Competition heats up in 2nd round of the Singer U15 tournament


Bandara’s all-round performance helps Thurstan

After losing the toss on a humid morning, Thurstan College were put into bat first in their own backyard. Thanks to some fighting knocks by Peiris, Bandara and Sandeepa, the boys from Cinnamon Gardens posted a decent 167 on the board. Tharindra Nirmal was the pick of the bowlers for Richmond College with a notable performance of 5/51.

Thurstan looked to dominate from the start, troubling the batsmen with some impressive bowling. Nilaksha Sandeepa ran through the Richmond batting order with figures of 6/34 whilst Dineth Bandara continued to impress, this time around with the ball bagging three wickets. Kavindu Nirmana was the only batsman who showed some persistence but fell at a7 persevering knock of 29.

Thurstan College (A), Colombo 167 (64 overs) Ganidu Peiris 38, Dineth Bandara 25, Nilaksha Sandeepa 24, Tharindra Nirmal 5/51 & 28/0 (2)


Richmond College (A), Galle 95 (33.4 overs) Kavindu Nirmana 29, Nilaksha Sandeepa 6/34 Dineth Bandara 3/21 


Rain ruins the action in Kandy

The Southwest monsoon had different plans for the visiting Maristonians as a wet outfield delayed the start of the day’s proceedings. With only fifty seven overs bowled throughout the day, the boys from Negombo opted to bat first. Shehan Wijesinghe looked promising with the bat but could only manage a well composed 65 runs. Pasindu Silva played a more cautious role with an unbeaten 43n.o.  Chalindu Wijekoon was the quick of the bowlers with figures of 2/27 for the Rajans.

Maris Stella College, Negombo 154/6 (57.1 overs)

Shehan Wijesinghe 65, Pasindu Silva 43*, Chalindu Wijekoon 2/27


Dharmaraja College, Kandy


Dilmitha’s ton goes to waste

After a close win last Friday the Sumangalians continued their winning streak with a comprehensive win over the Johnians. Playing in their hometown the boys from Panadura chose to field first. Ayath Dilmitha was impressive with the bat scoring a bulk of the runs for his team before he was dismissed for a well-deserved 104.  Vishwa Lahiru gave the batsmen a tough time in the middle with figures of 6/34.

Chasing a total of 152 the Sumangalians did have a few hiccups on the way, but thanks to some sensible batting from Gayasha and Devin, Sri Sumangala were able to go past the score with one wicket in hand.

St. Johns College, Nugegoda 152 (36.2 overs)

Ayath Dilmitha 104, Vishwa Lahiru 6/34, Gayasha Peiris 2/44


Sri Sumangala College, Panadura

188/9 (52 overs)

Gayasha Peiris 47, Devin Geesara 31, Vishwa Lahiru 23, Charuka Peiris 23, Dilshan Ruwanjith 2/31, Chathumika Dewmith 2/37


Dharmapala show some good intent on a rain hit day

With rains interrupting a decent contest in the hills Dharmapala College looked for a result in their second fixture against St, Sylvester’s College Kandy. The team from Kottawa put up a decent 192 on the board for the loss of five wickets before declaring. Niman Umesh was simply fantastic with the bat but fell seven runs shorts of what would have been a well earned century,

The Sylvestrians looked more precautious with their batting efforts managing to score just 59 runs for the loss of three wickets. Mithel Erick top scored with 28 n.o at the end of the day’s proceedings.

Kottawa Dharamapala College, Kottawa192/5d (43 overs)

Niman Umesh 93, Semila Liyanage 37, Thenuka Praveen 33*, Yasitha Koswatta 2/46


St. Sylvesters College, Kandy 59/3 (22 overs) Mithel Erick 28*


Mahinda College clinch a nail biting victory

Things heated up in the southern belt as Mahinda College bowled the Mahanama lads cheaply for 88. Hiruna Mandila and Danuja Induwara were in business straightaway with the ball for Mahinda College with figures of 6/15 and 3/17 respectively. Charith Jayashan top scored with 20.

The drama continued throughout the day as Mahanama College came in strong when their bowlers gave the Mahindians a taste of their own medicine. Thanks to a gutsy innings by Danuja Induwara, Mahinda College went passed the target to win a thrilling encounter. Mahanama College were 7 for the loss of one wicket at the end of the day.

Mahanama College (A), Colombo 88 (38.2 overs) Charith Jayashan 20, Hiruna Mandila 6/15, Danuja Induwara 3/17 & 7/1 (5 overs)


Mahinda College (A), Galle 89 (45.5 overs) Danuja Induwara 31, Inuka Karannagoda 4/11, Devindu Manishka 3/22 


The Ashen de Soyza show takes St Benedict’s home

Over the weekend the Benedictine green machine were unstoppable with an impressive all-round performance after they beat Karandeniya Central College by an innings and 25 runs. Ashen de Soyza hit the Karadeniya bowlers to all parts of the park with an extraordinary effort with the bat scoring a massive 144. Sachin Adithya was the most impressive bowler as he picked up a total of 7 wickets ending with matches figures of 7/34

Karandeniya Central College, Karandeniya 88 (25.4 overs) Ravindu Dilshan 42, Lankaja Rathnayaka 4/05, Sachin Adhithya 4/18, Adeesha Randika 2/18 & 89 (29.3 overs) Dananjaya Srilal 25, Ishan Pramodya 22, Yohan Soyza 3/14, Sachin Adhithya 3/16, Lankaja Rathnayaka 2/19 


St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 202/4 d (26.1 overs) Ashen de Soyza 144, Yohan Soyza 20, Deshan Shashintha 2/40, Ishan Pramodya 2/51