BATA-Sunday Times Most Popular School Boy Cricketer 2009
Angelo still ahead

By M. Shamil Amit

Peterite skipper Angelo Perera’s popularity still continues as he yet heads the list of the Allisland count for the ninth consecutive week in The Sunday Times-Bata Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the year contest.
Perera polled 1841 votes this week to stay at the top with a total of 7685 votes while his closest foe Isham Ghouse of Zahira College netted in a substantive 1581 votes to stay put in the second place with tally of 6696 votes against his name.

In the Outstation Contest Niwanka Abeyrathne of Sri Sumangala College, Panadura is fighting it out with Amith Tillekeratne of Sri Rahula College, Kandy. The two students have polled 1318 and 1091 votes respectively.
In the International Schools’ section it seem that Aadhil Niyas of Gateway College is forging ahead leaving behind last year’s winner and his team mate Malith Silva way behind. At the end of count number nine Niyas has polled 1445 votes while Malith Silva has 812 votes against his name.

Readers Prizes go to: S.D. Fernando 2B, Peters Lane, Dehiwela. 2. Nadeeshan Perusinghe, Waduwelipitiya, Kahaduwe, Elpitiya. 3. Chitra Gothami, Delduwe, Ambalangoda

All Island Contest
1. Angelo Asanga Perera St. Peter's College 7685
2. Isham Ghouse Zahira College-Colombo 6696
3. Buwaneka Ekanayake Dharmaraja-Kandy 909
4. Nishika De Silva St. Joseph's College 831
5. Yasitha Abeykoon Royal College 655
6. Nisal Fonseka St. Benedict's College 450
7. Sahan Palihakkara St. Anthony’s-Katugastota 331
8. Luvina Lochana Thurstan College 162
9. Dilan Gangoda Trinity College 115
10. Navin Kavikara D.S. Senanayake College 93
Outstation Contest
1. Niwanka Abeyrathne Sri Sumangala-Panadura 1318
2. Amith Tillekeratne Sri Rahula –Kandy 1091
3. Krishan Wickramarachchi Gamini M.M.V-Bentota 686
4. Aloka Priyadharshana Moratuwa MV 195
5. Chathura Damith Kalutara Vidyalaya 42
6. Lahiru Kokila St. Servatius College-Matara 15
7. S.H. Indunil Kumara Devapathiraja Vidyalaya-Rathgam 20
8. Gayan Manishan Maliyadeva –Kurunegala 9
International School Contest
1. Aadhil Niyas Gateway International 1445
2. Malith Silva Gateway International 812
3. Shanuka Peries Colombo International 46
4. Arunalu Weerasinghe Lyceum International 45
5. Yokanth Ravichandrakumara Lyceum Internationa 21
6. Milan Silva Gateway International 6.

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