Dunith Wellalage slams ton as Joes, Mahanama & SACK record wins

Singer U17 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019


Three games in the second round of the Singer U17 Division 1 Schools Cricket Tournament 2019 were worked off today, 2nd August 2019.

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo vs Nalanda College, Colombo

The Josephians decided to take first lease of the strip after winning the toss on a lively Nalanda College surface. The attacking left-hander, Shevon Daniel gave the Josephians a thumping start as he scored 52 runs at the top. But, it was all about the class of Dunith Wellalage from thereon in the game. 

Wellalage roasted the Nalanda bowlers in their own backyard as the left-hander recorded a well-knit century. His ton propelled St. Joseph’s College to a comfortable 263 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their quota of overs. 

Nalanda College in reply managed only 167 runs. Raveen de Silva fought hard for his 47 runs but it wasn’t enough against a quality Josephian bowling unit.  Shenuka De Silva, Yesith Rupasinghe, Mithira Thenura and Dunith Wellalage all picked up 2 wickets each as St. Joseph’s College recorded a 96-run victory.

Brief Scores

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 263/9 (50) Dunith Wellalage 108, Shevon Daniel 52, Yesith Rupasingha 28, Chanul Athukorala 3/39, Dineth Samaraweera 3/40

Nalanda College, Colombo 167 (42.1) Raveen De Silva 47, Vinuka Nanayakkara 21, Nadil Jayakodi 21, Shenuka De Silva 2/09, Yesith Rupasinghe 2/24, Mithira Thenura 2/32, Dunith Wellalage 2/35

St. Joseph’s College won by 96 runs

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Mahanama College, Colombo vs Lumbini College, Colombo

Lumbini College won the toss and elected to bat first in the low-scoring affair. The game was played at Bloomfield grounds, Colombo. 

Sri Lanka youth international coloursman Pawan Rathnayaka stole the show easily from the rest of the youngsters. Though Rathnayaka is known as a wicketkeeper batsman in the youth arena, he showcased his skills with the ball in hand. He picked up 3 wickets for 21 runs while Nethula Kenula and Achintha Supun picked up 2 wickets each. 

Photos: Mahanama College vs Lumbini College – U17 Cricket Tournament 2019 | 2nd Round

Except for Nethul Rajapakshe’s hard-earned 25 runs there weren’t any notable performances from the Lumbini batsmen. They were wrapped up for 127 runs in 45.1 overs. 

It was an easy chase for the boys from Colombo 03. It was Rathnayake again who lead the pack from the front as he remained unbeaten on 74 taking his team over the line in just 26.2 overs. Bawanta Himal and Thashika Nirmal picked 2 wickets each for Lumbini College.

Brief Scores

Lumbini College, Colombo 127 (45.1) Nethul Rajapaksha 25, Pawan Rathnayaka 3/21, Sethum Kenula 2/22, Achintha Supun 2/25

Mahanama College, Colombo 132/5 (26.2) Pawan Rathnayaka 74*, Bawantha Himal 2/12, Thashika Nirmal 2/15

Mahanama College won by 5 wickets

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St. Anthony’s College, Katugasthota vs St Anthony’s College, Wattala

The hill country Antonians tasted a massive victory at their home grounds as the Antonians from Wattala fell 185 runs short. 

The Kandy school won the toss and opted to put runs on the board. Accordingly, they posted a humongous 331 runs for 9 wickets. Kavindu Shehan was the top-scorer with 85 runs to his name. Asitha Wanninayake (68) and Gihan Ebert (57) both supported with half-centuries each. 

Pathum Vihanga and Ranpath Gamage picked up 3 wickets each.

St. Anthony’s College Wattala looked rather lost at the crease as they tumbled for just 146 runs. Only three batsmen crossed the 20-run mark for the Wattala school. Asitha Wanninayake shone with the ball too as he went on to bag 3 wickets for 20 runs. The ace spinner for the Kandy boys, Nimnaka Jayathilaka also picked up 3 wickets for 30 runs. 

Brief Scores

St. Anthony’s College, Kandy 331/9 (50) Kavindu Shehan 85, Asitha Wanninayaka 68, Gihan Ebert 57, Damitha Bandara 37, Chamindu Kushan 37, Pathum Vihanga 3/33, Ranpath Gamage 3/64

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala 146 (41) Niroshan Fernando 29, Gihan Sathmika 26, Hirushan Dasanayaka 24, Asitha Wanninayaka 3/20, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 3/30, Gihan Ebert 2/27

St. Anthony’s College, Katugathota won by 185 runs

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