Three matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island. Left arm seamer Pasan Pethangoda picked up a 5-wicket haul to put Mahinda College on top in day one.
St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa vs St. Aloysius College, Galle
The Group C fixture between St. Aloysius College and St. Joseph Vaz College commenced today at Galle International Cricket Stadium. After being put into bat first, the Vazians were bundled out for 75 runs. Manushka Samith and Kavindu Dilhara shone with the ball for the Galle boys as they shared 8 wickets between themselves.
St. Aloysius College replied with a much better batting display as they posted 169 runs for 3 wickets at stumps on day one. Gimahana Ashirwada top scored with the bat remaining unbeaten on 61 runs for St. Aloysius College. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
St. Joseph Vaz College – 75 (40.2) Manushka Samith 5/16, Kavindu Dilhara 3/21
St. Aloysius College – 169/3 (49) Gimhana Ashirwada 61*, Omal Sandith 36*, Arshana Nadeesha 29, Ravindu Kanchana 22, Danuka Nirmal 2/43
Mahinda College, Galle vs Devapathiraja College, Rathgama
The Group A fixture between Mahinda College and Devapathiraja College commenced today at Mahinda College grounds in Galle. The visiting college skipper won the toss and opted to bat first but posted only 183 runs on the board. Left arm seamer Pasan Pethangoda was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he grabbed 5 wickets for 49 runs.
In reply, Mahinda College batsmen finished day one strongly with the bat scoring 185 runs for 3 wickets at close of play. Kaushitha Kodithuwakku top scored with a knock of 61 runs for the lads from Galle. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
Devapathiraja College – 183 (67.5) Sudeera Weerarathne 52, Irushka Thimira 49, Thisara Dilshan 23, Dinitha Prabanka 22, Pasan Pethangoda 5/49, Kushan Madushan 4/61
Mahinda College – 185/3 (35) Kaushitha Kodithuwakku 61, Hansika Welihinda 39*, Nipun Malinga 31*, Sadew Iduwara 26, Danuja Iduwara 22
Gurukula College, Kelaniya vs St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy
Another Group A fixture between Gurukula College and St. Sylvester’s College commenced today with the latter taking slight advantage on day one. After being put into bat first, Gurukula College posted only 128 runs on the board with Rashmika Mewan top scoring with 63 runs.
In reply, St. Sylvester’s College went past the opposition’s score, posting 143 runs for 7 wickets at stumps on day one. Nadeera Balasooriya stroked a classy knock of 66 runs for the lads from Kandy. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
Gurukula College – 128 (49.3) Rashmika Mewan 63, Hasindu Nisshanka 3/24, Charith Rajaguru 2/13, Pasan Hettiarachchi 2/15, Nadeera Balasooriya 2/36
St. Sylvester’s College – 143/7 (43) Nadeera Balasooriya 66, Avindu Herath 26, Kevin Nemshan 24, Sachintha Chamith 3/15, Rishika Sankalpa 2/31