Kandy Ranabima Royal Trumps Colombo Royal in Baseball

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The Ranabima team with coach and staffThe Ranabima team with coach and staffRanabima Royal College, Gannoruwa, Kandy decisively beat Colombo Royal College 12-7 to win the 2012 All Sri Lanka inter-club baseball championship. The match was played recently at the D S Senanayaka College playground in Colombo. Baseball is not widely played in Sri Lanka although it is slowly catching up.  It is considered the national sport of USA and is hugely popular in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Spain, Japan and South Korea.            

Eight teams including those from D. S Senanayaka College, Colombo and the Sri Lanka Army competed for the championship.

Ranabima Royal is better known for its academic prowess and examination success than for its sports prowess. However, the school has taken up baseball as one of its premier sports activities and has achieved considerable success in the last few years. In 2011 the Ranabima team were runners-up in the all-island inter-club championship tournament.

Best pitcher Sanjeeva Jayaratne Best pitcher Sanjeeva Jayaratne In the final match this year Ranabima Royal beat Colombo Royal with ease by a margin of seven. Supun Abesuriya who led the Ranabima team was named the most valuable player (MVP) of the tournament. Sanjeeva Jayaratne of Ranabima Royal was named the best pitcher and Niroshan Punchihewa of Colombo Royal was named best batter.

The other members of the Ranabima team are Krishna Hapuarachchi (Assistant Captain), Jerusana Subramaniam (Assistant Captain), Theekshana Gammanpila, Sanjeewa Maana Uthum, Sahan Kulathunga, Sanjeeva Jayaratne, Chathuranga Wijewantha, Dilan Chandrasiri, Prabhath Jayasiri, Dilshan Sanmuganathan, Chanaka Nugahapola, Dilshan Priyadharshana, Hasith Padeniya, Sahika Ananda, and Chanaka Perera. 

Five members of the Ranabima Royal team are also members of the Sri Lanka national baseball team.

Chathuranga Ranasinghe serves as the coach of the Ranabima team. Chandana Sarath Cooray is the manager and Nimal Perera is the assistant manager.

 

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