Cambrians force a draw
CRICKET: Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa drew with S. Thomas
College, Mount Lavinia in their Inter-school Under-20 Division One
Cricket Tournament match played at Moratuwa for the Lemonade Trophy.
Cambrians resuming at 28 for 2 on day-two were soon in trouble and 97
for 7 at one stage and three stubborn knocks came from last yearâ€™s
skipper Isuru Gunasena 27, Rajitha Mendis 25 and Yohan Silva who was
unbeaten on 30 runs. Thomians lost the grip and Cambrians took advantage
and declared at 169 for 9, but would not avoid a first innings victory
for the visitors.
In their second essay visitors were 138 for 8 at the close with
Shashika Pussegolla continuing his fine form scored 65 runs while Ashan
Peiris contributed 38 runs. Earlier Nilan Fernando took 4 for 45 for
S. Thomasâ€™: 243 for 9 dec. and 138 for 8 (Shashika Pussegolla 65,
Ashen Peiris 38, Gayath Mendis 2 for 2, Chamesh Fernando 2 for 11, Sanka
Peiris 2 for 22).
Prince of Wales 169 for 9 dec. (Isuru Gunasena 27, Rajitha Mendis 25,
Yohan Silva 30 not out, Nilan Fernando 4 for 45, Dinesh Walpita 2 for
26, Ruchira de Silva 2 for 18).