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BOWLING – BEST PERFORMANCES

Three wickets for no runs in an over

1900 – H. A. Pieris (A. J. R. Scharanguivel, A. F. Molamure, A. S. Eliyathamby.)

1901 – D. B. Gunasekara (Snr) (A. C. Amath, D. S. Senanayaka & G. E. H. Arndt)

Three wickets in four or five balls for no runs in consecutive overs

1921 – P. Amaradasa (a) (C. H. Davidson, W. Muttuwegama, E. H. Perera)

Note : (a) P. Amaradasa took his first wicket in last ball of his 20th over. In his 21st Over he dismissed Muttuwegama (3rd ball) and Perera (4th ball). Giving him 3 Wickets in 5 balls. He bowled 20.4 overs. Later Amaradasa was known as A. Ratnapala (Dr.)

1967 – A. R. Gunasekara (b) (A. Jayasekera, D. L. de Saram, J. D. Bandaranayake)

Note : (b) A. R. Gunasekera had taken his 1st wicket (wicket of A. Jayasekera) in the 1st ball of his 2nd over. In the 1st ball of his 3rd over he dismissed D. L. de Saram and was on a hat-trick. In the 3rd ball he dismissed J. D. Bandaranayake. This gives him 3 wickets in 4 balls. After the completion of his 1st five overs, his figure were 5-4-1-5. S. Thomas’ were 56 for no loss in 32 minutes when A. R. Gunasekera came to bowl. After his 1st 5 overs S. Thomas’ were 57 for 6 in 65 minutes of batting. (In the last 33 minutes only 1 run was scored for the loss of 6 wickets). At this stage the Royal flag on top of the score board at the Oval was taken down ana was burnt by some unruly old boys of a certain College.

BEST BOWLING ON DEBUT (in an inning)

1880 – 7 wickets – J. W. De Silva (1st Innings) (a)

1880 – 7 wickets – J. W. de Silva (2nd Innings) (a)

1886 – 6 for – 8 – J. de Kretser (1st Innings)

1886 – 7 for 22 – ]. de Kretser (2nd Innings)

1887 – 7 for 22 – C. Dias (2nd Innings)

1889 – 7 for 14 – T. Kelaart

1890 – 7 for 22 – S. Misso (2nd Innings)

1898 – 5 for 22 – J. Q. Jayawardena (2nd Innings)

1905 – 5 for 11 – P. H. Fernando (2nd Innings)

1907 – 5 for 42 – P. B. Heratha

1914 – 6 for 19 – V. M. Weerasinge

1916 – 5 for 28 – B. A. Wijetilleke (1st Innings)

1916 – 5 for 36 – B. A. Wijetilleke (2nd Innings)

1919 – 5 for 16 – A. E. Bartholomeusz

1923 – 8 for 17 – H. Meedeniya

1936 – 5 for 27 – S. Pathmanathan

1938 – 5 for 24 – E. C. Kelaart

1945 – 5 for 15 – T. Parathalingam (2nd Innings)

1949 – 5 for 35 – S. Wignarajah

Note : (a) Bowling analysis not recorded.

BEST BOWLING ON DEBUT (BOTH INNINGS)

1880 14 wickets (7 wickets & 7 wickets) – J. W. de Silva (a)

1886 13 for 30 (6/8 & 7/22) – J. de Krester

1887 10 for 33 (3/11 & 7/22) – C. Dias

1889 10 for 29 (7/14 & 3/15) – T. Kelaart

1916 10 for 64 (5/28 & 5/36) – B. A. Wijetilleke

1923 12 for 55 (4/38 & 8/17) – H. Meedeniya

Note : (a) Bowling analysis not recorded

MOST MAIDEN OVERS IN SUCCESSION

1941 – 14 Overs – H. T. Gunasekara

HAT – TRICKS

1901 – G. P. Keuneman (G. E. H. Arndt, J. De Livera, D. L. de Saram)

