Time was tight for Kingswood
By Shamseer Jaleel
The Inter-School cricket match between Wesley and Kingswood ended in an exciting draw at Cambpell Park yesterday. Set a victory target of 174 off 14 overs the lads from Kandy ended up on 85 losing only a solitary wicket. Both Senaratne brothers - Prasad (41 not out) and Indika (36) gave a glimmer of hope for an outright victory for the Kandy school but in the end ran out of overs.

Kingswood, continuing from their overnight score of 120 for 4, went on to make 245 - two short of the Wesely first innings score of 247. The highlight of the Kingswood innings were the two elegant half tons by Niroshan Perera (57) and Demintha Dahanayake (50).

Wesley - 247 for 8 dec and 171 for 7 dec (S Rupasinghe 55, I Jayaratne 51, R Kern 21 not out; C D Samarakoon 4 for 27)

Kingswood - 245 (Niroshan Perera 57, Demintha Dahanayake 50, Asiri Amarasinghe 31, Krishantha de Silva 31; T Nazeer 4 for 47, R Kirn 2 for 50, S Rupasinghe 2 for 17) and 85 for 1(Prasad Senaratne 41 not out, Indika Senaratne 36)


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