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.
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.
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.
The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of The Year Contest 2013 is a much looked forward to event and since winning the contest in 2009, the former Dharmasoka College and Ananda College cricketer Dinesh Chandimal just took four years to lead his country in an international cricket.
The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year competition is no doubt a great inspiration for the young schoolboy who is looking to climb to the top of the cricketing ladder. It’s an event eagerly looked forward to at the end of season as the player who deserves will be rewarded.
Sri Lanka cricket captain Mahela Jayawardene commending the SUNDAY OBSERVER-MOBITEL SCHOOLBOY CRICKETER OF THE YEAK CONTEST said that it was a much look forward to event during his school cricket career at Nalanda College and it is a contest which has BENEFITED many cricketers and a show that acknowledges their efforts and encouraging them to do well.
The Cinnamon Grand Hotel was a hive of activity as it was the venue when the Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association officials and the Umpires of the Association of Cricket Umpires gathered to pick the winners of the Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year for the 35th occasion last week.
Reaching the top in two different segments in Test cricket is no easy task ,but the former Sri Lankan all-rounder Kumar Dharmasena achieved both, due to perseverance coupled with loads of self confidence.
Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest: After an illustrious school cricket career, former Sri Lanka skipper Marvan Atapattu, the present batting coach for the Sri Lanka national cricket team was the Schoolboy Cricketer Of the Year 1990.
The Sunday Observer/Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year Contest will no doubt give the hard working schoolboy cricketers the confidence they need for their future endeavours during their march towards national recognition.