Here’s brief look into a few matches which took place today in the Singer U19 Division I cricket tournament 2016/17.

Royal College VS Isipathana College

Royal College took honours on day 1 of their group B encounter against Isipathana College at Royal Grounds.

The visitors won the toss and opted to bowl first given the overcast conditions. Royal top order and middle order chipped in with valuable cameos which helped them reach 310 for the loss of 9 wickets in 70.2 overs.

Pasindu Sooriyabandara who returned to the team after successfully recovering from a shoulder injury top scored with 79 while Ronuka Jayawardane scored a valuable 49. Rithmika Nimesh, fast-bowler Niranjan Wanniyarachchi and left-arm spinner, Lahiru Dilshan shared 2 wickets each for Isipathana.

In reply, Isipathana were 48 for 2 in 11 overs at stumps.

Royal College, Colombo – 310/9d (70.2) Pasindu Sooriyabandara 79, Ronuka Jayawardena 49, Helitha Vithanage 40, Ganith Sandeepa 35, Thevindu Senarathna 34, Kavindu Chathuranga 22, Rithmika Nimesh 2/15, Niranjan Wanniyarachi 2/35, Lahiru Dilshan 2/67

Isipathana College, Colombo – 48/2 (11) Harsha Rathnayake 20*, Himesh Ramanayake 2/12

Nalanda College VS De Mazenod College

This traditional encounter between Nalanda College and De Mazenod College started off today at Nalanda College grounds.

The visitors won the toss and decided to field first. Suhanga Wijewardane and Kasun Sandaruwan top scored with 40 each as the Nalandians managed to post 229 all out in 65 overs. Mithila Geeth bagged 4 for 26 for the boys from Kandana.

At stumps, De Mazenod were 42 for 2 in 13 overs in their first innings.

Nalanda College, Colombo – 229 (65) Suhanga Wijewardana 40, Kasun Sandaruwan 40, Lakshitha Rasanja 29, Rusiru De Silva 25, Mithila Geeth 4/26

De Mazenod College, Kandana – 42/2 (13) Sandeep Deshan 23