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TWO CENTURIES IN AN INNING
CENTURIES BY CAPTAIN & VICE CAPTAIN

1996 A. Polonowita (Captain) scored 165 and Y. Dharmarathne (Vice Captain) scored 124

CENTURIES BY BOTH OPENERS
2006 S. Senaratne 104  and M. Maligaspe 140

CENTURIES (22)
1925 N. S. Joseph 113 (3×6, 14×4, 1×5, = 79)
1926  N.S.Joseph 133 (16×4=64)
1930 D. B. Gunasekara (Jnr) 148 (22×4 = 80)
1931 F.C.deSaram 140 (15×4=60)
1942 S. G. Salgado 112
1956 T. Jothilingam 121 (1×6 and 14×4 = 62)
1957 M. Wille 121 (16×4 = 64)
1963 V. Malalasekera 112* (1×6, 20×4, = 86)
1971 C. J. Fernando 160* (15×4 = 60)
1974 J. Pattiaratchi 100* (10×4 = 40)
1980 S. Warnakulasuriya 197 (1×6 and 22×4 = 94)
1983 R. Jayawardana 145* (20×4 = 80)
1991 N. P. Fernando 128 (17×4 = 68)
1992  G. Perera 144 (20×4 = 80)
1996 A. Polonowita 165 (24×4 = 96)
1996 Y. Dharmaratne 124 (1×6 and 9×4 =42)
2000 D. Perera 116 (14×4 = 56)
2001 M. Thotiwilage 108 (17×4) = 68)
2003 G. Ratnayake 111* (1×6 and 11×4=50)
2004 D. Edussuriya 136 (19×4 =76)
2006 S. Senaratne 104 (1×6 and 14×4 = 62)
2006 M. Maligaspe 140 (1×5 and 12×4 = 53)

CENTURY ON DEBUT
1974 J. Pattiaratchi 100*
1980 S. Warnakulasuriya 197

FASTEST HUNDRED
1925 N. S. Joseph 100 in 60 minutes

FAST SCORING OVER 100 RUNS
1925 N. S. Joseph 100 in 60 mts and 113 in 65 mts.
1963 V. P. Malalasekera 100 in 115 mts and 112* in 130 mts
1931 F. C. de Saram 100 in 120 mts and 140 in 165 mts
1971 C. J. Fernando 100 in 120 mts and 160 in 215 mts
1956 T. Jothilingam 100 in 130 mts and 121 in 150 mts
1983  R. S. Jayawardana 100 in 143 mts and 145* in 193 mts

FAST PARTNERSHIPS
1950 –  9th Wicket – 80 runs – in 50 mts – S. P. F. Senaratne (69* ) L. Hewavitarne (44)

FASTEST OPENING PARTNERSHIPS
2006 – 218 runs in 197 mts (289 Balls) – S. Senaratne (104) & M. Maligaspe (140)
The first 50 runs came in 33 Balls. Fastest for the entire series.

FASTEST FIFTIES
1963 V. P. Malalasekera 50 in 23 mts (scored 112*)
1925 N.S. Joseph 50 in 31 mts (scored 113)
1933 F.W.E. Porritt 50 in 49 mts (scored 50)
1971 C.J. Fernando 50 in 49 mts (scored 160*)
1935 P.C.D. McCarthy in 49 mts (scored 54)

SLOWEST HUNDREDS
1980 S. Warnakulasuirya 100  in 280 mts [4 hrs 40 mts] (scored 197)
1992 G. Perera 100 in 300 mts [5 hrs 00 mts] (scored 144)
1996 Y. Dharmaratne 100 in 300 mts [5 hrs 00 mts] (scored 124)

A CENTURY AND A FIFTY
2001 M. Thotiwilage 95 & 108
2003 G. Ratnayake 75 & 111*

TWIN FIFTIES
1970 N. D. P. Hettiaratchy 62 & 65*

MOST RUNS IN A DAY BY A BATSMAN

Year Batsman Runs Time
1996 A. Polonowita 165 280 mts 4 hrs 40 mts
1971 C. J. Fernando 160* 215 mts 3 hrs 35 mts
1983 R. Jayawardana 145* 193 mts 3 hrs 13 mts
1992 G. Perera 144 368 mts 6 hrs 08 mts

Note : G. Perera was 0 not out after 18 mts batting at close on 2nd day.

