Sandun Mendis takes 10 as Richmond demolishes St.Thomas Matara

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

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

Richmond College, Galle vs St. Thomas’s College, Matara

Richmond College managed to record a comprehensive innings win over St. Thomas’s College in the traditional fixture which concluded today at Uyanwattha grounds. Off spinner Sandun Mendis was the star with the ball for Richmond College as he collected a match bag of 10 wickets for 34 runs.

Brief Scores

Richmond College – 199 (61.2) Adithya Siriwardena 57, Akash Kavinda 55, Avindu Theekshana 20, Gishanthika Jayaweera 3/34, Kavindu Ridmal 2/28, Sachira Rashmika 2/39, Thineth Sithira 2/42

St. Thomas’s College – 67 (46.1) Woshitha Amarasinghe 20, Sandun Mendis 6/13, Dilum Sudeera 3/18 & 70 (38.4) Tharusha Kavinda 26, Sandun Mendis 4/21, Thaveesha Abishek 4/26

Result – Richmond won by an innings and 62 runs


Gurukula College, Kelaniya vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya

Dharmapala College managed to record an outright victory over Gurukula College in the Group C fixture which was concluded today at Bandaragama grounds. Dharmapala College was set a target of 136 runs by the opposition on day two which they managed to chase down with 4 wickets remaining.

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Brief Scores

Gurukula College – 139 (43.4) Pruthuvi Rusara 62, Dilshan de Silva 3/19, Dulaj Egodage 3/29, Chamindu Samarasinghe 3/51 & 90 (32) Imantha Shehan 27, Dilshan de Silva 4/20, Dulaj Egodage 3/20, Chamindu Samarasinghe 3/48

Dharmapala College – 94 (33.3) Kusanka Peiris 25, Yushan Malith 3/25, Sachintha Chamith 2/19 & 138/6 (29) Avishka Hasarindu 40, Malith Sandakalum 38, Nuwan Chanaka 2/24, Yushan Malith 2/40

Result – Dharmapala won by 4 wickets


Lumbini College, Colombo vs De Mazenod College, Kandana

Group D clash between Lumbini College and De Mazenod College ended in a draw today but Lumbini College won first innings points. Vimukthi Kulathunga was the star performer with the ball for Lumbini College as he picked up a match bag of 9 wickets for 135 runs.

Brief Scores

Lumbini College – 314 (66.3) Ranmal Fernando 96, Lakindu Upendra 53, Sadunil Sankalpa 33, Kavin Kithmina 29, Dhananjaya Dabare 30, Romal Fernando 6/91, Saliya Jude 2/15 

De Mazenod College – 193 (54.2) Mithila Geeth 77, Shemil Gunawardana 47, Vimukthi Kulathunga 6/57, Kavin Kithmina 3/47 & 317/9 (67) Saliya Jude 111, Mithila Geeth 78, Praveen Fonseka 56, Vimukthi Kulathunga 3/78, Ravindu Samaraweera 2/64

Result – Match Drawn (Lumbini won first innings points)


St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy vs Zahira College, Maradana

St. Sylvester’s College managed to win first innings points against Zahira College in the Group G clash which concluded today at Prison Grounds.  Manoharan Pavithran was the star of the match as he picked up a match bag of 10 wickets for the winning side.

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Brief Scores

St. Sylvester’s College – 301/8d (75) Nadeera Balasuriya 75, Manjith Rajapakshe 46, C Hiroshan 41, Abishek Isuranga 24, Chandula Jayakody 23, Manoharan Pavithran 21, Yasith Nirmala 3/63, Ridmika Nimesh 3/70 & 69/0 (4) Avindu Herath 50*

Zahira College – 162 (46.1) Chathura Dilrukshan 52, Mohammed Shadulla 32, Manoharan Pavithran 6/46 & 268 (59.4) Mohammed Shamaz 113, Dilsara Saminda 43, Mohammed Shadulla 26, Manoharan Pavithran 4/107

Result – Match Drawn (St. Sylvester’s won first innings points)