Battle of the Maroons

The Greatest Cricketing Encounter Ananda vs Nalanda

Records made during the Journey

Highest Score in a Match

YearAnandaScoreNalandaScore
1999 Tilina Kandamby144 and 27
1978 Prasanna Amarasinghe126 and 30*
1956 Chandrasiri Weerasinghe60 and 91


Highest score by an individual in his Big Match career

YearAnandaScoreNalandaScore
1952-57 Chandrasiri Weerasinghe444
1992-96Avishka Gunawaradena 328


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Highest Score by a team

YearAnandaNalanda
2006329
1954290


Lowest score by a team in an inning

YearAnandaNalanda
48
1963 54


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Highest number of wickets taken by a player in a single match

YearAnandaPerformanceNalandaPerformance
1974 Anura Ranasighe 14 wickets for 67 runs
1930P. W. De Silva 10 wickets for 36 runs


Highest number of wickets taken by a single player in his Big Match career

YearAnandaPerformanceNalandaPerformance
1949-53 W.J. Jayasooriya24 wickets
1973-77 Priyal Perera 21 wickets
1963-67 Lalith Gunaratne 21 wickets


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Best all round performances

YearAnandaPerformanceNalandaPerformance
1926 W.W. Dep81 runs and 4 wickets for 6 runs
1978 Prasanna Amarasinghe126 runs and 4 wickets for 43 runs
1990 Kumara Darmasena 70 runs and 6 wickets for 51 runs


Recorded partnership for the first wicket

YearAnandaPerformanceNalandaPerformance
1988Tusira De Silva and Nilan De Silva 175
1950 Carl Obesekara and Ashley De Silva 160


The record breaking part partnership of 175 runs were performed by two bothers Tusira and Nilan De Silva.

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Batting Performance

Shantha Kalavitigoda of Nalanda College made a knock of 149 runs creating a record in the history of Battle of the Maroons. Seventeen players from Nalanda and Ananda were able to score centuries at the Battle ofthe Maroons.


Centuries

YearAnandaScoreNalandaScore
1928 P.M. Jayatilake111
1932G.P. Sumanadasa100
1950 Carl Obeysekara111
1956 Chandrasiri Weerasinghe100
1972 Bandula Warnapura118*
1976 Thilan Wijesighe104
1978 Prasanna Amarasinghe126
1984 Roshan Mahanama146
1985 Asanga Gurusinghe109*
1989 Chaminda Hadunhettige105*
1991 S.Fernando101
1996Avishka Gunawardena100*
1997 Shantha Kalavitagoda149*
1998 S. Rodrigo111
1999Tilina Kandamby144
2003D. Kularatne109 S. Rodrigo111
2004 Mahela Udawatta100 S. Serasinghe 108*
2005 P. Botheju114
2006A. Athulathmudali115 T. Attanayake102
2007R. Wijetunga 104
2009D. Chandimal 100*

