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The 110th Battle of the Maroons between Dharmaraja College and Kingswood College, Kandy will be played for the TB Tennakoon Shield on March 18 and 19 at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.
Out of the 109 big matches played so far the Rajans are well ahead in the tally winning 35 matches while Kingswood has registered just 19 big match victories. The Rajans won last year's big match under Tharusha Weragoda and Kingswood have not won since 1958 when CM Fernando captained the team.The highest individual score in the series was recorded by Senaka Dissanayake of Dharmaraja College who made 200 in the 1983 big match played at Asgiriya, Kandy.
Clifford Ratnavibushana scored the highest for Kingswood when he made 167 in the 1959 big match played at Lakeview, Kandy. This writer had the privilege of leading the Dharmaraja team to victory in the 1965 big match by an innings and 43 runs


Dharmaraja: Venuka Galahitiyawa (Capt), Ruchira Pupulewatte, Deshan Gunasinghe, Nivantha Herath, Gihan Vitharana, Lahiru Samarakoon, Kasun Gunawardena, Bavantha Udangamuwa, Asmitha Rajapakse, Chaturanga Aludeniya, Shehan Vitharana, Kavindu Tillekeratne, Naveen Hippola, Supun Vithanarachchi, Rukmal Dissanayake, Achintha Rupanayake. Senaka Dissanaike (Coach), Manjula Udagedera (MIC).



Kingswood: Ruwantha Hathurusinghe (Capt), Avishka Chandrasiri, Meedun Weerasinghe, Tharindu Liyanage, Upamal Heenkende, Vimukthi Wijesiriwardena, Dilshan Walisundera, Yasod Kavinda, Salinda Dharmasena, Thutila Herath, Janith Tennakoon, Rangana Ratnayake, Ganidu Kamburugamuwa, Amila Jayaweera, Shanuka Ratnayake.
Indika Fernando (Coach), Sarath Ekanayake (MIC)

Source : Sunday Observer Sunday, 13 March 2016


Scoreboard 
Dharmaraja batted first and scored 179 (all out) for the first innings and at the end of day 1 Kingswood scored 45 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.

Day 2  Kingswood scored 200 for the loss of 9 wickets. Dharmaraja second innings 98 for the loss of 3

Result : Match drawn