Local Cricket News

2 March 1997

Tame draw

JOSEPH VAZ College and Kalutara MV inter-school cricket encounter ended in a tame draw played at Wennappuwa yesterday.

Joseph Vaz 156 and 121 for 1 (K. Ranjan 29, R. Milinda 65 n.o., T. Anton 13 n.o.).

Kalutara MV 84 for 4 overnight 199 for 8 decl (V. Siyambalapitiya 70, K. Samaranayake 54, S. Premakumara 6 for 88).

Colts by innings

S. JANAKA hit a well-compiled century (153) and B. Perera with a match haul of 7 for 92 enabled Colts to crush Panadura Town Club by an innings and 92 runs in their Sara Trophy Segment 'A' cricket match played at Panadura yesterday.

Colts SC 405 for 7 decl (S. Janaka 153, S. Fernando 79, D. Sampath 46, E. Upashantha 37, P. de Silva 2 for 94, N. Tillekeratne 2 for 48, P. Salgado 2 for 71).

Panadura TC 113 (H. Tillekeratne 34, T. Peiris 24, B. Perera 4 for 21, T. Samaraweera 2 for 26) and 200 (H. Tillekeratne 45, D. M. Dilshan 67, T. Perera 19, T. Samaraweera 2 for 46, B. Perera 3 for 71, D. Sampath 2 for 34).

Rain a spoiler at Bambalapitiya

The early morning rains, put paid to what might have been a promising result in the Thomian-Peterite cricket encounter, where play was possible only at 4 pm and petered out to an inevitably draw, after half an hours batting at Bambalapitiya yesterday.

After S. Thomas who made a formidable score of 300 for 3 and declared before ten on day one, went on to consolidate their strong position to account for 5 Peterite wickets for 84 continuing on day 2 play was possible only at 4 pm in which pacemen Ratwatte and Amila Ratwatte continuing in the same rain got rid of the tail quickly for 110. The Peterites following on with 190 run deficit at 4.15, lost their first wicket at 9, and with the light deteriorating the game was abandoned as a draw.

S. Thomas' 300 for 3.

St. Peter's 110 (R. Nonis 23, I. Fonseka 19, I. Sonal Amila Perera 5 for 24, A. Ratwatte 4 for 30) and 9 for 1 wicket (J. Fernando 5, N. Herath 3, G. Fernando 1 for 3).

NCC poised to win

NCC is poised for an outright win today over Singha SC in their Saravanamuttu Trophy (Segment 'A') cricket match at Maitland Place. After NCC made 382, they bundled out Singha for 193 in their first innings and sent in to follow-on, were 18 for no loss at close.

NCC 382 (D. Maiarachchi 20, Sanjeewa Ranatunga 97, A. Gunawardene 20, Russel Arnold 104, S. Jayaratne 22, D. Rajapakse 22, Asoka de Silva 36, S. Sanjeewa 2 for 85, T. Krishantha 4 for 106, A. Wewalwala 2 for 72).

Singha SC 193 in 59.4 overs (Janaka Kumudu 38, Gayan Sanjeewa 55, Thushara Achintha 16, Asela Wewalwala 43, Sanjeewa Weerasinghe 5 for 66, S. Jayaratne 2 for 5) and 18 for no loss at close in 2.2 overs (H. W. Kumara not out 15). (L.G.)

Wattala Antonians do well

Wattala Antonians did well to make 229 for 6 at close in reply to Bloomfield's 389 in their Saravanamuttu Trophy (Segment 'A') cricket tournament match at Reid Avenue yesterday. The highlight of the day's play was Ruchira Palliyaguru completed a fine 117 with 17 fours and five sixes for Bloomfield, and Thushara Kodikara's 88 with 10 boundaries and three sixes for the Antonians.

Bloomfield: 389 in 103 overs (Bradman Ediriweera 65, S. K. Perera 46, Sampath Perera 44, P. Wickremasinghe 20, Ruchira Palliyaguru 117, Pulasthi Gunaratne 22, R. L. Perera not out 14, P. Wanasinghe 2 for 65, Gamini Perera 2 for 70, Krishan Dharmasena 2 for 60).

Antonians: 229 for 6 at close in 44 overs (Thusara Kodikara 88, Manoj Prasanna 19, Yasas Tillekeratne 46, Upul Fernando not out 39, Suranga Wijenayake 3 for 64). _ (L.G.)

