Battle of the Maroons is a cricket match played between Ananda College Colombo, and Nalanda College Colombo. It was first played in 1924. Over the years both schools has produced many world famous cricketers. Battle of the Maroons is considered to become the most productive and most popular schools cricket encounter in the Island producing National Cricketers of extraordinary talent and cricketing intellect. Those two schools Ananda and Nalanda continue to provide the largest contingent of players to the Sri Lankan National Cricket squad.