The Annual Sports Calendar of the Naval and Maritime Academy is added with an another new sport in the form of Baseball. Inter Divisional Baseball Tournament among Officer Under Trainee divisions of the Naval & Maritime Academy was introduced and named as the “Commandant’s Cup” presented by incumbent Commandant, Commodore Kalana Jinadasa.
The inaugural tournament was held at the main sports field of the NMA on 23rd and 24th June 2018. This tournament was participated by 8 teams from Officer Under Trainees and one team from the Directing Staff of the NMA.
After a healthy competition, the semifinals were played between 59th Intake versus 58th Intake and Sub Lt Tech Executive versus Sub Lt Tech Logistics teams. Sub Tech Logistics team and 59th Intake won their matches and competed for the final and the Commandant’s Cup Baseball tournament 2018 has been won by the Sub Tech Logistics team.
Results of all matches are as follows.
|Sub Tech (Ex) Vs 61st Intake (Banks Division)||24 / 6|
|NMA Officers (Staff) Vs 58th Intake||14 / 15|
|59th Intake Vs 61st Intake (Beauchamp Division)||14 / 13|
|Sub Tech (Log) Vs 60th Intake||24 / 23|
|58th Intake Vs 59th Intake||16 / 17|
|Sub Tech (Ex) Vs Sub Tech (Log)||7 / 21|
|Sub Tech (Log) Vs 59th Intake||31 / 7|
The winning team and runner up team comprise of following Officers and Officer Cadets.
Prior to the tournament, Baseball coaching camp was conducted by players from the SLN Baseball pool and also contributed with coaches and referees for the tournament.
This tournament was successfully organized by the PT school of NMA and Commandant, Naval & Maritime Academy, Commodore Kalana Jinadasa grace the occasion as the Chief Guest and awarded the Commandant’s Cup to the winners.