Nikil Jayaweera puts Richmond in a commanding position at the end of Day 2

U19 Division I schools cricket tournament

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U19 Division I schools cricket tournament

Trinity College, Kandy and Richmond College, Galle resumed their battle in the U19 Division I Schools Cricket Tournament Tier ‘A’ Final for Day 2, while Royal College met Wesley College today (9th April) in their relegation game at Nalanda College grounds.

On Day 2, Richmond College resumed their innings with the overnight score of 14 for no loss. The Richmond openers took a positive approach, looking to pounce on anything loose from the Trininty bowlers.

>>Dimantha and Sharon steal the headlines on day 1

Opening batter Nikil Jayaweera stood tall for the Richmondites by scoring a classy 139 runs comprising 13 boundaries and a six. Shehan De Zoysa, batting at number 6, played second fiddle to Nikil as he scored a solid knock of 50 ruins to help Richmond go past the Trinity first innings score.

Richmond College ended their innings with a massive 304 runs on the board. Tharana Wimaladharma topped the bowling charts for Trinity College by picking up 4 wickets. At stumps for Day 2, Trinity College were 38 for the loss of one wicket.

>>Thamindu Pradeeptha produced the innings of his lifetime

At Nalanda College grounds, Wesley College managed to put on a competitive score of 276 in their first innings. Lithum Senuja Jethon Wyman scored half centuries for Wesley, leaving the Royal bowlers begging for wickets. Royal College were 69 for the loss of one wicket at stumps, with Ovina Ambanpola and Hirun Matheesha at the crease.

Brief Scores ;

Trinity College, Kandy 228 (89.2) Dimantha Mahavithana 54,  Supun Waduge 40, Viduka Dhammage 31, Sharon Abishek 4/71, Sihath Ramanayake 3/38, Kaveesha Induwara 2/46 & 38/1 (10)

 

Richmond College, Galle Richmond College, Galle 304 (89.1) Nikil Jayaweera 139, Shehan De Zoysa 50, Seneth Sisan 39, Tharana Wimaladarma 4/82, Supun Waduge 2/16

 

Stumps – Day 2

Wesley College, Colombo 276 (85.4) Lithum Senuja 76, Jethon Wyman 50, Linal Subasinghe 36, Yenula Bandara 3/60, Nethwin Dharmaratne 2/27, Ramiru Perera 2/44

 

Royal College, Colombo 69/1 (12) Hirun Matheesha 31*, Ovina Ambanpola 27*

 

Stumps – Day 1