35th Battle of the Rocks – St. Anne’s take honours in drawn encounter

St. Anne’s, College Kurunegela took the honours in the 35th Battle of the Rocks Big Match against arch rivals Maliyadeva College, Kurunegela played at the Welagedera Stadium on March 22 and 23.

Having dismissed Maliyadeva College for 172 in 53 overs, St. Anne’s batsmen went on a run spree posting a formidable 278 for 9 wickets declared in 94.2 overs. Kavindu Ranasinghe led the run charge for the Annites top scoring with a fluent 64 followed by Lasith Warnakulasuriya who made 55. The total was also bolstered by Pivithu Fernando (36), Creshantha Piyathilaka (35) and Kavindu Ekanayake (31) as St. Anne’s took a 106-run first innings lead. Maliyadeva’s Brian Karunanayake took 2 for 30 and Vidath Batepola 2 for 45.

Top scorer for Maliyadeva was Chaluka Atapattu with 48 with Vidath Batepola chipping in with 32 and Supun Sumanarathna 26. The wrecker was Rishitha Perera who reaped 4 for15 while Pasindu Tennakoon claimed 3 for 53. In their second essay, the Devans were 109 for 3 in 28 overs with Kaveen Bandara unbeaten on 29 and  Brian Karunanayake on 26 when stumps were drawn.

St.Anne's Team

MAN OF THE MATCH- Kavindu Ranasinghe


Maliyadeva College 1st innings – 172 all out (53 Overs) 

(Chaluka Attapattu 48, Vidath Batepola 32, Supun Sumanarathna 26, Rishitha Perera 4 for15, Pasindu Tennakoon 3 for 53).

And 109/3 (28 Overs) (Kaveen Bandara 29*, Supun Sumanarathna 27, Brian Karunanayake 26*, Muditha Premadasa 24).

St. Anne’s College 1st innings – 278/9 decl. (94.2 Overs) 

(Kavindu Ranasinga 64, Lasith Warnakulusuriya 55, Pivithu Fernando 36, Creshantha Piyathilaka 35, Kavindu Ekanayake 31, Brian Karunanayake 2 for 30, Vidath Batepola 2 for 45).

-By Srian Obeysekere-

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