Several games of the Singer U19 Cricket Tournament got underway today (19th October) all around the island while three games which began yesterday were concluded.
Maris Stella vs Moratu Vidyalaya
Moratuwa Vidyalaya won the toss and elected to put runs on board yesterday. They posted 225-runs for their first innings in which, Sri Lanka youth player, Nishan Madushka shined with his second ton of the season. Ravindu Fernando bagged 4 wickets for 64 runs while Pramod Fernando and Pasindu Ushetti both picked 2 scalps each.
Then the right-arm seamer from Moratu Vidyalaya, Niraj Kavishka, decided to take the center-stage as he ran through the Maris Stella line-up in no time. Niraj picked up 6 wickets for just 2 runs including a hat-trick to leave Maris Stella absolutely stranded in the game. Maris Stella were ripped off for just 25 runs. Nadith Nishendra picked up 3 wicket for 25 runs.
Maris Stella tried to work on salvation but failed as Eran Hansamal decided to take his toll out of Maris Stella. Hansamal picked up 7 wickets for 48 runs as Maris Stella only managed 159 runs in their follow on. Chathura Anuradha and Kevin Perera both hit 37 runs each while Rashan Kavishka accounted for 2 wickets. Moratu Vidyalaya won the game by an innings and 41 runs.
Cricket has always been a sport which, over the years, has seen many players defy the age factor, to shine
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)
Niraj Kavishka 6/2, Nadith Nishendra 3/21
& F/O 159 (57.3)
Chathura Anuradha 37, Kevin Perera 37, Ashan Fernando 33, Aron Hansamal 7/48, Rashan Kavishka 2/26
MORATU MMV WON BY AN INNINGS & 41 RUNS
St. Joseph Vaz vs St. Thomas’ Matara
Joseph Vaz managed only a 106 runs for their first innings after being put to bat first by St. Thomas’ Matara. Avindu Shehara topped the batting chart with 46 runs to his name while Hirusha Jeewajith was the star with the ball bagging a fifer for 23 runs.
In reply, St. Thomas Matara scored 177 runs in their first-innings. Gisanthika Jayaweera scored 37 runs while Avindu Shehara picked up 4 wickets for 48 runs.
Coming out to the crease once again, Joseph Vaz batsmen added another 173 to their tally. Chamod Kavishka’s 57 runs was the best of the innings while Gisathika Jayaweera also bagged another five-wicket haul. The match was then brought to a draw.
A couple of games of the Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament concluded today (17th of October 2018)
St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa 106 (43.3)
Avindu Shehara 46, Chamod Kavishka 27, Hirusha Jeewajith 5/23, Sachira Rashmika 2/14
& 173 (62.1)
Chamod Kavishka 57, Avindu Shehara 31, Tharusha Fernando 24, Deshan Fernando 21* Gisanthika Jayaweera 5/65 Kavindu Ridmal 2/42
St. Thomas’ College, Matara 177 (70)
Gisanthika Jayaweera 37, Harindu Jayasekara 31, Chamika Ranasinghe 30, Avindu Shehara 4/48, Shehan Anuruddha 2/08
Thurstan vs Trinity
Thurstan was put to bat first by Trinity in the group ‘D’ fixture between the two teams. Accordingly, Thurstan piled up a huge 319-runs on the board. Yohan Liyanage batted beautifully for his 85 runs while Avishka Kaushalya and Ranesh Silva both contributed with 40-plus scores. Kavishka Senadeera was the pick of the bowlers for his 4 for 91.
In Trinity’s reply, they struggled against a very strong Thurstan bowling unit and eventually were wrapped up for 150 runs. Thurstan enforced the follow-on and once again Trinity were in a spot of bother at 165 for 8 when the game was called a draw. Dinitha Siriwardena’s 36 not out was the pick of the batting while Ayesh Harshana picked up a five-wicket haul.
