Thomians chase 173 in 25 overs to secure inaugural Atapattu-Halangoda Trophy

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Seven matches in the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today (06) at venues all around the country. Four of them concluded as draws and S. Thomas’ College registered a remarkable victory over Ananda College.

SSC witnessed one of the best chases of school cricket in the recent past, with S. Thomas College chasing 173 in the 4th inning at an express pace, thanks to Ryan Fernando who cracked a blistering 75 in the dying hours of the 2nd day.

Ananda-S Thomas’ encounter to be played for Atapattu-Halangode challenge trophy

The Anandians seemed like they hung on to a draw after their fight back in the 2nd innings, declaring 2nd innings for 268/8 after Anuda Jayaweera and Dasun Tharuka’s valuable contributions, but little did they know that a supreme batting display was about to follow.

Yasiru Rodrigo also shone for S. Thomas in the 1st innings, with an exceptional spell of 6/08.

In the fixture between Mahanama College and Zahira College, Pawantha Weerasinghe displayed his great all-round abilities with 118 in the 1st innings and a 5-fer in the second. The match was drawn as Mahanama College registered the 1st innings win.

Leshan Amarasingha and Ravindu Ratnayaka were found in a battle for centuries for Isipathana College, as the pair scored 159 and 100* respectively in their team’s first innings win over the boys from Maliyadeva College.

The Gurukula-Thurstan battle also ended as a draw but Gurukula College had the final say with a first innings win, despite Pinitha Samanthakumara’s 8-fer in the 2nd innings for Thurstan College.

Ananda College, Colombo vs S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia

Group – Traditional
Venue – SSC
Toss – Ananda College

Brief Scores

Ananda College – 94 (31.4) Kanishka Ranthilakage 40, Yasiru Rodrigo 6/08, Dilmin Rathnayaka 3/20
& 268/8d (80.5) Anuda Jayaweera 86*, Dasun Tharuka 61, Kalana Wijesiri 41, Kanishka Ranthilakage 20, G Caniston 3/41, Dilmin Rathnayaka 2/81

S. Thomas’ College – 190 (41.1) Shalin De Mel 50, Ryan Fernando 48, Anuk Palihawadana 23, Saviru Bandara 5/42, Isuru Ayesh 3/60 & 173/5 (25) Ryan Fernando 75*, Maneesha Rupasingha 51, Janidu Jayawardena 2/27

Result – S. Thomas won by 5 wickets

Photos: S. Thomas’ College vs Ananda College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


Mahanama College, Colombo vs Zahira College, Colombo

Group – Traditional
Venue – Bloomfield Ground
Toss – Zahira College

දුනිත්ගේ හපන්කම් නිසා ශූරතාවය සාන්ත ජෝසප් විද්‍යාලයට!

Brief Scores

Mahanama College – 346/9d (89.1) Pawantha Weerasinghe 118, Pulshan Rohana 84, Sadishan Chamodya 33, Kujana Perera 30, Vinuka Rubasingha 25, Adeel Ismiriy 2/22, Mahadi Namiz 2/44, Imithiyas Slasa 2/90 & 155/6 (38) Vinuka Rubasingha 50*, Dileesha Thuduwage 35, Imithiyas Slasa 4/66

Zahira College – 172 (61) Imithiyas Slasa 64, Raeed Rizwan 45, Mahadi Namiz 44*, Pawantha Weerasinghe 5/40, Achintha Supun 3/40, Nisal Akash 2/38

Match Drawn 

Photos: Mahanama College v Zahira College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


Isipathana College, Colombo vs Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala

Group – Traditional
Venue – Maliyadeva College Ground
Toss – Isipathana College

Brief Scores

Isipathana College – 355/9d (87.4) Leshan Amarasingha 159, Savindu Uthsara 90, Thiwanka Kathriarachchi 33, Thevindu Dickwella 21, Matheesha Weerasingha 3/67, Thimira Chandrasena 2/46, Thimira Chandrasena 2/46, Hasindu Ruwanpura 2/54 & 211/6 (45) Ravindu Rathnayaka 100*, Lisura Liyanage 55, Thevindu Dickwella 22, Nikila Dharmadasa 3/74, Chaluka Atapattu 2/12

Maliyadeva College – 116 (55.5) Chaluka Atapattu 39, Kalindu Ranmal 20, Savindu Uthsara 3/17, Thevindu Dickwella 3/22

Match Drawn


Gurukula College, Kelaniya vs Thurstan College, Colombo

Group – C
Venue – Thurstan College Ground
Toss – Thurstan College

Live – S. Thomas’ College vs Ananda College – Singer U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/2020

Brief Scores

Gurukula College – 199 (53) Praveen Nimesh 52, Kemira Nayanatharu 47, Rashmika Mewan 39, Yohan Liyanage 4/79, Punthila Samanthakumara 3/36, Hirujith Rasanjana 2/30
& 203/8d (65) Sithija Chamod 67*, Likshan Sasanga 27, Rashmika Mewan 25, Janitha Shehan 23, Punthila Samanthakumara 8/72

Thurstan College – 178 (49.3) Sanuth Nandinu 40, Ranesh Silva 25, Bawantha Jayasingha 24, Janitha Shehan 2/19, Rashmika Mewan 2/29, Thushara Madushan 2/36, Rishitha Sankalpa 2/42
& 109/3 (18) Yohan Liyanage 46*, Avishka Kaushalya 20

Match Drawn

Photos: Thurstan College vs Gurukula College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


St. Joseph’s College, Colombo vs St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa

Group – Traditional
Venue – St. Sebastian’s College Ground
Toss – St Joseph’s College

Brief Scores

St. Joseph’s College – 197 (70.5) Sadeesh Jayawardena 81, Hiran Jayasundara 52, Kalana Sandeep 8/43
& 175/4 (43) Sheran Fonseka 85*, Johanne De Zilwa 44, Nadeera Fernando 2/33, Kalana Sandeep 2/73

St. Sebastian’s College – 237 (82.1) Dunith Jayathunga 62, Shashika Perera 36, Sukitha Prasanna 32, Yashan Avishka 30, Nadeera Fernando 22, Lahiru Amarasekara 3/35, Mihiranga Wickramage 3/62, Salinda Senevirathna 2/53

Match Drawn

Apart from the above fixtures, seen below are the best performances of the 2 other matches which commenced today.

Pasindu Avishka  5/38
Kanishka Maduwantha 6/27
Gihan Sanjana 82

De Mazenod College, Kandana vs St. Peter’s College, Colombo

Group – Traditional
Venue – De Mazenod College Ground
Toss – De Mazenod College

Brief scores

De Mazenod College – 92 (27.2) Sahan Kosala 20, Kanishka Maduwantha 6/27, Trishen Wickramasinghe 3/17

St. Peter’s College- 213/7 (65) Bhanuka De Silva 51, Shenal Botheju 50, Nipunaka Fonseka 28, Vinuda Liyanage 26, Wanuja Kumara 22*, Shenash Fernando 3/51, Ruvin Fonseka 2/26

Stumps – Day 01

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