Rodrigo’s brilliance secures Peterites’ spot in the Semi Finals

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

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One game in the Quarter Final leg of the U19 Division 1 Schools Cricket Tournament concluded today, with St. Peter’s College, Colombo, securing their place in the Semi Finals of ‘Tier B’. Additionally, two other matches commenced today – one in ‘Tier A’ and the other in ‘Tier B’.

St. Peter’s College star all-rounder, Shennon Rodrigo, propelled the Peterites closer to promotion to the top tier by claiming 6 wickets in the 1st innings against Dharmaraja College, Kandy. This pivotal performance helped St. Peter’s earn the crucial 1st innings points in the match, which ultimately ended in a draw. The Peterites displayed dominance on both days of the game, crafting a near-perfect performance as they head into the eagerly anticipated big match.

Richmond College’s bowlers proved dominant against Nalanda College’s batters, bundling them out for a mere 95 runs in the 1st innings. At stumps for the day, the Richmondites were 115 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Opener Chehan Subasinghe’s explosive 51 capped off the day on a high note for the boys from Galle.

Sri Lanka National Youth Cap and Thurstan College, Colombo Skipper Vihas Thewmika led his troops from the front by claiming 7 wickets in Mahinda College’s 1st innings. Meanwhile, Vihas’ counterpart Dinura Kalupahana showcased maturity with a composed innings of 64, guiding the Mahindians to a respectable total of 161.

Brief Scores:

St. Peter’s College, Colombo 179 (41.4) Vishen Halambage 33, Oween Salgado 32, Dulara Bandulasena 3/20, Nisala Abeyrathne 2/18 & 245 (69.2) Vishen Halambage 45, Lashmika Perera 31, Dulara Bandulasena 3/18, Lakvin Abeysinghe 3/77

 

Dharmaraja College, Kandy 148 (46.1) Lakvin Abeysinghe 80, Shennon Rodrigo 6/39, Lashmika Perera 2/23 & 134/8 (39) Irusha Jayawardene 56, Onajith De silva 33, Lashmika Perera 3/31

 

Result – Match Drawn (St. Peter’s College, Colombo won on 1st innings lead)

 

Nalanda College, Colombo 95 (46.3) Sajitha Vithanage 25, Kaveesha Induwara 6/33 

 

Richmond College, Galle 115/3 (51) Chehan Subasinghe 51, Nikil Jayaweera 31, Hasith Rathnayake 2/18

 

Stumps – Day 1 

 

Mahinda College, Galle 161 (56.5) Dinura Kalupahana 64, Vihas Thewmika 7/34, Thanuga Palihawadana 3/59

 

Thurstan College, Colombo 174/7 (38) Tanuja Rajapaksha 82, Harith Shalaka 27, Arosha Udayanga 3/24, Senuka Udayanga 3/37

 

Stumps – Day 1