FIFTY ON DEBUT

Year Batsman Runs

1909

C. H. Gunasekara (Snr)

55*

1917

E. A. de Kretser

87

1928

H. S. Roberts (b)

63 (RH)

1931

F. W. E. Porritt

55

1935

P. C. D. McCarthy

54

1950

S. P. F. Senaratne 

69*

1958

L Senanayake

56

1962

V. Gownshankaran (b)         

61*

1965

S. N. L. Wadugodapitiya (b)

51*

1971

G. Pathmanathan

97

1973

T. Chelliah (b)

81

1978

H. Musafer (b)

75*

1980

A. Devasurendra

88

1981

T. Marikkar

52

1989

T. Subasinghe

55

1990

K. Markar

71

1992

H. Samarasekera (b)

50*

1993

A. Polonowita

77

1995

K. Nanayakkara

64

1998

R. Peiris

66
2000

K. Edirisuriya (b)

60
2002 V. Arunprakash (b) 53
2003 T. Edirimuni (b) 81
2005 S. Senaratne (b) 92
2006 F. Ahamed 55*

SCORES OVER 50 RUNS

1889 C. F. Weinman 64
1892 A. Raffel 56
1895 E. Jayatilleke 72
1900 F. A. Tirimane 55*
1902 F. Ondatjie 56
1909 C. H. Gunasekara (Snr) 55*
1914 R. Banajee 57
1915 R. G. de Silva 69
1917 E. A. de Kretser 87
1920 E. C. Rose 78
1920 A. E. L. Thomasz 52
1924 L. D. S. Gunasekera 59
1925 D. W. L. Leiversz 55
1927 W. Ludovici 61
1928 H. S. Roberts 63RH
1929 F. C. de Saram 72
1929 H. E. Poulier 63
1930 R. Jeganathan 92
1931 F. W. E. Porritt 55
1933 F. W. E Porritt 50
1933 W. L. Mendis 50
1934 F. W. E. Porritt 75
1935 P. C. D. Me Carthy 54
1936 P. C. D. Me Carthy 98
1937 D. Vollenhoven 82
1938 D. Vollenhoven 74
1938 P. C. D. Me Carthy 81
1938 A. I. Macan Markar 86
1938 V. R. Perera 52*
1939 C. I. Gunasekara 59
1939 E. F. E. de Kretser 72
1941 W. D. Maclean 65
1941 M. N. Jilla 54*
1947 G. J. L. Cooray 64*
1948 T. L. Pereira. 86
1948 C. H. Gunasekara (Jnr) 56
1948 S. D. N. Hapugalle 58
1949 G. Goonasena. 58
1950 S. P. F. Senaratne 69*
1954 T. Nirmalingam 69
1957 E. L. Pereira 57
1958 L. Senanayake 56
1958 M. Dias 62
1959 E. L. Pereira 65
1959 S. C. Samarasinghe 56*
1960 L. Senanayake 69*
1962 S. S. Kumar 68*
1962 V. Gowrishankaran 61*
1965 S. N. L.Wadugodapitiya 51*
1966 S. Skandakumar 62
1967 J. Kudahetty 60
1968 A. R. Gunasekara 60
1970 N. D. P. Hettiaratchy 62
1970  N. D. P. Hettiaratchy 65*
1971  G. Pathmanathan 97
1972  S. A. de Silva 91
1972  A. R. Jayaweera 53
1973  T. Chelliah 81
1973  P. N. S. Kariyawasam 69
1974  P. N. S. Kariyawasam 58
1975  T. M. S. Saldm 70
1976  R. S. Madugalle 71
1977  E. S. Wickramaratne 68
1978  R. S. Madugalle 52
1978  H. Musafer 75*
1979  H. Musafer 53
1979  R. S. Madugalle 58
1979  S. Pasqual 66
1980  A. Devasurendra 88
1981  T. Marikkar 52
1981  S. Warnakulasuriya 58
1982  S. Warnakulasuriya 50
1984  B. R. Jurangpathy 64
1986  B. R. Jurangpathy 56
1987  P. Jayawardena 51
1989  T. Subasinghe 55
1989  N. P. Fernando 88
1989  M. Premaratne 59*
1990  K. Markar 71
1992  H. Samarasekera 50*
1993  D. Dharmaratne 50
1993  A. Polonowita 77
1994  D. Dharmaratne 79
1994  H. Samarasekera 60
1995  K. Nanayakkara 64
1997  L. Liyanage 94
1997  S. Perera 51*
1998  R. Peiris 66
1998  S. Perera 74
1999  R. Peiris 90
1999  T. Amarasuriya 72
2000  A. Perera 61
2000  K. Edirisuriya 60
2001  D. Perera 50
2001  M. Thotiwilage 95
2001  A. Perera 50*
2002  V. Arunprakash 53
2003  D. N. Dias 50
2003  G. Ratnayake 75
2003  T. Edirimuni 81
2004  N. Dias 58
2005  S. Senaratne 92
2006  F. Ahamed 55*
2006  D. Wijeratne 70

