The cricketers of yesteryear from the two leading Catholic institutions, St. Joseph’s and St. Peter’s will battle it out for the Garry Melder Memorial Trophy in a 25 over match to be played on October 2nd (Sunday) at the St. Peter’s College grounds, starting at 9.30 a.m.



Mr. Ranmore Martinez an ICC elite panel umpire who is an Old Peterite will be the Chief Guest and interestingly in a departure from the norm, he will also figure in the Peterite veterans team to take the field.



The two Rectors, Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin (SPC) and Rev. Fr. Travis Gabriel (SJC) will grace the occasion as the Guests of Honour.



Gary Melder a genial cricketer who captained the Josephians in 1973 met with an untimely death and Sri Lanka lost a fine schoolboy cricketer. This trophy was inaugurated in 2001 and the organisers hope that the present boys would improve their skills by witnessing top class past cricketers in action.



This is the 15th match in the series with the Peterites leading the tally 8-6 and there will be special awards for the best batsman, best bowler, best fielder, batsman scoring the most number of boundaries, best all-rounder and the man of the match.



The following will represent the two traditional rivals:

Old Petes from – Indunil Anthony, Asanga Perera, Dinesh Kakulthota, Niranjan Dabare, Riaz Farouk, Anjelo Rajarathnam, Renuka Nonis, Dishan Fernando, Priyan De Silva, Susan Bandara, Damian Tissarachchi, Ranmore Martinez, Roshan Ekanayake, Sanjaya Rajapakshe, Duleep Gunasekara, Sujeewa Dhahanayake

Old Joes from – Krishan Tillekeratne, Prasann Leanage, Chaminda Vaas, Oril de Mel, Asela Pathirana, Namal Samarawickrema,Denham Cramer, Shehan Daniel, Rohitha Tillekeratne, Sanjeev Rasiah, Angeo Ranasinghe, Viran Perera, Murray Fernandesz, Jebendran Indran, Prasad Jayaprakash & Hari de S Wijeyeratne.


Ravika de Silva.
Chairman – OPSC