Vidyartha fight back to force a draw
Vidyartha College, Kandy made a gallant fight back to hold Trinity
College to an honourable draw in their inter school cricket match
concluded at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy yesterday.
The match went on till 6.10 p.m. as there was an interruption of play
for about 90 minutes.
For Vidyartha College leading the fight back was T. Dissanayake who
scored 110 with 16 fours while K. Wijekoon scored 74. Rushan Jaleel took
3 for 96 to end up with match figures of 10 for 193 and his season's
tally to 84 wickets.
For Trinity 15-year-old Niroshan Dickwella scored 101 with 9 fours.
Vidyartha College: 192 and 308 for 5 wickets in 71 overs (T.
Dissanayake 110, C. Wijekoon 21, S. Abeyratne 21, K. Wijekoon 74, D.
Kulathillake 27 not out, Rushan Jaleel 3 for 96).
Trinity College: 344 for 7 decl. in 58.1 overs (Kithmal Wimalaweera
86, Niroshan Dickwella 101, Dinuk Weeraratne 26, Suresh Wickrema 32,
Kavind Jayasuriya 49, R. Jaleel 22, L. Herath 2 for 69).
Rajans regain Warnapura Trophy
A tantalising spell of left arm spin bowling from Ramesh Yapa Bandara
who took 5 for 27 helped Dharmaraja College to regain the Bandula
Warnapura trophy after a lapse of three years when they beat Nalanda
College, Colombo on the first innings in their inter school cricket
match concluded at Open Prison Camp grounds at Pallekelle yesterday.
Nalanda College who were 129 for 5 overnight in reply to Rajans total
of 194 all out crumbled against the spin of Ramesh Yapa Bandara who took
all the five wickets which fell yesterday while Medium Pacer Tharindu
Dandeniya took 4 for for 45.
Rajans batting a second time scored 275 for 8 wickets off 74 overs.
Bhuwaneka Ekanayake made a welcome return to form after a series of low
scores when he slammed 135 with 5 sixers and 17 fours displayed a lot of
Nishantha Rodrigo, Secretary, Old Nalandians Sports Club presented
the Bandula Warnapura Trophy to Dharmaraja College.
Dharmaraja College: 194 and 275 for 8 wickets at close (Buwaneka
Ekanayake 135, Theekshana Welagedara 21, Hemal Munaweera 39 not out, S.
Gunawardena 3 for 35, S. Tennekoon 3 for 36).
Nalanda College: (129 for 9 overnight) 176 all out in 56.2 overs (D.
Jayasinghe 49, Tharindu Dandeniya 4 for 45, Ramesh Yapa Bandara 5 for
Richmond refuse to continue and forfeit match
High drama was witnessed as Richmond College, Galle, refused to
continue with the match alleging that the wicket was not suitable for
batting and decided to forfeit the match outright in their inter school
cricket match against St. Anthony's College, Katugastota played at
At the time the Richmondites refused to continue with play they were
109 for 4 in their second innings, still requiring a further 77 runs to
avoid an innings defeat with over the sessions of play remaining and the
time was 12.15 p.m. Trouble brewed up before the first ball for the day
was bowled when the Richmondites complained of footmarks close to the
wicket. But the umpires who inspected it said that it was not in the
danger zone and they could continue batting. They also attended to the
The Richmondites continuing at their overnight score of 128 for 8
were dismissed for 136 conceding a lead of 186. Being asked to follow on
the Richmond team batted with aggression to score 109 for 4 in just 19
overs. In fact this was much better than their first innings
performance. But defeat was staring at them.
The two umpires were of strong opinion that play could be continued
and made the following endorsement on the score sheet "Richmond College
refused to continue the game after 4 wickets were down at 12.15 p.m. and
informed the two umpires that they are giving the outright win to St.
St. Anthony's College: 322 for 8 wkts declared.
Richmond College: 128 for 8 overnight continued 136 all out in 42.1
overs (Adil Reyal 3 for 30, Kasun Ekanayake 3 for 30, Erande Seneviratne
2 for 16) and 109 for 4 in 19 overs (Y. Lanka 36, T. Nadeera 23, I.
Samarasuriya 12, Adil Reyal 2 for 52, T. Bandara 1 for 23, E.
Seneviratne 1 for 13).