Bawantha Jayasinghe puts Thurstan on top against St. Anthony's
The first-round fixture between St. Benedict's College and Devapathiraja was played at the MRIS, Hambantota yesterday (25th) and today (26th) September. This was one match among the many games that commenced today as well.
Winning the toss, St. Benedict's College decided to field first. Devapathiraja did not bat up to standard and ended day one on 171 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Resuming their innings on day two, they managed to get to the two-hundred run mark ending their 1st innings at 206 in 85.3 over’s.
Thisara Dilshan top-scored with a half-century and Sudeera Weerarathne made 48. Mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana worked his magic to pick up 4 wickets. Even though the lads from Rathgama couldn't keep the scoreboard moving, they made sure they batted long as possible taking their time.
In reply, St. Benedict's were clearly looking at a tame-draw, but struggled with the bat. St. Benedict's were 162 for 7 when the umpires called stumps. Hasindhu Kavirathne scored 45, while Kaveesha Jayathilake, Sanoj Perera, Pasan Suwahas and Maheesh Theekshana got to double figures. Pathum Madusanka was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 36.
The game came to a tame draw without either of the teams even taking first innings points.
Devapathiraja College, Rathgama - 206 (85.3 over’s)
Thisara Dilshan 52, Sudeera Weerarathne 48, Irushka Thimira 30, Maheesh Theekshana 4/68
St. Benedicts College, Colombo 162/7 (49 over’s)
Hasindu Kavirathne 45, Kaveesha Jayathilake 23, Sanoj Perera 23, Pasan Suwahas 21, Maheesh Theekshana 20*, Pathum Madusanka 3/36, Thisara Dilshan 2/32
Thurstan College, Colombo vs St. Anthony's College, Wattala
St. Anthony's College, Wattala played against Thurstan College, Colombo in a ‘Group 'D' fixture, at Thurstan grounds today (26th).
The toss was won by St. Anthony's and the skipper opted to field first, due to the rain in Colombo the previous night. For Thurstan, Bawantha Jayasinghe took the wheel and steered them to a comfortable 248 with a fine knock of 107. Shalaka Bandara's made 28, while Ashen Malith picked up 5 wickets.
The drama unfolded when the Antonians came out to bat. In a span of 15 over’s, the Antonians managed only 10 runs loosing 6 wickets. Bawantha Jayasinghe struck with the ball picking up 2 wickets for 5 runs, while Sandaru Dias also picked up 2 wickets without leaking a single run. St. Anthony's were in all sorts of trouble at the end of Day one at 10 for 6. Play will resume tomorrow (27th) at 9:45 am.
Thurstan College, Colombo 248 (72.4)
Bawantha Jayasinghe 107, Shalaka Bandara 28, Prasanna Pushpakumara 26, Ranesh Silva 21, Yohan Liyanage 20, Ashen Malith 5/60, Romesh Suranga 2/41, Pathum Vihanga 2/72
St. Anthony's College, Wattala 10/6 (15)
Sadaru Dias 2/00, Bawantha Jayasinghe 2/05
STUMPS - DAY 1
President's College, Kotte vs St. Joseph Vaz College
Another game between President's College, Kotte and St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa was played at St. Sebastian's College grounds, Katuneriya.
Batting first, President's College posted a solid 292 runs in 83.3 over’s. Sadasya Kalpa, Dinith Nelumdeniya and Iranga Harshan made half-centuries, while Avindu Premerathne took a five-wicket haul.
At the close of play, St. Joseph Vaz was on 22 for 2 in 9 over’s.
Presidents College, Kotte 292 (83.3)
Sadasya Kalpa 78, Dinith Nelumdeniya 64, Iranga Hashan 55, Akila Roshan 22, Nuran Perera 21, Avindu Premarathe 5/86
St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa 22/2 (9)
STUMPS DAY 1
St. Aloysius College, Galle vs Servatius College, Matara
St. Aloysius College, Galle locked horns with St. Servatius College, Matara in another schools first-eleven game at the Uyanwatte grounds, Matara.
Aloysius opted to bat first after winning the toss. A below par performance by the Aloysius lads saw them bundle out for just 168 runs. Kavindu Dilhara top-scored with 36 runs, while Chethaka Denuwan picked up 4 wickets for 30 runs.
St. Servatius College was 71 for 3 at the end of the day with Risira Lakwin and Chihan Kavindu both on 22.
St. Aloysius College, Galle 168 (73.3)
Kavindu Dilhara 36, Manushka Samith 31, Sandeepa Chamod 23, Gimahana Ashirawda 21, Omal Sadith 20, Chethaka Denuwan 4/30, Naveen Shahid 3/29, Pasindu Manupriya 2/26
St. Servatius College, Matara 71/3 (21)
Keshara Nuwantha 24, Risira Lakwin 22*, Chihan Kavindu 22*, Kavishka Vilochana 2/10
STUMPS DAY 1