Melbourne Royal-Thomian Cricket Match

The annual Melbourne Royal-Thomian cricket match was held on Sunday 21st of February 2021. There were three matches held, Over 50’s, Over 40s and the Open game. Thomians managed to win the Over 40s and the Open game while the Royalist won the Over 50’s game.

Open Game
STC – 233 for 7 in 40 overs
Ravindu Kodithuwakku – 68
Dilusha Nanayakkara – 57
Chenutha Wickramasinge – 28
Senal De Silva – 20 not out

R Pathirana – 2 for 37
Azam – 2 for 48

Royal – 151 all out in 34 overs
Hasitha – 38
Naveen – 34
Sudeepa – 23

Ravindu Kodithuwakku – 4 for 30
Sajana De Silva – 2 for 26
Senal De Silva – 2 for 30
Janidu Colonne – 2 for 31

Man of the Match – Ravindu Kodithuwakku
Best Bowler – Sajana De Silva
Best Batsman – Dilusha Nanayakkara
Randy De Silva Trophy for the Best Thomian Player in the Open Game – Ravindu Kodithuwakku

Over 40
Royal OBA batted first made 192 for 8 in their 30 overs,

Lahiru Rajapaksha 38 (retired)
Sahan Perera 34.
Ishan Jinadasa 35.

Bowling for STC OBA
Peneeth Goonawardena 2/27 (6 overs)
Asfan Thajudeen 1/38 (6 overs)
Janaka Siriwardena 1/48 (6 overs)

STC OBA batting second made 195 for 6 in 28 overs to win the game.

Suriya Molligoda 39 (retired)
Chanaka Gunawardana 36 (retired)
Janaka Siriwardana 35 (retired)

Bowling for Royal
Sanjeewa Udumalgala 2/32 (6 overs)
Ishan Jinadasa 1/35 (6 overs)
Channa Gunawardana 1/42 (6 overs)

Award Winners
Best Batsman – Chanaka Guanawardana (STC)
Best Bowler – Peneeth Goonawardena (STC)
Man of the Match – Janaka Siriwardana (STC)

Over 50 Game
STC OBA batted first and made 166 for 9 off their 30 overs,

Mahen Siritunga 41
Leon Lewis 25
Shehan Paranawithana 21

Bowling for Royal OBA,

Lalin De Silva 2/20 (6 overs)
Ramesh Nadaraja 1/12 (3 overs)
Anton Mahadeva 1/18 (2 overs)

Royal OBA made 167 for 5 in 27 overs

Anton Mahadeva 31 (Retired)
Ramesh Nadaraja 31(Retired)
Sajith Mendis 21

Bowling for STC OBA

Mahen Siritunga 1/26 (6 Overs)
Shehan Paranavithana 2/42 (8 overs)
Eraj Kapukotuwa 1/23 (3 overs)

Award Winners

Best Batsman – Mahen Siritunga (STC)
Best Bowler – Lalin De Silva (Royal)
Man of the Match – Anton Mahadeva (Royal)

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