"Crucial Under 19 Division 1 Tier A Inter Schools Limited Overs Cricket Tournament Semi-Finals Showdown"

This weekend, cricket enthusiasts will witness the high-stakes clash of the Under 19 Division 1 Tier A Inter Schools Limited Overs Cricket Tournament semi-finals at Surrey Grounds, Maggona. The first semi-final, set for today (18), will feature a battle between De Mazenod College Kandana and St. Joseph’s College Colombo.

De Mazenod College Kandana earned their spot in the quarter-finals as group champions during the first round, showcasing the highest average points to secure their place in the semis. On the other hand, St. Joseph’s College Colombo secured their quarter-final berth by finishing 4th in their initial group stage. In the quarterfinals, St. Joseph’s College Colombo emerged victorious against last year's runner-up, Richmond College Galle.

Uvindu Perera will lead the charge for De Mazenod College Kandana, while Lahiru Amarasekara will captain St. Joseph’s College. The teams had previously clashed in the first round, where De Mazenod College emerged triumphant over St. Joseph’s College.

De Mazenod College Kandana Squad:

Uvindu Perera (Captain)Janith KarindraNeshan DiasShevan MenushaThareen SankethDinosh JelonNelindu IshuwaraKavindu KaushalyaThathsuka IndeepaDinidu SasmithNikalo SharonIshina DiasGavin NileshKenul DhananjayaYasath SudharakaRavindu SilvaJude ShenalKaveen NethminaSavinu ChanthulaMalik Keerthi (Master in Charge)Madhawa Madhusha Mihiran (Head Coach)Charithanga Lakshan (Asst. Coach)Sanjaya Jayasinghe (Cricket Analyzer and Statistician)St. Joseph’s College Colombo Squad:

Lahiru Amarasekara (Captain)Hiran Jayasundara (Vice captain)Abishek JayaweeraHirun MatheeshaHeshan RamanayakeKenath LiyanageDeshan ThalahitiyagalaHiran RanaweeraMaanasa MadubashanaDunick PereraYenula DewthusaRishma AmarasingheDihen De SilvaKaven PathiranaNimthaka GoonewardenaNushan PereraDemion De SilvaAveesha SamashSenuja WakunugodaAsiri Caldera (Master in Charge)Dilan Ramanayake (Head Coach)Dinal Dhambarage (Asst. Coach)Torin Pitigala (Asst. Coach)In the second semi-final on Sunday (19), Royal College Colombo will face defending champion Trinity College Kandy. Royal College secured their quarter-final spot as the 4th-placed team in their group during the first round, while Trinity College advanced as the runner-up in the same group. In the quarterfinals, Royal College Colombo defeated S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia, and Trinity College Kandy emerged victorious against Mahanama College Colombo."

"Battle of the Titans: Sineth Jayawardane's Royal College and Manula Kularathne's Trinity College Gear Up for U19 Cricket Semi-Final"

The upcoming U19 Division 1 Tier A Inter Schools Limited Overs Cricket Tournament semi-final promises an enthralling clash between Royal College Colombo and Trinity College Kandy. Set to take place on Sunday (19), this encounter will witness Sineth Jayawardane, captain of the Sri Lanka youth team, leading Royal College, while Manula Kularathne, another National Youth cricketer, takes charge of Trinity College.

Sineth Jayawardena (Captain)Ramiru PereraBulan WeerathungaRanuka MalaviarachchiRehan PeirisNethwin DharmaratneOvina AmbanpolaAnush PolonowitaDinura SenarathneSasindu MapaUdantha GangewattaIsula GeeganageThamod YasodhyaKhalid RaheemdeenAnick FernandoYasindu DissanayakeTharul AmpemohottiAnura Prasantha (Master in charge)Rohan Soysa (Head Coach)Charith Fernando (Assistant Coach)Trinity College Kandy Squad:

Manula Kularatne (Captain)Dinuka PeirisSupun WadugeDinuka TennakoonTharana WimaladharmaJayavi LiyanagamaVinuka DhammageR.M.M.B RathnayakeLakvin AbeysingheVathila UdaraJ.R. WarnakulaKaveen HeshanDimantha MahavithanaJ.A.K.I JayaratneO.S. BandaraRajindu ThilakaratneP.T. ThilakaratneBryan Senaratne (Master in Charge)Naveen Ekanayake (Head Coach)Lakshitha Alahakoon (Assistant Coach)This encounter between these cricket powerhouses is anticipated to be a spectacle, with youth cricket talents leading the charge for their respective teams. The outcome of this clash will significantly shape the trajectory of the tournament, setting the stage for a thrilling final in the U19 Division 1 Tier A Inter Schools Limited Overs Cricket Tournament."

"In conclusion, the impending clash between Royal College Colombo and Trinity College Kandy in the U19 Division 1 Tier A Inter Schools Limited Overs Cricket Tournament semi-final is poised to be a showdown of cricketing prowess and youthful talent. Led by Sineth Jayawardane and Manula Kularathne, captains of the Sri Lanka youth team, these two cricket giants will vie for a coveted spot in the tournament's final. With a stellar lineup of promising players and experienced coaching staff, the semi-final promises an intense battle that cricket enthusiasts eagerly await. As the players gear up for this crucial encounter, the cricketing community anticipates a spectacle that will not only shape the course of the tournament but also showcase the future stars of Sri Lankan cricket. The stage is set for a thrilling clash, and cricket aficionados can expect nothing short of a riveting contest between these titans of the school cricketing arena."