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SCHOOL CRICKET ROUNDUP – Preview – Under-17 Division I

S. Thomas’ vs. St. Sebastian’s to play semi-final on Monday

By Ishani Upatharitha

Can the Mount Lavinia boys continue their unblemished record of the season for two more games, and end up winning the coveted title?

As the first semi-final of the 2018 Inter School Under-17 Division I will take place at Surrey Cricket Grounds, Maggona come next Monday, S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia will take on St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa. The Thomians have one thing to do: To extend their 12-match unbeaten run to two further games and end up as this year’s U-17 champions.

The Thomians have won 12 out of 12 so far while St. Sebastian’s played 11 and won 10, losing the other.

The run-up –

S. Thomas’ beat Dharmaraja, Kandy and Nalanda, Colombo in their pre quarterfinal and the quarterfinal.

St. Sebastian’s beat Thurstan and St. Anthony’s, Wattala in their pre quarterfinal and the quarterfinal respecively.

The squads –

Shalin De Mel will lead S. Thomas’. Janishka Perera will lead St. Sebastian’s.

S. Thomas’, Mt. Lavinia:

Shalin De Mel (Captain), Kishan Munasinghe, Sadeeq Ishaq, Deon Fernando, Randir Gunasekara, Ravindu Rashantha, Dilmin Rathnayake, Shehan Silva, Ashendra Rajadurai, Ryan Fernando,  Shamilka Wickramathilake, Umayanga Swaris, Gavin Boteju and Maneesha Rupasinghe

Head Coach – Dinesh Kumarasinghe

Assi. Coach – Dilshan Mendis

Master in charge – S. Nesaseelan

St. Sebastian’s, Moratuwa: 

Janishka Perera (Captain), Nadeera Fernando, Sukitha Prasanna, Sasika Perera, Thadula De Silva, Dulara Fernando, Savindu Rodrigo, Dunith Jayatunge, Bihanga Mendis, Chamoth Mendis, Saveen Fernando, Kanushka Lakshan, Harith Fernando, Sanjula Lehan and Senith De Sa

Coach – Imal Botheju

Master in charge – Frank Cooray

  • In the above photo is Janishka Perera, the skipper of St. Sebastian’s