Thilina Perera shines with chanceless 160 : Wesley takes major honours in drawn Centenary match

The  two captains  Hiran Cooray (L)(St.Joseph’s) and  Shamod Athulathmudali (Wesley) sharing  the Bryan Classen  trophy  handed  over by old  Wesleyite and  former Sri  Lanka  paceman  L.R.Gunatileka in  the  drawn  centenary  encounter at  Campbell Park  yesterday.      Pic : Thilak Perera

Wesley College powered by a chanceless 160 by right-hand batsman Thilina Perera took major honors in the Centenary encounter with St Joseph’s College which ended in a draw at Campbell Park yesterday.

Both teams shared the ˜Bryan Claessen-Arthur Hakel Memorial Trophy which was awarded for the first time with this encounter. The Josephians electing to bat first declared their first essay at

268/9. Wesley continuing from their overnight score of 57/2 were in trouble at 98/5 when Thilina Perera and Movin Subasinghe (38) put on a 110-run partnership for the sixth wicket which was followed by a seventh wicket stand of 115 between Perera and Thimira Jayasekera (38)

that took the game away from the Joes. Perera’s 160 came off 225 balls with 28 boundaries and two sixes. Lakshan Gamage bagged five wickets for the Joes while skipper Harin

Cooray was rewarded with three scalps. Ruchika Dangalla captured three wickets and Sakuntha Perera grabbed two wickets to have the Josephian reeling in their second innings at five wickets down for just six runs and a minimum of ten overs to go when Nipun Sumanasinghe and Pahan Perera prevented Wesley from forcing a victory.

SCOREBOARD

ST JOSEPH’s 1ST INNINGS 268/9 dec

WESLEY 1ST INNINGS (57/2 continued)

Ruchika Dangalla c Shevon b Lakshan 5

Jason de Silva c Shevon b Lakshan 6

Anuda Akmeemana b Lakshan 37

Hasith Geesara lbw b Harin 25

Thilina Perera st Shevon b Jehan 160

Shamod Athulathmudali c Dario b Lakshan 0

Movin Subasinghe b Dineth J 38

Thimira Jayasekera lbw b Harin 38

Mohamed Ubaidulla c Cameron b Lakshan 1

Sakuntha Liyanage c Dario b Harin 0

Kavinda Dissanayake not out 0

Extras (3b, 6lb, 5nb) 14

Total (all out, 102.2 overs) 324

Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-19, 3-67, 4-93, 5-98, 6-208, 7-323, 8-323,9-323, 10-324

Bowling: Gamage 22.2-3-92-5, Jayathissa 12-3-38-0, Cooray 37-12-61-3,D Jayakodi 22-5-81-1, Sumanasinghe 2-0-17-0, Fernandopulle 6-1-16-1,Madurawala 1-0-10-0.

 

ST JOSEPH’S 2ND INNINGS

Cameron Duruge b Ruchika 6

Dario Dassanayake b Ruchika 0

Dineth Jayakody lbw b Sakuntha 0

Shevon Fonseka lbw b Sakuntha 0

Nipun Sumanasinghe not out 25

Jehan Fernadopulle c Ruchika b Movin 16

Pahan Perera not out 16

Extras (1b) 01

Total (6 wkts, 14 overs) 48

Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-6, 3-6, 4-6, 5-6, 6-29

Bowling: Dangalla 5-1-15-3, Liyanage 4-0-15-2, Ubaidulla 1-0-5-0,Subasinghe 3-1-11-1, Athulathmudali 1-0-1-0. 

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