Nishitha Abilash puts Sebs on top; Isipathana struggles in Wattala

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

Trinity records outright victory, Thurstan claims first innings points

Two matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 were conducted yesterday…

St. Joseph’s College vs St. Sebastian’s College

Been asked to bat first the Moratu boys started their innings in a blistering fashion as they ended the first session on 185 for 1 wicket.

Nishitha Abilash was the hero as he stroked a classy century, while he was ably supported by his opening partner Shanel Fernando 87.

The declaration came as the scoreboard showed 334 inside the 73rd over for the visitors. The lanky off-spinner Ashen Daniel toiled hard for his four wickets for the hosts. In reply the Josephians managed to end the day at 110 for 2 wickets with right-hander Johanne De Zilva making a solid half-ton.

Replay : Singer U19 Cricket Tournament 2017/18 – S. Thomas’ College vs Richmond College – Day 2

Match will continue tomorrow for day two at Darley Road.

Brief Scores

St. Sebastians College, Moratuwa 334/7 (72.3) Nishitha Abilash 129, Shanel Fernando 87, Gihan Senanayake 33*, Tashik Perera 51, Ashen Daniel 4/76, Dunith Wellalage 2/87

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo – 110/2 (22) Johanne de Zilva 63, Revan Kelly 29


Isipathana vs St. Anthony’s College, Wattala

27 wickets fell in seamer friendly conditions in the group B encounter which began today in Wattala. Been asked to bat first Isipathana crumbled for a hapless 86 in just 31 overs. Two seamers from Wattala bamboozled the lads from Havelocks with wiry spells as both Avishka Tharindu and Sanil Vidusha claimed four wickets apiece. In reply, the hosts got bowled out for 99, registering first innings points. However, Isipathana batted again and failed again, losing 7 wickets in the second innings for 80 runs with only 67-run lead going to the second day.

Replay : Singer U19 Cricket Tournament 2017/18 – S. Thomas’ College vs Richmond College – Day 1

Brief Scores 

Isipathana College, Colombo 86 (31) Sanil Vidusha 4/34, Avishka Tharindu 4/41  & 80/7 (21) Eshan Fernando 23*, Ashen Malith 2/23, Sanil Nidusha 3/44.

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala 99 (30.4) Yasindu Jayaweera 23, Dinath Dissanayaka 6/31 Madushika Sandaruwan 2/05.