Five matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 conducted today around the island.

S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs Prince of Wales College

S. Thomas’ College managed to record an outright win against Prince of Wales College in the traditional encounter which concluded today at St. Thomas’ College grounds.

The Thomians resumed day two on 24/3 and were bowled out for 104 runs by setting a target of 163 runs for Prince of Wales College. However, Prince of Wales could not chase down the target as the left arm leg spinner, Dellon Peiris of the school by the sea ran through the Cambrians’ batting line up with 7 wickets.

Brief Scores

S. Thomas’ College – 144 (41.4) Maneesha Rupasinghe 71, Dulith Gunarathna 27, Sandun Fernando 5/33, Kunchana Perera 3/14 & 104 (43.2) Dulith Gunarathna 37, Dellon Peiris 21, Naduka Fernando 3/15, Savindu Peiris 3/38

Prince of Wales College – 86 (44.2) Savindu Peiris 34, Vishwa Chathuranga 26, Shannon Fernando 5/36, Dulith Gunarathna 4/18 & 142 (57.3) Vishwa Chathuranga 42, Avindu Fernando 27, Dellon Peiris 7/23

Result – S. Thomas’ College won by 20 runs

St. Peter’s College vs Dharmapala College

St. Peter’s College recorded an innings win against Dharmapala College in the group C encounter which concluded today at Bambalapitiya. The visitors resumed day two on 50/2 and went onto score 162 runs all out. Lakshitha Purasinghe top scored for Dharmapala College with 40 runs.

Ruvin Senevirathne was the pick of the bowlers for Peter’s as he grabbed 4 wickets for 45 runs. After being asked to follow  on, Dharmapala College were 20 for 3 at the close of play.

Brief Scores

St. Peter’s College – 282/8d (78) Santhush Gunathilaka 129*, Nipunaka Fonseka 42, Sulakshana Fernando 42, Dilshan De Silva 3/74, Chamindu Samarasinghe 3/94  

Dharmapala College – 162 (77.4) Lakshitha Purasinghe 40, Kusanka Peiris 24, Ruvin Senevirathne 4/45, Shivan Perera 2/13 & 20/3 (11) Mohammad Ameen 2/10

Result – Match Drawn (St. Peter’s won first innings)

Ananda College vs Maliyadeva College

Ananda College recorded a first innings win against Maliyadeva College in the group D encounter which concluded today at Ananda College ground. Maliyadeva College resumed day two on 40/1 and went onto post 203 runs all out for their first innings. Sanjeewan Priyadarshana stroked a half century while Muditha Premadasa contributed with 36 runs. Kamesh Nirmal picked up 4 wickets for 63 runs. At the close of play, Ananda College scored 10 runs for the loss of 1 wicket for their second innings.

Brief Scores

Ananda College – 297 (61.2) Daminda Reshan 100, Shamal Hirushan 89*, Kalana Wijesiri 37, Lahiru Hiranya 24, Brian Karunanayake 4/62, Dulaj Ranathunga 2/56, Maduranga Naveen 2/70 & 10/1 (5)

Maliyadeva College – 203 (84) Sanjeewan Priyadarshana 54*, Muditha Premadasa 36, Gayantha Wickramarachchi 27, Kamesh Nirmal 4/63, Shamal Hirushan 2/07, Sanath Dassanayaka 2/37

Result – Match Drawn (Ananda College won first innings)

St. Thomas College, Matara vs St. Sebastians’ College, Moratuwa

Group A encounter between St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa and St. Thomas College, Matara began today at St. Sebastian College Grounds, Moratuwa. After being asked to bat first on day one, Sebastians’College posted 260 runs all out. Malintha Peiris top scored with 60 runs while Gihan Senanayaka chipped in with another half century. Sachila Rashmika picked up 3 wickets for St. Thomas. At the close of play, St. Thomas College were 6 runs for no wickets. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Brief Scores

St. Sebastians’ College – 260 (82.4) Malintha Peiris 60, Shanil Fernando 47, Gihan Senanayke 57*, Vinuja Ranasinghe 41*, Sachila Rashmika 3/121, Sineth Sithara 2/45

St. Thomas College – 06/0 (6)  

St. Benedict’s College, Colombo vs Zahira College, Maradana

After winning the toss, St. Benedict’s decided to bat first and managed to score 200 for the loss of 5 wickets in the traditional encounter which commenced today at Zahira College grounds. Maheesh Theekshana scored a brilliant century not out for the visiting team. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Brief Scores

St. Benedicts College – 200/5 (60.5) Maheesh Theekshana 107*, Vihange Ruwanahara 33