Gamini National School and Ananda Central, Elpitiya clash on April 5 and 6 | Daily News

Gamini National School and Ananda Central, Elpitiya clash on April 5 and 6

The third annual big match between Gamini National School Bentota and Ananda Central College Elpitiya will be played on 5th and 6th April 2019 at Gamini National School Grounds at Bentota.

This encounter commenced as a One Day Limited Overs match and from this year the authorities of both sides have decided to play a two day game. The inaugural Big Match was played in 2017 and this is the brain child of Kokila Mendis the then Principal of Ananda College and the present principal of Gamini National College Niluka Weerasinghe. Both these matches were won by Gamini National College. This year the hosts are Gamini Vidyalaya and the organizing activities are on the shoulders of the Princiapl, Teachers, Past Pupils and parents.

This year Bentota Gamini will be captained by Hashan Januka de Silva and his deputy will be Chamila Kithmal Wickramarathne and Elpitiya Ananda will be captained by Dilanga Hasinsala and his Vice Captain is Kavindu Ayeshan.

The first two captains of the inaugural match were Madava Deshapriya of Bentota Gamini and Hiran Matheesha of Elpitiya Ananda. So far this season Bentota has participated in eleven matches and won four outright and won three on first innings and lost three and one ended in a draw. Their chief run getter is Hashan Januka with 410 runs while Kithmal Wickramarathne has captured 65 wickets.

Elpitiya Ananda has played 12 games and won three and won five on first innings and lost four and one match ended in a no decision. Bentota Gamini is coached by Mangala Wickramaarachchi while Rusith Hathurusinghe is coaching Elpitiya Ananda. The Master in Charge of Cricket at Bentota Gamini is Vichithra Sampath Naiduwawdu and Master in Charge of Elpitiya Ananda is Prasad Gurusinghe. The two principals Niluka Weerasinghe of Bentota Gamini and G W Chaturika Dilshani of Elpitiya are extending their fullest support and cooperation and all the encouragement to keep this noble game alive at their schools. 


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