BEST BATTING DOUBLES

Year Batsman 1st Inning 2nd Innings Total
1980 S.Warnakulasuriya 197 & 41 238
1971 C.J.Fernando 160* & 43 203
2001 M. Thotiwilage 95 & 108 203
1996 A. Polonowita 165 & 23 188
2003 G. Ratnayake 75 & 111* 186

OTHERS – 100 RUNS & MORE IN A MATCH

19341937

1942

1956

1960

1963

1970

1971

1973

1974

1978

1989

1996

1997

1998

2006

2006

F.W.E.PorrittD. Vollenhoven

S. G. Salgado

T. Jothilingam

L. Senanayake

V. P. Malalasekera

N. D. P.Hettiaratchy

G. Pathmanathan

P. N. S.Kariyawasam

J. P. Pattiaratchi

H. Musafer

N. P. Fernando

Y. Dharmaratne

L. Liyanage

R. Peiris

S. Senaratne

M. Maligaspe

75 & 4237 & 82

112 & 15

121 & 25*

47 & 69*

112* & 25

62 & 65*

97 & 35

39 & 69

100* & 21

47 & 75*

88 & 24

124 & 16

28 & 94

66 & 44

104 & 22

140 & 15

BEST PARTNERSHIPS

1st wkt

2nd wkt

3rd wkt

4th wkt

5th wkt

6th wkt

7th wkt

8th wkt

9th wkt

10th wkt

218 runs

185 runs

254 runs

222 runs

165 runs*

133 runs

187 runs

61 runs

80 runs

54 rims

S. Senaratne (104)

C.J. Fernando(160*)

A. Polonowita (165)

A. Devasurendra (88)

V. P. Malalasekera (112*)

D. Edussuriya(136)

D. B. Gunasekara (148)

H. Samarasekera (38)

S. P. F. Senaratne (69*)

P. Amaradasa (32*)

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&

&

&

&

&

&

M. Maligaspe (140)G.Pathmanathan(97)

Y. Dharmaratne (124)

S. Warnakulasuriya (197)

C. M. Fernando (47*)

H. Morawaka(49*)

R. Jeganathan(92)

H. Jayasuriya(32)

L. Hewavitame (44)

C. E. BeUeth(17)

2006

1971

1996 (a)

1980

1963

2004

1930

1993

1950 (b)

1922

(a)    highest partnership for any wicket for the series.

