BENS into Semis beating Dharmasoka in Quarterfinals
|St. Benedictís College recorded a convincing five wicket win over Dharmasoka MV -Amblangoda in the quarterfinals of the schools under 19 limited over tournament match played at Campbell Park today. (2nd April 2013)|
Batting first, Dharmasoka were bowled out for a modest 120 runs in 37.1 overs with Yohan Soyza bowling his best to claim four wickets. Bens in pursue were 52 for no loss at one stage, but lost three quick wickets to be in a wobbly 57 for three. However, a fine 37 balls knock of 48 not out (7 x 4s & 2 x 6s) by Vice-captain Madura Madushanka steered the Bens to victory in the 39th over.
Going back on record, Mr. Vivian Saverimuthupulle( POG / MIC), said that It is significant to note that the last time St. Benedictís College entered a Semifinal, was way back in 1979 (34 years ago) under the captaincy of All-rounder Gehan Perera for the Exide Trophy Schools limited over tournament, which Bens lost to Nalanda College, Colombo.
St. Benedictís College will now meet Wesley College in the semi-finals at the Kettarama International Cricket stadium on 8th or 9th April 2013.(Awaiting confirmation on the date from SLSCA)
Wesley College qualified to the semifinals beating Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa by 4 wickets in the other quarterfinals match played at Kotahena today. St. Peterís College, who beat Gurukula MV by a huge margin of 145 runs, will now meet the winners of the 4th quarter final between St. Sebastianís College, Maratuwa and Lumbini MV, Colombo, in the other semifinals.
Dharmasoka MV: 120 All out in 37.1 overs (Yohan Soyza 4 for 20, Geethika Jayatilleke 3 for 36, Harshana Kularatne 2 for 34)
St. Benedictís College: 121 for 5 in 38.2 overs (Mahela Jayalath 22, Thilina Silva 26, Sameera Sandamal 14, Madura Madushanka 48 n.o.)
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