Aravinda -first Rajan to capture 100 wickets
A dream of any schoolboy bowler is to capture 100 wickets during a school cricket season and some achieve it while others fail to achieve it as it is no easy task.
The wicket should help you and at the same time the bowler has to perform consistently which requires fitness,dedication and to study the weakness of the opposing batsman. All these put together , the bowler will reach his ultimate goal.
This is what seventeen year old left arm spinner Aravinda Withanarachchi did for Dharmaraja College and he was the first bowler from this hill country school to capture 100 wickets during its 106 year old or more cricketing history.
He reached his goal not on an ordinary occasion but at the 106th big match against their traditional rivals Kingswood College.It was a memorable occasion, for the Rajans embellished this fine performance by winning the big match and the limited overs clash to complete the route.He re-wrote cricket history at Dharmaraja College as no other bowler had reached this Himalayan heights. The Rajans enjoyed a fine season this year as they won five matches outright and Aravinda Withanarachchi