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Old Xaverians clinch Nuwara Eliya Mayor’s Cup title

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The winning Captain Sanjeewa Weerasinghe (third from left) seen receiving the Mayor’s Cup from the Mayor Of Nuwara Eliya Chandana Lal Karunaratne (second from right). From extreme left: Mr. Vadivel Balendra, Mr. Benjamin Jeganathan – Secretary SXCOBA) (Second from left) and Mr. Mahinda Dodampegamage, Former Mayor Of Nuwara Eliya on (extreme right) joined to handover the cup at the event. Picture by – Herbert Perera

Old Xaverians won the Mayor’s Cup when they defeated Old Gaminians in their annual Battle of the Oldies cricket encounter played at the Racecourse Grounds in Nuwara Eliya recently.

Mohamed Irshad of Old Xaverians was named Man-of-the-Match while K. Muralitharan emerged as the Best Bowler.

In addition, Sanjeewa Weerasinghe also from Old Xaverians was awarded the Best Fielder while Asanka Dissanayake of Old Gaminians was awarded the Best Batsman.

Chief scores

Old Gaminians: 234/7 in 35 overs (Asanka Dissanayake 80, Keith Chandrasena 36, S. Pubudu 33 n.o, M. Kasun 20, K. Muralitharan 2/22)

Old Xaverians: 236 in 34.4 overs. (Irshad Mohamed 72, Gerald Anthony 48, K. Muralitharan 35, V. Sujeewan 21, Chinthaka Nishantha 3/42, Suminda Gunaratne 3/38, M. Senila 3/49).

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