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Richmond College rub salt in the wound

Richmond College outplayed their rival Mahindians in all aspects to record an easy win in the annual limited over cricket match which was played at The Galle International Cricket Stadium on 27th March. Mahinda College captain Ishara Akalanka won the toss and elected to bat first.  Mahinda College started losing wickets cheaply and were bowled out for 65 runs in 26.1 overs. Wanidu Hasaranga Banuka Madupriya  & Avindu Theekshana wrecked Mahinda College innings taking 4/15, 3/6 & 2/15 respectively. Richmond College scored the winning runs in just 7 overs with openers Charith Aslanka 38* & Sithara Gimhana 23*. Richmond College players were worried after losing the toss as they missed an opportunity to make a big score had they batted first.


Second consecutive win for Richmond College

Richmond College recorded their second consecutive win against Mahinda College in their 110th annual cricket encounter, “The Lovers’ Quarrel”. Richmond captain wining the toss on the first day invited Mahinda College captain to bat first. Mahinda after losing five quick wickets for 35 ended up with 173 all out after 60.3 overs , thanks to a patiently scored half  century by Gihan Danushka. Charith Asalanka took 3/54 while Avindu Theekshana took 4/24.
Richmond scored 275 for 8 in 47.5 overs with a record breaking first wicket partnership between Sithara Gimhana and Charith Asalanka. Sithara scored 67 and Charith scored almost a  run a ball 100. Richmond maintained a healthy run rate of above 5.5 during their innings.
Mahinda College started their second innings with  a deficit of 102 runs and were bowled out for 76 runs in 51.4 overs. Richmond College won the match by an innings and 26 runs.Saveen Nanayakkara took 6/26 while Charith Asalanka took 3/12.  Everyone thought that Mahindians  were over cautious trying to protect their wickets rather than scoring runs to bring down the deficit which resulted their downfall. Charith Asalanka was adjudged the man of the match and best batsman while Pasindu Bimsara & Saveen Nanayakkara were awarded with the best fielder & best bowler  respectively.
Cricket lovers of Galle were lucky to witness a cricket match  played with sportsmanship and discipline despite baseless  efforts made by a few people to bring an end to this historical event . It was very heartening to see the friendship and brotherhood displayed among the members of the two teams encouraging and wishing each other whenever a personal milestone was achieved. All in all it was a good display of cricket by all concerned where spectators of both schools also behaved well.





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Richmond Magazine 2nd edition

RCOBA requests all old boys to provide the following information that is required for the 2nd edition of the Richmond Magazine to be published.
01.Prize list & the principal’s report of 1958 to 1960 & 1965 to 1977
02. Details of the winners of Darrel Medal for 1968, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1976 & 1977
Please provide the details to Mr Sisil Surasena , Richmond College Old Boys’ Association,Richmond College, Galle.