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Sublime Dineth Jayakody half century puts Josephians in box seat

85th Battle of the Saints


A bold batting display by the Josephians led by their ace run getter Dineth Jayakody put them in the box seat at the 85th Battle of the Saints against arch rivals St. Peter’s College.

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The 84th Battle of the Saints cricket encounter between St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s…

The Josephians won the toss on a gloomy morning at the P. Sara Oval and as expected asked the Peterites to take first lease of the wicket.

Ashan de Alwis trapped Peterite opener Bhanuka de Silva in front to put the Josephians on top, but a solid 59 run partnership for the second wicket between Santhush Gunathilake – who was dropped on 00 – and Dinith Anjula(41) revived the Peterite innings.

Skipper Ranmith Jayasena and his deputy Nipunaka Fonseka made useful 20’s but it was Gunathilake who held the key as he went past his half century after a few nervy moments early on.

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The Peterites had set themselves up for a big finish but a brain fade from the experienced Gunathilake who fell after attempting a reverse sweep off Josephian skipper Ashian Daniel, opened the flood gates of the boys from Bambalapitiya.

Skipper Daniel went on to capture three wickets in a game changing spell as the Peterites lost their last seven wickets for 57 runs to be bowled out for 219 in their allotted 60 overs. Shalinda Seneviratne and Lakshan Gamage also captured two wickets apiece for the Josephians

The Darley Road boys came out all guns blazing as Johanne De Zilva hit an explosive 45 at the top of the order in an opening stands of 72 with wicket-keeper Sheran Fonseka.

Kanishka Maduwantha who dismissed De Zilva then trapped Shevone Daniel in front for a duck, as the Peterites clawed their way back in to the match. Fonseka too fell to a lose stroke with the score on nelson before Dineth Jayakody took matters to his hands along with Dilesh Perera in an unbroken stand of 78* for the four wicket.

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Jayakody used the slog sweep to very good effect in his unbeaten 62* off 85 balls, while Dilesh Perera looked solid in his unbeaten 37* as the Josephians ended the day on 189/3, 30 runs behind the Peterites with 16 overs remaining (first innings limited to 60 overs per team).

Kanishka Maduwantha captured 2/51 in his 12 overs for the Peterites while skipper Jayasena picked up the only other wicket to fall.

Match drawn

St. Peter’s College
219/10 (60.0) & 317/6 (79.0)
St. Joseph’s College
286/8 (60.0)
Banuka de Silva lbw b Ashan De Alwis5210023.81
Dinith Anjula c Miranga Wickramage b Dunith Wellalage41744255.41
Santhush Gunathilake c Dilesh Perera b Ashen Daniel721056068.57
Ranmith Jayasena b Shalinda Senevirathne21271077.78
Nipunaka Fonseka lbw b Ashen Daniel21631033.33
Shivan Perera c Sachintha Ravindu b Ashen Daniel9131069.23
Shannon Fernando c Shevon Fonseka b Shalinda Senevirathne04000.00
Kanishka Maduwantha c Shevon Fonseka b Lakshan Gamage10180055.56
Wanuja Sahan run out26281092.86
Ruwin Senevirathne b Lakshan Gamage02000.00
Tariq Saboor not out160016.67
Extras13 (b 7 , lb 3 , nb 1, w 2)
Total219/10 (60.0 Overs, RR: 3.65)
Lakshan Gamage10.013823.80
Ashan De Alwis7.002012.86
Shalinda Senevirathne13.024323.31
Johanne De Zilva4.02802.00
Ashen Daniel15.015833.87
Dunith Wellalage11.014313.91
Shevon Fonseka c Nipunaka Fonseka b Ranmith Jayasena37694053.62
Johanne De Zilva c Santhush Gunathilake b Kanishka Maduwantha45564180.36
Shevon Daniel lbw b Kanishka Maduwantha02000.00
Dineth Jayakody b Shivan Perera771106270.00
Dilesh Perera c Shivan Perera b Tariq Saboor62804077.50
Lakshan Gamage b Tariq Saboor120050.00
Sachintha Ravindu c Wanuja Sahan b Ranmith Jayasena221500146.67
Dunith Wellalage c Nipunaka Fonseka b Santhush Gunathilake191500126.67
Ashen Daniel not out560083.33
Shalinda Senevirathne not out9900100.00
Extras9 (b 0 , lb 4 , nb 4, w 1)
Total286/8 (60.0 Overs, RR: 4.77)
Tariq Saboor11.005124.64
Santhush Gunathilake12.015614.67
Wanuja Sahan6.002704.50
Shivan Perera4.012315.75
Kanishka Maduwantha12.015124.25
Ruwin Senevirathne8.004105.12
Ranmith Jayasena7.003324.71
Banuka de Silva c Dunith Wellalage b Ashan De Alwis4110036.36
Dinith Anjula c Johanne De Zilva b Ashen Daniel6220027.27
Santhush Gunathilake not out16119011084.74
Shannon Fernando c & b Shalinda Senevirathne25473053.19
Ranmith Jayasena st Sheran Fonseka b Ashen Daniel3130023.08
Nipunaka Fonseka b Lakshan Gamage11391028.21
Shivan Perera run out12162075.00
Kanishka Maduwantha not out891387064.49
Extras6 (b 3 , lb 0 , nb 2, w 1)
Total317/6 (79.0 Overs, RR: 4.01)
Lakshan Gamage8.002212.75
Ashan De Alwis7.003615.14
Ashen Daniel23.026522.83
Dunith Wellalage14.015904.21
Shalinda Senevirathne18.016613.67
Johanne De Zilva7.005808.29
Shevon Daniel2.00804.00