The 5th Battle of the Gold’s in the UAE, a T20 cricket match between the old boys of the two prestigious colleges in Moratuwa, Prince of Wales and St Sebastian’s who are living and employed in United Arab Emirates will be worked off at Al Batayah Grounds, Sharjah on 23rd March 2018 (Friday).
Both schools have produced many national crickets. Somachandra De Silva, Amal Silva, Chaminda Mendis, Hasantha Fernando, Dharshana Gamage, Lahiru Thirimanna, Shehan Jayasuriya and current Sri Lanka Test, ODI & T20 opener, Kusal Menids from Prince of Wales College and from St, Sebastian’s College Susil Fernando, Prasanna Jayawardena, Dinusha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Roger Wijesuriya, Romesh Kaluwitharana, Sajeewa De Silva, Avishka Fernando and Amil Aponso etc.
The inaugural old Boys Big Match in the UAE was played in 2014 with the Old Cambrians winning the match with a crushing 103 runs over SEBS in UAE, However, the SEBS in the UAE have managed to win the last 3 encouters leading the series 3 to 1.
This years Old Cambrians team will be captained by Chamara Fernando and his deputy will be Dilan Abeyweera. SEBS in UAE will be led by Suneth Mendis with Ryan Mario as deputy.
A over 40 match is also scheduled on same day for the 3rd time and a Ladies match between the wives of the old boys of the two schools is also scheduled this year for the first time to make this a family event.
This year the Old Cambrians are eager to win the match after 03 consecutive defeats while the Sebastians will be eying their 4th consecutive win in the series.