Ayesh and Sandaru guide Thurstan to Quarterfinals

Under 19 ‘Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19

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Left arm spinners Ayesh Harshana and Sandaru Dias helped Thurstan College qualify through to one of the quarterfinals in the Singer ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19, in their match against St. Servatius College, earlier today.  

Thurstan College, Colombo vs St. Servatius College, Matara  

Thurstan College managed to qualify for the quarter final of Singer ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 by defeating St. Servatius College on first innings points. After being 18 for 3 overnight, St. Servatius College added 208 runs on the board in their first innings.

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Thurstan College left arm spinners Ayesh Harshana and Sandaru Dias shared 7 wickets between themselves. The hosts began their second innings 75 runs ahead and posted 134 runs all-out with Keshara Nuwantha starring with the ball picking up 7 wickets for 56 runs for the visitors.

Brief scores

Thurstan College – 283 (79.4) Ayesh Harshana 71, Ranesh Silva 51, Bawantha Jayasinghe 35, Yohan Liyanage 26, Nimesh Perera 26, Chethaka Denuwan 2/31, Mateesha Madushan 2/33, Shashika Dulshan 2/70, Kesara Nuwantha 2/74 & 134 (35.1) Jayavihan Mahavithana 39, Ayesh Harshana 35, Kesara Nuwantha 8/56, Shashika Dulshan 2/38

St. Servatius College – 208 (71.3) Risira Lakwin 55, Shashika Dulshan 51, Kesara Nuwantha 33, Pasindu Manupriya 36, Bawantha Jayasinghe 2/21, Ayesh Harshana 4/67, Sandaru Dias 3/79, Bawantha Jayasinghe 2/21

Result – Match Drawn (Thurstan College won first innings points & qualified to the quarterfinal)


Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa  

The quarterfinal play-off between Maris Stella College and St. Sebastian’s College commenced today at the St. Sebastian’s College Grounds, Moratuwa. The Maris Stella College skipper won the toss and chose to bat first but the decision backfired as they were bundled out for 114 runs.

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In reply, St. Sebastian’s College was 135 runs for 9 wickets at stumps on day one. Left arm spinner Pasindu Ushetti picked up 4 wickets for 15 runs for Negombo boys. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Brief scores

Maris Stella College – 114 (45.1) Pasindu Perera 22*, Ravindu Fernandu 21, Tashik Perera 3/23, Vinuja Ranasinghe 2/21, Kalana Sandeepa 2/27

St. Sebastian’s College – 135/9 (46) Dunith Jayathunga 39, Pasindu Ushetti 4/15, Naveen Fernado 2/27, Ravindu Fernando 2/48


Devapathiraja College, Rathgama vs Sri Devananda College, Ambalangoda  

The traditional fixture between Devapathiraja College and Sri Devananda College ended in a draw today at Sooriyawewa. However, major honors were claimed by Devapathiraja College thanks to Pathum Madushanka’s brilliant century with the bat and Samudu Pramod’s 7-wicket haul with the ball.

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Brief scores

Devapathiraja College – 156 (71.2) Jeewaka Shashen 56, Pawan Sanjaya 24, Sudeera Weerarathne 21, Samudu Pramod 7/48 Chamindu Anushka 2/40 & 310/7 (69) Pathum Madushanka 126, Sudeera Weerarathne 85, Thisara Dilshan 57, Divindu De Silva 4/142

Sri Devananda College – 128 (46.5) Divindu De Silva 33, Praveen Avishka 32, Hirushka Thimira 4/58, Pavan Sandeesh 2/05 

Result – Match Drawn


Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa vs Mahanama College, Colombo  

Mahanama College managed to register an innings victory over Prince of Wales College in their traditional fixture, which concluded today at the Prince of Wales College Grounds. Sri Lanka U19 cap, Sonal Gamage was the standout performer of the match as he took 7 wickets for 31 runs for Mahanama College.

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Brief scores

Prince of Wales College – 77 (33.5) Devaka Peiris 34*, Achintha Supun 3/09, Roshen Perera 3/13 Pawantha Weerasinghe 2/11 & 67 (29.1) Prince Fernando 23, Sonal Gamage 7/31, Achintha Supun 3/10

Mahanama College – 211 (56.4) Pawantha Weerasinghe 62, Vinuka Rubasinghe 60, Pavan Rathnayake 26, Sonal Gamage 22, Kaumal Nanayakkara 5/70, Lakshan Perera 2/27, Suvath Mendis 2/49

Result – Mahanama College won by an innings & 67 runs


St. John’s College, Jaffna vs St. Anthony’s College, Wattala  

The traditional fixture between St. John’s College and St. Anthony’s College ended in a draw today at Jaffna. The all-round efforts of Theivathiram Dinoshan helped St. John’s College to take major honors in the drawn game.

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Brief scores

St. John’s College – 163 (49.2) Theiventhira Dinoshon 74*, Christy Pirasanna 31, Aveesha Dulanjana 4/33, Pathum Vihanga 3/51 & 225/8d (61.1) Christy Pirasanna 73, Murfin Abhinash 51, Theiventhira Dinoshon 21, Arinda Pasindu 4/40

St. Anthony’s College – 110 (48) Vishal Silva 22, Joel Pinto 20, Mufin Abinash 3/24, Theivathiram Dinoshan 3/16, Anton Abhishek 2/26 & 110/6 (24) Avishka Tharindu 52, Mufin Abinash 3/31, Anton Abhishek 2/11

Result – Match Drawn