Fighting Antonians clinch victory
Some fighting cricket by the Antonians helped them to a 40 run win over Trinity in their limited over match for the Sir Richard Aluvihare Trophy at Katugastota.
Contrasting forties by Dissanaike and Munas helped the home team to a respectable 206. Trinity skipper Pathirana captured his usual five wicket haul.
The Trinitians were pushed back in their run chase by an incisive opening spell by man of the match Jamion. Bulunawewa threatened for a while and Gangoda batted long and hard. However, the Trinitians lacked fire-power at the end. Off spinner Ekanayake picked up five wickets and the best bowler's award.
St. Anthony’s 206 in 50 overs (G. Dissanaike 41, M. Perera 20, S. Munas 41, S. Sumindan 15, S. Jamion 12, A. Reyal 22 n.o.; S. Pathirana 5-52, W. Munasinghe 2-27).
Trinity 166 in 46.3 overs (D. Gangoda 42, R. Perera 13, A. Bulunawewa 27, H.Ilangaratne 17, L. Jayatilleka 12; S. Jamion 2-32, K. Ekanayake 5-24, A. Reyal 2-33).