St. Peter's College OBA UK Champions, Festival of Cricket 2015

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The 27th annual celebration of the biggest Summer Festival for Sri Lankans in the United Kingdom was held on Sunday, 12th July, 2015 at the picturesque Hainault Recreation Ground, Redbridge. Sri Lankans in the UK spent a wonderful sunny summer’s day enjoying excellent cricket, with fun and excitement prevalent at inter-school Big Matches, combined with a very happy party atmosphere throughout the day with live band music, UK and Sri Lankan trade stalls, International hot food stalls, Beer tent, and children's entertainment.

It was reminiscent of school days, at the 31 FOC member School Marquees of Ananda, De Mazenod, Dharmaraja, Dharmasoka, DS Senanayake, Holy Cross, Isipathana, Joseph Vaz, Kingswood, Mahanama, Mahinda, Maris Stella, Nalanda, Rahula, Richmond, Royal, St. Aloysius, St. Anthony's, St. Benedicts, St. Joseph's, St. Michael's, St. Peter's, St. Sebastian's, St. Thomas, Thurstan, Trinity, Wesley, Maliyadeva, Shivananda, Methodist Central and Zahira colleges. It was also an opportunity to meet long lost school mates, meet new friends and enjoy a day of Cricket.

Results Summary:
Champions: St. Peters College OBA UK
Plate: D. S. Senanayake College OBA UK

St. Peter's College OBA UK beat Royal College OBA UK by 1 run to be crowned as the new Champions, Festival of Cricket.
D. S. Senanayake College OBA UK wins the plate by beating Maris Stella College OBA UK with margin of 23 runs.

Player of the tournament: Akshu Fernando. ( Peter's )
Best Bowler: Tharindu Denipitiyage ( Peter's )
Best Batsman: Chathura Peiris ( Peter's )

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