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2020
Mahanama: The indelible role model
Sunday Observer: 23.02.2020

There is only three weeks to go before the oldest big match and the world’s oldest uninterrupted inter-school cricket encounter - the Battle of the Blues - between Royal and S. Thomas’ to be played. It is during this time that the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year gathers momentum. Now there is an added reason to feel proud because the Observer-Mobitel Schoolgirl Cricketer of the Year too is run concurrently.

2020
Ranatunga; Still unmatched
Sunday Observer: 16.02.2020

The Observer-Mobitel School Cricket awards has gained momentum over the years and accounts for almost half of the life story of Sri Lanka’s flagship English newspaper the Sunday Observer. The historic first ever school cricket awards show in Sri Lanka began exactly on the 50th anniversary of Sunday Observer

2020
A new partnership blooms
Sunday Observer: 09.02.2020

It was a pleasure to see the sponsors of the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy/Schoolgirl Cricketers of the Year receiving a great sportsman as its Chairman in Rohan Fernando. As President of the Sri Lanka Rowing Association and ex-Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka, Old Thomian Fernando was a superb rower during his day who has been appointed the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Telecom and SLT Mobitel.

2020
Race for Most Popular School Cricket crowns gains momentum
Daily News: 06.02.2020
It is exactly a month away from the commencement of the inter-school big matches with the oldest of them all - Battle of the Blues between Royal and S.Thomas’ set to be played early next month. The season has now reached top gear with their key first term matches. All matches played this month have special significance as the respective schools fine-tune their teams before their traditional big matches from next month. Simultaneously, the race for the Observer-Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy and Schoolgirl Cricketers of the Year contests too have attracted thousands of schoolchildren who support their favourite cricketers.
2020
Tonic punch for Schools cricket
Sunday Observer: 02.02.2020
Flashback: Umesha Thimeshani (left) and Kamil Mishara who won last year’s Schoolgirl and Schoolboy Cricketers of the Year award

The 2019/2020 inter-school cricket season will reach top gear before the all-important big matches with the first X1 matches in progress. All matches played in February have special significance to fine-tune their teams before going on to traditional big matches from the beginning of next month.

2020
Blast from the past inspires another Show
Sunday Observer: 26.01.2020
Flashback: Kamil Mishara of Royal College Colombo who was adjudged the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer 2019 receiving his Award from chief guest the legendary batsman Aravinda de Silva flanked by SLT-Mobitel Chairman Kumarasinghe Sirisena. In the girls segment Umesha Themeshani of Devapathiraja College Ratgama was the first Observer-Mobitel Schoolgirl Cricketer

Sri Lanka’s oldest and Premier school cricket awards show – the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer contest, will be on the pitch for the 42nd year along with the newly introduced Schoolgirl Cricketer of the Year 2020 for the third year. Ever since the beginning of this contest, there has been a tremendous interest in all corners of the country, making this the Mother-of-All-Shows, and inspired by the initiative given by the Sunday Observer there has been a couple of similar events that emerged.

2020
Countdown to Observer-Mobitel School Cricketer 2020 begins
Sunday Observer: 19.01.2020
Director Legal ANCL Rakitha Abeygunewardena (fourth from left) receiving the sponsorship for the 42nd Observer Mobitel School Cricketer from Chief Executive Officer Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel Nalin Perera. Also in the picture is Editor in Chief of the Sunday Observer Dinesh Weerawansa (second from left), General Manager ANCL Abaya Amaradasa (second from right), Chanaka Liyanage (left-Manager Publicity) and Waruna Mallawaarachchi (right-DGM Advertising)
The 42nd edition of the most looked forward to by school cricketers, the Observer Mobitel School Cricketer 2020 contest gets off the mark today in a grand way. 
This is an event that has been the first and the most treasured Award for budding cricketers from school level to aspire to reach the highest level in the field of cricket. The ‘Observer Mobitel School Cricketer’ has been able to bring the best for cricket during the past 41 years which is a record none has been able match up to and contested by all schools playing in various divisions giving an equal opportunity for all cricketers to reach goals according to their performances.
2019
Kamil Mishara fourth Royal player to win title
Sunday Observer: 29.09.2019

Dynamic Kamil Mishara became only the fourth Royal College player to be crowed the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year in the 41-year-old cherished history of Sri Lanka’s oldest school cricket awards competition

2019
Schoolboy Cricketer Awards: An occasion to cherish
Sunday Observer: 29.09.2019
S. Thomas’ College cricketers Dellon Peiris, Ryan Fernando, Thevin Eriyagama, Kishan Munasinghe, Dilmin Ratnayake, Ravindu de Silva, Maneesha Rupasinghe and Umayanga Suwaris whose side won the prize for the Best Team at the Sunday Observer Mobitel Cricketer awards ceremony (Pic by Chinthaka Kumarasinghe)

It was a night to remember and savor with one of the legend of Sri Lanka cricket Aravinda de Silva rewarding tomorrow’s star at the 41st edition of the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 grand finale at the Grand Ballroom of Colombo Hilton last weekend

2019
Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards
Sunday Observer: 29.09.2019

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