St. Joseph’s: 132 in 37.5 overs (Jehan Daniel 28, Rishitha Perera 25, Ruchira Palliyaguru 25, Revan Kelly 24, Sakun Rukshan 3/16, A. Ishan 2/27)
St. Sebastian’s Moratuwa VS De Mazenod Kandana.
Another rain affected match at Moratuwa ended with the victory being awarded to St. Sebastian’s College by 61 runs, according to the Parabola Method. The Sebs dominated from the word go and they were on the brink of winning when the rain began to fall.
St. Sebastian’s: 190/9 in 47 overs (Tharusha Fernando 86 n.o., Nishitha Abhilash 20, Nadun Dilshan 4/41, Mithila Geeth 3/25)
Two upcountry rivals went head to head in Kandy this week. Sri Rahula Kandy emerged victorious after a dominating performance with both bat and ball.
Sri Sumangala: 136 in 34.3 overs (Vihanga Weerathunga 38, Isuru Kulathunga 37, Chamika Samarasekara 5/27)
Sri Rahula: 139/5 in 36.4 overs (Madushan Paranavithana 49, Udara Nawarathna 28 n.o., Isuru Kulathunga 3/14)
Devapathiraja Rathgama VS St. Thomas’ College Matara
Devapathiraja registered their third victory in the first round at Matara Uyanwatta stadium this week. It was low scoring match and it was the visitors who came out on top in the end with a 4 wicket victory.
Lumbini College Colombo VS Mahanama College Panadura
Lumbini College got the better of Mahanama College Panadura in a one sided match in Colombo yesterday. Kanishka Maduwantha of Lumbini, with a brilliant all round performance, guided his team to a 55 run victory.
Lumbini: 182/9 in 37 overs (Kanishka Madhuwantha 54, Kaveen Pieris 30, Dushan Ranmal 26, Chamikara Fernando 3/33, M. Mafaz 2/26)
Maris Stella College put up a dominating performance against Nalanda College to seal victory by 44 runs in Negombo this week. Batting first they posted a formidable total and their bowlers worked their magic to restrict the opponents and seal the victory.
Maris Stella: 245 in 48.5 overs (Roshen Fernando 74 , Kevin Perera 24, Chathura Anuradha 23, Mark Fernando 19, Dinidu Wijewardhana 3/45, Nipun Devinda 2/25)
Nalanda: 201 in 42.1 overs (Dinidu Wijewardhana 90, Lakshitha Rasanjana 42, M. Pasindu 5/36, Mark Fernando 2/21, Naveen Fernando 2/30)
St Thomas’ College Matale VS Vidyartha College Kandy
This match was abandoned due to heavy rain. The umpires could not use the Parabola Method because Vidyartha College did not get the chance to bat.
St. Thomas’ Matale: 137/8 in 40 overs (M. L. Jayasundara 35, D. M. Jayarathna 16, Pubudu Bandara 15, Isuru Probodha 3/28, Chathuranga Rathnayake 2/15)
Vidyartha College: Did not bat
St. Joseph Vaz College Wennappuwa VS St. Mary’s College Chilaw
Another rain affected match ended with St Joseph Vaz registering an easy 54 run victory according to the Parabola Method. Nipun Dhananjaya’s heroics with the bat was the key for Joseph Vaz sealing full points from this match.
St. Joseph Vaz: 212/9 in 50 overs (Nipun Dhananjaya 88, Chamod Fernando 25, Anjana Rukmal 22, Thilan Pradeeptha 20, Akalanka Dinujaya 3/54, Shohan Harshana 2/22, Shehan Dineth 2/39)
St. Anthony’s College Kandy VS Kingswood College Kandy
This upcountry battle ended with the Anthonians registering a thrilling 1 wicket victory over Kingswood College. Chasing 143 runs St Anthony’s were pushed by the Kingswood bowlers but ultimately the Anthonians got over the line with one wicket to spare.
St. Anthony’s: 144/9 in 47.4 overs (Chamod Wanasinghe 38, N. Rukshan 27, Tamashana Abeykoon 27, Pramuditha Panditharatne 24 n.o., Binura Rajapakse 4/32, Saumya Piyasena 2/24)
Dharmaraja College Kandy VS Sri Rahula College Kandy
Rajans sealed a massive 184 run victory over their home-town rivals Sri Rahula. Bhuwantha Udangamuwa scored a brilliant 124 in just 101 balls with 14 boundaries and 8 sixes and guided his team to a massive total of 339 runs in 50 overs. Sri Rahula fell way short as they were bundled out for just 155 runs.
St.John’s College Jaffna VS Maliyadeva College Kurunegala
The boys from up north registered a massive 73 run victory over Maliyadewa College this week. Batting first they managed to post a formidable total of 278 runs in their allocated 50 overs. Maliyadewa’s Dulaj Ranatunga scored an unbeaten 92 runs but he could not take his team over the line as he was left stranded on the other when they were bowled out for 205 runs.
St.John’s: 278/7 in 50 overs (Vasanthan Jathusan 70, N. Sowmiyan 67, V. Danuyan 29, K. Kapilraj 28, S. Bandara 2/27)
Maliyadeva: 205 in 39 overs (Dulaj Ranathunge 97 n.o., N. Hettiarachchi 34, K. Kapilraj 4/29, V. Sinthujan 2/15)