Home Cricket Schools Cricket 143rd Battle of the Blues ends in a drab draw

143rd Battle of the Blues ends in a drab draw

143rd Battle of the Blues

2069
Royal College vs S. Thomas' College - 2022 - Day 3

The 143rd Battle of the Blues Cricket encounter between Royal College, Colombo and S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia ended in a drab draw at SSC Grounds on Saturday.

The Thomians somewhat took major honours in a very slow-paced encounter which was never meant to turn into a result. After being asked to bat first, S. Thomas’ mustered 242, and in reply, Royal made 219 for 8 declared. S. Thomas’ ended on 142 for 6 in their second essay.

Resuming day three on 136 for 4, Royal lost their overnight batter, Uvindu Weerasekara, who managed to add only 4 runs before he was caught at slips by Kavindu Dias. Ramiru Perera lived a charmed life, scoring 34 runs off 114 deliveries, but was dropped several times. Nethil Panapitiya and Sandesh Ramanayake made 27 and 21 respectively to take Royal over the 200-run mark.

The Thomian seamers – Kavindu Dias, Caniston Gunarathnam and Akash Fernando – were amongst the wickets as the Royalists made a sporty declaration after lunch with 23 runs shy from the first innings score of S. Thomas’.

With a 23-run lead, S. Thomas’ began their second innings and made their intentions clear as they wanted to bat time. However, Royal Skipper Gishan Balasooriya, the left-arm Spinner and Seamer Dan Poddiwela removed the inexperienced S. Thomas’ top order cheaply to put the cat among the pigeons.

Photos – 143rd Battle of the Blues – Royal College vs S. Thomas’ College – Day 2

The school by the sea was in dire straits on 23 for 3, but their Skipper Ryan Fernando batted with authority, scoring 10 fours during his excellent 117-run 74 to take S. Thomas’ out of danger. Off-spinner Sadisha Rajapaksa chipped in with a few more wickets late in the day, but the drab draw was inevitable.

The Mustangs Trophy encounter, the 50-over match between these two teams, will be played on the 30th of July at the same venue.

Brief Scores:

S. Thomas’ – 242 (106.2 overs): Senesh Hettiarachchi 55, Charuka Peiris 51, Mahith Perera 33, Gishan Balasooriya 3/56, Sandesh Ramanayake 2/16, Ramiru Perera 2/36.

Royal – 219/8 dec (70.4 overs): Uvindu Weerasekara 66, Ramiru Perera 34, Sineth Jayawardene 32, Kavindu Dias 4/65, Caniston Gunarathnam 2/67.

S. Thomas’ (2nd Inn) – 142/6 (64 overs): Ryan Fernando 74, Senesh Hettiarachchi 26, Gishan Balasooriya 3/56, Sadisha Rajapaksa 2/30.

Individual Awards:

  • Best Fielder – Sadisha Rajapaksa (Royal)
  • Best Bowler – Kavindu Dias (S. Thomas’)
  • Best Batsman – Uvindu Weerasekara (Royal)
  • Man of the Match – Ryan Fernando (S. Thomas’)

>> More cricket news <<

Result

Match drawn

Royal College
219/8 (70.4)

S. Thomas’ College
242/10 (106.2) & 142/6 (64)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Senadhi Bulankulama lbw b Dasis Manchanayake 18 85 1 0 21.18
Janidu Abegoonawardena c & b Ramiru Perera 28 93 2 0 30.11
Dineth Gunawardena run out (Sadisha Rajapaksha) 12 25 1 0 48.00
RAYAN FERNANDO c Dasis Manchanayake b Gishan Balasuriya 18 31 1 0 58.06
MUIZZ NAUSHAN b Gishan Balasuriya 1 7 0 0 14.29
Senesh Hettiarachchi c & b Ramiru Perera 55 118 7 0 46.61
Charuka Peiris lbw b Sandesh Ramanayaka 51 151 5 0 33.77
Mahith Perera c Dasis Manchanayake b Gishan Balasuriya 33 83 2 0 39.76
Gunaratnam Caniston b Bulan Weerathunga 3 15 0 0 20.00
Akash Fernando c Sadisha Rajapaksha b Sandesh Ramanayaka 6 22 0 0 27.27
Kavindu Dais not out 0 8 0 0 0.00


Extras 17 (b 7 , lb 6 , nb 0, w 4, pen 0)
Total 242/10 (106.2 Overs, RR: 2.28)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dan Poddiwela 14 3 36 0 2.57
Sandesh Ramanayaka 12 6 16 2 1.33
Gishan Balasuriya 31.2 11 56 3 1.79
Bulan Weerathunga 12 1 29 1 2.42
Sadisha Rajapaksha 21 4 34 0 1.62
Ramiru Perera 9 1 36 2 4.00
Dasis Manchanayake 7 0 22 1 3.14
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Sanvidu Senartharachchi lbw b Kavindu Dais 1 8 0 0 12.50
Sineth Jayawardena c MUIZZ NAUSHAN b Janidu Abegoonawardena 32 38 6 0 84.21
Sadisha Rajapaksha c Senesh Hettiarachchi b Kavindu Dais 5 12 1 0 41.67
Uvindu Weerasekara c RAYAN FERNANDO b Kavindu Dais 66 109 9 0 60.55
Dasis Manchanayake lbw b Gunaratnam Caniston 17 31 1 0 54.84
Ramiru Perera b Akash Fernando 34 114 3 0 29.82
Nethil Panapitiya c Mahith Perera b Gunaratnam Caniston 27 73 0 0 36.99
Sandesh Ramanayaka c Charuka Peiris b Kavindu Dais 21 34 3 0 61.76
Gishan Balasuriya not out 1 7 0 0 14.29


Extras 15 (b 1 , lb 5 , nb 2, w 2, pen 5)
Total 219/8 (70.4 Overs, RR: 3.1)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Gunaratnam Caniston 23 1 67 2 2.91
Kavindu Dais 17.4 2 65 4 3.74
Akash Fernando 9 1 33 1 3.67
Janidu Abegoonawardena 4 0 6 1 1.50
Charuka Peiris 6 0 22 0 3.67
RAYAN FERNANDO 11 5 15 0 1.36


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Senadhi Bulankulama c Sineth Jayawardena b Dan Poddiwela 2 10 0 0 20.00
Janidu Abegoonawardena c Uvindu Weerasekara b Gishan Balasuriya 7 38 1 0 18.42
Dineth Gunawardena b Gishan Balasuriya 1 43 0 0 2.33
RAYAN FERNANDO c Sadisha Rajapaksha b Gishan Balasuriya 74 117 10 0 63.25
MUIZZ NAUSHAN lbw b Sadisha Rajapaksha 11 71 0 0 15.49
Senesh Hettiarachchi c Sandesh Ramanayaka b Sadisha Rajapaksha 26 65 2 0 40.00
Mahith Perera not out 8 23 1 0 34.78
Gunaratnam Caniston not out 11 17 1 0 64.71


Extras 2 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 0, w 1, pen 0)
Total 142/6 (64 Overs, RR: 2.22)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Dan Poddiwela 4 2 3 1 0.75
Sandesh Ramanayaka 3 3 0 0 0.00
Bulan Weerathunga 4 1 17 0 4.25
Sadisha Rajapaksha 18 7 30 2 1.67
Gishan Balasuriya 20 5 56 3 2.80
Ramiru Perera 13 2 32 0 2.46
Dasis Manchanayake 2 1 3 0 1.50