Hasitha Boyagoda returns to school with a brisk century


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

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa vs St. Benedict’s College, Coalombo

St. Sebastian’s College managed to win first innings points against St. Benedict’s College in a Group A fixture between the two sides which concluded today at St. Benedict’s College grounds. Sebastian batsmen resumed day two on 161 runs for 6 wickets and declared their first innings at 305 runs for 9 wickets. Hosts began their second innings trailing by 170 runs and posted 240 runs for 8 wickets at stumps on day two. Left arm spinner Praveen Jayawickrama was the star of the match as he grabbed 8 wickets for 114 runs in the match.   

Brief scores

St. Benedict’s College 135 (44.5) Kaveesha Jayathilaka 54, Nisalka Dulaj 23, Praveen Jayawickrama 5/44, Nuwanidu Fernando 2/20 & 240/8 (78) Shehan Fernando 79, Shanika Nirmal 55, Thenuka Nandalal 34, Kaveesha Jayathilaka 33, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/70, Praveen Cooray 2/42        

St. Sebastian’s College 305/9d (61.3) Tashik Perera 80*, Tharusha Fernando 64, Gihan Senanayake 42*, Nishitha Abilash 34, Shanel Fernando 22, Kaveesha Jayathilaka 3/63, Imesh Fernando 2/48, Mahesh Theekshana 2/89

Result – Match Drawn (Sebastian’s won first innings points)

Rathnayaka and Weerasinghe stroke tons for Mahanama College

Three matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18, were conducted today around the island. St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs St. Anthony’s College, Wattala Traditional fixture between St. Anne’s College and St. Anthony’s College commenced today at St. Anthony’s College grounds.

Wesley College, Colombo vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya

Group C fixture between Wesley College and Dharmapala College concluded today at Wesley College grounds. Match ended in a draw but first innings points were won by Wesley College. After being 73 runs for 2 at stumps yesterday, the lads from Pannipitiya were bowled out for 218 runs today. Wesley College began their second innings 82 runs ahead but struggled with the bat as they posted 185 runs for 9 wickets at stumps on day two. Chamindu Samarasinghe picked up 7 wickets for 65 runs for Dharmapala College.

Brief scores

Wesley College 300/9d (75.3) Movin Subasinghe 71, Sakuntha Liyanage 55*, Shenal Dangalle 44, Rahul Gunasekara 41, Thenuka Perera 30, Janith Sandakalum 22, Sashika de Silva 4/76, Avishka Hasarinda 2/41 & 185/9 (41) Shenal Dangalle 51, Thenuka Perera 41, Chamindu Samarasinghe 7/65

Dharmapala College 218 (71.2) Amila Dayanaka 38, Kushantha Peiris 36, Dulaj Egodage 35, Shenal Dangalle 3/44, Sakuntha Liyanage 3/46

Result – Match Drawn (Wesley won first innings points)

Nalanda College, Colombo vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy

Nalanda College completely outplayed Dharmaraja College and registered a comprehensive innings victory. The Group C fixture between the two sides worked off today at Nalanda College grounds. Rajans were bowled out for just 90 runs in their first innings. After being asked to follow on, Rajans showed some improvement with the bat in the second innings posting 182 runs but it was not enough to prevent Nalanda College from clinching an innings victory.

Brief scores

Nalanda College 301/8d (69.3) Lakshitha Rasanjana 100, Avishka Fernando 54, Suhanga Wijewardena 45, Dilhara Polgampola 22, Ravindu de Silva 20, Virajith Ehalepola 2/45, Yasitha Samararathna 2/52, Upendra Warnakulsooriya 2/64, Navinda Dilshan 2/77

Dharmaraja College 90 (36) Dulaj Bandara 20, Chaminda Wijesinghe 4/28, Umeshka Dilshan 3/10 & 182 (70.2) Bawantha Udangamuwa 46, Kasun Gunawardhana 31, Sachintha Senanayake 26, Lakshitha Rasanjana 4/33, Chaminda Wijesinghe 2/17

Result – Nalanda College won by an innings & 29 runs

Ananda College, Colombo vs Trinity College, Kandy

Ananda College managed to record first innings win against strong Trinity line up in their traditional fixture which was worked off today at Ananda College grounds. Ananda skipper won the toss and had no hesitation to bat first on their home ground. Trinity College resumed day two on 55 for 3 and posted only 174 runs for their first innings. Left arm spinner Asel Sigera was the pick of the bowlers as he picked up 6 wickets for 51 runs.

Ananda College batted second time in the match and declared their innings at 211 runs for 6 wickets while setting a target of 298 runs to chase for Trinity lions. Right handed batsman Hasitha Boyagoda who sparked at under 19 world cup recently stroked a brisk century for lads from Kandy as they raced away to 160 runs in 22 overs.  

Brief scores

Ananda College 260 (75) Dushan Hettige 114, Shamal Hirushan 66, Gishan Vishwajith 28*, Vimukthi Nethumal 4/79, Thisaru Dilshan 3/22, Kavishka Senadheera 3/80 & 211/6d (48.4) Lahiru Hiranya 108*, Shamal Hirushan 49, Vimukthi Nethumal 3/99

Trinity College 174 (52.1) Trevon Percival 48, Pubudu Bandara 40, Asel Sigera 6/51, Shamal Hirushan 3/21 & 160/0 (22) Hasitha Boyagoda 101*, Pubudu Bandara 50*

Result – Match Drawn (Ananda won first innings points)

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda vs Thurstan College, Colombo

Group A fixture between Thurstan College and Dharmasoka College commenced today at Karandeniya College grounds. After being asked to bat first, Sokians posted 284 runs all out for their first innings. Ravindu Rashantha top scored with a ton for lads from down south. In reply, Thurstan batsmen scored 194 runs for 4 wickets at stumps on day one. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Brief scores

Dharmasoka College 284 (59.3) Ravindu Rashantha 105, Dinuka Dilshan 55, Ushan Imantha 48, Nimesh Mendis 32, Nipun Lakshan 4/58, Yeshan Wickramarachchi 2/56, Ayesh Harshana 2/62

Thurstan College 194/4 (30) Yeshan Wickramarachchi 96, Imesh Viranga 52, Dinuka Dilshan 2/40