(b)    the 9th wicket partnership – both Senaratne / Hewavitarne were making their debut appearance. Senaratne – Opening – retired with score at 37 for 3 wkts and returned at 67 for 7 wkts

MOST RUNS IN A DAY BY A TEAM

1996 – 387 for 6 (96 overs) (a)

1938 – 351 for 8 (97 overs)

(a)   The 387 runs by Royal scored in 389 minutes and 96 overs at 4.02 runs per an over compared to S. Thomas’ total of 388 for 9 wkts in (450 mts and 112 overs at 3.5 runs per over). The Royal first innings continued for 1 hour 20 mts. (6.25 p.m.). beyond the normal time for St. Thomas’ to complete the days quota of 96 overs. Normal closing time is 5.05 p.m.

HIGHEST TEAM AGGREGATES

1996 – 587 for 15 Wkts2006 – 576 for 10 Wkts

2000 – 524 for 13 Wkts

2003 – 519 for 17 Wkts

2004 – 498 for 15 Wkts

1992 – 496 for 20 Wkts

1998 – 446 for 12 Wkts

1980 – 442 for 11 Wkts

– 387 for 6 wkts (d) & 200 for 9 wkts– 432/7 (d) & 144/3

– 282/9(d) & 242/4 (d)

– 219 & 300/7(d)

– 294/6(d) & 204/9(d)

– 145 & 351

– 277/6(d) & 169/6

– 357/8(d) & 85/3

HIGHEST MATCH AGGREGATES

2006 1149 for 28 Wkts RC – 432 / 7d & 144 / 3 STC –  278 / 8d & 295
1998 985 for 25 Wkts RC – 277 / 6d & 169 / 6 STC – 307 / 6d & 232 / 7d
1996 975 for 24 Wkts    RC – 387 / 6d & 200 / 9 STC  388 / 9d
2000 950 for 27 Wkts    RC – 282 / 9d & 242 / 4d STC – 256 / 8d & 170 / 6
2001 931 for 31 Wkts RC – 237 & 193 / 5 STC –  312 / 9d & 189 / 7d

HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL AGGREGATES

Years Runs Matches Batsmen Average
1980/82  (a) 386 3 S. Warnakulasuriya 64.33
1987/91 344 5 N. P. Fernando 43.00
1975/79 328 5 R. S. Madugalle 46.85
1923/26 317 4 N. S. Joseph 52.83

(a) Warnakulasuriya’s performances have since being over taken by U. Fernando (S. T. C.) playing in 4 matches – 394 runs at an average of 56.28

MOST DECISIVE WINS

1938 Royal won by an innings and 87 runs (a)

1930 Royal won by an innings and 67 runs

1926 Royal won by an innings and 66 runs

1909 Royal won by an innings and 60 runs

Note : Royal won 4 Others matches by an innings

LOWEST TEAM AGGREGATES

1884 – 80 runs for 20 wkts (20/60)

1891 – 82 runs for 20 wkts (46/36)

1911 – 80 runs for 20 wkts (43/37)

100 RUNS & 50 RUNS PARTNERSHIP BY SAME PAIR OF BATSMEN (1st innings & 2nd innings)

1971

2nd Wkt – 185 runs

C. J. Fernando (160*) & G. Pathmanathan (97)

1st Wkt – 76 runs

C. J. Fernando (43) & G. Pathmanathan (35)

2001

4th Wkt – 63 runs

M. Thotiwilage (95) & A. Perera (17)

4th Wkt -143 runs

M. Thotiwilage (108) & A. Perera (50*)

CENTURIES IN EACH SESSIONS BEFORE LUNCH

1930 – 113 D. B. Gunasekara Jnr (from overnight score of 35 to 148)

1971 – 102 C. J. Fernando (from overnight score of 58 to 160*)

Note : In 1930, the match commenced at 12.00 noon. In 1971 the match commenced at 10.50 a.m.

