Players to look out for
In the recent past St Peter’s have produced some really good spinners. Lakshan Rodrigo, Akshu Fernando, Julian De Zilva, Sahan Nanayakkara are a few of them. This year too the team consists of two brilliant spinners. Skipper Vinu Mohotti has led from the front, bowling his right arm off spinners and has taken 70 wickets so far with three 5 wicket hauls. He has also managed to do his part with the bat in the lower middle order scoring close to 350 runs in 19 innings with 3 half centuries. Right arm off spinner Taneesha Weerakoon has been the star with the ball for the Peterites with 87 wickets. His wicket tally consists of 8 five wicket hauls; his best been 7 for 27 against Nalanda College.
In the batting department there are a few names to look out for. Wicket keeper batsman, Lakshina Rodrigo is the highest run scorer for St Peter’s with a tally of 1016 runs from 24 innings. It was Dineth Hewathanthri who last reached the 1000 run milestone for St. Peter’s back in 2014, before Lakshina achieved it this season. 5 centuries and one half century proves that if he gets going he is a tough chap to get rid of. With his experience playing for the Sri Lanka U19s, the Peterites will depend on him to fire in the coming matches. He is closely followed by left hander Hashan Wanasekara. With two centuries and five half centuries under his belt this season, he has piled up 914 runs in 24 innings. All-rounder Manelka De Silva has done a brilliant job down the order with close to 560 runs under his belt, he has saved his team on many occasions when the top order failed to fire.