Ranjan Madugalle - Royal College,
Schoolboy Cricketer - 1979

 

 

 
Contest 2012

Voting for Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the year 2017



TWO PETERITES AND ISIPATHANA IN NECK TO NECK

The two Peterites Santhush Gunatileka , Lakshina Rodrigo and Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema were the three leading contenders for the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer title 2017 at the end of the 23rd week count.Gunatileka and Rodrigo were top performers for the Peterites during the school cricket season while Sanjula Abeywickrema of Isipathana also was among the runs for his school. The three cornered tussle was prevailing some time.

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PETERITE SANTHUSH ON TOP WITH 24,465 MAJORITY

Santhush Gunatileka of St.Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya maintained his top position with a majority of 24,465 votes in the penultimate week’s polling (57,847)votes against his name while Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema with (33382) votes remained at the number two slot while Peterite Lakshina Rodrigo who polled in ( 28999) votes slipped down to third place in the division 1 category at the end of the 20th week count in the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year contest, 2017.

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PETERITE SANTHUSH GUNATILEKA CRUISING AHEAD

Santhush Gunatileka of St.Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya maintained his top position for another week with (49745)votes against his name while Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema with (31040) votes remained at the number two slot and Peterite Lakshina Rodrigo who polled in ( 28797) votes was at third place in the division 1 category at the end of the 19th week count in the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The yearcontest.

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SANJULA AND SANTHUSH IN CLOSE FIGHT

Santhush Gunatileka of St.Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya maintained his top position with (39,709) while Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema with (27,927) ousted Peterite Lakshina Rodrigo (26,437) to the third place place in the division 1 category at the end of the 18th week count in the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year contest 2017.

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SANTHUSH MAINTAINS LEAD IN DIV 1

Santhush Gunatileka of St.Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya maintained his top position with (30,990) while Lakshina Rodrigo with 24,063 votes secured the second place in the division 1 category at the end of the 17th week count in the 39th Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year contest 2017.

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SANTHUSH TAKES LEAD FROM LAKSHINA

Santhush Gunatileka of St.Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya made his way to the top spot displacing his colleague Lakshina Rodrigo by polling 21524 to Rodrigo’s 21350 with a slender majority of 174 votes in the division 1 category at the end of the 16th week count in the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year contest.

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SANJULA CREEPS TO SECOND PLACE IN DIV.1

With Peterite Lakshina Rodrigo still on top, a close tussle for the second place between Peterite Santhush Gunatileka and Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema is on at the moment with Abeywickrerma creeping to the second place with a majority of 323 votes displacing Gunatileka to third place at the end of the 15th week count in the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer contest 2017.

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CLOSE CALL FOR SECOND PLACE

While Peterite Lakshina Rodrigo maintains his top position , an intense fight for the second place between the other Peterite Santhush Gunatileka and Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema is on at the Sunday Observer / Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year contest at the end of the 14th week count.

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THREE CORNERED TUSSLE FOR TOP SPOT

There were no changes as the two Peterites Lakshina Rodrigo and Santhush Gunatileka along with Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema were crusing along for the top spot in the division one category at the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest 2017 at the end of the 13th week count.

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RODRIGO AND GUNATILEKA IN CLOSE FIGHT FOR TOP SPOT

There were no changes as the two Petertites Lakshina Rodrigo and Santhush Gunatileka along with Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema continued their dominance occupying the first three places in the division one category at the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest 2017 at the end of the 12th week count.

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LAKSHINA, SANTHUSH AND SANJULA GOING STRONG

The two Peterites Lakshina Rodrigo and Santhush Gunatileka along with Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema seem to be strong candidates to the top spot in the division one category at the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest 2017 at the end of the 11th week count.

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INTENSE STRUGGLE FOR TOPSPOT IN DIV.1

An intense struggle between the first three contestants namely Peterites Lakshina Rodrigo and Santhush Gunatileka along with Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickerma is the highlight in the division one category of the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year contest 2017 at the end of the 10th week count.

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SANTHUSH CREEPS TO NUMBER TWO

Santhush Gunatileka of St.Peter’s climbed to the number two spot passing Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickrema who was pushed down to number three as the contest continued to be a three cornered one between the two Petetrites Lakshina Rodrigo and Santhush Gunatileka and Sanjula Abeywickrema of Isipathana in division one segment at the end of the 9th week count in the Sunday Observer/mobitel Most popular Schoolboy Cricketer of The year Contest.

