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Rajans Group of 94 celebrated the Big Match 2011 in grand style as Rajans defeated Kingswoodians to claim the trophy putting an end to the 30 years of draws starting from 1980.

KCK batted first and scored 117. Then Rajans scored 169 for the loss of 6 wickets at the end of Day1 and declared. Our bowlers restricted the KCK for 127 for their 2nd Innings and Rajans scored the victories 76 runs by losing just 3 batsmen and claimed the trophy

It was the very first school cricket encounter to be played at Pallekele International stadium.

Rajans Group of 94 joined the crowd to cheer Rajans Cricket team

Rajans Group of 94 at Bigmatch 2011
The batch mates of Rajans Group of 94 @ Pallekele International Stadium

Organizing committee of the Rajans Group of 94 led by Sanjeewa Hulangamuwa put up an excellent plan which made the Group of 94 the most outstanding of all. Most of the colleagues including the KCK praised the organizing of our Group.

Rajans Group of 94 marching towards Pallekele
The double decker of Rajans Group of 94 was escorted by the rolling thunder led by Tharanga Gamage's Honda

The Double Decker

The double decker - a whole new feature in Big Match
The Double Decker - a whole new feature in Big Match

A whole new concept was introduced to the big match by using a double decker to roam in the Kandy city and to get the Group of 94 to the Pallekele grounds. It was filled with Papare music which rocked even the pedestrians in Kandy city. Bus was escorted by our own super Bike gang which was led by Tharanga Gamage’s thundering Honda. In future this will become a mandatory feature in Big Matches in other schools.

The papare
The Papare music added an extra punch to the celebrations

Just two more to win
The crowd waiting anxiously as two more runs are needed to make history. Dharmaraja college was on the edge of ending the 30 years of consecutive draws . . . and we did it

The historical moment
The moment of glory .. Dharmaraja college defeated Kingswood college in the 105th Battle of the Maroons on 26th of March 2011


The Score Board

Kingswood 117 in 38.5 overs (N. Weerakoon 50, L. Madushan 30, Y. Atukorale 22; N. Karunaratne 3 for 34, D. Lanka 3 for 38, M. Ratnayake 1 for 14) and 127 in 60 overs (Y. Atukorale 23, L. Madushan 31, M. Premawardena 20, N. Unamboowe 17, N. Karunaratne 3 for 36, L. Herath 2 for 6)

Dharmaraja 169 for 6 in 38 overs (S.Gunasekera 53, N. Weerakkodi 43, H. Munaweera 26, N. Karunaratne 24; Y. Athukorale 2 for 21, C.Gunasekera 2 for 29, L. Hettiarachchi 2 for 32) and 76 for 3 in 19 overs (K. Wijekoon 12, S. Weerakkodi 24, H. Munaweera 12 n.o; Y. Atukorale 1 for 11, C. Gunasekera 1 for 17, L. Madushan 1 for 11)
Limited Overs Cricket Encounter between Dharmaraja and Kingswood

The limited overs cricket encounter between the Rajans and Kingswoodians was held on 3rd of April 2011 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Every one expected an easy win by Rajans as they had already beaten the KCK team in the big match just a week ago. But Cricket is an unpredictable game .. Kingswoodinas beat Rajans in this match by two wickets.

Rajans batted first and were dismissed for 168. KCK spent only 8 wickets to surpass this score and won the match by 2 wickets.

We convey our heartiest congratulations to our brothers for winning is game . . . Congratulatioins Kingswoodinas !

(Updated @ 1945hrs Local time on 03rd of April 2011)

6 Comments:

  1. Prasanna Jayamanna said...
    Congratulations Rajans .. You all deserve it .. better luck next time KCK
    :(
    Anonymous said...
    Congratulations Rajans .

    Dharmaraja College seem to Dominate in this game again.

    Best regards

    Dr. V. W. Jagath Vasanthathilaka
    Anonymous said...
    jaye well done bazzza
    Anjana (Sri Lanka) said...
    Thanks a lot for the comment Dr. Vasanthathilaka. We (Group of 94) is really glad you read our blog
    TC
    Anonymous said...
    ela ela
    nice blog
    Madawa Premakumara said...
    Good luck KCK! Never give up .. finally we all are brothers. Congratz Rajans

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