S. Thomas’, Richmond & St. Peters’ take the upper hand

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Eleven matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today across the island. 

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Isipathana College, Colombo vs Mahanama College, Colombo

The traditional encounter between Isipathana College and Mahanama College ended in a draw today at BRC Grounds in Colombo. However, Mahanama College took honors in the drawn encounter thanks to the brilliant century made by Pawan Rathnayaka. 

Brief scores

Isipathana College – 218 (80.4) Leshan Amarasinghe 53, Mandeepa Gunasekara 36, Dinath Dissanayake 35, Savindu Uthsara 27, Lisura Vinath 21, Achintha Supun 4/71, Oshen Gamage 2/44, Sadishan Chamodya 2/22 & 65/4 (26) Leshan Amarasinghe 36, Oshen Gamage 2/05 

Mahanama College – 291 (87.4) Pawan Rathnayaka 116, Pulshan Rohana 50, Pawantha Weerasingha 33, Vinuka Rubasingha 26, Sadishan Chamodya 25, Sithuka Gunawardena 3/66, Yasiru Kasthiruarachchi 3/67, Savindu Uthsra 3/74 

Result – Match Drawn 

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy vs St. Anthony’s College, Wattala

Kasun Edirithilaka picked up a match bag of 7 wickets for 68 runs as St. Sylvester’s College managed to take first-innings points against St. Anthony’s College in their Group C encounter which ended in a draw today at Welagedara Stadium in Kurunegala. 

Brief scores

St. Sylvester’s College – 202 (105.5) Shashika Basnayaka 27*, Malith Lakshan 26, Chandula Jayakodi 25, Hashan Rathnayaka 25, Romesh Suranga 5/66, Kaveesha Dulanjana 4/68

St. Anthony’s College – 71 (32.2) Gihan Sathmika 34, Kasun Edirithilaka 4/25, Shashika Basnayaka 2/13, Hashan Rathnayaka 2/18 & 153/3 (54) Avishka Tharindu 63*, Dinuk Vishal 45, Kasun Edirithilaka 3/43

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

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St. Thomas’ College, Matara vs Thurstan College, Colombo

Yohan Liyanage starred with the ball taking a match bag of 9 wickets for 56 runs as Thurstan College registered a comprehensive 9-wicket win over St. Thomas’ College in their traditional encounter which was worked off today at Thurstan College Grounds in Colombo. 

Brief scores

St. Thomas College, Matara – 107 (47.3) Sanchitha Ranasinghe 30, Woshitha Amarasinghe 35, Yohan Liyanage 5/17, Prasanna Pushpakumara 3/22, Punthila Samantha 2/24 & 156 (63) Harindu Jayasekara 52, Nipun Ruchira 39, Nimanthaka Bashana 27, Punthila Samanthakumara 5/56, Yohan Liyanage 4/39 

Thurstan College – 197 (53.3) Jayavihan Mahavithana 85, Ranesh Silva 49, Sineth Sithara 5/61, Hirantha Lakshan 3/36 & 72/1 (15.2) Yohan Liyanage 38*, Jayavihan Mahavithana 23 

Result – Thurstan College won by 9 wickets 

S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs St. Joseph’s College, Colombo

S. Thomas’ College dominated the first day’s play against St. Joseph’s College in their traditional encounter which commenced today at the S. Thomas’ College Grounds in Mount Lavinia. The hosts put on a mammoth score on the board thanks to the collective batting effort led by Shalin De Mel (76), Thevin Eriyagama (70) and Maneesha Rupasinghe (59). 

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Brief scores

S. Thomas’ College – 340/8d (88) Shalin De Mel 76, Thevin Eriyagama 70, Maneesha Rupasinghe 59, Shamika Wickramathilaka 38*, Kishan Munasingha 38, Ryan Fernando 25, Dunith Wellalage 4/110

St. Joseph’s College – 29/1 (7) 

Stumps – Day 1

Richmond College, Galle vs Ananda College, Colombo

The Group D encounter between Ananda College and Richmond College commenced today at Ananda College Grounds in Colombo. After being put in to bat first, the visitors put on a mammoth score of 401 runs on the board. Dimuth Sandaruwan smashed a brilliant knock of 174 runs for the Richmonites.  

