David Pieris Group M’tile VB champs | Sunday Observer

David Pieris Group M’tile VB champs

The Mercantile Volleyball Championship 2017 organized by the Mercantile Volleyball Association was won by David Pieris Group beating Chrystal Martin in the final which was played at the at the NYSC Courts, Maharagama recently.

David Pieris’ Kalindu Mihiruk and Nalinda Channa were adjudged as the Best Player and Best Setter of the Championship respectively.

After winning ‘A’ Division category last year, the David Pieris spikers were promoted to play in in this year’s Championship category. The team led by Anura Shiwantha came to the final defeating Commercial Credit in the semi final.

David Pieris team led by Anura comprised of the following players Kasun Shyamal (V. Captain), Kalindu Mihiruk, NalindaChanna, Chathuranga Fernando, Isuru Priyankara, Hasitha Fernando, Chathura Akalanka, Eranga Fernando, Thisara Senadeera, RasikaWijeratna and Buddhika Priyamantha.

Speaking after their victory, skipper Anura Shiwantha said, “This achievement was possible due to the hard work of all the players and with support staff of coaches, physios, volunteers and the support extended by all employees of the David Pieris Group”.

Following this year’s victory the David Pieris Group will get the opportunity of playing in the Super League of the Mercantile Volleyball Tournament next year.

Results of the finals of the Championship category 2017

David Pieris Group beat Crystal Martin Katunayake (25/19, 27/29, 25/20, 25/16).

The Best Player of the tournament - Kalindu Mihiruk

Best Setter of the Championship - Nalinda Channa 

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