Two games in Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament were worked off today, 19th November. S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia managed to secure a win to add to their points tally.
S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia Vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya
Dharmapala College started day 02 of the Group B match against S. Thomas’ College at their school ground on 14/2 in reply to the visitors’ 239. Soon, the wickets started to tumble quickly for Dharmapala as they were bowled out for just 109 in 41.2 overs.
Wrist spinner Dilmin Rathnayake was the mastermind of the Dharmapala collapse as he picked up 6 wickets for just 3 runs. The Thomians asked the home team to follow on again, searching for an outright win. This time it was 17 year old left arm spinner Randiv Gunasekara who rose up to the occasion and delivered a brilliant spell of 5 for 17 to dismiss Dharmapala for 75. Rathnayaka again joined the party with another 4 wickets as he completed his 10 wickets in the match to help the Thomians to an innings win.
S Thomas’ won the game by an innings and 55 runs.
S. Thomas’ College 239 (74.1) Kishan Munasinghe 47, Gavin Botheju 42, Shamilka Wickramathilake 41, Deon Fernando 30, Manneesha Ruasinghe 23, Lakshitha Purasinghe 4/60, Sanchana Lanka 3/44
Dharmapala College 109 (41.2) Nadeesh Bandara 30, Dilmin Rathnayake 6/33 & F/O 75 (26.4) Randiv Gunasekara 5/17, Dilmin Rathnayake 4/29
S. Thomas won by an inning & 55 runs
St. Thomas’ College, Matara Vs St. Aloysius College, Galle
A traditional fixture between St. Thomas’ College, Matara and St. Aloysius College, Galle commenced at Uyanwatta Stadium, Matara today. The hosts St. Thomas’ won the toss and elected to bat first but were bowled out for a below par 76. Left arm spinner Sandun Madushanka dominated the wicket column for the visitors with a 6-fer.
St. Thomas College 76 (41.1) Sandun Madushanka 6/23, Niduka Malsith 2/07
St. Aloysius College 107/7 (54) Omal Sadith 48, Kavindu Dilhara 24, Hirusha Jeewadith 2/17, Sachira Theekshana 2/33
Stumps – Day 1