Six matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island.
Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa vs De Mazenod College, Kandana
Prince of Wales College managed to record an innings victory against De Mazenod College in their Group B fixture which concluded today at Prince of Wales College grounds in Moratuwa. Cambrian spinner Kaumal Nanayakkara who has been in tremendous form this season picked up a 7-wicket haul to lead his side to an innings victory.
Prince of Wales College – 335/4d (65) Suwath Mendis 84, Prince Fernando 54, Vinuja Ranpul 51, Tharindu Amarasinghe 42, Dinura Fernando 55*, Devaka Pieris 44*, Sandev Mewan 2/80
De Mazenod College – 69 (24.5) Suwath Mendis 4/31, Kaumal Nanayakkara 2/07, Naduka Fernndo 3/18 & 181 (69.3) Nadun Dilshan 54, Romal Fernando 42, Nimna Senesh 40, Pasindu Sasantha 23, Kaumal Nanayakkara 7/64, Suwath Mendis 2/77
Result – Prince of Wales College won by an innings & 85 runs
Dharmaraja College, Kandy vs St. Servatius College, Matara
The Group C fixture between Dharmaraja College and St. Servatius College ended in a draw today at Dharmaraja College grounds in Kandy but the visitors managed to take first innings points. However, the hosts showed a much better batting display in the second innings with Isuru Dayananda (86) and Dulaj Bandara (61) making valuable contributions with the bat.
Dharmaraja College – 179 (71.2) Isuru Dayananda 69, Sachintha Senanayaka 21, Dulaj Bandara 21, Shashika Dulshan 4/52, Keshara Nuwantha 3/25, Ruwinda Rochana 2/02 & 208/2 (58.5) Isuru Dayananda 86*, Dulaj Bandara 61, Sachintha Senanayake 41
St. Servatius College – 189 (58.4) Risira Lakwin 53, Pushpitha Dilshan 40, Charith Harshana 29, Kesara Nuwantha 26, Pasindu Manupriya 20, Yasitha Samararathne 4/35, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 3/41, Thushan Herath 2/36
Result – Match Drawn (St. Servatius College won first innings points)
Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda vs Zahira College, Colombo
The Group B fixture between Dharmasoka College and Zahira College ended in a draw today at the Galle International Cricket Stadium but Zahira College managed to claim first innings points. The batsmen dominated the second day’s play as M Rifath from Zahira College and Hasitha Rajapaksha from Dharmasoka College stroked centuries.
Dharmasoka College – 128 (36) Aroshan De Zoysa 42, Chamindu Dilshan 27*, Sanula Gunarathne 22, Aravinth 3/08, M Dilhan 3/37, Ayish Slasa 2/31 & 191/2 (50) Hasitha Rajapaksha 101*, Dinuka Dilshan 60*
Zahira College – 287/7d (91.3) M Rifath 103*, Aravind 74, Chathura Dilrukshan 33, Yasith Samaradivakara 26, Dilsara Shaminda 28, Kavindu Nadeeshan 5/115
Result – Match Drawn (Zahira College won first innings points)
Mahanama College, Colombo vs Thurstan College, Colombo
Mahanama College dominated the first day’s play in their traditional fixture against Thurstan College which commenced today at Bloomfield grounds in Colombo. After being put into bat first, Mahanama College posted 295 runs for 5 wickets at stumps on day one. Sonal Gamage top scored with a knock of 108 runs while Pawan Rathnayake remained unbeaten on 101 runs at the crease. Match will continue tomorrow for day two.
Mahanama College – 295/5 (95) Sonal Gamage 108, Pawan Rathnayake 101*, Winuka Rupasinghe 37, Pawantha Weerasinghe 28, Ayesh Harshana 2/95
Trinity College, Kandy vs St. Thomas College, Matara
The Group D fixture between a strong Trinity College outfit and St. Thomas College commenced today at Uyanwatta grounds in Matara. After being put into bat first, the visitors posted 237 runs for 9 wickets before declaring the innings. Ashan Lokukatiya (61) and Pubudu Bandara (60) stroked half-tons for Trinity College. In reply, the St. Thomas College batsmen were struggling at 68 runs for 6 wickets at stumps on day one.
Trinity College – 237/9d (67.1) Ashan Lokukatiya 61, Pubudu Bandara 60, Umair Razam 40, Sachira Rashmika 5/67, Senith Sisara 2/85
St. Thomas College – 68/6 (36) Nagitha Wijesundara 2/09, Kanishka Senadeera 2/15
St. Mary’s College, Kegalle vs St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya
The traditional fixture between St. Mary’s College and St. Sebastian’s College which commenced today at Katuneriya grounds was evenly poised at close of play as both teams struggled with the bat. The disciplined bowling effort shown by Sithum Akalanka helped the Sebastianites to restrict the opposition to 147 runs. In reply, the visitors also struggled with the bat as they finished day one on 103 runs for 5 wickets.
St. Mary’s College – 147 (78) Gajitha Katuwegoda 42, Sineth Weerasooriya 26, Sithum Akalanka 5/41, Dulaj Ashen 3/22
St. Sebastian’s College – 103/5 (30) Ayon Abishek 44, Akalanka Patiyagoda 2/24