Under 19 Cricket Kalana gives S. Thomas’ record win

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The Thomian Cricket Team


By M. Shamil Amit

CITY-DM-20-3S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia achieved what could be deemed as a world record feat by bundling out their opponents St. Mary’s College, Kegalle for a meager six runs which saw them coast to a massive innings and 233 runs in their Under 19 inter-school cricket tournament encounter which concluded at Mount Lavinia yesterday.  

The hero of the seaside boys win was their left arm pacie and Sri Lanka youth player Kalana Perera who ended with an impressive match bag figures of 16 wickets for 18 runs, a feat that would be not easy to achieve.  

The second day’s play saw St Mary’s resuming their second innings from their overnight score of four runs for five wickets lasting only 6.5 overs as Perera ripped through their batting when he bagged four of the five remaining wickets to end with the magical figures of eight wickets for one run off 5.5 overs with four being maidens.   

Only one batsman was able to make any run which was two, while the other four runs of the Marians total came off extras. The first day’s play saw the Thomians making a formidable score of 311 for the loss of eight wickets, declared which came on the back of a ton by Umayanga Suwaris and a half ton by Shalin de Mel while St Mary’s made 72.  

The Thomians coached by Dinesh Kumarasinghe who is celebrating 30 years of coaching have tasted tremendous success in recent times in the school cricket circuit.  

They were adjudged the Best Schools Cricket Team of the 2017/2018 schools cricket season which they achieved after three decades. They also emerged the All Island Schools T20 champions after a lapse of four years and the bagged the Under-17 Division ‘B’ title and were the runners-up in the Under-17 Division ‘A’ category.  

They have been rewarded for their performances and the side will be taking wing to Australia to compete in a tournament to be held in Adelaide, in early December this year.