St. Thomas’ College Matara registered a stunning 197-run victory over Devapathiraja College Rathgama today at the Uyanwatte Stadium in Matara.
St. Thomas’ College won the toss and scored 278/9 before they declared with Gisanthika Jayaweera unbeaten on 111. Complementing to Gisanthika’s brilliant century Mihisal Amoda too scored 77 runs for the hosts.
Devapathiraja, playing their first game after they were promoted to the top division last year were bowled out for 103.
The Thomians then scored 93 runs for their 2nd inning and declared the inning setting a target of 269 for Devapathiraja.
Sachira Rashmika then ran through the Devapathiraha inning claiming 5 wickets as they were all out for just 71 runs.
St. Thomas College Matara – 278/7d (89) Gisanthika Jayaweera 111*, Mihisal Amoda 77, Irushka Timira 3/106 & 93/4d (28.1) Mihisal Amoda 57, Pathum Madusanka 2/12
Devapathiraja College Rathgama – 103 (43.4) Pathum Madusanka 38*, Jeewaka Shaheen 31, Kavindu Ridmal 4/30, Chamika Ranasinghe 3/42, & 71 (36.1) Sachira Rashmika 5/10, Seneth Sithara 2/5, Nisandika Jayaweeyra 2/31
THOMAS’ WON BY 197 RUNS
Thurstan College Colombo vs Maris Stella College Negambo
The traditional fixture between Maris Stella College Negambo and Thurstan College Colombo concluded today in a tame draw at Thurstan Main grounds in Colombo.
Resuming on their overnight score of 27/0 Thurstan were only allowed to face 12 overs on day 2 as the heavens opened up in Colombo.
The visiting Maristonians managed to pick 2 wickets during today’s short play as Thurstan were struggling at 39/2 when paly stopped.
Maris Stella College scored a formidable 244 in 55.3 overs after being inserted to bat in their first innings, thanks to a superb 91 by Kevin Perera. In bowling for Thurstan, Ayesh Harshana was impressive grabbing 6 wickets for 84 runs.
Maris Stella College Negombo – 244 (55.3) Kevin Perera 91, Sahan Perera 48, Ravindu Fernando 36, Amantha Perera 29, Ayesh Harshana 6/84, Yohan Sachintha 2/18
Thurstan College Colombo 39/2 (20)
Kingswood College Kandy vs Wesley College Colombo
The traditional fixture played at the University grounds in Peradeniya was also hit by bad weather as only 4.4 overs were bowled on day 2.
The home team, Kingswood College were bowled out for a mere 112 runs in the first inning after being put in to bat. Thanuka Perera’s fifer was instrumental in Wesley’s successful bowling effort.
In reply Wesley were struggling on 25/5 at stumps with Uthpala Jayalath claiming 3 wickets for the hosts.
Wesley remained on 5 wickets adding 10 more runs to their total when play came to close in Peradeniya today.
Kingswood College Kandy – 112 (44.2) Devinda Dissanayake 34, Dumindu Dhamishka 20, Thenuka Perera 5/13, Denuwana Mendis 3/13
Wesley College Colombo – 35/5 (15.4) Uthpala Jayalath 3/16, Harshana Wickramasinghe 2/11
Maliyadeva College Kurunegala vs Dharmapala College Pannipitiya
The traditional fixture in Kurunegala managed to see through 28.4 overs before stumps. The rain-hit day started with Maliyadeva resuming on their overnight score of 9 and ended with them on 119/3.
Dharmapala College who won the toss and elected to bat first at Maliyadeva College grounds scored a really good score of 300 in 83.1 overs. Vihanga Gunaratne’s 62 and Maduranga Naveen’s fifer were the stand out performances in the drawn encounter.
Dharmapala College Pannipitiya – 300 (83.1) Vihanga Gunarathne 62, Sanchana Lanka 38, Thavindu Sandaruwan 38, Dulaj Egodage 32, Amila Dayanaka 22, Avishka Hasarinda 21, Maduranga Naveen 5/99, Nisanjaya Hettiarachchi 2/52
Maliyadeva College Kurunegala – 119/3 (37.4) Supun Sumanarathne 39*, Muditha Premadasa 30, Chaluka Atapattu 22, Vihanga Gunarathne 1/24
Lumbini College Colombo vs Prince of Wales College Moratuwa
The boys from Moratuwa sneaked past the hosts to gain first inning points in another rain-hit encounter. The Group B match was played at BRC Grounds in Colombo.
Resuming on their overnight score of 16/1 the Cambrians ended up on 229/9 at the day’s close. Suwath Mendis and Vinuja Ranpul scored 96 and 73 respectively to steer their team past the 208 made by Lumbini. Maduramya Wijesiri took 4 wickets for the home side.
Being asked to bat first Lumbini scored 208 thanks to Prabath Madushanka’s 76. Kavinda Dilshan took 5 wickets for Prince of Wales.
Lumbini College Colombo – 208 (71.4) Prabath Madusanka 76, Kavindu Fernando 38, S P Gamlath 25, Maduramya Wijesiri 22 Kavinda Dilshan 5/63, Kaumal Nanayakkra 3/69, Suwath Mendis 2/32
Prince of Wales College Moratuwa – 229/9 (62.1) Suwath Mendis 96, Vinuja Ranpol 73, Kavinda Dilshan 27, Maduramya Wijesiri 4/49, S P Gamlath 2/20
Mahinda College Galle vs S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia
The traditional fixture at the Galle International Cricket Stadium ended in a draw with Mahinda College on 184/7 in their second inning. Mahinda, who won the toss were bowled out for 139 runs in the first inning. Thomian, Thevin Iriyagama was the chief destroyer of the Mahinda inning claiming magnificent figures of 5/09.
The visitors, who were on 135/6 at stumps on day 1 declared their inning on 152/9 today. Sithara Hapuhinna was the highest run scorer for the Thomians scoring 58.
Vinura Dulsara remained on 50 for Mahinda when play was stopped. Hansika Walihinda scoring 63 runs was the highest run scorer for the hosts in the 2nd inning.
Thomas’ College gained points for their first innings win.
Mahinda College Galle – 139 (54.1) Lahiru Bhashana 29, Ashen Kandambi 29, Hansika Walihinda 21, Vinura Dulsara 21, Thevin Iriyagama 5/09, Delon Pieris 2/45 & 184/7 (59) Vinura Dulsara 50*, Hansika Walihinda 63, Kaveesha Vimukthi 29, Chalana Fernando 2/27, Dilmin Rathnayake 2/49, Delon Pieris 2/63
Thomas College Mt. Lavinia – 152/9d (44.2) Sithara Hapuhinna 58, Kishan Munasinghe 41, Delon Pieris 26, Kaveesha Vimukthi 3/33, Ovindu Kavindya 2/21, Subanu Rajapaksha 2/27
Trinity College Kandy vs St. Servatius’ College Matara
The traditional fixture commenced today at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy. The visitors won the toss and elected to field first.
The rain-interrupted day saw the hosts batting 28.3 overs while scoring 133 runs losing 7 wickets. Pubudu Bandara’s 50 was the backbone of the Trinity inning.
Trinity College Kandy 133/7 (28.3) Pubudu Bandara 50, Mohommad Raizan 31, Nethun Sahasara 3/18, Chethaka Denuwan 3/21 vs St. Servatius College Matara
STUMPS – DAY 1