Battle of the Maroons

Ananda vs Nalanda

42nd Battle of the Maroons

Ananda Captain

Saliya Senanayake

Sixth year coloursman who led the team suceessfully this season.Has a positive approach to the game. Good right-hand batsman, who hits the ball hard. A right-arm change bowler who bowls off-spin. Good fielder.

Oval Grounds

March 23rd and 24th of 1971

The 42nd battle of the maroons ended in a draw.

Nalanda Captain

Bandula Warnapura

Fourth year coloursman. Brillaint right-hands batsman. Is in devastating form, with seven score of over 50. A courageous and determinde character. Right arm medium-pace bowler. Execellent fielder in any position. A shrewd skipper.

Ananda Team

Seated (left to right)
Udaya Ananda Perera, Ananda Fernando, H D K Subash (Vice-Captain), Saliya Senanayake (Captain), Channa Gunaratne, Panitha Wijesundara, Lalith Ranatunga.

Standing (left to right)
Manilal Perera, Ruwan Samarasinghe, Ajith de Silva, Priyanka Seneviratne, Lakshman Boyagoda, Prsanna Ginige, Darel Piyasena.

Absentees
Tuder Amrasinghe, Wasantha Gunaratne

Nalanda Team

Seated (left to right)
Dhammika Samarawickrama,Asoka Kudahetti, Lesli Narangoda(Vice-Captain), Bandula Warnapura (Vice-Captain), Jayantha Seneviratne, Nandadeva Perera. Ranjit Rajapaske.

Standing (left to right)
Ranjit Wickramadhara, H.R. Wimalasiri, Oswin Fernando, Wasantha Chandrasekara, Ananda De Silve, Nalin Jayasinghe, Sunil Jayasinghe, Madhawa Samarasinghe.

Background
Sarath De Soysa, Niel Jayaweera