All island under 14 base ball tournament was head in recently ( 2020/01/17) at the Hapuagla Engendering faculty stadium with the participation of 14 base ball teams of Island wide. Richmond College won the championship by defeating Ananda college of Colombo at the finals. Further five Richmondites were appreciated as follows,
Best Pitcher K.G. Yasandu Kiriella
Best 1st Baseman K. Piyushan Thareen
Best 3rd Basemen W.S. Thamindu Pradeeptha
Best Shortstop W. Chamitha Senarathne
Best Catcher R.A. Kaveesha Randilu
Thaveesha Abeishek, Dilum Sudeera and Amshi de Silva of Richmond college have been selected to represent Sri Lankan team for upcoming under 19 Word Cup
Four senior Cricket players of the School Cricket team has been selected to play for the Under 19 Sri Lankan team for the upcoming Youth Asia Cup 2019 .
1.Captain Thaveesha Abishek
2.All Rounder Sandun Mendis
3.All Rounder Dilum Sudheera
4.All Rounder Amshi De Silva
WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!!!!
Richmond- Aloysius 26th Rugby encounter was held on the 15th of July at the Free investment Zone playground in Koggala.
Aloysius team came up with much positive approach to hold their Rugby title for consecutive third time but well prepared Richmond players shattered the hope of Aloysians by showing their best rugby performance after a long time. Both teams made a great thrill for the spectators and ended the match by showing 10-10 equal points on the score board. Richmonddite Sasidu Kavinda was awarded as the best player of the game for the Richmond side while Dulara Malinga of Richmond College was awarded as the most disciplined player of the game. After three years of real thirst of victory Richmond players were able keep much pride and dignity of the Richmond Rugby by possessing more credit for their side although match was ended drawn
A thrilling episode of Richmond-Mahinda annual cricket encounter unfolded at Galle International Cricket Stadium on 15th & 16th of March as Richmond Cricketers defeated the rivals, Mahinda College by 6 wickets. Richmond College captain Thavesha Abhishek kept his promises made the other night at Principal’s dinner guiding his team to an epic win with an unbeaten 99 in the second innings. It was a professional display of cricket by Richmond senior cricketers taking calculated risk and everybody was of the view that they experienced the best big match of the lifetime.
Having won the toss Richmond captain invited the Mahindian to take first lease of the wicket. Mahindians were very aggressive right from the start and scored quick runs at a rate of around five runs per over. Nipun Mlinga scored quick 44 off 28 balls after falling to Sandun Mendis. Mahindians scored 197 all out and some thought that Richmond captain would have bat first. Dilum Sudheera took 5 for 52 while Sandun Mendis captured 3 for 52. Richmondites were in all sorts of trouble when they were 56 for 6 and Sandun Mendis and Vimud Sapnaka came into their rescue. Sandun Mendis and Vimud Sapnaka scored 34 and 21 respectively. Ultimately Richmondites were bowled out for 144 before lunch on the second day. Kushan Madusha captured 5 wickets for 20 runs for Mahindians.
Mahindians came into bat in their second innings with the first innings lead of 53 runs. They started attacking right from the start making quick runs but wickets fell at regular intervals. But Hansika Welihinda played a matured innings with 70 runs and Mahindins declared when they were 161 for nine before tea setting a target of 214 runs for Richmond which they had to score in remaining 44 overs of the day. Vinuja Kiriella fell early to Kushan Madusha for 1 run but opener Adithya Siriwardene and bay of the side Banuka Manohara slowly built a good partnership. Adithya fell LBW to Subanu Rajapaksha at 26 and Banuka was joined by his skipper Thaveesha. Banuka & Thaveesha started building a very solid partnership creating expectation for a victory. Banuka Manohara was bowled by Pasan Pethangoda when he was 40 and Thaveesha was joined by Dilum Sudheera. Thaveesha and Dilum guided Richmond to their wining target scoring runs fearlessly all around the ground while even taking 2’s and 3’s regularly. Mahindians could not stop the flow of runs scored by the two batsmen. Thavessha was leading from the front hitting over the rope many occasions. Dilum Sudheera was run out for 41 when only 11 runs were needed to win. It was a tense moment for everyone as Richmondites had to score 8 runs in the last over. Mahindians trusted their star player Nipun Mlinga to bowl the last over. Mainga had a battle ahead of him as it was Thavessha who was on 91 and seeing the ball like football, to face him. First ball was on yoker length right outside off stump an keep collected the ball. Thaveesha drove the second ball straight along the ground for four runs and it went like a tracer bullet. The next ball was a full toss on leg stump and Thaveesha guided the ball to fine leg boundary and that was it. Richmondites sealed off an epic and dramatic win at their 114th “Lovers’ Quarrel”. Thaveesha Abhishek who scored an unbeaten 99 was adjudged the “Man of the match” while Dilum Sudheera who captured 9 scalps with 5 for 52 in the first innings and 4 for 56 in the second innings was adjudged “The best bowler”
Mahindians had a positive approach to the game this year, believing in themselves and targeting a possible victory. They certainly secured the honours of the first day. But the pendulum was swinging both ways endorsing the well known “uncertainty of the game of cricket”.