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A THREE CORNERED TUSSLE FOR SUPREMACY

A three cornered tussle is in the offering between the two Petetrites Lakshina Rodrigo and Santhush Gunatileka and Sanjula Abeywickrema of Isipathana in division one at the end of the 8th week count in the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of The year Contest.

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TUSSLE BETWEEN LAKSHINA AND SANJULA

A difference of just 172 votes between Peterite Lakshina Rodrigo ( 5403) and Isipathana’s Sanjula Abeywickerma ( 5231) who is placed first and second respectively in division and a close tussle could be expected at the end of the 7th week count in the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year contest 2017.

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LAKSHINA SPRINGS BACK TO LEAD DIV.1

Lakshina Rodrigo of St.Peter’s College sprang into the lead once again polling 4635 votes after being placed second last week while his team mate Santhush Gunatileka was pushed down to the second place not far with 3991 votes at the end of the 6th week count in the Sunday Obserrver/ Mobitel Most popular Schoolboy cricketer Of The year contest.

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SANTHUSH AND PIYUMAL TAKE TOP SPOT

There were two changes at the top in division 1 and division 2 as another Peterite took over the lead from Lakshina Rodrigo with a majority of 87 votes, and Piyumal Sinhawansa of St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala ousted Raveen Yasas of Devapathiraja College Ratgama in the division two category to take the top spot at the end of of the 5th week count of the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year Contest 2017.

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SANTHUSH GETS CLOSER TO RODRIGO IN DIV ONE

Lakshina Rodrigo of St. Peter’s maintained his lead in the division one polling 2914 votes while his team mate Santhush Gunatileka sprang upto the second place polling 2720 votes and Piyumal Sinhawansa of St.Annes’ College Kurunegala shot up to the second place with 792 votes in the division 2 at the end of the fourth week count in the Sunday Observer obitel Schoolboy Cricketed Of The Year Most Popular players contest.

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SANJULA CLIMBS TO THIRD IN DIV. 1

Sanjula Abeywickrema of Isipathana College, Colombo took the third place in division one polling 928 votes and Piyumal Sinhawansa of St.Anne’s College from the ninth position in division two climbed to the fourth place with 539 votes at the end of the third week count in the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year Contest.

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RODRIGO IN THE LEAD, SINHAWANSA ENTERS DIV.11

Lakshina Rodrigo of St.Peter’s was unmoved from the number one slot as he polled in 1687 votes at the end of the second week’s count in the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Most popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year contest division 1 segment.Santhush Gunatileka also from St.Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya climbed from last week’s number 8 to number 3 polling 506 votes Sammu Ashan of Ananda College, Colombo dropped to the number 4 slot with 438 votes.

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LAKSHINA LEADS IN FIRST WEEK

Lakshina Rodrigo of St.Peter’s College Bambalapitiya took the lead in the division 1 school category in the first week’s count at the Sunday Observer/ Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer Of The year 2017 contest. Rodrigo a prolific scorer in the school cricket season and the Peterite skipper polled in 1168 votes to Avishka Fernando of St.Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa who had 546 votes.

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OBSERVER-MOBITEL SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER Contest

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Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited and the Observer should be complemented for keeping the show going for all these years. Sponsors are essential to keep the show going. May the show continue for many years to come.

In the past, most of the winners of the top awards came from Colombo and its suburbs, but now, the outstation schools have come in a big way and it is a positive sign for the game.

Ranjan Madugalle
ICC Chief Match Referee & Former Sri Lanka captain

 

It is the dream of any schoolboy cricketer to win the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year award. It's great for the Sunday Observer in continuing the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest for the 31st year from 1979 to encourage the budding schoolboy cricketers. I was particularly happy to see that the Northern Province will join up with the others in the competitions at the contest.

I am happy at the improvement of outstation cricket as the game has spread far and wide in the country. Many Sri Lankan cricketing giants of the past and the present are those who have either won the prestigious and coveted Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Award or one of the many awards presented at the contest.

Arjuna Ranatunga
World Cup winning Captain


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