Kent v Sri Lankans
Sri Lanka in British Isles 1979
VenueSt Lawrence Ground, Canterbury on 30th June, 2nd, 3rd July 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossKent won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresWL Budd, DJ Dennis
Close of play day 1Sri Lankans (1) 9/0 (Tennekoon 4*, Jayasinghe 4*)
Close of play day 2Sri Lankans (1) 375/6 (Madugalle 80*, de Silva 76*)

Kent first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
RA Woolmerc sub b de Silva60      
NR Taylorc de Silva b Wijesuriya110      
CJC Rowec Jayasinghe b de Silva2      
CS Cowdreyc Wijesuriya b Pasqual44      
NJ Kempb de Silva10      
+PR Downtonc Wijesuriya b de Silva5      
RW Hillsnot out5      
*AGE Ealhamnot out12      
GW Johnsondid not bat      
GR Dilleydid not bat      
KBS Jarvisdid not bat      
Extras(10 lb, 3 nb)13
Total(6 wickets, declared, 97 overs)261
Fall of wickets:
1-88, 2-107, 3-194, 4-225, 5-241, 6-247
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Opatha3   0100--
Gunatilleke17   7470--
Pasqual7   2221--
Wijesuriya33   8871--
de Silva37   11824--

Sri Lankans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
*APB Tennekoonc Johnson b Hills112      
+SA Jayasinghec Cowdrey b Dilley10      
SRD Wettimunyc Ealham b Woolmer10      
RL Diasc Downton b Hills45      
LRD Mendisb Dilley3      
RS Madugalleb Kemp88      
SP Pasqualb Jarvis20      
DS de Silvac Rowe b Kemp76      
ARM Opathac and b Dilley12      
RGCE Wijesuriyanot out3      
FRMD Gunatillekedid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 7 lb, 6 nb, 4 w)21
Total(9 wickets, declared, 106.1 overs)400
Fall of wickets:
1-38, 2-57, 3-185, 4-192, 5-192, 6-220, 7-379, 8-384, 9-400 (106.1 ov)
Kent bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Jarvis21   3871--
Hills13   2382--
Woolmer6   1221--
Johnson15   6300--
Kemp22   21022--
Rowe6   3220--
Cowdrey4   1230--

Kent second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
CJC Rowerun out7      
NR Taylorc Jayasinghe b Gunatilleke11      
+PR Downtonlbw b Wijesuriya16      
GW Johnsonc Jayasinghe b Wijesuriya10      
NJ Kempc Jayasinghe b de Silva2      
RW Hillsrun out0      
RA Woolmernot out101      
CS Cowdreyc Pasqual b Wijesuriya16      
GR Dilleynot out14      
*AGE Ealhamdid not bat      
KBS Jarvisdid not bat      
Extras(5 b, 13 lb, 6 nb)24
Total(7 wickets, 84.3 overs)201
Fall of wickets:
1-18, 2-25, 3-43, 4-46, 5-46, 6-97, 7-129
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Gunatilleke18   2461--
Pasqual9   3170--
Wijesuriya32   13603--
de Silva24.310471--
Madugalle1   070--

--> RA Woolmer (1) passed 10500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 31
--> NR Taylor (1) made his first century in first-class matches
--> NR Taylor made his debut in first-class matches
--> RL Dias (1) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 45
--> RS Madugalle (1) passed his previous highest score of 86 in first-class matches
--> SP Pasqual (1) passed his previous highest score of 10 in first-class matches
--> DS de Silva (1) passed his previous highest score of 39 in first-class matches
--> CS Cowdrey (2) passed 1000 runs in first-class matches when he reached 6
--> RGCE Wijesuriya made his debut in England in first-class matches





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