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2019
Be courageous even if you are not rewarded - ANCL Chairman Krishantha Cooray
Daily News: 20.09.2019

All school cricketers should be determined to give off their best whether they receive awards or not at the 41st Observer-Mobitel award ceremony which will take place today, said the Chairman of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited (ANCL) Krishantha Cooray.

He said for the first time coaches of schools too will be felicitated at this awards ceremony.

The Chairman said cricketers from all parts of the island extending from Dondra to Point Pedro will be rewarded at this gala event.

2019
Double winners
Daily News: 20.09.2019
2019
Roll of Honour
Daily News: 20.09.2019

1979 - Ranjan Madugalle
1980 - Arjuna Ranatunga
1981 - Rohan Buultjens
1982 - Arjuna Ranatunga
1983 - Roshan Mahanama
1984 - Roshan Mahanama
1985 - Asanka Gurusinghe
1986 - Roshan Jurangpathy
1987 - Rohan Weerakkkody

2019
Who will be the winner this time?
Sunday Observer: 15.09.2019
Flashback: Last year’s winner Hasitha Boyagoda of Trinity College receiving the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year trophy from chief guest and winner of the inaugural event 40 years ago, Ranjan Madugalle, in the presence of SLSCA and Lake House officials including Sunday Observer editor Dharisha Bastians

The much looked forward to event in Sri Lanka’s schools sports calendar – the latest segment of the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019, will be held at the Grand Ballroom of the Colombo Hilton on Friday (20) commencing 5.30 p.m.

2019
Award winners who played for Sri Lanka
Sunday Observer: 15.09.2019

Sri Lanka’s World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga was first ever to win the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year title twice in 1980 and 1982. A reliable middle order batsman who had aggregated 5,105 runs including four centuries and 38 fifties and captured 16 wickets

2019
96 nominees for Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer awards
Sunday Observer: 15.09.2019

As many as 96 nominations are line up for awards at the 41st Sunday Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year awards scheduled to be held on Friday, September 20. The nominations cover best batsman, best bowler, best fielder, best wicket-keeper and best all-rounder in the Division One, Two and Three categories besides the top award for Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year.

2019
Lankan cricket heroes praise ‘Mother of all Shows’
Daily News: 11.09.2019

 Sri Lanka’s cricketing heroes paid lavish tributes to the country’s no. 1 school cricket awards show which will be unveiled in eight days time.

The stage is set for the 41st Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 show which will be held at the Main Ballroom of the Colombo Hilton on September 20 (next Friday).

The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year is better known for its ability to blossom the young generation cricketers to national level. The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year has continued to inspire the next generation cricketers.

2019
Former winners pay master tributes
Sunday Observer: 08.09.2019

Sri Lanka’s cricketing stalwarts paid glowing tributes to the country’s premier school cricket awards show with just 11 days to go for the 41st Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2019 show to be held at the Main Ballroom of the Colombo Hilton on September 20.

2019
Mobitel-Observer cricketer awards reaching climax
Sunday Observer: 08.09.2019

The date for the awards ceremony of the Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest that is also open for schoolgirl cricketers is closing in and many will be guessing as to who that lucky cricketer will be.That player’s name will be revealed only at the show but the cricketers who were chosen by the readers are very well known.

2019
When Ransika beat the best
Sunday Observer: 01.09.2019
Nipun Ransika

The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year presented its prestigious title to an outstanding player from a lesser-known school for the first time in 2017. The main winners of the most prestigious event in school cricket have been from affluent schools in Colombo, Kandy and Galle.

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