Dinanjaya Premarathne mastermind in drawn game

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U19 Cricket

Dinanjaya Premaratne smashed 141 as Maliyadeva College dominated the drawn game against St. Joseph’s Vaz College in a group D encounter which concluded today at Maliyadeva grounds. 

The hosts went on to pile up 302 as they declared the innings in the 91st over, in reply to 205 made by the visitors earlier in the game. Madushan Ranatunga finished with a 5 wicket haul for the lads from Wennappuwa. St. Joseph’s Vaz College held on to a draw as they finished 124 for 5 in 38 overs in the second innings.

St. Joseph Vaz College – 205 (63.1) Madushan Ranatunga 100, Yohan Pieris 30, Sanjeewan Priyadarshana 3/46, Damitha Silva 3/42, Kalana Illangakoon 2/10 & 124/5 (38) Anjana Rukmal 20*, Gihan Abeyrathne 26, Sanjeewan Priyadarshana 2/12.

Maliyadeva College – 320/9d (90.2) Dinanjaya Premarathne 141, Dilshan Kollure 24, Dulaj Ranathunge 44, Madushan Ranatunga 5/83, Danajaya Perera 2/87.


Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda vs St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy

After being asked to bat first Dharmasoka got off to a good start, thanks to Kaveesh Kumara and Kasun Maduranga who made useful half tons.

Sokians ended at a respectable 209 all out as Nimsara Atharagalla and Manuja Perera bagged three wickets a piece in a group C game which began today at Gampola Wickramabahu grounds. In reply the hosts lost four wickets for 82 runs at stumps.

Dharmasoka College -209 (61) Kaveesh Kumara 60, Kasun Maduranga 58, Dinuka Dilshan 26, Nimsara Atharagalla 3/38, Manuja Perera 3/18, Usindu Nissanka 2/17.

St. Sylvester’s -82/4 (28) Manjith Rajapaksha 23*


Anuradhapura MMV vs Gurukula College, Kelaniya

Gurukula College took major honours against Anuradhapura MMV as they were bowled out for 169 in the opening day of the group C game which began today at Mahara Prison grounds.

Sachin top scored with a half-ton while Pruthivi Rusura restricted the visitors with ball. In reply the hosts were strongly placed on 209 for 6 wickets. Teshan Malinda stroked a classy 52 as they registered the first innings win at stumps.

Anuradhapura MMV – 169 (49.2) H.Sachin 69, Dananjawa Shammika 28, Praveen Nimesh 3/44, Pruthivi Rusara 4/38.

Gurukula College -209/6 (50) Teshan Malinda 52, Pruthivi Rusara 28, Thenira Nayanatharu 24, Udara Ravindu 57*, Ravintha Prabashwara 2/64, Maduranga Sri Chandrarathne 2/78.