Kavindu Madarasinghe stars for Royal in the opening day

Kavindu Madarasinghe U19 Cricket - Jan 16th

Kavindu Madarasinghe scored a magnificent century as Royal College dominated the opening day of the Singer-Cup group B encounter against St. Benedict’s College which began at Royal grounds.

Skipper Helitha Vithanage won the toss and decided to bat on their home soil as they put up a fighting 290 on the board for 8 wickets in 84 overs. Kavindu Madarasinghe guided the Royalists with a superb century and he was ably supported by Thevindu Senaratne with a half-ton. Imesh Fernando picked up 2 scalps for the visitors.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Royal – 290/8 (84) Kavindu Madarasinghe 111, Thevindu Senarathne 53, Lakindu Nanayakkara 37, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 21, Helitha Vithanage 20, Imesh Fernando 2/39.

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa vs St. Mary’s College, Kegalle

St. Mary’s College posted a formidable 269 in their group A game against St. Sebastian’s College which started today in Moratuwa. Ashan Senadeera made a crafty 75 and Sajeewa Ranjith made a useful 43 for the visitors while Preshan Fernando claimed 3 wickets for the home team. In reply the hosts were 24 for no loss at stumps.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

St. Mary’s – 269 (78) Ashan Senadeera 75, Sajeewa Ranjith 43, Sujith Kumara 38, M R M Razeen 25, Thimira Kumara 23, Preshen Fernando 3/43, Lasith Perera 2/06, Nimesh Bandara 2/34.

St. Sebastian’s – 24/0 (7).

St. Servatius’ College vs Bandaranayake College

Kesara Nuwantha made a classy 65 as St. Servatius’ College got bowled out for a modest 207 inside 73 overs against Bandaranayake College in their group D game which started today at the Uyanwatta grounds. In response the visitors were struggling as they lost 3 quick wickets for 43 runs at close of play.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

St. Servatius’ -207 (72.4) Kesara Nuwantha 65, Supun Kavinda 35, Isuru Udayanga 47, Hachitha Thimal 3/50, Janidu Jayawardane 3/52.

Bandaranayake – 43/3 (20) Thilan Prashan 2/18.

St. Sylvester’s College vs DS Senanayake College

DS Senanayake College controlling the group C game against St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy which started today at Dharmapala grounds. The hosts racked up 272 for 9 as they declared their innings in 78 overs, Dasun Dimasha top scored with a half-ton while Thusith De Soysa picked up 3 wickets for the visitors. The lads from Kandy were 23 for 1 at stumps.

Match will continue tomorrow for two.

DS Senanayake – 272/9d (78) Dasun Dimasha 51, Vihan Gunasekara 45, Mathsith Jaymanne 43, Sheezad Amin 39, Pasindu Chanaka 21, Deemantha Kaushalya 21, Thusith de Soyza 3/64, Nimsara Atharagalla 2/38, Kanishka Jayasekara 2/73.

St. Sylvester’s – 23/1 (10)