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Matting for Kingswood

The Central Province Sports Minister, Thilina Tennakoon, an old Rajan gifted a matting to his rival school Kingswood College last week, which is going to help the cricketers in a big way.

Kingswood cricket

Prior to the commencement of the 2018/19 season Kingswood cricketers participated in a motivational and leadership-team building programme at Kaudioya last weekend. This was held at the Kudoya Commando training centre, which was organized by the Kingswood cricket wing with the backing of Cricket chief Malcolm Perera and POG and vice Principal Lanka Francis. They will be opening the season with a game against Nalanda College.

Old Sylvestrians SC hockey

Old Sylvestrians Sports Club headed by U.S.K. Kodithuwakku has planned to conduct a girls and boys hockey seven-a-side tournament for under-19 and they will be inviting all schools who have the name Saint. This tournament should be one of the best in Kandy and most of the organizing part is finalized and now they are waiting for the ground confirmation at Bogambara Stadium. For further details contact U.S.K. Kodithuwaku on 075 718 0852

Trinity cricket next week

One of the oldest cricket playing schools Trinity College will start their 2018/19 season with the match against St. Servatius College on September 21 and 22 at Asgiriya. All rounder Pubudu Bandara, who scored over 1000 runs last season and earned the coveted Lion, is tipped to lead the side. Trinity are left with a few of last year’s players. The team is coached by Kavinda Jayasuriya, Assistant coach and Naveen Ekanayake.

Schools badminton

Sri Lanka Schools Badminton Association under-13 tournament which was organized by Chandrananda College, at the Municipal Indoor Stadium over three days. 120 schools with 1500 players participated. In the ‘A’ division (Boys) St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa emerged champions and Richmond College Galle were runners-up, (Girls) Sujatha Girls College Matara were champions and Maeuseus College Colombo were runners-up. In the ‘B’ division (Boys) Asian Grammar school Gothatuwa emerged champions and Royal International School Kurunegala were runners-up. Among the girls, Maliyadewa Kurunegala emerged champions while Dharmapala Pannipitiya were the runners-up. ‘C’ division (Boys) champion, Gateway International school Rajagiriya, runners-up Lumbini College Colombo; (Girls) champions St. Anthony’s Convent Kandy and runners-up Prince of Wales College Moratuwa.

Theeksha to lead Antonians

St. Anthony’s College will open their cricket season 2018/19 against Vidyartha College on Sept. 28 and 29 at Katugastota and the side will be led by Theeksha Gunasinghe. Suneth Gunatilake is their new coach who is capable of taking the school back to its former position.

Cricket was introduced to the school in 1903 and a team known as ‘St. Anthony’s College Cricket Club’ consisting of staff and schoolboys was formed under the captaincy of Fr. Andrew.

Rising Birds champions

Rising Fire Birds CC won the Poornawatha Dynamic SC’s 3rd six-a-side tennis ball cricket tournament. The second place went to Unicorn Nights CC. It was a well organized cricket tournament played at the Provincial Council grounds at Digana on Sunday. Suren of the champion team was adjudged the man of the final, the best batsman of the tournament was Sumedha of Battle Baklsters CC, best bowler was Ilham from Unicorn Knights CC, best catch of the tournament was by Dilan Ratwatte of Battle Blasters CC, best all-rounder of the tournament was Ishara of Unicorn Knights CC and the fairplay award went to Devaraj of the champion team. All winners were presented with trophies.