David Pieris Group of Companies clinch MCA ‘D’ Division cricket title – The Island

Royal College, Colombo, St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota, St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya, and Richmond College, Galle will fight for the final spots of the Under 13 Division I cricket tournament at two venues today.

While Royal meet St. Anthony’s at Godigamuwa, St. Peter’s will take on Richmond in the other semi-final at Ananda Mawatha.

Road to Semi-Finals

Royal V St Anthony’s

Royal reached the second round as runner-up of their group in the first round. The team captained by Dushane Udawela then beat Ananda (Colombo), Mahinda (Galle in the pre-quarter-final), and Dharmapala, Pannipitiya (quarter-final) in a row to reach the semi-final.

St. Anthony’s on the other hand advanced to the second round as the champions of their group in the first round. During the knockout phase, they beat Zahira (Colombo), Wesley (in the pre-quarter-final), and Mahanama (quarter-finals). St. Anthony’s are captained by Sanithu Gunatilake.

teams

Royal (from):

Dushane Udawela (Captain), Sandul Abeywardana (Vice captain), Rasula Madarasinghe, Dhisas Nanayakkarawasam, Mahiru Kodithuwakku, Mudith Gunasekara, Rehan Senesh, Nithesh Jayasinghe, Thumidu Somasiri, Chanithu Kankanamge, Diasandu Siriwardhana, Abhiru Amarasekara, Janiru Gunawardane, Janarathnan Yaathavam, Omiru Perera.

Officials:

DM Dissanayaka (Master in Charge), Rashan Peiris (Head Coach), Prageeth Ferdinando (Asst. Coach), Wasantha Satharasinghe (Asst. Coach), Sandaruwan Fernando (Asst. Coach)

St Anthony’s (from):

Sanithu Gunatilake (Captain), Adeesha Rathnayake (Vice Captain), Yenula Hewavitharana, Chandeera Senerath, Sisal Aththanayake, Nisitha Karunarhne, Vihanga Kumara, Janeesh Sedara, Randidu Narayana, Umeth Chandrasoma, Pamoda Senevirathne, Mohomed Shaharaf, Okindu Edirisinghe, S. Subakshan.

Officials:

Lalith Kumara (Master in Charge), Julian Arnolda (Coach)

St. Peter’s V Richmond

Both St. Peter’s and Richmond advanced to the second round as champions of their respective groups in the first round.

During the knockout stage, the Petes captained by Reshon Solomons beat St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa, and Isipatana (pre-quarter-final) before the quarter-final against Trinity ended in a tie. They secured the semi-final spot by virtue of the better points average maintained up to that stage.

Richmond captained by Hiruk Akalanka beat S. Thomas’, Mount Lavinia in their first knockout encounter in the second round. The next match against Gurukula could not be held due to wet weather and they advance to the quarter-final thanks to the better points average maintained up to that stage. In the quarter-final, they beat St. Joseph Vaz’s College Wennappuwa.

Teams:

St. Peter’s (from):

Reshon Solomons (Captain), Navindu de Silva, Menura Dissanayake, Okitha Silva, Diyon Alwis, Methuka Gunarathne, Thinuka Dewnatth, Nathen Fernando, Mahiru Gunathilake, Rithik Braisnan, Trevon Premarathne, Risindu Perera, Leshan Perera, Stevon Pieris, Hirun Noyah.

Officials:

Lakmal Fernando (Master in Charge), Mohan Liyanage (Coach)

Richmond (from):

Hiruk Akalanka (Captain), Maleesha Theshan, Binula Sethul, Maheesha Akash, Bingun Prabhashwara, Udula Kumudaka, Yuneth Sihathum, Gesandu Ahasvin, Geeth Sathsara, Manak Mattew, Senuk Dulneth, Arosha Jeriyal, Vihansa Thejas, Thejan Mihin Thathsara, Irusha Nethsara, Daniru Dilanamith, Tharul Shanilka, Sandilu Suwahas, Kaveen Gimhana.

Officials:

Chandana Amarasinghe (Master in Charge), Mahesh Sandaruwan (Head Coach), Nimesh Chathuranga (Asst. Coach), Pramodya Yasas (Asst. Coach)

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