• Highest-ever team total by an Ireland Wolves side
• James Cameron-Dow and JJ Garth share record 8th wicket stand of 108

A record-breaking total by Ireland Wolves have put the visiting side in firm control after Day Two of the Ireland Wolves v Sri Lanka four-day match at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka.
 
Resuming their overnight score of 286-4, the Wolves continued to punish the Sri Lankan bowling attack, adding 224 runs in just under two sessions.
 
After the not-out overnight partnership of Lorcan Tucker (80) and Neil Rock (85) was broken, the home side would have been seeking to clean up the tail quickly, but met strong resistance from determined tail-end batting. Mark Adair (32) added quick runs, while James Cameron-Dow (76*) and JJ Garth (45) put on 108 runs for the 8th wicket – a record at the Ireland Wolves / Second XI level.
 
After losing Garth, the final Wolves pair of Cameron-Dow and Josh Little put on a rapid 33 runs from just over three overs, however with his side passing the 500-mark captain Harry Tector called a halt to the innings at 508-8 (dec). The score easily surpassed the previous highest Wolves highest team total of 414-5, and the sixth highest-ever first-class team total in Ireland’s history.
 
With their tails up, Wolves opening bowler Craig Young – returning to on-field action after recovering from a niggle that kept him out of the last match – claimed two early wickets, and the 18-year old leg-spinner JJ Garth claimed his first-ever first-class wicket, picking up the Sri Lanka A captain Ashan Priyanjan on what proved to be the last ball of the day after umpires called off play due to bad light.
 
After play, James Cameron-Dow said:
 
"A great day for us – it was a pretty good batting deck and it was important we took advantage of that and pile on first innings runs, which we weren’t able to do in Colombo. Conditions were quite tricky early on but once you got in it was a really nice deck to bat on.”
 
Asked about his 108-run partnership with JJ Garth, he said:
 
“JJ was initially the aggressor and took a lot of pressure off me, so I was just able to get myself going. Then it ebbed and flowed who was aggressor and who was the patient one and we managed to re-build it quite nicely.”
 
Asked about the Wolves bowling response by the end of Day Two, he said:
 
“Youngie’s [Craig Young] spell there was excellent, there’s a bit of extra pace and bounce in this deck which I’m sure the seamers will love. I think they’ve got a big job to do for us tomorrow with short, sharp spells and trying to be aggressive - trying take a couple of wickets that way.”
 
  
SCORECARD IN BRIEF
 
Sri Lanka A v Ireland Wolves, 13-16 January 2019, Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
 
  Ireland Wolves 508-8 dec (138 overs; N Rock 85, L Tucker 80, J Cameron-Dow 76*, J McCollum 72, S Doheny 58; C Karunaratne 3-99)
  Sri Lanka A 99-3 (23 overs; A Perera 50*; C Young 2-18)
 
FULL DAY 2 SCORECARD

Sri Lanka A Vs Ireland Wolves
2-Innings Match Played At MRIS, Hambantota, 13-Jan-2019, First-Class

Toss won by Sri Lanka A
Umpires Pradeep Udawatta - Prageeth Rambukwella - Rohitha Kottahachchi
Umpire notes Match referee: Graeme Labrooy
Home Side Sri Lanka A
Comment 4-day match - 13, 14, 15, 16 Jan
Close:
Day 1 - Sun 13 Jan - Ireland Wolves 1st inns 286-4 (81ov. L Tucker 61*, N Rock 57*)
Day 2 - Mon 14 Jan - Sri Lanka A 99-3 (23 ov. A Perera 50* )

Ireland Wolves 1st Innings 508/8 Declared (Overs 138)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
JNK Shannon c DM Sarathchandra b C Karunaratne 13 13 1 0
J McCollum c PHKD Mendis b M Shiraz 72 105 7 0
ST Doheny c DM Sarathchandra b C Karunaratne 58 103 6 1
HT Tector* c C Karunaratne b L Embuldeniya 8 18 1 0
L Tucker+ lbw b SMA Priyanjan 80 171 8 2
NA Rock c RAP Nissanka b L Embuldeniya 85 198 8 0
MR Adair c PHT Kaushal b C Karunaratne 32 38 4 1
JJ Garth c A Ashan b L Embuldeniya 45 85 5 0
J Cameron-Dow not out   76 95 10 1
J Little not out   11 11 2 0
CA Young dnb          
extras   (b10 lb5 w4 nb9) 28      
TOTAL   8 wickets for 508      
FOW
1-24(JNK Shannon) 2-134(J McCollum) 3-151(HT Tector) 4-158(ST Doheny)
5-321(L Tucker) 6-367(NA Rock) 7-367(MR Adair) 8-475(JJ Garth)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
C Karunaratne 25 1 99 3 2 9
M Shiraz 25 1 88 1 2 -
L Embuldeniya 43 10 142 3 - -
PHT Kaushal 20 1 85 0 - -
PHKD Mendis 7 0 38 0 - -
SMA Priyanjan 14 2 25 1 - -
AK Perera 1 0 2 0 - -
A Ashan 3 0 14 0 - -

Sri Lanka A 1st Innings 99/3 (Overs 23)

Batsman Fieldsman Bowler Runs Bls 4s 6s
RAP Nissanka c L Tucker b CA Young 4 11 1 0
WIA Fernando c MR Adair b CA Young 13 18 3 0
SMA Priyanjan* c CA Young b JJ Garth 27 50 4 0
AK Perera not out   50 62 7 0
extras   (b0 lb0 w2 nb3) 5      
TOTAL   3 wickets for 99      
FOW
1-9(RAP Nissanka) 2-18(WIA Fernando) 3-99(SMA Priyanjan)
Bowler Overs Maid Runs Wkts wd nb
CA Young 6 1 18 2 1 2
J Little 7 1 31 0 1 1
MR Adair 3 0 17 0 - -
J Cameron-Dow 4 0 17 0 - -
JJ Garth 3 0 16 1 - -