Nishan Madushka smashes hundred; Niraj Kavishka rattles Maris Stella for 25

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

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Three games of the Singer School’s U19 cricket tournament commenced today (18th October). Maris Stella played Morotu Vidyalaya at Katuneriya, Joseph Vaz and Thomas’ Matara at Uyanwatte and Thurstan played against Trinity at home.

Maris Stella vs Moratu Vidyalaya

Moratu Vidyalaya won the toss and opted to bat first in their traditional fixture against Maris Stella College, Negombo. The U19 star from Moratu Vidyalaya, Nishan Madushka, carried his blistering form, from the games in Youth Asia Cup and the India’s tour of Sri Lanka, into the school scene. He made an elegant 121 runs up-front to propel Moratu Vidyalaya to 225 runs in their first innings.

Then came another silent assassinator from Moratuwa, Niraj Kavishka who bagged a stunning 6 wickets for just 2 runs, including a hat-trick leaving Maris Stella bewildered at 25 all out. The follow on was enforced and Maris Stella made an immediate recovery as they were at 90 for 2 at close of play.

Brief Scores

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa 225 (52.1) Nishan Madushka 121, Nadith Nishendra 39*, Chamara Pushpakumara 22, Ravindu Fernando 4/64 Pramod Fernando 2/22, Pasindu Usshetti 2/67,

Maris Stella College, Negombo 25 (11.1) Nadith Nishendra 3/21, Viraj Kavishka 6/2 & F/O 90/2 (24) Chathura Anuradha 37, Ashan Fernando 33

STUMPS – DAY 1

Nishan Madushka, the saviour of Moratu Vidyalaya

Sri Lanka U19 cap Nishan Madushka scored a brilliant unbeaten century to save his school, Moratuwa Maha Vidyalaya in….

St. Joseph Vaz vs St. Thomas’ Matara

Being put to bat first by the opposition skipper who won the toss, St. Joseph Vaz faced a bit of struggle with the bat as they managed only 106 runs for their first innings. Avindu Shehara topped the batting chart with 46 runs. Hirusha Jeewajith was impressive with the ball and bagged a five-wicket haul.

In reply, St. Thomas’ were trailing at 80 for 5 by the end of the day. Harindha Jayasekara scored 31 while Avindu Thehara picked up 2 for 13. The game will resume tomorrow for day 2.

Brief Scores

St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa 106 (43.3) Avindu Shehara 46, Chamod Kavishka 27, Hirusha Jeewajith 5/23, Sachira Rashmika 2/14,

St. Thomas’ College, Matara 80/5 (36) Harindu Jayasekara 31, Avindu Thehara 2/13

STUMPS – DAY 1

Senarathne and Wijayakumara hand honours to St. Anthony’s College

A couple of games of the Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament concluded today (17th of October 2018). St. Sebastian’s….

Thurstan vs Trinity

Thurstan posted a massive 319 runs for their first innings, after being asked to bat first by Trinity who won the toss. Yohan Liyanage top-scored with 85 runs to his name while Kavishka Senadeera picked up 4 wickets for 91 runs.

Trinity were at 28 runs for the loss of 1 wicket by the end of day 1.

Brief Scores

Thurstan College, Colombo 319 (85) Yohan Liyanage 85, Avishka Kaushalya 42, Nimesh Perera 33, Rashmika Hiripitiya 28, Ranesh Silva 40, Ayesh Harshana 31*, Kavishka Senadeera 4/91, Kavindu Dias 2/58, Avishka Senadeera 2/31

Trinity College, Kandy 28/1 (11)

STUMPS – DAY 1

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