Galle emerge Southern Province under 15 cricket champs
Galle District emerged the Southern Province under 15 Prima cricket champions when they won the decider against Hambantota District by 17 runs at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. The winners were decided on the parabola method when rain put an end to any further play.
Sithara Gimhana of Richmond College leading the Galle team scored 84 from 81 balls to see his side reach 193. Shihan Muthaliph continued his good form scoring 54 runs. Hambantota needed 24 runs from 26 balls with 3 wickets in hand when the weather gods and the parabola formula favoured Galle District.
Both teams had registered wins against Matara District before this game.
- 193 in 45 overs (Sithara Gimhana 84, Ravin Tharinda 20, Pasindu Bimsara 17; Sanoj Madushan 3/3, Thilan Madhusanka 3/31, Gihan Dahanayaka 2/21)
170/7 in 45.4 overs (Shihan Muthaliph 54, Saffan Thajurdeen 31, Inosh Deemantha 17, Sanoj Madushan 16, Amila de Alwis 2/26)
By P. D. Silva