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Dharmaraja - Kingswood Big Match on March 24 and 25

Dharmaraja College and Kingswood College are waiting to come out for this year’s big match on March 24 and 25, This will be the 116th big match and the second oldest big match in the country. The first match was played in 1893 at the Bogambara ground. It was not exclusively a schoolboy match as they included a few members of the staff from both schools. The first all-schoolboy big match was played in 1899 with J.C. de Mel captaining Dharmaraja and T.B. Marshall leading Kingswood.

In the 115 matches played so far, Dharmaraja leads with 33 wins against 19 by Kingswood with 63 matches ending in draws. The last win for Dharmaraja was in 2015 under Tharusha Weragoda and Kingswood’s last win was in 1958 under Maurice Fernando. In 1918 Dharmaraja were all out for 9 runs, which to date is the lowest score in an innings in the series. the big match is played for the T B Tennakoon Memorial Trophy, known as the “Battle of Maroons”. The 34th 50-over match will be played on April 9 at Pallekele International stadium, for the Winston Hoole Trophy.


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