Pawantha racks up a ton; Sandaru spins Thurstan to victory.

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

Thurstan College, Colombo played Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya at home while two other games commenced today (15th November). Maris Stella College, Negombo is hosting St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy in Katuneriya while St. Mary’s College, Kegalle and Mahanama College, Colombo are battling out their tournament fixture of the Singer U19 Division One Cricket Tournament in Ratmalana.

Thurstan College, Colombo vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya
Following a troubled day one at 87 runs for 7 wickets, Thurstan College, Colombo fought their way back to a victory on day two. Dharmapala College who batted first were only able to post 157 runs. Malith Sandakalum was the top-scorer with 54 runs. Sandaru Dias was the destructor with the ball as he bagged 6 wickets.
Though Thurstan struggled at the beginning of the innings, responsible knocks from Ranesh Silva (48), Ayesh Harshana (40) and the skipper, Sandaru Dias (35) propelled them to 187 runs.
Thurstan skipper, Sandaru Dias, who is in sublime form with the ball, picked up a match-bag 11 wickets with his fifer in the second innings. Dharmapala College was bowled out for 131 runs, setting a target of 107 runs for Thurstan College. Thurstan College went past the mark for the loss of 5 wickets. Sanuth Nandinu helped Thurstan College with 49 runs.
Brief scores
Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya 157 (51) 
Malith Sandakalum 54, Vihanga Gunarathna 21, Lakitha Purasinghe 21, Sandaru Dias 6/43, Udith Wickramarachchi 2/43 
& 131 (42) 
Dulaj Egodape 22, Nadun Hewanayaka 21, Tharindu Sadaruwan 22, Sadaru Dias 5/34, Shalaka Bandara 2/22
Thurstan College, Colombo 182 (73.4) 
Ranesh Silva 48, Ayesh Harshana 40, Sadaru Dias 35, Dilshan de Silva 4/40, Lakshitha Purasingh 2/14, Chamindu Samarsingha 2/44 
& 107/5 (19.3) 
Sanuth Nandinu 49

Thurstan struggles on a low-scoring day one

Thurstan College, Colombo and Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya are working off their tournament fixture at

Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy won the toss and elected to field first. Maris Stella College posted 172-runs for the first innings. Kevin Perera led the batting for Maris Stella with 51 runs. Pasan Hettiarachchi picked up 4 scalps.
St. Sylvester’s was trailing behind at 55 runs for 5 wickets by the end of the day. Naveen Fernando topped the bowling chart with 2 wickets.
Brief scores
Maris Stella College, Negombo 172 (50.5)
Kevin Perera 51, Chathura Anuradha 25, Pasindu Usshetti 25* Naveen Fernando 24, Pasan Hettiarachchi 4/42, Nadeera Balasuriya 2/27, Charith Rajaguru 2/20
St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy 55/5 (24)
Naveen Fernando 2/15

Bhanuka and Santhush earn points for St. Peter’s

Nalanda College, Colombo visited St. Peter’s College, Colombo to battle out their group ‘B’ fixture of the Singer U19 Division

St. Mary’s College, Kegalle vs Mahanama College, Colombo

St. Mary’s was put to bat by Mahanama, who won the toss. It was a below-par performance by the St. Mary’s batsmen as they were bundled up for just 103 runs. Pasan Walisinghe’s 35 was the best performance with the bat for St. Mary’s in the innings.
In reply, Mahanama got off to a flying start as the openers Pawantha Weerasinghe and Vinuka Rupasinghe put up a 169-run partnership by the end of the day with both their wickets intact. Pawantha scored a blistering century while Vinuka hit an unbeaten half-century.
Brief scores
St. Mary’s College, Kegalle 103 (39.5)
Pasan Walisingha 35, Akalanka Dinesh 24, Wathsala Perera 3/12, Danuka Nimmana 2/24, Sonal Gamage 2/39
Mahanama College, Colombo 169/0 (53)
Pawantha Weerasingha 100*, Vinuka Rupasingha 53*