The Isipathana College cricketers returned from Kurunegala today, 21st January, after playing St. Anne’s College in a traditional fixture of the Singer U19 Division I Tournament 2018/19. Four other games of the tournament also got underway today.
St. Anne’s College vs Isipathana College
The home team won the toss and elected to bat first and posted 259 runs for their first-innings. Lasith Warnakulasuriya anchored the innings with a solid 93 runs while Isipathana skipper, Madushika Sandaruwan topped the bowling chart with 3 scalps to his name.
Ashen Gunawardena led the batting for Isipathana College with 67 runs to his name as the boys from Colombo settled to 167 runs in the first-innings. Risitha Perera and Pasindu Thennakoon both picked up 3 wickets each to leave the Pathanians stranded.
The double-greens captain, Madushika, who never seems to get enough support from his team, chipped in with a surprise spell in the second-innings picking up 4 quick wickets for just 10 runs. Yet, it was not enough to bounce back. The game came to a draw after seeing 16 exciting overs in the St. Anne’s second-innings with 7 wickets for 25 runs.
St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala 259 (110.2): Lasith Warnakulasuriya 93, Kavindu Ranasingha 41, Pasindu Thennakon 30, Pivithuru Fernando 20, Madushika Sandaruwan 3/58, Thevindu Dikwella 2/24, Kaliq Amath 2/29, Ravindu Rathnayaka 2/29 & 25/7 (16): Madushika Sandaruwan 4/10, Khaliq Amath 2/06
Isipathana College, Colombo 167 (62.1): Ashen Gunawardena 67, Madushika Sandaruwan 27, Risitha Perera 3/15, Pasindu Thennakon 3/59, Manan Musammil 2/28
Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya vs Richmond College, Galle
Richmond College are playing Dharmapala College at the backyards of Dharmapala College in a Group ‘D’ fixture. Batting first, Richmond College made a comfortable 272 runs. Adithya Siriwardena top-scored with 61 runs while the Dharmapala skipper, Chamindu Samarasinghe had a good day at work with 4 wickets under his belt.
The visitors soon took control of the game as the host came out with the bat in hand. The boys from down south picked 4 quick wickets for 69 runs before the close of play.
Richmond College, Galle 272 (71.1): Adithya Siriwardena 61, Thaveesha Abhishek 57, Sandun Mendis 47, Bhanuka Manohara 36, Chamidu Samarasinghe 4/50, Shevon Nadeeja 2/89
Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya 69/4 (23): Malith Sandakelum 25, Dilum Sudeera 2/08
STUMPS – DAY 1
St. Anthony’s College, Wattala vs St. Thomas’ College, Matara
The Thomians traveled a long way across the island to fight the Antonians at their den. The visitors seemed to be completely at home at the end of day one as they stopped only at a massive 336 runs for the loss of 8 wickets.
Harindu Jayasekara and Gishanthika Jayaweera made half-centuries for St. Thomas’ while Woshitha Apsara is at the crease on 49.
The left-arm specialist of St. Anthony’s College, Kaveesha Dulanjana bagged a fifer for consolation.
St. Thomas’ College, Matara 336/8 (96): Harindu Jayasekara 76, Gisanthika Jayaweera 50, Woshitha Apsara 49*, Mihisal Amoda 35, Sanchitha Ranasinghe 34, Kaveesha Dulanajana 5/128, Romesh Suranga 2/31
St. Anthony’s College, Wattala
STUMPS – DAY 1
Thurstan College vs Wesley College
It’s back to back encounters for Wesley College as they play their second game in a row with a day’s break. The game is being worked off at Cinnamon Gardens. The Wesleyites scored a commanding 318 after batting out the allotted 95 overs of the day.
Opener Thisuraka Akmeemana set the platform right for the visitors with a splendid century while skipper Shenal Dangalla added 59 runs.
Bawantha Jayasinghe, Shalaka Bandara and Ayesh Harshana all picked 2 wickets each for Thurstan College.
Wesley College, Colombo 318/8 (95): Thisuraka Akmeemana 104, Shenal Dangalle 59, Denuwana Mendis 34*, Thenuka Perera 26, Kavindana Perera 22, Lakshan Ruwantha 20*, Bawantha Jayasinghe 2/40, Shalaka Bandara 2/43, Ayesh Harshana 2/83
Thurstan College, Colombo
STUMPS – DAY 1
Ananda College vs St. Benedict’s College
It was a low-scoring banter at Ananda Mawatha as Ananda College are hosting St. Benedict’s College in a traditional encounter.
Winnings the toss, Ananda College decided to bat first on a track on which 2 double centuries were scored in the previous two games. The Ananda boys staged an epic surprise managing only 136 runs. Daminda Reshan hit a fighting 56 runs before running out of partners.
St. Benedict’s College in reply were at 149 runs for the loss of 5 wickets by close of play. Kaveesha Jayathilaka and Kaviru Perera are at the crease on 46 runs and 25 runs respectively.
Ananda College, Colombo 136 (53): Daminda Reshan 56*, Janindu Jayawardena 24, Maheesh Theekshana 4/55, Onila Pathirana 3/22
St. Benedicts College, Colombo 149/5 (39): Kaveesha Jayatilake 46*, Kaviru Perera 25*, Shehan Fernando 24, Saviru Bandara 2/35
STUMPS – DAY 1