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Josephians win by an innings and 35 runs against Antonians

Posted on 17 February 2014 by admin

imagesSt.Joseph's College, Colombo trounced St.Anthony's College by an innings and 35 runs in their Singer Under 19 division 1 cricket encounter played at Darley Road.

These two catholic schools play this traditional match for the 102nd time and this encounter is named after the two great Sri Lankan bowlers ; Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas. Muttiah Muralitharan was a past pupil at St.Anthony's College while Chaminda Vass was a Josephian in his school times.

Anthonians batting 1st were bowled out for a paltry 76 runs in their 1st innings. Mohammed Alfar was the highest runs scorer making 22 runs. Trishan Thanuja took 3 wickets for the hosts while Aravinda Akurugoda and Hashindra Perera took 2 wickets each. St.Joseph's in their batting essay made a match winning 207 runs for 9 wickets declared in 46.3 overs. Kalpa Ravihara scored a stunning 72 runs while Pathum Madusanka and Shammi Seneviratne chipped in with 30's. Right arm off spin bowler Nimesh Gunasinghe took 4 wickets. St.Anthony's in their 2nd innings were bowled out again below hundred as they were restricted to only 96 runs. Malshan Rodrigo and Hashindra Perera took 3 wickets to demolish the Anthonian batting line up.

This was the 2nd consecutive time, Josephians defeated Anthonians in their traditional fixture.

Brief Scores : SACK (1st inn) – 76 all out in 45.3 overs : Mohamed Aflaar 22, Nimesha Gunasinghe 16, Trishan Tanuja 3/7, Aravinda Akurugoda 2/3, Hashindra Perera 2/7. SJC (1st inn) – 207/9 declared in 46.3 overs : Kalpa Ravihara 72, Pethum Madhusanka 32, Shammi Seneviratne 31, Nimesh Gunasinghe 4/78, Kavinda Udapola 2/33. SACK (2nd inn) – 96 all out in 47 overs : Buwaneka Wijetunge 19, Malshan Rodrigo 3/10, Hashindra Perera 3/17, Shammi Seneviratne 2/15, Fabian Fernando 2/20. Match Result : St.Joseph's College won by an innings and 35 runs.

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Royal V. St. Joseph’s encounter ends in a thrilling draw

Posted on 12 January 2014 by admin

SJC LOGOCourtesy: Ranjan Anandappa – Sunday Observer

Royal College stand in captain Harith Samarasinghe led his side admirably with ten freshers to bring his side to the brink of victory when they were set a victory target of 108 runs in 13 overs in their drawn cricket encounter against St. Joseph's at Reid Avenue yesterday The homesters fell short by 17 runs in their run chase. Harith Samarasinghe who took 6 for 57 combined with Randive Pathiran who had a fascinating all-round effort struck two fine innings of 81 in the first innings and an unbeaten 42 in the second innings and a match bag of 8 for 67 was the main feature in the drawn 117th school cricket encounter between the two schools. In reply to Royal's first innings total of 225 the Joes were 44 for 4 were bundled out for 118 and were made to follow on with a deficit of 108 runs. K.Ravihara top scored with 28 with Randev Pathirana and Akshan Gajaba doing most of the damage sharing 9 wickets among them. Joes fared better in their secondinnings while following on with Dylan Fernandopulle (48), Pathum Madusanka (40) Yashan Samarasinghe (47) doing the bulk of the scoring. Brief scores. Royal 225 (Randev Pathirana 81, Naveen Vidanapathirana 40, Thiran Danapala 29, Akshan Gajaba 25, Fabian Fernando 4 for 62, Ashendra Perera 2 for 56, Aravinda Akurugoda 3 for 34) and 91 for 3 at close in 13 overs (Randev Pathirana 42 n.o, Hasitha Samarasinghe 22, Yashan Samarasinghe 2 for 36) St.Joseph's (44 for 4 overnight) 118 (K.Ravihara 28, Akshan Gajaba 3 for 28, Randev Pathirana 6 for 11) and 214 ( Dilan Fernandopulle 48, Pathum Madusanka 40, Yashan Samarasinghe 47, Aravinda Akurugoda 24 n.o, Harith Samarasinghe 6 for 57, Randev Pathirana 2 for 56)

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