Sri Lanka: Maduwantha jumps into second spot (21 March 1999)

21 March 1999

Sri Lanka: Maduwantha jumps into second spot

The Daily News

Muditha Maduwantha of D. S. Senanayake College jumped into second position from the third position he was occupying after count No. 8 of the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest. This contest and the Most Popular Outstation Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest are organised by The Observer and sponsored by Bata Shoe Company of Ceylon Limited.

The leader in the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest is Royal College captain Thusan Amerasuriya with 2,448 votes after count No. 8. In second place is Muditha Maduwantha with 1,853 votes, while Eashan Abeysinghe who was in second spot last week, drops one place and is in third position with 1,478 votes.

There are no changes in the Outstation Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest. Kasun Bulathsinghala of Maris Stella who led last week, keeps his place with 2,048 votes and at this late stage of the contest, looks a clear winner, as Thushara Madanayake of Kingswood is presently second with 368 votes. In third place is Ishan Mutaliph also of Maria Stella with 266 votes.

Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year

Coupon No. 8

1. Thushan Amerasuriya (Royal)             2448
2. Muditha Maduwantha (DSSC)               1853
3. Eashan Abeysinghe (Ananda)              1478
4. Shanaka Caldera (STCML)                 400
5. Upeka Fernando (STCML)                  359
6. Johannes Jayasuriya (SJC)               217
7. Gihan Fernando (STCML)                  123
8. Kasun Jayaratne (SACK)                  100
9. A. Riyaz (Wesley)                       94
10. Naren Ratwatte (STCML)                 68

Weekly readers 1st prize of Rs. 500 to: Sanjaya Bandara, 529/24 Stage II, Anuradhapura.

Readers 2nd prize of Rs. 300 to: Mrs. C. Lawrence, 40, Ananda Balika Mawatha, Pitakotte.

Most Popular Outstation Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year

Coupon No. 8

1. Kasun Bulathsinghala (Maris Stella)      2048
2. Thushara Madanayake (Kingswood)          368
3. Ishan Mutaliph (Maris Stella)            266
4. Dushantha Ranatunga (Raddoluwa MV)       102
5. Chanaka Wijesinghe (St. Sylvester's)     46
6. D. M. Sampath (Kalutara MV)              40
7. Manjula Priyantha (Lumbini MV)           38
8. Umal Trandiba (St. Aloysius Galle)       22
9. S. Mendis (St. Anne's Kurunegala)        17
10. D. Samaraweera (Gurukula MV)            16

Source :: Daily News (http://www.lanka.net)