Upendra Warnakulasuriya and Virajitha Ehalepola shone with the ball as Dharmaraja College won the 113th annual limited over encounter against Kingswood College. Revatha College won the 32nd Battle of the Heroes against Siddhartha College while St. Sylvester’s College won the 31st Battle of the Babes against Vidyartha College.
Siddhartha College, Balapitiya vs Revatha College, Balapitiya
Revatha College registered a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over Siddhartha College in the 32nd Battle of the Heroes which was worked off today at Siddhartha College grounds in Balapitiya. Ramesh Madushanka was the star performer of the match as he took a match bag of 9 wickets for 45 runs for Revatha College.
Siddhartha College – 102 (37) Dilushka Madusanka 33, Ramesh Madusanka 5/31, Chamara Priyadarshana 3/30 & 120 (29.2) Miyuru Dilshan 52, Kavindu Kalhara 20, Ramesh Madushanka 4/14, Chamara Priyadharshana 4/28, Udesh Kumara 2/13
Revatha College – 199/9d (52) Chamara Danasanka 36, Navindu Pehesara 32, Chamara Priyadharshana 31*, Sahan Sankalpa 28, Nadeesha Viraj 5/46 & 24/0 (6.3)
Result – Revatha College won by 10 wickets
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Dharmaraja College, Kandy vs Kingswood College, Kandy
Dharmaraja College managed to record a 28-run victory over Kingswood College in the 113th annual limited over encounter which was worked off today at Pallekelle. After been put into bat first, the Rajans were bundled out for just 111 runs in 33.3 overs. Deeghayu Bandara and Davinda Dissanayake shared 7 wickets between themselves.
Even though, 112 was an easy target on paper, Kingswood College batsmen struggled against some quality bowling display from the Rajans as they made only 83 runs in 36.1 overs. Upendra Warnakulasuriya and Virajitha Ehalepola picked up 3 wickets each for Dharmaraja College.
Dharmaraja College – 111 (33.3) Sachintha Senanayaka 36, Dulaj Bandara 23, Deeghayu Bandara 4/22, Davinda Dissanayaka 3/17
Kingswood College – 83 (36.1) Dumindu Dashmika 15, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 3/09, Mithila Gayashan 2/27, Virajitha Ehalepola 3/20
Result – Dharmaraja College won by 28 runs
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Vidyartha College, Kandy vs St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy
St. Sylvester’s College registered a 5-wicket win over Vidyartha College in the 31st Battle of the Babes limited over encounter worked off today at Asgiriya Stadium. After winning the toss, the St. Sylvester’s College skipper opted to bowl first and restricted the opposition to 167 runs. Pasan Hettiarachchi picked up 3 wickets for 25 runs for St. Sylvester’s.
St. Sylvester’s College chased down the target of 169 runs in 46.1 overs with Nadeera Balasuriya top scoring with an unbeaten 52 runs while Avindu Herath supported him at the other end scoring 40 runs.
Vidyartha College – 167 (47.2) Kasun Karunathilaka 46, Kavishka Dilhara 31, Dumindu Imantha 27, Pasan Hettiarachchi 3/25, Nishantha Indrajith 2/30, Manoharan Pavithran 2/29
St. Sylvester’s College – 169/5 (46.1) Avindu Herath 40, Nadeera Balasuriya 52*, Pasan Hettiarachchi 22, Dumindu Imantha 1/21
Result – St. Sylvester’s College won by 5 wickets