FIVE WICKETS AND OVER IN AN INNINGS

1880 7 for J. W. de Silva (a) 1914 6 for 19 V. M. Weerasinghe
1880 7 for J. W. de Silva (a) 1916 5 for 28 B. A. Wijetilleke
1881 7 for A. Weinman (a) 1916 5 for 36 B. A. Wijetilleke
1882 6 for B. W. Bawa (a) 1919 5 for 16 A. E. Bartholomuesz
1886 6 for 8 J.  de Kretser 1919 5 for 19 E. A. de Kretser
1886 7 for 22 J. de Kretser 1920 5 for 19 D. R. Rutnam
1887 7 for 22 C. Dias 1922 5 for 48 P. Amaradasa
1888 7 for 24 E. H. Prins 1923 8 for 17 H. Meedeniya
1888 6 for 10 C. Dias 1924 5 for 31 H. Meedeniya
1889 7 for 14 T. Kelaart 1924 5 for 12 M. C. Dias
1890 7 for 22 S. Misso 1925 5 for 33 F. L. Goonewardena
1891 7 for 30 A. Raffel 1927 6 for 61 W. Ludovici
1894 5 for 30 F. de Silva 1928 6 for 51 N. Kandiah
1895 5 for 24 A. V. Vanlangenberg 1928 5 for 24 S. S. Jayawickrama
1898 5 for 42 A. W. Bevan 1930 7 for 57 D. B. Gunasekara (Jnr)
1898 5 for 22 J. Q. Jayawardena 1930 5 for 34 F. C. de Saram
1900 6 for 28 D. B. Gunasekara(Snr) 1931 6 for 52 F. C. de Saram
1901 8 for 17 D. B. Gunasekara (Snr) 1933 5 for 27 F. W. E. Porritt
1902 5 for 85 E. Joseph 1936 5 for 27 S. Pathmanathan
1903 6 for 78 E. Joseph 1938 5 for 24 E. C. Kelaart
1904 5 for 5 Ondatjie 1945 7 for 35 G. T. Kapukotuwa
1905 5 for 27 E. Ondatjie 1945 5 for 15 T. Parathalingam
1905 5 for 11 P. H. Fernando 1946 5 for 20 C. D. L. Fernando
1906 6 for 40 P. H. Fernando 1948 7 for 44 G. Goonasena
1907 5 for 42 P.B. Herat 1949 5 for 35 S. Wignarajah
1908 6 for 39 J. Arunachalam 1956 5 for 55 R. de Silva
1908 6 for 28 P. B. Herat 1957 5 for 83 E. L. Pereira
1909 6 for 21 W. G. L. Wambeek 1961 5 for 37 N. Senanayake
1909 6 for 9 W. G. L. Wambeek 1967 5 for 30 A. R. Gunasekara
1910 5 for 25 C. H. Gunasekara (Snr) 1970 6 for 29 A. R. Jayaweera
1910 6 for 25 H. E. de Silva 1973 6 for 52 S. S. G. Lawton
1911 6 for 40 C. H. Gunasekara (Snr) 1978 5 for 53 A. de Alwis
1911 5 for 15 H. E. De Silva 1980 6 for 44 H. Musafer
1912 5 for 15 C. H. Gunasekara (Snr) 1981 6 for 46 A. Devasurendra
1912 5 for 34 R. de Saram 1982 5 for 37 R. Jayawardana
1913 5 for 55 R. de Saram 1983 5 for 29 R. Jayawardana
1913 6 for 23 R. de Saram 1990 5 for 26 S. Lokubalasuriya
1993 5 for 76 N. Rajan

MOST WICKETS IN THE SERIES

Years played Bowling analysis Bowler Average
1887/91 27 for 129 C. Dias (5m) 4.77
1898/01 23 for 159 D. B. Gunasekara – (4m) 6.91
1901/04 20 for 257 E. Joseph (4m) – 12.85
1910/12 21 for 164 C. H. Gunasekara (Snr) 7.80
1920/22 23 for 193 P. Amaradasa (3m) 8.39
1923/25 20 for 182 H. Meedeniya (3m) 9.10
1968/72 20 for 317 A. R. Jayaweera (5m) 15.85
1981/83 23 for 290 R. Jayawardana 12.6

MATCH BAG OF 10 WICKETS AND OVER

Years played Bowling analysis Bowler
1880 14 for – J. W. de Silva (a)
1881 10 for – A. Weinman (a)
1886 13 for 30 J. de Krester
1887 10 for 33 C. Dias
1888 10 for 31 E. H. Prins
1889 10 for 29 T. Kelaart
1900 10 for 63 D. B. Gunasekara (Snr)
1901 12 for 57 D. B. Gunasekara (Snr) (b)
1909 12 for 30 W. G. L. Wambeek
1911 10 for 71 C. H. Gunasekara (Snr)
1913 11 for 78 R. de Saram
1916 10 for 64 B. A. Wijetilleke
1923 12 for 55 H. Meedeniya
1948 10 for 80 G. Goonasena

(a) Bowling analysis not recorded

(b) Only player with match bag of 10 wickets twice.

(c) R. Jayawardana is the only Royalist with two match bag of 9 wickets.

BOWLING UNCHANGED

1909 – W. G. L. Wambeek (6 for 21 and 6 for 19) and J. M. Arunachalam (3 for 26 and 3 for 29) dismissed St. Thomas’ for 50 runs in 41 overs and 42 runs in 33 overs [ the only instance in series ]

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