Twin double centurions Ruwan Lakshan 272, Isuru Chamara 237 in Shastranada MV’s innings win

SCHOOL CRICKET AT A GLANCE
By Srian Obeyesekere

A rare feat of two players from the same school holding centre stage in a record feat of scoring twin double centuries was recorded from Madampe during the week-end. It was a run feast all the way as Ruwan Lakshan struck 272 and Isuru Chamara 237 in posting over 500 runs between them for Shastranada MV, Dehiwala in romping to an innings and 556-run win over Madampe MMV, Kuleegoda. Lakshan struck 35 boundaries and 13 sixes in a 168-ball knock while Chamara struck 28 fours and 9 sixes off 160 balls in a 201-run 4th wicket partnership in a whopping 729 for 9 wickets for Shastranada MV .

Madampe MMV was bundled out for 89 and 84.

Meanwhile, Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa pulled off an innings and 16-run win over Wesley College while St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya coasted to an 8-wicket triumph over St. Benedict’s College. Santhush Gunatilleke struck an unbeaten 133 and A. Perera 58 with Chathura Obeyesekere claiming a first innings haul of 5 wickets for 41 for the Peterites.

Devapathiraja MV Ratgama beat St. Mary’s, Chilaw by 6 wickets. Bandaranayake Vidyalaya, Gampaha got the better of Joseph Vaz MV, Wennappuwa by 84 runs.

CHIEF SCORES:

At Madampe. (Shastrananda Dehiwala won by an innings and 566 runs)
Shastrananda Dehiwela: 729/9 decl. (Ruwan Lakshan 272, Isuru Chamara 237, Nadeepa Lakshitha 67, Sachin Dilshan 6/213)
Madampa MMV, Kuleegoda: 89 (35/1 o/n) and 84 (Sachin Dilhara 34, Ayesh Gimhana 5/13.

At Moratuwa. Prince of Wales, Moratuwa beat Wesley by an innings and 16-runs.

Wesley 165. (Hasitha Perera 39, Ruchika Dangalla 29, Thilan Nimesh 5/47, T. Fernando 3/32): and 88. (Hasitha Perera 49, Savindu Pieris 2/6, T. Fernando Nimesh 2/31).

At Kotahena. St. Peter’s, Bambalapitiya beat St. Benedict’s by 8 wickets.                                                                                                                              

St.Peter’s 302/6. (Santhush Gunatilleke 133 n.o., A. Perera 58, K. Jayathilake 2/60), and 65/2. (Lakshina Rodrigo 31 n.o.).

St. Benedict’s 167. (Mahesh Thikshana 62, Kavisha Jayatilleke 33 n.o., Chathura Obeyesekere 5/41); and 199. (Chamidu Wijesinghe 91, Mahesh Thikshana 48, Savin Silva 3/22, M. de Silva 3/48).

At Chilaw. Devapathiraja M.V., Ratgama beat St. Mary’s, Chilaw by 6 wickets.

St. Mary’s 322. (Sheshan Dilshan 107, Nilkushan Jayashanka 90, C. Tharindu 55, Jeewaka Shashin 3/78, Ravin Yasas 2/26,), and 104.

((V. Sudath 30, Ashen Dilshan 3, Sasindu Sathsara 5/39, Ravin Yasas 5/48).

Devapathiraja M.V. 270. (Avishka Chenuka 111, Thisara 40, Ravin Yasas 2/26). And 157/4 (Avishka Chenuka 58, Pavan Sandesh 40 n.o., D. Anurasiri

2/41, A. Dilshan 2/67).

At Ananda Mawatha. Ananda vs. Dharmaraja match drawn.     

Ananda 335/8 decl. (Kavishka Anjula 105, Asela Sigera 93, Supun Waragoda 57, Gihan Vitharana 5/141, Navidu Dilshan 2/35).

Dharmaraja 123. (Savintha Senanayake 43, D.Gunasinghe 40, Dileep 2/9, Suraweera 2/15); and 267/7. (Navintha Herath 148, Savintha Senanayake 71, Supun Waragoda 3/43).

At Katugastota. St. Anthony’s vs. St. Joseph’s match drawn.

St. Anthony’s 176 (Dion Stouter 32,  Nipun Asoka 26, Harin Cooray 5/45, Nipun Sumanasinghe 3/26); and 128 (Mohamed Alfar 60, Harin Cooray 5/41, Nipun Sumanasinghe 3/20).

St. Joseph’s 127. (Dineth Madurawela 54, Sandaruwan Dharmaratne 5/39, Virajitha Jayasinghe 4/34); and 122/8. (Dineth Jayakody 31, Sandaruwan Dharmaratne 4/47).

At Asgiriya. Trinity versus Isipathana. Match drawn.

Trinity 258. (P. Wanigasekera 52, T. Banubogan 47, Chanaka Bandara 46, Lahiru Weeraratne 3/40, L. Vinath 3/68); and 44 for 5. (L. Vinath 2/9).

Isipathana 290. (Sanjula Abeywickrema 76, Ayana Siriwardena 54, Pathum Nissanka 50, Vimukthi Nethumal 5/58, Shanmuganathan 3/41,)

At Gampaha. Bandaranayake MV beat Joseph Vaz by 88 runs.

Bandaranayake MV 158. (S. Adhikari 58, S. Madanayake 32, Nipuna Dhananjaya 5/45, Shehara Ranatunga 2/49); and 148. (H. Jayawera 58 n.o., S. Adikari 24, N. Dhananjaya 6/72)

Joseph Vaz 92. (Thilan Pradeep 33, Arosha Madushan 6/26; and 130. (Anjana Rukmal 65, Ishan Sandaruwam25, Hachintha Nimal 6/29).

At Matale. St. Thomas’s, Matale vs. St. Anne’s, Kurunegela match drawn.

St. Anne’s 277. (Dhananjaya Bandara 61, Lakshitha de Silva 49, Sachitha Jayasekera 40, Sajith de Silva 5/37, Wanninayake 2/9);

St. Thomas’s Matale 150. (Mohammed Ismail 55, Sajith de Silva 44, Piyumal Sinhawansa 5/48, Pubudu Ganegama 3/37); and 229/9.

(L. Jayasundera 58, S5/52, Sajith de Silva 40, Chathuka Nimsara 30, Mohammed Ismail 20, Kavidu Ranasinghe 5/52, P. Sinhawansa 2/46).

At Moratuwa. St. Sebastian’s vs. Sri Dharmaloka match drawn.

(Sri Dharmaloka 143; and 267/9.

St. Sebastian’s 111 and 154/9.

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