Ahan smacks back-to-back hundreds against Trinity

U19 Schools Cricket Tournament 2021

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Royal College Captain Ahan Wickramasinghe brought up his second century of the season in their tournament opener against Trinity College. Three other tournament matches were played today (16).

Royal College vs Trinity College

The former Sri Lanka youth cricketer, Wickramasinghe, started off this season with a thumping double-century against the same opponents a week ago in a traditional two-day fixture. Thanks to his 118 runs, Royal College recorded a 83-run win against Trinity College to start off the one-day leg on a winning note. 

Ahan’s partner in crime, Sadisha Rajapaksha, supported him with 46 runs to his name as Royal posted 239 runs using all their resources. 

The Trinitians were totally outplayed once again at Reid Avenue this year. They only managed 156 runs in their chase with the help of a fifty from Ranuda Somarathna. Somarathna was impressive with the ball too as he picked up 3 for 22 while bowling. 

Kavindu Pathirathna was the pick of the bowlers for Royal College as the right-arm seamer bagged 3 for 31.

Royal College, Colombo 239 (49.3)

Ahan Wickramasinghe 118, Sadisha Rajapaksha 46, Ranuda Somarathna 3/22, Dinuka Thennakoon 2/44, Manula Kularathna 2/48

Trinity College, Kandy 156 (45.2)

Ranuda Somarathna 50, Pasan Kularathna 29, Kavindu Pathirathna 3/31, Dan Podiwela 2/14, Sonal Amarasekara 2/33

ROYAL COLLEGE WON BY 83 RUNS

S. Thomas’ College vs Richmond College

Ryan Fernando led the batting at S. Thomas’ grounds today, even though he ended up on the losing side. He struck an eye-catching 77 runs in a low-scoring fiasco of a Thomian innings.

The home team found the Richmond bowlers hard to put off as they were bundled out for just 162 runs. Hansamana de Silva was the pick of the bowling as he bagged 4 wickets for just 12 runs. 

Richmond College chased down the target after a few fumbles at the start. Chamath Wickramasinghe topped the batting card with a match-winning 74 runs.

S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia 163 (42.1)

Rayan Fernando 77, Anuk Palihawadana 40, Hansamana De Silva 4/12, Amshi De Silva 2/21, Kalpa Nethsara 2/39

Richmond College, Galle 166/6 (45)

Chamath Wickramasingha 74, Vishara Fernando 28, Janeth Kaushalya 20*, Nathan Caldera 4/26, Dhisen De Silva 2/30

RICHMOND COLLEGE WON BY 4 WICKETS


St. Sebastian’s College vs St. Thomas’ College, Matara

The Sebastianites recorded a not-so-convincing win against the boys from Matara as both teams struggled to play Cricket at the pace of a standard limited over match. Uyanwatta Stadium saw just 324 runs at the end of 94.4 overs in the day. 

The St. Sebastian’s Skipper Sukitha Prasanna scored 60 runs to his merit, while Nipun Samarasinghe of St. Thomas’ struck 59 runs.

Hirantha Lakshan and Sachira Rashmika picked up 3 wickets for St. Thomas’ College as they restricted the Sebastianites for 180 runs. 

However, they did not have enough batting strength to go past that target. Chrishane Perera was the major destructor from St. Sebastian’s with figures of 3 for 25.

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 180/9 (50)

Sukitha Prasanna 60, Chakila Perera 33, Bihanga Mendis 24, Hirantha Lakshan 3/32, Sachira Rashmika 3/44, Hirusha Geewadith 2/08

St. Thomas’ College, Matara 144 (44.4)

Nipun Samarasingha 59, Harindu Jayasekara 22, Sanjaya Maduranga 21, Chrishane Perera 3/25, Kalana Sandeepa 2/26ST.

S. SEBASTIAN’S COLLEGE WON BY 36 RUNS

Ananda College vs Zahira College

The men in maroon had a great outing against the school next door as they recorded a comfortable 6-wicket win in their tournament opener.

Zahira College were reduced to 151 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 50 overs. The star left-arm spinner of Ananda College, Isuru Ayesh, proved his worth picking up 3 wickets for 26 runs. 

Ananda College ran past the target with 18 overs left in the game. Hansaja Jayasinghe impressed with an unbeaten 61 runs which saw his team home early. 

Zahira College, Colombo 151/9 (50)

Adhil Ismarly 39*, Naleem Zeith 34, Raaed Rizwan 24, Isuru Ayesh 3/26

Ananda College, Colombo 152/4 (31.5)

Hansaja Jayasinghe 61*, Mineth Premarathna 29*

ANANDA COLLEGE WON BY 6 WICKETS