Old Peterites dominate Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular

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cvxcvBy Shamseer Jaleel reporting from Kandy

The Golden Jubilee Saints Quadrangular Tournament, hosted by St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota, was worked off in Kandy over the last two days and saw the Old Peterites winning all the events (cricket, rugby and basketball).

At rugby the Old Peterites stamped their class when they won the Sevens rugby competition, beating the hosts 40-7 in Nittawela. Out of the three sports the Bambalapitiya lads dominated with three wins with St. Joseph’s College winning one of them from the four held so far.

Cricket was worked off in Asgiriya (Over 40) where the Antonians fell short by 12 runs against a well-drilled Peterite team in the finals. The Peterites were well supported by a brilliant century from Asanga Perera of the Colombo school. Former Antonian opening batsman and district coach Suresh Peiris scored a brilliant unbeaten 80 which was nevertheless insufficient to pull off a dramatic win for the Katugastota lads.

In the Below 40 age group event in Katugastota once again, the lads from Bambalapitiya showed their class by beating their traditional rivals the Old Joes by 32 runs. 

The basketball event was worked off at the Gateway school courts in Kandy where the Old Peterites showed their quick moves to outclass the Old Joes 71-41.

The Josephians lead the series tally with 16 wins in the Main Quadrangular event while the Antonians lead the series tally in the Over 40’s with seven wins. The Benedictines have dominated basketball with 10 wins in 12 editions of the tournament while the Peterites have won the rugby tournament thrice in four outings. 

Cricket Over-40 years final

Old Peterites 194 for 4 in 23 overs

Asanga Perera 103, Indunil Anthony 48

Old Antonians 183 for 5 in 23 overs

Indika Galagoda 66, Suresh Peiris 80 not out

Susantha Bandara 2 for 35

Cricket Below 40 years final

Old Peterites 252 all out in 39.4 overs

Janith Liyanage 88, Chathura Peiris 36

Oshen Silva 3 for 25

Old Joes 221 all out in 37.5 overs

Roshane Silva 52, Piyomal Perera 59 and Upeksha Jayathilake 46

Vinod Perera 4 for 42 


Old Peterites beat Old Joes 42-0, Old Joes beat Old Bens 20-7, Old Peterites beat Old Bens 42-0, Old Antonians drew with Old Joes 12-12


Old Peterites beat Old Antonians 40-7  


Old Peterites beat Old Joes 71-41

Cricket day 1

Below 40 years

Old Antonians 144 in 34.3 overs

 Nipuna Ratnayake 21, Manoj Chandraratne 21, Aruna Bandara 25

Y. Yashan 3 for 22

Old Josephians 149 for 5 in 35.3 overs

Piyumal 57 not out, Rosco Thatil 29, Ian Daniel 17 not out

Suneth Hettiarachchi 2 for 22

Over 40 years

Old Benedictines 74 in 22.5 overs

Carmen Mapatuna 38

Russel Arnold 3 for 10, Indunil Anthony 2 for 0, Sanjaya Rajapakse 2 for 12

Old Peterites 75 for 5 in 15.5 overs

Damien Tissarachchi 29, Asanga Perera 19

Mithila Rajapakse 2 for 13, Anith Perera 2 for 14

Old Josephians 82 in 19 overs

Krishan Tillekeratne 21, Sanjeev Rasiah 17 not out

Azary Mohideen 4 for 10, Asela Herath 3 for 20, Chintaka Girihagama 2 for 9

Old Anthonians 85

Champika Siriwardena 37, Suresh Pieris 19 not out

Denham Cramer 2 for 11

Old Benedictines 231 for 9 in 50 overs

 Madura Madushanka 93, Yohan Soysa 26, Sandun Sampath 19

Arjuna Liyanage 3 for 41

 Old Peterites

232 for 2 in 20.1 overs

 Shehan Fernando 136 not out, Lahiru Milantha 57

Jason Perera 2 for 49