Kalhara’s 6-fer & Mishara’s ton assert dominance for Royal

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Three games in the Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament commenced today, 13th November as Royal, St Joseph’s and Ananda College managed to take the honours of day 01.

Raveen de Silva stars as Nalanda takes first innings points

Ananda College Vs Mahinda College

Traditional fixture between Ananda and Mahinda College was held at Galle International Cricket Stadium as the visitors won the toss and elected to bat first.

Anandians were bowled out in just 50 overs, only making 144 for the first innings mainly because of the brilliant bowling effort of Kushal Madusha who picked up 3 wickets. But Mahinda boys couldn’t take the advantage of the opportunity as they were reduced to 59 for 7 at the stumps. 

Mahinda College is still 85 runs behind of Ananda College’s 1st innings total with only 3 wickets in hand.

Brief Scores

Ananda College, Colombo 144 (50): Sonara Karunathunga 32, Janidu Jayawardana 29, Kalana Wijesiri 21, Kushal Madusha 3/26, Subanu Rajapaksha 2/27, Theekshana Sanjeewa 2/39 

Mahinda College, Galle 59/7 (42): Shakya Sampath 27, Thisuru Ayesh 3/07, Dasun Tharaka 2/20

Stumps – Day 1

St. Aloysius College Vs St. Joseph’s College 

St Joseph’s College hosted the group I fixture against St Aloysius College in their school ground and managed to take the control of the match at the end of day 01.

Visitors who decided to bat first, did last in the pitch for only 41.3 overs as they made 88 runs. Sri Lanka U19 cap, all-rounder Lakshan Gamage was the chief destroyer of Aloysius boys as he picked up 4 wickets.

In reply, hosts were 164/5 in 44 overs with a 76 runs lead already at the stumps. Dunith Wellalage and Johan De Zilva chipped in with half centuries as well.

Brief Scores

St. Aloysius College, Galle 88 (41.3): Danuka Nikeshana 27*, Lakshan Gamage 4/22, Dunith Wellalage 2/16, Johan De Zilva 2/17 

St. Josephs College, Colombo 164/5 (44): Dunith Wellalage 52*, Johan De Zilva 51, Dineth Jayakodi 24, Chamika Sandaruwan 2/19

Stumps – Day 1

Isipathana College Vs Royal College

GROUP A, at SLAOC Intl Cricket Stadium, Dombagoda (Toss: Isipathana College, Colombo Won & Bat)

Royalists were at a strong position in the group A match against Isipathana College at their adopted home ground, international Cricket Stadium, Dombagoda. After having the luck with toss, Isipathana boys couldn’t handle the off-spin artistry of Prashan Kalhara who destroyed them with the figure of 6/23. 

After bowling out the opposition for 92, U19 cap Kamil Mishara blasted a century to put Royal at 157/3 to lead the way for Royal at the stumps. Royal are 59 runs ahead at the moment with 7 wickets in hand.

Brief Scores

Isipathana College, Colombo 92 (41.2): Prashan Kalhara 6/23, Dishan Balasuriya 2/29, Kavindu Pathirathna 2/18 

Royal College, Colombo 157/3 (51): Kamil Mishara 102*, Sadeesha Rajapaksha 23, Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi 2/35

Stumps – Day 1

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