St. Mary's confront Kegalu Vidyalaya in Kegalle's 'Battle of the
St. Mary's College will take on Kegalu Vidyalaya in their Kegalle's
34th 'Battle of the Golds' which will be played at the Public ground,
Kegalle on Friday and Saturday with play commencing at 9.45 am on both
Kegalu Vidyalaya will be led by all-rounder Samadhi Dissanayake this
year and is one of the top all-rounders in the side. He has scored 520
runs and taken 52 wickets with his left are spinners. In last year's big
match he took 6 for 40 in Marians first innings.
His deputy is Vimantha Ratnayake who has scored 756 runs including
top score for 109 against Wayamba Royal College. He is also a useful
Kegalu Vidyalaya have played 15 matches won 5 outright, lost 4 and
The most successful batsman in the side is left hander Shan
Chathuranga who has score 1103 runs including two centuries - 110 not
out Vs Ananda Sastralaya Vidyalaya, Kotte and 117 Vs Raddoluwa Sri
Pragnando Vidyalaya. He has also held 25 catches.
Tharaka Somathillake too has performed well scoring 909 runs
including two centuries and has also taken 58 wickets with his off
The other capable batsmen in the side are Thusith Prematillake (418
runs), Tharaka Somaratne (436 runs), Chathuranga Prematillake (220
runs), Chinthaka Bandara (165 runs), Lahiru Perera (224 runs), Krishan
Lakdeep (310 runs), Bimshendra Ranaweera (510 runs) with Chinthana
Bandara (40 wkts).
St. Mary's College will be led by fourth year player Jude Perera, an
attractive batsman who has scored over 450 runs and has captured 54
wickets with his medium pacers. Wicket keeper batsman Sahan Opatha is
the vice captain of the side. He has met with much success with the bat
scoring 754 runs and has also 40 victims from behind the stumps.
They have played 15 matches won 6, lost 2 and drawn 7.
Left arm spinner Charika Karunaratne has been the most successful
bowler with 96 wickets and looks set to capture his hundredth wicket in
the big match.
Jude Perera will spearhead the attack with Chamike Devinda or Sajeewa
Ranjith. Left are sipinner Chamika Karunaratne could be the destructive
force with 96 wickets. He will be supported by off spinner Eraj
Jayamanne (35 wkts), off spinner Mahesh Kumara (27 wkts), left arm
spinner Dhanushka Sandaruwan (65 wkts) and left arm spinner Akalanka
Lahiru (40 wkts).
Kegalu Vidyalaya (from) Samadhi Dassanayake (Captain), Vimantha
Ratnayake (Vice Captain), Shan Chathuranga, Tharaka Somatillake,
Bimshendra Ranaweera, Thusith Prematillake, Tharindu Somaratne,
Chathuranga Prematillake, Chinthana Bandara, Lahiru Perera, Krishan
Narammala, Dhammika Jayaratne, Asanka Wijesinghe, Hashan Thillakaratne,
L.P.L.S. Pathirana, L.D. Senanayake, Danuka Dassanayake.
St. Mary's College (from) Jude Perera (Captain), Sahan Opatha (Vice
captain), Eraj Jayamanne, Chamika Karunaratne, Chathuranga Ranaweera,
Mahesh Kumara, Mohammed Malik, Chamika Devinda, Dhanushka Sandaruwan,
Nuraj Piyawimantha, Banuka Manelanga, Akalanka Lahiru, Janaka Ekanayake,
Sanjeewa Ranjith, Isuru Malshan, Sanjaya Navodh, Supun Randika.