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Captains of Heshan Flexi (2nd from right) and Union Bank Finance (2nd from left) receive the LMS Trophy and the cash award from the chief guest, Director De Mazenod College, Kandana, Rev. Bro. Janaka Fonseka (centre). Also in the picture are Roshan Iddamalgoda (Country Manager LMS/left) and Malinga Bandara (right)

Heshan Flexi Packaging and Union Bank Finance were declared joint winners of the historic Last Man Stands (LMS) Sri Lanka T/20 Cricket League when rain ruined the final without a ball being bowled. The match was scheduled to be played at De Mazenod College ground in Kandana on November 6.

The teams shared the prize money of Rs. 150,000 offered for the winners and the runners-up.

This unique cricket concept, under the banner – “A new way to play cricket” is the brainchild of young Sri Lankan entrepreneur Sheran P. Fernando who is domiciled in Brisbane, Australia. He is an old boy of De Mazanod College, Kandana.

Fernando has so far managed to spread the game (8 players per side) in six or more countries which include Australia, India, England and South Africa. His ultimate goal is the LMS World Cup in 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Heshan Flexi beat UB Finance by 93 runs in their League outing.

Heshan Flexi: 189/4 (20.0) (Gayan Prasanga 50, Chalitha Chamod 49, Arosha Perera 2/40)
UBF: 96/8 (16.1) ( R. Nirmal 34, Nuwan Hettiarachchi 4/20, Risith Upamal 2/2, Thivanka Kakulawela 2/12)
Special Awards: Best batsman: Nipuna Gamage from UB Finance (214.2 points best 82 vs. Lanka Lions)
Best bowler: Thivanka Kakulawela from Heshan Flexi.