Singer U 17 Div I tournament is having one of the busiest weeks so far. Here’s a brief look into few of the matches which took place during the last couple of days.
Ananda College VS Royal College
This big clash between the two premier schools in Colombo took place on Wednesday at the Royal grounds. Ananda posted 188 runs batting first and thereafter through a brilliant bowling performance by they managed to bundle out the home side for just 42 runs, a morale boosting 146 run victory for Ananda College.
Ananda College : 188 (50) Kamesh Nirmal 49, Sanath Dasanayake 28*, Shamal Hirushan 23, Shashika Fonseka 3/26, Sahan Perera 3/57
Royal College, Colombo : 42 (25.5) Chamika Gunasekara 3/9, Asel Sigera 3/8
Wadduwa MMV VS DS Senanayake College
A brilliant performance with both bat and ball saw DS registering a massive 212 run victory over minnows Wadduwa MMV. DS posted 282 runs batting first thanks to a timely century by Dasun Bimasha. Dasun then took the ball into his hand and bagged a fifer to restrict their opponents for just 70 runs.
DS Senanayake College : 282 (46.2) Dasun Bimasha 108, Gihan Harshana 74, Chamara Madushanka 4/67, Kavishka Sithijaya 3/47
Wadduwa MMV : 70 (18.4) Chathuranga Perera 25, Dasun Bimasha 5/17, Thathsara Bandara 3/14, Seshan Sachintha 2/14
Sandalanka MMV VS St Joseph Vaz College
Due to the delayed start the match was reduced to 35 overs. Sandalanka MV was bundled out for just 98 runs after being put to bat first and Joseph Vaz got over the line in 20.1 overs with 9 wickets in hand.
Sandalanka MMV : 98 (30.5) J A Jayasinghe 33, Anton Chamod 3/21, Avindu Shehara 4/06
St. Joseph Vaz College : 101/1 (20.1) Anajana Rukmal 56*, Nipun Dananjaya 29
Ananda College VS Ananda Sastralaya, Kotte
Dushan Hettige’s century guided Ananda College to a convincing 41 run victory over Ananda Sastralaya. Ananda posted 222 for 5 in 44 overs before the rain poured down. Sastralaya was given a target of 156 for 25 overs according to the Parabola method but they were bowled out for just 115 runs.
Ananda College : 222/5 (44) Dushan Hettige 105, Hasindu Wijewardena 57, Asel Sigera 27*, Isuru Jayasuriya 2/45, Thimira Malshan 2/24
Ananda Shastralaya, Kotte : 115 (23.1) Pahan Chathuranga 21, Chamuda Sathsara 25, Asel Sigera 3/19, Chamika Gunasekara 2/27, Daminda Reshan 2/26
Sri Dharmaloka Vidyalaya VS De Mazenod College
Match was reduced to 38 overs due to the late start. Dharmaloka only could manage to score 130 runs and in return De Mazenod chased down the target with 33 balls to spare and 4 wickets in hand.
Sri Dharmaloka College : 130/9 (38) Shenal Himantha 27, Madawa Kavindu 27, Malith Fernando 3/21, Praveen Jude 2/11, Mithila Geeth 2/28
De Mazenod College : 131/6 (32.3) Nadun Dilshan 30, Shemil Gunawardena 18*, Madawa Kavindu 3/27, Ugish Dishan 2/26
DS Senanayake College VS Gurukula College
Gurukula College handed a 7 wicket drubbing to DS Senanyake College at CMS grounds yesterday. DS was bowled out for just 148 runs and Gurukula got over the line in a canter with more than 15 overs to spare.
DS Sennayake College : 148 (38.3) Buddhika Lakshan 49*, Deemantha Kaushalya 35, Malindu Viduranga 4/25
Gurukula College : 149/3 (34.5) Pruthuvi Rusara 53, Lasidu Arosha 30
Devapathiraja College VS Richmond College
An all round performance by Richmond saw them registering a 5 wicket victory over Devapathiraja College at Rathgama public grounds.
Devapathiraja College :169 (49.4) Raveeen Yasas 31, Thisara Dilshan 29, Kalpa Gimhan 27, Vishmitha Wijesiri 3/16, Thaveesha Abishek 3/35
Richmond College : 173/5 (47.2) Ravishka Wijesiri 59, Thaveesha Abishek 49
Nalanda College VS Dharmapala College
Suhanga Wijewardane’s five wicket haul guided Nalanda College to a convincing 41 run victory over Dharmapala College. Nalanda posted 214 all out batting first and in reply Dharmapala was bowled out for just 173 in 45.3 overs
Nalanda College : 214 (41.1) Lakshitha Rasanjana 61, Rashmika Bandara 38, Dilshan De Silva 3/28
Dharmapala College : 173 (45.3) Avishka Asarinda 70, Suhanga Wijewardana 5/31
Bandaranayke College VS Sandalanka MMV, Sandalankawa
Bandaranayke College put up a brilliant show with the ball to snatch the victory against Sandalanka MMV. Bandaranayke Collegewere in a spot of bother when they were bowled out for just 150 runs but two five wicket hauls by Arosha Madushan and Visitha Madanayke saw them registering a 97 run victory at the end.
Bandaranayake College : 150 (32.2) Visitha Madanayake 36, Arosha Madushan 25, Anusha Senadeera 2/21, Mithun Wijenayaka 2/22
Sandalanka MMV, Sandalankawa : 53 (13.3) Arosha Madushan 5/28, Visitha Madanayake 5/23
Trinity College VS St Anthony’s College
The up country battle was unraveled yet again at St Anthony’s Ground on Wednesday. Prevon Percivel’s unbeaten 83 helped the visitors’ post 228 runs and in reply the home side struggled and ultimately was bowled out for 138 runs which gave Trinity a massive 90 run victory.
Trinity College : 228 (49.2) Prevon Percivel 83*, Avishka Senadeera 35, Kalana De Zoysa 29, Tharindu Hewage 5/36
St. Anthonys College, Kandy : 138 (40.3) Mohomad Rukshan 26, Yehan Karavita 2/16, Vimukthi Nethumal 2/26, Osanda Herath 2/12
St Anthony’s College, Wattala VS De Mazenod College, Kandana
This battle between two neighboring town schools ended with a thrilling 46 run victory to St Anthony’s College. De Mazenod was on the hunt thanks to a fighting knock by Praveen Fonseka but after he fell for 59, the Anthonians took control and bundled out their opponents for 223 runs.
St. Anthonys College, Wattala : 269/8 (49) Sanka Madubashana 110, Salith Fernando 51, Joel Pinto 29, Nadun Dilshan 2/48
De Mazenod College, Kandana : 223 (45.4) Praveen Fonseka 59, Nadun Dilshan 30, Pasindu Rajamunendra 30, Kavindu Hettiarachchi 3/34, Arinda Chathuranga 2/25, Joel Pinto 2/58