The Saints Quadrangular Tournament inaugurated 54 years ago (in 1963) commenced with a cricket tournament among Old Boys of 4 Catholic schools, namely St. Anthony’s College, Kandy, St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena, St. Joseph’s, Maradana and St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitya. As the years progressed and the tournament gained in popularity, an over 40s cricket tournament was added while basketball was added subsequentlyand rugby added still later.

This weekend of 26th and 27th August marked the 50th tournament in the 54 year old contest and the Old Anthonians had the opportunity of hosting the tournament in Kandy. While they did well hosting the tournament it was the Old Perterites who stole the show and created history in the process.

Creating a record that cannot be broken, the Old Peterites won trophies on offer for all categories of events i.e. cricket (main tournament), over 40s cricket, basketball and rugby and consequently they won the overall trophy offered for the first time. They scored a perfect score of 28 points to annex the Ranjith Samarasekera Memorial Trophy.

In addition to grabbing all trophies on offer for the 4 tournaments, the Old Peterites also walked away with many individual achievement awards as well.

Results

  • Cricket (Main Quadrangular Tournament – 40 over match)
    Winners – Old Peterites (252 all out in 39.4 overs)
    Runners up – St. Josephians (220 all out in 38.5 overs)
    Best Fielder – Hashan Wanasinghe (SPC)
    Best Bowler – Vinod Perera (SPC)
    Man of the Match – Janith Liyanage (SPC)
  • Cricket (Over 40s – 23 over match)
    Winners – Old Peterites (194 for 4 – Asanga Perera 103 n.o., Indunil Anthony 48)
    Runners up – Old Anthonians (181 for 5)
    Best Bowler – Riyaz Farouk (SPC)
    Man of the Match – Asanga Perera (SPC)
  • Basketball
    Winners – Old Peterites (74)
    Runners up – St. Josephians (48)
    Best Offensive Player – Lakshan Samarasekera (SPC)
    Best Player – Sudesh Ahamed
  • Rugby
    Winners – Old Peterites (40)
    Runners up – St. Anthonians (7)
    Man of the Tournament – Sandesh Jayawickrema (SPC)

Mr. Asela Lihinikaduwa must be a happy man as President of the Peterite OBU as they achieved these momentous results in the first year of his Presidency.

Well done Old Peterites.

(Photos to be published in due course in the OBU Website and FB page)