Gallage helps Petes to dramatic outright win
By Bernie Wijesekera
An outstanding all-round performance by S. Gallage ( who had a match bag of 10 for 71) and an aggressive and attractive unbeaten 43 (with five fours and a six) helped St. Peter's to post a dramatic four wickets win with seven balls to spare in their Inter-Schools Lemonade Trophy cricket encounter at Campbell Place yesterday.

St.Peter's in reply to Nalanda's first innings total of 184 were 51 for two overnight. Continuing their innings yesterday, they were baffled by the wiles of leg spinner Gihan Rupasinghe (5 for 39) and off-spinner D. Kuveju (3 for 31) and were bowled out for 124 - conceding a first innings win to the home team. The pitch was somewhat dusty and was taking much turn.

Gallage, bowling to an immaculate line and length had Nalanda tottering at 56 for nine. But a gallant last ditch stand between all rounder Gihan Rupasinghe (27) and Kariyapperuma (4) helped them to get 90.

Set to make 147 runs in 35 overs the Peterites, after an uncertain start, were helped by a fighting 67-run stand for the sixth wicket between Gallage (43 n.o) and N. Wijeratne (25), which helped the visitors to gain a thrilling outright win with seven balls to spare.

The Nalanda fielding had much to be desired after their dismal batting in the second innings. It was Nalanda's second outright defeat. Earlier they lost to St. Sebastian's, Moratuwa.

The Peterites take on Ananda tomorrow at Bambalapitiya. English umpire Morley, who is here for the award ceremony to the 16 'golden oldies', retired senior umpire on Thursday January 30, will umpire.

Nalanda - 184 and 90 all out in 44.3 overs (S. Madawela 14,G. Rupasinghe 27, T. Attanayake 16; S.Gallage 4 for 24, H.Nanayakkara 4 for 27)

St. Peter's - first innings (51 for 2 overnight) contd. 128 in 34 overs (K. Magage 39, P. Perera 19, H. Fernando 14; Gihan Rupasinghe 5 for 39, D.Kuveju 3 for 31) and 147 for 6 in 33.5 overs (S. Gallage 43 n.o, N. Wijeratne 25; Y. Hewawitharane 2 for 32, Gehan Rupasinghe 3 for23)

Rochana 89 n.o. pride of Royal
St. Joseph's playing with improved all round skills nudged out Royal on the first innings in a rain-affected two day Inter School game yesterday. The Joes who made 192 runs on the first innings were in control on day one, when they had the visitors struggling at 89 for 7 at close.

The Reid Avenue school continuing their innings staged a great fight back, thanks to skipper Rochana who was unbeaten on 89 with ten fours and two sixes made in 145 balls. He came to the wicket when Royal were struggling at 37 for 4, but sewed up the innings. Batting with composure, he played the bowling on its merit. Angelo Mathew again stood out with 4 for 56.

The Darley Road school in their second innings batted on to the close - 241 for 7. The batsman in form Hashan Goonetilleke was amongst the runs again with 66 (ten fours), while skipper Deshan Bastiampillai weighed in with an unbeaten 51 with four fours.

St. Joseph's - 192 and 241 for 7 at close (T. Ariyawansa 13, Dhanuka Hettiarachchi 34,Hashan Gunatilleke 66, RaneshPerera 31, Deshan Bastiampillai 51 n.o, R. Perera 23 n.o; H. Morawake 3 for 56)

Royal - (89 for 7 overnight contd.) 172 in 58,2 overs (Rochana Wijeratne 89 n.o, H. Morawake 17, N. Punchihewa 16; Angelo Mathew 4 for 56, Sandun Dias 2 for 36, Ranesh Perera 2 for 29) - B.W.

No decision at Campbell Park
By Shamseer Jaleel
The Inter-School cricket match between Wesley and Kingswood ended in a no decision at Campbell Park. Kingswood College, who continued from the overnight score of 183 for two, lost their way to declare at 266 for 9. In reply Wesley College scored 219 for 8 with their skipper, the ever reliable Farveez Maharoof scoring a quick 56 and Nuwan Sami (58).

Kingswood -183 for 2 overnight (Indika Senaratne 106, M. Wattegedera 63; FarveezMaharoof 3 for 51, S. Colombage 4 for 78).
Wesley - 219 for 8 (Farveez Maharoof 56, Nuan Sami 58, S. Colombage 50; R
Liyanage 4 for 45)

St. Anthony's scrape through
The Anthonians pulled off a narrow first innings win over St. Benedict's at Katugastota yesterday.

The stars of the show were all rounder Tyronne de Silva (52 and 6 for 92) and opener Mohammed Rislam, who made 78 and 22. Rislan has been the chief run-getter and has already scored three boundaries. Rodrigo topped the Bens batting with 54 while Perera had a match haul of 6 for61.

