Bit of History
The fact that cricket at Prince of Wales College is over a century old is a little known fact. They debuted in the schools cricket arena under the guidance of G.C Mendis in 1896 with J.G Fernando as the first skipper. They played their first three games against Royal, Wesley and S. Thomas’ respectively, all three ending in defeats. But this did not deter this proud institution from becoming a prominent nursery for many future national cricketers.
Visit the March Madness Hub
In the early 1900’s Prince of Wales’ produced the likes of H.L. De Silva, M.J. Fernando, G.P. De Silva, W.O. De Silva, with O.L.F. Senarathne being the first Cambrian to represent the then Ceylon team in 1926. In the Post War era Cambrians have nurtured some of the greats in Granville de Silva, Amal Silva, D.S. de Silva, Chaminda Mendis, Hasantha Fernando and Darshana Gamage. Current Sri Lanka player Lahiru Thirimanna is also a proud product of Prince of Wales.