BENS take major honours against Mazenodians
|St. Benedict's College had the better of De Mazenod College Kandana, with a first innings win in their 3rd under 19 cricket encounter played for the La Sallian Challenge Trophy, donated by Rev. Bro. Provincial Visitor - De La Salle Brothers and concluded at Kotahena on 17th Feb 2015.|
Batting first, Bens scored 236 with Geethika Jayathilaka top scoring with an elegant 62. Thereafter, paceman Geethal Fernando destroyed the Mazenodians, picked up five wickets (5 for 4) including a hat-trick to reduce them to 17 for 6 at the end of day one and eventually bundling them out for 91 runs.
Following on De Mazenod staged a superb fight back to score 262 for 9, thanks to two brilliant knocks by Akash Senaratne (74) and Malshan Fernando (64).
St. Benedict's : 236 in 81 overs (Mahel Jayalath 43, Thulina Dilshan 22, Geethika Jayathilaka 62, Chathura Samarathilaka 36 n.o., Akash Senaratne 7/67, Rukshan Fernando 2/53)
De Mazenod's : 91 in 29 overs (Krishan Sanjula 51 n.o., Geethal Fernando 5/21, Nimesh Fonseka 2/02) and 262/9 in 81 overs (Akash Senaratne 74, Malshan Fernando 64, Krishan Sanjula 44, Geethal Fernando 3/46, Geethika Jayatilleke 3/69, Ruwinda Niwunhella 2/58)
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