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Denura Demansith excels for Gurukula

R. P. K. Denura Demansith
R. P. K. Denura Demansith

The under 13 division one cricketer Ranasinghe Petigiri Koralage Denura Demansith has excelled for Gurukula Vidyalaya, Kelaniya last year in the inter school cricket tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association.

Denura commenced his schooling at Darmadarshi Vidyalaya, Kadawatha and after succeeding at the year five scholarship exam he was drafted to his present school.

In his previous school there were no sports activities and his forte is cricket and he attended under 13 practices under Lal Senarathne and got selected for the under 13 team of Gurukula Vidyalaya. Playing in division one in the first year it self he scored 358 runs with three fifties and the top score being 77 versus Mahinda College, Galle. He also collected 20 victims behind the stumps.

Last year playing in the same division under Rithika Dinesh in ten matches he passed the 600 mark with a century and five half centuries and the highest score being 109 against Galahitiyawa Central and had 25 victims behind the wickets. Last year he was the highest run-getter for his Alma Mater.