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Hewamanne’s good double steers Old Richmondites

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C.K Hewamanne

Former Richmond Skipper C.K Hewamanne made a good double scoring a blistering knock of 108 in 65 balls with 12 fours and 6 sixes and taking 2 for 23 in his four-over spell as Old Richmondites recorded an easy 66 runs win over Northern Masters in their Legends 20 over cricket encounter played at Hindu College grounds Jaffna on Sunday.

Old Richmondites led by Asitha de Silva chose to bat first scoring challenging total of 174 for 2 wickets in 20 overs with opener Hewamanne the left hand dashing stroke maker leading the way with adding second wicket 71 runs stand with Nishantha Mendis who scored 11.He further added 68 runs third wicket stand with Chinthaka Wickramasinghe who scored an unbeaten 14.Both Nishantha and Chintaka played a good supporting role to Hewammne who was finally retired on 18th over after making a quick fire century.

Northern Masters led by Arichandiran Yogadas chasing a target of 175 were managed to get 108 for 6 wickets in 20 overs with opener Niranjan Bhuvanaratnam top scoring 38 with 5 fours while Hewamanne once again performed with the ball talking 2 for 23. Dilshan Amarasinghe (2 for 15) while paceman S.T R Jayasekra and Upul Yatawara both took one wicket each giving good supporting roles to seal their victory.

Chief scores

Old Richmondites 174 die 2 wickets in 20 overs (C.K Hewamanne 108*, Chintaka Wickrmasinghe 14*, Lasantha de Silva 12, Nishantha Mendis 11)

Northern Masters 108 for 6 in 20 overs( Niranjan Bhuvanaratnam 38, Knathan 27*, Skirubanandan 10, C.K Hewamanne 2/23, Dilshan Amarasinghe 2/15

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 – 01:00

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