ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 41

Josephians regain trophy

* Rev.Fr. Peter A. Pillai Challenge Trophy

Roshane Silva of St. Joseph’s in action - Pic by Ranjith Perera

St Joseph's pulled off a thrilling three wicket win over traditional rivals St Peter's in their 33rd limited over encounter played at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday to regain the Rev.Fr. Peter A. Pillai challenge trophy after a lapse of two years. The Peterites batting first were in deep trouble with the score on 91 for 6 before useful knocks from Lakshan Rodrigo, Angelo Perera and Chatura Peiris helped them make a respectable 201.

The Josephians in their run chase fared no better as they too were struggling on 89 for 5 in the 23rd over before a productive stand of 76 for the sixth wicket between Roshane Silva who remained unbeaten on 101 with ten boundaries and thrre sixes and Thisara Perera helped them recover to record a win in the 45th over.

St Peter's 201 in 47.3 overs (Lakshan Rodrigo 47, Angelo Perera 45, Chatura Peiris 45.; Angelo Mathews 3 for 20, Thisara Perera 2 for 28, Shameera Weerasinghe 2 for 33, Rajeeva Weerasinghe 2 for 39)

St Joseph's 203 for 7 in 45 overs (Thisara Perera 37, Dimuth Karunaratne 20, Roshane Silva 101 n.o.; Shanaka Fernando 2 for 33, Chatura Peiris 2 for 41) - MSA

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