The annual cricket and netball encounter between The Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians (SLCP) and The Ceylon College of Physicians (CCP) was held on the 26th of February 2017 at the G.H.Buddhadasa grounds, Battaramulla. This was the 20th encounter between the 2 teams. There were great enthusiasm and excitement among professionals of both colleges and the two encounters were held in and the excellent atmosphere filled with friendship. Apart from the two matches, there was fun all around with music, food and activities for kids.
The cricket match got underway at 11.00 am and the CCP team batting first made 265 runs in their allotted 25 overs. In reply, the SLCP team was bowled out for 75 thus giving a staggering 190 run victory to the CCP team.
Dr. Rukma Gunathilake of SLCP won the award for the best bowler for capturing 4 wickets in his 5 overs.
The netball encounter too was won by the CCP team convincingly by eight goals to one. Dr. Pyara atnayake of SLCP won the award for the best defender for displayed in stalling the progression of the opposition.