St.Michael’s College, Batticaloa took part in the recently concluded held in Colombo from October 10th to 15th, 2015. Our Under 19 College team arrived with Coach cum Master In Charge Viren Charavanamuttu and they were accommodated at Wesley College, Colombo 9, courtesy, President Julian Jayaratnarajah.
Saturday 10th October 2015
Morning beat Issipathana MV, Colombo 5 (58 – 45)
Evening beat Richmond College, Galle (53 – 20)
Sunday 11th October 2015
Morning beat Nalanda College, Colombo 10 (68 – 36)
Evening beat St. Anthony’s, Wattala (47 – 18)
Monday 12th October 2015
Quarter finals onwards all the matches were played at St.Benedict’s College Courts, Kotahena,Colombo 13.
Our team beat Colombo International School Colombo 7 (68 -43) easily in their quarter final match and entered semifinals.
Tuesday 13th October 2015
Defeated by Royal Institute (66-55) who eventually became the Champions.
Beating Ananda College, Colombo 10.
Our College Finished in the 4th place losing to St.Benedcit’s College, Colombo 13.
During the last two months our Under 19 team took part in three different tournaments – the Pasal Kreeda, Crowther Cup annual Thomian Michaelite encounter and this Under 19 “B” –S L Schools Tournament. Viren Charavanamuttu said that it is almost a week the boys are away from home and without proper nourishment it’s difficult for them to play continually for 7 days in Colombo.
We Colombo Alumni hosted a dinner at Wesley College to encourage the boys and the Coach and discussed various corrective actions to be taken up to improve the standard of this game in our school. Many Michaelites visited them encouraged and helped in many other ways.