Royal – Thomian clash from today at SSC

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The 143rd ‘Battle of the Blues’ encounter, the oldest cricket series in Sri Lanka, between Royal College Colombo and S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia, will be played from 21 to 23 July at the SSC ground Colombo.

Royal is led by Gishan Balasooriya, while youth cap Ryan Fernando leads the Thomians. Royal also have youth cap Sadisha Rajapaksha in their side.  

The encounter will be played with the presence of only a segment of the senior boys as allowed by the school authorities but will not be open to the public.

Principal sponsor Dialog Axiata have made arrangements to broadcast the match live via PAPARE channel on Dialog TV in the interest of the old boys, tent holders and general cricket viewing public. 

Royal and S. Thomas’ have won 35 matches each in the series so far.