Four games in the Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2019 concluded today, 27th December 2019, while four other games got underway around the Isle.
Nalanda College, Colombo vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda
After winning the toss, Nalanda skipper Avishka Perera decided to take first lease of the crease at their home grounds. Nalanda posted 210 runs in their first-innings. Raveen de Silva held one end up and scored a patient 82 runs while Lohan Aroshana fought alone and bagged 7 wickets for 52 runs for the visitors.
In reply, Dharmasoka College, who was actually in the lead in this game, did not make use of it as they staged a disappointing display of batting to be bowled out for 126 runs. Chamodya Rajapaksha was the pick of the bowlers for Nalanda with figures of 3 for 23.
Skipper Perera, who came into this game in red-hot form with a century in the previous match, batted with intent and smashed a quick-fire 67 to give Nalanda a substantial lead in the game. Nalanda declared their innings at 117 for 5.
A target of 201 runs was set for Dharmasoka. Chamodya sprung back into action again picking up 6 wickets for 34 runs this time. Nalanda College sealed a comfortable 86 run victory.
Nalanda College 210 (67.2)
Raveen De Silva 82, Lakshan Mayadunna 37, Ranindu De Silva 27, Avishka Perera 25, Lohan Aroshana 7/52
& 117/5d (26.3)
Avishka Perera 67, Ranindu De Silva 23, Lohan Aroshana 2/39
Dharmasoka College 126 (41.1)
Sasindu Malshan 34, Lohan Aroshana 26, Chamodya Rajapaksha 3/23, Jithesh Wasala 2/26, Mahima Weerakoon 2/34
& 115 (41.4)
Sanula Gunarathna 31, Tharaka De Silva 20, Chamodya Rajapaksha 6/34, Mahima Weerakoon 2/51
NALANDA WON BY 86 RUNS
St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala
The group ‘B’ game was worked off at St. Peter’s grounds in Bambalapitiya. The hosts won the toss and invited the visitors to bat first. Off-spinner Ruwin Senevirathne took the limelight on the first day of the game, capturing 7 wickets for 65 runs. The Annites scored 233 runs in their first-innings. Vice-captain Lasith Warnakulasooriya top-scored with 78 runs.
The reply from the Peterites proved that 233 was just enough for the boys from Kurunegala to return home with a first-innings win as the hosts fell 2 runs short in the heated contest. Vice-captain Nipunaka Fonseka scored an unbeaten 81 runs but ran out of partners to earn major honours for his team. Left-arm spinner Pasindu Thennakoon registered a fifer to his name.
St. Anne’s scored 129 for the loss of 5 wickets in the rest of the time left in the game.
St. Anne’s College 233 (82.1)
Lasith Warnakulasooriya 78, Dilhara Deshabandu 47, Ruvin Senevirathne 7/65, Kanishka Maduwantha 2/80
& 129/5 (46)
Pivithu Fernando 33*, Kavindu Ekanayake 25*, Lasith Warnakulasooriya 29, Risith Perera 27, Wanuja Kumara 2/20, Ruvin Senevirathne 2/23
St. Peter’s College 231 (72)
Nipunaka Fonseka 81*, Lahiru Chethaka 36, Vinuga Liyanage 34, Shannon Fernando 28, Pasindu Thennakoon 5/71, Manaan Musammil 3/41
MATCH DRAWN (ST. ANNE’S WON FIRST INNING POINTS)
St. Servatius’ College, Matara vs Thurstan College, Colombo
The two teams fought at the backyard of Thurstan College, where the home team won the toss and inserted the boys from Matara to bat first. The Thurstanites managed to restrict the St. Servatius’ outfit to 163 runs. Only the youth international cap of St. Servatius’ Chihan Kalindu managed a half century while Thurstan left-arm spinner Hirudith Rasanjana bagged 4 wickets for 37 runs.
In reply, Thurstan College posted 170 runs in their first-innings. Bawantha Jayasinghe top-scored with 36 runs. Kokum Induma was the pick of the bowlers for St. Servatius as he recorded a fifer to his name. Dhananjaya Amarasinghe partnered up well with him as the pair bowled brilliantly in tandem. Amarasinghe went home with 4 wickets under his belt.
St. Servatius were on 144 for 7 in their second-innings when the umpires decided to remove the bails and call it a day.
