St. Aloysius College became the second team to qualify for the quarter finals of the Singer U17 Division I Cricket Tournament, beating Wesley College by 6 wickets in the pre-quarter finals earlier today.
Wesley hosted the second pre-quarter final of the tournament, the first one was won comprehensively by Maris Stella College yesterday. The visitors won the toss and elected to bowl first. Wesley College started off in a horrific manner as they kept losing wickets in the first few overs. They were not allowed to build partnerships thanks to some brilliant bowling by Kavika Dilshan, who rattled through the Wesley batting line up. Dilshan ended up with figures of 5/6 which enabled St. Aloysius to restrict Wesley to just 104 in 33.3 overs. For the home side it was Chamala Namesh who top scored with 32 runs.
The visitors came into bat with an easy task ahead and they did not hold back. They came in with a positive mindset and went hard at the bowling which did not allow Wesley College to create any opportunities with the ball. All the batters chipped in with quick fire cameos and they got over the line in just 18.4 over with 6 wickets in hand. This win would give these youngsters loads of confidence going into the top 8 round.
Wesley College104 (33.3) Chamal Namesh 32, Thimira Jayasekara 16 Kavika Dilshan 5/06, Hareen Buddila 2/20
St. Aloysius College107/4 (18.4) Ravindu Sanjana 18, Imsaf Iqbal 17, Shenal Dangalla 2/24, Kavinda Dissanayake 2/17