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Mahanama College beat D.S.Senanayake College by 28 runs in the One-Day version of the Battle of the Golds 2016 at the R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium in Colombo

Mahanama College came out to bat, clearly with a good plan to try and control the strong D.S. bowling attack, as they could not afford to repeat their performance at the test match just a week ago, losing early wickets that made them vulnerable and unable to post a big total. They played a text-book innings, maintaining a healthy run rate of just over a run-a-ball throughout their inning.

Opener Sahan Peiris played a sensible knock, scoring 59 off 101 balls with 5 boundaries. He was not looking to go big all the time, pushing the ball around for singles and couples, putting pressure on the bowlers to do something different, then lashing on to the bad bowls that followed. A couple of cameos at the middle from Yasiru Peiris, Malindu Maduranga and Heshan Hettiarachchi ensured that Mahanama got to a defendable total of 213 for the loss of 8 wickets at the end of their quota of 50 overs.

D.S. may have been confident at that point, since they showed impressive skills with the bat at the Oval, the captain and his second in command, leading from the front. The vice captain Thimila Vidyasekara however, could not repeat his innings at the P. Sara Oval. The Sri Lankan U-19 opener and captain Kaveen Bandara was the lone ranger of the innings, scoring almost half the team total. The other batsmen kept failing around him as he scored a true captain’s knock of 92 off 101 balls before being stumped, trying to advance down the pitch to a delivery from Harshana Vithanage.

D.S. ended up losing all 10 wickets for 185 runs in just 46.1 overs, losing the Battle of the Golds One-Day encounter to Mahanama College, Colombo.

Score Summary

Mahanama College 213/8 (50 overs) - S Peiris 59 (5x4s), Y Peiris 34 (4x4s), K Bandara 3/33 (6 overs), M Lakshan 2/39 (10 overs)

D.S.Senanayake College 185/10 (46.1 overs) 198 all out in 41.3 overs (Mohamed Reeza 17, Aman Ahamed 16, Ashan Hettiarachchi 62, H. Nissanka 29, Rashmika Waduge 17, S. Fernando 2 for 21, Nipul Withanage 2 for 21).

Mahanama Won Battle of the Golds 2016

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BATTLE of the GOLDS 2016

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GOLDEN VIBES 2016 - Annual Dinner Dance

Golden Vibes 2016 Poster

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MCOBA Australia Family Get-Together & Dinner

hoppers2 1297682932MCOBA Australia is organising a family get-together for all our members, their families. This will be an ideal opportunity for all old-Mahanamians to get together at a relaxed and casual/family atmosphere and enjoy a meal together. There will also be live music played throughout the night for anyone feeling a bit more adventurous and is keen on showcasing their dance moves.


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When: Friday 27th November 2015, 7:00PM

Where: Cavaliers Cricket Club - 6B Browns Road, Clayton VIC 3168

BYO Drinks / Unlimited Hoppers

Music by DJ Labrat

    Adult               $ 5.00
    Kids under 12   FREE



IMPORTANT: Please RSVP by Sunday 22nd November 2015 to confirm the booking.

For more information and/or comments (relating to this event), please feel free to contact any of following committee members:

  • Patrick         0425 818 655
  • Champaka   0466 305 295
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Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2015


AGM 2015

The Annual General Meeting for 2015 will be held at Officeworks Meeting Room in Ferntree Gully on SATURDAY 31st October 2015 at 2.00PM. Your participation for the above meeting is very important to us, and kindly requesting to attend for the meeting.

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Date:    Saturday 31st October 2015

Venue: Ferntree Gully Officeworks, 802 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156.

Time:   2PM to 5PM

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