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New partnership record by Cambrians

Avindu Fernando and Sandun Fernando
Avindu Fernando and Sandun Fernando

Two brilliant unbeaten centuries by third year Coloursman and all-rounder Avindu Fernando (151 runs) and second year Colursuman and all-rounder Sandun Fernando (113) guided Prince of Wales College to beat St. Johns’ College Panadura by innings and 123 runs in their inter school first eleven cricket match worked off at Moratuwa.

Avindu had twelve fours and six sixes and occupied the crease for 155 minutes and faced 117 balls while opener Sandun hit nine fours facing 133 balls and occupied the crease for 244 minutes and both of them were associated in an unbroken stand of 238 runs for the third wicket and the pair erased the previous record of 187 runs held by Don Premarathne (185) and Stanley de Alwis (94) in 1953 for Prince of Wales.

Avindu who is a third year player played in two big matches and in two limited over matches and last year he collected 634 runs while second year players Sandun played in one big match and in one dayer and he too collected 437 runs.

Batting first Cambrians declared at 350 for 2 and Sri Lanka under 19 player Vishwa Chaturanga too contributed 70 runs and in reply Johnians were skittled out for a paltry 87 runs with Kaumal Nanayakkara claiming 4 for 47 and in their second essay visitors scored 140 runs with Sakun Rukshan scoring 78 runs and Savindu Peiris captured 5 for 39 to make a match bag of 9 for 63.

Prince of Wales 350/2 dec in 62 oves Avindu Fernando 151 n/o, Sandun Fernando 113 n/o, Vishwa Chatunga 70, Sumudu Udara 2/84.

St. John’s 87 in 53.4 overs Ashan Dilhara 27, Savindu Peiris 4/24, Kaumal Nanayakkara 4/47 and 140 Sakun Rukshan 78, Savindu Peiris 5/39, Kaumal Nanayakkara 3/58, Kunchana Perea 2/15. 


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