Two matches in the Singer Schools’ U19 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 commenced today around the Island.
Richmond College vs Dharmasoka College
The Sokians opted to bat first in the traditional encounter which started today in Hambantota. The decision backfired as Richmond seamer Dananjaya Lakshan and left-arm spinner Dilum Sudeera ran through Dharmasoka batting line-up as they were bowled out for a disappointing 57 in 22.3 overs.
In reply, the Richmondites blasted the Sokian bowling attack as Sri Lanka youth skipper Kamindu Mendis took control with an excellent 158 off 157 deliveries. Mendis hit 10 boundaries and 8 massive sixes in his exceptional knock.
Four matches in the Singer Schools’ U19 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18…
Dharmasoka College will have an up-hill task to save the game on the second day.
Dharmasoka College – 57 (22.3) Dilum Sudeera 3/11, Dananjaya Lakshan 3/23.
Richmond College – 364/5 (64) Kamindu Mendis 158, Dananjaya Lakshan 54, Kasun Tharaka 41, Adithya Siriwardana 41, Thaveesha Abishek 33, Sanjana Mendis 2/81.
St. Sylvester’s College vs De Mazenod College
St. Sylvester’s College decided to bat first in gloomy conditions at Prison grounds in Kandy. Collective batting efforts guided the Sylvester’s lads to a respectable 239 all out in 68.1 overs. Romal Menuka was impressive with the ball as he completed a 5-wicket haul for the lads from Kandana in the group ‘D’ encounter.
In reply, the visitors started off steadily before bad light stopped play at 4.30 pm.
Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
Richmond College, Galle thrashed St. Servatius College, Matara by innings…
St. Sylvesters College – 239 (68.1) Nimsara Athanagalla 44, Manumohan Sawithran 42, Pasan Hettiarachi 30, Manjith Rajapaksha 25, Kasun Ediriweera 22, Romal Menuka 5/72, Krishan Sanjula 2/19.
De Mazenod College – 34/0 (11.2)