Worcestershire v Sri Lankans
Sri Lanka in British Isles 1979
VenueCounty Ground, New Road, Worcester on 11th, 12th, 13th July 1979 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresWL Budd, D Shackleton
Close of play day 1Sri Lankans (1) 21/1 (Tennekoon 10*, Jayasekera 8*)
Close of play day 2Worcestershire (2) 48/2 (Patel 18*, Curtis 3*)

Worcestershire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BJR Jonesc Wijesuriya b Opatha2     
MJ Westonrun out43     
DN Patelrun out40     
TS Curtisc Wettimuny b Jeganathan15     
BL D'Oliveirac Warnapura b DLS de Silva112     
+DJ Humphriesc Pasqual b Jeganathan68     
CN Boynsnot out24     
*EJO Hemsleydid not bat      
Younis Ahmeddid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 7 lb, 3 nb, 1 w)13
Total(6 wickets, declared, 98 overs)317
Fall of wickets:
1-4, 2-51, 3-87, 4-138, 5-257, 6-317 (98 ov)
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Opatha9   1521--
DLS de Silva9   2251--
Wijesuriya18   5400--
DS de Silva31   8980--
Jeganathan31   11892--

Sri Lankans first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SRD Wettimunyc Humphries b Holder0     
*APB Tennekoonlbw b Pridgeon26     
+RSA Jayasekerac Hemsley b Younis Ahmed37     
RL Diaslbw b Boyns27     
B Warnapuralbw b Patel68     
SP Pasqualb Younis Ahmed14     
DS de Silvac Younis Ahmed b Holder37     
S Jeganathanb Holder3     
ARM Opathac Curtis b D'Oliveira24     
RGCE Wijesuriyanot out3     
DLS de Silvac Jones b D'Oliveira0     
Extras(9 b, 10 lb, 5 nb, 1 w)25
Total(all out, 82 overs)264
Fall of wickets:
1-1, 2-39, 3-96, 4-104, 5-134, 6-206, 7-222, 8-250, 9-264, 10-264 (82 ov)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder24   4673--
Pridgeon15   4511--
Boyns18   3501--
Younis Ahmed14   4302--
Patel7   0261--
D'Oliveira4   1152--

Worcestershire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
BJR Jonesc Jayasekera b Opatha8     
MJ Westonlbw b DLS de Silva16     
DN Patelnot out118     
TS Curtisc and b DS de Silva27     
BL D'Oliveirab Opatha36     
+DJ Humphriesc Tennekoon b Wijesuriya11     
CN Boynsnot out3     
*EJO Hemsleydid not bat      
Younis Ahmeddid not bat      
VA Holderdid not bat      
AP Pridgeondid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 1 w)7
Total(5 wickets, declared, 71 overs)226
Fall of wickets:
1-16, 2-41, 3-123, 4-207, 5-223
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Opatha20   3592--
DLS de Silva12   1401--
Wijesuriya15   3521--
DS de Silva14   2401--
Jeganathan10   5280--

Sri Lankans second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
SRD Wettimunyb Holder2     
*APB Tennekoonnot out77     
+RSA Jayasekeranot out79     
RL Diasdid not bat      
B Warnapuradid not bat      
SP Pasqualdid not bat      
DS de Silvadid not bat      
S Jeganathandid not bat      
ARM Opathadid not bat      
RGCE Wijesuriyadid not bat      
DLS de Silvadid not bat      
Extras(6 lb, 2 w)8
Total(1 wicket, 45 overs)166
Fall of wickets:
1-2 (Wettimuny)
Worcestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Holder6   0121--
Pridgeon7   1160--
Boyns4   1140--
Younis Ahmed5   0150--
Patel13   2630--
D'Oliveira9   1360--
Curtis1   020--

--> MJ Weston made his debut in first-class matches
--> TS Curtis made his debut in first-class matches
--> RSA Jayasekera (1) passed his previous highest score of 25 in first-class matches
--> DN Patel (2) passed his previous highest score of 107 in first-class matches
--> CN Boyns made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> RSA Jayasekera (2) passed his previous highest score of 37 in first-class matches
--> DLS de Silva made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> BL D'Oliveira reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 2nd wicket in the Sri Lankans first innings





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