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23rd “Battle of the Babes” Grade 5 Cricket – 4th D.J Thevathason Memorial Trophy

The Inaugural Battle of the Babes Cricket Match (5A vs 5B) was waged with a softball in 1993 when the Late Mr.S.Thanapalan was the Principal and the Rev. N.J.Gnanaponrajah was the Head Master of the Primary School.

In 2007, the leather ball replaced the softball and in 2008, the battle between 5A and 5B was renamed as the battle between the Reds and the Blacks because the number of divisions in grade five exceeded two.

The twentieth encounter was named D. J. Thevathason Memorial Trophy Battle of the Babes Grade 5 Cricket Match in honour of the Late Headmaster of the Primary School, Mr. D. J. Thevathason.

The 23rd “Battle of the Babes” Grade 5 Cricket between the ‘Reds’ and ‘Blacks’ for the fourth D.J. Thevathason Memorial Trophy was held on 14th July 2017.



Mr. Rohan Thevathason, Manager, Nations Trust Bank ,Jaffna, son of the former Head Master of the Primary School, Late Mr.D.J. Thevathason, was the Chief Guest.

The match commenced at 8.30 a.m. with the introduction of the team members to the Chief Guest and the Principal.


The ‘Blacks,’ captained by N.Krishan, won the toss and decided to field first. The ‘Red’ team, captained by S.John Nathaniya scored 70/4. In reply the ‘Blacks’ scored 71 for 8 in 14.5 overs and won the match


Speeches of the Principal, the Headmistress, and the Chief Guest took place soon after the match. The Chief Guest commended the play in his speech.



Best Batsman:               P.Priyan

Best Bowler:                  M.Jayawant

Best Fielder:                   S.John Nathaniya

Best All- Rounder:       N.Kirishan

Man of the Match:      N.Kirishan