Wins for Mahanama and Prince of Wales; St. Peter’s and Maris Stella dominate opening day


Six matches of the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 were conducted today around the Island.

Prince of Wales vs St. Anthony’s College, Wattala

Prince of Wales rattled the boys from Wattala, as they claimed 17 wickets inside two sessions to romp home, against a fighting unit that defeated Isipathana College last week. Kaumal Nanayakkara claimed 7 wickets in the match, while Tharindu Peiris finished with 8-for as he took 6 for 29 in the second innings to demolish St. Anthony’s College, Wattala, in their group ‘B’ encounter that ended in Wattala.

Moratu boy Vishva Chathuranga destroys St. Anthony’s, Wattala

Four matches of the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 were conducted today around the Island. Prince of Wales vs St. Anthony’s College, Wattala The hard-hitting left hander, who also features in the Premier League Tier ‘B’ tournament, Vishva Chathuranga, cracked a brilliant century to steer the Cambrian lads to a strong position, in the group ‘B’ encounter which began today in Wattala.

Brief scores

Prince of Wales College – 323/8d (61.1) Vishwa Chathuranga 142, Tharindu Peiris 61, Vinuja Ranpul 44, Sanoj Dharshika 27, Kaveesha Dulanjana 3/63, Maduka Hettiarachchi 2/57, Rashmika Mewan 2/74.

St. Anthony’s College – 123 (59) Maduka Hettiarachchi 54, Rashmika Mewan 29, Kaveesha Dulanjana 22, Kaumal Nananyakkara 5/57, Naduka Fernando 3/14, Tharindu Peiris 2/15 & F/O 112 (32.4) Avishka Tharindu 51, Sukitha Lahiru 24, Tharindu Peiris 6/29, Kunchana Perea 2/27, Kaumal Nananyakkara 2/54.

Result – POW win by innings & 88 runs

Mahanama College vs St. John’s College, Panadura

The Panadura boys had a tough game against a strong Mahanama outfit as they tasted a heavy defeat in the group ‘B’ encounter that concluded in Bandaragama. 92 and 67 are the scores that St. John’s managed when they were given the chance to bat as Mahanama enjoyed a convincing innings & 64-run victory.

Brief scores

Mahanama College – 223 (63.3) Bishan Mendis 57, Pawantha Weerasinghe 38. Sasitha Manupriya 4/99, Thamindu Wickramaarachchi 3/52.

St. John’s College – 92 (30.1) Praveen Sandmal 37, Thamindu Wickramarchchi 21, Heshan Hettiarachchi 5/33, Hashan Sandeepa 3/24, Ishan Katupitiya 2/16 & F/O 67 (32.3) Rukshan Dissanayake 24, Hashan Sandeepa 5/12, Heshan Hettiarachchi 4/42.

Result – Mahanama win by innings & 64 runs

Trinity and St Benedict’s record innings wins

Four matches of the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 were concluded today around the island. Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda vs St. Benedict’s College, Colombo Mahesh Theekshana’s all-round skills helped St. Benedict’s College record an innings victory against Dharmasoka College in the Group A clash which was concluded today at St.

St. Sebastian’s College vs St. Aloysius’ College

Thashik Perera, Ravindu Sanjana and Vinuja Ranasinghe shines in the traditional encounter that ended in favour of the lads from Moratuwa as both teams were satisfied with a draw in the game which concluded in Galle.

St. Aloysius’ College, Galle  –136 (60) Ravindu Sanjana 70, Vinuja Ranasinghe 8/41 & 145 (56.1) Niluksha Dulmina 53, Pasindu Nanayakara 39, Tashik Perera 6/38, Vinuja Ranasinghe 3/46

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa – 196 (61.1) Nishitha Abilash 71, Sukitha Prasanna 49, Ravindu Sanjana 4/31, Kavika Dilshan 4/44, Dinuka Lakmal 2/41 & 29/4 (11) Ravindu Sanjana 3/16

Result – Match drawn (Sebs won first innings)

Wesley College vs Dharmaraja College

Dharmaraja savior Sachintha Senanayake stroked an unbeaten ton as the lads from Kandy bat out the day, conceding only the first innings win as the lads from Campbell Park took major honours in the drawn group ‘C’ encounter that ended in Kandy.

Brief scores

Wesley College – 352/8d (69.3) Movin Subasinghe 103, Buddima Wijesundara 75, Rahul Gunasekara 53, Hasith Geesara 51, Shenal Dangalla 34, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 4/89, Yasith Amararathne 2/36.

Dharmaraja College – 211 (76.2) Bawantha Udangamuwa 89, Isuru Dayananda 33, Dulaj Bandara 29, Kasun Guanwardane 25, Sachintha Senanayake 23, Movin Subasinghe 4/40, Mohammed Ubaidulla 4/57 & F/O 186/4 (40) Sachintha Senanayake 104*, Chethiya Ekanayake 42, Movin Subasinghe 2/69.

Result – Match drawn (Wesley won first innings)

Richmond College vs St. Peter’s College

The lads from Galle opted to bat first at Bambalapitiya as two dominant schools fight it out in the group ‘C’ encounter which began today. Thaveesha Abishek and Sandun Mendis stroked half-tons as the Richmondites got bowled out for a modest 203 in 76 overs. In reply, the hosts were in control as umpires call it a day.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Richmond College – 203 (76) Thaveesha Abhishek 63, Sandun Mendis 53, Adithya Siriwardane 20, Shivan Perera 3/27, Miflal Ameen 2/72.

St. Peter’s College – 51/1 (18) Sulakshana Fernando 23*.

Maris Stella College vs Thurstan College

Ashan Fernando and Kevin Perera smashed tons as Maris Stella dominate the opening day of the traditional encounter that commenced at Thurstan grounds.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Maris Stella College – 363/8d (72) Ashan Fernando 102*, Kevin Perera 102, Chathura Anuradha 26, Ayesh Weerathne 3/64, Yeshan Wickramarachchi 3/67, Nipun Lakshan 2/76.

Thurstan College – 65/4 (14.4) Yeshan Wickramarachchi 25.