Five matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island.
S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs Mahanama College, Colombo
S. Thomas’ College managed to record an innings victory over Mahanama College in their Group C fixture which was worked off today at Mount Lavinia. Thomian left arm seamer Kalana Perera demolished the batting lineup of Mahanama picking up a match bag of 10 wickets for 54 runs.
S. Thomas’ College – 395/5d (64.3) Shalin de Mel 151*, Maneesha Rupasinghe 82, Sithara Hapuhinna 53, Kalana Perera 39, Ravindu de Silva 35, Pawantha Weerasinghe 2/84
Mahanama College – 68 (36.3) Vinuka Rubasinghe 20, Kalana Perera 6/33, Dilmin Rathnayake 3/11 & 208 (60.1) Pathum Botheju 62, Pawantha Weerasinghe 60, Sonal Dinusha 32, Kalana Perera 4/21, Kishan Munasinghe 2/47, Dilmin Rathnayake 2/67
Result – S. Thomas’ College won by an innings & 119 runs
St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs Royal College, Colombo
St. Peter’s College managed to take major honours in the drawn traditional encounter against Royal College which concluded today at St. Peter’s College grounds in Colombo. After being 22 for 0 at overnight, Royal College batsmen were bundled out for 125 runs for their first innings. Left arm spinner Kanishka Maduwantha was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he picked up 5 wickets for 28 runs in 19.3 overs with 7 maidens.
After being asked to follow on, the visitors showed much better batting display in the second innings posting 177 for 3 at the close of play. Ahan Sachintha top scored with a knock of 58 runs which came off 54 balls including 10 fours.
St. Peter’s College – 329/6d (83.2) Ranmith Jayasena 116, Shivan Perera 70, Dineth Anjula 50, Santhush Gunathilaka 46, Shannon Fernando 27*, Kavindu Pathirathne 2/51
Royal College – 125 (60.3) Ishwara Dissanayake 30, Ahan Sachintha 26, Kamil Mishara 26, Kanishka Maduwantha 5/28, Santhush Gunathilaka 3/18, Ruvin Senevirathne 2/26 & 177/3 (41) Ahan Sachintha 58, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 33*, Kamil Mishara 30, Ishwara Dissanayake 30, Ruvin Senevirathne 2/35
Result – Match Drawn (St. Peter’s College won first innings points)
Dharmaraja College, Kandy vs Nalanda College, Colombo
The traditional fixture between Dharmaraja College and Nalanda College ended in a draw today at Kandy with the visitors claiming first innings points. The all-round performance of Raveen De Silva was the key highlight of the match as he scored a half century with the bat and picked up 7 wickets with the ball for Nalanda College.
Dharmaraja College – 171 (60.5) Yasitha Samararathne 44*, Kasun Gunawardhane 37, Isuru Dayananda 28, Raveen de Silva 4/34, Maheema Weerakoon 3/08, Chamindu Wijesinghe 2/41 & 198/8 (79) Chethiya Bandara 50, Navinda Dilshan 44, Isuru Dayananda 38, Lakshitha Rasanjana 4/65, Raveen De Silva 3/45
Nalanda College – 183 (54.4) Raveen De Silva 52, Ranindu de Silva 46, Moksha Sankalpa 25, Avishka Perera 21, Yasitha Samararathne 5/69, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 4/51
Result – Match Drawn (Nalanda College won first innings points)
St. Servatius College, Matara vs St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa
The Group C fixture between St. Joseph Vaz College and St. Servatius College also ended in a draw today at Matara but the first innings points was won by St. Servatius College. Chethaka Denuwan and Shashika Dilshan starred with the ball for the hosts picking up 3 wickets each. Sri Lanka U19 skipper Nipun Dhananjaya shone with the bat for the visitors scoring 66 runs.
St. Seravtius College – 231 (62.2) Pushpitha Dilshan 69, Risira Lakwin 55, Chihan Kalindu 23, Dhanuka Nirmal 5/42, Nipun Dhananjaya 2/59
St. Joseph Vaz College – 131 (52.2) Nipun Dhananjaya 66, Chethaka Denuwan 3/22, Shashika Dilshan 3/23, Matheesha Madushan 2/34 & 21/0 (6.3)
Result – Match Drawn (St. Servatius College won first innings points)
Maris Stella College, Negombo vs Devapathiraja College, Rathgama
The Group A fixture between Maris Stella College and Devapathiraja College commenced today at Galle International Cricket Stadium. After winning the toss, the Maris Stella College skipper opted to bat first and posted 222 runs on the board with Ravindu Fernando top scoring with a knock of 126 runs. In reply, the lads from Rathgama were in a spot of bother as they finished day one at 76 for 5.
Maris Stella College – 222 (52) Ravindu Fernando 126, Amantha Perera 28, Naveen Fernando 22, Pathum Madushanka 5/27, Thisara Dilshan 2/22, Irushka Thimira 2/74
Devapathiraja College – 76/5 (26.3) Jeewaka Shasheed 24*, Ravindu Fernando 2/28