Methodist Batticaloa advance to semi-final


Methodist Central College Batticaloa advanced to the semi-final of the Under-19 Division Three Tier ‘B’ Inter-Schools Limited Overs Cricket tournament yesterday, when they beat Wickramashila National School Giriulla by 253 runs in the quarter-final played at General Lionel Balagalla Ground (Gunners’ Ground) Minneriya.

Methodist CC batters Jeyasingam Nithi Yaroshan (105* in 49 balls with 9 boundaries and 7 sixes), Jayaseelan Shanushkanth (71) and Srikanth Thivarshan (58) guided their team to a formidable 315/7, and their bowlers then bundled out Wickramashila NS for a paltry 62 in just 20.1 overs.

Methodist Central Batticaloa: 315/7 (50) (Jeyasingem Nithi Yaroshan 105 n.o., Jayaseelan Shanushkanth 71, Srikanth Thivarshan 58, Sithija Nimesh 2/56)

 Wickramashila NS: 62 (20.1) (Yogaraja Kishon 3/18, Vasanthakumar Mark 2/3, Maheswaran Gowthaman 2/12).