Kaveen Rukshan Shines with a Match-Winning Five-Wicket Haul

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

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U19 Division 1 Schools Cricket

Three games in the U19 Division I schools cricket tournament came to a close across the island, Mahinda College, Galle recorded the only outright win of the day.

Mahinda College, Galle off spinner Kaveen Rukshan picked up 5 wickets in the 2nd innings of St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya to seal the victory for the Mahindians. A game where the ball dominated both the days,  Mahinda College’s Arosha Udayanga was the only batter who surpassed the 40 run mark.

Richmond College, Galle displayed a dominant batting performance against Trinity College, Kandy at Katunayake, where Richmond College  bagged the 1st innings points comfortably. Thamindu Pradeeptha led the batting for Richmond with a quality 82 runs. 

Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda, fell short of an outright win against St. Aloysius College, Galle, due to fading light. Despite suffering a disappointing defeat in their previous game, the Shoikians displayed notable improvement in this encounter. 

Brief Scores: 

Mahinda College, Galle 89 (38.5) Pramesh Madhubashana 27, Nimna Fernando 5/35 & 186 (51) Arosha Udayanga 45, Deneth Kaushalya 32, Tharusha Dilshan 31, Maheesha Sithum 6/26

St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya 75 (26.1) Sadew Nethmina 4/36 & 101 (38.2) Hasith Kavinda 33, Kaveen Rukshan 5/30, Arosha Udayanga 3/6, 

Result – Mahinda College, Galle won by 99 runs

Trinity College, Kandy 196 (73.5) Dimantha Mahavithana 50, Supun Waduge 39, Shihath Ramanayake 3/31, Yuri Koththigoda 2/19 & 39/2 (23)

Richmond College, Galle 311/8d (96.2) Thamindu Pradeeptha 82, Chehan Subasinghe 57, Nikil Jayaweera 46, Malith Rathnayake 4/107, Dinuka Tennakoon 2/64

Result – Match Drawn (Richmond College, Galle won on 1st innings lead)

Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda 183 (55.4) Chanuka De Silva 49, Akash Mendis 33, Dulsath Nimviru 5/62 & 169 (74.4) Randul Samarahewa 28, Chanuka De Silva 25, Dulsath Nimviru 6/58

St. Aloysius College, Galle 170 (55.1) Deneth Dewminda 56, Sevitha Dulmal 26, Ishan Anuradha 3/29, Pathum Malitha 3/60 & 22/1

Result – Match Drawn (Dharmashoka College, Ambalangoda won on 1st innings lead)