Five matches of the Singer Schools Under 19 Division Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island. Cambrian left-arm spinner Kaumal Nanayakkara took 11 wickets in the match against D.S. Senanayake College and guided Prince of Wales College to an innings victory.
D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo vs Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa
Prince of Wales College resumed day two on 150 runs for 4 wickets and managed to post 271 runs all-out for their first innings. Devaka Peiris was the top scorer with 61 runs while Dilshan de Mel (38) and Kaumal Nanayakkara (36) chipped in with useful contributions with the bat for the Cambrians. Methushan Kumara and Chamath Yatawara picked up 4 wickets and 3 wickets respectively.
Kaumal Nanayakkara dismantles D.S.Senanayake College
DS batsmen began the second innings 170 runs behind and were bundled out for just 69 runs, handing an innings victory to the Cambrians. Left-arm spinner Kaumal Nanayakkara who picked up 5 wickets in the first innings took another 6 wickets in the second innings making his match tally into 11 wickets for 53 runs.
S. Senanayake College – 101 (50.2) Amitha Dabare 63*, Kaumal Nanayakkara 5/27, Lakshan Perera 2/03, Suwath Mendis 2/16 & 69 (27.1) Muditha Lakshan 28, Kaumal Nanayakkara 6/26, Suwath Mendis 4/29
Prince of Wales College – 271 (78.4) Devaka Peiris 61, Dilshan de Mel 38, Kaumal Nanayakkara 36, Suwath Mendis 34, Vinuja Ranpul 31, Methushan Kumara 4/66, Chamath Yatawara 3/31
Result – Prince of Wales College won by an innings & 101 runs
Maris Stella College, Negombo vs Isipathana College, Colombo
Group A fixture between Maris Stella College and Isipathana College commenced today at St. Sebastian’s College grounds in Katuneriya. After winning the toss, Maris Stella College skipper opted to bat first and put 249 runs on the board for their first innings. Ravindu Fernando (90) and Ashan Fernando (72) were the top scorers for the lads from Negombo.
Thevindu Dickwella and Ravindu Rathnayake shared 6 wickets between them. In reply, Isipathana College scored 118 runs for 5 wickets at stumps on day one. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
Abishek Liyanarachchi puts DS on top
Maris Stella College – 249 (59.2) Ravindu Fernando 90, Ashan Fernando 72, Manisha Silva 31, Kevin Perera 26, Thevindu Dickwella 3/04, Ravindu Rathnayake 3/46, Madushika Sandaruwan 2/89
Isipathana College – 118/5 (33.2) Ravindu Rathnayake 54*, Aveesha Keshan 3/29
St. Thomas College, Matara vs St. Mary’s College, Kegalle
Traditional fixture between St. Thomas College and St. Mary’s College commenced today at Uyanwatte grounds. St. Mary’s College skipper won the toss and put the opposition into bat first. St. Thomas College scored 201 runs for 9 wickets before declaring the innings. Harindu Jayasekara (62) and Nipun Ruchira (55*) starred with the bat for the Matara boys.
S. Thomas’ takes upper hand against Mahinda on day one
In reply, St. Mary’s College batsmen were in deep trouble as they finished day one on 56 runs for 7 wickets. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
St. Thomas College – 201/9d (63.1) Harindu Jayasekara 62, Nipun Ruchira 55*, Mihisal Amoda 28, H Y Diyagama 3/66, D K Abeywardene 2/12, S I Weerasooriya 2/48
St. Mary’s College – 56/7 (31) Hirsuha Jeewajith 2/07, Sachira Rashmika 2/08
St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa vs Mahanama College, Colombo
Group C fixture between St. Sebastian’s College and Mahanama College commenced today at MRICS in Sooriyawewa. Mahanama College skipper won the toss and opted to field first. St. Sebastian’s College posted 262 runs for 9 wickets when umpires called stumps on day one.
St. Aloysius registers innings victory over St. Mary’s
Janishka Perera stroked 84 runs while Nishitha Abilash contributed with 47 runs for Moratuwa boys. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
St. Sebastian’s College – 262/9 (92) Janishka Perera 84, Nishitha Abilash 47, Tashik Perera 34, Sukitha Prasanna 20, Lahiru Vithana 3/67, Sonal Gamage 2/30, Vihanga Ruhunage 2/46
President’s College, Kotte vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda
Group B fixture between President’s College and Dharmasoka College commenced today at Aarons grounds in Bulathsinhala. After been put into bat first, President’s College batsmen struggled to put on a big score as they were bundled out for just 130 runs in their first innings.
Lohan Aroshana bowled brilliantly for Dharmasoka College with figures of 6 wickets for 36 runs. In reply, Sokians made 160 runs for 8 wickets at stumps on day one. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
President’s College – 130 (39.2) Shashika Nirmal 27, Iranga Hashan 24, Senan Kesara 21, Lohan Aroshana 6/36
Dharmasoka College – 160/8 (53) Sena Desai 67, Dinuka Dilshan 24, Dinith Nelumdeniya 3/50