, Kasun Karunatilake, Isuru Prabodha, Kavin Siriwardene, S. Senanayake,