Royal College retains L. D. H. Peiris Memorial Trophy

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Ten matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 concluded today, the 18th of January.     

Royal College, Colombo vs Ananda College, Colombo

Royal College managed to retain the L. D. H Peiris Memorial Trophy at the 75th annual cricket encounter between Royal College and Ananda College, which worked off today at Royal College Grounds in Colombo. Thevindu Senarathne shone with the bat, scoring a ton for the hosts. 

Brief Scores

Ananda College – 144 (49.4) Janindu Jayawardana 33, Saviru Bandara 33, Sudeepa Angulugaha 22, Gishan Balasuriya 4/30, Thevindu Senaratne 3/17 & 195 (63.4) Janindu Jayawardana 42, Nethma Karunarathna 31, Sudeepa Angulugaha 31, Kanishka Ranthilakage 24, Preashan Kalhara 3/28, Dasis Manchanayaka 3/21, Tithira Weerasinghe 2/25 

Royal College – 238/8d (47) Thevindu Senaratne 109, Dasis Manchanayaka 37, Kavindu Madarasinghe 31, Isiwara Dissanayaka 25, Janindu Jayawardhana 3/33, Isuru Ayesh 2/53, Adeesha Perera 2/51 & 103/2 (12.2) Kavindu Madarasinghe 42*, Kaushan Kulasuriya 29, Thithira Weerasinghe 22*

Result – Royal College won by 8 wickets 


St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa vs St. Aloysius’ College, Galle

The traditional encounter between St. Sebastian’s College and St. Aloysius’ College ended in a draw today at St. Sebastian’s College Grounds in Moratuwa. The right-handed batsman Dunith Jayathunga smashed 152 runs with the bat for the hosts. 

Brief Scores

St. Sebastian’s College – 165 (48.5) Janishka Perera 55, Dunith Jayathunga 29, Kalana Sandeepa 23, Sukitha Prasanna 20, Sandun Madushanka 5/30, Mithun Nisaka 2/27, Kavindu Dilhara 2/35 & 263/5d (59.4) Dunith Jayatunga 152, Sukitha Prasanna 81, Mithun Nishanka 3/36

St. Aloysius’ College – 251 (56.4) Kavindu Dilhara 112, Omal Sadith 32, Chamika Sandaruwan 25, Niduka Malsith 23, Shashika Perera 3/61, Kalana Sandeepa 2/74, Sandesh Fernando 2/29

Result – Match Drawn 


S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs Wesley College, Colombo

The traditional encounter between S. Thomas College and Wesley College ended in a draw today at Wesley College Grounds in Colombo. Gavin Botheju (65*) and Yasiru Rodrigo (4/45) were the star performers for the visitors. 

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Brief Scores

Wesley College – 186 (71.1) Rahul Gunasekara 37, Sidath Darmasiriwardana 28, Themila Liyanage 33, Yasiru Rodrigo 4/45, Rayan Fernando 2/11, G Caniston 2/41, Dilmin Rathnayaka 2/74 & 184/6 (47) Sahil Dias 44, Nimsaka Adhikari 39, Thenuka Perera 20*, G Caniston 2/32, Dilimin Rathnayaka 2/61 

S. Thomas’ College – 298/7d (61.3) Gavin Botheju 65*, Shalin De Mel 59, Kishan Munasinghe 54, Yasiru Rodrigo 47, Maneesha Rupasinghe 43, Thenuka Perera 4/72, Semila Liyanage 2/59

Result – Match Drawn  


St. Anthony’s College, Kandy vs Kingswood College, Kandy

St. Anthony’s College registered a comprehensive innings victory over Kingswood College in their traditional encounter, which worked off today at St. Anthony’s College Grounds in Kandy. The left arm spinner Nimnaka Jayathilaka once again shone with the ball for the Antonians, taking a match bag of 9 wickets for 57 runs. 

Brief Scores

St. Anthony’s College – 278 (69.1) W M Virendra 51, Sasith Hirudika 51, Mohommed Kamil 38, Lasitha Maduranga 23, B W K Kevin 4/74, M N M Weerasekara 3/69, O V B Ussapitiya 2/47

Kingswood College – 124 (44.4) M Ranasinghe 30, Y B Abeykoon 20, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 3/43, Chamod Lakshan 2/03, Sasith Hirudika 2/21 & 61 (23.3) M Ranasinghe 14, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 6/14 Sasith Hirudika 4/32

Result – St. Anthony’s College won by an innings & 93 runs


Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Benedict’s College, Colombo

Ashen Fernando starred with the ball, picking up a match bag of 10 wickets as Maris Stella College took honors in the drawn Group A encounter against St. Benedict’s College, which worked off today at Kadirana Cricket Grounds in Negombo. 