BETWEEN LUNCH AND TEA

1931 – 125 F. C. de Saram – (140)

1942 – 112 S. G. Salgado – (112)

In 1983 R. Jayawardana scored -92 runs between Lunch & Tea.

BETWEEN TEA AND CLOSE (BEST)

1996 – 98 A. Polonowita  98

Note : Figures within brackets denotes final score. Lunch times differ. From 1931 to 1959 match commenced 12.00 noon. In between two matches have commenced at 12.30 p. m. from 1960 to 1970 the match commenced at 11.00 am.

LONGEST INNINGS

1980 – S. Warnakulasuriya – 197 runs in 500 mts (8hrs 20 mts) (a)

1992 – G. Perera – 144 runs in 368 mts (6hrs 08 mts)

1996 – Y. Dharmarame – 124 runs in 340 mts (5hrs 40 mts)

1997 – L. Liyanage – 94 runs in 430 mts (7hrs 10 mts)

(a) Longest innings in Inter College Cricket in Sri Lanka (3day match)

CARRYING OUT BAT

1890 – C.de Kretser – 36*

1909 – C. H. Gunasekara (Snr) 55* (on debut)

1950 – S. P. F. Senaratne 69* (a) (on debut)

(a) Senaratne retired (due to an injury) for a short time

LAST MAN AS TOP SCORER 

1922 – P. Amaradasa going in at No 11 was the top scorer for Royal with 32

OUT HITTING THE BALL TWICE

1889 – T. Kelaart – First instance in Ceylon

MOST RUNS IN AN OVER

1983 – R. Jayawardana – 17 runs (44441) off K. Wijegunawardene (STC)

1932 – F. R. de Saram – 15 runs (342411) off M. O.  Gooneratne (STC)

LONGEST PERIOD WITHOUT SCORING FIRST RUN 

1980 – H. Musafer  – 62 minutes

1996 – T. Amarasuriya – 35 minutes

1931 – F. W. E. Porritt – 30 minutes

1941 – O. W. Wambeek – 25 minutes

LEAST NO. OF RUNS IN A SESSION 

1998 – R. Peiris – 5 Runs before lunch (90 minutes)

LOWEST BATTING

1961 – S. D. Jayaratne – 1 run in 41 mts.

1961 – E. B. Pereira – 12 runs in 70 mts [1 hr. 10 mts]

1964 – A. M. Samarajeewa – 6 runs in 63 mts [1 hr. 3mts]

1980 – H. Musafer – 7 runs in 105 mts [I hr. 45 mts]

1996 – A. Samarakkody – 5 runs in 69 mts [1 hr.  9 mts]

Pair of ducks

1881 O.VanHoff, 1907

W.G.L. Wambeek

W.deKretser 1910

S. F. de Saram

C.C.VanRooyen 1911

S. F. de Saram

1882 H.Dickman 1933

R. Coomaraswamy*

1883 A.Claessen, 1935

W.B.V. Theideman,

W. Schokman

U.C. Senanayake

1891

F.VanRooyen 1943

I. R. Maclean

1896 D.W.Subasinghe 1946

R. Cooke

J. Sittampalam 1952

L. Hewavitarne,

1898 L.Raffel

F. Mansoor

S.E. Scheffer 1962

D.W.L. Lieversz

1900 R. Vandersmagt 1984

V. Perera

1901 E.Joseph 1997

S. Udumalagala*

1904 F.S.Fonseka 2005

A. Bandara

R. Coomaraswamy (1932-33) and S. Udumalagala (1997-99) are having 3 successive ducks in the series.

Best all round performances

 1930  148 (7/57 & 2/53) (9/110) [match]  D. B. Gunasekara (Jnr) (a)
 1931  140 (6/52)  F. C. de Saram (c)
 1983  145* (5/29 & 4/44) (9/73) [match]   R. Jayawardana (b)  R. Jayawardana (b)
 1996  164 (3/118)  A. Polonowita (d)

