The 103rd hill capital’s ‘Battle of the Maroons” between Dharmaraja College and Kingswood College ended in a draw for the 29th successive year at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy

Opener Udara Hettige batted for 137 balls in scoring 44 and this really held the batting together in the morning. Off-spinner Rahula Ekanayake took 4 for 61.
Rajans who batted on the second day were off to a splendid start with the openers Buwaneka Ekanayake (82) and gihan Yapa Bandara (40) putting on 124 before being separated. Buwaneka Ekanayake who was aggressive of the two, hit 14 fours and 2 sixes and faced 78 balls before he was caught at the wicket in trying to force the pace.
Kingswood’s bowling did not look impressive at all and the Rajans just took runs off them and they were dismissed more in trying to entertain the crowd than due to efforts of the bowlers.
The last one hour of the match was played in extremely poor light conditions with the batsmen hardly able to see the ball but still the Rajans batsmen got runs with many getting out in the forties.

The match was finally called off around 5 p.m.

Udara Hettige lbw P. Silva              44
Yasindu Athukorale ct. Kalubowila b Dandeniya       02
Madawa Madurange ct. B. Ekanayake b T. Silva       17
Chathura Kumarasiri lbw R. Ekanayake          15
Chalitha Dharmaprema ct. B. Ekanayake b R. Ekanayake    31
Ashan Seneviratne not out             55
Hasitha Dharmaprema run out              00
Tilina Karunaratne b Yapa Bandara          00
Lahiru Gannoruwa ct B. Ekanayake b R. Ekanayake       12
Rashmindu Sandaruwan ct P. de Silva b. R. Ekanayake    00
Subodha Premaratne not out             04
Extras                       28
TOTAL (for 9 wkts decl. 81 overs)          210

FALL OF WICKETS: 9, 38, 79, 110, 140, 144, 144, 189, 194.

BOWLING: Tharindu Dandeniya 7-0-22-01,
    Nuwan Karunaratne 7-0-23-0,
    Tharaka Silva 3-0-9-1,
    Rahula Ekanayake 32-6-61-4,
    Hemal Munaweera 4-1-6-0,
    Pratap de Silva 17-3-52-1,
    gihan Yapa Bandara 11-2-23-1.

Buwaneka Ekanayake ct. Athukorale b Hettige       82
gihan Yapa Bandara ct. H. Dharmaprema b Gannoruwa    40
Sanjay Kalubowila b Kumarasiri             42
Theekshana Wedagedara lbw Gannoruwa           10
Sandun Weerakoddy lbw C. Dharmaprema          49
Rahula Ekanayake b Kumarasiri              40
Pratap de Silva ct Gannoruwa b Kumarasiri       45
Hemal Munaweera not out                 13
Extras                      12
TOTAL (for 7 wkts off 86.4 overs)         327

FALL OF WICKETS: 124, 140,160, 209, 242, 282, 327

BOWLING: Udara Hettige 14-2-45-1,
    Rashmindu Sandaruwan 2-0-14-0,
    Lahiru Gannoruwa 12-3-34-2,
    Chalitha Dharmaprema 26-4-89-1,
    Chathura Kumarasiri 18.4-3-75-3,
    Madawa Maduranga 7-0-25-0,
    Subodha Premaratne 4-0-26-0,
    Ashan Senaviratne 3-0-17-0.                                                                                                                                          Back

  Last Update : 21st March 2009