Shehan steers Petes to victory
By M. Shamil Amit
A match bag of 11 for 117 by Shehan Wijetunge helped St Peter's to nine wicket win over Nalanda in their Elephant Lemonade Cup inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Bambalapitiya yesterday.

The Petes were in a strong position on 286 for 9 at the end of the first day's play on Friday. Resuming on the second day the Petes went on to make a formidable score of 297 with overnight batsman Shanaka Wickramasekera remaining unbeaten on 103.

The Nalandians going into bat were made to struggle for their runs due to some fine bowling by Shehan Wijetunge and managed to score only 123. Shehan returned figures of 5 for 38. Forced to follow on with a deficit of 174 runs the Nalandians fared better and were able to avoid an innings defeat scoring 194. And the Petes on being a set a small target of 21 runs to win, reached the score losing one wicket.

St Peter's - (286 for 9 o'night) 297 (Shanaka Wickramasekera 103 n.o.; L. Weralagala 3 for 64, M. Warnapura 2 for 70) and 23 for 1

Nalanda - 123 (B. Hettiarachchi 43 n.o.; Shehan Wijetunge 5 for 38) and 194 (A. Priyanjana 64, M. Warnapura 43, B. Hettiarachchi 23 n.o; Shehan Wijetunge 6 for 79, Sohan Boralessa 2 for 36)

Innings win for DSS
D.S. Senanayake College thrashed hapless Joseph Vaz by an innings and five runs in their Elephant Lemonade Cup inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Wijerama Mawatha yesterday. Joseph Vaz taking first lease of the wicket were bowled for 106 and DSS helped by a half century by Pubudu Perera replied with 155 for 9 declared. The Vazians put up a pathetic display in their second essay and were unable to erase the 49 run deficit and were bundled for 44.

Joseph Vaz - 106 (M. Pinto 18, D. Wijeweera 18, C. Nissanka 21 n.o.; Dasun Perera 4 for 27, Sameepa Sanasuma 2 for 16) and 44 (Dinesh de Silva 4 for 18, Madawa Perera 4 for 20, Dasun Perera 2 for 2)-MSA

Seven wicket win for Sri J'pura
Sri Jayawardenapura MMV Kotte cruised through to a seven wicket win over Sri Sumangala Panadura in their Elephant Lemonade Cup inter-school cricket match concluded at the Campbell Park yesterday.

Sri Jayawardenapura MMV - 237 and 22 for 3 (Rumesh Jayasekera 16 n.o.; S. Umayanga 2 for 20)

Sri Sumangala - (82 for 6 o'night) 123 (N. Perera 20; Rumesh Jayasekera 4 for 25, Dhanushka Perera 3 for 28) & 135 (J. Pushpakumara 41, S. Umayanga 19, C. Molligoda 23 n.o.; Rumesh Jayasekera 5 for 55, Dhanushka Perera 2 for 26)


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