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Trinity-Peterite clash in Twenty 20 final

Trinity College, Kandy put themselves in line for their third title prior to closing their school cricket season when they meet St. Peterís College, Bambalapitiya in the Youth 19 T20 cricket final at the CCC grounds at 1.30 pm today.

The third place play off between Richmond and St. Sylvesterís will take place at 10 am while the final between St. Peterís and Trinity will be played at 1.30pm at the CCC grounds today.

Trinity beat Richmond College, Galle in the first semi final by 35 runs and St. Peterís got the better of St. Sylvesterís Kandy defeating them by 6 runs in the second semi final played at the CCC grounds yesterday.

The Trinitians were in a bad way losing five of their top batsmen for 89 at one stage . But two useful stands by Ron Chandragupta (30) and Dinuk Wickremanayake (32) added 50 runs for the fifth wicket.

It was followed by another 55 runs for the seventh wicket between Akila Jayasundera (40 n.o) and Rajitha Jayatunga (17) saw them reach 157 for 7 in their 20 overs.

Richmond in their turn despite an unbeaten 36 by Hasitha Madushan and Pabasara Waduge (31) managed only 122 for 8 in their stipulated 20 overs. Akila Jayasundera took 2 for 23.

In the second semi final between St. Peterís and St. Sylvesterís , the Peterites spearheaded by a 51 ball 71 with five fours and three sixes by skipper Shehan Fernando and a further 34 by Shashen Fernando saw them reach 153 for 7 in their 20 overs.

The Sylvestrians in their run chase was well on course with R. Ekanayake 46 off 36 deliveries and Harsha Madushan 42 giving them the early advantage. But medium pacer Ranitha Liyanarachchi (4 for 22) and Ali Khan (2 for 5) restricted their opponents to record a close 6 run win.

First semi final.

Trinity: 157 for 7 in 20 overs (Akila Jayasundera 40 n.o, Dinuk Wickremanayake 32, Ron Chandragupta 30, Janishka Premasinghe 30, A.K. Tyronne 3 for 19).

Richmond: 122 for 8 in 20 overs (Hasitha Madushan 36 n.o, Pabasara Waduge 31, Akila Jayasundera 2 for 23).

Second semi final.

St.Peterís: 153 for 7 in 20 overs (Shehan Fernando 71, Shashen Fernando 36, Lahiru Milantha 27, Indunil Samaranoda 2 for 28).

St.Sylvesterís: 147 for 9 in 20 overs (R. Ekanayake 46, Harsha Madushan 42, Ranitha Liyanarachchi 4 for 22, Ali Khan 2 for 5).


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