Golden Jubilee 'Battle of the Babes' March 28 and 29
CRICKET: 50th Battle of the 'Babes' between Vidyartha and St.
Sylvester's Kandy will be played on the 28th and 29th of March at the
Asgiriya International Cricket stadium.
In the 49 encounters that have been played so far, St. Sylvester's
are in the lead with 12 wins while Vidyartha have 3 wins with 34
encounters ending in draws.
Among the cricketers produced by the St. Sylvester's in the past are
Nimal Samarasekera, Anton, Malcolm and Ronald Perera (all brothers),
Tudor Gunaratne, Mervyn Rodrigo, Parakrama Jayasinghe, Jayathilake
brothers and Colombage brothers to name a few.
Vidyartha college has produced players in the Calibre of Thushara,
brothers, Chamara and Chaminda Kodikara, K. Bowatte, Sunil Munasinghe,
Kosala Gunasekera, R. M. Lafeer (now DIG), K. Boruppa and C. Gajanayake
(now DIG), to name a few.
Vidyartha team is led by Nadun Chaturanga Basnayake, 5th year player
and a fine allrounder. He is being supported by senior players like
Sachitra Wijekoon, Maduka Weerasekera, Dililina Kaushalya and Sameera
St. Sylvester's are led by the dashing batsman Mohamed Feshal, 5th
year player and a centurian. He is well supported by senior players like
Roshan Jayatissa, Chanaka Silva, Yasheera Shanuka and Chanaka Colombage.