Old Bens Cricket Carnival 2017 - A Resounding Success
Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 04 2017 03:49:43
The Six a Side Softball Cricket Tournament organized jointly by The Old Bens Sports Club and the College Cricket Wing was held on 29th & 30th July 2017 at the College Grounds after a lapse of 03 years and was a resounding success with the event organisers achieving their objectives. Past Cricket Capt. Denzil Perera was the Chairman of the Joint Organising Committee that comprised 21 members from the OBSC and the SBC Cricket Wing.
Past Cricket Captain and the POG at SBC , Mr. & Mrs. Vivian Saverymuthapulle were the Chief Guests.
The tournament for Old Boys Under 40 & Over 40 categories were worked out with 32 & 12 teams participating respectively.
The Under 40’s trophy in memory of the Past College Cricketer Late Bernard Shanmuganathan was donated by the family & was won by the “Combined Past Cricketers Team” and the Over 40’s trophy in Memory of the Past College Captain and Coach Late Mr. Terrence Perera was donated by his son Mr. Tyronne Perera and was won by the 87’ batch. Coincidently Tyronne was also the compere for the event.
Food Stalls with BBQ , Hot dogs, a Beer garden and DJ Music drew a large crowd of Old Boys & their families on both days. There was a get together at the Clubhouse soon after the event on Sunday.
With generous Sponsorships from the main Sponsors Mobil & Phoenix along with Radio & Media sponsorship from KISS FM and a Silver sponsorship from the Local Clothes Store Zuzi & Commercial Credit and many other donors from OBA in UK & Old Boys from, Canada, USA , Australia, Bahrain & Old Boys and Past Cricketers from SL made achievement of the target possible.
The monies thus raised will go for the development of Cricket at College at all levels and also for Sports activities of Old Bens Sports Club who are in the Inter club arena in 05 major Sports.
Due to the popularity and its success the Organisers are very optimistic & keen to have the event on a regular basis at least once in 02 years in the future.