By M. Shamil Amit
An impressive bowling return of 8 for 18 by left arm spinner Sineth Dissanayake who ended with a match bag of 11 wickets paved the way for St. Thomas’ College Matara to record a massive 170-run outright win over St. Mary’s College Kegalle in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at the Uyanwatte Stadium in Matara yesterday.
The second day’s play saw St. Thomas resuming their second innings on overnight score of 67 for 3 and helped by an unbeaten half ton by Hirusha Jeewadith.The thomians made a score of 134 for 4 declared.
St. Mary’s Kegalle set a target of 233 runs for victory succumbed to Sineth’s spin and were bowled out for another low score of 61 runs.
St. Thomas’, Matara: 143 (Harindu Jayasekera 30, Woshitha Amarasinghe 27, Nipun Samarasinghe 25, Sineth Ishan 4/36, Praveen Liyanage 2/21) and (67/3 overnight) 134 for 4 declared (Woshitha Amarasinghe 26, Hirusha Jeewadith 50 n.o., Sineth Ishan 3/51)
St. Mary’s, Kegale: 46 (Sachira Rashmika 4/7, Sineth Dissanayake 3/12, Hirusha Jeewajith 2/11) and 61 (Sineth Dissanayake 8/19, Sachira Rashmika 2/0)