Methodist High School under 13 champions | Daily News

Methodist High School under 13 champions

Methodist High School Puwakaramba, Moratuwa All Island Division Three Champions 2018/19 Cricket Pool. Standing L/R – Mrs. Nimmi Chandrika (Deputy Principal) Mrs. Gayathri Dilrukshi (Deputy Principal) Mrs. M Lilanthi Perera (Principal), Oshan Maneesha, Nimesh Indushan, Maleesha Sandakelum, Tharaka Sithumina, Dananjaya Priyamantha, Thisara Jayaranga, Danapriya Muthukumarana (Master in Charge of Cricket), Shamith Mendis (Assistant Coach), S D Anuruddha Rajeeva (Head Coach). Squatting in front L/R – Senura Nilakshana, Akila Dilruk, Lasith Dilu, Kaveen Anjana (Captain), Kavishka Sulakshana, Akash Nimsara (Vice Captain), Kavishka Eranga. (Picture by Dilwin Mendis – Moratuwa Sports Special Correspondent)    

Methodist High School Puwakaramba Moratuwa clinched the All Island under 13 division three cricket tournament for the Singer Trophy by beating formidable Lyceum International School, Wattala on points and played at Thurstan College grounds Colombo. Altogether 743 schools from the island participated in this tournament and the significant event is Methodians played thirteen matches and they were unbeaten throughout.

The Skipper of Methodist High School Maveen Anjana called the coin correctly and decided to take the first lease and declared at 185 for 7 with Akila Dilruk making the top score of 47 runs with valuable contributions coming off the bats of Lasith Dilu 33 and Kaveen Anjana 25 Vishal Liyanage was the most successful bowler for Wattala lads with 3 for 6. In reply at the close Lyceum were 102 for 5 with Sanjun Baskaran and Uvin Perera scoring 30 and an unbeaten 30 runs respectively. Akash Nimsara bowled best for Methodians with 3 for 30. Methodians were coached by S D Anuruddha Rajeeva and assisted by Shamith Mendis.

Playing in thirteen matches captain Kaveen Anjana scored 973 runs with three centuries and he captured 27 wickets. The vice captain Akash Nimsara collected 565 runs with a century and claimed 38 wickets. Right arm leg spinner Nimesh Indushan too bagged 45 wickets.

Methodist High School – 185/7 dec in 71.5 overs – Akila Dilruk 47, Lasith Dilu 33, Kaveen Anjana 25, Vishal Liyanage 2/6, Sanjun Baskaran 2/36, Travin Nishantha 2/37.

Lyceum International School – 102/5 in 21 overs – Uvin Perera 30 n/o, Sanjun Baskaran 30, Akash Nimsara 3/32. 

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