D. S. beat St. Servatius’; Ramiru & Kavindu produce all-round brilliance

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

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

D.S. Senanayake College secured a 7-wicket win today in their Tier ‘A’ 2-day game against St. Servatius’ College, Matara while another three matches of the U19 Schools 2-day tournament ended as drawn encounters.

After being behind 108 runs in the first innings, St. Servatius’ were bowled out for 173, setting a target of 66 to win for D. S. Senanayake as they chased it down after losing 3 wickets. Chenuka Randula was the star with the ball in the second innings with a 5-wicket haul, while Randisha Bandaranayake produced a good all-round performance for the winning side.

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Royal College took first innings points in the drawn Tier ‘A’ match against St. Benedict’s College with the Skipper Ramiru Perera shining with both bat and ball. Perera bagged 12 wickets in the match which included a 5-fer and a 7-fer in two innings while compiling a fifty in the second innings, but Royal fell just one wicket short by bowling out the opponents when the match ended in a draw.

Kavindu Kesara’s brilliant all-round show led St. Aloysius’ College to secure first innings points in their drawn Tier ‘B’ encounter against Thurstan College. Kesara got a stunning 7-wicket haul and followed up with a half-century and another fifer in the second innings.

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St. Peter’s College claimed first innings points in another low-scoring Tier ‘B’ match against Lumbini College, despite the opposite Captain Shahan Kaushalya’s superb all-round effort. Kaushalya bagged 8 wickets in the match with a fifer in the second innings before stroking a valuable half-century when his side were chasing 181 to win.

Brief Scores:

St. Servatius’ College, Matara 108 (31.3) Viran Chamuditha 40, Randisha Bandaranayake 3/26, Akmal Fazly 2/19 & 173 (52.3) Chamarindu Nethsara 84, Chenuka Randula 5/41, Akmal Fazly 3/48

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 216 (62.5) Randisha Bandaranayake 43, Pesandu Weerasinghe 32, Viran Chamuditha 3/54, Samiru Gimhan 3/61 & 66/3 (13.4) Malitha Perera 36*, Gaviru Senhas 20

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo won by 7 wickets.

Royal College, Colombo 183 (48.4) Yasidu Dissanayake 65, Mevan Dissanayake 5/56, Manikya Deshapriya 2/31 & 251/5d (64) Ramiru Perera 77, Yasidu Dissanayake 68, Mevan Dissanayake 3/108

St. Benedicts College, Colombo 178 (47.2 Ov) Janindu Nandasena 61, Ramiru Perera 55, Anik Rayan 4/39 & 128/9 (40) Samidu Peiris 28, Ramiru Perera 7/52

Match Drawn (Royal College, Colombo won 1st innings points)

Thurstan College, Colombo 136 (46.4) Thanuja Rajapaksa 43, Kavindu Kesara 7/25, Vidura Lakshan 2/18 & 170 (76.2) Thanuja Rajapaksa 56, Kavindu Kesara 5/49, Dulsath Nimviru 2/37

St. Aloysius College, Galle 179 (61) Kavindu Kesara 56, Rachintha De Silva 5/36, Sethru Fernando 2/30 & 37/0 (5)

Match Drawn (St. Aloysius’ College, Galle won 1st innings points)

St. Peter’s College, Colombo 179 (61.5) Chamindu Perera 69, Asadisa De Silva 47, Praveen Maneesha 4/48, Shahan Kaushalya 3/24 & 170 (52.4) Asadisa De Silva 45, Shahan Kaushalya 5/53, Ushan Sathsara 4/51

Lumbini College, Colombo 168 (51.3) Nabeel Rajudeen 56, Shannon Rodrigo 4/47, Rithil Suraweera 2/8 & 123/8 (32) Shahan Kaushalya 64, Lashmika Perera 3/37, Shannon Rodrigo 3/38

Match Drawn (St. Peters College, Colombo won 1st innings points)

Prince of Wales’ College, Moratuwa 111 (45.5) Oshan Maneesha 36, Rivith Jayasooriya 25, Kaveesha Induwara 5/48, Sharon Abhishek 2/30 & 220/4 (71) Oshan Maneesha 73, Suwas Fernando 46, Suwas Ranawana 33, Rivith Jayasooriya 24, Pasan Cooray 24, Malith De Silva 2/31

Richmond College, Galle 262/8d (82.3) Shehan De Zoysa 119, Kaveesha Induwara 64, Thamindu Pradeeptha 31, Seneth Sihan 21, Rasindu Fernando 2/27, Rivith Jayasooriya 2/60

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

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 148 (55.3) Shefan Fernando 34*, Adesh Almeida 31, Vimath Dinsara 26, Ushen Silva 25, Kaveesha Piyumal 4/51, Charuka Ekanayake 3/29 & 63 (25.3) Nadeesha Fernando 20, Kaveesha Piyumal 6/20, Charuka Ekanayake 4/21

St. Anthony’s College Katugastota – 136 (41) Janith Rathnasiri 42, Thisara Ekanayake 31, Kevan Ramika 25, Malintha Silva 5/19, Manuja Chanthuka 3/47 & 78/4 (18) Thisara Ekanayake 30, Janith Rathnasiri 25, Manuja Chanthuka 2/22

Result – St. Anthony’s College won by 6 wickets