Five matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were worked off today around the island. Yasiru Rodrigo (6/22) and Dilmin Rathnayake (5/53) bowled S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia to an innings victory against St. John’s College, Jaffna. The other encounters were ended in a draw.
St. John’s College, Jaffna vs S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia
Thomas College registered a convincing innings victory over St. John’s College in their traditional fixture which worked off today at Mount Lavinia. Yasiru Rodrigo who picked up 6 wickets for 22 runs in the first innings and Dilmin Rathnayake who picked up 5 wickets for 53 runs in the second innings were the chief contributors of the victory for the school by the sea.
St. John’s College 98 (30.5) Anton Abishek 38, Theiventhiram Dinoshan 21, Yasiru Rodrigo 6/22, Dilmin Rathnayake 2/12 & 102 (44.4) M Saumin 28, Theiventhiram Dinoshan 24, Dilmin Rathnayake 5/53, Umayanga Suwaris 2/00
Thomas’ College 250/7d (64)Deon Fernando 76, Umayanga Suwaris 41, Yasiru Rodrigo 34*, Thevin Iriyagama 33*, Vithushan 3/73, S Sharan 2/91
Result – S. Thomas College won by an innings & 50 runs
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya
Dharmapala College took major honors against Maliyadeva College in the drawn traditional encounter which worked off today at Dharmpala College grounds in Pannipitiya. Dineth Nelumdeniya was the star performer of the match as he grabbed a match bag of 11 wickets for 70 runs for Dharmapala College.
Dharmapala College 132 (37.4) Navindu Naveen 39, Sakindu Wijerathne 2/24, Brian Karunayake 2/25, Matheesha Weerasinghe 2/30 & 141 (45.3) Nadeesha Bandara 32, Navindu Naveen 28, Lakshitha Purasinghe 25, Sakindu Wijerathne 4/22, Gayan Weerasinghe 4/26, Brian Karunanayake 2/37
Maliyadewa College 98 (46.3) Chaluka Athapattu 23, Dineth Nelumdeniya 6/31, Vihanga Gunarathna 2/24 & 83/8 (28) Dinith Nelumdeniya 5/39, Thisara Sishara 2/21
Result – Match Drawn (Dharmapala College won first innings points)
St. Anthony’s College, Wattala vs Kingswood College, Kandy
The traditional fixture between St. Anthony’s College and Kingswood College ended in a draw today at St. Anthony’s College Grounds in Wattala. The brilliant batting display by Antonian batsmen Dinuk Vishan (102) and Kanishka Gimhan (91) were the highlights of the match.
St. Anthony’s College 323/8d (92) Dinuk Vishan 102, Kanishka Gimhan 91, Abdul Rahuman 45, Avishka Tharindu 28, Gihan Rashmika 25, Dumindu Bandara 2/38, Dimuthu Damishka 2/52
Kingswood College 98/4 (41) Dimidiya Polkotuwa 30*, Mahasen Ranasinghe 26*, Kaveesha Dulanjana 2/26
Result – Match Drawn (No Result)
St. Anthony’s College, Kandy vs Wesley College, Colombo
The traditional fixture between St. Anthony’s College and Wesley College also ended in draw today at St. Anthony’s College grounds in Kandy. Sri Lanka U19 cap Chamindu Wickramasinghe who scored a half century (67) with the bat and left arm spinner Nimnaka Jayathilaka who picked up 5 wickets for 60 runs with the ball starred in the match representing the lads from Kandy.
St. Anthony’s College 266/7d (65) Chamindu Wickramasinghe 67, Dayan Pankaja 46, Lasitha Warallagama 33, Sasith Hirudika 24*, Asitha Wanninayake 24, Sachin Prabath 23, Gihan Ebert 22, S Sakirthan 3/68, Nimnaka Adikari 2/45
Wesley College 172/8 (62) Sahil Dias 26, Anudith Wickramasinghe 24, Rahul Gunasekara 20, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 5/60
Result – Match Drawn (No Result)
Zahira College, Colombo vs St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa
St. Joseph Vaz College managed to take honors on day one against Zahira College in their Group D fixture which commenced today at Zahira Colleg Grounds in Colombo. After been put into bat first, Zahira batsmen were bundled out for just 77 runs. Menusha Perera was the pick of the bowlers the visitors as he took 4 scalps for just 6 runs.
In reply, St. Joseph Vaz College posted 157 runs on the board with Sri Lanka U19 cap Nipun Dananjaya top scoring with 41 and Menusha Perera adding valuable 40 runs with the bat. The hosts began their second innings 80 runs behind and were 13 runs for 2 wickets at the close of play on day one.
Zahira College – 77 (27.3) Mohommed Dilhan 23, Menusha Perera 4/06, Achintha Fernando 2/04, Kavindu Maduranga 2/07 & 13/2 (5)
St. Joseph Vaz College – 157 (56.3) Nipun Dhananjaya 41, Menusha Perera 40, Ishad Roheim 3/13, Rizwan Rahim 2/16, Imitiyas Slasa 2/20
Stumps – Day 1