by Reemus Fernando
‘Battle of Dematagoda’, the annual cricket big
match between St. John’s College and St. Mathews’ College
Dematagoda will be played at the Railway Grounds on Saturday
after a lapse of 31 years.
The big match was last played at the Police
Ground in 1976 and this will be the second time the two teams
meet each other. The annual affair has received the blessings of
past cricketers and the old boys of the two colleges who are
looking forward for cricket to prosper in the two institutions
with the recommencement of the stalled encounter.
St John’s will be led by A. Sajeevan while St.
Mathews will be captained by Noel Bernard.
St. John’s College
A. Sajeewan (Captain), M. Rinzan (Vice Captain),
R. Roshan, M. Shasil, A. Divakar, M. Shain, M.F.N. Rinzan, A.
Aravindan, Nadeera Madushan, M. Jazim, M. Umarshan, N. Tyron,
Roshan Anthony David, N. Nawsadeen, Nayanajith Dias, S. Asmadeen,
M. Arif, M. Rishad
St. Mathews’ College
Noel Bernard (Captain), Gayan Lakmal (Vice
Captain), Niroshan Madushanka, Tharaka Madushanka, Benedict
Nilan, Danushka Dilshan, Romesh Nilantha, Kasun Rukshan,
Wickrama de Zilva, Damith Sanjeewa, Harshana Indika, Dilip
Kumara, Amith Madushanka, Krishantha Rajendra, Joseph Dixon,
Danushka Madushanka, Namal Sampath, Mohammed Niprash, Kasun
Kavinda, S. Dharshana.