Bad light and rain spoil Royal's chances By Lal Gunesekera

Rain and bad light put paid to any chances that Royal could have enjoyed to beat Trinity in their schools cricket match which was finally left drawn at Reid Avenue yesterday. Trinity were yet 23 runs behind Royal's 229 in their follow-on with five wickets remaining when bad light stopped play after nine mandatory overs. Trinity were dismissed for 108 in their first innings.

Trinity who were 53 for 3 overnight, added only 55 runs after the game started 3 1/2 hours late due to rain. Rodney Raffayal who was on 40, went on to make 62 with 11 boundaries and put on 45 valuable runs for the fourth wicket with D. Weeraratne (11).

The two Royal bowlers who did the damage were paceman Anuk Samarakkody (4 for 25 in 13 overs) and Thusan Amarasuriya (2 for 14).

Trinity in their second turn were 98 for 5 in 37 overs when bad light halted play.

Royal: 229 for 8 declared in 77.3 overs (Janaka Gajanayake 30, Thusan Amarasuriya 67, Jehan Mubarak 13, Lasantha Liyanage 16, Kavinda Nanayakkara 11, Ruchira Jayasuriya 23, Umesh Gunawardene not out 30, Narendra Ekanyake 2 for 48, Dasun Weeraratne 3 for 27).

Trinity: 108 in 37.1 overs (Rodney Raffayal 62, N. Ekanayake 16, D. Weeraratne 11, Anuk Samarakkody 4 for 25, Thusan Amarasuriya 2 for 14) and 98 for 5 at close in 37 overs (A. Imbuldeniya 26, C. Molligoda 14, H. Rajakaruna 2 for 15).

Rain washes out play

RAIN WHICH fell on the entire day washed out any chances of play on the second day of the inter-school cricket match between St. Anthony's College, and St. Sebastians College, Moratuwa which ended in a draw at Katugastota yesterday.

St. Sebastians College 148. St. Anthony's College 84 for 2.

OTSC in semi finals

OLD TRINITIANS Sports Club, Kandy entered the semi-finals of the Board of Control's Division III Cricket tournament when they beat Anuradhapura Cricket Club by four wickets in the quarter finals played at the Asgiriya Stadium.

Anuradhapura CC: 185 all out in 43 overs (S. Rajaratne 25, M. Pathirana 23, R. Pingho 10, V. Illangasinghe 39, P. Ariyatilleke 17, M. Upali 17, S. Ranjith 15, V. Jayasinghe 2 for 40, E. Ekanayake 2 for 40, I. D. E. Gunawardena 3 for 30).

Old Trinitians SC: 189 for 6 wickets in 43.1 overs (I. D. B. Gunawardena 10, S. Gamage 20, V. Ekanayake 36, N. R. de Raffayal 47, Sudhan Fernando 30, V. Jayasinghe 17 not out, M. Upali 2 for 23, P. S. Ariyatillake 2 for 22).

Today Old Trinitians will meet Old Servatians, Matara in the semi-finals of this tournament to be played at Colts Grounds, Colombo.

Sri Rahula force draw

A CAPTAIN'S knock of 97 with 14 fours by Gamini Bandara helped Sri Rahula College, Katugastota to force a draw in their Coca Cola Bottlers trophy cricket match against Raddoluwa Maha Vidyalaya on Friday.

Sri Rahula College who were forced to follow on with 170 with 170 behind were all out for 186 in the last over of the match which left Raddoluwa MV with no time to get the 27 runs required to win.

Raddoluwa MV: 332 for 9 decl. (I. Fernando 52, A. Ganwarge 66, S. Arangala 83, W. Perera 33, A. Ratnayake 28, W. Panvilawitharne 31, N. Dissanayake 3 for 70, C. Wijeratne 2 for 37).

Sri Rahulla College: 170 all out (M. Bogahalande 53, G. Bandara 36, W. Gallage 16, S. Bandara 36, S. Arangalla 2 for 28, S. Paris 3 for 22, W. Panvilavitharne 3 for 37) and 186 all out (Gamini Bandara 97, N. Gallage 11, G. Piyadigama 22, S. Arangala 5 for 58, S. Paris 4 for 37).

Match called off

RAIN DEPRIVED St. Sylvester's College, Kandy of a chance of an outright win in their inter-school cricket match against Carey College, Colombo which ended in a draw at Peradeniya yesterday on Saturday.

In reply to Sylvestrian's total of 322 for 7 declared Carey were in a bad way with the score board reading 74 for 6 at the end of the first day's play. But rain on the second day prevented any play and the match was called off after lunch.

Source: The Daily News

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Date-stamped : 25 Feb1998 - 15:34