St. John’s win Battle of the North One Day encounter

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The 17th annual limited overs encounter between St. John’s College Jaffna and Jaffna Central College, and several other Big Matches took place in several venues around Sri Lanka.

Jaffna Central College were restricted to 221 runs after they won the toss and elected to bat first in the limited over encounter against traditional rivals St John’s College. St. John’s chased down the target in 46 overs, losing 8 wickets as A. Sukethan top-scored for them with 61 runs.

Battle of the North ends in a draw despite tense final session

Jaffna Central College were given a target of 232 runs in 40 overs in the final session to win. They were on course…

Earlier in the day, Anton Abishek picked up 4 wickets for St. John’s College. The match was played at St. John’s College grounds in Jaffna.

Jaffna Central College221 (46) S. Sarankan 36, A. Nithushan 32, B. Kujasathus 26, B. Inthujan 22, R. Raj Clinton 20, Anton Abishek 4/37, Anton Saraan 3/21

St. Johns College222/8 (48) A. Sukethan 61, M. Abinash 53, T. Dinoshan 24*, K. Tarishan 23, S. Mathusan 3/24, T. Vithusan 2/32

St. John’s College Jaffna won by 2 wickets

Photos: St John’s College Jaffna vs Jaffna Central College | Battle of the North – 17th Limited Overs Encounter


56th Battle of the Pasdun Korale

The 56th encounter between Ananda Sastralaya and St. Mary’s College in Matugama ended in a draw, with the latter taking major honours. The match which was played at the Matugama Public grounds came to an end today.

Ananda Sastralaya Matugama 276/9d (82) Madura Malshan 85, Pulindu Prabhashwara 56, Sithum Deshan 50, Kovindu Wickramasinghe 5/74, Theekshana Liyanage 4/70

St. Mary’s College Matugama – 358/7 (103.1) Hiran Lakshitha 66, Naveen Devinda 148, Kovindu Wickramasinghe 44, Leshan Welgama 42, Sahan Vithanage 2/41, Enula Avishka 2/64

Match Drawn


15th Uva Battle of the Golds

The 15th Battle of the Golds in Uva also ended in a draw today at the Bandarawela Municipal grounds. The Josephians from Bandarawela took major honours after they enforced the follow-on on their opponents in the 2nd innings.

Bandarawela Central College were bundled out for 95 after St. Joseph’s scored 292 in their 1st innings. Bandarawela Central College were on 111/7, still behind St. Joseph’s, at close.

St. Joseph’s College Bandarawela 292 (77.2) Kaushan Sasanka 103, Maleetha Madeewa 60, Malith Thilanka 25, Chamidu Hashen 20, Avishka Hansana 3/31, Janeesha Hansaka 3/68

Bandarawela Central College 95 (45) Sadith Rathnayaka 26, Malintha Rangana 3/16, Kaushan Sasanka 2/25, Leshan Diluksha 2/24, Gayan Buddika 2/12 & 111/7 (46.1) F/O Janeesha Hansaka 31*, Lakshan Shalinda 26, Leshan Diluksha 5/42

Match Drawn

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10th Battle of the Peace

Saraswathy Central College, Badulla 172 (63) C. Theekshan 50, S. Prasad 41, Themiya Manusha 4/18, Dinara Shashmika 3/51 & 183/7d (52.1) C. Kingston 47, R. Gunaseegan 55, S. Santhush 22*, Pehasara Keshan 2/36, Dinara Shashmika 2/31

Badulla Central College 144 (40.3) Lakshan Madubashitha 39, Sachin Kavinda 29, Kavindu Himansa 24, S. Santhus 5/38, R. Gunaseegan 3/43, P. Kingston 2/12 & 91/4 (21) Dinara Shashmika 32, Leon Bonivencher 36, S Santhush 2/48

Match Drawn


3rd Battle of the Tuskers – One Day Encounter

Photos: Maliyadeva Model School Kurunegala vs Ibbbagamuwa Central College | Battle of the Tuskers – 3rd One Day Encounter

Maliyadewa Model School Kurunegala 198/7 (50) Imesh 50, Yohan 47, Gayan 30*, Milinda 20*, Yasiru 3/30, Tharanga 3/48

Ibbagamuwa Central College Ibbagamuwa 199/5 (49) Dilanka 55*, Prabuddha 42, Ravindu 30, Lahiru 2/22, Denuwan 2/34

Ibbagamuwa Central College won by 5 wickets


1st Battle of the Friends

Photos: Sri Sumangala Kandy vs Katugasthota Sri Rahula – 1st Friendship Battle

Rajapaksha Maha Vidyalaya Ahungalla 184 (57.3) Jayamuthu Dilhara 36, Malindu Priyadarshana 32, Sasindu Nimash 28, Sudesh Gasspika 26, Hirusha Gimhan 21*, Chanuka Dilshan 5/46, Mohommad Mafaz 3/36, Vishwa Tharanga 2/26 & 141 (29.5) Sasindu Nimash 52, Malindu Priyadharshana 23, Vishwa Tharanga 5/49, Mohammed Mafaz 2/45

Gnanissara Maha Vidyalaya Aluthgama 194 (54.5) Sithum Kalpa 47, Udhith Rashan 34, Mohammed Mafath 20, Hirusha Gimahan 3/71, Iroshan Sandamal 3/61, Jayamuthu Dilhara 2/19 Thushan Lakmal 2/11 & 134/7 (29.5) Chamod Ravin 30, Nimesh Anuruddha 25, Mohamed Mafaz 22*, Hirusha Gimahan 5/57

Gnanissara Maha Vidyalaya Aluthgama won by 3 wickets