The 44th Annual Big Match encounter with Isipathana ended in a tame draw at SSC grounds. The match was played on Feb 23rd & 24th
Thurstan came out favourites for this match after having a very successful season.
They were put into bat by Isipathana and declared shortly after tea on the first day for 272 for 8 wickets . Isipathana, the under dogs for this game batted at snail pace till past tea on the 2nd day to be all out for 219 on this placid SSC wicket which offered no help to the bowlers. In the remaining time Thurstan rattled up 79 for 3 wickets before bad light put a halt to the game.
Charith Wickramaratna was declared the Man of the match for his all round performance, Kanishka Amarasinghe was awarded the best Batsman for face saving batting & Umesh Karunaratna, the best bowler for marathon spell of 34 overs & 4 wickets
There was much fun with the colourful THURSTAN JUNIOR OBU UNITY BLOCK providing music & entertainment for the whole family
Thurstan 1st Innings 272 for 8 dec [ 74 overs ]
– Charith Wickramaratna 67 [8-4?s in 207 min, 111balls], Geeth Kumara 43, Buddhi Samarawickrama 25, Achala Ramanayaka 23, Tiral Jeramiah 24, Charith Perera 41, Lilan Fernando 3 for 64, Sasith Jayasinghe 3 for 38
Isipathana 1st Innings 219 [ 114.1 overs ]
– Manisha Ayomal 56 [212 balls] Lilan Fernando 35, Kanishka Amarasinghe 84 [143 balls, 13-4?s, 1-6], Charith Wickramaratna 2 fo 30 Umesh Karunaratna 4 for 53
Thurstan 2nd Innings 79 for 3 wickets
– Charith Wickramaratna 31, Hasitha Perera 25