Nalanda takes first innings points; Royal in command

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Five matches in the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today across the island.    

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St. Servatius’ College, Matara vs Nalanda College, Colombo  

Nalanda College managed to take honors in their Group C encounter against St. Servatius’ College, which ended in a draw today at Nalanda College Grounds in Colombo. Dineth Samaraweera, Mahima Weerakoon and Raveen de Silva shone with the ball for the hosts, taking 4-wicket hauls. 

Brief Scores

St. Servatius’ College – 149 (55.4) Naveen Sahith 42, Dinuja Nilanduwa 30, Dineth Samaraweera 4/23, Mahima Weerakoon 4/30 & 134/8d (40) Chihan Kalindu 58, Naveen Sahith 20, Raveen de Silva 4/26

Nalanda College – 206 (85) Rashan Dissanayake 38, Ranindu De Silva 33, Raveen De Silva 31, Jithesh Wasala 26, Avishka Perera 23, Damindu Sankalpa 5/48 

Result – Match Drawn (Nalanda College won first innings points) 

St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs St. Aloysius’ College, Galle

The traditional encounter between St. Anne’s College and St. Aloysius College ended in a draw today at St. Anne’s College Grounds in Kurunegala. The visitors managed to take honors in the drawn encounter thanks to the performances of Dulmina Dasun and Sandun Madushanka, who picked up 7 wickets each in the match. 

Brief Scores

St. Anne’s College – 157 (74.5) Lasith Warnakulasooriya 92, Dulmina Dasun 4/36, Sandun Madushanka 3/55 & 145/9 (51.1) Dilhara Deshabandu 34, Kavindu Ranasinghe 23, Rishitha Perera 21, Sandun Madushanka 4/30, Dulmina Dasun 3/53

St. Aloysius’ College – 179 (63.4) Kavindu Dilhara 52, Chamika Sandaruwan 34, Omal Sadith 26, Kavindu Ranasinghe 4/61, Mannan Muzammil 2/27, Thimalsha Silva 2/29

Result – Match Drawn

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St. Thomas’ College, Matara vs Vidyartha College, Kandy

The 16-year old left arm leg spinner Sineth Sithara took a match bag of 10 wickets for 67 runs as St. Thomas’ College registered an innings victory over Vidyartha College in their traditional encounter, which concluded today at Matara. 

Brief Scores

St. Thomas College – 239 (66.4) Hirusha Jeewadith 78, Hasintha Ranasinghe 45, Sachira Rashmika 43, Nipun Samarasinghe 25, Adithya Kalalpitiya 3/85, Anjula Rathnasiri 2/35, Medunaka Vijethilake 2/45

Vidyartha College – 92 (53) Kavishka Thennakoon 28, Kasun Karunathilaka 22, Sineth Sithara 6/36, Sachira Rashmika 3/25 & 109 (54.3) Samal Priyabashana 44, Anjula Padmasiri 20, Sineth Sithara 4/31 Hirantha Jayasinghe 2/15

Result – St. Thomas College won by an innings & 38 runs 

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Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy

The all-round brilliance of Niraj Kavishka and brilliant bowling efforts of Mahith Nethvinu helped Moratu Maha Vidyalaya take first innings points against Dharmaraja College in their Group B encounter, which ended in a draw today at Moratu Maha Vidyalaya Grounds.  

Brief Scores

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya – 171 (55.1) Niraj Kavishka 91, Chamindu Ravishan 33, Virajith Ahelepola 4/48, Upendra Wanrnakulasooriya 3/39 & 92/9 (48) Chamalka Fernando 53, Yasitha Samararathne 4/29, Upendra Wanrnakulasooriya 2/31

Dharmaraja College – 105 (40.3) Chethiya Weerakoon 51, Mahith Nethvinu 4/03, Eran Hansamal 3/28, Niraj Kavishka 2/35 

Result – Match Drawn (Moratu Maha Vidyalaya won first innings points) 

Royal College, Colombo vs St. Anthony’s College, Kandy 

The traditional encounter between Royal College and St. Anthony’s College commenced today at Royal College Grounds in Colombo. After being put into bat first, the hosts could not put on an impressive batting display as they were bundled out for 157 runs. 

The right-handed batsman Thevindu Senarathne scored a half-ton with the bat for the hosts, but it was the left arm leg spinner Nimnaka Jayathilaka who became the star of the day by taking 5 scalps for 32 runs for the visitors. In reply, the visitors also struggled with the bat as they finished day one on 70 runs for 7 wickets. 

Brief Scores

Royal College – 157 (63.5) Thevindu Senarathne 56, Kaushan Kulasuriya 24, Isiwara Dissanayake 21, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 5/32

St. Anthony’s College – 70/7 (26) Prabath Sachin 32, Prashan Kalhara 2/05, Ishan Balasuriya 2/16, Lahiru Madushanka 2/18 

Stumps – Day 01