Sri Lanka U19 discard Vishva Chathuranga ton demolishes St. Peter’s


Here’s a round up of the matches which took place in Singer U19 division I cricket tournament 2017/18 today. 

 Royal College vs Ananda College 

This traditional encounter was evenly poised at stumps on day 1 at the Royal College grounds. Royal college won the toss and elected to bat first. They managed to post a decent total of 212 runs. Captain Pasidu Sooriyabandara top scored with 69 while Daminda Rishan picked up 4 wickets for Ananda. 

In reply, the visitors were 164 for the loss of 5 wickets at stumps with Kavindu Gimhan unbeaten on 56. 

Royal College 212 (53.3) Pasindu Sooriyabandara 69, Thevindu Senarathna 45, Gayan Dissanayake 33, Daminda Rishan 4/27, Asel Sigera 3/59 


 Ananda College, 164/5 (39) Kavindu Gimhana 56*, Dushan Hettige 36, Kanishka Ranthilakage 25, Nimal Wijesekara 2/36 

St Peter’s College vs Prince of Wales 

Vishwa Chathuranga’s blistering 125 helped Prince of Wales’ College take a 158 run lead against St Peter’s in their traditional encounter at Moratuwa.

The Peterite stand in skipper Ameen Miflal won the toss and elected to bat first. They had a horrible start to their innings as they lost both their openers for under 10 runs. Ranmith Jayasena and Shalith Fernando steadied the ship for the visitors but a brilliant bowling effort from left-arm spinner Kaumal Nanayakkara saw St Peter’s bundled out for 124 runs.

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In reply, the hosts put together an onslaught from the word go. Sri Lanka U19 discard Vishva Chathuranga played a blinder of an innings at the top. His innings of 125 came off 96 balls before Ruvin Senevirathne caught him plumb in front. Peterites failed to control the run flow as the hosts ended day one with 282 runs on board for the loss of 5 wickets. 

 St. Peters College 124 (42.2) Ranmith Jayasena 26, Shalith Fernando 22, Shivan Perera 25, Ruvin Senavirathne 22, Kaumal Nanayakkara 5/30, Naduka Fernando 2/21, Savindu Pieris 2/27 


Prince of Wales College,  282/5 (51) Vishva Chathuranga 125, Savindu Pieris 38, Sandun Fernando 27, Sanoj Dharshika 26*, Suwath Mendis 24*, Miflal Ameen 3/108, Ruvin Senavirathne 2/50 

Isipathana College vs St Mary’s College, Kegalle 

Isipathana College registered first innings points against St Mary’s College at Welagedara Grounds today. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. They posted a massive total of 306 for 7 in 82 overs with half centuries from Sanjula Abeywickrama, Sanjula Bandara and Ayana Siriwardane. 

In reply, St Mary’s were cleaned up for 198 runs. Gajitha Kotuwagoda was the sole contributor to the total with a century under his name while Madushika Sandaruwan bagged 5 wickets for his team. 

Following on in the 2nd innings, St Mary’s survived the remainder of day 2 and at stumps they were 145 for 6 in 43 overs. 

 Isipathana College 306/7d (82) Sanjula Abeywickrama 69, Sanjula Bandara 60, Ayana Siriwardana 58, Eshan Fernando 34, Kaliq Amath 29*, Chamilka Wickramathilake 22*, Ishan Weerasooriya 3/100, Dinesh Pethiyagoda 2/41 


St. Marys College, Kegalle 198 (64.5) Gajitha Kotuwegoda 100, Madushika Sandaruwan 5/39, Sanjula Bandara 3/31  & F/O 145/6 (43) Sujith Kumara 53, Saachin Fonseka 40, Ayana Siriwardhana 4/41

Wesley College vs S. Thomas’ College

Wesley had their noses in front at stumps on day one in their traditional match against S. Thomas’ College at Wesley grounds. The hosts posted a decent total of 276 all out in 80 overs with in form skipper Thisuraka Akmeemana top scoring with 91. Left-arm spinner Shannon Fernando was the pick of the bowlers with 7 for 66 for the visitors. 

In reply, S Thomas’ lost two quick wickets before stumps and they will resume play tomorrow at 54 for 2 in their first innings. 

Wesley College – 276 all out in 80 overs: Thisuraka Akmeemana 91, Hasith Geesara 23, Shenal Dangalla 61, Sakuntha Liyanage 34, Mohommed Ubeiyaduulla 20, Shannon Fernando 7/66, Dilmin Rathnayake 2/45.

S. Thomas’ College – 54/2 in 16 overs: Kishan Munasinghe  18   Shalin De Mel 19, Sithara Hapuhinna 11*.