Chathura steers Peterites to sixth victory

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Left arm paceman Chathura Peiris with a match bag of 9 for 99 helped St Peter’s to record an easy ten wicket win over St. Aloysius Galle in their Under 19 inter-school cricket match concluded at Bambalapitiya yesterday.

In the process he steered his side to their sixth outright win for the season. Chathura who ended with a six wicket haul in the first innings followed it up with figures of 3 for 72. St Aloysius resuming on their overnight score of 45 for 3 fared better making a modest 197 but it left the home team a simple target of 31 runs for victory.

St Peter’s 260 (Shivanga Ranasuriya 65, Angelo Perera 60, Vinod Perera 45, Nilochana Perera 41 n.o.: Malith Cooray 5 for 70, Anushka Madushan 2 for 55) and 32 for no loss (Angelo Emmanuel 18 n.o., Andri Berenger 14 n.o.)

St Aloysius 93 (Malith Cooray 23: Chathura Peiris 6 for 27, Nilochana Perera 3 for 14) and (45/3 overnight) 197 (Dhanushka Madushan 33, Chathuranga de Silva 31, Thilina Udayakumar 28, Samith Shiroman 36 n.o.: Chathura Peiris 3 for 72, Angelo Perera 2 for 3, Asif Mackie 2 for 46, Vinod Perera 2 for 57)

Nalanda dominate first day

Nalanda dominated the proceedings of their Under 19 inter-school match against Richmond which got underway at the FTZ ground in Katunayake yesterday..

Nalanda 280 for 7 declared (Chandimandu Rodrigo 79, Chethan de Silva 61, Dinesh Gunawardena 22, Adeesha Nanayakkara 60 n.o.: Dananjaya de Silva 3 for 66, Yasoda Lanka 2 for 20)

Richmond 60 for 5 (Yasoda Lanka 25: Nipun Karunanayake 3 for 19, Navin Subasinghe 2 for 16)

By M. Shamil Amit for Daily Mirror

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