Trinity, St. Sylvester’s encounter ends on a low-scoring draw

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2018/19


Several games of the Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament began today (22nd October) while the Trinity vs St. Sylvester’s game ended in a draw at the Asgiriya Stadium.

Trinity College, Kandy vs St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy

St. Sylvester’s scored a pained 88 runs for their first innings batting first after winning the toss. Trinity seamer Ruvin Peiris, was lethal and accurate as he ripped the Vesters apart with figures of 6 for 40 in the first innings.

In reply, neither did Trinity come up with an exceptional batting performance as they stumbled on their way to 166 for 8 before they declared their innings. Skipper, Pubudu Bandara, stood out by scoring more than half of the runs of the innings. For St. Sylvester’s, Pasan Hettiarachchi and Nishantha Indrajith both picked up 3 wickets each.

The Vesters batted for another 33 overs in the game and had scored a steady 66 runs for the loss of 3 wickets when the umpires decided to put the bails down.

Brief scores

St. Sylvesters College, Kandy 88 (42.5) Monoharan Pavithran 28, Ruvin Peiris 6/40 & 62/3 (33) Chandula Jayakody 25*, Monoharan Pavithran 17*, Avsihka Senadeera 2/14

Trinity College, Kandy 166/8d (40)Pubudu Bandara 88, Umail Raizan 27, Shanuka Kumarasingha 21, Pasan Hettiarachchi 3/20, Nishantha Indrajith 3/35


Read: Trinity seamer Ruvin Peiris’ six-fer rattles St. Sylvester’s

St. Servatius College, Matara vs S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia

St. Servatius College, Matara is playing against S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia in a Group ‘C’ fixture at the St. Thomas’ Grounds, Mt. Lavinia.

After winning the toss, St. Servatius College decided to bat first on the rain affected day one of the game. Deshaka Denuwan top-scored for St. Servatius as they were eventually uprooted for 82 runs. Sri Lanka cap, Kalana Perera picked up 3 wickets for 27 runs while Kishan Munasinghe and Shalin de Mel both picked up 2 wickets each.

At the close of play, S. Thomas’ were at 10 runs for the loss of a wicket in 4 overs.

Brief scores

St. Servatius College, Matara 82 (27.4)Deshaka Denuwan 40, Kalana Perera 3/27, Kishan Munasinghe 2/03, Shalin de Mel 2/22

S.Thomas College, Mount Lavinia 10/1 (4)


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Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa vs Nalanda College, Colombo

Another tournament fixture between Prince of Wales, Moratuwa and Nalanda College is being worked off at the Prince of Wales College Grounds.

Prince of Wales won the toss and elected to bat first. They had a tough outing against the Nalandians as they were undone for 150 runs in 43. 3 overs. Jithesh Vasala was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4 for 48.

In reply, Nalanda ended the day comfortably at 87 for 3 after batting for over a session. Dilhara Polgampola scored 33 runs while Suhath Mendis picked up 2 wickets for 19 runs. The play will resume tomorrow for day two.

Brief scores

Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa 150 (43.3) Suhath Mendis 59, Devaka Peiris 33, Lakshan Perera 20, Jithesh Vasala 4/48, Dineth Samaraweera 3/31, Ranidu de Silva 2/23

Nalanda College, Colombo 87/3 (32) Dilhara Polgampola 33, Ranidu de Silva 29, Suhath Mendis 2/19


Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda vs Rahula College, Matara

The traditional encounter between Rahula College, Matara and Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda commenced today at the Uyanwatte Grounds, Matara.

Rahula College, who decided to bat first after winning the toss, posted a comfortable total of 203 runs for their first innings. Binara Sampath hit a half-century while Ovin Bopage and Bhagya Vimath passed the 30 run mark. Kavindu Nadeeshan picked up a five-wicket haul to keep Dharmasoka in the game.

The lads from Ambalangoda came back into the game strongly as they were cruising comfortably at 83 runs for the loss of 1 wicket by stumps. Hasitha Rajapakshe and Sasindu Malshan were at the crease with scores of 32 not out and 24 not out respectively.

Brief scores

Rahula College, Matara 203 (64.1) Binara Sanekth 69, Ovin Bopage 33, Bhagya Vimath 30, Kavindu Nadeeshan 5/26, Aroshan de Soyza 3/44

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 83/1 (32) Hasitha Rajapakshe 32*, Sasindu Malshan 24*


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St. Joseph’s College, Colombo vs Gurukula College, Kelaniya

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo locked horns with Gurukula College, Kelaniya in a Group ‘A’ fixture  today at Darley Road.

The right-handed batsman Dilesh Perera’s ton and Sachintha Mahindasinghe’s 90 runs propelled the Joes to an easing 292 runs for their first innings. Sasitha Ahan was exceptional with the ball as he bagged 6 wickets for 113 runs.

The day was then suspended due to bad light after seeing just two deliveries of the Gurukula innings. The game will resume tomorrow for day two.

Brief scores

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 292 (65.1) Dilesh Perera 101, Sachintha Mahindasinghe 90, Lakshan Gamage 21, Dinal Anurada 21, Sasitha Ashan 6/113, Nuwan Chanaka 2/27

Gurukula College, Kelaniya 0/0 (0.2)


Ananda College, Colombo vs Thurstan College, Colombo

Ananda College played Thurstan College in a Group ‘D’ fixture at Surrey Village, Maggona. Thurstan won the toss and elected to field first. Ananda posted a convincing 190 runs on board for their first innings. Janidu Jayawardena scored 42 runs for Ananda while Yohan Liyanage of Thurstan College picked up 3 wickets for 29 runs.

In reply, Thurstan College scored 64 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 17 overs. Saviru Bandara picked up 2 wickets for 14 runs. The game will resume tomorrow for day 2.

Brief scores

Ananda College, Colombo 190 (69.2) Janidu Jayawardane 42, Kamesh Nirmal 32, Kanishka Ranthilakage 27, Chamika Gunasekara 22, Vinuja Wijebandara 20, Yohan Liyanage 3/29, Ayesh Harshana 3/69, Bawantha Jayasinghe 2/19, Sandaru Dias 2/53

Thurstan College, Colombo 64/3 (17) Saviru Bandara 2/14