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St. Anthony’s records win against Ananda after 74 years

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By M. Shamil Amit

St. Anthony’s College Katugastota pulled off a convincing innings and 79-run win over Ananda College in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Ananda Mawatha, achieving a victory over their opponents after a lapse of 74 years. 

St. Anthony’s last beat Ananda in 1949 under the leadership of L. Pamunuwa.

The foundation for the win was laid by opener Mohamed Aaqil, followed by an impressive bowling performance by left arm spinner Kaveesha Piyumal who ended with a match bag of ten wickets.

Aaqil, who made a top knock of 73 in 94 balls with ten boundaries, helped the Antonians taking first lease of the wicket make a formidable score of 268 runs.

Later, Piyumal, who ended with impressive figures of 5 for 38, wrecked the Ananda innings to send them reeling for a low score of 106 runs. 

Ananda made to follow on, and left with the daunting task of erasing a deficit of 162 runs, fared no better as Piyumal again ran through the home team batting to bag another five scalps and bundle their opponents out for a paltry 83. 

Piyumal ended with an impressive match bag of 10 for 62.

St. John’s College Panadura along with St. Mary’s College Chilaw and Revatha MMV Balapitiya recorded outright wins against St. Peter’s College Negombo, Christ King College Ja-ela and Asoka Vidyalaya Colombo


At Ananda Mawatha – St. Anthony’s won by innings and 79 runs

St. Anthony’s Katugastota 268 (Mohamed Aaqil 73, Lahiru Abeysinghe 47, Kavindu Shehan 46, Janith Ratnasiri 36, Rayan Anthonyzs 27, Charuka Ekanayake 21: Ayesh Shashimal 5 for 40, Kithma Sithmal 3 for 86, Ashinsa Nanayake 2 for 57)
Ananda 106 (Ashinsa Nainayake 19, Isuru Ayesh 35 n.o.: Kaveesha Piyumal 5 for 38, Induwara Galapitage 2 for 18) and 83 (Vilash Karunaratne 45: Kaveesha Piyumal 5 for 24, Charuka Ekanayake 3 for 5)

At Panadura – St. John’s won by innings and 46 runs

St. Peter’s Negombo 145 (Manula Gimhana 54, Naveen Athishta 27, Rayan Himasha 18: Mihira de Silva 4 for 47, Lasindu Chamod 3 for 35, Sandun Medis 2 for 12) and 124 (Manula Gimhana 28, Naveen Athishta 25, Kaveesha Ranmal 20: Mihira de Silva 5 for 36, Lasindu Chamod 2 for 9, Deneth Peiris 2 for 42)

St. John’s Panadura 315 (Yasiru Sandeepa 57, Deneth Peiris 50, Hirusha Peiris 50, Tharul Laksanda 41, Mihira de Silva 35, Pawan Fnoseka 18, Geetma Fernando 17, Sandun Medis 15: Yohan Alwis 5 for 105, Naveen Athishta 4 for 109)

At Chilaw – St. Mary’s won by nine wickets

Christ King College Ja-ela 200 (Supun Chathuranga 32, Sharith Sudeena 26, Krishan Rajkumar 23, Chamoth Dilshan 78 n.o.: W. Niwon 3 for 32, George Mendilance 3 for 54, Sathishka Rukshan 2 for 43) and 160 (Shashan Rashmika 37, Avishka Nirmal 34: Chamindu Nethsara 3 for 16, W. Niwon 2 for 20, Shenul Rodrigo 2 for 38)

St. Mary’s Chilaw 323 (Sathishka Rukshan 64, Kavindu Akash 60, Dasun Hansaka 50, Ashen Alwis 40, Ravindu Ushan 32, George Mendilance 29: Sharith Sudeena 4 for 62, Supun Chathuranga 4 for 105) and 38 for 1

At Balapitiya – Revatha MMV won by seven wickets

Asoka Vidyalaya Colombo 78 (Umesh Pamoda 23: Kushan Manjuka 5 for 10, Ameesha de Silva 2 for 40) and 138 (Yasitha Almeida 30, Vishwa Adithya 29: Shehan Madusanka 5 for 27, Malith Mihiranga 2 for 31)

Revatha MMV Balapitiya 119 (Ameesha de Silva 28, Kamesh Chathuranga 27: Sasindu Malinda 4 for 37, Yasitha de Silva 3 for 16) and 99 for 3 (Poorna Ranayuru 45)


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