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40th Joe-Pete Limited over game on Sat. March 15th at 9:30 am

Posted on 12 March 2014 by admin

The 40th Joe-Pete limited over match will be played for the Rev. Fr. Peter A. Pillai Memorial challenge shield in the following week which will be at the Kettarama Stadium on 15th March 2014 at 09.30 a.m.

Joe-Pete CricketOnce again Joes leads the overall tally winning 20 to Pete’s 17 in the 50 over format of the game. Mr. Niranjan Rodrigo, the Peterite captain in 1982 will be the chief guest for this one day encounter.

Rev. Fr. Trevor Martin rector of St. Peter’s said that this is the time for all the Peterites and Joes to combine for the biggest get together in the year. In addition the old boys who live overseas of both colleges are expected in numbers at the R.Premadasa Stadium to show their bond and utmost passion for the respective colleges.

A cycle parade and a vehicle parade is usually organized by both schools on the day of the ODI fixture and this year too both schools are in the process of organizing it in a huge way.

Chief Guest 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 that won the big match by six wickets. He played alongside Amal Silva, Vinodhan John, Rumesh Ratnayaka, Rohan Buultjens, Rohan Paulusz, Shane Brohier and Dane Joseph – to name a few top players.

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