Record breaking St. Joseph’s last pair knocks Richmond out


Two pre quarter finals and a traditional fixture in the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 were conducted today around the island.  

Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa vs D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo

Prince of Wales College defeated D.S. Senanayake College by 228 runs today at the Prince of Wales College Grounds and qualified for quarter finals of U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament. The Cambrians continued their dominance over D.S on day two as they bowled them out for just 89 runs in the first innings. Off spinner Savindu Peiris took 6 scalps for 18 runs for Moratuwa boys.

The Cambrians began their second innings with a massive lead of 253 runs and declared at 134 runs for 6 wickets, setting a target of 388 runs for D.S. Senanayake College to chase. However, D.S batsmen could only post 159 runs all out in their second innings. Off spinner Savindu Peiris picked up another 7 wicket haul in the second innings, takin his match tally to 13 wickets for 76 runs.   

Brief Scores

Prince of Wales College 342 (72.2) Vishwa Chathuranga 100, Devaka Peiris 47, Prince Fernando 45, Sandun Fernando 35, Vinuja Ranpul 30, Suwath Mendis 27, Sachintha Hettige 3/90, Dasun Perera 2/31, Methushan Thilina 2/57, Muditha Lakshan 2/62 & 134/6d (22) Vishwa Chathuranga 62, Muditha Lakshan 6/29

D.S. Senanayake College 89 (28.5) Ayantha Savinda 22, Savindu Peiris 6/18, Kaumal Nanayakkara 3/40 & 159 (35.3) Pasindu Adithya 40, Teron Baskaran 30, Tuwin Osanda 26, Ayantha Savinda 23, Savindu Peiris 7/58, Kaumal Nanayakkara 3/74

Result – Prince of Wales College won by 228 runs

Richmond College, Galle vs St. Joseph’s College, Colombo

St. Joseph’s College recorded a first innings win over Richmond College today at the Galle International Cricket Stadium and qualified for quarter finals of U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament. Joes resumed day two on 118 runs for 3 wickets and went onto post a mammoth score of 401 runs for their first innings. Left handed batsman Dunith Wellalage stoked a brilliant knock of 137 runs for the lads from Darley Road. His knock came off 140 balls and included 24 fours. Dunith Wellalage and Ashain Daniel added a record breaking 174 runs for the last wicket.

Richmond skipper and ambidextrous spinner Kamindu Mendis picked up 5 wickets for 87 runs for the Galle boys.  The Richmond batters resumed their second innings 185 runs behind and scored 165 runs for 4 wickets when umpires called stumps on day two. Left handed Dhananjaya Lakshan who represented Sri Lanka in the recently concluded U-19 world cup stroked 88 runs for Richmond.

Brief Scores

Richmond College 216 (65.3) Thaveesha Abishek 78, Sandun Mendis 33, Adithya Siriwardane 33, Dananjaya Lakshan 27, Dunith Wellalage 4/65, Miranga Wickramage 3/28, Ashain Daniel 2/48 & 165/4 (44) Dhananjaya Lakshan 88, Dunith Wellalage 3/33

St. Joseph’s College 401 (106.4) Dunith Wellalage 137, Shevaan Rasool 78, Jehan Daniel 47, Ashain Daniel 43*, Lakshan Gamage 34, Kamindu Mendis 5/87, Avindu Theekshana 2/66

Result – Match Drawn (St. Joseph’s College won first innings points)

Royal College, Colombo vs Trinity College, Kandy

The traditional fixture between Royal College and Trinity College commenced today at the historic Asgiriya Stadium. Royal won the toss and batted first but they could only score 149 runs all out in their first innings. Left arm spinner Vimukthi Nethumal ripped through Royal’s batting line up, picking up 7 wickets for 52 runs. In reply, the hosts also struggled with the bat as they finished day one on 123 runs for 7 wickets. The match will continue tomorrow for day two.

Brief Scores

Royal College 149 (55) Kavindu Madarasinghe 60, Bhagya Dissanayake 30, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 21, Vimukthi Nethumal 7/52

Trinity College 123/7 (38) Hasitha Boyagoda 24, Hasintha Jayasuriya 21, Manula Perera 4/37

St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia

The traditional fixture between St. Peter’s College and S. Thomas’ College commenced today at Mount Lavinia. After winning the toss, the visitors batted first but posted only 202 runs for their first innings. Kalana Perera picked up 5 wickets for the hosts. In reply, the Thomians were 44 runs for 3 wickets at stumps on day one.

Brief Scores

St Peter’s College 202 (68.2) Shannon Fernando 29, Shalitha Fernando 47, Pabasara Herath 28, Kanishka Maduwantha 28, Kalana Perera 5/50, Thevin Eriyagama 2/39, Pavith Rathnayake 2/46, Shalin De Mel 1/16

S Thomas’ College 44/3 (17) Shalin De Mel 35*, Santhush Gunathilake 2/25