Dulsath runs riot, demolishing the Peterites with his 7 wickets

U19 Division I cricket tournament

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U19 Division I cricket tournament

9 matches in the U19 Division I Schools Cricket Tournament kicked off today across the island. Richmond College and D. S. Senanayake College dominated their respective games on Day 1.

Thamindu Pradeeptha of Richmond College, Galle smashed a brilliant century at Kadirana against Royal College, Colombo, with the ball for the visitors. Deputy Skipper Ramiru Perera captured 7 scalps for the Royalists.

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The newbies of the top division, Holy Cross College, Kalutara, showed significant improvement with the bat and scored a competitive score of 228 against Ananda College, Colombo at Bandaragama. 15-year-old Himaru Deshan scored a fighting 71 runs to put the Crusaders in a commanding position at the end of day’s play.

The Lumbini College, Colombo bowlers made sure St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa batted for a second time on Day 1 with the help of the brilliant bowling of Ushan Sathsara and Praveen Maneesha. They both combined to get rid of 6 Vazian batters.

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Dulsath Namviru ran riots against St. Peter’s College, Colombo at Bambalapitiya by picking up 7 wickets in the Peterite 1st inning. In reply, St. Aloysius College, Galle was restricted to a cheap 105 runs courtesy of Shennon Rodrigo. Despite all the drama, St. Aloysius’ managed to secure the all-important 1st innings points to continue the game for Day 2 which could still go either way.

Brief Scores:

Richmond College, Galle 299 (80.2) Thamindu Pradeeptha 103, Nikil Jayaweera 63, Chehan Subasinghe 45, Ramiru Perera 7/93

Royal College, Colombo 24/0 (17)

Stumps – Day 1

St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala 120 (47) Oshade Kawshalya 46, Shehan Kumara 31, Inuka Karannagoda 4/23, Duvindu Ranatunga 3/43

Mahanama College, Colombo 168/9 (51) Rashmika Perera 76, Inuka Karannagoda 48, Geethika De Silva 3/35, Shehan Kumara 3/40

Stumps – Day 1

Nalanda College, Colombo 103 (38) Hasith Rathnayake 24, Bimash 5/46

St. Anthony’s College, Kandy 196/5 (56) Thisara Ekanayake 71, Kaushika Kumarasinghe 36, Januka Rathnayake 33

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D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 265 (55) Malitha Perera 92, Chanul Athale 43, Manuja Chanthuka 4/69, Malintha Silva 4/63

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 173/7 (42.3) Vimath Dinsara 79, Tharindu Dilanka 24*, Akmal Fazly 3/38

Stumps – Day 1

Holy Cross College, Kalutara 228 (75.5) Himaru Deshan 71, Sanuka Cheran 3,Ashinsa Nainayake 6/67

Ananda College, Colombo 88/1 (22) Danindu Sellaperuma 45*, Kanchana De Livera 35

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Lumbini College, Colombo 197 (58.2) Praveen Maneesha 50, Shahan Kaushalya 37, Bimsara Weerasinghe 34, Raveen Savio 4/45

St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa 76 (31) Ushan Sathsara 3/13, Praveen Maneesha 3/22 & 11/0 (7)

Stumps – Day 1

St. Peter’s College, Colombo 100 (38.1) Dulsath Nimviru 7/37 & 45 (16)

St. Aloysius College, Galle 105 (41) Shennon Rodrigo 5/19

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St. Anthonys College, Wattala 187 (51.2) Amitha Sandeepa 78, Vihanga Rashmitha 36, Tharushka Ashel 4/42, Sithuka Gunawardene 3/28

Isipathana Colleg, Colombo 139/8 (46) Ruchith Rodrigo 49, Ranmith Senarath 31, Amitha Sandeepa 5/43

Stumps – Day 1

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa 212 (80.4) Deneth Sithumina 54, Isuru Fernando 46, Mahith Appuhami 34, Nisala Abeyrathna 3/25, Dulara Bandulasena 3/39, Dakshika Manukalpa 3/40

Dharmaraja College, Kandy 55/3 (18)

Stumps – Day 1