Nimnaka Jayathilaka wrecks Bens at home

Singer U17 Division 1 Tournament 2019

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Three games in the second round of Singer U17 Division 1 Tournament concluded today, 19th August 2019. All of them were low scoring affairs in which S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo and St. Anthony’s College, Kandy emerged winners.Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia vs Maris Stella College, Negombo

The Thomians hosted the Maristonians at their backyard where the visitors won the toss and chose to field. Batting first in damp conditions, the school by the sea posted a quirky 167 on the  board. Anuk Palliyawadana scored 68 runs unbeaten to top the charts for the Thomians. Gihan de Silva was the pick of the bowlers for the boys from Negombo as he ended the innings with impressive figures of 3 for 14.

It was a poor chase by the visitors as they were bundled out for just 74 runs inside 27 overs. There weren’t a single batsman who showed intent in the Maris Stella camp as they walked in and out in a rush. Randiv Gunasekara was the chief trouble-maker for the Negombo school as the left-arm spinner bagged 3 scalps for 14 runs.

Even though they failed with the bat, the Thomians did fight back with ball in hand as they recorded a 93-run victory over Maris Stella.

Brief Scores 

Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia 167 (45.2)

Anuk Paliyawadana 68*, Brian Fernando 24, Gihan De Silva 3/14, Shenash Fernando 2/15, Ravindu Dilshan 2/36

Maris Stella College, Negombo 74 (26.5)

Randiv Gunasekara 3/14, Yasiru Rodrigo 2/11, Visuk Perera 2/19

Thomas’ College won by 93 runs


Bowlers feast; Wins for Royal, Mahanama & D.S

Three games in the second round of the Singer U17 Division 1 Tournament 2019 drew to a close today…

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo vs Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala

The game was played at Colombo 07 and the host, D.S. Senanayake College won the toss and chose to take first lease of the crease.

Even though there were some showers prior to the game it did not affect the play. The hosts batted out 47.2 overs and were wrapped up for 193 runs. Manindra Jayathilaka was the top-scorer for D.S as he accumulated a half-century while Nikila Dharmadasa shone with the ball for Maliyadeva. He picked up 3 wickets for 31 runs.

Photos: D.S.Senanayake College v Maliyadeva College | U17 Cricket Tournament 2019 | 2nd Round

It was yet another failed chase in a low-scorer by Maliyadeva. They were undone inside 30 overs by the host. Anupama Gajasinghe’s below-par 25 was the top score by a Maliyadeva batsman Manindra took the spotlight once again with a couple of wickets to his name.

Brief Scores

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 193 (47.2)

Manindra Jayathilake 50, Pumuditha Perera 39, Abishek Liyanarachchi 27, Nikila Dharmadasa 3/31, Pasan Kahagalla 2/32

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 111 (29.5)

Anupama Gajasinghe 25, Nikila Dharmadasa 21, Manindra Jayathilake 2/07, Pasindu Denipitiya 2/15

D.S. Senanayake College won by 82 runs


Bens, Trinity record wins

St. Benedict’s College defeated St. Anthony’s College, Wattala in their own den today, 06th August 2019…

St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena vs St. Anthony’s College, Katugasthota

Rain and wet conditions forced an 8-over loss in the game as they began the 42-overs per side affair with the visiting team, St. Anthony’s College winning the toss and electing to bat first.

With the captain leading them from the front the Kandy school posted an above-par 220 in the allotted overs for the loss of 9 wickets.

Skipper, Gihan Ebert smashed 71 runs with Kavindu Shehan assisting him with a fifty. Akindu Karunaratne troubled the Antonian batsmen as he ended his tally with 3 for 42.

The Bens got off to a slow, but a decent start to the run-chase. They were at 66 for 1 by the 20 over-mark. That’s when the nerves kicked in as Nimnaka Jayathilaka entered the scene. With the second wicket falling in the 27th over the rest of the St. Benedict’s batting fell apart in no time as the tiny left-arm spinner raced himself to a fifer within the next few overs. He ended his spell with 5 wickets for 22 runs. Opener, Thenuka Nandalal was the top-scorer for Bens with 44 runs to his name as his team suffered a massive 109-run defeat at home.

Brief scores

St. Anthony’s College, Kandy 220/9 (42)

Gihan Ebert 71, Kavindu Shehan 50, Praveen Ramaiya 21, Chamidu Wickramasinghe 20, Akindu Karunarathne 3/42, Hasindu Kavirathne 2/29

St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 111 (34.1)

Thenuka Nandalal 44, Yohan Soyza 34, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 5/22, Jayodya Amarasena 2/11

St. Anthony’s College won by 109 runs

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