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Scores of Over Fifty

YearAnandaScoreNalandaScore
1926W.W.Dep81
1927W.W.Dep61
1929H.G. Yatawara51K.W. De Silva56
W.D. De Silva50
1931E.A. Perusinghe72D.B. Amarasekara82
R.W. De Silva71A.T. De Thabrew63
G.P. Sumanadasa66K.W. De Silva56
1932C.D. Weerasinghe82
1933B.A. Jayasinghe65L.W. Peiris97
L.W. Peiris54*
C.D. Weerasinghe81
1938P.W. Perera51
1939M.A. Jayasinghe50
1941P.W. Perera67G.W.G. Senaviratne50
D. Jayasekara54
1946D.N. Senaviratne55
1949N. Kulatunga70M.A. Lincon Perera79
1950K.D.S. Wimalasekara60A. De Silva91
1952L De Silva57Stanly Jayasinghe86
A De Silva53
1953U.D. Wariyapperuma88
1954Dhanasiri Weerasinghe67Chandrasiri Weerasinghe50
S. Wickramasuriya58* Amarasiri Gunasena 55
Mahinda Jayasinghe60Richard Lewis70
1955B De Silva72 Amarasiri Gunasena 51
Chandrasiri Weerasinghe72
N.E. Perera56
1956 D. Somasiri80S.Silva 66*
D. Amarasinghe55Chandrasiri Weerasinghe60
Chandrasiri Weerasinghe94
1957 D. Amarasinghe69H.S. Weerasinghe66
1958 A.P. Jayasinghe69H.S. Weerasinghe58
N. Ekanayake54
T. Amaradasa58
1959 M.Fernando67Sarath Silva74
N. Ekanayake57N. Amaradasa83
Sarath Silva64
1960 M. Fernando54
1961Y. Amaradasa88L De Silva52
1965G.C. Perera57
1966P. Dayappriya60Anura De Silva99
S.T. De Silva51*
1967Sunil Wettimuny 64L. Doolwela50*
1968Sunil Wettimuny96Palitha Senaviratne60
Sanjiva Senanayake83Anura De Silva58
1969M.Sooriyabandara54Bandula Warnapura57*
Saliya Senanayake50*
1970A. Jayatilake59D. Sirisena74
1971L. Ranatunga58Bandula Warnapura53
C. Gunaratne50
1973L. Ranatunga52L. Peiris54
1974R. Perera61Ravindra Fernando 66
1975Thilan Wijesinghe55
1976Sidath Wettimuny63
1977Aruna Ranasinghe54
1979Devaka Mahanama50
Sanath Kaluperuma59
1980Arjuna Ranatunga75*Sanath Kaluperuma 58
1981Charith Senanayake50Devaka Mahanama50
1982Oshadi Weerasinghe78
1983S. Karunaratne70Sadun Kapugekiyana77
1984Manuja Kariyapperuma99Kushan Weerasinghe58
P. Hewagamage50
1985S. Weerasinghe50*Roshan Mahanama62*
1986S. Weerasinghe50*
D. Perera50
1987Sanjeewa Ranatunga50
1988N. De Silva80Chaminda Hadunhettige68
T De Silva90
D. Perera62
D. Perera68*
1989H. Wickramasinghe63Chamara Dunusinghe63
1990Ramesh De Silva82
Kumar Dharmasena 70*
1991A. Dalugoda69
R. Priyankara50*
1992P. Herath56
S. Attanayake53
1993Avishka Gunawardena55Mahela Jayawardena67
D. Kanchana 73*
R. Gunasekara 50*
1994Tilan Samaraweera70
Avishka Gunawardena59
1995Tilan Samaraweera70Ramesh Hadunneti50
1997C. Ranasinghe 91S. Rodrigo51
1998S. Pannipitiya60
1998S. Pannipitiya60
Thilina Kandamby58
J. Perera51*
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara60*
1999 D. Bandara53P. Hedigalla55
E. Abeysinghe 50
2000L. Fernando83
2001D. Kularatne 70
Y. Wickramage 52
2002O. Diyagama 51
M. Somaratne 50
D. Kularatne 59
2004T. Kumarasinghe 58*S. Wijetunga 69
2005Gehan Rupasinghe79
2006W. Wijesuriya 77
2007C.Lokuge 75P.Perera87
A. Priyanjana 83
2008D.Munaweera76
2010Ruwan Shamen66Dinuk Jayasinghe72
Nipun Karunanayake56
2011Ruwinda Shamen50Charith Kumarasinghe86
Sineth Gunewardana63*
2012Ushan Gunathilaka81Lahiru Jayakody96
Dhanuka Pathirana81Koshan Dhanushka51
Pasindu Madushan73
2014Eranda Malinga90*
Senura Amarasinghe62
2016R.Avishka 84

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99 Runs

In the history of the Big Match there are only two players who were out for 99 runs. They are Anura De Silva in 1966 of Nalanda and Manuja Kariyapperuma in 1984 of Ananda.


