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Stallions Cricket Vs Pelwatte Sugar XI (30 overs)
Date: 18 October 2008
Venue: Pelwatte Sugar Cricket Ground
Toss: Stallions Cricket
Pelwatta Sugar XI 154/9 (30 overs)
Stallions Cricket 103 all out (27.3 overs)
The 5 hour drive had little affect on the visitors and after a heavy but interesting night the day before the game the Stallions cricketers (named by the club founders after the traditional Roy-Tho tent “Stallions”) took on Pelwatta Sugar XI for a friendly encounter on Saturday the 18th October.“ill-discipline prior to the match may have attributed to the Stallions loss.”
After winning the toss the Stallions picked up where they left off the night before and had the home team reeling at 80/7 in the 20th over. However an excellent rearguard action by the home team’s No.9 and No.10 (names not available as the writer does not have the scorebook) pushed their total to a competitive 154.
“This picturesque ground was set a light as wickets and beer bottles tumbled all day long”
However when the Stallions replied they had clearly finished the previous nights “jet fuel” and after a handy opening stand on 30 by Amal (12) and Pubudu (20) lost their last 6 wickets for 23 runs, falling short of the target by 51 runs. The disappointed cricketers saw no option but to return to their accomodations to “re-fuel” themselves that night.
“The opening Stallions gave the team a healthy start but soon the batting fizzled our, much like the beers that were getting cold.”