U19 Cricket – Dulaj takes 7-fer; Tharusha steers Sebs

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U19 round up - 30th October

Four matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division I  two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 conducted today around the island.

Prince of Wales vs President’s College

The Cambrians won the toss and decided to bat first in gloomy conditions at the Prince of Wales grounds. The lads from Moratuwa got bowled out for a below-par 178, but fought back to demolish the Presidents’ batting line-up to 108 in 31.5 overs. Prince of Wales registered first innings points in a rain-interrupted group ‘B’ encounter.

Brief scores

Prince of Wales College –  178 (55.3) Prince Fernando 58, Sanoj Dharshika 29, Hasindu Pramuka 4/67, Thashika Nirmal 4/39 & 58/3 (16.3) Sandun Fernando 24*.

President’s College – 108 (31.5) Shahsika Lakmal 77, Kunchana Perera 5/47, Naduka Feranando 2/14.

Result – Match drawn (Prince of Wales won 1st innings)


St. Joseph’s College vs Maliyadeva College

Maliyadeva College won the toss and invited the Josephians to bat first on a sticky surface at Darley Road. Opener Johanne De Zilva was the only man who got to a half-ton as the hosts posted a formidable 286 all out in the group ‘D’ encounter which started today.

Maliyadeva right-arm off-spinner Dulaj Ranathunga completed a 7-wicket haul to keep the hosts under 300 and give them a chance to chase down the target. In reply, the lads from Kurunagala lost their first wicket in the final over of the day after a solid start.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two,

Brief scores

St. Josephs College -286 (64.4) Johanne De Zilva 65, Dineth Jayakody 37, Nipun Sumanasinghe 36, Dilesh Perera 30, Dunith Wellalage 24, Jehan Fernandupulle 23, Dulaj Ranathunga 7/96.

Maliyadeva College – 46/1 (15) Supun Nissanka 24, Thaluka Athapathu 22*


St. Sebastian’s College vs Trinity College

St. Sebastian’s won the toss and opted to bat first on a delayed start group ‘A’ encounter which began today in Moratuwa. Skipper Tharusha Fernando anchored the innings with a valuable half-ton as the lads from Moratuwa steadied their ship after the early trouble.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two

St. Sebastians College – 216/8 (66) Tharusha Fernando 70*, Praveen Cooray 27, Lahiru Fernando 21, Vimukthi Nethumal 5/95.


St. Sylvester’s College vs Lumbini College

The lads from Kandy decided to bat first on a dusty surface at BRC grounds. However, the hosts destroyed the Sylvesters batting line-up for 91. In reply, Lumbini College edge over the visitors on first innings as they reached the target in the group ‘D’ encounter. Kandy boys batting their second innings in the opening day are 63 for 7 as the game heading towards an outright result.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Brief scores

St. Sylvesters College – 91 (36.1) Pasan Hettiarchchi 21, Shashika Chandira 6/25, Vimukthi Kulathunga 3/23 & 63/7 (26) Kasun Edirithilake 19, Kaveen Peiris 3/05, Amitha Dabare 2/14, Vimukthi Kulathunga 2/24.

Lumbini College – 102 (29.3) Lakindu Upendra 33, Pasan Hettiarchchi 6/14.