St. Joseph Vaz in to the finals for the very first time
- Singer Cup Under 15 final
By Shamseer Jaleel
St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota will meet St. Joseph Vaz, Wennappuwa in their Singer Cup Under 15 cricket final encounter which will take place later next week at a neutral ground. Due to heavy rain in the island this game could be postponed to a later date.
Antonians under Lahiru Abeysinghe remained as the group champions before defeating St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa in the pre quarter final and won on first innings against Lumbini College in their quarter final encounter, and their traditional rivals, Trinity in their semi-final encounter. They are coached by Dimuthu Weerasinghe one of the best Junior coaching staff in the country at present.
Anjala Bandara (471), Thisara Ekanayake (431) and Lahiru Gamage (375) are the leading run scorers for the Katugastota lads. Meanwhile in their bowling Thisara (37), Lahiru (34) and Induwara (20) are the leading wicket takers.
Meanwhile Joseph Vaz too remained unbeaten in their group encounters and beat Maris Stella and St. Servetus and Mahinda on their way to reach the final. They are led by Menusha Perera and Coached by Amila Sampath. Vishwa (369), Nethmal (369) and Sandaru (265) are the three top run scorers for them while in bowling Dasun (24), Senith (19) and Menusha (18) were among the wickets.
St. Anthony’s College
Lahiru Abeysinghe (Captain), Ryan Anthony (Vice Capt.), Induwara Galapitage, Pasindu Jayawansha, Thisara Ekanayake, Mohommed Akeel, Trvin Mathews, Anjala Bandara, Chamalka Bandara, Ishara Abesinghe, Ravindu Kapukotuwa, Mohommed Shehad, Malish Amarakoon, N. Sabeshan, Mohommed Aaqil Chamod Gunarathne, Sandaru Bandara, Mohommed Abdullah, Heshan Bandara.
Dimuthu Weerasinghe (Junior Head Coach), Suneth Gunathilake (Senior Head Coach), Julian Arnolda (Asst Coach), Amila Ariyarathne (Master in charge)
St. Joseph Vaz
Menusha Perera (Capt.), Nethmal de Soysa (Vice Capt.), Kaveesh Mihishara, Ruchira Pavan, Sandaru Navodya, Vishwa Rajapakse, Thrindu Eshan, Nipun Suhada, Avishka Perera, Dasun Perera, Senith Dulakshana, Kavith Shehara, Kavindu Nishara and Seth Ranthisa.
Head Coach Amila Sampath
Junior MIC Sureka Dilhani