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2019
Naveed tantalized before fading away
Sunday Observer: 07.04.2019
Naweed Nawaz

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Naweed Nawaz, who won the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year mega title in 1993, was the first and only cricketer from D.S. Senanayake College to achieve that honour.

2019
Reflections of destiny and ecstasy
Sunday Observer: 31.03.2019
Ranjan Madugalle

The 41st Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest’s most popular segment is in its final stages with heavy voting for the leading contestants. When the resounding success story of the Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year is talked about, one cannot forget the humble beginnings it had.

2019
Coaches should not win at any cost - Sanjeewa Ranatunga
Sunday Observer: 24.03.2019

Former Sri Lanka batsman and present Ananda College coach Sanjeeva Ranatunga said that everyone must keep in mind that it’s not winning or losing that matters but how one played the game.

2019
The Observer -Mobitel School Cricketer 2019 : Vote today!
Sunday Observer: 17.03.2019

Vote now for the most popular Schoolboy or Schoolgirl cricketer in the 41st Observer-Mobitel School Cricketer of the Year contest. Coupons in the S-Observer, daily News, Dinamina, Thinakaran and Tharuni papers. Win exciting gifts every week.

2019
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara: The talent that went waste
Sunday Observer: 17.03.2019
Muthumudalige Pushpakumara

Former Sri Lanka, Tamil Union Cricket and Athletic Club and Ananda College all-rounder, Muthumudalige Pushpakumara had been one of the most prominent schoolboy cricketers to have emerged through the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer contest. Ever since the launch of the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contest in 1978, the Mega Show has turned out to be the most looked forward to event by school cricketers. The event is sponsored by SLT Mobitel which has been providing its financial support for the past 12 years.

2019
Jurangpathy: Enticed, cold-shouldered and discarded
Sunday Observer: 10.03.2019
Roshan Jurangpathy

The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of Year contest has picked some of the top cricketers over its four decades of rich history and existence. Ranjan Madugalle is the proud first ever winner of this prestigious award in 1978/ 1979 when he was captaining Royal College. Since then, it took eight years to pick another distinguished schoolboy cricketer from the Reid Avenue school.

2019
Samaraweera: The Mr. Cricket of Sri Lanka
Sunday Observer: 03.03.2019
Thilan Samaraweera

The Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year has always been the prime target of many schoolboy cricketers. Winning such a mega event would definitely change the destiny of a deserving personality. This year’s Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year is going great guns with the all-important first team matches reaching its peak with the annual big matches also being played.

2019
Murali the unparallel record setter
Sunday Observer: 24.02.2019
Muttiah Muralitharan

Muttiah Muralitharan needs no introduction. He is the world’s highest wicket taker in Test cricket. Apart from that unique feat, there are several other world records in Muralithran’s cupboard in a legendary career as an exemplary Sri Lanka cricketer. He first came to the limelight through the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer contest some 28 years ago. A highly successful bowler in school cricket at that time, Murali was adjudged Observer Schoolboy Cricketer in 1991 when he was playing for St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota.

2019
Coaches are killing school cricket -Atapattu
Sunday Observer: 17.02.2019
Marvan Atapattu

Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu was one of the most technically sound batsman that Sri Lanka has ever produced. From the early Test era of Sri Lanka, Atapattu earned a prominent place when it came to technicality after Sidath Wettimuny, Ranjan Madugalle, Roshan Mahanama and Hashan Tillekeratne.

2019
When Mahanama nudged Gurusinha
Sunday Observer: 10.02.2019
Asanka Gurusinha

Many schoolboy cricketers have made it to the top and excelled in international cricket, but sporting a national cap at the age of 19 years is something unique and admirable. Only a few cricketers have had the distinction of achieving that rare and memorable feat.

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