Sonal and Himaru propel Holy Cross to victory.

U19 Division I schools cricket tournament

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U19 Division I schools cricket tournament

Five games in the U19 division I schools tournament ended today all around the island, with Holy Cross College Kalutara, Richmond College Galle and St. Anthony’s College Wattala recorded outright wins.

Holy Cross College Kalutara recorded their 1st outright win of the tournament beating Dharmashoka College Ambalangoda by 3 wickets in Bandaragama today. Falling behind the visitors’ first innings total of 239 by 66 runs, the home side made a strong comeback to the game by restricting the Sokians to a mere 76 runs. Requiring 143 runs in the final session of the game, the Crusaders crawled their way towards victory in the day’s final minutes.

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Sonal Awadika scored a brilliant century and Himaru Deshan captured 5 wickets in the 1st innings to keep the Crusaders in the game which eventually paved the way to this result.

Richmond’s hero opposition’s villain Sharon Abishek inspired Richmond College, Galle to yet another comprehensive win this season against St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala. The game was a low-scoring encounter with no significant performance with the bat from either side.

>>Amitha Sandeepa spins St.Anthony’s to victory

Amitha Sandeepa architected St. Anthony’s College, Wattala to another outright victory this season against St. Sylvester’s College Kandy. Amitha starred with both the ball and the bat capturing 8 wickets for the match and scoring a valuable 41 runs.

Brief Scores:

Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda 239 (55.2) Randul Samarahewa 85, Himaru Deshan 5/30, Hivin Kenula 3/41 & 76 (37.3) Akash Dewmina 3/8, Hivin Kenula 3/15, Himaru Deshan 3/29

Holy Cross College, Kalutara 173 (53.3) Sonal Awadika 100, Pathum Malitha 5/43 & 144/7 (37.2) Sanuka Cheran 45, Anuhas Seeman 21, Ishan Anuradha 6/50

Result – Holy Cross College, Kalutara won by 3 wickets

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy 97 (40.3) Adithya Waduge 28, Amitha Sandeepa 4/24, Madura Bashitha 3/17 & 84 (42.3) Adithya Waduge, Amitha Sandeepa 4/42, Kavindu Senadi 5/21

St. Anthony’s College 220 (67.3) Chamod Sandeepa 42, Amitha Sandeepa 41, Arusha Jayasinghe 5/71

Result – St. Anthony’s College, Wattala won by an innings and 39 runs

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 175 (65) Gayana Weerasinghe 67, Vinuka Galappaththi 31, Lahiru Amarasekara 9/54 & 47/7 (19.3) Yenula Dewthusa 4/18, Lahiru Amarasekara 3/23

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 350 (87.1) Rishma Amarasinghe 120, Hirun Kapurubandra 91, Yenula Dewthusa 64, Dimantha Arusha 4/124

Result – Match Drawn (St. Joseph’s College won on 1st innings)

Royal College, Colombo 234 (108.5) Rehan Peiris 72, Sineth Jayawardene 34, Dinura Senarath 30, Malith Rathnayake 5/72, Tharana Wimladarma 3/59 & 51/2 (10)

Trinity College, Kandy 301/8d (79.1) Vathila Udara 134, Viduka Dhammage 91, Ramiru Perera 3/82

Result – Match Drawn (Trinity College, Kandy won on 1st innings lead)

St. Servatius’ College, Matara 233 (54.4) Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 74, Chamarindu Nethsara 65, Kaveesha Piyumal 5/82, Thisara Ekanayake 3/56 & 250/9 (63) iniru Abeywickramasinghe 67, Viran Chamuditha 61, Kaveesha Piyumal 4/65

St. Anthony’s College, Kandy 198 (64) Thisara Ekanayake 66, Januka Rathnayake 39, Viran Chamuditha 5/62 Samiru Gimhan 3/32

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

St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala 78 (49.2) Sharon Abishek 4/10, Kaveesha Induwara 3/12 & 108 (50.3) Kushan Subasinghe 40, Sharon Abishek 6/41

Richmond College, Galle 176 (51.1) Chehan Subasinghe 50, Malsha Tharupathi 45, Kevin Nanayakkara 7/58 & 11/0 (2.3)

Result – Richmond College, Galle won by 10 wickets