Inaugural one-day 'Big Match' April 27.:
St. Anthony's Panadura takes on Shasthrananda Dehiwela
CRICKET: A 50-over cricket match for the first time with big match
status will be on the cards on April 27 for the Sampath Gunatilake
Trophy between St. Anthony's Boys College, Panadura and Shasthrananda
College, Dehiwela at the De Soysa Stadium, Moratuwa. The match starts at
It was Alex Fonseka - the Principal of St. Anthony's College Panadura
who introduced cricket to the school in 1944. The master-in-charge of
cricket at St. Anthoney's is H. Kumarasiri Peiris. Cricket was
introduced at Shasthrananda College by the first Principal M.B.W.
Piyatissa and the present Principal P.P.D.C. Pathirana worked hard for
the development of the game at school.
The game caught the interest of the boys at both schools over the
years and after hard work a 'big match' has been born. The present
teacher-in-charge of sports at Shasthrananda College is Ven.
Madugasthalawa Wimala Buddi Thera who takes keen interest in cricket and
other sport activities.
This inaugural limited-over cricket match between St. Anthony's
College Panadura and Shasthrananda College, Dehiwela is sponsored by
Help Lanka, England and Home Field School.
St. Anthony’s (Boys) College, Pandura - Seated (from left) :
Roshan Jayashantha, Eranda Hasitha (Captain), Dasum Nisanka
(Assistant Coach), Ven. Onegama Upali Thera (Deputy
Principal), J.M.D. Srath Mahinda (Principal), H. Kumarasiri
Peiris (Master-in-charge), Basil Jinendra (Coach), Premal
Malinda, Chaturanga Devapriya (Vice-Captain). Standing (from
left) : Nadeesha Sudharshana, Nuwan Dhanushka, Mohamed Silmi,
Dinushka Madushanka, Sahan Janitha, Shanuka Lakshan, Dinesh
Dimantha, Maura Chaturanga, Dulap Sulakshana. Absent : Rohan
Suresh, Sauru Sankalpa, Shanaka Priyamal.
Pic. by Susil Ratnaweera - Panadura North Group. Corr.
Shasthrananda College ... Seated (from left): Suranga
Priyadharshana (Coach), Charith Kumara (Vice-Captain), Ven.
M. Wimala Buddhi Thera (Master-in-charge), P.P.D.C.
Pathirana (Principal), Isuru Udayakumara (Captain), Kapila
R. de Silva (Coach), Middle row (from left) : Udeep Kumara,
Lahiru Namal, Sampath Maduranga, Manoj Veranga, V.H. Sumith,
Channa Kasun, Manoj Dilan, Amila Madusanka. Back Row (from
left) : Sanjeewa Gamage, Chaturakumara, Nipuna Nishantha,
Shanaka Shean, Gayan Sandatuwan, Roshan Priyakumara. Pic. by
Susil Ratnaweera - Panadura North Group Corr.