29th Battle of the Saints (Canada Series) in Toronto

Posted on 01 July 2013 by admin

Canada Day is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867 (today called the Constitution Act, 1867), which united three colonies into a single country called Canada within the British Empire. Canada Day observances take place throughout Canada as well as among Canadians internationally.

With this backdrop, the 29th Josephian-Peterite Masters + Main games were played at the picturesque King City Grounds on July 1, 2013. The Masters' game always precedes the Main game. The Peterites won the Masters while the Josephians rallied to win the Main game. Detail scores shown below.



29th Battle of the Saints – Joe-Pete (Score Cards)-July 01 @ King-City Grounds.

The Master’s game toss was won by the josephians. Roshan Anthony, skipper of Old Joes and elected to bat. SPC Master’s XI was led by Lakdasa Perera

SJC Master’XI / 82 for 06 wickets in 20 overs – Dyan Trenchall 29, Savio Paiva/Gomez 17, Duminda Perera 12, Adrian De Silva 14 / Bowling: Mario Joseph 04-0-08-3, Dane J. 04-01-06-1

SPC Master’s XI / 84 for 04 in 15.2 overs – Phil Navaratne 45 Retd. Niloo 12 n.o. Rehan 08 n.o. Bowling: Roshan Anthony 04-00-10-2, R.Thathil 03-01-09-2


Awards: Man of the Match – Phil Navaratne (SPC), Best Batsman – Dyan Trenchall (SJC), Best Fielder – Dilku Somasundaram (SPC) Best Bowler – Mario Joseph (SPC)

The Main Game is usually the ‘crunch’ game and the toss was won by Peterite Skipper Clement Fernando and invited Joes to Bat first. Petes had the Joes curtailed until the 27th over to struggle at 98/04 and then a couple of loose overs bowled by the Petes saw the pair Gavin Bastianpillai & Arvind Kandappa putting on 82 runs for the 5th wicket and getting them out of trouble to finish at 169 all out in 40 overs. Arvind a solid 50 & Gavina patient 28 runs. Srimantha was the pick of the bowlers for SPC taking 3 for 27 and young Prasouth claiming 2 for 20 in 8 Ov

Peterites chasing a getable target of 170 to win, lost 05 quick wickets for mere 20 runs and never saw them stabilizing there on with Srimantha, John, Clement, Senthuren, Denver from much were expected. Petes all out for 110 with only Yohan, Marlon, Rod and young P.Vijayarajh getting in to double figures. The main wrecker for Joes were the veteran Roshan Mannikkawasa running through the top with figures of 05-00-16-3 wickets. Young Gayan Ferdi and Gavin B. bowled well too. MAIN GAME SCORE CARD:

SJC Main XI: 169 All Out in 40 Over’s – Arvind Kandappa 50, Gavin Bastianpillai, Dhanuka Pathirana 16. Bowling: Srimantha Wijeyeratne 08-00-27-3, Prasouth Vijayarajh 08-00-20-2, Rod Diaz 08-00-29-1, Clement Fernando 07-00-28-1

SPC Main XI 110 All Out in34.1 Over’s – Prasouth Vijayarajh 18, Yohan Wijewickrama 16, Rod Diaz 15, Marlon Fernando 12 not out. Bowling: Roshan Mannikkawasa 05-00-16-3, Rajive Benedict 08-02-17-2, Gayan Ferdinandez 04-00-14-2, Gavin Bastianpillai 2.1-00-10-2


 Awards: Man of the match – Arvind Kandappa (SJC) Best Batsman – Arvind Kandappa (SJC), Best Fielder – Srimantha Wijeyeratne (SPC), Best Bowler – Roshan Mannikkawasa (SJC)                                                                 


Some Highlights & Details about the game:

  • After lapse of many years, Joe-Pete game was played at the King-City as per invitation and request made by the Royal-Thomian group.
  • Joes captained by Dhanuka Pathirana & Petes were led by Clement Fernando, both played in the first XI teams for their respective schools. Dhanuka Captained SJC in 2000
  • Other First Eleven cricketer’s in the teams – Srimantha Wijeyeratne (SPC & SL U-19), Nigel Issacs & Brian Rajadurai & Veteran players Rajive Benedict (Combined Schools, Western Province, SL President’s XI) & Ray Lord.
  • Trevin Bastianpillai is trying a come back to the Canadian national team, currently playing in the NCL games. (01 half ton against his name)
  • Srimantha Wijeyeratne, represented Canada in 2012 against USA in Florida with his fellow mate from SPC, Ruvindu Gunasekera (National Player) missing the ‘Big-Match’ due to NCL game that day.

Any other clarifications or scores – Please contact / Srinath 905-497-5582






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