Legends of Richmond in 5 wicket win.
Legends of Richmond had the opportunity of beating Thomian Masters by 5 wickets in their Masters 25 overs Cricket encounter, played at the St. Thomas College ground Mount Lavinia recently.
Thomian Masters batting first, , were 4 wickets down for 68 runs at one stage and a fifth wicket partnership of 56 runs between Vajira Wijegoonewardena and Ramesh Wannakuwatte stroking 37 runs and 47 runs respectively and useful Contributions from Sri-Lanka Masters indoor Cricketer Tiran Thenabadu and Anura Bulankulame
got them to reach a reasonable target. P. Ramanayake and U. Yatawara shared the bowling honors by claiming 2 scalps each.
Legends of Richmond replying to Thomian Masters, openers Dilshan Amarasinghe scoring 25 runs in 19 balls and Asitha de Silva scoring 18 runs in 15 balls gave them a fine start with a 47 runs partnership and Skipper Nishanths Mendis and Asoka Sirimanne contributing 12 runs and 20 runs respectively and S. Jayasekera playing a magnificent innings stroking a fluent 35 runs in 27 balls took pass the winning target in 19.1 balls and this was Legends of Richmond”s 15 match after Lasantha De Silva forming the team Last year. Anura Bulankulame was the pick of the bowlers capturing 2 wickets .
The main attention of the spectators at this match was, Thomian Masters was short of a player and invited Mahesha De Silva, a former national tennis champion and an ex Bishopian to play for this match , incidentally she was the first female player to play a Cricket match nearly centenary old St. Thomas College ground.
Thomian Masters 143 / 7 in 25 overs
Ramesh Wannakuwatte 47, Vajira Wijegoonewardena 37, Tiran Thenabadu 13, Anura Bulankulame 10, P. Ramanayake 2 / 26, U. Yatawara 2 / 10
Legends of Richmond 144 / 5 in 19.1 overs
Dilshan Amarasinghe 25 , Asitha De Silva 18, Nishamtha Mendis 12, Asoka Sirimanne 20, S.Jayasekara 35 not out , Anura Bulankulame 2 / 31
Legends of Richmond Cricket team