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.
Lankans remain upbeat even in defeat
Aussie Warner may not be fit to play:
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.
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.