Lanka Cavaliers in a thrilling win

By:  M.H.Yakeem
Lanka Cavaliers edged out Legends of Richmond by 7 runs in a 25 over game, which was played for the Deepal Ahangama Trophy at the NCC grounds on December 12.
Lanka Cavaliers led by Nalliah Devarajan, taking first lease made 124 runs in 23.4 overs with Wasanthalal Fernando coming as an opener took control of the bowling attack to play a superb innings of 22 not out and  Nalliah Devarajan playing a Captain’s knock, scored a magnificent 35 runs with Manoj Perera and Sajeewa de Silva’s contributions scoring double figures made up this total.  Thushan Jayawardena and Asitha de Silva were the pick of the bowlers capturing 3 and 2 wickets.
Legends of Richmond chasing this modest total were bundled out for 118 runs with Asoka Sirimanne and C.K Hewamañna scoring 35 and 28 runs respectively and with the dismissals of these 2 batsmen and the other wickets falling at regular intervals, could not reach the target. Manoj Perera and Mahesh Wijenayake with a splendid bowling performance of 4 scalps each sealed the game for the winners.
Lanka Cavaliers  124 in 23.4 overs
Wasanthalal Fernando 22 not out , Nalliah Devarajan 32, Sajeewa de Silva 14, Manoj Perera 10, Thushan Jayawardena 3/6, Asitha de Silva 2/7, Prasanna Ramanayake 2/16, C.K.Hewamanna 2/22
Legends of Richmond  118 all out in 25 overs
Asoka Sirimanne 35, C.K.Hewamanna 28, Thushan Jayawardena 10, Asitha de Silva 11, Manoj Perera 4/20, Mahesh Wijenayake 4/24
Skipper of the Lanka Cavaliers team Nalliah Devarajan, receiving the Trophy from Mr. and Mrs Ahangama with C.P.P. Raj ,the President of Lanka Cavaliers.