League Cricket Conference v Sri Lankans
Sri Lanka in England 1988
VenueTownfield Lane, Oxton on 20th, 21st July 1988 (2-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSri Lankans won the toss and decided to field
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresMJ Leddy, FG Maddison
Close of play day 1Sri Lankans (1) 138/3 (de Silva 37*, Ranatunga 0*)

League Cricket Conference first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*J Fosterb Rajadurai28     
MRJ Velettalbw b Ranatunga29     
MJ Inghamc Ranatunga b Rajadurai4     
SC Gordonc Tillakaratne b Rajadurai27     
C Smithc Tillakaratne b Samarasekera1     
DJ Walkerc Mahanama b Ranatunga0     
D Cotteeb Ahangama16     
EA Moseleylbw b Ratnayeke24     
+J Macauleynot out2     
CD Matthewsnot out6     
P Halldid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 3 lb, 2 nb)10
Total(8 wickets, declared, 60 overs)147
Fall of wickets:
1-54, 2-60, 3-74, 4-75, 5-78, 6-107, 7-119, 8-141
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ratnayeke13   3321--
Ahangama13   4371--
Rajadurai17   4433--
Samarasekera11   5161--
Ranatunga5   1112--
Madurasinghe1   100--

Sri Lankans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RS Mahanamalbw b Moseley0     
+SAR Silvac Hall b Cottee24     
MAR Samarasekerac Veletta b Hall74     
PA de Silvanot out37     
*A Ranatunganot out0     
JR Ratnayekedid not bat      
FS Ahangamadid not bat      
LRD Mendisdid not bat      
HP Tillakaratnedid not bat      
BEA Rajaduraidid not bat      
MAWR Madurasinghedid not bat      
Extras(3 lb)3
Total(3 wickets, declared, 50 overs)138
Fall of wickets:
1-4 (Mahanama), 2-85 (SAR Silva), 3-119 (Samarasekera)
League Cricket Conference bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Moseley11   1351--
Matthews9   4230--
Cottee14   2371--
Hall16   5401--

League Cricket Conference second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*J Fosterc SAR Silva b Ahangama11     
MRJ Velettac Rajadurai b Madurasinghe22     
SC Gordonc SAR Silva b Rajadurai43     
MJ Inghamnot out34     
CD Matthewsc Ahangama b Madurasinghe4     
DJ Walkernot out1     
C Smithdid not bat      
D Cotteedid not bat      
EA Moseleydid not bat      
+J Macauleydid not bat      
P Halldid not bat      
Extras(3 lb, 2 nb)5
Total(4 wickets, declared, 30 overs)120
Fall of wickets:
1-17, 2-56, 3-95, 4-103
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Ratnayeke7   1290--
Ahangama9   2291--
Madurasinghe10   2372--
Rajadurai4   1221--

On the second day, play did not start until 2.30pm. Rain again fell before the Sri Lankans could start their second innings, needing 130 runs in 65 minutes.





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