Three matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island.
Ananda College, Colombo vs St. Peter’s College, Colombo
St. Peter’s College took honors in the drawn encounter against Ananda College which concluded today at Ananda College Grounds in Colombo. The highlight of the match was the magnificent double century scored by right handed batsman Santhush Gunathilaka for St. Peter’s College. Thanks to his record breaking unbeaten 252 runs, the visitors put up a massive score of 423 runs on the board before declaring their innings.
Gunathilaka’s knock of 252 runs came off 243 balls including 29 fours and 8 massive sixes. Ranmith Jayasena (80) and Bhanuka de Silva (63) gave good support to Gunathilaka at the other end with useful contributions with the bat. The Ananda College batsmen began their second innings 210 runs behind and were struggling at 166 runs for 7 wickets when umpires called stumps.
Ananda College – 213 (63.3) Kavindu Gimhana 53, Janindu Jayawardane 48, Kalana Wijesiri 33, Daminda Reshan 27, Ruvin Senevirathne 4/48, Santhush Gunathilaka 3/46 & 166/7 (52) Kanishka Ranthilakage 90, Kavindu Gimhana 31, Kanishka Maduwantha 2/49, Ranmith Jayasena 3/13, Ruvin Senevirathne 2/55
St. Peter’s College – 423/3d (74) Santhush Gunathilaka 252*, Bhanuka de Silva 63, Ranmith Jayasena 80
Result – Match Drawn (St. Peter’s College won first innings points)
St. Joseph’s College, Colombo vs Wesley College, Colombo
St. Joseph’s College managed to take first innings points in their traditional fixture against Wesley College which concluded today at the Wesley College Grounds in Colombo. After putting up a massive score of 413 runs on the board, the Joes expected to dismiss the hosts cheaply but it was not the case as the Wesley batsmen showed great resistance with the bat posting 407 runs for their first innings.
Kavindana Perera scored an unbeaten 125 runs while Shenal Dangalle (95) and Movin Subasinghe (92) chipped in with half-tons for the hosts. Left arm spinner Dunith Wellalage had to toil hard with the ball for the Joes as he gave away 133 runs to pick up 4 wickets.
St. Joseph’s College – 413/6d (87) Dineth Jayakody 124, Dunith Wellalage 106, Johanne de Zilva 55, Sheran Fonseka 45, Sachintha Ravindu 27*, Movin Subasinghe 3/116, Thenuka Perera 2/53
Wesley College – 407 (100.5) Kavindana Perera 125*, Shenal Dangalle 95, Movin Subasinghe 92, Sahil Dias 32, Johanne de Zilva 3/65, Dunith Wellalage 4/133, Shalinda Senevirathne 3/50
Result – Match Drawn (St. Joseph’s College won first innings points)
Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya vs Trinity College, Kandy
The Group D fixture between Dharmapala College and Trinity College ended in a draw today at Dharmapala College Grounds in Pannipitiya. Kavishka Senadeera was the star performer of the match as he picked up 12 wickets for 115 runs with the ball for the visitors.
Dharmapala College – 195 (79.3) Malith Sandakalum 45, Naveen Madusanka 44, Tharindu Sandaruwan 38, Kavishka Senadeera 7/69 & 108/9 (46) Tharindu Sandaruwan 21, Kavishka Senadeera 5/46, Kavindu Dias 2/22
Trinity College – 213/d (73.4) Avishka Senadeera 85, Dinitha Siriwardane 23, Umera Raizan 23*, Kavishka Senadeera 29, Nadun Hewanayake 5/50
Result – Match Drawn (Trinity College won first innings points)