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 Trinity - Antonian clash for Aluvihare Trophy

The One-Day cricket between Trinity College and St. Anthony’s College the 40th game of the series will take place today at the Asigriya Stadium for the Sir Richard Aluvihare trophy. This match will be played under the distinguished patronage of 1992 Trinity College captain Kelum Ediriisnghe. These two teams have faced each other in 39 one day matches. Out of which, Trinity has won 18 (12 at Asgiriya and 6 at Katugastota) whereas St. Anthony’s have come out victorious on 17 occasions (11 at Katugasota and 6 at Asgiriya). One game ended in a tie with both teams making the same total and three games ended without a result due to wet weather (1993, 2003 and 2008).

The series that commenced in 1980 This has been a regular fixture over the last four decades except for 2001, 2020 and 2021. Trinity’s recent domination includes a run of seven games without being beaten since 2013 (6 wins and a tie) with the last Antonian win coming in 2012 under Kanishka Ranaraja. This season performance-wise both sides are equal, but anything can happen.

In the batting-friendly conditions, this match has the potential of being dominated by the bowlers. Trinity College side is led by a fine cricketer Akram Muthalib who is a good bat and scored good runs this time highest 162 and he is the stumper of the side, his vice captain is Mathhsha Pathirana and the rest of the players like Pawan Pathiraja, Vubath Ehelapola, Theeraka Ranathunga, Manula Kularthne, Dinuk Tennakoon too have done well with the ball and sure to give a good display.

St.Anthony’s College is led by talented all round cricketer Chamindu Wickremasinghe who is a solid opening bowler and his deputy is Asitha Wanninayake rest of the talented players are Traveen Mathew,Chandimal Herath, Kavindu Shehan M. Aaqil Are sure to do well with the rest of the players.

Trinity College Squad - Akram Muthalib – Captain, Matheesha Pathirana -Vice captain,. Pawan Pathiraja, Theeraka Ranatunga, Ranuda Somaratne, Rahal Amarasinghe, Manula Kularatne, Vibhavith Ehelepola, SupunWaduge, Tharana Wimaladharma, Kusal Wijethunga, Vihan Mudunkotuwa, Themiya Jayasundara, Dinuka Tennakoon, Viduka Dammage, Dinusha Pieris, Yewan Hulangamuwa, Janith Waranakula, Kaveen Gamage,Coach - Naveen Ekanayake, Trainieer Bandulla Pushpakumara, MIC Brian Senaratne

St. Anthony’s College squad – Chamindu Wickremasinghe – Captain, Asitha Wanninayake – Vice Captain, Chandimal Herath, Divyesh Raniah, Lahiru Abeyasinghe, Traveen Mathew, Kavindu Sehan, Bimsara Jayasekara, Yasiru Gamaarachchi, Jayaodya Amasrasena, Mohamed Aaquil, Rhusara Ekanayake, Induwara Galapitage, Kanesha Rajapakse, Kaveesha Piyuymal, Charuka Ekanayake, Ravindu Kapuwatuwa, Rayan Anthonys, Coach Suneth Gunatilake Traineer Priyantha Kumara, MIC Lenin Jayasinghe

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