Thomians dumped by the Cambrians
By M. Shamil Amit
Prince of Wales scored the second outright win for the season when they crushed S. Thomas' by ten wickets in their inter-school cricket match concluded at Mt Lavinia yesterday.

The Thomians are having a disastrous season this year and this is their second successive defeat within a week having earlier lost to Isipathana by an innings. The Cambrians on the other hand are enjoying a fine season and stand a chance of finishing on top of the schools points table.

The Thomians are playing sans their regular skipper Kaushal Silva and deputy Videsh Balasubramaniam. They are both included in the Sri Lanka Under 19 team and are undergoing training for the forthcoming Under 19 World Cup.

At the end of the first days play on Friday the match was more in favour of the Cambrians who sent the Thomians into bat and bundled them out for a paltry 91 and then made 233 for 9.

Resuming on day two the Cambrians did not take the field and declared their innings at their overnight score. The Thomians were left with the daunting task of batting the whole day or face defeat. Added to their woes they had no players who had performed well in the earlier matches.

With the exception of Sanjeewa Mendis who fought a lone battle in hitting a fighting 68 comprising eight boundaries and three sixes and Charith de Silva who remained unbeaten on 40, the other batsmen crumbled to the effective bowling of the Cambrians and folded up for 165 which gave the Cambrians a simple victory target of 24 runs which they reached without losing a wicket.

S. Thomas' 91 and 165 (Sanjeewa Mendis 68, Charith de Silva 40 n.o.; Srimal Peiris 3 for 30, Pishan Hewage 3 for 37, Dilshan Sampath 2 for 3)
Prince of Wales 233 for 9 declared (Srimal Peiris 52, C. Fernando 59, Amila Sandaruwan 37, Pishan Hewage 35; Rayendra Karunaratne 3 for 43) and 28 for no loss.


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