Rev. Fr. Crowther Challenge Trophy is scheduled to happen for the third time at St. Michael’s College, Batticaloa on 12th September 2016. This annual encounter has been inaugurated on the 13th October 2004 between the two leading Colleges with the efforts of the leadership of Mr. Alston Jeganathan(Vice Patron) when his cousin Benjamin Jeganathan was the master in charge of the basketball at STC.
In the first encounter held in 2004, SMC won the under 19 title while STC secured the under 15 trophy. Both the matches were played at STC front court and large number of old boys from both the institutions were present to cheer the boys. After a long break, both the schools agreed to continue this event and organized the 2nd encounter in 2013 but due to the unfortunate demise of Mas. Eugene Thilakshan the encounter was postponed to 2015.
Second encounter was again held at STC in 2015 where STC college bagged under 15 & 19 trophies while SMC managed to secure ‘Old Boys Challenge’.
Following the success of both the encounters, the organizers decided to continue this tradition. Thus, the 3rd Rev. Fr. Crowther Challenge Trophy 2016 would be held at Hebert Stadium, St. Michael’s College, Batticaloa. We the old boys of SMC along with St.Michael’s Sports Development Forum invite you all to attend the encounter and cheer our boys to victory.