St. Anthony's - 250 for 8 dec. (M. Rislan 78, T. de Silva 52, S. Pinnaduwa 30).
St. Benedict's - 231 (S. Rodrigo 54, L. Jayampathy 46, L. Hettiarachchi 27; T. de Silva 6 for 92) - A.K.

Pradeep Nishantha steers Lumbini
By M. Shamil Amit
Right arm medium pacie Pradeep Nishantha with a match bag of 11 for 65 steered Lumbini MV to an innings victory over Gurukula MV, Kelaniya in their Elephant Lemonade Cup inter-school cricket match concluded at the BRC grounds yesterday. Lumbini MV who are the inter-school league champions for the last two years coasted to their second outright win this season having earlier defeated Isipathana.

Lumbini resuming on their overnight score of 189 for 8 were boosted by a ninth wicket partnership of 105 runs between Daminda Kumara and Pradeep Nishantha to make a formidable score of 280 in reply to Gurukula's 126. Gurukula going in to bat the second time faced a daunting task of erasing a deficit of 154 runs to save the match. But pacie Pradeep Nishantha's accurate bowling had them in a fix and were bundled out for a meagre 109 to lose the match by an innings and 41 runs. Pacie Nishantha ended with figures of 8 for 38 giving him a match bag of 11 for 65.

Gurukula MV - 126 and 109 (C. Dilshan 49, R. Samararatne 31; P. Nishantha 8 for 38, N. Roshan 2 for 14).

Lumbini MV - 280 (D. Lasantha 27, S. Nikethana 25, N. Roshan 18, H. Cooray 37, M. Soysa 25, D. Kularatne 64, P. Nishantha 38; C. Dinesh 7 for 84)

Innings win for Kegalu Vidyalaya
Kegalu Vidyalaya registered an innings and one run win over Dudley Senanayake Central, Tholangamuwa in the Elelphant Lemonade Cup inter-school cricket encounter concluded at the Kegalle Esplanade. The feature of the match was a match bag of 10 for 77 by pacie P. Poornika for Kegalu Vidyalaya. Kegalu Vidyalaya made an imposing 285 for 5 declared and then bowled out Dudley Senanayake Central for 124 and 160.

Dudley Senanayake Central - 124 (P.P. Lanka 56; P. Poornika 4 for 29, P.T.D. Perera 2 for 20) and 160 (I. Isuru 35, R. Jayaweera 25; P. Poornika 6 for 48) Kegalu Vidyalaya - 285 for 5 declared (F.N. Sooriyabandara 80, C. Premaratne 53, P.T.D. Perera 36; M. Kamal 2 for 57) -MSA

St. Sebastians win
St. Sebastians had to be satisfied with a first innings win over St Anne's Kurunegala in the Elephant Lemonade Cup inter-school cricket match conluded at Moratuwa. St Sebastians made 239 to which St Anne's replied with 117 and 133 when stumps were drawn.

St. Sebastians -239
St. Anne's -117 (R. Abeyratne 24; D. Abeydeera 4 for 32, N. Perera 5 for 28) and 133 (U. Perera 55, R. Abeyratne 48) -MSA

Saroj cracks 127
A swashbuckling 127 by Saroj Siriwardena which had 21 hits to the ropes and one over it enabled Harischandra National School to register a first innings win over St Anthony's Wattala in the Elephant Lemonade Cup inter-school cricket match concluded at Wattala. St Anthony's batting first scored 254 with S. Durairaj making 129. Harischandra NS in their turn were 260 for 8 when stumps were drawn.
St. Anthony's Wattala - 254 (S. Durairaj 129, N. Chaturanga 42; U. Premakumara 3 for 43, S.D. Chaminda 2 for 33)

Harischandra NS - 260 for 8 at close (S. Siriwardena 127, U. Premakumara 40, R. Madujith 31; R. Sahan 2 for 36, T. Mahinda 2 for 62) - MSA

First innings for Asoka Vidyalaya
Asoka Vidyalaya registered a first innings win over Moratu MV in the Elephant Lemonade Cup inter-school cricket match concluded at Moratuwa. In reply to Asoka Vidyalaya's score of 110, Moratu MV resuming on their overnight score of 81 for 6 lost their last four wickets for the addition of only seven runs to be bowled out for 88.

Asoka Vidyalaya - 110 and 186 for 5 declared (D. Hettiarachchi 16, K. Weerasinghe 39, M. Senadeera 100 n.o.; S. Priyankara 2 for 43)

Moratu MV - (81/6 overnight) 88 (S. Peiyankara 25; S. Bulathsinhala 4 for 22, V. Chandrasiri 2 for 16) and 126 for 7 (R. Gayashan 57, S. Priyankara 19; S. Bulathsinhala 3 for 25, D. Uswatte 3 for 25) -MSA

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