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Josephians pile on runs as Royal hold off on a draw

Posted on 14 January 2017 by admin

Vice-Captain Shewon Fonseka scored a fighting century as St. Joseph’s College dominated their drawn game against Royal College in their 120th traditional game which concluded today at Darley road.

Resuming on 105 for 1, the Josephians went on to score 395 for 9 in 86 overs in reply to 291 which the visitors made earlier in the game. Wicket-keeper batsman Shewon Fonseka stroked a 109 ball 113 and opener Cameron Duruge made a classy 73 as the hosts completed the first innings win in style. Manula Perera finishing with a 5 wicket haul for the visitors.

Leg-spinner Dineth Jayakody’s efforts with ball in the second innings put Royal College in a spot of bother as they finished on 137 for 9.

Royal College – 291/9d (71.3) Helitha Vithanage 119, Kavindu Madarasinghe 37, Lasindu Nanayakkara 39, Kushan Gunarathne 26, Himesh Ramanayake 26, Lakshan Gamage 2/42 ,Kavindu Jayatissa 3/62 & 137/9 (31) Ronuka Jayawardana 46, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 38, Kavindu Madarasinghe 21, Dineth Jayakody 5/36, Harin Cooray 3/25.

St. Joseph’s College – 397/9d (86) Shewon Fonseka 113, Cameron Duruge 73, Dineth Jayakody 53, Nipun Sumanasinghe 41, Harin Cooray 33*, Jehan Fernandupulle 25, Dineth Madurawala 22, Manula Perera 5/127, Himesh Ramanayke 2/79.

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