Sanesh-De-Mel

Sanesh De Mel spoke to ThePapare.com what it means to him to have scored a magnificent 110 in the all-important ‘Battle of the Blues’ in 2014. Playing cricket at a cricket crazy ‘School by the Sea’, De Mel spoke on...

The Hill Captial will be draped with colour, tradition and festivities as the big match between their two illustrious schools Trinity College and St Anthony’s College march into its 100thyear. Whilst both schools and their alumni prepare to rejoice...
Michael-Tissera

To many of the younger Sri Lankan cricket fans, the name Michael Tissera, though familiar, is probably not one that brings to mind any vivid memories. However, students of the game will know Tissera as one of the pioneers...

Taking a break from his hectic schedule, the 27-year old technically correct right-hander was feeling nostalgic when we got in touch with him to re-live his experience at the 130th Battle of the Blues. Faahim’s match saving knock where...
Lahiru-Kumara

Exactly a year ago, 19-year-old Lahiru Kumara was seen at the 99th Trinity-Antonian cricket match bowling his usual deliveries, baffling the batsmen with his exorbitant pace. The papare bands and the Trinity bandwagon are right behind him, cheering-on every...

Sarinda Unamboowe CEO/ Managing Director of MAS Kreeda who was part of the 1981, 82 and 83 Royal College cricket teams reflects on his time at the big match and his life surrounded with sports. Sarinda was a true blue...
Trinity College Cricket Team 2017

As the curtains draw upon the school cricket season, the school where river, lake and mountain meet, Trinity College fine tune themselves in time for the centenary Hill Country Battle of the Blues against St. Anthony’s College that will...
Niroshan-Dickwella

Who do you think the all-time most successful Cricket captain at Trinity College, Kandy is? Let me give you a clue, he is a left handed wicket keeper batsman and a National cricketer…. No its not who you thought,...
Anura-Tennakoon

I had the privilege of playing in the prestigious Royal Thomian Cricket Encounter for five years from 1962 -1966. In 1962 as a 15 year old I was selected to play against Royal only on the morning of the...
S.Thomas' College Cricket Team 2017

The Battle of the Blues; the 138th Royal-Thomian cricket encounter, also known as 'The' Big Match will be played on the 9th, 10th and 11th March 2017, at the SSC grounds. The Battle of the Blues is known for not...