CMCA beats Old Thomians

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The Colombo Masters Cricket Association (CMCA) beat the Old Thomians (OTs) by seven wickets at the inaugural veterans cricket encounter played at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia.

CMCA won the toss and put the OT’s in to bat. Thomian openers Vajira Wijegoonewardena (40) and Ramesh Wannakuwatte (16) put on a 50-run partnership. However, thereafter wickets fell at regular intervals and they were 95 for 6. At this stage Janesh Rathnadasa (30) and Amitha Abeynaike (32) came together and put on a 60-run partnership. Ajith Ekanayake for CMCA produced a superb bowling performance of five wickets for 20 runs. The OT’s ended their innings at 169 for 9 wickets in 30 overs.

CMCA openers Damian Tissarachchi (21) and Nalliah Deverajan (16) put on a 49-run partnership. After both openers were back in the pavilion, CMCA skipper Dharsha Abeywardena (59) and Lasantha Perera (52) put on a 111-run partnership and took the game away from the Old Thomians. The only successful bowler for the Thomians was Anura Bulankulame, who captured figures of 2 for 42.

Scores: Old Thomians - 169 for 9 wickets in 30 overs

Batting: Vajira Wijegunawardena 40, Amitha Abeynaike 32, Janesh Rathnadasa 30 

Ramesh Wannakuwatta 16, Mahinda Halangoda 15, Deepal Ahangama 11 n.o.

Bowling: Ajitha Ekanayake 5 for 20, Lasantha Perera 2 for 42

Colombo Masters Cricket Association – 171 for 3 in 26.3 overs

Batting: Dharsha Abeywardena 59, Lasantha Perera 52 n.o., Damian Tissarachchi 21,

Nalliah Devarajan 16 

Bowling: Anura Bulankulame 2 for 42