DS wins friendly battle in Australia
It was a highly anticipated contest to look forward to all year
through as the talented boys of DS Senanayake College took on the
competitive Mahanama team in the Battle of the Golds.
The inaugural T20 was held at the Fregon Reserve, Clayton, Australia
recently the among hundreds of devoted fans who turned out to support
their teams bearing flags of black, gold and white.
The event was organized by Black and Gold of Victoria led by its'
President Mangala Banneyake and the Old Boys Association of Mahanama
College in Victoria led by their president Champaka Somaratne with the
aim of promoting friendly competition between the two rival teams.
Black and Gold of Victoria is a pioneering group of past pupils from
DS Senanayake College who along with their great leadership and
futuristic outlook has carried out events such as this to promote
friendship and harmony among its members and their families. Therefore
it was a fitting victory when the DS team emerged victorious at the
recently held inaugural T20 cricket tournament.
DS started their winning streak when they won the toss and took the
field with the aim of restricting Mahanama to a manageable total. They
were led from the front by their captain, who handled his men on the
field with such precision to limit Mahanama to a total of 81. With the
target set, young men of DS proceeded to the pitch to bat with a win in
What would have been a achievable target was made a challenge when DS
lost quick wickets leaving the audience testing their patience and
nerves. With the match on the line, the remaining two at the wicket
balanced solid defence, respecting good balls, with a run-scoring
mindset as DS emerged victorious with two overs to spare. Kosala
Kuruppuarachchi, a former Sri Lankan national test player from DS
Senanayake College was the match referee for this T20 encounter.
Black and Gold of Victorias' efforts of making this event a success
turned out to be a riveting contest allowing flag bearers of black and
gold head home with elation. Not surprisingly, after such a memorable
performance, the confidence of young men from DS and Black and Gold of
Victoria will not subside quickly.
Also on the field was a friendly contest on invitation by Black and
Gold of Victoria where young ladies from Visakha and Museus College
battled it out for the Battle of the Blues. A thrilling victory by
Visakha brought much joy to all Visakhian fans present at the venue.