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The inter-house Primary sports-meet 2019 was held last Thursday the 21st of February with the participation of the renowned richmonddite Dr.Gayan Eyanayake. There were many events in the sports-meet including the drill display and the ceremonial march past. This event has created a good platform to young Richmonddites to show their talent .
The inter-house sports-meet 2019 of Richmond college was held on the 06th of February at the college Sneath ground under the auspices of the renowned richmonddite, former sports’ captain of the college, superintendent of police, Mr. Vidura P.Jayasinghe.
Darrel house won the championship of the inter-house sports-meet 2019 while Sneath house became 1st runners up and Small house became 2nd runners up. Langdon house remains in the 4th place. .
Chanidu Lakhiru of Darrell house won the award for the best player under 12 category while Rehan Sithila Yapa of Sneath house won the award for the best player under 14 category.
Sanuka Nanayakkara of Darrell house who was the best player under 16 category and was able to break a inter-house sports-meet record in the shot put event. Risinu Randunu Liyanage of Darrell house won the award for the best athlete in under 18 category and Sports captain Binara Thaabrew won the award for the best athlete in under 20 category.
Harith Umayanga of Langdon house was the best athlete in junior catogory and Pasindu Lakshan of Darrell house was the best athlete in senior category while over all Charith Anuraha of Darrell house won the award for the best athlete for the year 2019.
Ceremonial march-past done by the grade 10 students and the drill display done by the grades 7,8 students made a flamboyant picture to event.
Inter House Aquatic Meet of Richmond College was held on 31 of January 2019 at the school Swimming Pool Complex as one of the dignified events of the Richmond calendar in parallel to Inter House Sport Meet . Director of Sport in Southern Province and the Secretary to National School Swimming Association Mr. Krishan Duminda graced this occasion as the Chief Guest.
Nadith Jayawardana is awarded as the best swimmer of the Richmond College under senior category while Tharindu Addithya de Silva won the award under junior category for the year of 2019.
Darrel House won the champions trophy by receiving 199 points,by receiving 97 points Small House became the first Runner up, Sneath House baged 87 points and became the 2nd Runner up while Langdon House became the fourth place by receiving 80 points in the Aquatic meet of 2019.
2018 of Colors Night of Richmond College was held on 29th of November 2018 at Dr. C.W.W.Kannangara Auditorium.
Renowned old Richmondite, and past cricketer of Richmond College, present test captain of Sri Lanka national team, Surnga Lakmal graced the occasion as the chief guest. Another test cricketer produced by Richmond, and current member of the national team, all rounder Dananjaya De Silva graced of this occasion as the guest of honour.
143 Richmondites were awarded for their excellent performances in national and international levels in cricket, badminton, swimming, gymnastics and for many other track and field events in the years of 2017 and 2018. Out of the 143, 58 Richmondites were awarded with Richmond Colours.
Kasun Amerasena who excelled in badminton, both in national and international level and Kamindu Mendis, who captained Sri Lanka under 19 cricket team joined the exclusive list of Richmond Knights for the glory and honour brought to our Alma Mater.
An all-round performance from Sandun Mendis guided Richmond College to a comfortable victory against St.Peter’s College in the Singer U19 Limited Overs Tournament Final that was played at the Galle International Cricket Stadium.
Electing to bat first, Richmondites were in a bit of bother with 106 for 6 when Sandun Mendis arrived at the crease to join Dilum Sudeera. They managed to keep the scoreboard ticking. Sudheera played the anchor role, as Sandun attacked from the other side and went on to make 42 off 57 deliveries.
This partnership took Richmond to 201 for 9 in their 50 overs.In reply Miflal Ameen walked into bat with skipper Santhush Gunathilaka. It proved to be a mistake when both Gunathilaka and Ameen was clean bowled by Dhananjaya Lakshan in the very first over.
However, Sulakshana and Shanon Fernando were going smoothly but it was Sandun Mendis once again who came to the rescue of the Richmondites.
He struck twice in his first over, taking the wickets of Sulakshana Fernando for 25 and Ranmith Jayasena for a 2 ball duck. The Peterites were in dire straits and it did not get any better for them. One of the experienced players of the side Shalith Fernando fell shortly afterwards for 12, cleaned bowled by Mendis.
Peterites were 89 for 7 when Shanon Fernando and Sachin Silva got together for the 8th wicket. The pair added 47 runs as Shanon, after coming to the crease in the very first over, scored a well composed half century. He fell to Mendis as well, as the off-spinner picked up a 5-wickets.
Kanishka Maduwantha’s fighting 39.
Richmond ended up being champions for the second consecutive year and it was Sandun Mendis who was unsurprisingly names Man of the Match for his performance with both bat and ball. Gallery>>