St.Anthony's College, Kandy

Sports News


(Sunday Times story by Aubry Kuruppu)

Embarassed and almost humbled a week ago, the Antonians hit back at the Trinitians with a vengeance to score a stunning 77 run win over the latter in their 30th limited over encounter at Katugastota yesterday, for Richard Aluvihare Trophy.

Opener Hiran Wickremasekara set the stage with a polished 74 and added 89 runs for the second wicket with Manoj Sarathchandra before the latter nobly sacrificed his wicket to save his partner. Riyal started quietly and then exploded taking 21 off Jayasundara's over.

233 was a gettable target, but Trinity approached it badly and was soon under pressure. Except for Wijesuriya, Jaleel,Wickrema, Dickwella and Jayasundara the others cut a sorry figure.

Adil Riyal with 4 wickets, two catches and 50 runs walked away with the Best Bowler, Best Fielder and the Man of the Match award while Hiran Wickremasekara was adjudged the Best Batsman.

The awards were given away by the former Antonian and Sri Lanka test cricketer Piyal Wijetunga who graced the occasion as the chief guest.

SACK                        232 in 48.3 Overs

                                 Hiran Wickremasekara           74
                                 Adil Riyal                                50
                                 Manoj Sarathchandra            40
                                 Pulasthi De Silva                     15

TCK                           155 in  30.2 overs

                                 Adil Riyal                           4 for 35
                                 Kanishka Ranaraja             3 for 32
                                 Milinda Ranasinghe            2 for 22

Later the Antonian cricket team was hosted to Dinner at Hotel Tree of Life,courtesy Kuga
as promised to the team before the match.Photographs taken at the match and the dinner by Shane Baily will be posted soon.

This match was sponsored by Dialog Telekom and our sincere thanks to Udaya Jayasundara who initiated the sponsorship.