St. Peter’s College – Cricket


Cricket at St. Peter’s began in the year 1927 with Norman Paternott as captain but matches were limited to a few friendly games. However in 1932 the first official cricket match was played against St. Benedict’s under George Jayaweera who was appointed captain in 1931. In the year 1933 with St. Peter’s College challenging St. Joseph’s College for a game of Cricket, the Big Match series (Joe-Pete) began. This first match was played at the Peterite grounds on the insistence of Fr. Le Goc, Rector of St. Joseph’s College. 

With experience gained and a stoppage of cricket for two years due to World War II, the Peterites scored two successive victories in 1946 and 1947. Dion Walles was the successful Peterite captain in both years.

Peterite, Clive Inman holds the record for the highest score in the Big Match series when as captain he scored 204 ret. in 1954.

Administration & Coaching Staff

Master In Charge Head Coach Coaches
Mr. Sunanda Fernando

Mr.Wasantha Haputhanthri

Mr.Lakmal Subasinghe

Mr.Roger wejesooriya Mr.Christoper J Fernandopulle  , Mr.Charith Perea

Mr.Janudhika Sriyapala  , Mr.Namal Manjuka  Perera

National Representatives
Roy Dias
Vinodhan John
Rumesh Ratnayake
Amal Silva
Russel Arnold
Kaushal Lokuarachchi
Malinda Warnapura
David Heyn
Tony Opatha
Kirthi Gunaratne
Vinodhan John
Rumesh Ratnayake
Amal Silva
Russel Arnold
Kaushal Lokuarachchi
Malinda Warnapura
Anjelo Perera
Russel Arnold
Kaushal Lokuarachchi
Anjelo Perera
Recent 100 wicket club
Lakshan Rodrigo 108 wickets in 2005/2006 season
Ameen Miflal 104 wickets in 2016/2017 season
110 wickets in 2017/2018 season
Recent 1000 runs club
Anjelo Perera 1,560 runs in 2008/2009 season
Lakshina Rodrigo 1,067 runs in 2016/2017 season
Santhush Gunathilake 1,097 runs in 2016/2017 season
1,572 runs in 2018/2019 season
Highest Individual Scores by Peterites
2019 Santhush Gunathilake 252* vs Ananda College
2008 Angelo Perera 239 vs Nalanda College
1962 Tyrone Mercier 235* vs St. Anthony’s College
1954 Clive Inman 204* vs St. Joseph’s College
Best bowling performance in a single innings
2014 Sohan Boralessa 10 wickets for 30 runs against Wesley College

Recent Team Achievements  
2014 – Under 17 division II – All Island Inter school cricket tournament – Runners up
2015 – Under 19 – All Island Inter school 6 A Side – Champions
2015 – Under 19 All Island inter school T -20 cricket tournament – Runners Up
2016 – Under 19 – All Island Inter School T 20 – Champions
2016 – Under 19 – All island Singer league tournament – Joint Champions
2016 – 82nd Annual Joe-Pete Cricket Encounter winner
2017 – Under 17 Division II – All island inter school cricket – Champions
2018 – Under 19 Limited over Knock out Runners Up



Lakshina Rodrigo

  • Represented Sri Lanka U -19 Cricket team
  • Recipient of prestigious Peterite Gold Award
  • Member of the u – 19 world cup squad that toured Bangladesh in 2016
  • Represented western province team for U – 19 super provincial Tournament
  • Member of Big Match Winning Team. Won 50 over Encounter the Best fielder
  • Scored 2 consecutive 1000 plus runs in the year 2016 & 2018


Santhush Gunathilake

  • Highest Individual score 252*
  • Was named Sri Lanka ‘s test squad for the series against South Africa in 2020
  • Holds record for highest number of runs in a single Season
  • Member of Under– 19 WORLD CUP Squad – 2018

Facilities available at present for Cricket

  • 05 strip center turf wicket (Senior cricket)
  • 01 Matting pitch (Junior cricket)
  • 04 side wickets – turf
  • 02 side wickets – concrete
  • Rain covers
  • Side screens (only one side available, Rugby pavilion side one not available)
  • Indoor cricket nets
    04 batting strips with one being allocated for the bowling machine. The current bowling machine at use is a brand-new machine and the previously used machine can be used at the outdoor practice nets when even required.
  • Match day dressing rooms for both teams. (newly renovated upstairs in the main pavilion)
  • Coaches rest room at the Rugby pavilion, with enough space to convert part of it into a classroom (Video analyzing, lectures, match reviews)
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