Jaffna CC advance to final for second  consecutive year

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Last year runner-up Jaffna Central College entered the final of the Under 19 Division Three Tier ‘A’ Inter Schools Limited Overs Cricket tournament for the second consecutive year. 

In the first round they beat Hindu College Kokuvil, Skandavarodaya School Jaffna, Hindu College Jaffna and St. Patrick’s College Jaffna and advanced to the second round as group champion. 

They beat De La Salle College Colombo Ii the second round, Ibbagamuwa Central College in the quarter-final, and St. Mary’s College Matugama in the semi-final.

Ananthan Kajan is the leading batter of the team. He has scored 426 runs in 7 matches with a century (114 against Ibbagamuwa CC) and two half centuries, and maintains an average of 71.00. 

Skipper Sritharan Sankaran has scored 297 runs with a century (109 against Skandavarodaya Jaffna) and 2 half centuries. He has also claimed 5 wickets, while M. Sansayan has scored 139 runs.

All-rounder Rajith Kumar Newton has scored 219 runs with 2 half centuries and claimed 21 wickets in 6 matches.

Vinajakaselvam Kavitharshan has claimed 14 wickets, with best bowling figures of 6/27 against Ibbagamuwa CC. He has also scored 97 runs in 5 matches with a half century.

Nishnathan Ajay has claimed 11 wickets and scored 108 runs in 6 matches with a half century.

Squad: Sritharan Sarankan (Captain), Vinajakaselvam Kavitharsan (Vice Captain), T. Gowtham, G. Janujan, P. Ananthan Kajan, M. Sansayan, J. Vithushan, U. Tharmihan, Ranjith Kumar Newton, Nisanthan Ajay, S. Sayanthan, I. Abhilash, S. Similtan, S. Kevin Derixsan, S. Anushanth, J. Jebisan, S. Elilvendran (Principal), S. Tharshan (Master-in-charge), F.K. Shelton (Coach)

(IR)