Ceylon Hockey – PERIOD FROM 1 APRIL 1959 TO 31 MARCH 1960
By Dennis de Rosayro
President – Dr. W.R. Chamnugam
Hony. Secretary – Mr. Chandra T.A. Schaffter
Hony Treasurer – Mr. S.M.S. Sabreen
Selection Committee – Dr. W.R. Chamnugam (Chairman), Walter Jayasuriya, M.S. Jainudeen, Leslie W. Sellayah and Fulham S.V. Wright
Andriesz Shield (1959 – League
Champions – Havelock Sports Club
Pioneer Cup (1959 – K/O)
Champions – Tamil Union C & A.C.
Mercantile H.A. Colombo H.A.
President Mr. M.G. Thornton Mr. Walter M. Sellayah
Hony. Secretary Mr. A. Nadarajah Mr. Barney Bowen
Hony. Treasurer Mr. D.P. Ferdinands Mr. H.V. Perera
4th NATIONAL HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIPS OF CEYLON 1959
The championships were jointly organised by the Colombo and Mercantile Associations and held at the Police Park, Colombo.
Mercantile captained by International, Ivan de Kretser along with International, Chandra Schaffer and National Caps Dennis de Rosayro and derrick Harvie, were a formidable outfit.
Matale was led by National Cap P.A. Hettiaratchi and along with National Caps, S Suppiah and M.H. Fuard and a host of promising youngsters, had proved worthy finalists.
Mercantile were at their very best and dominated most of the game winning by 5 goals to nil.
Mercantile H.A. Matale H.A.
J.R. Ratnasingham Goal T. Costa
Gerard Davies R/B S. Suppiah
Tony S. Adahan L/B K. Nissanka
Anton D’Costa R/H L. Samarakoon
Dennis de Rosayro C/H M.H. Fuard
Derrick Harvie L/H P.A. Hettiaratchie (Cap.)
Chandra Schaffter R/E M.D. Rupasena
Ivan de Kretser (Cap.) R/I A. Ranaveera
Rienzie Perera C/F S. Rajanathan
Douglas Wijekoon L/I G.H. Rupasinghe
A..Nadarajah L/E S. Kottenkaduwa
- Sampanthan D. de Silva
Sylvester Crusz S.P. Ekanayake
J.D. Yatawara L. Seneviratne
- Rajaratnam G.B.N. de Silva
Dennis de Rosayro