Trinity, St. Peter’s and St. Anthony’s register wins

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Six 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. Peter’s College, Colombo vs St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 

The off-spinner Ruvin Senevirathne starred with the ball by taking a match bag of 11 wickets for 74 runs, as St. Peter’s College defeated St. Sebastian’s College by 10 wickets in their traditional encounter which concluded today at St. Sebastian’s College Grounds in Moratuwa. 

Brief Scores

St. Peter’s College – 242 (55.4) Shannon Fernando 69, Bhanuka De Silva 37, Wanuja Kumara 35, Nipunaka Fonseka 21, Kalana Sandeep 5/64, Supun Fernando 4/53 & 11/0 (1.4)

St. Sebastian’s College – 104 (40.2) Nilash Perera 22, Nisitha Abilash 21, Yashan Avishka 20, Ruvin Senevirathna 6/25, Vinuda Liyanage 2/22 & 146 (38.5) Sukitha Prasanna 50, Kalana Sandeep 23, Ruvin Senevirathna 5/49, Kanishka Maduwantha 2/40, Wanuja Kumara 2/21 

Result – St. Peter’s College won by 10 wickets 

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Royal College, Colombo vs St. Joseph’s College, Colombo  

Royal College managed to take first innings points against St. Joseph’s College in their Group A encounter, which ended in a draw today at Royal College Grounds in Colombo. Shevon Daniel (99) of St. Joseph’s College and Isiwara Dissanayaka (94) of Royal College played brilliant knocks but missed out well-deserved centuries. In addition to this, Sheran Fonseka scored half centuries in both innings (62 & 53*) for the visitors.  

Brief Scores

St. Joseph’s College – 323/8d (65.5) Shevon Daniel 99, Dineth Jayakody 67, Sheran Fonseka 62, Lakshan Gamage 47, Prashan Kalhara 3/78, Gishan Balasooriya 3/102 & 103/1 (20) Sheran Fonseka 53* 

 Royal College – 331/8d (107.3) Isiwara Dissanayaka 94, Kawshan Kulasooriya 50, Kavindu Chathuranga 51, Sithira Weerasinghe 40, Sadeesha Rajapaksha 24, Mihiranga Wickramage 3/75, Lakshan Gamage 2/29, Lahiru Amarasekara 2/30 

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

Mahinda College, Galle vs D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 

The Group A encounter between Mahinda College and D.S. Senanayake College ended in a draw today at SLAOC International Cricket Stadium in Dombagoda. However, the first innings points went to D.S. Senanayake College, thanks to the brilliant century made by Abishek Liyanarachchi. 

Brief Scores

Mahinda College – 302/9d (108.4) Sadew Induwara 51, Rashmika Madushanka 51, Kaveesha Malliyawadu 47, Suban Rajaspaksha 38, Kaushitha Kodithuwakku 27, Shakya Sampath 25, Sasika Chandira 3/54, Chamath Yatawara 2/27, Manura Peiris 2/46 & 50/1 (9) Kaushitha Kodithuwakku 30

D.S. Senanayake College – 307/5d (64) Abishek Liyanarachchi 117, Amitha Dabare 61, Muditha Lakshan 57, Maneendra Jayathilaka 27*, Gaviru Senehas 21, Ushan Madusha 4/92 

Result – Match Drawn (D.S. Senanayake College won first innings points) 

Trinity College, Kandy vs Zahira College, Colombo 

Trinity College registered a comprehensive innings victory over Zahira College in their Group D encounter, which concluded today at Zahira College Grounds in Colombo. The all-round skills of Abhishek Anandakumar stood out as he stroked a fine half-ton (78) with the bat and picked up a match bag of 10 wickets for 64 runs with the ball. 

Brief Scores

Trinity College – 235 (46.1) Abhishek Anandakumar 78, Shane Gunathilaka 40, Umair Raizan 32, Pasan Ganegoda 24, Imthiyas Slasa 4/104, Mohomad Mahdhi 3/33, Ishan Ruhaim 2/45

Zahira College – 115 (46.3) Mohomad Mahdhi 22, Abhishek Anandakumar 5/34 & 101 (42.2) Muhammad Raahid 54, Abhishek Anandakumar 5/30, Uvindu Wimaladarma 2/17  

Result – Trinity College won by an innings & 19 runs 

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St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs St. Anthony’s College, Kandy  

The left arm spinner Nimnaka Jayathilaka starred with the ball, claiming a match bag of 11 wickets for 60 runs as St. Anthony’s College registered a convincing 9-wicket victory over St. Anne’s College in their Group B encounter which ended today at St. Anthony’s College Grounds in Kandy.  

Brief Scores

St. Anne’s College – 106 (33) Kavindu Ekanayaka 29, Kavindu Ranasinghe 27*, Dilhara Deshabandu 20, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 4/21, Sasith Hirudika 3/41 & 122 (50.2) Dilhara Deshabandu 41, Kavindu Ranasinghe 22, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 7/39, Gihan Ebert 2/30 

St. Anthony’s College – 154 (38.3) Prabath Sachin 31, Asitha Wanninayaka 36, Mohommed Kamil 26, Gihan Ebert 20, Kavindu Ekanayaka 4/13, Shevon Nimantha 2/16 & 78/1 (15.2) Lasitha Werallagama 31*, Gihan Ebert 23

Result – St. Anthony’s College won by 9 wickets 

Nalanda College, Colombo vs Gurukula College, Kelaniya  

The Group C encounter between Nalanda College and Gurukula College commenced today at Nalanda College Grounds in Colombo. The hosts’ skipper won the toss and chose to bat first but a poor batting display restricted them to just 135 runs. The off-spinner Rashmika Mewan dismantled the hosts, taking a 6-wicket haul for just 23 runs. 

In reply, the visitors were even worse with the bat as they made only 93 runs for their first innings. Mahima Weerakoon and Chamodya Rajapaksha were the star performers with the ball for the hosts as they picked up 3 wickets apiece. The match will continue tomorrow for day two. 

Brief Scores

Nalanda College – 135 (40) Rashan Dissanayake 44, Jithesh Wasala 31, Rashmika Mewan 6/23, Praveen Nimesh 2/37 & 6/0 (3) 

Gurukula College – 93 (47.1) Kemira Nayanatharu 25, Mahima Weerakoon 3/03, Chamodya Rajapaksha 3/11, Jithesh Wasala 2/15, Dineth Samaraweera 2/19 

Stumps – Day 01