This group ‘B’ fixture of the Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament got underway at the Dharmapala College grounds in Pannipitiya today, 18th November.
Winning the toss and batting first, the visitor saw a steady start to their innings. But, as the set batsman, Kishan Munasinghe departed after making a solid 47 it was all a rush for the Thomians. Gavin Boteju added 42 runs for his merits while Deon Fernando contributed with a 30. The rest of the batsmen did not put up any noteworthy performances with the bat as the school by the sea had to settle down for 239 runs.
Three games of the Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament concluded today, 14th …
Right-arm seamer Lakshitha Purasinghe picked up 4 wickets to topple the Thomians and missed on his second fifer of the season by a close shy. Sanchana Lanka also bagged 3 scalps to his name for Dharmapala College.
But Dharmapala was troubled early as they lost 2 wickets within the 5-over passage which was left to bat in the day. The hosts were at 14 for 2 at close of play on day-one.
Thomas’ College, Mt Lavinia 239 (74.1)
Kishan Munasinghe 47, Gavin Botheju 42, Shamilka Wickramathilake 41, Deon Fernando 30, Manneesha Rupasinghe 23, Lakshitha Purasinghe 4/60, Sanchana Lanka 3/44
Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya 14/2 (5)
STUMPS – DAY 1