Thomas’ Matara gun-down St. Mary’s; Pawan’s ton earns points for Mahanama

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19


St. Thomas’ College, Matara played against St. Mary’s College, Kegalle on their traditional fixture yesterday (4th of October) and today (5th of October) at Uyanwatte Grounds, Matara. There were several other schools Under 19 games played all around the country too.

After winning the toss, St.Mary’s skipper invited the hosts to bat first. Accordingly, St. Thomas’ Matara posted 209 runs for the loss of 9 wickets on the board before declaring their innings. Harindu Jayasekara (62) and Nipun Ruchira (55*) scored fifties for St. Thomas’.

In reply, St. Mary’s were completely at sea as they lost 7 wickets for just 56 runs by the end of day one. Resuming on day two, they were eventually restricted for just 77 runs in 38.3 overs. Hirusha Jeewajith picked up 4 wickets for just 17 runs.

The boys from St. Thomas’ scored a quick 95 runs for the loss of 2 wickets and declared their second innings. Harindu Jayasekara scored an unbeaten 51.

The miseries of St.Mary’s seemed never-ending as they fell prey in the hands of St. Thomas’ meekly for just 98 runs once again.

Brief scores

St. Thomas College, Matara 201/9d (63.1) Harindu Jayasekara 62, Nipun Ruchira 55*, Mihisal Amoda 28, H Y Diyagama 3/66, D K Abeywardane 2/12, S I Weerasooriya 2/48 & 95/2d (23) Harindu Jayasekara 51*, Mihisal Amoda 36, S I Weerasooriya 2/30

St. Marys College, Kegalle 77 (38.3) Hirusha Jeewajith 4/17, Sachira Rashmika 2/08, Ravindu Ridmal 2/32 & 98 (44.3) A S Kaluarachchi 28, Sachira Rashmika 4/24, Ishanthika Jayaweera 2/15, Kavindu Ridmal 2/17


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Maris Stella College, Negombo took first innings honors in the group A fixture against Isipathana College, Colombo.

Fifty plus scores from Ravindu Fernando (90) and Ashan Fernando (72) propelled Maris Stella to a comfortable 249 runs as they chose to bat after winning the toss. Thevindu Dickwella bowled brilliantly as picked up 3 wickets for just 4 runs.

Isipathana were uprooted for just 159 runs in their first innings in reply. Ravindu Rathnayaka scored the solitary fifty of the innings. Ravindu Fernando did enough damage with the ball too as he picked up 3 wickets for 46 runs.

Occupying the crease once again, the boys from Negombo added another 165 runs to their total for the loss of 3 wickets and declared their innings. Amantha Perera (58*) and Kevin Perera (55*) struck unbeaten fifties.

With a target of 255 runs, the boys from Isipathana Mawatha came out to bat. It was Ravindu yet again who put out a single-handed fight. He scored his second fifty of the match while Ravindu Fernando extended his wickets tally by another 3 as the match came to a draw.

Brief scores

Maris Stella College, Negombo 249 (59.2) Ravindu Fernando 90, Ashan Fernando 72, Manisha Silva 31, Kevin Perera 26, Thevindu Dickwella 3/04, Ravindu Rathnayake 3/46, Madushika Sandaruwan 2/89 & 165/3d (30) Amantha Perera 58*, Kevin Perera 55*, Sahan Perera 24, Chathura Anuradha 22

Isipathana College, Colombo 159 (55) Ravindu Rathnayaka 54, Kaliq Amath 33, Ravindu Fernando 3/46, Aveesha Keshan 4/38, Pasindu Ushetti 3/46 & 78/5 (14) Ravindu Rathnayaka 52, Ravindu Fernando 3/24, Pasindu Ushetti 2/42


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Mahanama wins first-innings points over Sebastian Moratuwa in a drawn encounter.

The two teams played the first-round game at MRICS, Sooriyawewa. Mahanama College won the toss and elected to field first. Accordingly, St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa scored 270 runs for their first innings. Janishka Perera top-scored with a well-made 84 while Sonal Gamage picked up 3 wickets for 32 runs.

In reply, Mahanama College scored 283 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and declared their innings. Pawan Rathnayake racked up a 113-runs in style for Mahanama. Vinuja Ranasinghe picked 4 wickets for 69 runs.

It was clearly about batting time for the Sebastianites when they came out to bat their second innings. It was called a day in the 13th over of their innings when they were at 44 for 1.

