Lions roar, Royal gear for Battle of Blues and Murali’s heroics

Antonian schoolboy Muttiah Muralidaran receiving the 1991 top award from the then Minister of Housing and Construction B. Sirisena Cooray. The then Chief Editor of Sunday Observer HLD Mahindapala is also in the picture

Trinity’s first innings lead over Nalanda helped them to retain the Mahela-Sanga Challenge trophy while Royal warmed up for the upcoming Battle of the Blues with a good display against Thurstan in two of the key Under-19 Inter-School matches played last week. In the first match played at Nalanda grounds, Campbell Place, Trinity gained first innings points for their total of 275. The Lions’ innings was boosted with two solid knocks from Ranuda Somaratne (91) and Rahal Amarasinghe (75). They then restricted the home team to 143 all out in their first essay. Forced to follow on, Nalanda were struggling at 153 for 7 wickets in their second innings at close.

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Sunday Observer: 01.05.2022