Thomians grab Under-17 Division Two cricket title | Sunday Observer

Thomians grab Under-17 Division Two cricket title

   The champion S. Thomas’ College U-17 team comprising Thenuka, Afdhal, Anuk, Sheron, Methnuka, Surakshit, Ranuka, Vineth, Bhathiya, Manidu, Dulith, Induneth, Ranuk, Thavisha and Eriyan with their prize
The champion S. Thomas’ College U-17 team comprising Thenuka, Afdhal, Anuk, Sheron, Methnuka, Surakshit, Ranuka, Vineth, Bhathiya, Manidu, Dulith, Induneth, Ranuk, Thavisha and Eriyan with their prize

S. Thomas’ College won the Under-17 Division Two inter-school cricket tournament when they beat Siri Piyaratana Central College, Padukka by 28 runs in the final played at the Thurstan College ground.

Chasing 153 runs to win Siri Piyaratana were restricted to 124 runs as left arm spinner Thavisha Ranasinghe took three wickets for 14 runs while paceman Sheron Liyanage and off-spinner Dulith Perera took two wickets each. Induneth Fernando and Anuk Palihawadana grabbed one wicket each. Kavinda Ishwara excelled for Sri Priyarathana but his half century was in vain as only one other batsman, Heshan Fernando managed to post a notable score.

Batting first Vineth Bandaranayake top scored with 33 runs for the Thomians while Ranuka Perera made 28. Manindu Rabel chipped in with 16 in a total of 152.

S. Thomas’ 152 in 49.3 overs (Vineth Bandaranayake 33, Ranuka Perera 28, Dineth Deemantha 2/36, Dulaksha Peiris 2/30, Kavinda Ishwara 2/28)

Siri Piyarathana 124 in 42.4 overs (Kavinda Ishwara 50, Heshan Fernando 18; Sheron Liyanage 2/19, Dulith Perera 2/30, Thavisha Ranasinghe 3/14)

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