Under 19 Cricket
The left and rightarm pace combination of Hemaka Ariyaratne and Chamod Pathirana guided S. Thomas’ to open the Under 19 inter-school season with an innings and one run win over Dharmaraja in their match concluded at Mt Lavinia yesterday.
Hemaka and Chamod shared five wickets each as Dharmaraja batting the second with a deficit of 52 runs collapsed to a score of 51.
In the first inning Dharmaraja was wrecked by left arm leggie Chamal Fonseka who did the damage taking 6 for 27 being bowled out for 119.
The second days play yesterday saw the Thomians resuming from their overnight score of 74 for 3 going on to make 171 for 9 and deciding to declare thanks to a knock of 64 inclusive of five boundaries from Fahim Saleem.
Dharmaraja 119 (Buvenaka Ekanayake 42: Chamal Fonseka 6 for 27, Dhanushka Wickremaratne 2 for 14) and 51 (Theekshana Welagedera 18: Hemaka Ariyaratne 5 for 20, Chamod Pathirana 5 for 27)
S. Thomas’ (74/3 overnight) 171 for 9 declared (Fahim Saleem 64, Chamod Pathirana 34, Sachinda Liyanaarchchi 18, Adrian Kerner 17: Tharaka Silva 2 for 13, Prabhath Silva 2 for 60)