St. Benedict's to host Sesquicentennial Year Double Wicket Cricket Tournament
Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on April 19 2015 11:53:21
St. Benedictís College, Colombo, which is celebrating 150 years of education this year, has made elaborate arrangements to hold a double wicket leather ball cricket tournament on 25th and 26th April 2015 at the schoolís grounds, commencing at 10.00 a.m.

Action on both days will be played on a knockout basis. This tournament is being organised by the Old Bens Sports Club led by its President Malsiri Perera, a past cricketer and national basketball player.

This is the first time in Sri Lanka that such a tournament will be conducted among schools. The Tournament Committee is chaired by an ardent Old Boy of St. Benedictís College, past cricket Captain Basil Perera who will be ably assisted by a dynamic committee comprising all past cricketers who have represented St. Benedictís at the senior level during their heyday.

At present 16 schools have confirmed their participation, namely St. Benedictís College, Royal College Colombo, S. Thomasí College Mount Lavinia, St. Josephís College Colombo, St. Peterís College Colombo, Ananda College Colombo, St. Aloysius College Galle, St. Johnís College Jaffna, St. Anthonyís College Katugastota, Prince of Wales Moratuwa, St. Anthonyís College Wattala, St. Maryís College Chilaw, De La Salle College Colombo, St. Sebastianís College Moratuwa, De Mazenod College Kandana and St. Anneís College Kurunegala.

Attractive cash prizes will be on offer. All cricket lovers are cordially invited to be present and cheer on their respective school.