(a) D. B. Gunasekara (Jnr) – 187 run partnership for 7th wkt with R. eganathan  92)

(b) R. Jayawardana – 87 run partnership for 7th wkt with S. Unamboowe (26)

(c) F. C. de Saram – 147 run partnership for 5th wkt with F. W. E. Porrit (55)

(d) A. Polonowita – 254 run partnership for 3rd wkt with Y. Dharmaratne (124)

 

Best all round performances (series)

1929/31

280 Runs (46.66) & 11 Wkts (9.09)

F. C. de Saram

1931/34

235 Runs (39.16) & 14 Wkts (17.35)

F. W. E. Porritt

1968/72

173 Runs (24.71) & 20 Wkts (15.85)

A. R. Jayaweera

1981/83

173 Runs (57.66) & 23 Wkts (12.60)

R. Jayawardana

2000/04

294 Runs (49.00) & 15 Wkts (27.06)

G. Ratnayake

Dismissed first ball of match

1939 V. J. H. Gunasekara (RC) Ibw. – b. R. B. Wijesinha (STC)
1992 T. Subasinghe (RC) c. Bodiyabaduge b. D. de Silva (STC)

Wicket with first ball on debut

1931 J. R. Senanayake (STC) Ibw. b. J. C. W. Rock (RC)
1931 Palipana (STC) Ibw. b. H. L. de Kretser (RC)
1991 A. Serasinghe (STC) Ibw. – b. S. Elvitigala (RC)

Youngest captain

N. P. Fernando – Captained Royal College against S. Thomas’ College in 1989 at the age of 16 years 11 month and 24 days.

Batsmen dominating an innings (some glorious innings)

Year Name of Batsman Scored Came in Got out Team total Time
1925 N.S. Joseph 113 4th wkt at 55 N/A N/A N/A
1926 N.S. Joseph 133 2nd wkt at4 4 279 for 5 235 runs
1930 D.B. Gunasekara 148 lst wkt at 68 346 for 8 278 runs 180 (mts)
1931 F.C de Saram 140 lst  wkt at 3 244 for 7 241 runs 180 (mts)
1942 S.G. Salgado 112 2nd wktat 22 232 for 8 210 runs 200 (mts)
1956 T. Jothilingam 121 5th wkt at 95 283 for 10 188 runs 150 (mts)
1957 M. Wille 121 Opening 236 for 7 236 runs 210 (mts)
1963 V.P. Malalasekera 112* 3rd wkt at 35 207 for 4 d 165 runs 130 (mts)
1971 C.J. Femando 160* Opening 295 for 2d 295 runs 215 (mts)
1974 J. Pattiaratchi 100* Opening 194 for 5 d 194 runs 247 (mts)
1980 S. Wamakulasuriya 197 3rd wkt at 51 357 for 9 306 runs 500 (mts)
1983 R. Jayawardana 145 3rd wkt at 52 249 for 8d 197 runs 193 (mts)
1991 N.P. Femando 128 1st wkt at 63 273 for 5 210 runs 240 (mis)
1992 G. Perera 144 4th wkt at 52 300 for 9 248 runs 368 (mts)
1996 Y. Dharmaratne 124 Opening 285 for 3 285 runs 340 (mts)
1996 A. Polonowita 164 2nd wkt at 31 314 for 4 283 runs 280 (mts
2000 D. Perera 116 Opening 199 for 2 199 runs 193 (mts)
2001 M. Thotiwilage 108 2nd wkt at 13 174 for 4 161 runs 189 (mts)
2003 G. Ratnayake 111* 5th wkt at 97 300 for 7d 203 runs 295 (mts)
2004 D. Edussuriya 136 4th Wkt at 60 294 for 6d 234 runs 224 (mis)
2006 S.Senaratne 104 Opening 218 for 1 218 runs 197 (mts)
2006 M. Maligaspe 140 Opening 301 for4 301 runs 288 (mts)

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