St. Joseph’s record first win as Sheran finds form with 85 to his name

Schools U19 Cricket Tournament 2021

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Five games in the Schools U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament, including both tiers, were played today (30).

Schools U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament – Tier A

Front runners of the last season, St. Joseph’s College took a few bruises in this year’s tournament at the start. But, finally, they have opened their account this year with a win against St. Anne’s College Kurunegala. 

Sheran Fonseka was the key to their success, as the Josephian wicketkeeper-batsman struck a rejuvenating 85 runs in style. 

Royal College’s Isiwara Dissanayake, who is having a stellar run this season, also scored an impactful half-century today as it helped Royal secure a 54-run victory against De Mazenod College. 

Sri Lanka youth star and Richmond College skipper, Amshi de Silva, who is famous for his skills with the ball, shined today with a match-winning half-century to his name at a crucial juncture for Richmond. He remained unbeaten on 65 as he saw them go past the line with 3 wickets intact. 

In bowling, it was the Royal speedster, Kavindu Pathirathne, who grabbed the limelight. Pathirathne never fails to impress whenever he turns up for Royal College. He kept that fine form going with a tidy spell of 3 for 19 today.

Schools U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament – Tier B

Lohan Aroshana of Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda stole the show today in Tier B. He first dismantled the opposing St. Sylvester’s batsman with figures of 5 for 23. And then returned with the bat to smack and unbeaten 40 runs to seal the deal for his school. 

Brief Scores

Schools U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament – Tier A

Royal College, Colombo vs De Mazenod College, Kandana

At De Mazenod College Ground (Toss: De Mazenod College won & field)

Royal College 227/8 (50)

Isiwara Dissanayake 72, Kavindu Pathirathnna 43, Ashen Gamage 30, Senash Fernando 3/44, Pramod Rajamunindra 2/33, Chanuka Silva 2/42

De Mazenod College 173/8 (50)

Ruveen Fonseka 57, Chanuka Silva 31*, Senash Fernando 26, Kavindu Pathirathnna 3/19, Sadisha Rajapaksha 2/17, Gishan Balasooriya 2/27

ROYAL COLLEGE WON BY 54 RUNS (ROYAL 5 POINTS)


Nalanda College, Colombo vs Richmond College, Galle

At Galle International Cricket Stadium (Toss: Nalanda College won & bat)

Nalanda College 181 (48.3)

Vinuja Ranpul 63, Lisura Sigera 23, Nalaka Jayawardana 3/28, Kalpa Nethsara 2/18, Tharinda Nirmal 2/36

Richmond College 185/7 (43.4)

Amshi De Silva 65*, Hansamana De Silva 42, Kavindu Nirmana 24, Tharinda Nirmal 21, Lisura Sigera 3/19

RICHMOND WON BY 3 WICKETS (RICHMOND 4 POINTS)


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

At St Anne’s College Ground (Toss: St. Anne’s College won & bat)

St. Anne’s College 206/7 (50)

Dilhara Deshabandu 58, Thrimalsha Silva 57, Kavindu Ekanayake 28, Bimsara Kalhara 26*, Lahiru Amarasekara 2/19, Dunith Wellalage 2/31

St. Joseph’s College 207/4 (44.5)

Sheran Fonseka 85, Sadeesh Jayawardana 43, Shevon Daniel 39, Dunith Wellalage 22*, Manaan Muzammil 2/35

ST JOSEPH’S WON BY 6 WICKETS (JOSEPHS 4 POINTS)

Schools U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament – Tier B

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda

At Dharmaraja College Ground (Toss: Dharmasoka College won & field)

St. Sylvester’s College 126 (41.3)

Sadeepa Halangoda 38, Lohan De Zoysa 5/23

Dharmasoka College 129/6 (32.3)

Lohan De Zoysa 40*, Sasindu Malshan 20

DHARMASOKA WON BY 4 WICKETS (DHARMASOKA 5 POINTS)


Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa

At Army Ground, Panagoda (Toss: Maris Stella College won & bat)

Maris Stella College 157 (47.5)

Chemindu Weerawansa 75, Sahan Dulara 20, Achintha Deshan 4/23, Menusha Perera 2/26, Kaushan Wijerathne 2/36

St. Joseph Vaz College 160/2 (25.2)

Chamath Fernando 51, Pasindu Dasanayake 44, Tharusha Fernando 36*

JOSEPH VAZ WON BY 8 WICKETS (JOSEPH VAZ 5 POINTS)