Joes chase down mammoth score; St. Anthony’s Wattala stun Isipathana


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

Nishitha Abilash puts Sebs on top; Isipathana struggles in Wattala

Two matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament …….

St. Joseph’s College vs St. Sebastian’s College 

Chasing a massive target of 335 to overcome the lads from Moratuwa, the Josephians showed quality in their batting as late knocks from Dunith Wallalage and Dilesh Perera helped them secure a first innings win in the traditional encounter which ended at Darley Road.

Brief scores

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 334/7d (72.3) Nishitha Abilash 129, Shanel Fernando 87, Tashik Perera 51, Gihan Senanayake 33*, Ashen Daniel 4/76, Dunith Wellalage 2/87  & 121/5 (27) Nisitha Abilash 37, Malintha Peiris 34*, Tharusha Fernando 21, Dunith Wellalage 2/36, Dinith Jayakody 2/07.

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 416 (101.1) Dilesh Perera 87, Dunith Wellalage 85, Johanne de Silva 63, Nipun Sumanasinghe 50, Shevon Rasool 48, Tharusha Fernando 5/94, Nadeera Fernando 2/85

Result – Match drawn (St. Joseph’s won first innings)

Photo Album – St. Joseph’s College vs St. Sebastian’s College – U19 Cricket

Isipathana vs St. Anthony’s College

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala recorded an impressive outright victory over much fancied Isipathana College in their group B encounter which concluded in Wattala.

Brief scores 

Isipathana College, Colombo 86 (31): Sanil Vidusha 4/34, Avishka Tharindu 4/41  & 130 (50.2) Anupama Herath 36, Eshan Fernando 23, Sanjula Abeysinghe 23, Ashen Malith 3/38, Sanil Nidusha 3/60.

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala 99 (30.4) : Yasindu Jayaweera 23, Dinath Dissanayaka 6/31, Madushika Sandaruwan 2/05  & 120/4 (30) Harinda Chathuranga 27, Avishka Tharindu 26*, Anupama Herarth 2/21

Result – St. Anthony’s won by 6 wickets

Nalanda College vs S. Thomas’ College

The lads from Mount Lavinia hold the key going into the second day as they need only 59 runs to secure a first innings win in the traditional encounter against Nalanda which began in Mount Lavinia today (3rd).

Brief scores

Nalanda College, Colombo151 (65.1) : Suhanga Wijewardena 57, Raveen de Silva 22*, Dilhara Polgampola 20, Shannon Fernando 3/37, Kishan Munasinghe 2/04, Dellon Pieris 2/51.

S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 93/2 (32) : Dulith Gunarathne 47, Maheema Weerakoon 2/18.

Mahinda College vs Maliyadeva College

After being asked to bat first, the Mahinda boys posted a decent 235 all out on the opening day of the group D encounter which started in Kurunegala. The hosts failed to chase down the target as they were bowled out for 131 due to some solid efforts from the visiting Mahinda boys. The lads from Galle have the upper hand going into the second day.

Brief scores

Mahinda College, Galle235 (49.2) : Navod Paranawithana 71, K K Kevin 43, Vinura Dulsara 41, Hansika walihinda 25, Dulaj Ranatunge 4/78, Vishwa Dissanayake 2/20, Sanjeewan Priyadarshana 2/36  & 8/0 (2)

Maliyadeva College Kurunegala131 (44.3) : Supun Sumanarathne 53, Muditha Premadasa 37, Navod Paranawithana 5/31, Suban Rajapakshe 2/11, Pasan Pethangoda 2/18

Mahanama College vs St. Aloysius College 

St. Aloysius took major honours in a low scoring encounter which commenced today at the Moratu Vidyalaya grounds. U19 World-cup discard Ravindu Sanjana was the highlight of the day as he stroked 92 with the bat and claimed 5 wickets to dismantle the lads from Mahanama.

Brief scores 

St. Aloysius College, Galle139 (45.1) : Ravindu Sanjana 92, Niluksha Dulmina 24, Lahiru Kavinda 3/33, Hashan Sandeepa 3/38  & 4/0 (2)

Mahanama College, Colombo107 (42.3) : Pathum Boteju 31, Vinuka Rupasinghe 25, Ravindu Sanjana 5/27, Dinuka Lakmal 3/21

Maris Stella College vs Bandaranayake College

Maris Stella College dominated the traditional encounter against Bandaranayake College in a game which began in Negombo today (3rd).

Brief scores 

Maris Stella College, Negombo332/9d (52.1) : Roshen Fernando 71, Chathura Anuradha 53, Kevin Perera 45, Ashan Fernando 36, Janidu Wathsala 4/70.

Bandaranayake College, Gampaha125 (25.4) : Gayashan Dulanjana 30, Sisitha Madanayake 26, Naveen Fernando 3/31, Aveesha Keshan 2/33, Kevin Perera 2/19  & F/O 23/2 (5)