St. Joseph’s, Gurukula clash in first semi today

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St. Joseph’s Colombo will meet Gurukula Kelaniya in the first semi-final of the Under-17 Division One inter schools cricket tournament at Surrey ground Maggona today (15).

The second semi-final between Trinity and S. Thomas’ Mt. Lavinia will be held at the same venue on 18 September.

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

Gurukula were involved in three major upsets on their way to the semi-final. They beat St. Anthony’s Katugastota in the second round, St. Benedict’s Kotahena in the pre-quarter-final and Richmond Galle in the quarter-final.

St. Joseph’s had an easier passage to the semi-final. Their quarter-final against St. Sebastian’s Moratuwa was washed out due to heavy rain, but they advanced to the semi-final according to higher bonus points.

Gurukula squad: Didula Eshan (Captain), Denura Demansith, Thathsara Eshan, Poorna Kalhara, Hiruna Nimsara, Tharusha Dilsara, Pasindu Dilshan, Chamindu Imantha, Vidusha Kawshalya, Janith Mihiranga, Harshana Janith, Daham Vimukthi, Minidu Salinda, Kavindu Madusanka, Ohas Sandew, Kavindu Rajapaksha, Sasindu Kaveesha, Kenul Pemitha, Pulitha Ometh, Nishantha Alwis (MIC), Rasitha Dinesh (Head Coach), Buddhi Prasanna (Asst. Coach), Kaveesha Nandun (Asst. Coach)

St. Joseph’s squad: Kenath Liyanage (Captain), Abishek Jayaweera (Vice Captain), Yenula Dewthusa, Naren Muralidaran, Sahan Dabare, Hiran Ranaweera, Kaven Pathirana, Senodh Soysa, Oshada Gunasinghe, Dihen de Silva, Maanasa Madubashana, Dunick Perera, Rishma Amarasinghe, Shenal Anuradha, Asiri Caldera (MIC), Dylan Ramanayake (Head Coach), Torin Pitigala (Asst. Coach)

(IR)