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Posted on 19 November 2017 by admin

Christopher Harridge


HARRIDGE – CHRISTOPHER,​ husband of late Antoinette,​ son of Noel and Norma Harridge,​ brother of Michael and Desmond Harridge,​ brother-in-law of Liz and Suzi. Remains will lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour from 9 a.m. on 22nd Wednesday,​ onwards. Cortege leaves the Parlour at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday 23rd November,​ 2017 for Cremation at General Cemtery,​ Kanatte at 5 p.m.145946

Sunday, November 19, 2017 – We mourn the passing of Christopher Harridge this morning in Sri Lanka. May his soul rest in peace!

Details of funeral services are not known at time of posting this notice. As per news conveyed by Stanley Lumanauw, Christo resided in Ja-ela. Brother of Michael and Desmond (Australia) Harridge. 

Many thanks to Rodney Paternott (Melbourne) for providing details of Christo's sporting career at college. Christopher Harridge earned the enviable sporting double having represented college in Cricket & Rugby both.

RUGBY – Christo played, rugby from 1962 to 1965.under Jeyer Rodrigues '62; Steven Alagaratnam '63; Rohan Abeysundera '64 and Darrell Wimalaratne in '65. 

CRICKET – Christo was a member of the winning Peterite team of 1965, led by Travice Fernando.

St. Peter's College won the big match by 6 wickets thanks to a sensational spell of medium-pace swing bowling by skipper Travice Fernando who bagged 5/45 and 6/44 in the 1st and 2nd innings, respectively totalling a haul of 11 wickets in the game. Christopher Moreira captained St. Joseph's College.

The Peterite XI comprised of (in batting order) Darrell Wimalaratne, Charlitha Goonesena, Peter de Niese, Christo Harridge (Wk), Travice Fernando, Aubrey Paternott, C. Christoffelsz, Everard Hoffman, Tony Opatha, Rodney Paternott and Mervin Fernando.

The Josephian Xi comprised of (in batting order) Polycarp Jayasekara, Brian Perera, Christopher Moreira, Alan de Costa, Sunil Atukorale (wk), Victor Vimalasingham, Bede Johnpillai, Sarath Wanigasekera, A. Rasanayagam, Anil Peiris, and T. Mitchell.

Scores of the 1965 Josephian-Peterite played at SPC Grounds in Bambalapitiya on March 19th & 20th.

SJC -130 (Allan de Costa, 40, Victor Vimalasingham, 33, Polycarp Wijesekara – Bowling: Travice Fernando 5/45; Peter deNiese 3/25) & 164 (Victor Vimalasingham, 50, Polycarp Wijesekara, 36, Allan de Costa, 22, Sarath Wanigasekara, 20 – Bowling: Travice Fernando 6/44; Rodney Paternott 3/31)

SPC – 201 Charlitha Goonesena, 68, Tony Opatha, 42, Aubrey Paternott, 25, Rodney Paternott, 23 & 94 for 4 wickets Aubrey Paternott, 31 not out, Darrell Wimalaratne, 29, Charlitha Goonasena, 27.



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