Maris Stella amass 407; Charana Nanayakkara puts Thurstan on top

U19 Cricket

Charana Nanayakkara’s efforts with bat and ball guided Thurstan College to a strong position on day one against St. Joseph Vaz College in a group D encounter which began today at Thurstan grounds.

The visitors won the toss and opted to bat first as they were bundled out for 82 runs in 34.1 overs. Wiry fast-bowler Charana Nanayakkara was almost unplayable with his seam bowling as he took a 6 -for 27. In reply the Thurstanites were 223 for 6 at close of play. Charana Nanayakkara and Imesh Viranga made classy half-tons, while Dananjaya Perera took 4 wickets for the visitors.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

St. Jospeh Vaz – 82 (34.1) Anjana Rukmal 19, Charana Nanayakkare 6/27, Ayesh Harshan 3/13.

Thurstan College – 223/6 (56) Charana Nanayakkara 67, Navod Samarakoon 44*, Imesh Viranga 54, Sawan Prabash 39, Dananjaya Perera 4/65, Shehara Ranathunge 2/56.

Maris Stella College vs Maliyadeva College

Maris Stella College, Negombo amassed 407 for 7 wickets in their group D game against Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala which started today in Katuneriya. Ashan Fernando and Ravindu Fernando scored magnificent centuries for the hosts and they were backed up by Lasith Crossepulle with a half-ton. Kaveen Bandara was the most successful bowler as he captured 4 wickets for the visitors. In reply Devans were 86 for 2 at stumps.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Maris Stella – 407/7d (74) Ashan Fernando 117, Ravindu Fernando 117, Lasith Croosepulle 52, Sachindu Colambage 41, Roshen Fernando 33, Kaveen Bandara 4/72, Damitha Silva 2/106.

Maliyadewa – 86/2 (19)

St. Sebastian’s College vs St. Benedict’s College

St. Sebastian’s College took control of the proceedings against St. Benedict’s College in a traditional game which started today in Moratuwa. The hosts won the toss and put up a formidable 233 on the board inside 69 overs. Damian De Buyzer made a valuable 59 and Malintha Pieris chipped in with a solid 45 for the hosts, while Mahesh Theekshana claimed a five wicket haul for the Bens. In response the lads from Kotahena were in deep trouble at 45 for 5 as the seamer Tashik Perera grabbed 4 scalps for the home team at close of play.

Match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Sebs – 233 (68.2) Damien De Buyzer 59, Malintha Pieris 45, Roshen fernando 36, Nimesh Bandara 24, Thashith Perera 28, Kaveesha Jayathilake 4/68, Mahesh Theekshana 5/51.

Bens – 45/5 (20) Tashik Perera 4/26.