Asel guides Ananda to victory; Trinity, Dharmashoka with wins


Here’s a round up of the matches which concluded in the Singer U19 Division I CricketTournament today.

Trinity College vs St Benedict’s College

Trinity College registered a comprehensive 8 wicket victory in their Group A clash against St Benedict’s College at Kotahena. St Benedict’s College resumed 2 nd day’s play with 115 for 5 on board in their 1 st innings. Their last 5 wickets fell in a canter as their innings crumbled for just 160 runs. With a lead of 101 runs in favour of the Trinitians, they enforced the follow on. The hosts had to put up a better performance but that wasn’t the case. Vimukthi Nethumal ran through the Benedictine batting line up and the home side was restricted for just 131 runs. Trinity College were given a target of 31 runs to get and they did it in just 7.5 overs with 8 wickets in hand.

Early on, St Benedict’s College won the toss and elected to bowl first. Trinity posted a massive 261 all out for their first innings which included a century from Trawan Percival.

Trinity College, Kandy 261 (65.2) Trawan Percival 112*, Pubudu Bandara 58, Hasintha Jayasooriya 27, Thinatha Perera 2/55, Mahesh Thikshana 2/60 & 31/2 (7.5)


St. Benedicts College, Colombo 160 (47.5) Shehan Fernando 32, Mahesh Theekshana 26, Visitha Saranga 23, Uvindu Imaladarma 2/22, Chamuka Kumarasinghe 2/25,, Kavishaka Senadira 2/39 & F/O 131 (48.5) Vineth Fernando 36, Thisal Silva 26, Vimukthi Nethumal 5/58, Kavishaka Senadira 2/41 

S. Thomas’ College vs Maliyadewa College

Thomians managed to secure their 3 rd outright victory this season as they beat Maliyadewa in their Group D encounter at Mt Lavinia. Maliyadewa resumed play with 18 runs on board, following on in their 2 nd innings. They managed to put up a much-improved performance with the bat in the second innings. Chaluka Athapaththu top scored with 47 runs while Kaveen Bandara and Dulaj Ranathunga chipped in with valuable cameos. Thomians were made to dig deep and they finally persevered as they cleaned up Maliyadewa 2 nd innings for 198 runs. Dellon Pieris picked up a 6-for for the hosts. The hosts were given an easy target of just 55 runs and they got over the line in just 10.2 overs with 9 wickets in hand.

Early on, Maliyadewa won the toss and elected to bowl first. The hosts posted 225 runs for their first innings and in reply the boys from Kurunagala could only make 81 runs.

S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia 225/9d (62.4) Dellon Peris 40, Manthila Wijesinghe 22, Dulaj Ranathunga 4/66, Sanjeewan Priyadarshana 3/62 & 60/1 (10.2) Dumith Gunaratne 26  


Maliyadeva College, Kurunagala 81 (30.5) Dulaj Ranathunga 30, Shanon Fernando 3/03, Dellon Peris 3/12, Pavith Rathnayake 2/27  & F/O 198 (68.3) Chaluka Athapathu 47, Kaveen Bandara 38, Dulaj Ranathunga 31, Dellon Peris 6/48, Tehan Shester 3/37

Royal College vs Richmond College

The traditional encounter between Royal College and Richmond College ended in a draw at
Royal College grounds. 2 nd days play resumed with Richmond College having 33 runs on board for the loss of 2 wickets in their 2 nd innings. It was a hard grind for the visitors as they reached 165 for 9 before declaring their innings. In reply, the hosts put together a strong batting performance with Kamil Mishara and Gayan Dissanayke scoring half centuries. At stumps on day 2, Royal College was 196 for 4 in 53.2 overs.

Early on, Royal College was put to bat first by the visitors. They posted 223 runs for their first innings with half centuries from Kavindu Madarasinghe and Bhagya Dissanayke.

