Six matches in the Singer Schools U-19 Division 1 two-day cricket tournament 2017/18 were conducted today around the island.
Trinity College, Kandy vs Thurstan College, Colombo
Trinity College and Thurstan College, two strong outfits in school cricket, met each other today in a Group A fixture which commenced at Thurstan grounds. Trinity skipper won the toss and decided to bat first but could not post a formidable score on the board as they were bowled out for 187 runs. Thurstan left arm spinner Ayesh Harshana was the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed 4 wickets for 37 runs. In reply, Thurstan College was 140 runs for 3 wickets at stumps on day one.
Trinity College 187 (51.5) Pubudu Bandara 38, Abishek Anandakumara 31, Hasintha Jayasuriya 31, Vimukthi Nethumal 27, Poorna Wanasekara 21, Ruwin Peiris 21*, Ayesh Harshana 4/37, Sandaru Dias 3/55, Janushka Fernando 2/22
Thurstan College 140/3 (45) Nimesh Perera 39, Pansilu Deshan 31*, Imesh Viranga 30, Kavishka Senadeera 2/37
St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy
Group C fixture between St. Peter’s College and Dharmaraja College commenced today at St. Peter’s grounds. Visiting skipper won the toss and invited the opposition to bat first. St. Peter’s batsmen managed to post a solid first innings score with 308 runs on the board.
Right handed Shalith Fernando top scored for the hosts with 75 runs while Sulakshan Fernando (57) and Prabashwara Herath contributed with half-tons. In reply, the Rajans were 28 for 2 at stumps on day one.
St. Peter’s College 308 (77.1) Shalith Fernando 75, Sulakshana Fernando 57, Prabashwara Herath 51, Shannon Fernando 48, Ranmith Jayasena 23, Thushan Herath 4/43, Yasith Samararathne 3/75, Upendra Warnakulasooriya 3/113
Dharmaraja College 28/2 (18)
St. Benedict’s College, Colombo vs D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo
D.S. Senanayake College dominated day one of the Group A fixture against St. Benedict’s College, which commenced today at Army grounds. After winning the toss, DS skipper put Benedicts’ into bat first and the decision paid off as they were bundled out for a mere 67 runs. Muditha Lakshan, Sachintha Hettige and Pasindu Adithya picked up 3 wickets each for D.S. Senanayake College.
DS batsmen replied with a strong batting performance for their first innings as they finished day one at 293 runs for 9 wickets. Right handed batsman, Muditha Lakshan impressed with his all-round skills, scoring a classy ton. Off spinner Mahesh Theekshana starred with the ball for Benedicts with a 5 wicket haul.
St. Benedict’s College 67 (22) Kaveesha Jayathilaka 26, Sachintha Hettige 3/12, Muditha Lakshan 3/16, Pasindu Adithya 3/29
D.S. Senanayake College 293/9 (63) Muditha Lakshan 127, Pasindu Adithya 39, Dasun Dimasha 36, Sachintha Hettige 25*, Shenal Chandrasekara 24, Mahesh Theekshana 5/92, Imesh Fernando 2/32
Gurukula College, Kelaniya vs Richmond College, Galle
One of the strong contenders in U-19 Division 1, Richmond College took on Gurukula College in a Group C fixture today at Galle International Cricket Stadium. Gurukula skipper won the toss and batted first on a batting friendly Galle surface. The visitors managed to put 226 runs on the board for their first innings.
Malindu Viduranga fought hard with the bat for the visitors with 97 runs not out, while Praveen Nimesh chipped in with a valuable 72 runs. In reply, Richmond College lost two quick wickets and finished the day at 54 for 2.
Gurukula College 226 (84.4) Malindu Viduranga 97*, Praveen Nimesh 72, Avindu Theekshana 4/54, Dilum Sudeera 2/50, Sandun Mendis 2/70
Richmond College 54/2 (22) Duveen Kalanasooriya 25*
St. Mary’s College, Kegalle vs St. Aloysius College, Galle
Group B fixture between St. Mary’s College and St. Aloysius College which commenced today at Welagedara stadium was evenly poised at the end of the first day’s play. Skipper of St. Mary’s College won the toss and decided to take the first lease of the wicket but didn’t impress with the bat as they were bowled out for 121 runs. Left arm spinner Kavika Dilshan was the pick of the bowlers for the lads from Galle with 4 wickets for 12 runs.
In reply, St. Aloysius batsmen also struggled with the bat as they finished day one with 125 runs for 7 wickets for their first innings. Right handed stroke maker Niluksha Dulmina remained unbeaten on 65 runs for lads from Galle.
St. Mary’s College 121 (44.2) P M Walisinghe 26, Kavika Dilshan 4/12, Kaveesha Vilochana 2/15, Kavindu Maduranga 2/16
St. Aloysius College 125/7 (51) Niluksha Dulmina 65*, Omal Sajith 22, Kavika Dilshan 20, T S Kumara 4/33, A D Pethiyagoda 2/21
St. John’s College, Panadura vs St. Anthony’s College, Wattala
Group B fixture between St. John’s College and St. Anthony’s College commenced today at Bandaragama Public Grounds. After winning the toss, St. John’s skipper decided to bat first and posted solid 256 runs all out for their first innings.
Chamindu Wickramarachchi top scored with 84 runs not out while left arm spinner Kaveesha Dulanjana took 4 wickets for 15 runs for Antonians. In reply, St. Anthony’s College got a glittering start to their innings as they finished day one at 69 runs for no wicket in 12 overs.
St. John’s College 256 (76.3) Chamindu Wickramarachchi 84*, Ashan Dilhara 46, Kaveesha Dulanjana 4/15
St. Anthony’s College 69/0 (12)