Bens deprived of an outright win against Royal, Panadura
Posted by DARREL LUDOWYKE on November 22 2011 13:26:31
St. Benedictís College were deprived of their third consecutive outright victory in their first XI Inter schools cricket Tournament match at Kotahena today (22nd Nov), when bad light stopped play 20 minutes before the close with Royal College, Panadura reeling at 100 for 8 in their second innings, still needing a further 21 runs to avoid an Innings defeat. However, Bens had to be content with first innings and bonus points which will be a moral boost for the rest of the tournament.

There was a 45 minutes delay to the start of the match yesterday due to the late arrival of the team from Panadura. Batting first, Royal, Panadura were shutout for a mere 97 in 45 overs before heavy drizzle and lightening brought a premature end to the days play at around 2.30 P.M.

Bens Skipper, Jason Perera was among the runs again cracking 103, his second century within a space of six days following his knock of 135 against Ananda College. Yoshan Soyza bowled best for St. Benedictís, claiming a match bag of 9 for 39.

Royal Panadura: 97 in 45 overs (Sachin Peries 2 for 33, Yohan Soyza 3 for 15, Dilan Angelo 2 for 19) and 100 for 8 at close (Yohan Soyza 6 for 24)

St. Benedictís: 218 for 8wkts Dec.( Jason Perera 103, Thilna Silva 26, Madura Madushanka 18, Heshan Yasanthika 17)