Battle of Wayamba begins today
The 7th annual Battle of Wayamba between Wayamba Royal College
Kurunegala and Sir John Kotelawela Vidyalaya Kurunegala will be played
today and tomorrow at the Welagedara Stadium Kurunegala, starting at
9.30 am on both days.
The third limited overs game will be played on March 27 at the same
So far the big match has not seen a winner and all Six encounters
have ended without a decision while Wayamba Royal is leading in the one
day series. Sir John Kotelawela is led by 4th year player R D A M
Rathnayaka, an accurate right arm off spinner, who has captured twelve
wickets in this school cricket season. Left arm off spinner R M D B
Rajapaksha is the vice captain of the side. Sir John Kotelawela
Vidyalaya played four matches this season and recorded two outright wins
against Kuliyapitiya Central College and Kuliyapitiya Saranath College.
Rest of the matches ended in draws.
Wayamba Royalists’ are captained by the all-rounder 4th year player
Deleepa Nawarathna who has scored 584 runs and obtained 18 wickets.
Second year player, Right arm fast bowler Harendra Rashmika is the
deputy of the team. Wayamba Royal played 6 matches and recorded one
outright win against Carey College while others were drawn.
Wayamba Royal: Dileepa Navarathna (Captain), Tharinda
Ekanayake (V Captain), Hashantha Lahiru, Anushantha Dhanasinghe, Shylike
Rathnayake, Mohamed Shiren, Sampath Navarathna, Thilina Sampath, Sanka
Wanigasekara, Noyamal Pantitha, Yasith Herath, Thanuja Wimalasooriya,
Sachith Lansakara, Akila Vithanage, Saman de Silva (Coach).
Sir John Kotelawela Vidyalaya: R D A M Rathnayake (Capt), R M
D B Rajapaksha (V Cap), M H Nawas, M K M Wasim, W R M Rodrigo, A T A
Ishan, B G W Malan, A P L Manoj Priyadarshana, P P Indunil Nadeera, A M
E Madumal Gunawardana, L M Mithun Danjaya, K A S Eshan, Dodandeniya, R M
N C Rathnayake, M R M Safras, N D Madushanka, T H D K Sanjula, R P
Hansaka Dilshan, Thusitha Herath (Coach)