Sri Lankan youth cap Hasitha Boyagoda stars as Trinity College dominated the opening day against Royal College in a traditional encounter which started today at Royal grounds.
Being ask to bat the Lions put up a solid performance with the bat as Hasitha Boyagoda led the way for the visitors with a magnificent ton and skipper Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan made a valuable half ton to put the visitors in a strong position at close of play as they declared their innings on a high note at 321 for 6 wickets.
Trinity College, Kandy 321/6 (78.1) Hasith Boyagoda 139, Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan 65, Chanuka Bandara 46, Uvin Herath 2/69, Abhishek Mehtha 2/40.
Royal College, Colombo 5/0 (3)
Maris Stella vs Gurukula
Maris Stella College took major honours in the opening day of the traditional encounter against Gurukula College which began in Katuneriya. Sri Lankan youth cap Lasith Croospulle top scored with 83 runs for the lads from Negombo as they posted 205, while Pruthuvi Rusara grabbed 6 wickets for the visitors. In reply the visitors got bundled out for 144 as Pasindu Ushetti claimed four scalps to restrict the visitors.
Maris Stella College, Negombo 205 (42) Lasith Croosepulle 83, Ravindu Fernando 39, Sanka Purna 24, Pruthuvi Rusara 6/45 & 48/0 (9) Lasith Croosepulle 30*.
Gurukula College, Kelaniya 144 (36.5) Achintha Malshan 46, Pasindu Ushetti 4/50, Sacindu Kolabage 2/29.
President’s College vs Zahira College
The hosts winning the toss batting first put up a formidable total as off spinner Sajith Sameera took yet another five wicket haul for Zahira College in a traditional game which commenced today at President’s College grounds. In reply the visitors were struggling as they lost 6 wickets at close of play.
President College, Rajagiriya 221 (52.5) Chamod Wickramasooriya 48, Hashan Priyadharshana 44, Sachintha Liyanage 28, Mohomad Rifaz 22, Sajith Sameera 5/38, Mohomad Najad 2/33.
Zahira College, Colombo143/6 (36) Mohomad Shamaz 72, Aravinth 34, Sajith Sameera 26, Shalaka Bandara 2/08.
St. Benedict’s College vs De Mazenod College
Mahesh Theekshana and Chamindu Wijesinghe shared eight wickets for the lads from Kotahena as the visitors were knocked out for a below-par 134 inside 40 overs in a traditional game which started today in Kotahena. In reply the home team were in a strong position at close of play thanks to a solid contribution by Shihan Fernando who remains unbeaten with a classy 85 with the bat.
De Mazenod College, Kandana 134 (39.5) Sandeep Deshan 38, Praveen Fonseka 38, Maheesh Theekshana 4/30, Chamindu Wijesinghe 4/29.
St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 145/3 (43) Shihan Fernando 85*, Chamindu Wijesinghe 39* Sashan Dineth 2/34.