Munchee inter-school under 19 limited overs final:
Angelo pilots Peterites to victory
Skipper Angelo Perera starred with bat and ball as St. Peter’s
College trounced their traditional rivals St. Joseph’s College by 96
runs in the Munchee inter-school under 19 knock out limited overs
cricket tournament final worked off at the SSC grounds in Maitland Place
Angelo Perera - a fine all round performance Picture by Mahinda
The Sri Lanka youth vice captain hit a top score of 45 to spearhead
his team to a competitive 228 for 9 after been put into bat and then
followed up with a controlled spell of bowling that had the Joes
dismissed for 132 runs in 40 overs.
This was also the second time that the Peterites had defeated their
opponents this season in a one-day match having also won their ‘Battle
of the Saints’ annual encounter by a convincing margin at the Khettarama
Angelo Perera came into the middle at a vital stage of the innings
and struck two boundaries while facing 75 deliveries. He was also able
to build up a couple of significant partnerships along with Isuru Peiris
(24) and Chatura Peiris (25).
However the real acceleration was done by the hard hitting Akshu
Fernando who made a quick fire 37 from 29 deliveries inclusive of two
sixes and one boundary. St. Joseph’s College of course picked up wickets
at regular intervals through Trishen Rajasuriya and Chaturanga Kumara.
But they were not able to stop the flow of runs and also conceded too
many extras in the form of wides amounting to 21. St. Joseph’s College
in reply showed that they did not have a proper game plan to chase this
challenging target against one of the best bowling attacks this year.
They simply succumbed under pressure and also gifted a couple of
wickets to their opponents in the form of run outs.
Nevertheless this was another tremendous effort from the Peterites
who had worked hard to improve their game throughout the season. Skipper
Angelo Perera again led from the front while capturing a couple of key
wickets that put the opposition on the defensive.
St. Joseph’s College would have been bowled out for less than one
hundred runs if not for a couple of useful contributions from the
tail-enders Dinal Dhambarage (19) and last man Trishen Rajasuriya who
was surprisingly the top scorer with 23 that included two boundaries.
Andy Berenger c J. Jayasinghe b Rajasuriya 30
Angelo Emmanuel c Kumara b Rajasuriya 8
Shiwanga Ranasuriya c Weerasinghe b Dhambarage 5
Isuru Peiris c Tatil b Jayatilleke 24
Angelo Perera b Tatil 45
Chatura Peiris c Rajasuriya b Kumara 25
Akshu Fernando c Dhambarage b Weerasinghe 37
Vinod Perera not out 16
Niluchana Perera c Jayasuriya b Kumara 8
Shalendra Fernando run out 1
Hashan Wickremasuriya not out 1
EXTRAS: (b1, lb5, w21) 28
TOTAL for 9 wickets in 50 overs 228
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-23, 2-32, 3-70, 4-95, 5-142, 6-170, 7-207, 8-223, 9-227.
BOWLING: T. Rajasuriya 10-0-37-2,
D. Dhambarage 8-2-20-1,
C. Kumara 8-0-45-2,
A. Jayatilleke 9-0-43-1,
S. Weerasinghe 10-0-54-1,
R. Tatil 5-0-22-1
Hareen Slva c Berenger b V. Perera 3
Vidusha Jayasinghe c Ranasuriya b A. Perera 12
Jaan Jayasinghe run out 13
Rosco Tatil c Ranasuriya b A. Perera 3
Shameera Weerasinghe run out 12
Shalendra Perera run out 14
Chaturanga Kumara run out 14
Nishika de Silva b A. Perera 2
Dinal Dhambarage c Peiris b V. Perera 19
Asiri Jayatilleke c A. Fernando b Wickremasuriya 0
Trishen Rajasuriya not out 23
EXTRAS: (lb2, b4, w9, nb2) 17
TOTAL all out in 40.5 overs 132
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-3, 2-35, 3-36, 4-46, 5-51, 6-83, 7-86, 8-88, 9-115.
BOWLING: C. Peiris 4-1-10-0,
V. Perera 6-0-24-2,
A. Fernando 8-2-18-0,
A. Perera 10-2-18-3,
H. Wickremasuriya 9.5-0-48-1,
S. Fernando 3-0-9-0.