Masters Cricket



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.

Scores  : 

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