Madushan Peiris - a fine all round display | Daily News


Madushan Peiris - a fine all round display

Second year all rounder and coloursman, middle order left hand batsman and left arm leg spinner of Siri Piyarathana Vidyalaya, Padukka Katharagamaralage Dulaksha Chanaka Madushan Peiris excelled as an all rounder in the just concluded inter school first eleven cricket season.

Madushan is in the third place for the Best All rounders list in division two cricket tournament in 14 outings with 895runs at an average of 44.8 runs which consisted of two centuries and the highest being 175 runs against Christ King College, Ja-Ela and five fifties. He has claimed 69 wickets at an average of 13.03 with one ten wicket haul against Galahitiyawa Central and five 5 wicket hauls and the Best Bowling analysis of 6 for 47 versus formidable Piliyandala Central. This bowling spell guided Siri Piyarathana to knock out Piliyandala Central in the pre quarters of the division two cricket tournament.

How ever Siri Piyarathana lost to Piliyandala Central in the one day limited over tournament. Last year in 16 matches Madushan captured 96 wickets and scored 261 runs and playing for his Alma Mater for two years he has scored 1156 runs and captured 165 wickets and he has a year yet to represent his school.

He commenced his school career at Sri Medankara Maha Vidyalaya, Horana and there is no cricket at school but he played soft ball cricket with his neighboring friends at the school during the intervals.

One of his class mates Janidu Sathsara encouraged him to join a private cricket academy at Horana conducted by Nipun Abeyrathne. When playing Inter Academy friendly matches . Abeyrathne noticed his talents and nominated him to play in the under 15 Kalutara District Tournament and he was selected for the Western Province South Outer under fifteen squad for his performances.

The coach at Siri Piyarathana Vidyalaya former Nalandian Hiran Gunawardene helped him to join Siri Piyarathana and in the first year itself he walked into the under 17 team easily.

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