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2013
Observer schoolboy cricketers Madugalle, Mahanama now ICC Match Referees
Sunday Observer: 06.10.2013

Both Ranjan Madugalle and Roshan Mahanama who have won the Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year on two occasions each were of the view that school cricket is the cradle of Sri Lanka cricket and both believe that Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel and Sunday Observer will sponsor young cricketers in the future too, so that the youngsters will be able to come to the top.

2013
Chandimal shows tremendous enthusiasm
Sunday Observer: 29.09.2013

The year 2009 was a significant one for young Dinesh Chandimal, the current Sri Lanka Test Vice Captain, and Twenty20 captain, who led Ananda College in the ‘Big Match’ - the ‘Battle of the Maroons’ encounter against Nalanda College.

2013
Sunday Observer and Mobitel have given school cricket a boost – Dilshan de Silva – Secretary SLSCA
Sunday Observer: 22.09.2013

My involvement with Sri Lanka school cricket goes way back to the year 2000, and within this period over a decade the Sunday Observer Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year Contest has reached great heights by recognising the bulk of the players who have represented the country at the highest level.

2013
The most effective for schools – Duleep
Sunday Observer: 15.09.2013

Former Sri Lanka Test captain Duleep Mendis who is back in the Island after a short coaching stint in Oman, took a bit of his time to say that the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year Contest as one of the most effective contests in recognising schoolboy cricketers.

2013
Great encouragement for players - Aravinda
Sunday Observer: 08.09.2013

Former Sri Lanka batting maestro Aravinda de Silva has played many great Innings,but what invariably comes into one's mind is the match winning century at the 1996 World Cup final when Sri Lanka beat Australia to win a World Cup for the first time.

2013
Kaushal Lokuarachchi - third Peterite to win top Observer-Mobitel Award
Sunday Observer: 01.09.2013

Kaushal Lokuarachchi became the third Peterite to win the Sunday Observer Schoolboy Cricketer Award in the year 2001, and he was quickly identified as a potential Sri Lanka player because of his allround capabilities. The Peterites who won the coveted award previously were left-hand batsman Rohan Buultjens in 1981, and Lahiru Peiris who won it twice in 2004 and 2005.

2013
Chaturanga Kumara got a raw deal
Sunday Observer: 25.08.2013

Sunday Observer – Mobitel Cricket Contest .... Talking about all-rounders these days, Josephian Chaturanga Kumara who won the Best All-rounders prize (All-Island) at the 32nd Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year 2010 Contest could be considered as a good bet for the future.

2013
Kithuruwan Vithanage gets two eye catching cricket awards
Sunday Observer: 18.08.2013

To win the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest not many schoolboy cricketers have been able to do, and to win two top awards have been the prerogative of Former Royal College, all-rounder Kithuruwan Vithanage who was judged as the Best Batsman (All-Island) on merit and was also voted by the readers of the Sunday Observer as the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year, (All-Island) in the year 2010 at the 32nd Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest.

2013
Thilan Samaraweera won the Observer/Mobitel Cricket Contest in consecutive years
Sunday Observer: 11.08.2013

The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest is a much looked forward to event and Thilan Samaraweera was a another player who won the contest in consecutive years. He blossomed out as a top all-rounder with his tantalising off spin bowling and steady batting in both years. He won the contest in the years 1994 and 1995.

2013
One drop' bat - the best batsman in side - Asanka Gurusinha
Sunday Observer: 04.08.2013

The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year Contest 2013 is a eagerly awaited contest and it's a known fact , that in cricket the number three batsman or as some describe as the 'one drop' bat, plays a very important role in a batting line up ,and people say that the place spoken usually about should be where the best batsman comes in.

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