St. Joseph’s, Zahira and Richmond take first-innings honours

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19


Four games of Singer School’s U19 cricket tournament concluded today (20th October 2018). St. Joseph’s, Colombo played Maliyadeva College, De Mazenod College played against Zahira College, Richmond College played against Ananda College and another game between St. Benedict’s College and Wesley College.

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo vs Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala

Group ‘A’ game between St. Joseph’s and Maliyadeva concluded today at Darley Road after two days of dominance from the Joes. After winning the toss, St. Joseph’s decided to bat first. Young Shevon Daniel led the batting for Joes with his maiden ton escalating them to a humongous 341 runs. Sheran Fonseka added an elegant 81 runs to the total while Miranga Wickramage contributed with an unbeaten 61 runs. Pasindu Thennakoon picked up 5 wickets for 95 runs.

Maliyadeva College posted a 212 runs for their first innings in reply. Nisanjaya Hettiarachchi scored a well-made 73 while Salinda Senevirathna bagged a five-wicket haul.

Coming out to bat in their second innings, in the final session of the day, St. Joseph’s scored 40 runs for the loss of a wicket in 10 overs. The game thus ended as a draw earning St. Joseph’s the first-innings points.

Brief Scores

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 341 (79) Shevon Daniel 116, Sheran Fonseka 83, Miranga Wickramage 61*, Pasindu Thennakon 5/95, Vidath Batepola 2/41 & 40/1 (10)

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 212 (66.4) Nisanjaya Hettiarachchi 73, Kavin Bandara 29, Muditha Premadasa 26, Salinda Senevirathna 5/59


Shevon Daniel smashes maiden ton; Maris Stella suffer innings defeat

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De Mazenod College vs Zahira College

Zahira College played De Mazenod at Zahira College grounds in a group ‘B’ fixture. De Mazenod College, who were put to bat first by Zahira, scored a modest 180 for their first innings. Sasindu Sasanka top-scored for Mazenod with 45 runs while M Kahaled was the pick of the bowlers for his 3 for 26.

In reply, Zahira College batted for the rest of the game going past De Mazenod’s first innings total and finishing at 207/7. Dilsara Saminda scored 77 runs while M.L. Salsa contributed with 61 runs. Romal Fernando picked up 4 wickets for 35 runs.

Brief Scores

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 207/7 (53) Dilsara Saminda 77, ML Slasa 61, Yasith Samarawickrama 28, Vihana Sithumina 2/50, Romal Fernando 4/35


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

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Richmond College vs Ananda College

In the group ‘D’ game between Richmond College and Ananda College, Ananda College won the toss and elected to field first. Richmond College scored a comfortable 277 for their first innings for the loss 8 wickets and declared their innings. Adithya Siriwardena’s 55 was the most by the batsmen from Richmond while Janidhu Jayawardena topped the bowling chart with a fifer.

In reply, Ananda College struggled against some quality spin from the Richmondites and rattled in the first innings for just 110 runs. Kamesh Nirmal led the batting for Ananda with a fighting 56. Amshi de Silva picked up 4 for 35 while Kalpa Nethsara and Dilum Sudeera both picked up 3 wickets each. Being forced to follow-on Ananda was at 52 for 3 by the close of play.

Brief Scores

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 110 (48) Kamesh Nirmal 56, Vinuja Wijebandara 24, Amshi de Silva 4/35, Kalpa Nethsara 3/25, Dilum Sudheera 3/43 & F/O 52/3 (20) Kamesh Nirmal 35*, Sugeeth Nimnada 2/20


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

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St. Benedict’s College vs Wesley College

St. Benedict’s won the toss and elected to bat first in the traditional fixture against Wesley College which was worked off at Campbell Park. By the end of day one, the Bens were at 174 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and that was the all the play which was possible in the game as day two was completely washed away. Shehan Fernando top-scored for the Bens with 48 runs while Maheesh Theekshana made an unbeaten 40. Denuwan Mendis, Sidath Darmasiriwardena and Movin Subasinghe all bagged 2 wickets each.

Brief Scores

St. Benedict’s 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

Wesley College, Colombo


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