St. Servatius’ College 163 (74.5)
Chihan Kalindu 50, Pushpitha Dilshan 41, Dinujaya Nilanduwa 41, Hirudith Rasanjana 4/37, Navindu Fernando 3/52, Dananja Silva 2/20
& 144/7 (47)
Pushpitha Dilshan 32, Chihan Kalindu 27, Danujaya Nilanduwa 26, Chirath Neththaru 21 Yohan Liyanage 6/39
Thurstan College 170 (62.1)
Bawantha Jayasinghe 36, Avishka Kaushal 31, Dhananja Silva 31, Jayavihan Mahavithana 25, Yohan Liyanage 22, Kokum Induma 5/40, Dhananjaya Amarasinghe 4/47
MATCH DRAWN (THURSTAN WON FIRST INNINGS POINTS)
Mahanama College, Colombo vs Gurukula College, Kelaniya
Mahanama College hosted Gurukula College at the CCC grounds in Colombo. Being put in to bat first, the hosts scored only 120 runs in familiar conditions. Left-arm spinner Rishitha Sankalpa was the man among the wickets as he picked up 4 for 15.
But the reply from Gurukula was even poorer. They only managed 99 runs for their first-innings. Devindu Kekirideniya stole the spotlight with 4 wickets to his name.
Mahanama College came back into the game strongly, thanks to an unbeaten ton by the south paw Vinuka Rubasinghe and a useful 61 from Pavan Rathnayake. Mahanama scored 224 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 60.2 overs.
The hosts missed an outright win by a whisker as the Gurukula tail showed some resistance. Gurukula College ended on 110 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Kekirideniya recorded the fifer he missed out on in the first-innings to wrap a match-bag of 9 wickets.
Mahanama College 120 (46.5)
Pulshan Rohana 32, Pavan Rathnayake 31, Pawantha Weerasinghe 28, Risitha Sankalpa 4/15, Sasitha Ashan 3/15, Praveen Nimesh 2/20
& 224/6d (60.2)
Vinuka Rubasinghe 102*, Pawan Rathnayake 61, Sadishan Chamodya 24, Rashmika Mewan 3/39, Likshan Sasanga 2/39
Gurukula College 99 (37.5)
Janitha Shehan 24, Devindu Kekirideniya 4/24, Pawantha Weerasinghe 2/20, Dhanuka Nimmana 2/27
& 110/9 (38)
Likshan Sasanga 44, Kemira Nayanatharu 27, Devindu Kekirideniya 5/27, Nisal Akash 2/03
MATCH DRAWN (MAHANAMA WON FIRST INNING POINTS)
In the games that began today, the encounter between D.S. Senanayake College and Maris Stella got most of the attention as the D.S. Skipper Muditha Lakshan amassed 190 runs to help his team the first to touch the 400-run mark this season. Trinity-Richmond is another good contest that hit the roads today as Trinity has managed to silence Richmond at Galle so far. More about those games at the conclusion of them tomorrow.
D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo vs Trinity College, Kandy
D.S. Senanayake College 463/5d (65)
Muditha Lakshan 190, Abishek Iyanarachchi 68, Amitha Dabare 66, Chamath Yatawara 51*, Tiron Baskaran 38, Thilina Perera 3/139
Maris Stella College 60/3 (24)
Chamindu Weerawansa 30*
STUMPS – DAY 1
Richmond College, Galle vs Trinity College, Kandy
Richmond College 110 (46.2)
Thaveesha Abhishek 26, Sandun Mendis 24, Uvindu Wimaladharma 4/39, Abishek Anandakumar 2/04, Thevin Amarasinghe 2/13, Ruvin Peiris 2/23
Trinity College 79/4 (35)
Thevin Amarasinghe 24*, Tharinda Nirmal 2/15
STUMPS – DAY 1
St. Thomas’ College, Matara vs Devapathiraja College, Rathgama
St. Thomas College 173 (58.1)
Hirusha Jeewajith 52, Woshitha Athsara 45, Sachira Rashmika 39, Sudeera Weerarathne 6/57, Irushka Thimira 3/35
Devapathiraja College 65/7 (27.3)
Sudeera Weerarathne 38, Sineth Sithara 5/16, Sachira Rashmika 2/16
STUMPS – DAY 1
Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy
Prince of Wales College 165 (71.5)
Dinura Fernando 39, Ravindu Janith 36*, Lakshan Perera 25, Kavinda De Mel 22, Sahan Siriwardana 3/31, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 2/38, Yasitha Samararathna 2/39
Dharmaraja College 69/1 (26)
Dinuka Pathiraja 28*
STUMPS – DAY 1