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Royal College cricket team: seated (from left) M.T.N. Rauff (Senior Games Master), Heshan Kumarasiri, Supun Subasinghe, Milan Abeysekera, Imal Liyanage (Captain), Upali Gunasekera (Principal), Sarath Keerthisena (Vice Principal), Devin Pathmanathan, Gaurav Deva, Anjana Kudahetty, E.G.M. Rajakaruna
(Master In Charge), Neil Rajapakse (Coach). Standing (from left) Poorna Aluthge, Chamika Karunaratne, Heshan Ramanayake, Samapth de Silva, Roaneka Ahangamage, Anupa Tillekeratne, Isuru Gunatileka, Harith Samarasinghe. Picture by Chinthaka Kumarasinghe

Royal determined to make a winning comeback

Royal College, Colombo is making a determined effort to make a winning comeback after some crucial setbacks earlier during the season when they take on their traditional rivals S.Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia in their 133rd Battle of the Blues three-day cricket encounter which starts at SSC grounds, Colombo on Thursday. Discipline should always come first, be it in sports, education or any other area. Hence, Royal Principal Upali Gunasekera should be commended for the bold decision he took to maintain discipline earlier during the season. As a result, Royal had to play three key matches with a makeshift team, virtually with their second X1 team.

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Lankans remain upbeat even in defeat

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The Sri Lankan cricketers though losing the first of three Commonwealth Bank Tri series game to Australia in a close finish by 15 runs, still remain upbeat and are confident that they can avenge that defeat and take the contest to the third final. The second final will be played in Adelaide today and the conditions and the wicket will be more favourable to the Lankans.

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Anandians pile up 303 for 9 wickets

On a batsman dominated second day’s play on Sunday, a half century by Koshan Danushka helped Nalanda to force another no result in the 83rd ‘Battle of the Maroons’ Big Match between Ananda College and Nalanda College which ended in a draw at SSC Grounds in Colombo, yesterday.

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