Kurunegala Youth defeat Galle by 119 runs

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After conceding first innings points to Galle CC, Kurunegala YCC fought back strongly to defeat them by 119 runs in their inter-club Emerging Trophy Cricket tournament match concluded at the Welagedara Stadium Kurunegala over the weekend.
In reply to Kurunegala Youth first innings total of 124 Galle made 145 and gained the vital first innings lead. Kurunegala fought back strongly in their second innings and scored 314 for 9 thanks to some good batting by Anurudda Rajapakshe (105 in 94 balls with 4 sixes and 10 fours) and Hashan Prabath (104 n.o in 176 balls with 8 fours).

Galle were set a target of 294 to win and were shot out for 174 by the Kurunegala spinners. Duminda Dassanayaka (match bag of 8 for 92) and Thilina Herath (match bag of 8 for 88) shared 16 wickets between them for Kurunegala. Yohan de Silva proved his all round abilities for Galle C.C by capturing a match bag of 9 for 122 and also scored useful 45 and 22 runs.

Scores:Kurunegala YCC: 124 (Chinthaka Jayabandara 30, Thilina Herath 26, Rasanjana Jayarathna 20, Yohan de Silva 5/45, Charith Sudaraka 3/12) and 314-9 dec (Anurudda Rajapaksha 105, Hashan Prabath 104 n.o, Chinthaka Jayabandara 31, Rajitha Rathnayaka 28, Yohan de Silva 4/77, Malith de Silva 3/94)

Galle Cricket Club: 145 (Yohan de Silva 45, Chamindu Nissanka 35, Kavinda Pulukutiarachchi 20, Thilina Herath 5/40, Duminda Dassanayaka 3/42) and 174 (Kavindu Nimud 66, Thilina Rajakaruna 30, Yohan de Silva 22, Duminda Dassanayaka 5/50, Thilina Herath 3/48)

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