Brief scores

Richmond College – 401/7d (81.4) Dimuth Sandaruwan 174, Bhanuka Manohara 92, Sandun Mendis 38, Kavindu Nirmana 25, Chamath Dilsara 20*, Isuru Ayesh 4/79, Mahoshada Fernando 2/119

Ananda College – 19/0 (6)

Stumps – Day 1

St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda

The Group B encounter between St. Peter’s College and Dharmasoka College commenced today at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. After winning the toss, St. Peter’s College posted 294 runs for 4 wickets at the close of play on day one. Nipunaka Fonseka was top-scorer with an unbeaten 93 runs for the Peterites. 

Brief scores

St. Peter’s College – 294/4 (98) Nipunaka Fonseka 93*, Kanishka Maduwantha 71*, Nimuthu Gunawardena 60, Shannon Fernando 34, Lohan Aroshana 2/66 

Stumps – Day 1

Trinity College, Kandy vs Wesley College, Colombo

Wesley College took the upper hand on day one against Trinity College in their Group D encounter which commenced today at the Wesley College Grounds in Colombo. Denuwan Mendis was the star of the day as he picked up a 5-wicket haul for the hosts. 

Brief scores

Trinity College – 162 (53.5) Ranuda Somarathna 66, Deemantha Bandara 29, Denuwan Mendis 5/36, Anudith Wickramasingha 2/31 

Wesley College – 110/2 (41) Nithmika Induwara 33*, Sahil Dias 29, Sidath Darmasiri 22*, Buddima Wijesundara 22 

Stumps – Day 1

In addition to these seven matches, four other encounters also commenced today at different venues. 


St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa vs Zahira College, Colombo 

  • Toss – Zahira College
  • Venue – St. Sebastian’s College Ground 

Brief scores

St. Sebastian’s College – 254 (51.2) Nishitha Abilash 58, Dunith Jayathunga 58, Induwara De Alwis 50, Sandesh Fernando 28, Kalana Sandeep 21*, Imtiyas Slasa 4/70, Ishan Ruhaim 3/52, Mahdhi Nami 2/32

Zahira College – 130/4 (41) Imtiyas Slasa 59*, Raahidh Rizwan 26, Supun Fernando 2/18

Stumps – Day 1

St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa

  • Toss – Moratu Maha Vidyalaya
  • Venue – St. Anne’s College Ground, Kurunegala

Brief scores

St. Anne’s College – 197 (73) Kavindu Ranasingha 60, Dilhara Deshabandu 30, Lasith Warnakulasuriya 27, Kavindu Ekanayaka 26, Manaan Muzammil 22*, Eran Hansamal 3/47, Chamalka Pushpakumara 2/10, Rashan Kavishka 2/38 

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya – 52/4 (22) Rishitha Perera 2/06

Stumps – Day 1

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St. Benedict’s College, Colombo vs St. Aloysius College, Galle

  • Toss – St. Aloysius College
  • Venue – St. Benedict’s College Ground, Colombo

Brief scores

St. Benedict’s College – 281/8d (71.4) Shehan Fernando 130*, Yohan Soysa 87, Sanoj Perera 20, Niduka Malsith 5/48, Mithul Nisaka 2/06

St. Aloysius College – 34/1 (21) 

Stumps – Day 1

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

  • Toss – St. Anthony’s College
  • Venue – St. Anthony’s College Ground, Kandy 

Brief scores

Dharmaraja College – 85 (36.2) Chethiya Ekanayaka 28, Praveen Ramaiya 3/13, Sasith Hirudika 3/35 Gihan Ebert 2/04

St. Anthony’s College – 180/7 (56) Asitha Wanninayaka 58, Sachin Prabath 25, Lasitha Warallegama 22, Dulaj Bandara 2/16, Sahan Siriwardena 2/42  

Stumps – Day 1