Lemonade Schools premier Cricket Awards - 12th July
The Lemonade Schools Premier Cricket Awards night, conducted by
Ceylon Cold Stores (CCS) takes place on Saturday 12th July at the BMICH.
This fitting finale to the schools’ cricket season, is as in the past
years, being organised and conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket
Association (SLSCA), with the active sponsorship of CCS, who have done
so, for the past ten years.
An annual healthy exercise such as this by the SLSCA, whilst serving
to appreciate and recognise cricketers who have excelled during the
season, will also act as an incentive to give the much needed fillip to
motivate cricketers to give of their best.
It surely will be both a satisfying and rewarding experience to the
Mention must be made that Sri Lanka’s international cricketers such
as Nuwan Kulasekera, K. Lokuarachchi, Chamara Kapugedera, Mahela
Udawatta and F. Maharoof have played for the Lemonade Trophy as
These details and observations, were made known to members of the
media, at a briefing held on Tuesday at the Excel World Premier Banquet
hall by the President of the SLSCA, A. S. Hewage and Vice President and
Head of Beverages CCS, S. Srikanth.
The tournament Secretary SLSCA, Nihal Fernando revealed the award
winners as follows:
Best Team All Island - Thurstan College
Runner up - Prince of Wales
Best Team Outstation - Tissa Central College, Kalutara
Runner up - St. Xavier’s College, Chilaw
Best Batsman All Island - Mahadeva Warnapura (Nalanda College)
Runner up - Ishara Aturaliya (Dharmapala, Pannipitiya)
Best Batsman Outstations - Sanath Ranjana Silva (Royal College,
Runner up - Sanath Sameera Silva (President’s College, Kotte)
Best Bowler All Island - Milan Fernando (S’ Thomas MTL)
Runner up - Umesh Karunaratne (Thurstan)
Best Bowler Outstations - Dinesh Chaturanga Perera (Tissa Central,
Runner up - Nilanka Premaratne (Bandaranaike College, Gampaha)
All Rounder All Island - Geeth Kumara (Thurstan)
Runner up - Udara Pieris (Ananda)
All Rounder Outstations - Chanaka Ruwan Siri (Piliyandala Central)
Runner up - Nipuma Ranasinghe (Ibbagamuwa Central, Kurunegala)
The Chief guest will be the President of John Keells (Consumer Food
Sector) Jit Gunaratne and the guest of honour being the Snr. Assistant
Secretary Education Ministry, R. D. M. P. Weeratunge.