Maris Stella College, Negombo played against the defending champions, St. Joseph’s College, Colombo in a group ‘A’
Thurstan College, Colombo 319 (85)
Yohan Liyanage 85, Avishka Kaushalya 42, Ranesh Silva 40, Nimesh Perera 33, Ayesh Harshana 31*, Rashmika Hiripitiya 28, Kavishka Senadeera 4/91, Avishka Senadeera 2/31, Kavindu Dias 2/58
Trinity College, Kandy 150 (56.1)
Ashan Lokukeitya 41*, Abgo Amarasinghe 37, Sadaru Dias 3/28, Ayesh Harshana 3/42, Yohan Liyanage 2/12
& F/O 165/8 (56)
Abishek Anandakumar 27, Umair Faisal 21, Chanuka Kuamrasinghe 21, Dininda Siriwardena 36*, Ayesh Harshana 5/54, Yohan Liyanage 2/30
MATCH DRAWN (THURSTAN WON FIRST INNINGS POINTS)
St. Joseph’s, Colombo vs Maliyadewa
Following the home defeat by Maris Stella last week, St. Joseph’s has bounced back strongly as they went on to record a massive 341 runs for the first innings. Fresher Shevon Daniel broke into the scene with a bang as he made his maiden century in just his second game. Shevon is the younger brother of the Sri Lanka U19 star, Jehan Daniel. The youngster has been sensational throughout in Under 13 and 15 level cricket. Sheran Fonseka also scored a well-made 83 while Miranga Wickramage made an unbeaten 61.
Maliyadeva were lacking behind at the close play with 28 runs on the board for 2 wickets.
St. Josephs College, Colombo 341 (79)
Shevon Daniel 116, Sheran Fonseka 83, Miranga Wickramage 61*, Pasindu Thennakon 5/95, Vidath Batepola 2/41
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 28/2 (8)
STUMPS – DAY 1
St. Benedict’s vs Wesley
Wesley College played against St.Benedict’s in their traditional encounter at Campbell Park. They won the toss and elected to bat first. Benedict’s were in a convincing position by the end of the innings at 174 for 7 with Maheesh Theekshana at the crease on 41. Shehan Fernando scored 48 runs while Denuwan Mendis, Sidath Darmasiriwardena and Movin Subasinghe all had picked up 2 wickets each by close of play.
St. Benedicts College, Colombo 174/7 (58)
Shehan Fernando 48, Maheesh Theekshana 40*, Kaviru Perera 29, Sanoj Perera 23, Denuwana Mendis 2/20, Sidath Darmasiriwardane 2/22, Movin Subasinghe 2/32
STUMPS – DAY 1
De Mazenod vs Zahira
The first round game between De Mazenod College, Kandana and Zahira College is being worked off at the Zahira College Grounds, Maradana. The hosts invited De Mazenod to bat first after winning the toss. De Mazenod batsmen failed to put up a good show as they managed only 180 runs in their first innings. Sasindu Sasanka scored 45 runs while M Kahaled picked up 3 wickets for 26 runs.
At the close of play Zahira were at 27 runs for the loss of 2 wickets.
De Mazenod College, Kandana 180 (63.5)
Sasindu Sasanka 45, Romal Fernando 36, M Kahaled 3/26, Aravinth 2/33, M I Slasa 2/35
Zahira College, Colombo 27/2 (11)
Vihana Sithumina 2/17
STUMPS – DAY 1
Richmond vs Ananda
Another game of Singer U19 Division I Tournament between Richmond and Ananda is being played at Mahinda Rajapakshe International Stadium, Hambantota. Batting first, Richmond College comfortably posted 277 run on the board for the loss of 8 wickets. Aadithya Siriwardena and Vimud Sankalpa hit half-centuries. Janidhu Jayawardena picked up a five-wicket haul.
Ananda were at 31 for 2 at the close of play. The game will resume tomorrow for day 2.
Richmond College, Galle 277/8d (67)
Adithya Siriwardane 55, Vimud Sapnaka 55, Dimuth Sandaruwan 44, Bhanuka Manohara 30, Vinuja Kiriella 25, Dilum Sudeera 24, Janidu Jayawardane 5/98, Lakshitha Amarsekara 2/49
Ananda College, Colombo 31/2 (22)
Vinuja Wijebandara 20*
STUMPS – DAY 1