Royal College, Colombo 223 (81) Kavindu Madarasinghe 72, Bhagya Dissanayake 63, Thaveesha Abishek 4/22, Sandun Mendis 2/64 & 196/4 (53.2) Kamil Mishara 88, Gayan Dissanayake 60, Bhagya Dissanayake 24, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 22*, Thaveesha Abishek 3/50  
Richmond College, Galle 165/9d (51.2) Avindu Theakshana 57, Vinuja Kirialla 26, Vismitha Wijesiri 23, Tharusha Rukashan 3/25, Kamil Mishara 3/49, Lahiru Madusnaka 2/15

Dharmashoka College vs Maratu Maha Vidyalaya

Dharmashoka registered a massive win by 210 runs against Moratu Maha Vidyalaya in their Group A clash at Balapitiya. Moratu Maha Vidyalaya won the toss and elected to field first. Dharmashoka put up a decent performance with the bat as they posted 214 runs for their first innings. In reply, Moratu MV was cleaned up for just 134 runs thanks to a 5-for from Kavindu Nadeeshan.

Dharmashoka extended their lead by adding 174 runs in their second innings in quick time. The boys from Moratu Maha Vidyalaya had an uphill task and it proved too much at the end. They were cleaned up for just 44 runs in their second innings which gave the boys from down south a massive victory.

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 214 (67.5) Kavindu Nadeeshan 54, Rasantha De Silva 39, Nimesh Mendis 29, Sachin Sangeeth 29, Viraj Kanishka 3/16, Shehan Jeewantha 3/10, Najith Nishendra 2/33  & 174/8d (39) Sachin Sangeeth 40, Nimesh Mendis 42, Kavindu Nadeesha 34, Shehada Nijendra 3/21, Najith Nishendra 2/44  
Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa 134 (39.5) Shehan Jeewantha 40*, Janith Seuwmith 35, Lakshitha Madusha 25, Kavindu Nadeeshan 5/54, Nimesh Mendis 3/30, Arosha de Soyza 2/17  & 44 (21.2) Kavindu Nadeeshan 4/14, Nimesh Mendis 2/22

St Servatius College vs Wesley College

St Servatius College grabbed first innings points in their group C clash against Wesley College at Wesley College grounds. The hosts won the toss and elected to field first. Servatius could only make 169 runs in 76.4 overs in their 1 st innings. In reply, Wesley College failed once again with the bat as they crumbled for just 75 runs.

The boys from Matara added 164 runs more to their lead and set an impossible target of 334 runs. Wesley’s top order crumbled yet again but they held on until stumps to save another outright defeat this season

St. Servatius College, Matara 169 (76.4)Supun Kavinda 44, Sankuntha Liyanage 4/30, Movin Subasinghe 3/38, Rahul Gunasekara 2/18  & 164/6d (26) Supun Kavinda 37, Keshara Niwantha 30, Thilan Prashan 25*, Isuru Udayanga 24, Movin Subasinghe 4/101  
Wesley College, Colombo 75 (37) Thilan Prashan 4/18, Charith Harshana 3/08, Shashika Dulshan 2/21  & 135/6 (50) Shenal Danglla 47*, Movin Subasinghe 24, Sakuntha Liyanage 20*, Shashika Dulshan 3/47

Ananda College vs Zahira College
Ananda College registered an 8-wicket victory over Zahira College in their Group D clash at Zahira grounds. Day 2 resumed with Zahira College in utter disarray. They had lost 4 wickets for just 22 runs and things did not turn around for the home side. Their innings crumbled for just 99 runs with Asel Sigera bagging 3 for 23. With a lead of 136 runs in their favour, Ananda College enforced the follow on. Zahira’s 2 nd innings looked good early on but once again it was Asel Sigera who stood in their way. He completed his 10-wicket match bag after taking 7 wickets in the second innings which cleaned up the home side for 181 runs. Ananda College were given a target of just 45 runs and they got over the line in just 10.3 overs with 8 wickets in hand.

Early on, Ananda College won the toss and elected to bat first. They posted 235 runs for their first innings in 50.4 overs.

Ananda College, Colombo 235 (50.4) Kamesh Nirmal 46, Kanishka Rantilakage 41, Kalana Wijesiri 31, Asel Sigera 29, Lahiru Hiranya 29, Mohammed Adhil 5/67, Mohammed Zacky 2/27 & 46/2 (10.3) Kavindu Gimhan 21, Mohammed Adhil 2/29

Zahira College, Maradana 99 (38.4) Ridmika Nimesh 51*, Asel Sigera 3/23, Sanath Dasanayake 2/18, Lakshitha Amarasekara 2/28 & F/O 181 (54.2) Mohomad Rifath 42, Mohomad Zacky 38, Mohomad Shahadullah 27, Ridmika Nimesh 25, Asel Sigera 7/46, Kalana Wijesiri 2/15