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The joint-defending league champions in the U19 Schools Cricket arena, St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya registered their first victory in the current 2016/17 season when they annihilated St. Anthony’s College, Wattala by an innings and 131 runs in their group ‘A’ encounter at Bambalapitiya.

 

After posting a mammoth first-innings score of 339, the Peterites clinically wiped off the Anthonians with a fine bowling performance. Fast-bowler Santhush Gunathilake was the star for the hosts’ with the ball taking a 7-wicket match bag while off-spinner Chathura Obeysekara and left-arm spinner Miflal Ameen contributed immensely to the cause.

 

St. Peter’s College – 339/6 declared in 53 overs: Lakshina Rodrigo 82, Manelkar De Silva 71, Ranmith Jayasena 69*, Anishka Perera 58, Arinda Chathuranga 2/63.

St. Anthony’s College – 114 all out in 78.1 overs: Rukshan Rodrigo 54*, Santhush Gunathilake 4/02, Chathura Obeysekara 4/23.

St. Anthony’s College (2nd Inn F/O) – 94 all out in 46.3 overs: Avishka Tharindu 37, Santhush Gunathilake 3/10, Miflal Ameen 4/42, Manelkar De Silva 2/12.