Jaffna CC meet Methodist HS in final on Saturday

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Last year’s runner-up Jaffna Central College will meet Methodist High School Moratuwa in the final of the Under-19 Division Three Tier ‘A’ Inter Schools Limited Overs Cricket tournament on Saturday (4) at Gunners ground Minneriya.

Jaffna CC beat Hindu College Kokuvil, Skandavarodaya School Jaffna, Hindu College Jaffna and St. Patrick’s College Jaffna in the first round, and advanced to the second round as their group champions.

In the second round Jaffna CC beat De La Salle College Colombo, and in the quarter-final beat Ibbagamuwa CC. They qualified for the final beating St. Mary’s College Matugama in the semi-final.

Methodist HS beat De La Salle College Colombo, Carey College Colombo, S. De S. Jayasinghe Central College Dehiwala, St. Thomas College Kotte, President’s College Maharagama and C.W.W. Kannangara MV Colombo in the first round and advanced to the second round as their group champions.

In the second round Methodist HS beat Hindu College Kokuvil, and in quarter-final beat Rajasinghe Central College Hanwella. They qualified for the final beating Loyola College Negombo in the semi-final.

Jaffna CC 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. Tharshan (Master-in-charge), F.K. Shelton (Coach)

Methodist HS squad:  Lakshan Chamika Fernando (Captain), Sihina Dewmith Fernando, Kaveen Anjana Fernando, Akila Dilruk, Sandun Tharanga Fernando, Senura Nilakshana Fernando, Akasha Nimsara Silva, Naveen Madusanka Fernando, Thisara Jayanga Pieris, Sithija Vishmika de Silva, Muditha Sandaruwan Perera, Sakun Kaveesha Fernando, Nipul Sahluka Fernando, Daham Nethsara Fernando, Chalana Nimesha Fernando, Lasidu Malshan de Silva, Dimuthu Sahas Perera, Chamoda Madusanka, Ushmika Akalanka Kumarasiri, Shasiru Chamika Fernando, Roshan Chaminda (Master-in-charge), Shamith Jayanath Mendis (Coach)

(IR)