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42nd Battle of Kotte at R. Premadasa Stadium from today

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SRI JAYAWARDENEPURA MV: 1st row seated from left: Heshan Thilakarathna (Coach), Dilani Kumarasihe (Vice Principal), Kanishka Maduranga (Captain), Lt. Col. D.A.D. Wanaguru (Principal), Rishith Ishara (Vice Captain), Jayathilaka (V.P. Sports), Deepthi Mollogoda (Vice Principal), Sunanda Godevithana (MIC). 2nd row standing from left: Maleesha Iduwara, Nadun Priyasanka, Heshan Vdava, Kavishka Gihan, Janith Akash, Joseph Senivirathna, Hasitha Hishan, Pasindu Akarshan, Anuja Chamod, Ronan Duveesha, Lisuka Dinasara, Duminda Gavishta. 3rd row standing from left: Buddhika Chamdinda, Sampath Nishshanka, Lakshitha Kumara, Chamod Supun.

ST. THOMAS’ COLLEGE: Seated from left: Deshan Perera, Ashen Chamuditha (Vice Captain), Sachintha Williams (Captain), Rev. Sister A.P. Robert (Asst. Principal), A.P. Shamali (Vice Principal), Rev. Fr. Rector Nilantha Uduwaka (Principal), Wasanthi Kiriwandeniya (Vice Principal), Prasanna Ramanayake (MIC), Lakshman (Coach), Sanjeewa Kadawatharachchi (Manager-Cricket), Malindu Perera, Adithya Sooryabandara. Standing from left: Jevan David, Tharin Weerasinghe, Umayanga Subasinghe, Kevin Rajaston, Virul Dias, Manuja Nayanajith, Tharushka Perera, Sethum Sandiya, Sakith Perera, Duranga Pramod, kulara Pramod.  

The 42nd Battle of Kotte cricket encounter between two historical schools from the new capital of Sri Jayawardenepura, Kotte - Sri Jayawardenepura Maha Vidyalaya (formerly Christian College, Kotte) and St. Thomas’ College Kotte will be played today and tomorrow at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium commencing 10 am each day.

This year the big match is played for the K. J. Ranasinghe Memorial Challenge Shield, the first cricket captain of Christian College, Kotte in 1919. On the other hand Sri Jayawardenepura M.V. celebrates their Centenary in cricket this year.

Sri Jayawardenepura team will be led by fourth year coloursman Kanishka Madushanka. The college has played 12 matches in Division 2 and won two outright and six on first innings and qualified to enter the 50 overs cricket tournament organized by the School Cricket Association.

The batting line up for Sri Jayawardenepura is spearheaded by Chamod Supun who scored 600 runs this year while last year’s skipper Buddhika Chaminda has scored 500 runs. In bowling pacemen Sampath Nissanka has baggged 55 wickets and Rishith Ishara 33 wickets and are bound to trouble the Kotte Thomians.

Kotte Thomian will be led by third year coloursman Sachintha Shehan William. The school who play in division 2 has won three outright and three on first innings this year. The batting line up comprises Ashen Chamuditha and Aithya Suriyabandara who have individually scored 800 runs each. Jehan James and Manuja Nayanajith has taken 50 and 30 wickets respectively this season. This duo will try to minimise the score of the Kotte Jayapurians this year.

This year’s big match is organised by the Old Boy’s Association of Sri Jayawardenepura MV.

The Limited Overs match will be organised by the Old Boy’s Association of St. Thomas’ College, Kotte which will be played at St. Peter’s College grounds on Sunday 17 March commencing at 9.30 am.

 


 

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