Gilmour Jayasuriya Memorial Trophy kicked off today at SSC grounds in Colombo while another two matches ended in a draw in Colombo.
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A 135-run partnership between Nathan Caldera & Senesh Hettiarachchi, rescued the Thomian innings from 102/6 to 237/7. On the other hand, Muditha Lakshan registered a 5-wicket haul for St. Joseph’s College as S. Thomas’ College declared their innings on 285/9.
At the close of play on day 1, St. Joseph’s openers were able to get 33 runs.
St. Sebastian’s College posted 235 as they took the 1st innings lead passing Wesley College’s 219. However, the match ended in a draw as Wesley College were on 197/9 for their 2nd innings.
Tharushka Ashel’s mammoth 161* guided Isipathana College to a total of 350/5 while Tharusha Nethsara (99) & Yuneth Senevirathne (48) missed a hundred & a fifty unfortunately.
Ananda College was bowled out for 216 as they suffered yet another 1st innings loss meantime the match ended in a draw.
S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 285/9d (88.2) Nathan Caldera 113, Senesh Hettiarachchi 59, Thisen Eheliyagoda 46, Muditha Dissanayake 5/43
St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 33/0 (9) Sadeesh Jayawardene 17*, Sahan Dabare 12*
Day 1 Stumps.
Wesley College, Colombo 219 (62.1) Rukshan Tharanga 50, Anuga Pahansara 50, Manuja Chanthuka 4/54, Yashin Fernando 3/44 & 197/9 (51.3) Ashan Sudarshana 87, Linal Subasinghe 37, Sandeesh Fernando 5/86, Navod Fernando 2/12
St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 235 (75.2) Sasindu Prarthana 68, Janaka Silva 56, Linal Subasinghe 3/58, Rashmika Amararathne 2/32, Uvin Perera 2/34
Result: Match Drawn (St. Sebastian College won 1st innings)
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Isipathana College, Colombo 350/5d (84) Tharushka Ashel 161*, Tharusha Nethsara 99, Yuneth Senevirathne 48, Kithma Withanapathirana 4/100
Ananda College, Colombo 216 (107.4) Nethma Samaraweera 52, Maleesha Perera 41, Kevin Samuel 4/59, Themiya Gunarathne 2/31
Result: Match Drawn (Isipathana College won 1st innings)