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Vain effort by Vinojan

A splendid knock of 05 runs by T Vinojan of St Johns’ College Jaffna was of no avail as their inter-school first eleven cricket match against St. Anthony’s College Wattala ended in a draw at Jaffna. However Wattala Anthonians were able to have a lead of 59 runs in the first essay.

Vinojan hit sixteen boundries and occupied the crease for 185 minutes and faced 172 balls. Also he was associated in a third wicket partnership of 131 runs with Nsaumyan who scored 64 runs.

Batting first Jaffna Johnians scored 183 runs and T Dinoshan was unlucky to miss a well deserved century by nine runs and in reply visitors scored 242 runs with Dinuk Vishal and Sandun Madushanka scoring 87 and 51 runs respectively.

The significant event in Anthonian chief run getter for this season and discarded Sri Lankan Under 19 World Cup poolist Avishka Tharindu completing the magical 1000 runs of the season. Before the commencement of the game he was short of nine runs to cross the thousand run milestone.

In their second essay homesters scored 284 runs and set to make 226 runs for an outright victory Anthonians were 43 for 1.

Chief scores

St. Johns Jaffna – 183 in 48 overs – (T Dinoshan 91, A Sukethan 23, K Kavison 27, Dinuk Vishal 3/21, Kaveesha Thulanjana 3/38, Romesh Suranga 2/26 and 284, A Sukethon 23, K Sameshan 21, N Saumyan 64, T Vinojan 105, T Jinoshan 22, K Karison 33, Romesh Suranga 3/60, Pathum Vihage 2/61, Kaveesha Dulanja 2/94.

St. Anthony’s – 242 in 62.4 overs – (Dinuk Vishal 87, Sandun Madushanka 51, Abdul Rahaman 20, T. Abiranjan 2/56, A Sarran 4/66, K Karison 2/37 and 43/1).


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