75th Joe-Pete encounter: St.Peter’s determined to avenge last year’s defeat to St. Joseph’s

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CRICKET: St. Peter’s will go all out to avenge last year’s defeat when they meet their traditional rivals St. Joseph’s for the 75th occasion in their annual `Big Match’ to be played at the P. Sara Stadium on March 6 and 7.

The match will be played for the Rev. Fr. Maurice Legoc Trophy.

The Peterite coach Ranmore Martinesz who captained the Bambalapitiya school in 1986, made his intentions clear that a positive approach to the game in the highest degree will be maintained at all times for them to make their `Diamond’ Jubilee ceremony a memorable one. The Joes won last year under the leadership of Ruwantha Fernandopulle. Anuk Silva was the Peterite skipper on that occasion.

The Peterites have five batsmen who have scored over 700 runs, theby faring prominently, namely skipper Angelo Perera, Vinod Perera, Chatura Pieris, Andri Berenger and Shivanga Ranasuriya. Isuru Pieris and Denham Perera too, have made useful contributions. The sides are led by two of the most promising all-rounders in school cricket today - Angelo Perera (St. Peter’s) and Shameera Weerasinghe (St. Joseph’s), and both represented the country at under 19 level.

Out of the 74 encounters played so far, the Joes have won 12 to the Peterites’ 7, with 55 matches drawn. Former Peterite and Leicestershire cricketer Clive Inman’s 204 n.o in 1954 is the highest individual score while Josephian Shenal Warnakula’s 9 for 41 in 1997 is the best bowling effort. Peterite Dion Walles took 9 for 53 in 1947 . Josephian skipper Shameera Weerasinghe too, has a remarkable record as an all-rounder. He has 880 runs which includes four centuries and three 50s and has taken over 92 wickets with his right-arm leg-spin. He has obtained match bags of 10 wickets on four occasions and has taken five wickets in an innings nine times.

By Ranjan ANANDAPPA

Source: http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2009/03/01/...

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