In a thrilling encounter that had cricket enthusiasts on the edge of their seats, Bandarawela Central College emerged victorious against St. Joseph’s College Bandarawela in the 17th Battle of Golds Uva. The much-anticipated match took place at the picturesque MRICS (Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium) in Hambantota, creating a spectacle that will be remembered for years to come. Bandarawela Central College secured their victory by a mere 15 runs, showcasing their cricketing prowess and determination.
The 17th Battle of Golds Uva lived up to its reputation as one of the most intense and fiercely contested school cricket matches in Sri Lanka. With both teams determined to claim bragging rights, the atmosphere at MRICS was electric, with a sea of supporters from both schools cheering on their respective teams.
The Thrilling End:
As the match reached its climax, the excitement reached its zenith. St. Joseph’s College Bandarawela’s batsmen needed a Herculean effort to secure victory, but Bandarawela Central College’s bowlers held their nerve. In a nail-biting finish, St. Joseph’s College fell just short of their target by 15 runs.
Celebrations and Sportsmanship:
The Battle of Golds Uva is not only about intense competition but also about celebrating the spirit of sportsmanship. Both teams displayed exemplary sportsmanship throughout the match, earning the respect and admiration of fans and fellow competitors.
The 17th Battle of Golds Uva at MRICS in Hambantota will be etched in the memories of cricket enthusiasts for its thrilling moments and display of talent, determination, and sportsmanship. Congratulations to Bandarawela Central College for their hard-fought victory, and kudos to St. Joseph’s College Bandarawela for their spirited performance. This match exemplified the essence of school cricket in Sri Lanka and reaffirmed the passion and love for the sport in the hearts of young cricketers and fans alike.
The Bandarawela Central College cricket team managed to win the 17th battle of the golds Uva held between Bandarawela Central College and Bandarawela St. Joseph’s College after eleven years.
Thank you to the Principal of Bandarawela Central College Mr. Sarath Bandu Gunasekara,Vice Principal Board and the entire teaching staff as well as the Non-Academic staff. We would like to thank the past students Association of Bandarawela Madhya Maha Vidyalaya and appreciate their support and help. Thanks to all the teachers and coaches including Mr. Shanta Bandara, the head of sports department of the college, as well as to the parents who sent their children to play cricket.
Thanks a lot to our college’s Prefects’ Union and everyone else who came to watch the match and encouraged the team. Thanks to Mr. Inusha De Silva, Cricket Coach of Bandarawela Central College and Mr. Y.M. Amit Chaturanga, who created a very talented team.
Thanks a lot to Bandarawela St. Joseph’s College past students Association and the entire teaching staff including the Principal, their sports department and the school community for hosting this competition. Special thanks to the captain of Bandarawela St. Joseph’s College cricket team captain Yasiru Ruvantha, to the cricket master in charge and coach who showed everyone the enjoyment of cricket by giving a very sharp competition.
Thanks to the cricketers of Bandarawela Central College leading Yasitha Heshan , the captain of the Bandarawela Central College cricket team, who won the battle of the golds Uva this time, for bringing a great joy to the hearts of all those who really love Bandarawela Central College.
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