142nd ‘Battle of the Blues’ on 28, 29, 30 October
The oldest inter schools cricket fixture in Sri Lanka between Royal College Colombo and S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia (named ‘Battle of the Blues’) for the coveted D.S. Senanayake Memorial Shield, is finally scheduled to be played on 28, 29 and 30 October at SSC without spectators.
The date of the Big Match for 2021 was postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Royal will be led by former Sri Lanka youth cap Ahan Wickramasinghe, while Shalin de Mel leads the Thomians. The ‘Battle of the Blues’ is the world’s second longest standing uninterrupted schools annual cricket encounter, having staged its first game in 1879 at the Galle Face Green.