Battle of the Maroons

Ananda vs Nalanda

50th Battle of the Maroons

Ananda Captain

Thilan Wijesinghe

Sixth year coloursman. A right hands batsman of distinction. Scored four centuries in school cricket in 1976. In 1977 scored three centuries including one in the bigmatch against Nalanda. Was adjudged the Sri Lanka schools best batsman in 1976.(org. Observer & Times). Toured Pakistan with Sri Lanka under 19 team in 1976. Played for the combined colleges this year against the Pakistan under 19 Team. Plays Sara cricket for Tamil Union.

P. Sarawanamuttu Stadium

March 24th and 25th of 1979

The 50th battle of the maroons ended in a draw.

Nalanda Captain

Upul Gamage

Fourth year coloursman. Attractive left hand batsman who can tear any attack to pieces. Has so far scored 1003 runs this season with three centuries including a brilliant 150 as his highest against Maliyadeva. A very smart fielder in any position. A shrewed captain.

Ananda Team

Seated (left to right)
Upul Samarakoon, Arjuna Ranatunga, Adel Hashim, Charith Senanayake, Rohitha Perera,Thilan Wijesinghe(Captain), Brendon Kuruppu, Lalith Hewawitharana, Deepal Dharmasekara, Kamal Dharmasiri, Nishantha Gunaratne.

Standing (left to right)
Dhammika Perera, Chandima Mapatuna, Dhammika Ranatunga,Janak Hewagama, Razalie Noordeen, Lasith Cumaratunga, Roshan Abysinghe, Oshadie Weerasinghe, Darrel Silva, Buddhisrilal Marambe, Nalaka Dharmaratne.

Absentees
Senaka Ekanayake (Vice Captain).

Nalanda Team

Seated (left to right)
Roshan Gunaratne,Bandula de Silva, Shammi Silva(Vice Captain),Upul Gamage(Captain), Keerthi Ranasinghe,Sanath Kaluperuma, Devaka Mahanama.

Standing (left to right)
Dushan de Silva, Ajith Wickramasinghe, Nihal Pitigala, Hasitha Caldera, Samantha Guruge, Chandana Weerasinghe, Gihan Weerasinghe.