Two games in the Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament concluded today, 5th November, while two other games got underway.
De Mazenod College, Kandana vs St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa
Following a rough day at the office on day one, where the Ruveen Fonseka-led De Mazenod batting unit scored 288 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, host De Mazenod extended their score to 313 runs for the loss of 9 wickets and declared the innings this morning.
Read Day-one Report: Ruveens’ ton puts up another big score for De Mazenod
It was a brief outing with the ball in hand for De Mazenod College as they got rid of the boys from Wennappuwa in just 27 overs for 73 runs. Pramod Rajamunindra and Senash Fernando were the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets each.
Even though the Mazenodians had the option of enforcing the follow-on, they showed less interest in going for an outright win in the game. Instead, they decided to frustrate the opponents. They scored 210 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the second-innings. Sahan Kosala top-scored with 46 runs while Manusha Perera shone with the ball for St. Joseph Vaz, picking up 6 wickets.
De Mazenod College 313/9d (79.4) Ruveen Fonseka 113, Senash Fernando 52, Nimna Fernando 51, Sahan Kosala 28, Shon Shenil 4/82, Manusha Perera 3/81 & 210/8d (48.1) Sahan Kosala 46, Senash Fernando 40, Chamod Dananjaya 37, Manusha Perera 6/85
St. Joseph Vaz College 73 (27) Nethmal De Zoysa 29, Pramod Rajamunindra 3/09, Senash Fernando 3/18, Chanuka Silva 2/14 & 1/0 (2.3)
Dharmaraja College, Kandy vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda
Dharmaraja College won the toss and opted to bat first at their home grounds against the Ambalangoda school. Isuru Dayananda’s 51 runs boosted the Rajans to a total of 224 runs. Left-arm spinner Lohan de Soyza picked up 4 wickets to keep his impressive run in the season going.
It was yet again a one man fight for Dharmasoka as de Soyza topped both batting and bowling charts. He scored 47 runs as Dharmasoka managed only 146 runs in their first-innings.
Dharmaraja College 224 (83) Isuru Dayananda 51, Shan Siriwardhane 36, Yasith Samararathne 33, Dulaj Bandara 29, Janith Gunathunga 22, Lohan de Soyza 4/72, Chanaka Jananga 2/22, Mathesha Sashmika 2/51 & 5/0 (2)
Dharmasoka College 146 (65.2) Lohan de Soyza 47, Thevin Buddhoima 21, Chethiya Bandara 3/14, Upendra Warnakulasooriya 3/23, Yasith Samararathne 3/39
Nalanda College, Colombo vs St. Peter’s College, Colombo
The traditional fixture between Nalanda and St Peter’s is being worked off at Nalanda College grounds where the visitors won the toss and invited the hosts to have a bat first. Chanula Athukorala (33) and Maheema Weerakoon (31) who got starts to their innings could not convert it to big knocks as Nalanda fell for 166 runs.
St. Peter’s College’s most experienced spinner Kanishka Maduwantha bagged a fifer to his name, putting his team in a comfortable position in the game.
In reply, the Saints were at 41 for no loss by close of play.
Nalanda College 166 (62.2) Chanula Athukorala 33, Maheema Weerakoon 31, Mokshya Sankalpa 25, Lakshan Kashapa 20, Kanishka Maduwantha 5/50, Ruvin Senarathne 2/40
St. Peter’s College 41/0 (12) Shanon Fernando 21*
STUMPS – DAY 1
Zahira College, Colombo vs Richmond College, Galle
The Richmondites are hosting Zahira College in a group ‘D’ game at the Galle International Stadium. The visitors won the toss and elected to bowl first and backed their decision by wrapping up the host’s innings for just 114 runs. Bhanuka Manohara scored a valiant 35 runs and remained unbeaten as he ran out of partners. Vishan Ruvin recorded a fifer to his name giving away just 17 runs.
The hosts bounced back strongly into the game, leaving the Zahirians in a spot of bother at 78 for 6 by stumps.
Richmond College 114 (38) Bhanuka Manohara 35*, Vishan Ruvin 5/17
Zahira College 78/6 (40) Naleen Sekth 22, Kalpa Nethsara 3/24
STUMPS – DAY 1