Little Nimnaka (8-49) bowls Anthonians to ninth

Sp Sports Corr. In Kandy

Led by seven runs on the first innings, the Anthonians hit back strongly to record their ninth win. This time it was against Zahira and the margin was 116.

Dion Stouter 115(20x4s, 3x6s) and Sunera Jayasinghe (40) were involved in a second wicket stand of 140 as the home team stepped on the accelerator. Theeksha Gunasinghe joined in the fun with a fluent 71 that had eight fours and two sixes.

Target for Zahira was 266. It seemed possible when Chathura Dilrukshan (54) attacked with the vengeance. It was 70-0 when the mighty ‘atom’ Nimnaka Jayathilaka began tweaking his left-arm spin.

Not for the first time, he bagged an eight for.

Some of the shots attempted off him were over-ambitious, even atrocious.


St. Anthony’s 123 and 273 for 7 decl. In 36.5 overs (Dion Stouter 115, Sunera Jayasinghe 40, Theeksha Gunasinghe 71; Yasith Nirmala 2/25)

Zahira 130 and 150 all out in 33 overs (Chathura Dilrukshan 54, Mahadi Namiz 17n.o., Mohamed Shahadullah 16, Mohamed Khaliq 16; Thamashana Abeykoon 2/43, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 8/49)

Trinity-Dharmasoka peters out

Special Sports Correspondent in Kandy

With both Trinity and Dharmasoka frightened to bite the bullet, their match at the Asgiriya stadium fizzled out into a draw.

Dharmasoka declared at their overnight total.

Trinitian Pubudu Bandara, a consistent run-getter was unlucky to miss out on a maiden hundred.

Hasitha Boyagoda made a compact 48, while Anandakumara and Percival swelled the total with their thirties. Akila Mendis took another three wickets to make it six in the match.

Pursuing a target of 254, Dharmasoka finished on 172-6. Vinuka Dilshan made an exciting 71 (4x12), while Chamindu Dilshan and Sathin Sangeeth entered the thirties.

Trinity off spinner Kavishka Senadheera had a match bag of 6-92.


Triniity 181 and 222/5 decl in 45.1 overs (Hasitha Boyagoda 48, Pubudu Bandara 96, Abishek Anandakumar 37, Trevon Percival 21, Akila Mendis 3-65).

Dharmasoka 150-9 decl and 172-6 in 55 overs (Vinuka Dilshan 71, Chaminda Dilshan 38, Sathin Sangeeth 33, Kavishka Senadheera 3-65, Vimukthi Nethumal 1-8).

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