The 68th Battle of the Golds cricket encounter between Sri Sumangala College (SSC) and Moratu Maha Vidyalaya (MMV) played behind closed doors, ended in a draw at De Soysa Cricket Stadium at Moratuwa on December 29th.
Sri Sumangala College team was led by Tharana De Silva, and Rashan Kavishka led Moratu Maha Vidyalaya team. Sumangalians skipper Tharana De Silva won the toss and invited Moraliyans to bat first.
Moratu Maha Vidyalaya: 123 (46.3 overs) Chamindu Ravishan 31, Niraj Kavishka 23, Vishwa Lahiru 3/16, Vidusha Peiris 3/24 Sri
Sumangala College: 173/6 (54 overs) Tharana De Silva 50, Duranka Silva 36, Prabash Jayasekara 32, Dilan Tharaka 2/34, Rashan Kavishka 2/42
This prestigious encounter was graced by distinguished invitees from both colleges. Sumangalian, Sri Lankan Airlines Captain Kasun Hewage, and Moraliyan, 2018 Sri Lanka U19 Cricketer Nishan Madushka attended as guests of honors of the award ceremony. Sumangalian, Former High Commissioner to South Africa & Kenya, the President of Sri Sumangala College Colombo Union, HE Sunil De Silva, Sumangalian, President of Merchantile Cricket Association, Mr. Nalin Wickramasinghe, the Principal of Sri Sumangala College, Lt. Colonel L. G. P. B. Liyangaskumbura, the Principal of Moratu Maha Vidyalaya U. V. Gunarathna, the President of Sri Sumangala College Past Cricketers’ Association, Mr. Saman Kumara, the Secretary of Old Moratu Vidyaliyans Sports Club Mr. Chandana Wickramasinghe, members of Sri Sumangala College Past Cricketers’ Association, and invitees from Sri Sumangala College Old Boys’ Association graced the awards ceremony.