In commemoration of the 125th Cricketing encounter between Royal
and St. Thomas'
Released on 30th January
Denomination Rs. 4.50
The Royal - St. Thomas' Cricket match between two of the
premier schools Royal
College, Colombo 7 and St. Thomas' College, Mt. Lavinia
is an unique national event in Sri
Lanka. When the landmark of the Royal versus
St. Thomas' Cricket Series unfolds its 125th Chapter in March, 2004, it will be
a historic occasion to Royalists and Thomians and afford an opportunity for
future generations to inspire them to continue playing, the game of cricket,
maintaining the great traditions of the game and carry this healthy rivalry to
all walks of life.
The Royal - Thomian match is something special
in cricket. The two schools have met every year in an unbroken record breaking
series from the year 1880. Each match has been followed closely by cricket
lovers of both schools and with the passage of time this great inter-Collegiate
Cricket match has become one of the leading national events in this country,
displaying at all times that cricket which is a gentleman's game is
fundamentally about sportsmanship and friendly rivalry, about the great history
of the game and above all the glorious uncertainties of cricket.