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Royal College regain Rt. Hon D.S Senanayake Memorial Shield

144th Battle of the Blues

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Royal College registered an emphatic 180-run win over S. Thomas’ College on day three of the 144th Battle of the Blues encounter played for the Rt. Hon. D.S Senanayake Memorial Shield, which concluded on Saturday at the SSC Grounds, Colombo.

S. Thomas’ were bowled out for 161 in their second innings, following up on another poor batting display, having been shot out for 153 in the first innings on day two.

The Royalists declared overnight, setting a mammoth target of 342 runs for the Thomians. The boys from Mount Lavinia never looked comfortable in their second essay, just like their first innings as they lost Thisen Eheliyagoda, who was trapped LBW in the very first over on day three, to the bowling of seamer Ranuka Malaviarachchi.

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Bulan Weerathunga trapped the Thomian skipper Romesh Mendis right in front for 12, while opening batter Dineth Gunawardena was sent back to the pavilion courtesy a brilliant flying catch by Uvindu Weerasekara off Sandesh Ramanayake’s bowling.

As the spinners were introduced, the Thomian batting line-up fell like dominos, slumping to 6 for 76 before the lunch break. Off-spinner Nethwin Dharmaratne picked up two wickets, having had no chance to bowl in the first innings. Skipper Manchanayake got the crucial wicket of Mahith Perera.

After lunch, wicket-keeper batter Senesh Hettiarachchi and off-spinning all-rounder Charuka Peiris put up a resilient 7th wicket stand worth 66 runs off 153 balls to delay the inevitable.

Just before the tea break, leg-spinner Ramiru Perera broke the stand, castling Peiris for 22 with a flighted delivery, which the right-hander missed completely. Akash Fernando fell in the very next ball as S. Thomas’ were 8 down for 142.

In the third and final session, Royal did not waste much time to wrap things up as vice-captain Sineth Jayawardena took the last two wickets. Player of the Match, the Royal Captain – Dasis Manchanayake held onto the final catch, dropped onto his knees, and celebrated the win with tears in his eyes.

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Royal regained the shield which they lost to S. Thomas’ in 2019. Thomians will be disappointed with their performance, probably their worst in the 2022/23 season.

Individual Awards

  • Best Fielder – Uvindu Weerasekara (RC)
  • Best Bowler – Akash Fernando (STC)
  • Best Batter – Ramiru Perera (RC)
  • Player of the Match – Dasis Manchanayake (RC)

Result


Royal College
326/8 (74) & 168/4 (26)

S. Thomas’ College
153/10 (55) & 161/10 (58.5)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Rehan Peris c Senesh Hettiarachchi b Akash Fernando 4 4 1 0 100.00
Sineth Jayawardena b Nathan Caldera 1 3 0 0 33.33
Ovina Ambanpola b Akash Fernando 30 71 1 0 42.25
Uvindu Weerasekara c Nathan Caldera b Kavindu Dias 3 13 0 0 23.08
Dasis Manchanayake b Kavindu Dais 137 150 17 0 91.33
Ramiru Perera c Romesh Mendis b Kavindu Dais 128 186 15 2 68.82
Sandesh Ramanayaka lbw b Akash Fernando 0 4 0 0 0.00
Sanvidu Senartharachchi not out 8 8 0 0 100.00
Bulan Weerathunga b Akash Fernando 2 3 0 0 66.67
Nethwin Dharmarathne not out 0 5 0 0 0.00


