Avishka Perera steers Nalanda to strong position

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Four matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 were conducted yesterday around the island.

Trinity College vs St. Joseph College

The traditional fixture between St. Joseph’s College and Trinity College commenced at the historic Asgiriya stadium. After winning the toss, Trinity skipper decided to bat first but could not post a big score on the board as they were bowled out for 195 runs.

16 year old off spinner Ashen Daniel was brilliant with the ball for St Josephs as he grabbed 7 wickets for 44 runs. In reply, the visitors were struggling at 122 runs for 8 as umpires called stumps on day one.

Brief scores

Trinity College 195 (61.4) Hasintha Jayasuriya 88, Trevon Percivel 28, Pubudu Bandara 22, Avishka Senadeera 20, Ashen Daniel 7/44, Dunith Wellalage 2/41

St. Joseph College 122/8 (34) Lakshan Gamage 30*, Dineth Jayakody 22, Trevon Percivel 3/35 Vimukthi Nethumal 2/27, Ruvin Peiris 2/32


Zahira College vs Maliyadeva College

Maliyadeva College took major honours against Zahira College in a Group D fixture which commenced today at Zahira College Grounds. Host skipper won the toss and batted first but the decision backfired as they were bowled for just 84 runs. In reply, Maliyadeva batters scored 152 runs all out for their first innings.

Zahira College began their second innings 69 runs behind and posted 86 runs for 5 wickets at stumps on day one. Match will continue for day two.

Brief scores

Zahira College 84  (27.5) Dilsara Saminda 33, Maduranga Naveen 3/30, Dulaj Ranathunga 2/00, Supun Nissanka 2/06 & 86/5 (24) Ridmika Nimesh 21, Pasindu Thennakoon 2/11

Maliyadeva College 152 (38.2) Sanjeewan Priyadarshana 48, Dulaj Ranathunga 21, Ridmika Nimesh 3/24, Aravinth Rajendran 3/37


Dharmapala College vs Nalanda College

A Group C fixture between Nalanda College and Dharmapala College commenced at Nalanda College Grounds. The Nalanda skipper won the toss and invited the visitors to bat first. The decision paid-off as Dharmapala was bundled out for just 70 runs. Kaveesh Tharusha was the pick of the bowlers for Nalanda with 5 wickets for just 9 runs.

In reply, Nalanda batters declared their innings at 239 runs for 9 wickets. Right handed batsman Avishka Perera made classy 89 runs for hosts. At stumps on day one, Dharmapala College was 12 for 1 and trail by 157 runs in the second innings.

Brief scores

Dharmapala College 70 (29.1) Amila Dayanaka 37, Kaveesh Tharusha 5/09, Chamindu Wijesinghe 2/08, Maheema Weerakoon 3/29 & 12/1 (4)

Nalanda College 239/9d (57) Avishka Perera 89, Lakshitha Rasanjana 39, Kaveesha Tharusha 35, Suhanga Wijewardena 21, Chethiya Vithana 3/66, Dulaj Egodage 2/25, Chamindu Samarasinghe 2/66


St. Thomas College, Matara vs Moratu Maha Vidyalaya

St. Thomas College from Matara recorded a comprehensive 8 wicket win over Moratu Maha Vidyalaya in Group A fixture which concluded at Uyanwatta Grounds. Sineth Sithara of St. Thomas College was the star of the match as he grabbed 9 wickets for 46 runs in the match.

Brief scores

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya  112 (51.5) Dulakshan Ferdinando 30, Sineth Sithara 7/31, Lahiru Dilshan 2/25 & 51 (28.1) Sachira Rashmika 4/15, Sineth Sithara 2/15

St. Thomas College, Matara 149 (79.1) Woshitha Amarasinghe 55, Tharusha Kavinda 34, Jeevantha Fernando 5/52, Shehada Zoysa 3/29, Niraj Kavishka 2/12 &15/2 (4.2)

Result – St. Thomas won by 8 wickets