Peterite Champions win by 7 wickets

By M.H.Yakeem
Past Cricketers many years back of St. Peter’s College  formed a newly 50 plus team named Peterite Champions and elected Ranmo Martinez to Captain the side again the Legends of Richmond,  which they won this inaugural Masters 25 overs game by  7 wickets, played at the Arons County Club Horana last weekend.
Legends of Richmond batting first,  openers Lasantha de Silva and Asoka Sirimanne taking them to a fine start and with the dismissals of Asoka Sirimanne for 21 runs and Lasantha de Silva for 22 runs,  the other top order batters falling at regular intervals,  C.k.Hewamanna coming in the middle order pushed the score with a valuable 34 runs and also Saman stoking a  well compiled 27 runs got them to a reasonable total. Indika was the pick of the bowlers capturing 3 scalps along with Ranmo Martinez and Niranjan Dabare claiming 1 wicket each.
Peterite Champions chasing this modest total, openers Damian Tissaratchy and Indunil Anthony got the score pushing from the start and Damian Tissaratchy made a decision to retire stroking a splendid knock of 29 runs and T. Chandrasekera joining Indunil Anthony got few more runs on the board and with his dismissal ,Susan Bandara and Indunil Anthony,  the pair together took the score past the target with both playing elegant knocks of 26 not out and 32  not out respectively to give them a win with 3 overs to spare. Asoka Sirimanne and C.k.Hewamanna shared the bowling honors.
Legends of Richmond   123 /9;in 25 overs
Lasantha de Silva 22, Asoka Sirimanne 21, C.k.Hewamanna 34, Saman 27, Indika  3/15
Peterite Champions  124/3 in 22 overs
Damian Tissaratchy 29 retired , T. Chandrasekera  13, Indunil Anthony 32 not out,  Susan Bandara  26 not out,  Asoka Sirimanne 2/25