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81st Joe-Pete Cricket match may be viewed live on March 6 & 7 at the P. Sara Oval

Posted on 05 March 2015 by admin

Joe-Pete 2015~~Find below the link for the 81st Battle of the Saints Live Streamed through

~~The 81st Battle of the Saints, the annual cricket contest between St Peter's and St. Joseph's Colleges in Colombo, Sri Lanka, will take place on the 6th & 7th March 2015 at the P. Sara (Oval).

Inaugurated in 1933 by the reverends of St. Peter's and St.Joseph's, the matches receive significant media and supporter attention, with the 2014 match being the 80th encounter. The teams compete for the Rev. Fr. Maurice Legoc Trophy, named after the tournament's founder.

For the past 80 matches, St. Joseph’s college have recorded 12 wins, while the Peterites have registered just 9. 59 matches have ended up with no result for either team. In 2008 St. Joseph’s college won the match under the leadership of Ruwantha Fernandopulle, which ended a 35 year draught, and in 2010 St. Peter’s won the match after 32 years under the leadership of Shehan Fernando.

In the series the highest score is recorded by St Joseph’s college, which is 382, made back in 1982, led by Ken Serpanchy, while St. Peter’s college best being 345 for 9 in 1938 under Percy Perera. The lowest scores made by the two sides are -St Joseph’s college 56 in 1938, and St Peter’s college 36 in 1972.

Clive Inman (SPC) records as the highest scorer an individual has scored which is 204 in 1954. Shenal Warnakula of St. Joseph's College holds the record as the most successful bowler in terms of wickets -taking 9 wickets for 41 in 1997.

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