Brief scores

St. Sebastians College, Moratuwa 270 (95.3) Janishka Perera 84, Nishitha Abilash 47, Tashik Perera 34, Lahiru Fernando 23, Sukitha Prasanna 20, Sonal Gamage 3/32, Lahiru Vithana 3/73, Vihanga Ruhunuge 2/46 & 44/1 (13) Dunith Jayathgiunga 33*

Mahanama College, Colombo 283/7d (79.1) Pawan Rathnayaka 116, Sonal Gamage 62, Pawantha Weerasinghe 49, Vinuja Ranasingha 4/69


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Dharmasoka takes advantage of a low-scoring draw against President’s Kotte.

The game was played at Aaron’s Grounds, Bulathsinhala. President’s College, Kotte was asked to bat first by the Dharmasoka skipper who won the coin toss. Thanks to Lohan Aroshana’s six-wicket haul, Dharmasoka bundled up President’s College, Kotte for just 130 runs in their first innings.

President’s College, Kotte did not fall too far behind as they bowled Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda out for 185 runs in Dharmasoka’s first innings. Sena Desai top-scored with 67 runs and Dinith Nelumdeniya picked 4 for 57.

In the second innings, President’s College, Kotte scored 197 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Senan Kesara was the pick of the batsmen of the innings for his 63 runs while it was Lohan Aroshana once again with the ball. He picked up 3 wickets for 33 runs.

Brief scores

Presidents College, Kotte 130 (39.2) Tashika Nirmal 27, Iranga Hashan 24, Senan Kesara 21 Lohan Aroshana 6/36 & 197/9d (33.5) Senan Kesara 63, Tashika Nirmal 30, Vikum Kalhara 22, Iranga Hashan 21, Lohan Aroshana 3/33, Akila Madushan 2/52, Kavindu Nadeeshan 2/61

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 185 (66) Sena Desai 67, Dinuka Dilshan 24, Dinith Nelumdeniya 4/57 & 9/0 (5)


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Zahira College, Colombo vs Royal College, Panadura

Zahira College, Colombo is hosting Royal College, Panadura on a traditional match today (5th of October) at Zahira College Grounds, Maradana. Winning the toss, Zahira College batted first and piled up a humongous first innings total of 358 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Mohommad Rifath brought up an unbeaten hundred while the well-known Mohammad Shamaz missed out by 2 runs.

Royal Panadura were cornered by the end of the day at 14 for 4 in 17 overs. Imthiyaz Salasa accounted for all the wickets. Play will resume tomorrow (6th of October).

Brief scores

Zahira College, Colombo 358/6d (62) Mohommad Rifath 106*, Mohommad Shamas 98, Chatura Dilrukshara 38, Imtyaz Salasa 27*, Yasith Samarawickrama 22, Akila Senesh 2/69

Royal College, Panadura 14/4 (17) Imthiyaz Salasa 4/3


Aloysius College, Galle vs St. Peter’s College, Colombo

Aloysius Galle fell behind in the game as they were wrapped up for a shoddy 114 runs by the Peterites. Kaveesha Vilochana scored an unbeaten 33 runs while Ruvin Seneviratne picked up 3 wickets for 24 runs.

In reply, St. Peter’s were cruizing comfortably at 152 for 2 in 40 overs at close of play. Santhush Gunathike (66*) and Ranmith Jayasena (54*) are at the crease with fifty-plus scores.

Brief scores

St. Aloysius College, Galle 114 (42.4) Kaveesha Vilochana 32*, Ruvin Seneviratne 3/24

St. Peters College, Colombo 152/2 (40) Santhush Gunathilake 66*, Ranmith Jayasena 54*


Gurukule College, Kelaniya vs St. Benedict’s College, Kotahena

The two teams met at the St. Benedict’s Grounds for their group A fixture today (5th of October). After winning the toss, St. Benedict’s College invited Gurukule to bat first. With the help of Nuwan Chanaka’s 62, Gurukule managed a 180-runs for their first innings. Vihanga Ruwanara bowled a superb spell as he ended the day with 3 wickets to his name and giving away just 1 run.

At the close of play, St. Benedicts were 23 for 2 in 8.1 overs. The play will resume tomorrow…

Brief scores

Gurukula College, Kelaniya 180 (66.4) Nuwan Chanaka 62, Shanaka Ishara 46, Vihanga Ruwanara 3/01, Onila Barusha 2/17, Imesh Fernaando 2/30, Malinga Perera 2/64

St. Benedicts College, Colombo 23/2 (8.1) Likshan Sasanga 2/00


S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya

S. Thomas’ College won the toss and elected to field first in their traditional game against Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya.

Dharmapala College was restricted for just 103 runs in 46.5 overs by the Thomian bowlers. Umayanga Suwaris picked up 3 wickets for 21 runs.

In reply, the Thomians were at 201 for 5 at stumps. Umayanga Suwaris dominated the day with the bat too as he stayed overnight on 60 not out. Play will resume tomorrow for day 2…

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