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Thurstan in historic win over Antonians

Sunday, 14 October 2007-Sunday Observer

By Chris Dhambarage

CRICKET: Thurstan College scored a historic ten wicket victory over St. Anthony’s College Katugastota in their annual inter school cricket tournament match concluded at Bauddhaloka Mawatha yesterday.

This was Thurstan’s first win in 26 years having last defeated the Antonians way back in 1980. The visitors were bowled out for 141 runs in their second attempt with last year captain Buddhi Samarawickrema capturing four wickets.

Earlier Thurstan took a good first innings lead thanks to three half centuries from Geeth Kumara, Umesh Karunaratne and Chaminda Perera.

St. Anthony’s: 135 and 141 (G. Dissanayake 52, K Ekanayake 19, B. Samarawickrema 4 for 10, R. Wijeratne 3 for 28, C. Gamage 2 for 28).

Thurstan: 269 for 6 decl (G. Kumara 61, U. Karunaratne 61, C. Perera 61, K. Ekanayake 4 for 84) and 10 for no loss

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