Unbeaten Methodist High School Moratuwa emerged champions of the Under-19 Division Three Tier ‘A’ Inter Schools Limited Overs Cricket tournament when they beat last year’s runner-up Jaffna Central College by 6 wickets in the final played at General Lionel Balagalla ground (Gunners ground) Minneriya yesterday.
Jaffna CC won the toss and elected to bat. They did well to score 250 runs in 49.1 overs. Right hand opener Jayatheeswaran Vithusan top scored with 86 runs in 131 balls with 9 boundaries. Matheeswaran Sanjayan (31), Vinajakaselvam Kavitharsan (24*), Ananthan Kajan (22) and S. Sarangan (16) helped to build their innings. Sihina Fernando claimed 3 for 48.
Methodist HS reached their target for the loss of 4 wickets in 47.3 overs. Right hand opener Kavin Fernando scored 141 runs in 123 balls with 14 boundaries and 6 sixes. Thisara Jayanga (43), Sihina Fernando (17*) and Sandun Tharanga (14*) were the other batters who made useful contributions.
Jaffna CC: 250 (49.1) (Jayatheeswaran Vithusan 86, Matheeswaran Sanjayan 31, Vinajakaselvam Kavitharsan 24 n.o., Sihina Fernando 3/48)
Methodist HS: 251/4 (47.3) (Kavin Fernando 141, Thisara Jayanga 43)