St. Sebastian’s hold off S. Thomas’; Avishka’s ton lifts St. Anthony’s

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19


S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia won first-innings points over St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa in their tournament fixture of the Singer U19 Division One Cricket Tournament 2018/19. St. Anthony’s College, Wattala played with St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya while De Mazenod College, Kandana and Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda ended their game in a draw.

S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia vs St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa

S. Thomas’ College won the toss and elected to bat first. They frustrated the visitors and scored a massive 328 runs after batting the whole day one. Shalin de Mel batted brilliantly as he made a crafty 136-runs to put S. Thomas’ on top. Ravindu Fernando also looked good with the bat as he scored 67 runs to support the cause. Praveen Cooray was the pick of the bowlers for his 4 for 71 while Thadula de Silva and Vinuja Ranasinghe both picked 3 wickets each.

Photos: S. Thomas’ College vs St. Sebastian’s College | Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

S. Thomas’ declared the batting this morning and St. Sebastian’s started off the day at the crease. Skipper, Nuwanidu Fernando fought alone in both innings for St. Sebastian’s with 52 and 58* runs respectively, although all his efforts were for no good use. St. Sebastian’s were bowled out in the first-innings for 165-runs and were forced to follow-on and were at 143 runs for 3 wickets in the second innings when the umpires called it time.

Brief scores

S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 328/7 (82.1) Shalin de Mel 136, Ravindu de Silva 67, Sithara Hapuhinna 46, Deon Fernando 42, Praveen Cooray 4/71, Thadula de Silva 3/23, Vinuja Ranasinghe 3/94

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 165 (62.2) Nuwaniudu Fernando 52, Nishitha Abilsah 34, Umesh Mendis 25, Dilmin Rathnayake 4/27, Dellon Peiris 2/34, Kalana Perera 2/38  & F/O 143/3 (46) Nishitha Abilsah 62, Nuwanidu Fernando 58*


Shalin de Mel hundred gives S. Thomas’ leverage on day one

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St. Anthony’s College, Wattala vs St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya

St. Sebastian’s College Katuneriya won the toss and invited St. Anthony’s College to bat first. The latest addition to the Sri Lanka U19 team, Avishka Tharindu led the batting for St. Anthony’s as he hit an unbeaten 102-runs to take his team to a comfortable position in the game. Arindha Pasindu was also equally good with bat as he remained on 81 at the end of the day. St. Anthony’s College was at 248 runs for the loss of 5 wicket by close of play.

Brief scores

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala 248/5 (105) Avishka Tharindu 102*, Arindha Pasindu 81*, Sithum Akilanka 2/62

St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya


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De Mazenod College, Kandana vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda

Dharmasoka College who batted first, scored 213-runs for their first innings. Sasindu Malshan top-scored for Dharmasoka with 58-runs while Sanula Gunarathna made 50. Mark Mathiasz was the pick of the bowlers for his wonderful figures of 6 for 48.

In reply, De Mazenod College managed only 199-runs. Pasindu Rajamunindra scored 53-runs for De Mazenod College while Mark Mathiasz contributed with 33-runs.

Dharmasoka College added another 880-runs to their tally for the loss of 6 wickets in their second-innings. The game was called a draw while Dharmasoka College departed with first-innings points.

Brief Scores

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 213 (77.5) Sasindu Malshan 58, Sanula Gunarathne 50, Dhamindu Dilshan 30, Mark Mathayaa 6/48, Malith Fernando 2/47 & 80/6 (34) Abeetha Chandraguptha 23, Romal Fernando 3/10

De Mazenod College, Kandana 199 (91.4) Pasindu Rajamunindra 53, Mithul Senerath 33, Nadun Dilshan 31, Sihina Sithumina 20, Dinuka Dilshan 2/30, Kavindu Nadeeshan 2/82


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