St. Patrick’s Jaffna dominated the proceedings of their 97th Battle of the Gold’s Big Match against Jaffna College Vadukkodai which concluded at the latter’s ground in Vadukkodai yesterday.
The Patricians after bowling out their opponents for 194 after resuming from their overnight score of seven for one, went on to make a modest 239 with Vijayasingham Kugabala and Emmanuel Justin making knocks of 65 and 59.
The pair was associated in a fourth wicket big match record stand of 116 runs which eclipsed the previous record partnership of 87. Jaffna College batting the second time ended the day making 52 for 7.
St. Patrick’s took the major share in the individual awards when they bagged four of the five awards that were on offer. Jaffna College won only the best batsman’s award through their top scorer K. Prashopanan.
Patricians Eric Prathap bagged two awards taking the best bowler and the man of the match while two other Patricians K.M. Alestin and Justin Gration took the best fielder and best all rounder awards.
Jaffna College Vadukkodai 194 (K. Prashopanan 79, R. Bendilharan 20, S. Mathusan 20, P. Abhiraj 18, P. Srikugan 15: Eric Prathap 5 for 37, E. Justin 2 for 14, A.M. Nobert 2 for 22) and 52 for 7 (S. Mathusan 15: Eric Prathap 3 for 23, A.M. Norbert 2 for 2St.
St.Patrick’s Jaffna (7/1 overnight) 239 (Vijyasingham Kugabala 65, Emmanuel Justin 59, W. Livington 39: R. Bendilharan 2 for 31, P. Priyalakshan 2 for 40, M. Gajendran 2 for 40, K. Prasopanan 2 for 45).