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Jaffna Central to meet Methodist High School in final

8 May, 2022

Last year’s runners-up Jaffna Central and Methodist High School Moratuwa entered the final of the Under-19 Division III Tier ‘A’ inter-school limited overs cricket tournament.

Unbeaten Methodist High School beat Loyola College Kochchikade by four wickets in one semi-final and Jaffna Central who also maintain a clean sheet beat St. Mary’s College Matugama in the other semi-final. Both matches were played at St. John’s College ground Panadura.

Rajithkumar Newton of Jaffna Central displayed his all-round talent by claiming four wickets for 32 runs and scoring 45 runs. Ananthan Kajan also contributed with an unbeaten 74 for Jaffna Central.

Naveen Madusanka of Methodist High School shone as an all-rounder by scoring 57 runs and capturing two wickets against Loyola College Kochchikade in the other semi-final.

Scores:

Loyola College: 135 (40.3) (Shafni Dean 40, Kavindu Amarasinghe 33, Kavin Fernando 3/14, Nimsara Silva 2/32, Naveen Madusanka 2/30, Lakshan Chamika 2/24)

Methodist High School: 136/6 (32.2) (Naveen Madusanka 57 n.o., Thisara Jayanga 20, Nethma Himaranga 3/16, Shameen Ravishka 2/27)

St. Mary’s College: 178 (50) (Himesha Madubashana 53, Yasith Sathsara 37, Hiran Lakshitha 24, Rajithkumar Newton 4/32, Nisanthan Ajay 2/35)

Jaffna Central: 183/6 (41) (Ananthan Kajan 74 n.o., Rajithkumar Newton 45, Isura Deshan 2/22)

Squads:

Jaffna Central: Sritharan Sarankan (Captain), Vinajakaselvam Kavitharsan (Vice Captain), T. Gowtham, G. Janujan, P. Ananthan Kajan, M. Sansayan, J. Vithushan, U. Tharmihan, Ranjithkumar Newton, Nisanthan Ajay, S. Sayanthan, I. Abhilash, S. Similtan, S. Kevin Derixsan, S. Anushanth, J. Jebisan.

Methodist High School: Lakshan Fernando (Captain), Dewmith Fernando, Anjana Fernando, Akila Dilruk, Sandun Fernando, Senura Fernando, Akasha Silva, Naveen Fernando, Thisara Pieris, Vishmika de Silva, Muditha Perera, Kaveesha Fernando, Sahluka Fernando, Daham Fernando, Chalana Fernando, Lasidu de Silva, Dimuthu Sahas Perera, Chamoda Madusanka, Akalanka Kumarasiri, Chamika Fernando. (YK)

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