Minor Counties v Sri Lankans
Prudential World Cup 1983 (Warm-up)
VenueChurch Road, Reading on 26th May 1983 (55-over match)
Balls per over6
TossToss not known
ResultSri Lankans won by 50 runs

Sri Lankans inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
SRD Wettimunyb Jones11     
ERNS Fernandoc Jones b Lewington12     
RL Diasc Connor b Busby16     
*LRD Mendisc and b Lewington16     
RS Madugallest Crossley b Burrow42     
A Ranatungac Crossley b Burrow12     
de Silvac Busby b Burrow0     
MAR Samarasekeranot out30     
ALF de Melc Crossley b Jones1     
+RG de Alwisc and b Jones7     
VB Johnnot out2     
Total(9 wickets, innings closed, 55 overs)164
Fall of wickets:
1-22 (Wettimuny), 2-45 (Fernando), 3-45 (Dias), 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?
Minor Counties bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
Jones11   1353--22.003.18
Busby11   6121--66.001.09
Lewington11   1252--33.002.27
Connor9   2270---3.00
Burrow11   0393--22.003.55
Garner2   0110---5.50

Minor Counties inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
MD Nurtonb Ranatunga11     
MG Lickleyc de Alwis b John3     
PJ Garnerb John0     
DE Smithc Mendis b Ranatunga37     
*JF Harveyc Wettimuny b Samarasekera14     
S Burrowc de Alwis b Samarasekera5     
+A Crossleyc Wettimuny b Samarasekera0     
PJ Lewington hit wkt b Samarasekera0     
RN Busbyb John2     
CA Connornot out10     
JH Jonesrun out1     
Extras(? b, ? lb, 15 nb, ? w)31
Total(all out, 48.4 overs)114
Fall of wickets:
1-?, 2-?, 3-?, 4-?, 5-?, 6-?, 7-?, 8-?, 9-?, 10-114 (48.4 ov)
Sri Lankans bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsS-RateEcon
de Mel8   390---1.12
John8   3133--16.001.62
de Silva10.44150---1.41
Ranatunga11   3162--33.001.45
Samarasekera11   1304--16.502.73

The match was originally scheduled for 60 overs, but was reduced to 55 overs because of the late arrival of the Sri Lankan team.
In the contemporary press, the home side is consistently referred to as 'Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire' rather than as a representative Minor Counties side. Five of the side played for Berks, four for Oxon and two for Bucks.
It is not known whether DS or GN de Silva played in the Sri Lankan side