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Harsha Sandaruwan- superb left arm leg spinner

The fifth year first eleven cricketer, left arm leg spinner and middle order batsman and safe fielder Harsha Sandaruwan excelled for his Alma Mater St. Mary’s College, Matugama as a fine leg spinner for five successive years from 2015 to 1920 Harsha commenced his schooling at Bellana Maha Vidyalaya and during this period there was no cricket over there and he did athletics at the inter house level and came first in 100 metres and from there he joined Mihindu Maha Vidyalaya.

In the meantime he had a liking to cricket and attended practices at Agalawatte Cricket Academy under Nimesh Jeewan and attending cricket practices at his new school St. Mary’s College, Matugama he got selected for the under 13 team under Dinesh Sanjeewa. In 2015 he got selected for the 2015/16 first eleven cricket team and the first year itself he claimed 68 wickets. He represented St. Mary’s for five years consecutively and he passed 60 wickets mark in his second year too and in his third year also he claimed 54 wickets and in his fourth year he bagged 64 wickets and in the last season he captured 80 wickets. Harsha has taken 329 wickets in five years for his school and it may be a all time record for St. Mary’s College, Matugama.

Harsha played for the under 15 team and he captained the under 17 team. At St. Mary’s his coach was Dinesh Sanjeewa and last season his captain was Heshan Welgama and deputy was Tharindu Heshan. With these fine performances he was unlucky for not getting selected to the Provincial Team. When he was at Mihindu Vidyalaya he got the opportunity to play in two big matches. His Teacher in Charge of cricket at school is Mrs. Kannangara. He was called for the Sri Lanka under 19 squad comprising 30 players which will be reduced to 15 players. He played for Matugama Cricket Club in the division two tournament organized by Sri Lanka Cricket for one year.

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