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Brief Scores

Maris Stella College – 187 (74) Kaveen Fernando 56, Tharindu Maduwantha 38, Malinda Perera 5/54, Ashen Madushanka 2/45 & 125/8d (35) Naveen Fernando 31, Sahan Perera 24, Thenuka Nandalal 3/31, Ashen Madushanka 3/23

St. Benedict’s College – 110 (37.1) Kaviru Perera 30, Shehan Fernando 21, Ashen Fernando 5/32, Eveen Fernando 2/15, Thilina Perera 2/16 & 162/7 (41) Sanoj Perera 47, Shehan Fernando 41*, Vihanga Ruwanara 25, Kaviru Perera 23, Ashen Fernando 5/80 

Result – Match Drawn (Maris Stella College won first innings points) 


St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa

Wanuja Kumara starred with the bat, scoring a ton while Ruvin Senevirathna shone with the ball by grabbing a 5-wicket haul as St. Peter’s College took honors against Prince of Wales College in their Group B encounter, which worked off today at St. Peter’s College Grounds in Colombo. 

Brief Scores

St. Peter’s College – 306/8d (115) Wanuja Kumara 104*, Ruvin Senevirathna 55, Nipunaka Fonseka 42, Banuka De Silva 23, Kunchana Perera 3/45

Prince of Wales College – 106 (39.2) Vinuja Ranpul 35, Omesh Mendis 27, Ruvin Senevirathna 5/30, Kanishka Maduwantha 5/31 & 109/3 (41) Dinura Fernando 48, Kavinda Dilshan 38*

Result – Match Drawn (St. Peter’s College won first innings points) 


Nalanda College, Colombo vs Devapathiraja College, Rathgama

The Group C encounter between Nalanda College and Devapathiraja College ended in a draw today at Nalanda College Grounds in Colombo. However, the first innings points went to the hosts thanks to the all-round brilliance of Raveen De Silva. 

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Brief Scores

Nalanda College – 288/9d (73) Raveen De Silva 84*, Mahima Weerakoon 73, Lakshan Mayadunna 55, Moksha Sankalpa 26, Pawan Sandesh 8/53 & 46/1 (3) Avishka Perera 40*

Devapathiraja College – 244 (113.2) Sudeera Weerarathne 104, Sasanka Nirmal 31, Jeewaka Shasheen 21, Raveen De Silva 3/46, Chamodya Rajapakshe 2/67 

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

Photos: Nalanda College Vs Devapathiraja College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


De Mazenod College, Kandana vs St. Anne’s College, Kurunagala

De Mazenod College registered a comprehensive 10-wicket victory over St. Anne’s College in their traditional encounter which worked off today at De Mazenod College Grounds in Kandana. Nimna Fernando (105) and Senash Fernando (7/69) were the star performers for the hosts. 

Brief Scores

De Mazenod College – 203 (71) Nimna Fernando 105, Senash Fernando 25, Shewon Nimantha 4/32, Kavindu Ranasinghe 2/27, Manam Musmbil 2/45, Pasindu Thennakoon 2/58 & 62/0 (14.3) Lester Jayaweera 43* 

St. Anne’s College – 84 (44.4) Dilhara Deshabandu 32, Senash Fernando 5/26, Sihina Sithumina 5/23 & 180 (42.4) Dilhara Deshabandu 43, Kavindu Ranasinghe 75, Pramod Rajamunindra 2/29, Senash Fernando 2/43, Sihina Sithumina 2/66    

Result – De Mazenod College won by 10 wickets 


Mahinda College, Galle vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy

The left-arm spinner Kushan Madusha starred with the ball by taking 6 scalps for 51 runs as Mahinda College took honors in the drawn traditional encounter against Dharmaraja College which worked off today at Galle International Cricket Stadium. 

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Brief Scores

Dharmaraja College – 186/9d (87) Dulaj Bandara 57, Isuru Lakshan 36, S B D Pathiraja 33, Kushan Madusha 6/51, Subanu Rajapaksha 3/70 & 52/2 (22) Muditha Eriyagama 18, Subhanu Rajapaksha 2/17 

Mahinda College – 217/7d (79.3) Sadew Induwara 73, Sithira Helitha 48, Kaweesha Malliyawadu 22, Yasitha Samaratunga 2/36, Thisaru Wanninayaka 2/64, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 2/60 

Result – Match Drawn 


Trinity College, Kandy vs St. Joseph’s College, Colombo

Trinity College managed to take honors in the drawn traditional encounter against St. Joseph’s College, which worked off today at Asgiriya. Ranuda Somarathne (95) and Ruvin Peiris (5/51) were the key performers for the lads from Kandy. 

Brief Scores

Trinity College – 283 (78) Ranuda Somarathne 95, Shen Gunathilaka 68, Dinitha Siriwardana 64, Shalinda Senevirathne 3/82, Dunith Wellalage 3/44, Mihiranga Wickramage 3/59

St. Joseph’s College – 161 (57) Shevon Daniel 32, Dunith Wellalage 44,lakshan Gamage 31, Ruvin Pieris 5/51, Ranudha Somarathna 2/25 & 215/3 (48) Dineth Jayakody 59*, Johanna De Silva 59, Dunith Wellage 51*, Shiran Fonseka 34, Pasan Ganegoda 2/26 

Result – Match Drawn