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140th Battle of the Blues – Bowling, Fielding and Wicketkeeping Records

Throughout its 140 year history, the Royal-Thomian has produced moments of brilliance, with players dazzling with the ball in their hands, outstanding fielding and wicketkeeping efforts. However, unlike batting, records related to bowling and fielding were, at times, not...

140th Battle of the Blues – Miscellaneous Records

The Royal – Thomian, needs no special introduction. The 140 year-old tradition goes back to 1879, when Mr. Ashley Walker, the Cricket master at Colombo Academy (Former Royal College), took the initiative of playing against S. Thomas’. In 1880 it...

Memories from the Past – 1916 – 1919

This is a story as told to me by my father, the Royal captain of 1919. He played for College from 1916 – 1919.Authors : Rohan Sahabandu & Jehan SahabanduLet me take you to the Royal – Thomian cricket match...

Ending an Eighteen Year Drought

Royal’s win in 1969 was the last result in the two - day game. Hopefully, readers of this article will be able to draw some comparisons with the eleven games that have ended in a result in the 40...

A series made in heaven – Cricket’s David vs Goliath story

Just a push off Oshada Fernando’s bat to mid-wicket for 1 run. It was a subdued end to what has been a phenomenal Test series in South Africa. Sri Lanka has secured arguably their most prestigious away Test series...

Mithun Hapugoda – the 33-minute showman!

You don’t actually need 80 minutes to make an impact as a player in a match. 40 minutes is more than enough to do the trick. Actually 33 minutes. That’s exactly how long Mithun Hapugoda spent on the park...

Thilaka Jinadasa requests for delay in Elections as World Cup draws near

After winning the Asian Championships in 2018, Sri Lanka Netball are now on the road to the Netball World Cup, scheduled to be held in Liverpool later this year.  With Netball’s showpiece event just 4 and a half months away,...

The greatest innings of all time?

“He does it, he absolutely does it. One of the greatest innings you’ll ever see!” Shaun Pollock was heard on commentary for Supersport as Kusal Perera hit the winning runs in the 1st Test against South Africa while Sri Lankans...

From Twin 200s to 10-fers: Extraordinary domestic stats explained

The Major Tier A League of the SLC Premier League tournament concluded yesterday (10th February) after 67 first-class matches in 73 days, crowning Colombo Cricket Club as champions for the 6th time in its 72-year history. This tournament will...

Sri Lanka Basketball, you ready?

A stellar performance in 2018 in both 5on5 and 3x3 formats of the game. Set to achieve great heights in 2019. Now, included in the long-term development plan initiated by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Sri Lanka Basketball, there...

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