The 74th traditional cricket match between 𝗦𝘁. 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿’𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦. 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗮𝘀’ 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗲 began yesterday (16th Apr) at the Thomian Grounds at Mount Lavinia.
The 𝗧𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗮𝗻 skipper called correct where the toss was concerned, had no hesitation in batting first and scored 𝟮𝟮𝟳/𝟳 𝗶𝗻 𝟳𝟵.𝟱 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀, at which point the declaration came.
The 𝘄𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀 for the Peterites were: 𝗡𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗻 𝗨𝗺𝗲𝘀𝗵 2/35; 𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘂𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗻 𝗕𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻 2/41; 𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘂𝗷𝗮 𝗞𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗿𝗮 2/80; 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗛𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮 1/29.
𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀 began disastrously losing their first 2 wickets with nothing on the board but 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗷𝘂𝗲 on 30 n.o. and 𝗟𝗮𝗵𝗶𝗿𝘂 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗸𝗮 on 21 n.o. brought the scored to 𝟱𝟭/𝟮 (in 12 overs) at stumps.
Continuing today (17th April), the 𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝘁𝗲𝘀 scored an impressive 𝟮𝟲𝟴/𝟱 (𝗱𝗲𝗰.) in 80.2 overs, with a 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝘆 from the skipper, 𝗡𝗶𝗽𝘂𝗻𝗮𝗸𝗮 𝗙𝗼𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗸𝗮.
The Thomians did not fare well in their 2nd innings and were 59/6 at the close.
𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁: 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗱𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗻.