This was the second edition of the tournament. The first took place in 2019 with 8 school teams. This year 12 teams took part, some Special features were coloured kits, pink balls and 9a side matches.
Teams took part are,
St. Peters College
St. Benedict’s College
St. John’s College Jaffna
St John’s College Nugegoda.
Colombo Vivekananda College
D.S. Senanayake College
Jaffna Central College
St Joseph’s s College
It has been some time for some of the players to play cricket in a major tournament, but despite their age and injuries, all players gave a good fight for their teams in various stages. There were some brilliant individual performances as Mr. Kanchana Rodrigo from Isipathana, Mr. Tilan Wijesingha from D.S & Mr. Manoj Prasanga from St’ Joseph’s. It was unfortunate that they couldn’t take their teams to the finals at the end.
It was a special moment because 2 teams from Jaffna took part and Colombo Vivekananda also participated for the first time in a major tournament in the UK.
Nalanda College and Jaffna Central played the plate finals & Jaffna central won the match easily.
St John’s Jaffna & St John's Nugegoda made it to the finals but unfortunately 2 overs before the end of the match, umpires decided it’s too dark for players to carry on. The title was shared between the two teams.
Best Bowler of the Tournament:
Mr. Amila Peries (St John's Nugegoda)
Best Batsman of the tournament:
Mr. Anthony Benedic (St’ Jones jaffna)
Player of the tournament:
Kanchana Rodrigo (Isipathana College)
Also on the day there was a netball tournament, Proudly we can tell that these two teams are all Sri Lankan players, Kandy high school and Titans.
Titans who used to play primer Division UK 5 years ago. All experienced players who represented the Sri Lankan National team and most of others were national pool players too. Ms. Gayathri Lankathilaka who participate more than 100 international Games under Sri Lankan National flag. All players really enjoy the event and we proudly need to mention that was the first time in history that they played in Sri Lanka event as Titans (MTSSC).
While mums & dads were playing these games kids enjoyed the mini football and showed their talents too.
St peters vs other schools played touch Rugby match which entertained the crowd at the end of the day too.
Fresh food stalls fulfilled the event by providing delicious traditional Sri Lankan meals to all.
Organised by Sri Lankan Sports Carnival
Media Coverage by www.apisrilankan.com
Official Photography by Praneeth Hettiarachchi