Santhush Gunathilake races to a hundred; St. Peter’s take complete control

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

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Singer U19 division one cricket tournament 2018/19 saw 5 games today (16th November). St. Peter’s College, Colombo is playing against President’s College, Kotte at St. Peter’s grounds. Maris Stella College, Negombo and St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy battled in Katuneriya, De Mazenod College, Kandana met Nalanda College, Colombo at Nalanda grounds, St. Mary’s College, Kegalle fought Mahanama College, Colombo in Rathmalana, Prince of Wales, Moratuwa locked horns with S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia at S. Thomas’ grounds.

St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs President’s College, Kotte

After winnings the toss, President’s skipper decided to put runs on board first. But some tidy bowling from the Peterites made that task very tough for the visitors, who were eventually wiped off for 92 runs. Sri Lanka youth player, Santhush Gunathilake was the highest wicket-taker with 3 scalps to his name while Tariq Saboor, Kanishka Maduwantha and Ruvin Seneviratne all supported with 2 wickets each. Vikum Kalhara and Keshara Pushpakumara gave a bit of a fight to lift President’s College, but both failed to convert the start as they got out for 30 runs each.

St. Peter’s College lost 3 quick wickets up front but Santhush Gunathilake and Nipunaka Fonseka steadied ship and took them to a commanding position. Gunathilake raced his way to a entertaining hundred while Fonseka was unbeaten at 84 by stumps. St. Peter’s had 281 runs on board for the loss of 5 wickets at the end of the day.

Brief scores

Presidents College, Kotte 92 (30.2)

Vikum Kalhara 30, Keshara Pushpakumara 30, Santhush Gunathilake 3/06, Tariq Saboor 2/05, Kanishka Maduwantha 2/23, Ruwin Senevirathna 2/37

St. Peters College, Colombo 281/5 (65)

Santhush Gunathilake 123, Nipunaka Fonseka 84*, Shannon Fernando 25

STUMPS – DAY 1

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

Batting first, St. Mary’s College, Kegalle managed only a 103-runs in their first innings. Pasan Walisinghe’s 35 runs was the only notable performance of the innings. Mahanama College who won the toss, did a good job with the ball. Mahanama bowlers were sharp and tight. Every run was hardly-earned for St Mary’s. Wathsala Perera was the pick of the bowlers, picking up 3 wickets for 12 runs.

In reply, Pawantha Weerasinghe and Vinuka Rubasinghe ragged the St. Mary’s bowlers by putting up an unbeaten 170-run partnership. Mahanama thought it is enough and decided to declare their innings with it.

St. Mary’s made up to the poor batting in the first innings with a enterprising 118 runs for their second innings and saved themselves from a defeat.

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 Dinusha 2/39

& 118/5 (44)

Gihan Abeywardena 34, Pasan Walisingha 33*, Gajitha Keshara 32, Lahiru Vithana 2/10, Sonal Gamage 2/49

Mahanama College, Colombo 170/0d (54)

Pawantha Weerasingha 101*, Vinuka Rubasingha 53*

MATCH DRAWN (MAHANAMA WON FIRST INNING POINTS)

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

Being put to bat first, Maris Stella recorded 172 runs for their first innings. Kevin Perera was the top-scorer for Maris Stella with 51 runs while Pasan Hettirachchi picked up 4 wickets for 27 runs.

Naveen Fernando led the bowling for Maris Stella as he picked 4 wickets for 35 runs. Another 2 wickets each by Pasindu Ushetti and Ravindu Fernando meant that St. Sylvester’s came crashing down for 87 runs for their first innings.

Maris Stella added another 110 runs for their tally although they were not in best of the shape while scoring it. Nevertheless it was still a match winning score for Maris Stella. St. Sylvester’s skipper, Manoharan Pavithran, bowled well for his 4 wickets for 18 runs.

Maris Stella almost got the game wrapped under their belt but missed it by just 3 wickets at the end. Pasindu Ushetti picked up 4 wickets for 14 runs while Ravindu Fernando picked 3 wickets for 35 runs to put St. Sylvester’s in trouble at 62 for 7. The game was then called a draw with Maris Stella earning first innings points.

Brief scores

Maris Stella College, Negombo 172 (50.5)

Kevin Perera 51, Chathura Anuradha 25, Pasindu Ushetti 25*, Naveen Fernando 24, Pasan Hettiarachchi 4/42, Charith Rajaguru 2/20, Nadeera Balasuriya 2/27

& 110 (32.1)

Roshen Fernando 24, Naveen Fernando 22, Chathura Anuradha 21, Kevin Perera 20, Manhoran Pavithran 4/18, Nishantha Indrajith 2/22

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy 87 (35.2)

Naveen Fernando 4/35, Pasindu Ushetti 2/01, Ravindu Fernando 2/13

& 62/7 (40)

Kevin Nimshan 22, Pasindu Ushetti 4/14, Ravindu Fernando 3/35

MATCH DRAWN (MARIS STELLA WON FIRST INNING POINTS)


De Mazenod College, Kandana vs Nalanda College, Colombo

The hosts Nalanda College, won the toss and elected to field first. Accordingly, De Mazenod College, Kandana was not up to the mark with the bat as they were bowled out for 146 runs. Skipper, Nadun Hettiarachchi, scored 30 runs to top the chart while Nimna was the second with 28 runs to his name. Nalanda captain, Lakshitha Rasanjana was having a good day with the ball bagging 7 wickets for 41 runs.

Nalanda College in reply was at 153 runs for the loss of 2 wicket by the close of play. Ranidu de Silva scored 56 runs for Nalanda College.

Brief scores

De Mazenod College, Kandana 146 (46)

Nadun Dilshan 30, Nimna Fernando 28, Lakshitha Rasanjana 7/41, Chamindu Wijesinghe 3/34

Nalanda College, Colombo 153/2 (41)

Ranidu de Silva 56, Avishka Perera 23

STUMPS – DAY 1

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Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa vs S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia

Thomas’ College invited Prince of Wales College to bat first after winning the toss. Prince of Wales College scored 148 runs for their first innings. Prince Fernando contributed with a useful 54 runs while Dilmin Rathnayake was the pick from the Thomians with figures of 4/24.

Thomas’ batted the rest of the day and scored 182 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Umayanga Suwaris and Ravidu de Silva were at the crease by stumps for S. Thomas’ with 49 runs and 45 runs respectively. The game will resume tomorrow for day two.

Brief scores

Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa 148 (46.4)

Prince Fernando 54, Kavinda Dilshan 21, Dilmin Rathnayake 4/24, Kalana Perera 2/54, Shannon Fernando 2/13

Thomas College, Mount Lavinia 182/3 (46)

Umayanga Suwaris 49*, Dion Fernando 47, Ravindu de Silva 45*, Dilmin Rathnayake 33, Kavinda Dilshan 2/36

STUMPS – DAY 1

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