Five games in the second round of the Singer U17 Division 1 Tournament 2019 concluded today, 05th August 2019, all around the island.
St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs Vidyaloka College, Galle
The team from the town of rocks travelled south to work the game off at the Rathgama Public grounds. After winning the toss they elected to take first lease of the crease.
Trimalsha Silva propelled his school to a comfortable 260 runs with a fighting 112 runs to his name. The next best score of the innings was the 35 not-out scored by Shevon Nimantha. Silva put his team on top almost single handedly.
Deleesha Nethsara was the pick of the bowlers as he bagged 4 wickets for 33 runs. Sonal Ransara also helped with 3 scalps under his belt.
In reply, the hosts only managed 221 runs. Ransara topped the batting card with 77 runs while Rishitha Perera of St. Anne’s College picked up 4 for 44.
The visitors recorded a comfortable 39 run win.
St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala 260/8 (50):Trimalsha Silva 112, Shevon Nimantha 35*, Rishitha Perera 28, Pivithu Fernando 21, Deleesha Nethsara 4/33, Sonal Ransara 3/49
Vidyaloka College, Galle 221 (46):Sonal Ransara 77, Gihan Asanka 47, Kavindu Basnayake 46, Rishitha Perera 4/44 Kalindu Wijesinghe 3/14
St. Anne’s College won by 39 runs
St. Sebastian’s College registered a 44-run victory….
The Royalists hosted the Anandians at home in their second-round fixture. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. They only managed to score 145 runs in 44.5 overs. There were only two noteworthy performances from the Ananda batsmen. Anuda Jithwara made 32 runs with the bat while Hansaka Jayasinghe managed 28 runs. Except for the two of them, the rest of the Ananda batting didn’t manage to pull their weight.
Kishan Balasooriya led the bowling pack with 3 scalps while Sadisha Rajapakshe picked up 2 wickets for 13 runs.
The Royalists too struggled a bit in their chase but eventually went over the line with 3 wickets intact.
Isiwara Dissanayake scored 52 runs to be the top-scorer while Dinuka Dansith claimed 2 wickets for 16 runs.
Ananda College, Colombo 145 (44.5):Anuda Jayaweera 32, Hansaka Jayasinghe 28, Kishan Balasooriya 3/29, Sadish Rajapaksa 2/13
Royal College, Colombo 146/7 (42.4):Isiwara Dissanayake 52, Kavindu Pathirathne 28*, Vinuka Dansith 2/16
Royal College won by 3 wickets
Three games in the second round of the Singer U17 Division 1….
De Mazenod College, Kandana vs Mahinda College, Galle
It was a defeat at home for Mahinda College as they fell 26 runs short of the visiting De Mazenod College.
The Mazenodians won the toss and elected to put runs on the board first. They scored 248 runs in 49.5 overs. Mithul Senarathne recorded 73 runs to his name. It was a collective effort by the Mazenodians as they ended up with a competitive score.
Kushan Madusha and Sisira Helitha both bowled well in tandem as the duo picked up 4 wickets each.
Mahinda College in reply, were undone for 222 runs. Helitha shone with the bat too as he scored 60 runs for his team but couldn’t get them over the hump.
Shevon Kaushalya was the star with the ball for De Mazenod as the youngster picked up 4 wickets for 47 runs. Sisira Indumina also ended the game with 3 wickets for 46 runs.
The Mazenodians surprised the hosts with a 26-run win in a tight contest.
De Mazenod College, Kandana 248 (49.5):Mithul Senarathne 73, Ruvin Fonseka 47, Hector Jayaweera 32, Shevon Kaushalya 20, Kushan Madusha 4/38, Sisira Helitha 4/50, Theekshana Sanjeewa 2/64,
Mahinda College, Galle 222 (49.1):Sisira Helitha 60, Kavindu Lakshan 49, Sakya Sampath 28, Chethiya Gunasekara 26, Shevon Kaushalya 4/47, Sisira Indumina 3/46
De Mazenod College won by 26 runs
ThePapare.com | Faisal Ramees | 05/08/2019 Editing and re-using….
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala vs Maris Stella College, Negombo
Kaveesha Samarakoon gave Maliyadeva College some breathing space as he took them to a decent 211 runs in their 50 overs after seeing a sloppy start. They had won the toss and elected to bat first. Samarakoon ended unbeaten on 64 runs.
It was a group assault by the boys from Negombo. Aloka Lakshan, Senath Fernando, Sandeepa Induwara all picked up 2 wickets each.
The Maristonians were well in their cause until weather chose to play spoilsport. But they could not cope up with the rate required according to the Parabola method. They were given a Parabola target of 119 runs in 20 overs. They only managed to score 80 runs at the end of the 20th handing Maliyadeva College a fortunate win.
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 211/8 (50):Kaveesha Samarakoon 64*, Kavindu Ranmal 48, Aloka Lakshan 2/36, Senath Fernando 2/40, Sandeepa Induwara 2/45
Maris Stella College, Negombo 80/5 (20):Kavich Kumarasiri 28, Hasindu Kahagolla 3/22, Pasindu Wijerathne 2/29
Maliyadeva College won by 38 runs (Parabola method)
Thurstan College, Colombo vs Gurukula College, Kelaniya
The game was played at Prison grounds, Mahara which acts as the home ground for the Kelaniya school. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first.
The Thurstanites did not have a good day with the bat as they were folded for 118 runs. The top-score of the innings was just the 25 runs scored by Vihanga Jayanaama.
Yashmintha Sudesh picked up 3 wickets for 14 runs for Gurukula College while Thushara Madushan and Vihanga Iranjana picked up 2 wickets each.
It was a rather surprising display of batting by the hosts. They kept on walking in and out of the field as they were uprooted for just 39 runs. There weren’t any notable performances with the bat from the Gurukula boys while Nipun Premarathna topped the bowling chart with 3 wickets.
Thurstan College recorded a thrilling 79-run win in the low-scoring affair.
Thurstan College, Colombo 118 (37.4):Vihanga Jayanaama 25, Ranesh Silva 21, Yashmintha Sudesh 3/14, Thushara Madushan 2/18, Vihanga Iranjana 2/22
Gurukula College, Kelaniya 39 (25.1):Nipun Premarathna 3/06, Bawantha Jayasingha 2/08, Dananja Silva 2/08, Loneth Wjerathna 2/10
Thurstan College won by 79 runs