The U19 cricket season has just entered into its final quarter. Mahanama College, with close to 50 years of rich cricketing history, has been a silent figure in the schools’ arena of late.
Their latest product in the national scene, Dhanushka Gunthilake, has showed his class with the bat in the recently concluded New Zealand tour.
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Last year they suffered a shameful end to their season, when a tense situation arose as a result of a pitch invasion at their traditional limited overs match against DS Senanayake. This year, the boys are on a quest to regain lost pride and win back the Aravinda De Silva Challenge trophy.
Season so far
This young team under the captaincy of 4th year colorsman Thanula Sandesh has been inconsistent right throughout the season. As a result, they have been stuck at the bottom half of group B. Having played 7 out of their 8 league matches so far, they have only managed to achieve one outright victory and one 1st innings victory. Their sole victory in the season came against Maristella College Negombo, which they won by an innings and 7 runs. They also managed to get first innings points against Prince of Wales. Apart from the league tournament, they managed to win a limited overs encounter against Lumbini College.