Clean sweep for Old Peterites at the Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular Tourney 2017
Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on August 29 2017 11:28:33
The Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular Tournament hosted by St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota and worked off in Kandy during the weekend (26th & 27th August), saw Old Peterites winning all the events (Cricket, Basketball and Rugby).
Rugby - Old Peterites stamped their class, winning the sevens tournament beating the host 40/07 at Nittawela.
Cricket – (Over 40’s) Antonians fell short by 12 runs against the Peterites in the finals played at Asgiriya.
Cricket – (Under 40’s) Old Peterites overcame their traditional rivals Old Joes by 31 runs in the finals played at Katugastota.
Basketball – Old Peterites continued their supremacy in the tournament winning the basketball event outshining Old Josephians by 71/48.
The Josephians lead the series tally with 16 wins in the main cricket tournament while the Antonians lead the series tally in the over 40’s with seven wins. The Benedictines have dominated the basketball with 10 wins in 12 editions whiles the Peterites have won the rugby tournament thrice in four competitions.
Former Benedictine Cricket Captain, Joe Savarimuttupulle graced the occasion as Chief Guest whiles Rev. Fr. Henry Wijeratne - Principal St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota was present as guest of honor.
Among the other dignitaries present were, Premalal de Silva - Antonian Cricket Captain in 1973, Rev. Fr. Eugine Silva, Rev. Fr. Niranjan Wijeratne, (all from St. Anthony’s College , Katugastota), Wilhelm Brown, President SACK OBA - Colombo Branch, Malsiri Perera President OBSC, Preethiraj de Silva, President OJSC & Asela Lihinikaduwa, President POBU. Ranjit Peiris, President and Srilal de Silva Treasure (both from Saints Quad. Main Board)
Main Quad : (50 overs a side)
1st Semi Final - (reduced to 40 overs a side) : Old Josephians beat Old Antonians by 05 wickets.
Old Antonians - 144 in 34.3 overs & Old Joes 147 for 5 in 35.3 overs.
2nd Semi Final - Old Peterites beat Old Bens by 08 wickets.
Old Bens - 231/8 in 50 Overs & Old Peterites – 232/2 in 20.1 overs.
Final - (reduced to 40 overs a side ) : Old Peterites beat Old Josephians by 31 runs.
Old Peterites : 252 in 39.4 overs and Old Josephians : 221 in 37.5 overs
Old Peterites beat Old Joes 71/48 in the Final played at Gateway College Courts, Kandy