The 86th Annual Battle of the Saints Inter-Schools Big Match between traditional rivals St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s College sponsored by Dialog and played for the Rev. Father Maurice J. Le Goc Trophy will be worked off on March 6 and 7 at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo.
In the 2020 encounter the lads from Darley Road will be led by all-rounder Johanne De Zilwa, while the team from Bambalapitiya will be under the captaincy of wicket-keeper batsman Shannon Fernando.
St. Joseph’s leads the series tally with 12 wins, their last win coming under the captaincy of Ruwantha Fernandopulle in 2008, while St. Peter’s College were the worthy winners of the 2016 encounter under Vinu Mohotty, bringing their tally to 10 wins.
Nirmalal Perera, Captain of the Josephian XI in 1981, will grace the Big Match as the Chief Guest.
Further, the members of the 1970 team, led by Hector Perera of St. Joseph’s and Rory Inman of St. Peter’s will grace the 86th edition of the ‘Battle of the Saints’ as the Guests of Honour.