Amila Thuruwan Perera a fine all rounder | Daily News


Amila Thuruwan Perera a fine all rounder

 Amila Thuruwan Perera
Amila Thuruwan Perera

First year player, right hand bat, right arm leg spinner, number three batsman and, good close in fielder, Amila Thuruwan Perera playing in his first year for St. John’s College, Panadura excelled as an all rounder.

He commenced his schooling at Wadduwa Central and initially joined the D. R. Cricket Academy , Wadduwa under Danushka Perera at the age of none years. In his first year in the under 13 he played in three matches mainly as a leg spinner and in his second year too he could not do well and in his third year in 2014 he scored 724 runs with three centuries and four fifties. He scored 118 runs against Mahinda College and versus Madampagama Vidyalaya and 105 runs and 183 runs and against Sri Sumangala College, Hikkaduwa he scored a fifty in 14 balls and set a record for under 13 division two tournament.

In his first year in under 15 he passed the 400 run mark and scored 110 runs against Madampagama Vidyalaya and in the following year he scored 250 runs and versus Prince of Wales’ College he scored 172 runs and a fifty. In the first year in the under 17 he played for Wadduwa Central and through out his career over there the coach was Danushka Perera.

In his second year he shifted to St. John’s College, Panadura and in the first season itself he amassed 782 runs with two centuries and against Ananda Vidyalaya, Elpitiya he scored 150 runs and 105 runs in the same match and four fifties and captured 29 wickets.

In the mean time he represented Kalutara Zone in the under 19 District Tournament and scored 75 in a match.

When he was at Wadduwa Central in their Big Match against S. de S. Jayasinghe Vidyalaya, Dehiwala in 2017 he played in the one dayer and in 2018 played in the Big Match and the Limited Over and in the two day game he scored 96 runs and won the Best Batsman’s Award.

This year Johnians were down to take on their arch rivals Panadura Royalists in the Big Match and a Limited Over Match. But unfortunately these two events were postponed due to the prevailing situation in the country.

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