Southern Province team celebrate on the podium

Southern Province registered an impressive win by nine wickets over North Central Province in the final to clinch the ‘Prima Champions Trophy’ in the under-15 inter-provincial tournament played at Colts ground on October 7.

North Central Province chose to bat first put up a pathetic display and were bowled out for 88 runs in 45.5 overs.

Keshara Nuwantha captured three for 11 runs and Dilum Sudeera claimed two wickets for 16 runs to do the damage.

Southern Province batsmen played patiently to reply with 93 runs for just one wicket off 26.3 overs.

Vinura Dulsara scored 31 runs off 56 deliveries and had five boundaries.

North Central Province: 88 in 45.5 overs (Supun Sumanaratne 17, Kavin Bandara 17, Pramila Dhananjaya 17, Keshara Nuwantha 3/11, Dilum Sudeera 2/16)
Southern Province: 93/1 in 26.3 overs (Vinura Dulsara 31 n.o., Ravindu Rashantha 26, Keshara Nuwantha 12 n.o., Sahan Ranatunge 2/17)

Best Batsman: Vinura Dulsara (Southern)

Best Bowler: Keshara Nuwantha (Southern)

Man of the final: Keshara Nuwantha (Southern)

Best Batsman of the tournament: Ravindu Rashantha (Southern)

Best Bowler of the tournament: Kalana Perera (WP South)

Best player of the tournament: Mahesh Theekshana (WP South)

Southern Province squad: Nipun Malinga (Captain – Vidyaloka Galle), Dilum Sudeera (Vice captain – Karandeniya Central), Vinura Dulsara (Mahinda, Galle), Ravishka Wijesiri (Richmond, Galle), Lakila Tehan (P. De S. Kularatne, Ambalangoda), Ravindu Rashantha (Dharmasoka, Ambalangoda), Heshan Dilhara (Rahula, Matara), Sanju Lakshan (Vidyaloka, Galle), Gihan Tharusha (Vidyaloka, Galle), Pasan Pethangoda (Mahinda, Galle), Kavindu Shohan (Sri Devananda, Ambalangoda), Akila Dilshan (Dharmasoka, Ambalangoda), Pasindu Manupriya (St. Servatius, Matara), Ravindu Milan (Karandeniya, Central), Pethum Madhusanka (Devapathiraja, Rathgama), Shashika Dilshan (St. Servatius, Matara), Kavindu Nadeeshan (Dharmasoka, Ambalangoda), Chamika Ranasinghe (Tzuchi NS, Hambantota), Dinuka Dilshan (Dharmasoka, Ambalangoda), Keshara Nuwantha (St. Servatius, Matara) – (KN)