Royal College wins 144th Battle of the Blues

by Staff Writer 18-03-2023 | 4:40 PM

Colombo (News 1st) - Royal College Colombo have won the 144th edition of the Battle of the Blues with a comprehensive 181 run win against S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia.

This is the 36th time that Royal College have won the Battle of the Blues.

Royal, who were put into to bat first in the match held at the Colombo SSC ground, declared their 1st innings on 326 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.

In reply, S. Thomas' were restricted to just 153 runs.

Royal College then declared their 2nd innings 168 for the loss of 4 wickets, setting the Thomians a massive target of 342 runs to win.

However, S. Thomas' were only able to manage 161 runs in their 2nd innings.

Dasis Manchanayake, who led Royal College, scored a magnificant century in the first innings and scored 57 runs in the second innings.

Royal College last won in 2016.