Ananda, Nalanda dominate with bat and ball

Singer Schools U17 Division A Cricket


Here’s a roundup of the concluded day of the Singer Schools Cricket U17 Division A tournament matches.

Nalanda College Colombo vs St. Anthony’s College Wattala

Nalanda College Colombo came out with another dominating performance against St. Anthony’s College Wattala. After having won the toss, Nalanda put the Antonians in to bat and dismissed them for just 144 runs in 48.1 overs. Avishka Tharindu and Gihan Sasmika top scored for the boys from Wattala with 31 and 25 runs each. Raveen de Silva was the pick of the bowlers with a 5 wicket-haul for 26 runs.

Nalanda chased down the target in just 34.2 overs with 8 wickets remaining. Lakshan Kashyapa and Jayod Kaldera constructed half-centuries to take them home.

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala – 144 (48.1) (Avishka Tharindu 31, Gihan Sasmika 25, Kaveesha Dulangana 20, Raveen de Silva 5/26, Jayod Kaldera 2/11)

Nalanda College, Colombo – 149/2 (34.2) (Lakshan Kashyapa 62, Jayod Kaldera 53*, Kaveesha Dulanjana 2/27)


Ananda College, Colombo vs De Mazenood College, Kandana

Ananda College delivered another huge blow to their opponents with a 300 plus score for the loss of 7 wickets in their allocated 50 overs after being put into bat first by the De Mazenod captain earlier in the day. Kanishka Ranthilakage, Senera Kudagama and Vinuja Wijebandara made half- centuries contributing to the total.

In reply the De Mazenod team was bundled out for just 161 runs in 27.4 overs with Dilethra Perera and Janidu Jayawardana weaving their magic through the Mazenodian batting order. They eventually ended up with 7 wickets between them.

Ananda College, Colombo – 305/7 (50) (Kanishka Ranthilakage 80, Senera Kudagama 77, Vinuja Wijebandara 68, Sadun Nimantha 3/52)

De Mazenod College, Kandana – 161 (27.4) (Sadeepa Vimalsha 50, Sihina Sithumina 35, Evin Fernando 32, Dilethra Perera 4/47, Janindu Jayawardena 3/17, Dasun Tharaka 2/05)


Kingswood College Kandy vs St.Sylvester’s College Kandy

Kingswood College took on Sylvester’s College up in the Hill capital and the latter emerged easy winners at the end of the day. Having batted first Kingswood were dismissed for just 143 runs in 46.1 overs. Anul Senevirathne top scored with 44 runs as Isuru Umayanga picked up 4 wickets for 34 runs.

Sylvester’s chased down the target in 43 overs with 5 wickets to spare. Naveen Wijerathne and Charith Rajaguru came up with a match winning partnership as they ended unbeaten on 51 and 39 runs respectively.

Kingswood College, Kandy143 (46.1) (Anul Senevirathne 44, Isuru Umayanga 4/34, Charith Rajaguru 2/10, Nishantha Jayawardena 2/19)

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy – 149/5 (43) (Charith Rajaguru 39, Naveen Wijerathna 51*, Heshan Kevin 2/25)


Galahityawa Central College vs Lumbini College Colombo

Galahityawa Central College won their group C match against Lumbini by 38 runs. The Galahitiyawa batsman, having batted first in their home grounds, made a competitive 211 runs in 36.3 overs. Sandaruwan Chinthaka smashed his way to 87 runs while Manoj Kumara stroked 61 runs.

Lumbini College were cut short by the Galahitiyawa bowlers as Minsara Sandupa ran through the top order with 4 wickets for 38 runs. Tharusha Nimhana remained the only distinct contributor with the bat for Lumbini with 60 runs.

Galahitiyawa Central College – 211 (36.3) (Sandaruwan Chinthaka 87, Manoj Kumara 61, Chandunil Sankalpa 4/43 Sachi Priyasahan 3/27)

Lumbini College, Colombo – 173/9 (50) (Tharusha Nimhana 60, Sandunil Sankalpa 32, Sasindu Chamoditha 28, Minsara Sadupa 4/38, Ganindu Charu Lochana 2/27)