Two matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 was conducted today around the island.
St. Joseph’s College vs Maliyadeva College
St. Joseph’s College recorded a 1st innings win against Maliyadeva College in the group ‘D’ encounter which concluded today at St. Joseph’s College grounds in Maradana. The visitors resumed day two on 46/1 and were bowled out for 181 runs. Muditha Premadasa stroked a half century for the visiting team but it was not enough to go past home team’s score. Dunith Wellalage was the pick of the bowlers for St. Joseph’s College as he took 5 wickets for 58 runs.
St. Joseph’s College – 286 (64.5) Johanne De Silva 65, Dineth Jayakody 37, Nipun Sumanasinghe 36, Dilesh Perera 30, Lakshan Gamage 25, Dunith Wellalage 24, Jehan Pranandupulle 23, Dulaj Ranathunga 7/96 & 50/0 (9.4)
Maliyadeva College – 181 (62.5) Muditha Premadasa 52, Sajeewan Priyadarahana 33, Nisanjaya Hettiarachchi 27*, Supun Nissanka 24, Thaluka Athapathu 23, Dunith Wellalage 5/58, Nipun Sumanasinghe 2/13
Result – Match Drawn (St. Joseph’s College won first innings)
St. Sylvester’s College vs Lumbini College
Lumbini College recorded an outright win against St. Sylvester’s College in the group ‘D’ encounter which concluded today at BRC grounds. The visitors resumed day two on 63/7 and managed to add another 68 runs for the remaining three wickets as they were bowled out for 131 runs. Nimsara Aththaragalla stroked a fighting knock of 37 runs but it was not enough to save them as the off spinner Kavin Peiris ran through the Sylvester’s batting line up with 6 wickets. Lumbini College was set a target of 121 runs and they achieved it with 3 wickets to spare. Kaveen Peiris starred with the bat (38) as well to give Lumbini College an outright win.
St. Sylvester’s College – 91 (36.1) Pasan Hettiarachchi 21, Shashika Chandira 6/25, Vimukthi Kulathunga 3/23 & 131 (53.5) Nimsara Aththaragalla 37, Kasun Edirithilake 19, Kavin Peiris 6/33, Amitha Dabare 2/26, Vimukthi Kulathunga 2/42
Lumbini College – 102 (29.3) Lakindu Upendra 33, Pasan Hettiarachchi 6/14 & 121/7 (44.4) Kavin Peiris 38, Raveesha Madumal 36*, Gaveesha Madumal 32, Sadunil Sankalpa 23, Nimsara Aththaragalla 2/22
Result – Lumbini College won by 3 wickets
St. Sebastian’s College vs Trinity College
Group A encounter between St. Sebastian’s College and Trinity College was called off due to bad weather which prevailed at St. Sebastian College Grounds, Moratuwa.
St. Sebastian’s College – 216/8 (66) Tharusha Fernando 70*, Praveen Cooray 27, Lahiru Fernando 21, Vimukthi Nethumal 5/95
Result – Match Drawn (No Result)