Quarter finalists found in under-13 Astra Cup tourney

by Reemus Fernando

Ananda, St. Josephís, St. Peterís and Wesley are the only colleges from Colombo to have secured places in the quarter finals of the on-going Inter School Under-13 Division I Astra Cup championship which will commence its most competitive stage on Saturday.

St. Sylvesterís College, Kandy, Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda, De Mazenod College, Kandana and Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala are the outstation schools who have found spots in quarter-finals in Division I.

Meanwhile, all defending champions in Division I, II, and III of the Inter School Under-13 tournament have failed to reach the quarter finals.

Defending champions in the Division I, II and III, namely, St. Sebastianís College Moratuwa, Royal College, Panadura and St. Anthonyís College, Wattala, couldnít achieve the points needed to book a place in the quarter-finals.

This year, the tournament was played under a new league format which saw each successful team in the first round play in a relatively large second round league in several groups.

The quarter finals will commence with the Division III quarter final between Royal College Colombo and Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte on Friday.

Division I

St. Sylvesterís Kandy Vs Dharmasoka at Ambalangoda Karandeniya (19-20 Jan)

De Mazenod Kandana Vs St. Peterís Bambalapitiya at St. Peterís (22-23 Jan_

Maliyadeva Kurunegala Vs St. Josephís at Maliyadeva Grounds (19-20 Jan)

Wesley Colombo Vs Ananda Colombo

venue not decided (23-24 Jan)

Division II

St. Peterís Bambalapitiya Vs Dharmapala Pannipitiya at Pannipitiya(19-20 Jan )

Nalanda Colombo Vs Carey Colombo at Nalanda Ground (19-20 Jan)

Ananda Colombo Vs Royal Colombo at Royal Ground (20-21 Jan)

Rahula Matara Vs Tissa Kalutara at Tissa Ground (21-22 Jan)

Division III

St. Thomasí Kotte Vs C.W.W. Kannangara at Colombo

Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte Vs Royal Colombo at Royal Ground (18 Jan)

P. D. S. Kularatne Vs Siri Piyaratana

Zahira Gampola Vs Sandalankava Gampola 20 Jan



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