01st XI Tournament Match – Exciting draw in Kandy as STC pushed for win against SACK

S.Thomas’ College Vs St Sebastian’s College Traditional Match Played at Mount-Lavinia on the 27th & 28th January 2023.

On day one Senadhi Bulankulame 45, got his highest score of the season but after a mini collapse Mahith Perera 52, & Nathan Caldera 56, took STC to a formidable 268 all-out.

STC had Sebs in a spot of bother at 145/8 still 23 short of a follow-on when rearguard action by Sasindu Prarthana 71, saved the day after Vimath Dinsara scored 51 in the top order. Vimath also had 4 wickets in the match. Nathan Caldera impressed again with the ball with 3/54, while Abheeth Paranavitane 3/37, got some crucial breakthroughs.

STC had a few anxious moments being 4/2 early in the 02nd Innings, but Romesh Mendis 68*, Dineth Goonewardena 44 which included 3×6 & Charuka Peiris 38, ensured STC closed out the game.

S.Thomas’ College won the toss and chose to bat first.


01st Innings

S.Thomas’ College 268 in 99.1 Overs

Senadhi Bulankulame 45, Mahith Perera 52, Nathan Caldera 56, Sadev Soysa 25, Charuka Peiris 22 ,Kavindu Dias 21,

Yashin Fernando 2/47, Vimath Dinsara 4/36, Manuja Chanthuka 3/74

St Sebastian’s College overnight 15/1 and 211 in 66.4 Overs

Sasindu Prarthana 71, Vimath Dinsara 51, Ryan Dissanayake 28

Nathan Caldera 3/54, Abheeth Paranavitane 3/37, Dineth Goonewardena 2/5, Charuka Peiris 2/34, Akash Fernando 1/40, Kavindu Dias 1/33


02nd Innings

S. Thomas’ College 163/5 in 36 Overs at close

Romesh Mendis 68*, Dineth Goonewardena 44, Charuka Peiris 38

Yashin Fernando 2/2

Match Drawn