The Big Match famously known as the "Lovers' Quarrel" is the third oldest schools cricket match in the history of the game in Sri Lanka. The series began way back in 1905 and Mahinda has won 23 of the matches while Richmond has won 23. Having broken a 32-year deadlock of draws, the talented Mahindians, under the leadership of Rajith Priyan, registered an emphatic 10-wicket win over Richmond in the 2008 encounter. However the two teams are balanced this time and a keen tussle can be expected at the Galle Stadium which is a batting paradise.
This Golden prime cricket tournament is organized in the primary intention of
highlighting Cricket skills of Mahinda College students.
In big picture, we intend to surface the cricket as a sport more intensively in
Galle district as well as internally in Mahinda College. As a result the cricket
loving culture in which students willingly join and the sport will grow bigger.