Rajans too hot for Katuneriya Sebs

U19 Division 1 Inter-Schools Two Day Tournament 2023/24

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U19 Division 1 Schools Cricket Tournament 2024

Two games in the U19 Schools Cricket circuit ended today with Dharmaraja College, Kandy recording an outright win over St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya in Kandy.

In the U19 Division I ‘Tier B’ Tournament encounter played in Kandy, hosts Dharmaraja , batting first, posted a commanding total of 311 runs. Arosha Mahagedara top-scored with 72 while national cap Pulindu Perera and Onija Sesath contributed with half-centuries. A collective bowling effort from the Rajans restricted the Sebastianites to 149 and 178 despite Hasith Kavinda’s 82 in the 2nd innings.

In Katunayake, Richmond College, Galle, met St. Servatius’ College, Matara, in a traditional encounter. Richmond, batting first, was bundled out for 170 by the Servatians, with Praveen Madusanka being the standout bowler with a 5-wicket haul.

St. Servatius’ College ended their 1st innings at 220 which gave them the 1st innings lead. Experienced spinner Sharon Abishek’s 5 wickets was the only highlight of the inning. Richmond College was 8 wickets down, having scored 190 runs at stumps on Day 2.

Brief Scores: 

Dharmaraja College, Kandy 311/9d (63.1) Arosha Mahagedara 72, Pulindu Perera 55, Onija Sesath 53, Nishal Rashmika 3/48, Malindu Daham 3/63 & 17 (1.4)

St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya 149 (52.3) Supun Liyanage 49, Dulara Bandulasena 2/14, Dakshika Manukalpa 2/22 & 178 (54) Hasith Kavinda 82, Maleesha Nethsara 46,  Dulara Bandulasena 3/34, Onija Sesath 3/58

Result – Dharmaraja College, Kandy won by 10 wickets

Richmond College, Galle 170 (58) Nikil Jayaweera 43, Chehan Subasinghe 40, Praveen Madusanka 5/52, Viran Chamuditha 3/27 & 190/8 (67) Kaveesha Induwara 40, Seneth Sisan 38, Praveen Madusanka 3/60 

St. Servatius’ College, Matara 220 (84.3) Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 43, Vishwa Supun 43, Sharon Abishek 5/93, Kaveesha Induwara 3/61 

Result – Match Drawn (St. Servatius College, Matara won on 1st innings lead)