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Venuka century helps Nugegoda Joes enter third round

St. Joseph’s College, Nugegoda under 15 division three cricket pool-2019. Seated (from left) Viraj Chaturanga (Prefect of Games), Pramidu Madushanaka (Master in Charge), Rev. Brother Dulaj Fernando (Master in Charge), Rev. Brother Sunanda Alwis (Rector), Roshan Chaturnaga (Master in Charge), Lasantha Hemal (Coach). Middle Row Standing (from left) Bin Abodulla, Mario Wijerathne, Rithil Samarakoon, Rumika Dananjaya, Dimithri Nilanaweera, Malaka Dananjaya, Menuka Vithanage, Varusha Rashminda. Last Row Standing (from left) Ashan Sandeepa, Yohan Kaushalya, Venuka Bandara (Captain), Binath Dissanayaka, Niyomal Arandan, Yasindu Methwan Gimhana Madubashana (Picture by Dilwin Mendis Moratuwa Sports Special Correspondent). 

A hurricane 107 runs by the captain of St. Joseph’s College Nugegoda Venuka Bandara in the final game of the second round against Nalanda Vidyalaya guided his alma-mater to enter the third round on points of the ongoing under 15 division three cricket tournament conduced by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association for the Singer Trophy and played at Dombagoda.

Venuka had eleven hits to the ropes and six over and occupied the crease for 119 minutes and faced 99 balls and was associated in an opening stand of 108 runs with Rithil Samrakoon who contributed 18 runs. But his century was of no avail as Nalandians beat the Nugegoda Joes on first innings by five runs with three wickets intact.

Taking the first lease Joes declared at 195 for 6 and at stumps Nalandians were 200 for 7 with Ravindu Hettiarachchi making the top score of 79 runs.

St. Joseph’s 195 for 6 de in 47.2 overs (Venuka Bandara 107, Yohan Kaushalya 32, Esith Rajakaruna 3/36).

Nalanda Vidyalaya 200/7 in 43 overs Ravindu Hettiarachchi 79, Vidu Dinusara 34, Virath Dissanayake 2/61, Ashan Sandeepa 2/45.

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