Last pair puts  on 126 for Polonnaruwa Royal
by Reemus Fernando

A huge tenth wicket partnership of 126 runs was recorded in the Elephant Lemonade Trophy Inter-School Under-20 match between Royal College, Polonnaruwa and D.B. Wijetunga MV, Kandy which ended in a draw at Polonnaruwa, on Tuesday.

Royal Collegeís last pair of C. Chanuka and S. Himeshan batted throughout 47 overs to compose a mammoth first innings score of 303 runs after being 177 for 9 at one stage, in reply to D.B. Wijetunga Collegeís 173.

While Chanuka faced 174 deliveries to score 77 runs number xi bat S. Himeshan faced 137 deliveries to score an unbeaten 48 runs.

Royal duo in their marathon innings was helped by several fielding failures which included few difficult catching opportunities and two run out chances.

Batting first D.B. Wijetunga made 173 backed by useful half tons by S.C. Jayaweera (55) and Anil Karunaratne. While Jayaweera smashed six fours and three sixes in his brisk 55 runs, Anil Karunaratne scored seven fours in his unbeaten 54 runs.

D.B. Wijetunga MV 173 (S.C. Jayaweera 55, Anil Karunaratne 54 n.o; I. Perera 3/31, P. Gunathilaka 3/38)

Royal Polonnaruwa 303 (D.G.C.R. Ratnasiri 53, G. Buddhika 38, C. Chanuka 77, S. Himeshan 48 n.o; J. Nawaratne 2/47, C.K. Wijenayaka 2/48)

Inter School Under-13 Cricket

Aponso excels in drawn match

A. Aponso of St. Sebastianís College excelled picking up four wickets for 5 runs in their Inter-School Under-13 Division I match against Mahanama College which ended in a draw at Mahanama College grounds, recently.

In reply to St. Sebastianís 178, Mahanama were 60 for 8 when rain ended play.

St. Sebastianís 178 in 59 overs (V. Nissanka 45, A. Fernando 27, C. Kumarasinghe 22; N.S.J. Tissera 2/49, C.H. Jayasinghe 3/48, H. Sirisena 4/36)

Mahanama 60 for 8 at close in 26 overs (N. Thisera 15, A. Aponso 4/05, A. Perera 2/07)


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