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Under 19 ‘Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19

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Seven matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island.

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Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala vs Mahinda College, Galle

Mahinda College managed to take first innings points against Maliyadeva College in their Group A fixture which concluded today at Mahinda College grounds in Galle. However, the Maliyadeva College batsmen showed great resistance with the bat in the second innings thanks to well compiled knocks made by Chaluka Athapatthu (111) and Nisanjana Hettiarachchi (96).

Brief Scores

Maliyadeva College – 133 (44.4) Supun Sumanarathne 56, Chaluka Athapatthu 41, Kushan Madusha 5/32, Vinura Dulsara 3/06 & 388 (84.2) Chaluka Athapatthu 111, Nisanjana Hettiarachchi 96, Supun Sumanarathne 61, Vidath Batepola 32, Amesh Tennakoon 24, Kaveen Bandara 23, Kushan Madusha 6/130, Pasan Pethangoda 2/70

Mahinda College – 324/9d (52) Nipun Malinga 91, Hansika Welihinda 56, Vinura Dulsara 44, Ashen Kandambi 36, Kaveesha Malliyawadu 26, Vidath Batepola 3/44, Bryan Nanayakkara 2/45 & 38/2 (5) Vidath Batepola 2/18

Result – Match Drawn (Mahinda College won first innings points)


Ananda College, Colombo vs St. Peter’s College, Colombo

St. Peter’s College finished day one on top in their traditional fixture against Ananda College which commenced today at Ananda College grounds in Colombo. The Ananda College skipper Kamesh Nirmal won the toss and opted to bat first but posted a modest total of 213 runs on the board.

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Kavindu Gimhana top scored with a knock of 53 runs which came off 75 balls including 6 fours. In addition, Janindu Jayawardane stroked 48 runs off 89 balls with 9 fours. Off spinner Ruvin Senevirathane and right arm fast medium bowler Santhush Gunathilaka shared 7 wickets between themselves.

In reply, St. Peter’s College got off to a poor start as Anandian fast medium bower struck in the very first over to break the opening partnership but Santhush Gunathilaka (55*) and Bhanuka de Silva (40*) built an unbeaten 101 run partnership for the second wicket to end the day in favour of St. Peter’s College.

Photos: Ananda College vs St. Peter’s College | Singer U19 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

Brief Scores

Ananda College – 213 (63.3) Kavindu Gimhana 53, Janindu Jayawardane 48, Kalana Wijesiri 33, Daminda Reshan 27, Ruvin Senevirathne 4/48, Santhush Gunathilaka 3/46

St. Peter’s College – 102/1 (27) Santhush Gunathilaka 55*, Bhanuka de Silva 40*

Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Benedict’s College, Colombo

The Group A fixture between Maris Stella College and St. Benedict’s College remained evenly poised at the close of play on day one. After winning the toss, the skipper of St. Benedict’s College chose to bowl first in their own backyard at Kotahena.

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The decision paid off as the hosts could restrict Maris Stella College to 199 runs in their first innings. Mystery spinner Mahesh Theekshana, who bowls like Ajantha Mendis, showed his tricks with the ball picking up 5 wickets for 75 runs. Right handed batsman Ashen Fernando top scored for the visitors with a knock of 65 runs which came off 94 balls

At stumps on day one, the hosts were 75 runs for 3 wickets. Right arm fast medium bowler Aveesha Keshan picked up all three wickets which fell in St. Benedicts innings.

Photos: Maris Stella College vs St. Benedict’s College | Singer U19 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

Brief Scores

Maris Stella College – 199 (58.2) Ashan Fernando 65, Amantha Perera 44, Chathura Anuradha 40, Mahesh Theekshana 5/75, Nimesh Malinda 2/44

St. Benedict’s College – 75/3 (37) Pasan Suwahas 35*, Kaviru Perera 26*, Aveesha Keshan 3/23

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo vs Wesley College, Colombo

St. Joseph’s College took the upper hand on day one in their traditional fixture against Wesley College which commenced today at Wesley College grounds in Colombo. The magnificent centuries scored by Dineth Jayakody and Dunith Wellalage were the highlights of the first day’s play.

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Brief Scores

St. Joseph’s College – 413/6d (87) Dineth Jayakody 124, Dunith Wellalage 106, Johanne de Zilva 55, Sheran Fonseka 45, Sachintha Ravindu 27*, Movin Subasinghe 3/116, Thenuka Perera 2/53

Wesley College – 27/2 (8) Johanne de Zilva 2/05


S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs Nalanda College, Colombo

S. Thomas’ College took honours on day one of their traditional fixture against Nalanda College which commenced today at Nalanda College grounds. The bowlers dominated the encounter between the two sides as Mahima Weerakoon starred with ball for the hosts picking up 4 wickets for 29 runs while left arm seamer Kalana Perera shone with the ball for the visitors picking up 5 scalps for 46 runs.

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Brief Scores

S. Thomas’ College – 169 (52) Shalin de Mel 40, Mohommed Ishaq 26, Kishan Munasinghe 21, Mahima Weerakoon 4/29, Lakshitha Rasanjana 3/41, Kaveesh Madurapperuma 2/34 & 7/0 (3)

Nalanda College – 127 (35.2) Ranindu de Silva 33, Dilhara Polgampola 29, Kalana Perera 5/46, Dellon Peiris 3/26, Shannon Fernando 2/20


Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya vs Trinity College, Kandy

The Group D fixture between Dharmapala College and Trinity College commenced today at Dharmapala College grounds in Pannipitiya. After winning the toss, the Dharmapala skipper opted to bat first but posted only 195 runs all-out. Kavishka Senadeera was instrumental in causing the batting collapse of the hosts as he took 7 scalps for 69 runs.

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Brief Scores

Dharmapala College – 195 (79.3) Malith Sandakalum 45, Naveen Madusanka 44, Tharindu Sandaruwan 38, Kavishka Senadeera 7/69

Trinity College – 45/2 (19) Nadun Hewanayake 2/12


Mahanama College, Colombo vs Zahira College, Colombo

The traditional fixture between Mahanama College and Zahira College commenced today at Zahira College grounds in Colombo. After being put into bat first, the visitors posted 228 runs on the board with Pathum Botheju top scoring with an unbeaten knock of 93 runs. In reply, the hosts were 24 for no loss at stumps on day one.

Brief Scores

Mahanama College – 228 (86.3) Pathum Botheju 93*, Lahiru Kavinda 23, Thevin Manishka 21, Mohomed Slasa 6/100

Zahira College – 24/0 (5)