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Antonian girls light up Pallekele

Sanduni Weerasinghe
Sanduni Weerasinghe

St. Anthony’s Girls School, Katugastota produced a stunner performance to beat Nugawela National School by 42 runs in their annual Big Match played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

Antonian girl Sanduni Weerasinghe top scored with 69 in her team’s total of 188 for 4 in 35 overs to be adjudged the player of the match as Nugawela were restricted to 146 for 9 in 35 overs with Lakmali Rajapakse of Nugawela chipping in with 53.

The Nugawala girls despite chasing a big target did everything possible but the Antonians girls were a smarter bunch to romp home winners in front of a large crowd that included the spearhead of women’s cricket in Sri Lanka Apsari Tillakaratne and the Central Province chief minister Sarath Ekanayake.


St.Anthony’s Girls School 188 for 4 wickets in 35 overs (Subani Rajapakse 15, Sanduni Weerasinghe 69, Sachini Dayaratne 47, Tharushi Rajakaruna 1 for 20, Lakmali Rajapakse 1 for 43)

Nugawela National School 146 for 9 in 35overs (Nethra Nisansala 10, Madara Samarakoon 26, Lakmali Rajapakse 53, Sachini Dayaratne 2 for 20, Subani Rajapakse 3 for 25, Dimuthu Wanasuriya 2 for 30)

Best Bowler: Subani Rajapakse (St. Anthony’s Girls)

Best Batswoman: Lakmali Rajapakse (Nugawela National)

Player of the Match: Sanduni Weerasinghe (St. Anthony’s Girls)