Rajans-Kingswood big match goes to Pallekele
Feb 2, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
The Oldest schools ’Big Match’ in the hill capital between Dharmaraja College and Kingswood College is to be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Ground this year on March 25-26. The ODI is scheduled for April 03.
This cricket match which is 118 years old was first played in 1893 and since then 104 encounters have been played at several venues Bogambara grounds, Police grounds, Randles Hill, Lake View and finally the Asgiriya Stadium. That year Rajans led by Thilina Tennakoon ran up a total of 370 for 4 declared with Senaka Dissanayake scoring 200 the only double hundred of the series and he was supported by Prasanna Wallalawela 100 not out.
This is the first occasion that this big match will be taken out of the city of Kandy.