St. Peter’s meet Thurstan in title clash today

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Unbeaten St. Peter’s College Bambalapitiya will meet Thurstan College Colombo in the final of the Under-19 Division One Tier ‘B’ Inter Schools Cricket Tournament at Police Park Colombo today (19).

St. Peter’s advanced to the quarter-final as group champion with 5 wins beating Mahinda Galle, St. Anthony’s Wattala, Dharmaraja Kandy, Maristella Negombo and Dharmapala Pannipitiya in the first round. They beat last year champion Mahinda Galle in the quarter-final and Isipathana Colombo in the semi-final.

 Thurstan advanced to the quarter-final as group champion with 4 wins beating Ananda Colombo, Zahira Colombo, Dharmasoka Ambalangoda and St. Sylvester’s. They beat Lumbini Colombo in the quarter-final and Maris Stella Negombo in the semi-final.

Youth cap Wanuja Sahan leads St. Peter’s. They have two more youth caps in their side – deputy skipper Lahiru Dawatage and Danal Hemananda.  

Bhawantha Jayasinghe leads Thurstan and Nipun Premarathne will assist as deputy skipper. 

This Schools Cricket tournament is conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) and sponsored by Sri Lanka Cricket.

Squads:

St. Peter’s: Wanuja Sahan (Captain), Lahiru Dawatage, Danal  Hemananda, Shenal Boteju, Sanshay Gunathilake, Niman Umesh, Nimuthu Gunawardana, Vishen Halambage, Shennon Rodrigo, Lakindu Sachin, Rusanda Gamage, Lashmika Perera, Kavika Jayasundara, Ishira Ayupala, Dilana Damsara, Salith Gallage, Rithil Suraweera, Anupa Garumanna, Sean Roberts, Abhilash Wellalage, Sunanda Fernando (Master-in-charge), Roger Wijesuriya (Head Coach), Janudika Sriyapala (Assistant Coach)

Thurstan: Bhawantha Jayasinghe (Captain), Pasindu Rathnayake, Ruvinda Dilshan, Tharindu Harshana, Shanithya Deshapriya, Vihas Thewmika, Mohammed Waseem, Nipun Premarathne, Upul Hettiarachchi, Thenuka Devapriya, Thanuka Palihawadana, Ushan Imesh, Devinda Dishan, Pasindu Rashmika, Ranga Rasanga, Himantha Hansaka, Nivindu Dulan, Malaka Bandara (Master-in-charge), Heshan Thilakarathne (Head Coach), Dumila Perera  (Asst. Coach)

(IR)