1.Venusha Manujaya, No 129/20, Pelengastuduwa Ro ad, Borella.
2. A.P. Sumanawathi, ‘Kanchana’ Paper mills Road, Thunkalu, Embilipitiya
3. Miss Yvonne Worthington, C-7, G-2, Soysa Pura Flats, Moratuwa
Royal’s prolific batsman last year, Ramith Rambukwella has done a leap-frog to take the first position of the Bata-the Sunday Times All Island Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest at the end of count No 4.
Rambukwella who moved to the second position at the last count this time polled a notable 272 votes against his name and finished with an overall score of 404 votes.
Not to be outdone, Thurstanite Supun Navaratne also had joined the race and now had moved on to the second place, not far behind Rambukwella with a total of 363 votes.
Anandian Sachitra Perera who led the count at the end of the third count now has moved down to the third position with 211 votes against his name.
In the emerging Schools contest Charitha Ruchiranga of Royal College Panadura is in the lead with 67 votes against his name while A. Dilshan Sanjeewa of St. Servatius College, Matara is in the second place with 39 votes.
All Island Contest
Ramith Rambukwella Royal College 404
Supun Navaratne Thurstan College 211
Dananjaya De Silva Richmond College 91
Roscoe Thatil St. Joseph's College 73
Lakshan Eranda Edirisinghe Zahira College 42
Chaturanga Kumara St. Joseph's College 35
Dasun Shanaka Maris Stella-Negombo 28
Niroshan Dickwella Trinity College 24
Akila Jayasundara Trinity College 18
Charitha Ruchiranga Royal College-Panadura 67
A. Dilshan Sanjeewa St. Servatius- Matara 39