Few of the knockout games in 2018/19 Singer Schools Under 19 Cricket Tournament were conducted today between teams from division 1 and division 2, in and around Colombo today (27th March).
St. Joseph’s College Colombo Vs Prince of Wales’ College – Quarter Final
Prince of Wales’ College began the second day of the last quarter-final of the Singer Schools Under 19 Division 1 (two-day) Cricket Tournament 2018/19 today (2019/03/28) versus St. Joseph’s at the Army Cricket Grounds, Panagoda, already in trouble after their bizarre top-order collapse on the opening day.
They were 25/4 at stumps and were chasing a target of 235 set by the opposition after being put in to bat first.
Overnight batsman and Cambrian hope, skipper Suwath Mendis was not able to last too long in the middle as he was caught by Lakshan Gamage off Josephian counterpart Ashain Daniel and managed to add just 9 runs to the total.
Prince of Wales’ innings was reduced to 91 for 9 by Daniel’s attacking bowling and last pair Naduka Fernando and Lakshan Perera took their positions at the crease as the last resort for POW.
The duo showed great resilience and fight to frustrate the opposition and gave the Josephians’ a proper scare by adding 114 runs to the last wicket. Fernando was unbeaten at 62 when his partner was bowled by Daniel just 4 runs short of a well-deserved half-century to end the Cambrian innings on 205.
Captain Ashain Daniel and the man who initially set it all up for St. Joseph’s College, Lakshan Gamage shared 4 wickets each.
The defending champions, St. Joseph’s College qualified to the semifinals of the Singer Schools Under 19 Division 1 (two-day) Cricket Tournament 2018/19 and will face St. Sebastian’s College to battle it out for a place in the final.
St. Joseph’s College – 235 (79.3) Dunith Wellalage 56, Johanne de Zilva 43, Sachintha Mahindasinghe 31, Shewon Daniel 29, Ashen daniyel 28, Lakshan Perera 3/35, Kaumal Nanayakkara 3/87, Suwath Mendis 2/43
Prince of Wales College – 205 (99.2) Naduka Fernando 62*, Lakshan Perera 46, Devaka Peiris 42, Lakshan Gamage 4/46, Ashain Daniel 4/53, Shalinda Senevirathne 2/39
Match Drawn (St. Joseph’s won on 1st innings honours & qualified to the semifinals)
S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs St. Peter’s College, Colombo – Quarter Final
The second quarter-final of the Limited overs knockout round of the Singer Schools Under 19 Division 1 (One day) Cricket Tournament 2018/19 between S. Thomas’ College Vs St. Peter’s College was held today at the St. Peter’s cricket grounds.
After deciding to bat first, red hot Umayanga Suwaris (84*) and Ryan Fernando(53) who lived out a dream run since the Roy-Tho big match, scored half-centuries once again, to assist Thomian total to 332 for the loss of 7 wickets.
Chasing a massive target, the Peterite batsmen weren’t really in the game as regular wickets derailed their innings. Shannon Fernando and Wanuja Sahan’s half-centuries couldn’t make up the difference when all-rounder Dellon Peiris ran through the Peterite batting line up to collect 4 scalps for 26 runs.
The Thomians qualified for the semifinals by winning by 109 runs and will play against the winner of Thurstan College vs St. Benedict’s College encounter.
S.Thomas’ College – 332/7 (50) Umayanga Suwaris 84*, Ryan Fernando 53, Sithara Hapuhinna 48, Shalin De Mel 45, Ravindu de Silva 34, Kalana Perera 25, Tariq Saboor 2/47
St. Peter’s College – 223 (49.3) Shanon Fernando 62, Wanuja Sahan 58*, Dellon Peiris 4/26, Shanon Fernando 3/29, Kalana Perera 2/31
S.Thomas’ College won by 109 runs (qualified to semi final)
Royal College, Colombo vs St. John’s College, Panadura
A semifinal of the Limited overs knockout round of the Singer Schools Under 19 Division 2 (One day) Cricket Tournament 2018/19 between Royal College and St. John’s College, Panadura was worked off at the S. Thomas’ Grounds, Mount Lavinia today.
The low scoring game became a battle between the bowlers of the two sides but Royal came out victorious after a crucial spell by right arm fast bowler Tharusha Rukshan (4/22) and qualified for the finals.
Royal College – 148 (45.1) Bhagya Dissanayake 28, Sadisha Rajapaksa 24, Pramod Kulasooriya 22, Chamidu Niwarthana 5/26, Sumudu Udara 2/23, Ashan Dilhara 2/37
St. John’s College – 112 (39.1) Reshan Malith 27, Dananjaya Kumara 23, Yasiru Sandeepa 21, Tharusha Rukshan 4/22
Royal College won by 36 runs (qualified to finals)