St. Aloysius & De Mazenod register first-innings wins

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Seven fixtures of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were worked out on 11th October, around the island. 

St. Aloysius College Vs Royal College

Group A clash between St. Aloysius College, Galle and Royal College, Colombo concluded in a tame draw at SLAOC Cricket Stadium, Dombagoda as St. Aloysius College earned first innings points.

After winning the toss, St. Aloysius College captain decided to bat first, and they were dismissed for 181 thanks to left arm spinner Gishan Balasooriya’s 4-fer. However, Royal College batsmen couldn’t respond for their bowlers’ hard work as they were all out for 139 inside 50 overs.

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With a first innings lead of 42, St. Aloysius College became more attacking with their stroke play in the 2nd innings, accumulating 184 runs for just the loss of 5 wickets. Sandeepa Shamod was the main contributor of the Aloysius innings with an impressive 75.

Royal College were left with only 3 overs to bat in the 2nd innings chasing a target of 224 and they were at 13/1 at stumps.

Brief Scores

St. Aloysius College, Galle 181 (62.4) | Ravindu Kanchana 36, Kavindu Dilhara 30, Omal Sandith 29, Chamika Sandaruwan 26, Gishan Balasooriya 4/30, Manula Perera 2/43, Kaushan Kulasooriya 2/46 

& 184/5d (43.2) | Sandeepa Shamod 75, Ravindu Kanchana 33, Kavindu Dilhara 30*, Gishan Balasooriya 2/35 

Royal College, Colombo 139 (49.4) | Kavindu Pathirathna 49, Lahiru Madusanka 31, Sadeesha Rajapaksa 20, Niduka Malsith 3/18, Mithun Nishaka 2/17, Dulmina Dasun 2/24 & 13/1 (3) 

Match Drawn


De Mazenod College Vs St. Servatius’ College

The traditional fixture between De Mazenod College, Kandana and St. Servatius College, Matara which was conducted at De Mazenod College Ground ended in another draw as the home team won first innings points after being put to bat first by St. Servatius College.

Sahan Kosalas’ blistering 96 was the highlight of the first innings as the hosts put up a total of 224. St. Servatius College could only manage 161 for the first innings as Senash Fernando’s 7-wicket haul earned the hosts a 63-run advantage going into the 2nd innings.

When the umpires called stumps on day 2, the hosts were 130/4.

De Mazenod College, Kandana 224 (55.3) | Sahan Kosala 96, Nimna Fernando 24, Chamodh Dananjaya 24, Mithun Senarath 22, Chiran Meththaru 4/16, Naveen Sahith 2/52 

& 130/4 (34) Saliya Jude 44, Ruvin Fonseka 38, Nimna Fernando 29, Chiran Meththaru 2/27 

St. Servatius College, Matara 161 (49.2) | Keshara Nuwantha 54, Nipun Anjana 23, Senash Fernando 7/35 

Match drawn

Apart from these matches, the following 5 fixtures commenced today.

S. Thomas’ College Vs St. Anthony’s College

  • S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia 38/3 (14.3) | Dilmin Rathnayake 23*, Sasith Hirudika 3/09
  • Stumps – Day 1

Mahinda College Vs St. Benedicts College

  • Mahinda College, Galle 85/8 (32) | Thenuka Nandalal 4/31 
  • Stumps – Day 1

St. Peters College Vs Moratu Maha Vidyalaya

  • St. Peters College, Colombo 113/6 (41) | Wanuja Kumara 33* 
  • Stumps – Day 1

St. Joseph Vaz College Vs Trinity College

  • St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa 48 (32.3) | Uvindu Wimaladharma 7/18, Ruvin Peiris 2/05 
  • Stumps – Day 1

Ananda College Vs Zahira College 

  • Ananda College, Colombo 276 (60.3) | Shashika Umayanga 76, Nethma Karunarathne 52, Sudeepa Avulugaha 30, Janidu Jayawardhana 20, M Mahdhi 3/28, M Dilhan 2/39, Imitiyas Slaza 2/80 
  • Zahira College, Colombo 20/0 (8.1)
  • Stumps – Day 1

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