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49th Limited Overs "Battle of the Saints"


49th Limited Overs “Battle of the Saints”

Posted on 01 May 2023 by admin

Josephians thrash Peters to regain Peter A. Pillai trophy

May 1, 2023.

A dominant performance from the Josephians saw them beating arch rivals St. Peter’s College by 5 wickets in the 49th Battle of the Saints limited overs encounter at the SSC grounds yesterday. 

Peterite skipper Nimuthu Gunawaradane won the toss and elected to bat first in a placid surface at SSC. Josephians were always on top with the ball taking wickets in regular intervals. 

The Peterites failed to make use of batting-friendly conditions as they gave wickets away cheaply. 

Wicket keeper/batter Nathen David was the only player to hang around at the crease to score a much deserved half century for the Peterites. Apart from David, Rusanda Gamage starred with the bat scoring a flawless 32 before he gifted his wicket away cheaply. 

Leg spinner Avintha de Alwis was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 27 while Yenula Dewthusa, Shevon Daniel and Lahiru Amarasekara picked up 2 wickets each.  

In response, the Josephians got off to a decent start with the two openers. Sadeesh Jayawardane looked good for another long innings but he perished for 30. However, the strong Josephian batting line up made sure to get over the line with ease. 

Hirun Kapurubandara was the main stay for the boys from Darley Road scoring a half century. 

Vishen Halambage starred with the ball taking 2 wickets. 

Brief Scores

St. Peter’s College, Colombo 156 (41.5) Nathen David 53, Rusanda Gamage 32, Avintha De Alwis 3/27, Yenula Dewthusa 2/18, Shevon Daniel 2/33 Lahiru Amarasekara 2/37

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 158/5 (40.2) Hirun Kapurubandara 50, Hiran Jayasundara 30, Sadeesh Jayawardena 27, Vishen Halabage 2/25

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