67 shines for Ananda
By Bernie Wijesekera
Ananda College helped by a gritty 113-run third wkt stand between
left-hander skipper, T. Kumarasinghe (with 10 fours and a six) and
M. Udawatte 60 (with 8 fours) helped them to earn a hard fought
first innings win over Dharmasoka Ambalangoda continued at Ananda
play was marred by bad light followed by rain. The Sokians made
148. Ananda replied with 201. Opener Nalaka Thenuwara top scored
for the Sokians with 61 runs (with 10 fours and a six). He impressed
against Royal in their earlier game at Reid Av. Nalaka turned in
a fine all round performance in this game, too. Ananda after being
113 for 3, but Thenuwara with his off-spinners (5 for 36) ran through
the middle order batting. The Sokians in their second essay were
104 for 4, N.M. Silva 36 n.o., (with 6 fours) batted best.
148 (N. Thenuwara 61, M. Silva 34, C. Jayaweera 4 for 47, R. Wimaladharma
3 for 35, A. Ranasinghe 3 for 42) and 104 for 4..
129 for 2- 201all out
(T. Kumarasinghe 67, M. Udawatte 60, G. Nimantha 2 for 29, N. Thenuwara
5 for 36.