Maris Stella & Isipathana register wins; Dimath Abeysinghe claims 10-fer

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

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Maris Stella College, Negombo, registered an 8-wicket win over Royal College, Colombo, in their Tier A encounter of the U19 Division 1 Inter-Schools Two Day Tournament 2023/24 worked off today (26th January) at Kadiran Grounds.  

Lavin Fernando and Ameesha Fernando were the chief architects of Maris Stella’s dominant win. Lavin stroked a brilliant century while Ameesha impressed with the ball, picking up 9 wickets for 67 runs.  

Isipathana College recorded an innings win over Moratu Maha Vidyalaya in their Tier B encounter worked off today at Moratuwa. Kevin Samuel’s all-round show and Dasith Senal’s match-winning bowling performance were the key highlights of Isipathana’s crushing win.  

Samuel shone with the bat, scoring 99 runs while picking up 4 wickets with the ball (3/17 & 1/13), and Senal grabbed 7 wickets for 64 runs in the match for Isipathana College.  

The traditional encounter between Thurstan College and Maliyadeva College ended in a draw today at Kurunegala. Dimath Abeysinghe of Maliyadeva College stole the limelight in the drawn encounter, scalping a match bag of 10 wickets for 155 runs.  

Meanwhile, Halangoda-Atapattu’s 5th annual cricket encounter between S. Thomas’ College and Ananda College commenced today at Mount Lavinia. Having won the toss, Thomian skipper Mahith Perera opted to bat first and posted 301 runs for 9 wickets before declaring their innings. 

Nathan Caldera and Kavindu Dias starred with the bat for the host’s vital half-centuries. Kaveesha Mendis was the pick of the bowlers for the visitors as he bagged 4 wickets for 79 runs. Ananda College were 42/2 at the close of play on Day 1. 

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Brief Scores 

Royal College Colombo – 171 (60) Rehan Peiris 57, Anick Fernando 52, Ameesha Fernando 4/34, Oshadha Gimhana 2/33, Nilesh Perera 2/35 & 112 (56.1) Ramiru Perera 35, Ameesha Fernando 5/33, Hasindu Perera 4/50 

Maris Stella College Negombo – 242 (65.3) Levin Fernando 132, Yohan Aloka 34, Shafni Deen, Ranuka Malaviarachchi 3/49, Ovina Ambanpola 3/13 & 42/2 (8.4) Levin Fernando 22 

Result – Maris Stella College won by 8 wickets  


Moratu Maha Vidyalaya – 148 (42) Kanchana Nimshan 52*, Lakindu Yahampath 29, Mahith Appuhami 27, Isuru Fernando 27, Dasith Senal 4/41, Kevin Samuel 3/17, Sithuka Gunawardene 2/52 & 100 (30.3) Sithuka Gunawardene 4/36, Dasith Senal 3/23, Tharushka Ashel 2/19 

Isipathana College Colombo – 281 (80.1) Kevin Samuel 99, Ranmith Dinuwara 50, Tharushka Ashel 45, Sithuka Gunawardene 20, Nishitha Fernando 3/53, Mahith Appuhami 2/45, Isuru Fernando 2/63 

Result – Isipathana College won by an innings & 33 runs  


Thurstan College Colombo – 215 (56.4) Tanuja Rajapskse 36, Shanikya Deshapriya 34, Rachintha De Silva 27, Dinal Induwara 25, Vishwa Dhananjaya 23, Yovun Silpa 23, Dimath Abeysinghe 6/63 & 287/9 (71) Tanuja Rajapakse 85, Navindu Fernando 82, Shanikya Deshapriya 52, Dimath Abeysinghe 4/92, Thaveesha Balasooriya 3/109 

Maliyadeva College Kurunegala – 246 (75.4) Dimantha Nisanka 55, Gayana Weerasinghe 40, Chandupa Abeysinghe 32, Pahasara Bandara 29, Vinuka Galappaththi 22, Thanuga Palihawdana 5/88, Talisha Nanayakkara 4/58 

Result – Match Drawn 


S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia – 301/9d (79.3) Nathan Caldera 68, Kavindu Dias 50*, Thisen Eheliyagoda 41, Sadev Soysa 38, Mithila Charles 28, Mahith Perera 27, Kaveesha Mendis 4/79, Ashinsa Nainayake 3/51, Kithma Withanapathirana 2/64

Ananda College, Colombo – 42/2 (16) 

Stumps – Day 1