Vidyaloka meet Jaffna CC in final on Saturday
Unbeaten Vidyaloka College Galle will meet Jaffna Central College in the final of the Under-19 Inter Schools Division Three Tier ‘A’ Cricket tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) with sponsorship of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) at Nalanda College ground on Saturday (4).
Pasindu Lakshan leads Vidyaloka, while B. Inthujan leads Jaffna CC.
56 teams participated in the first round and were divided into 10 groups. Both teams advanced to the final round as group champions of their respective groups.
Vidyaloka was group champion of Group ‘J’ in the first round. They beat Debarawewa National School and Wanduramba Central College in the first round, Badulla Central College in the pre-quarter-final round, while the match against Ibbagamuwa Central College ended in no result. Vidyaloka advanced to the semi-finals according to net run rate, and beat Methodist High School Moratuwa in the semi-final.
Jaffna CC was group champion of Group ‘F’ in the first round. They beat Skandavarodaya MV Chunnakam, Hindu College Kokuvil, Hindu College Jaffna and St. Patrick’s College Jaffna in the first round. In the pre-quarter-final they beat Royal College Polonnaruwa and St. Joseph's College Wattala in the quarter final. They beat Rajasinghe Central College Hanwella in the semi-final.
Jaffna Central College: B. Inthujan (captain), V. Viyaskanth, S. Abiyuth, B. Kavitharshan, G. Janujan, T. Kaveejan, S. Sarangan, J. Vithusan, A. Kajan, R. Newton, T. Gowtham, M. Sansayan, N. Ajay, S. Anusanth, S. Similtan, D. Poulparamathayalan, U. Tharmikan, T. Abilash, S. Sayanthan, S. Mohammed, F.R. Selton (Coach), S. Tharshan (Master-in-charge)
Vidyaloka College Galle: Pasindu Lakshan (Captain), Senith Praveen, Dilshan Kavinda, Dilan Rashinda, Dulara Nimsara, Sonal Ransara, Gihan Asanka, Chamith Shiran, Umesh Kavinda, Chamath Nirmal, Sasindu Lakshan, Hasanka Jayanath, Yasith Deshan, Umanga Imanjana, Dasun Chamod, Rashmika Prabath, Harsha Manohara, Hansaka Randeepa, Prageeth Bimsara, Thusitha Kariyawasam (Coach), L.R. Manatunge (Master-in-charge)