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Ushan Deemantha to lead Piliyandala Central

 Ushan Deemantha
Ushan Deemantha

Piliyandala Central College one of the leading cricket playing educational institutions in the island has produced some fine cricketers . During the season they play nearly 15 inter school first eleven matches and play their Annual Big Match and the Limited Over matches against their arch rivals Taxila Central, Horana.

Next year Centralians will be captained by 6th year coloursman, right hand bat, left arm leg spinner, and close in fielder Gamage Ushan Deemantha Perera. He commenced his schooling at Palannoruwa Vidyalaya, Gonapola and after passing the grade five examination he was admitted to Piliyandala Central and his forte was cricket from his younger days. But there were no cricket at his previous school during his time.

He attended practices at his new school Cricket Academy and came under Dilshan Chamika. From there he attended under 13 practices under Bimal Amarasinghe in 2014 and got selected and played for two years in 2016 and 2017. In the under 17 tournament his first year he captured 30 wickets and in the following year captaining the team he was able to bag 15 wickets.

His first year in the first eleven was in 2016 and played only in five matches and took 19 wickets. In his second year he claimed 25 wickets and in 2018 he captured 48 wickets with two five wicket hauls and passed the 200 run mark. In his last year he claimed 63 wickets with three five wickets hauls and scored 320 runs and his coach was former Cambrian cricketer Eranga Gunaratne and MIC was Aruna Liyanage.

He played in three big matches and three limited over matches against Taxila Central and he carried away the Best Bowler’s Prize in 2019 and 2020 respectively. His Principal Darshana Udawatte helped him in many ways in his success.

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