Unbeaten Vidyaloka Galle emerge champs

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 6 2021

Unbeaten Vidyaloka College Galle emerged champions of the Under19 Inter Schools Division Three Tier ‘A’ Cricket tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) with sponsorship of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) on Saturday.

Vidyaloka beat Jaffna Central College by 17 runs in a well contested final played at Nalanda College ground. Vidyaloka won the toss and electing to bat scored 210 runs for 6 wickets in 50 overs. Right hand middle order batter Kavinda Basnayake scored 53 runs in 47 deliveries with 5 boundaries and a six. 

Kavinda and Sonal Ransara (22*) were involved in an 85-run stand for the 5th wicket. Openers Lakshan Sandeepa (34) and Chamath Nirmal (29) gave the team a good start with a 60-run stand. N. Ajay claimed 2 wickets. Jaffna CC scored 193 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs. M. Sansajan scored 55 runs in 88 deliveries with 5 boundaries and a six. N. Ajay contributed 45 runs in 73 balls with a boundary and 3 sixes. 

Sansajan and Ajay put on 53 runs for the 3rd wicket. B. Inthujan (16), T. Gowtham (15), J. Vithushan (14) and V. Kavitahrshan (11*) helped to build their inning. Sasindu Muththettuwatte, Umanga Imanjana and Senith Praveen claimed 2 wickets each. 

Vidyaloka: 210/6 (50) (Kavinda Basnayaka 53, Lakshan Sandeepa 34, Chamath Nirmal 29, Yasith Deshan 22, Sonal Ransara 22 n.o., N. Ajay 2/38) 

Jaffna CC: 193/8 (50) (M. Sansajan 55, N. Ajay 45, B. Inthujan 16, T. Gowtham 15 n.o., J. Vithushan 14, Sasindu Muththettuwatte 2/38, Umanga Imanj

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Dec 6 2021

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