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Battle of the Maroons in Kandy

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Kandy’s oldest big match the ‘109th Battle of the Maroons’ between Dharmaraja and Kingswood will be played at Pallekelle Stadium on 21 and 22 March.
This annual encounter was played for the CWH Lutersz memorial Shield which was introduced at the 61st battle. After this shield went missing the encounter is now played for the T.B. Tennakoon memorial trophy that was presented by his family.

Out of the 108 encounters played so far Dharmaraja has pocketed 34 wins while Kingswood has won only 19 times and the rest have been draws.
Rajans last won in 2013 under Nuwan Karunaratne at the Pallekelle Stadium and Kingswood last won in 1958 under Maurice Fernando at Randles Hill.

Dharmaraja is led by fourth year player in Tharusha Weragoda who is a useful all rounder. Vice captain Kavinda Ratnayake has had to honour of scoring a double century this season.

Fourth year player Tharindu Liyanage is the captain of Kingswood who is also an all rounder who is a good leader too. Meedum Weerasinghe is the vice captain.
Teams:
Kingswood – Tharindu Liyanage (Capt), Meedum Weersinghe (V. Capt), Avishka Chandrasiri, Ruwantha Hathurusinghe, Mishan Aathuda, Dilshan Walisundara, Upamal Heenkenda, Shanuka Ratnayake, Wimukthi Wijesiriwardana, Yasoda Kavinda, Ahamed Mauaaz, Salinda Dharmasena, Janith Tennakoon, Prasanna Senaratne, Sharada Ranasinghe, Jayampath Mahanama, Gasindu Kamnurugamuwa, Hasitha Nawarathne.
Dharmaraja – Tharusha Weragoda (Capt), Kavinda Ratnayake (V. Cap), Wenuka Galthiyawa, Kavishka Dissanayake, Dehan Gunasinghe, Ruchira Pupulwetta, Gihan Seneviratne, Niwantha Hearth, Nipuna Hearth, Gihan Witharana, Asmith Rajapakse, Upulitha Rajapakse, Cahthura Wijeratne, W. Dimuthu Liyanarachchi, Bawantha Udangamuwa, Achintha Rupanayake, Danushka Bandara, Kavinda Thilakaratne, Deera Adikari, Chanuka Ratnayake, Manjula Udagedera.

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