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Fine double by Bens skipper Jason

by Ranjan Anandappa

Benedictine skipper Jason Perera gave a fine all round display when he struck a fluent 53 and had a match bag of 7 for 52 in their drawn school cricket encounter at Mount-Lavinia yesterday.

The Bens batting first were restricted to 136 as Madushan Ravichandrakumar and Dilum Fernando shared six wickets among themselves. The Thomians in reply were marginally better totalling 148 mainly through Chamod Pathirana who was unbeaten on 25 overnight and struck a fine 91. Sachin Peiris (5 for 44) and Jason Perera (4 for 42) had the impressive bowling figures for the Bens.

Wesley hold Joes to a draw

At Darley Road: The school cricket match between St. Joseph's and Wesley ended in a draw after a rain affected first day.

St. Joseph's: (131 for 7 overnight) 248 in 82.2 overs (S. Samarawickrema 53, Vidusha Jayasinghe 24, Supekshala Jayatileka 50 n.o., Yashan Samarasinghe 56, J. Caderamanpulle 2 for 18, Ashail Kariyawasam 3 for 72, Sachin Jaywardena 2 for 33).

Wesley: 197 (Lahiru Perera 19, Nadheem Thawfeeq 18, Migara Wickremasinghe 58, Sahi Jayawardena 43, J. Caderamanpulle 22, Priyamal Perera 3 for 35, Supekshala Jayatileka 5 for 47).

SPC-Ananda - a stalemate

At. Bambalapitya: St. Peter's drew with Ananda

St. Peter's: 196 (Lahiru Milantha 53, Shehan Fernando 42, Tiran Wijesuriya 4 for 40) and 139 for 3 in 34 overs declared (Shasheen Fernando 52, Shehan Fernando 5 Ishan Bandaranayake 2 for 18).

Ananda: (1 for no loss overnight) 147 in 36.1 over (Ushan Gunatileka 67, D. Madushan 21, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 4 for 45, Ali Khan 2 for 26, Julien de Silva 2 for 34) and 76 for 4 in 23 overs. (I. Wimaladharma 21, Pasindu Madushan 22 n.o, R. Liyanarachchi 2 for 26, Ali Khan 2 for 22).

Royal-Nalanda drawn

At Reid Avenue: The Royal-Nalanda match ended in a draw with both days play being affected by rain

Nalanda: (80 for 4 overnight) 177 in 57.4 overs. (K. Danushka 24, I. Rangana 25, L. Jayakody 71, Pramud Hettiarachchi 19, Chamuka Karunaratne 2 for 44, Anura Tlekeratne 3 for 33).

Royal: 212 for 6 in 41 overs (Imal Liyanage 63, Heshan Kumarasiri 24, Milan Abeysekera 30, Malinda Vimukthi 2 for 28).

Posted on 2012-01-10 14:57:01
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