Two matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division I two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 conducted today around the island.
Maliyadeva College vs De Mazenod College
The lads from Kandana won the toss and opted to bat first in the group ‘D’ encounter which commenced today at De Mazenod grounds. Romal Fernando was impressive with the ball for the Mazenodians as the lads from Kurunagala were bundled out for a hapless 102 inside 36 overs.
In reply, the hosts take the advantage by registering a first innings win in the opening day and having 81-run lead going in to the second day when the umpires stopped play due to bad-light.
Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
Maliyadeva College – 102 (35.5) Sanjeewan Priyadarshana 43*, Muditha Premadasa 22, Romal Fernando 5/22, Sihina Sithumina 3/22.
De Mazenod College – 183/7 (40.5) Mithila Geeth 53, Saliya Jude 51*, Praveen Fonseka 22, Mithul Senerath 21, Vishwa Dissanayaka 4/43, Dulaj Ranathunga 2/42.
Richmond College vs Thurstan College
The Richmondites decided to declare their innings in the second day morning in hope of a 1st innings result in the traditional encounter which concluded at Galle International Stadium. The visitors started off superbly with Yeshan Wickramarachchie making a 72 ball 66 to give the momentum for the lads from Thurstan. However, the match ended in a no result due to poor weather in Galle and the umpires decided to call it a day.
Richmond College – 226/9d (71.2) Avindu Theekshana 64, Aditya Siriwardene 44, Dilum Sudeera 32, Thaveesha Abhishek 22, Nipun Lakshan 3/42, Savan Prabash 2/27, Sandaru Dias 2/48.
Thurstan College – 132/3 (31.3) Yeshan Wickramarachchi 66, Yohan Sachitha 29, Nimesh Perera 26, Dilum Sudeera 2/31.
Result – No result