Eranga Jayakody excels for Taxila Central | Daily News


Eranga Jayakody excels for Taxila Central

Jimutha Eranga Jayakody
Jimutha Eranga Jayakody

Jimutha Eranga Jayakody left hand batsman and stand by wicket keeper of the side is a fifth year cricket coloursman of the first eleven cricket team of Taxila Central College, Horana and he is the chief run getter for the year 2019/20.

This season he scored 770 runs with two centuries 102 runs against Devananda College, Ambalangoda and 101 versus Kingswood College, Kandy. Also he collected two more half centuries at an average of 30.48 and his captain is Chamindu Ranvinu. His father is a Member of the College Tutorial Staff is a Physical Training Instructor and he is the Master in Charge and cricket coach of the school. His assistant is Gavinda Basnayake. During the season Taxila played 15 matches including the Big Match against their arch rivals Piliyandal Central and out of that they won two matches out right, seven on first innings, lost five on first innings and one ended in a no decision.

He commenced his cricket career in the under 13 in 2014 and he played up to 2016. In his last year leading the side he passed the 500 run mark. he played for the under 15 team in 2017 and 2018 and in the first year he scored more than 500 runs with a century and two fifties and again his second year captaining the team passed the 600 run mark with five fifties.

He was selected to the first eleven cricket team in 2016 and so far he has played in five big matches and five limited over matches against Piliyandala Central.

In 2018/19 season he scored 650 runs including a century and two fifties. His highest score being 179 runs against Royal College, Panadura. His Principal Mrs. K. K. P. M. Jayathilake is always supportive for the uplift of cricket in the school.

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