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Blast from the Past: Past Cricketers of St. Peter’s College 1978/1979

Posted on 13 January 2018 by admin

"A picture is worth a thousand words" 

Members of St. Peter's College Cricket Champion Team of 1978/79 & Under 16 of 1977.

Seated L to R: Michael Elias, Rohan Paulaz, Suraj Abeysekera, Monty Crusz.

Standing L to R: Bakir Mohamed Ali, Rumesh Ratnayaka, Suren Perera, Romeish De Mel, Tony Candappa, Niranjan Rodrigo, Kitto Fernandopulle, Janaka Abeygoonaratne, Lenny Cramer, Wipula Perera.

A few of in this elite group excelled in cricket both in school and for the country.  Niranjan Rodrigo played for St. Peter's College from 1978 – 1982 (both years included) for a total of five years. An all-rounder, he was in the 1978 Peterite team led by Suraj Abeysekara that won the big match by six wickets. He played alongside Amal Silva, Vinodhan John, Rumesh Ratnayaka, Rohan Buultjens, Rohan Paulusz, …

The following captained their alma mater –

Suraj Abeysekara (1978) – Kitto Fernandopulle (1979) – Michael Elias (1981) – Niranjan Rodrigo (1982). 

Rumesh Ratnayake, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played in 23 Tests and 70 ODIs from 1982 to 1993. He is the current fast bowling coach of Sri Lanka national cricket team. 

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