Bowling Performance

Over 4 Wickets

YearAnandaPerformanceNalandaPerformance
1926W.W. Dep4 for 6
Samuel Silva 4 for 5
1927S.P.P. Perera 5 for 23 Nelson Karunaratne5 for 57
1928H. Gunasinghe 6 for 32 Nelson Karunaratne 4 for 31
1929R. Weerasinghe 4 for 25 Nelson Karunaratne5 for 37
Nelson Karunaratne4 for 61
A.T. De Thabrew 4 for 51
1930P.D.H. De Silva 4 for 12H.A. Perera 4 for 32
P.D.H. De Silva 6 for 24
1931P.D.H. De Silva 5 for 12Elton Wijegunawardena 4 for 59
A. Gunawardena 4 for 56
1932A. Gunawardena 4 for 25Lionel De Silva5 for 55
1933J. Jayasena 5 for 31
1934E. Rajakaruna 6 for 23 Lionel De Silva 5 for 39
V.R. Perera 4 for 18
1936V.R. Perera 4 for 29 M.G. Andrew 4 for 45
E.G. De Silva4 for 47
1937A. Rajakaruna 5 for 24 L.P. Uduwella 4 for 23
V.R. Perera 5 for 36 E.G. De Silva 4 for 13
1938W. Theradasan 4 for 23 H.D.R.L Munasinghe 4 for 38
M. Sirimanna 5 for 23
1939T.D. Sugathadasa 5 for 16 J.M. Piyasena 5 for 30
L.B.T.De Premaratne4 for 12 D.W. Piyasoma 4 for 16
1940P.W. Perera 8 for 51 M. Fernando 4 for 11
1941M.A. Jayasinghe 4 for 33 J.M. Piyasena 4 for 39
L. Nanayakkara4 for 17J.M. Piyasena4 for 40
1946J.A. Karunaratne 4 for 32
1947D.C. Suriyaarachchi 5 for 9
1949N. Kulatunga 4 for 39W. Jayasinghe 4 for 28
1950B. Wijesinghe5 for 93M.A.L. Perera 4 for 39
W.J. Jayasuriya 5 for 58
Stanly Jayasinghe 4 for 28
1951N. Perera 6 for 36
1952D.B. Wijesinghe4 for 36
M.C.T. Fonseka 4 for 29
1953G.P. De Silva 4 for 61W.W. Silva 4 for 54
1954N. Thammita 5 for 49A De Zoyza 4 for 26
1955D. Weerasinghe4 for 10N.E. Perera 5 for 42
N.E. Perera 4 for 44
1956M.P. Premaratne 4 for 86
1957Gamini Jayawickrama Perera5 for 59
1958H.S. Weerasinghe4 for 46
1960M. Fernando 6 for 33R. Boyagoda 4 for 44
1961Parakrama Polonnowita 5 for 65Asoka Perera 4 for 13
1962S.Wimalaratne 4 for 55Sena Kalpage 5 for 20
1963L. Gunaratne 4 for 19
1964N. Jayasinghe 7 for 48Sena Kalpage 4 for 50
1965L. Gunaratne 5 for 26Vass Gunawardena 4 for 23
A.G. Perera 5 for 27A. Ponnamperuma 4 for 32
1966L. Gunaratne4 for 23Lalith Kaluperuma5 for 70
Vass Gunawardena 4 for 32
1967L. Gunaratne 4 for 51A De Silva 4 for 59
1968M De Silva 4 for 62
1969M De Silva 6 for 65Lesly Narangoda 4 for 24
1970M De Silva 4 for 37S. Soyza 4 for 64
1971Bandula Warnapura 4 for 55
1975Anura Ranasinghe 8 for 39
Anura Ranasinghe6 for 28
1976P. Karunatilake 5 for 51Yohan Gunasekara 8 for 32
1977P. Perera 4 for 44
1978Aruna Ranasinghe5 for 64
1979Arjuna Ranatunga 5 for 29Nihal Pitigala 4 for 19
1980K. Dharmasiri 5 for 42
1981K. Dharmasiri 4 for 42
Charith Senanayake 5 for 58
1982Manjula Thenuwara 7 for 19Roshan Gunaratne 4 for 57
V. Fernando 4 for 36
1984Nishantha Ranatunga 5 for 85Imal Botheju 4 for 86
1985Sanjeewa Ranatunga 4 for 40
1987Sanjeewa Ranatunga4 for 31Kumar Dharmasena 4 for 31
D. Wijesekara 4 for 41
1990Kumar Dharmasena 6 for 51
1993Tilan Samaraweera 4 for 32
1995Tilan Samaraweera 4 for 62Mahela Jayawardena4 for 23
1996S. Dharmasena 5 for 32S De Silva 4 for 50
2000Muthumudalige Pushpakumara 4 for 25
K.Fernando 4 for 13
Tilina Kandamby 5 for 65
2004C. Jayaweera 5 for 37
A. Ranawaka 5 for 27
2005C. Jayaweera 5 for 63
2009N.Karunarathne6 for 30
2010Sachithra Perera6 for 36R.Cooray5 for 54
N.Karunarathne4 for 38
2012Pasindu Madushan3 for 46Anuththara Madhawa4 for 32
2016S.Waragoda4 for 13

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