Joe – Pete Mini Battle drawn

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The mini battle between St. Joseph’s College Colombo and St. Peter’s College Bambalapitiya ended in a draw at Darley Road on Saturday.

St. Peter’s Bambalapitiya won the toss and invited St. Joseph’s to take first lease of the wicket. The Joes scored 294 runs for 8 wickets in 84 overs. Naren Muralitharan top scored with 99 in 244 balls with 9 boundaries. Rishma Amarasinghe (50), Kenneth Liyanage (38), Yenula Devthusa (26), Dineth Jayakody (19*) and Dinuk Serasinghe (17*) helped build their inning. Lashmika Perera claimed 3 wickets for 72 runs. 

St. Peter’s were bowled out for 275 runs in 67.3 overs. Left hand opener Oween Salgado scored 135 runs in 137 balls with 17 boundaries and 4 sixes. Lashmika Perera (25), Salith Gallage (21), Kavika Jayasundara (21) and Abilash Wellalage (20) made useful contributions. Gagana Chamod claimed 3 wickets for 53 runs while Oshada Gunasinghe claimed 2 wickets.

St. Jospeh’s had scored 101 runs for 6 wickets in 37 overs at close in their second inning. Naren Muralitharan (30) and Kenneth Liyanage (22) were the main scorers. Kavika Jayasundara claimed 5 wickets for 49 runs.

Awards

Best All-rounder – Oween Salgado (St. Joseph’s)

Best Batter – Naren Muralitharan (St. Joseph’s)

Best Bowler – Kavika Jayasundara (St. Peter’s)

Best Fielder – Yenula Dewthusa (St. Joseph’s)

St. Joseph’s: 294/8 (84) decl.  (Naren Muralitharan 99, Rishma Amarasinghe 50, Kenneth Liyanage 38, Yenula Devthusa 26, Lashmika Perera 3/72) and 101/6 (37) (Naren Muralitharan 30, Kavika Jayasundara 5/49)

St. Peter’s: 275 (67.3) (Oween Salgado 135, Lashmika Perera 25, Gagana Chamod  3/53,  Oshada Gunasinghe  2/27)

 (IR)