3rd edition of Bens-Wesley Big Match ends in a draw

3rd Rev. James Cartman Cup

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The 3rd Rev. James Cartman Cup played between Wesley College, Colombo and St. Benedict’s College, Colombo ended in a draw today (18th March) at the P. Sara Oval Grounds, Colombo. 

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After being put in to bat first, St. Benedict’s College posted a solid first innings total of 298/7 thanks to the well-compiled half-centuries by Sharujan Shanmuganathan (98*), Viduneth Wilson (73) and Sheron Kannangara (68).

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In reply, Wesley College faltered with the bat and were bowled out for just 185 runs despite Uvin Perera (71) putting together a brilliant knock under pressure. Chamath Chathurya was the pick of the bowlers for the Bens as he grabbed 4 scalps for 51 runs.

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After being asked to follow on, the Wesley batters showcased a much-improved batting display in the second innings, posting 260/8 at the close of play on Day two. Disula Yapa (59), Rukshan Tharanga (53) and Uvin Perera (49) impressed with the bat scoring vital runs to ensure a draw.

Brief Scores

St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 298/7d (65) Sharujan Shanmuganathan 98*, Viduneth Wilson 73, Sheron Kannangarra 68, Shakesh Minon 3/99, Ravindu Sigera 2/76

Wesley College, Colombo 185 (55.5) Uvin Perera 71, Anuga Pahansara 40, Sanithu Amarasinghe 23, Chamath Chathurya 4/51, Vihara Aththanayake 2/45 & 260/8 f/o (73.3) Disula Yapa 59, Rukshan Tharanga 53, Uvin Perera 49, Jathon Wieman 23*, Linal Subasinghe 21, Dinath Semila 3/31, Mevan Dissanayake 2/46

Result – Match Drawn

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