Extras 13 (b 8 , lb 0 , nb 3, w 2, pen 0)
Total 326/8 (74 Overs, RR: 4.41)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Akash Fernando 13 1 55 4 4.23
Nathan Caldera 16 2 64 1 4.00
Kavindu Dias 13 2 58 3 4.46
Dinura Gunawardena 7 0 35 0 5.00
Charuka Peiris 13 0 55 0 4.23
Abheeth J Paranawidana 10 0 39 0 3.90
Senadhi Bulankulama 1 0 3 0 3.00
Mahith Perera 1 0 9 0 9.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Senadhi Bulankulama c Sanvidu Senartharachchi b Ranuka Malaviarachchi 40 104 5 0 38.46
Thishen Ehaliyagoda c Sandesh Ramanayaka b Bulan Weerathunga 5 7 1 0 71.43
Dineth Gunawardena lbw b Sandesh Ramanayaka 10 26 2 0 38.46
Romesh Mendis c Sandesh Ramanayaka b 4 9 1 0 44.44
Nathan Caldera c Dasis Manchanayake b Ramiru Perera 20 25 3 0 80.00
Charuka Peiris c Sineth Jayawardena b Sandesh Ramanayaka 17 66 2 0 25.76
Mahith Perera c Sanvidu Senartharachchi b Bulan Weerathunga 30 43 5 0 69.77
Senesh Hettiarachchi c b Sineth Jayawardena 9 33 1 0 27.27
Akash Fernando not out 1 9 0 0 11.11
Kavindu Dais st Sanvidu Senartharachchi b Sineth Jayawardena 0 6 0 0 0.00
Abheeth J Paranawidana b Bulan Weerathunga 0 4 0 0 0.00


Extras 17 (b 6 , lb 0 , nb 2, w 9, pen 0)
Total 153/10 (55 Overs, RR: 2.78)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Ranuka Malaviarachchi 12 1 39 2 3.25
Bulan Weerathunga 14 6 26 3 1.86
Sandesh Ramanayaka 10 0 36 2 3.60
Dasis Manchanayake 2 0 11 0 5.50
Sineth Jayawardena 7 3 9 2 1.29
Ramiru Perera 10 1 29 1 2.90
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sineth Jayawardena lbw b Akash Fernando 4 5 1 0 80.00
Ovina Ambanpola c Romesh Mendis b Akash Fernando 5 11 0 0 45.45
Uvindu Weerasekara b Akash Fernando 28 43 2 1 65.12
Dasis Manchanayake b Akash Fernando 57 49 6 0 116.33
Ramiru Perera not out 46 34 3 2 135.29
Sanvidu Senartharachchi not out 11 16 0 0 68.75


Extras 17 (b 11 , lb 0 , nb 2, w 4, pen 0)
Total 168/4 (26 Overs, RR: 6.46)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Nathan Caldera 7 0 28 0 4.00
Akash Fernando 9 0 59 4 6.56
Kavindu Dias 6 0 39 0 6.50
Dinura Gunawardena 3 0 16 0 5.33
Charuka Peiris 1 0 15 0 15.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Thishen Ehaliyagoda lbw b Ranuka Malaviarachchi 0 3 0 0 0.00
Dineth Gunawardena c Uvindu Weerasekara b Sandesh Ramanayaka 15 44 1 0 34.09
Romesh Mendis lbw b Bulan Weerathunga 12 20 2 0 60.00
Senadhi Bulankulama c b Nethwin Dharmarathne 13 39 2 0 33.33
Nathan Caldera b Nethwin Dharmarathne 18 40 1 0 45.00
Mahith Perera lbw b Dasis Manchanayake 7 8 1 0 87.50
Senesh Hettiarachchi c Dasis Manchanayake b Sineth Jayawardena 46 87 7 0 52.87
Charuka Peiris b Ramiru Perera 22 86 3 0 25.58
Akash Fernando c Uvindu Weerasekara b Ramiru Perera 0 1 0 0 0.00
Kavindu Dais lbw b Sineth Jayawardena 14 19 3 0 73.68
Abheeth J Paranawidana not out 0 8 0 0 0.00


Extras 14 (b 8 , lb 4 , nb 2, w 0, pen 0)
Total 161/10 (58.5 Overs, RR: 2.74)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Ranuka Malaviarachchi 10 2 34 1 3.40
Bulan Weerathunga 9 4 18 1 2.00
Sandesh Ramanayaka 7 1 24 1 3.43
Sineth Jayawardena 9.5 3 14 2 1.47
Dasis Manchanayake 4 0 9 1 2.25
Nethwin Dharmarathne 10 2 27 2 2.70
Ramiru Perera 9 2 25 2 2.78