Nine matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island. Below are the details of 5 of them.
Wesley College, Colombo Vs Richmond College, Galle
Richmond College began proceedings of day 02 on 29/0 after hosts, Wesley College, set them a massive first inning chase of 309 to catch up. But the strong Richmond batting line up accepted the challenge gleefully as they lost only 4 wickets at the end of the play while piling up 341 runs to record a 1st inning win.
Captain Thaveesha Abhishek who was a part of the recently concluded Youth test win against Australia and right-handed batsman Vinuja Kiriella’s century partnership in the middle was the key to the visitors’ success as they scored excellent knocks of 115 & 95 respectively while Sri Lanka U-19 Cap Dilum Sudeera had a couple of dreamy days in the middle with a 5-fer on day 01 and a fifty on day 02.
Wesley College – 309 (82.3) Kavindana Perera 115, Movin Subasinghe 59, Shenal Dangalle 35, Thisuraka Akmeemana 29, Rahul Gunasekara 26, Dilum Sudeera 5/106, Amshi de Silva 2/57
Richmond College – 341/4 (106.1) Thaveesha Abishek 123, Vinuja Kiriella 95, Dilum Sudeera 55, Adhithya Siriwardana 41, Thenuka Perera 2/98
Result – Match Drawn
S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia Vs Mahanama College, Colombo
S. Thomas’ College had the perfect day with the bat and ball at their home ground today after being elected to bat first by the opposition.
Their batsmen wasted no time in the middle as they went berserk from the beginning to orchestrate a mammoth 395/5 at more than run-a-ball before stopping their inning to the captain’s call.
Mahanama bowlers were thrashed all over the park by the exuberant opener Shalin De Mel who remained unbeaten on 151 while experienced Maneesha Rupasinghe assisted with a fine knock of 82.
Mahanama’s embarrassing day didn’t end just there, as 7 wickets were fallen at stumps at the hands of Kalana Perera and Dilmin Rathnayaka, only for a cheap 55 runs.
S. Thomas’ College – 395/5d (64.3) Shalin de Mel 151*, Maneesha Rupasinghe 82, Sithara Hapuhinna 53, Kalana Perera 39, Ravindu de Silva 35, Pawantha Weerasinghe 2/84
Mahanama College – 55/7 (30) Kalana Perera 4/26 Dilmin Rathnayake 3/05
Stumps – Day 01
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Dharmaraja College, Kandy Vs Nalanda College, Colombo
It was a bowlers’ fest in Kandy as 14 wickets fell for just 282 runs to end off a see-saw battle between traditional rivals. Dharmaraja College captain, Sachitha Senanyake won the toss and decided to bat first, but saw his team bundle out for 171 runs within 61 overs.
Left-hander Yasitha Samararathne (44*) made sure his team got past the 150-run mark while losing partners from the other end. All-rounder Raveen de Silva and Maheema Weerakoon picked 4 and 3 wickets respectively.
Nalanda College were 111/4 at the stumps, still, 60 runs lagging behind Dharmaraja with 6 wickets in hand.
Dharmaraja College – 171 (60.5) Yasitha Samararathne 44*, Kasun Gunawardhane 37, Isuru Dayananda 28, Raveen de Silva 4/34, Mahema Weerakoon 3/08, Chamindu Wijesinghe 2/41
Nalanda College – 111/4 (32) Raveen de Silva 41*, Avishka Perera 21, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 3/32
Stumps – Day 01
St. Peter’s College, Colombo Vs Royal College, Colombo
Traditional fixture between Royal College and St. Peter’s College commenced today at the St. Peter’s College grounds, Bambalapitiya as the host were put to bat first after losing the toss. St. Peter’s batsmen, showing no mercy to the boys from Reid Avenue, cashed on the bowling to gather 329 runs before they decided to declare for 6 wickets.
Peterite Skipper Ranmith Jayasena’s blazing 116 was the highlight of the day amid half-centuries from Shivon Perera and Dineth Anjula.
Royal College openers survived a tricky 9 overs to end a tiring day on the field before stumps.
St. Peter’s College – 329/6d (83.2) Ranmith Jayasena 116, Shivan Perera 70, Dineth Anjula 50, Santhush Gunathilaka 46, Shannon Fernando 27*, Kavindu Pathirathne 2/51
Royal College, Colombo – 22/0 (9)
Stumps – Day 01
St. Servatius’ College Matara Vs St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa
Right arm off spinner Dhanuka Peries’ excellent bowling effort restricted St. Servatius College to 231 runs as he picked up 5/42 after the host team opted to bat first at the Matara Uyanwatta Stadium.
Pushpitha Dilshan and Risira Lakwin made sure the home team gathered a respectable total with fine half-centuries with both batsmen. Visitors were 81/4 at the stumps.
St. Servatius College – 231 (62.2) Pushpitha Dilshan 69, Risira Lakwin 55, Chihan Kalindu 23, Dhanuka Peiris 5/42, Nipun Dhananjaya 2/59
St. Joseph Vaz College – 81/4 (32) Nipun Dhananjaya 42*, Mathesha Madushan 2/14
Stumps – Day 01
Tune into the live coverage of Singer U19 Division 01: Royal College, Colombo Vs St. Peter’s College, Colombo on Channel 01 (Dialog TV) from 9.30am onwards.