Hockey – 21st Royal- Thomian encounter


By M.H.Yakeem

21st Royal- Thomian Hockey encounter for the Orville Abeynaike Trophy

The 21st annual Royal- Thomian Hockey encounter will be played for the Orville Abeynaike trophy on the 17th of September 2022 at the Astro Turf , Reid Avenue Colombo- 07 , commencing at 1pm onwards. Under 16 match – 1 pm Over 35 match – 2 pm Old boys match – 3 pm 1st X1 match – 4 pm The tally of the match results since the trophy encounter began, S.Thomas’ College has won 9 times, Royal College has won 6 times and drawn 5 matches. 2020 and 2021 encounters had to be cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

Mr Amitha Abeynaike, a famous Cricket commentator and a live wire behind this encounter who is also the President of the Old Thomian Hockey Union and the Captain of the College 1st X1 team in 1984/1985 will grace the occasion as the Chief guest for this encounter.