Special Sports Correspondent in Kandy
Man of the Match, Lasitha Kankanamge (4 wickets including a hat-trick) and Upul Sumanasekara (top score of 62) helped Old Kingswoodians beat their rivals Old Rajans by 33 runs in the fifth edition of the over 40 tussle played for the Clifford Ratnavibushana and Arthur Alwis Memorial Trophy. The match was played at Lake View.
Sumanasekera showed that age has not dimmed his talent with an entertaining innings. For the Old Rajans, Nalaka Fernando produced a good all-round performance 30 and 3-40). Saman Ratnayake and Arjuna Bandara also shone for the losers.
Old Kingswoodians 164-7 in 20 overs (N. Sawal 22, Upul Sumanasekera 62, Suwanji Madanayake 18, Nalaka Fernando 3-40, Arjuna Bandara 3-23).
Old Rajans 131 in 19 overs (Nalaka Fernando 30, Saman Ratnayake 32, Prasanna Dahanaike 24, Wasantha Gunaratne 22, Lasitha Kankanamge 4-21).
Old Kingswoodians win inaugural over 30 match
The Old Kingswoodians completed an even more comprehensive win over their rivals in the inaugural over 30 match played for the Nazar Razack Memorial Trophy.
Waruna Herath (69) scored more than half his team’s total. Skipper Danushka Gamage and Sumudu Wijesinghe batted well for the winners. Buddika Ekanayake (30 and 3 victims) was the Man of the Match.
Old Rajans 136 in 20 overs (Waruna Herath 69, M. Abeykoon 18, Asanga Marapane 18, Chaminda Weerakoon 17, Amila Wijesuriya 2-19, M. Rameez 2-38).
Old Kingswoodians 137-3 in 13 overs (Buddika Ekanayake 30, Sumudu Wijesinghe 48, Dhanushka Gamage 34 n.o.)