Big match blues and a firebrand Joe who lit up school cricket

Rohan Weerakkody who won the top award – Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in 1987

The 143rd Battle of the Blues between Royal College and S. Thomas’ College ended in a tame draw at the SSC ground last week. Thus, almost all key big matches were concluded, but with only the Battle of the Maroons between Ananda and Nalanda producing a result. S. Thomas’ lost five early wickets but late fight backs by Senesh Hettiarachchi (55) and Charuka Peiris (51) helped them to make 242 in 106.2 overs. Gishan Balasooriya (3 for 56), Sandesh Ramanayake (2 for 16) and Ramiru Perera (2 for 36) shared the wickets for Royal.

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Sunday Observer: 30.07.2022