Abishek Anandakumara spins Trinity to victory; Joes beat Wesley

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Nine matches in the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today across the island.    

Trinity College, Kandy vs Lumbini College, Colombo  

The off spinner Abishek Anandakumara took a match bag of 12 wickets as Trinity College registered a comprehensive innings victory over Lumbini College in their Group D encounter which was worked off today at the Asgiriya International Cricket Stadium in Kandy.  

Brief scores

Trinity College – 281/5d (62) Umair Raizan 103, Shane Gunathilaka 111, Ravindu Rasanka 2/48

Lumbini College – 108 (45.2) Sohan Dilshan 34, Shavinda Prabashana 22, Abishek Anandakumara 6/39 & 105 (24.5) Ushan Nimesha 26*, Sahan Kaushalya 21, Ruvin Peiris 2/27, Abishek Anandakumara 8/54  

Result – Trinity College won by an innings & 68 runs 


Wesley College, Colombo vs St. Joseph’s College, Colombo  

The left arm spinner Miranga Wickramage shone with the ball taking a match bag of 10 wickets as St. Joseph’s College registered a comprehensive innings victory over Wesley College in their traditional encounter which was worked off today at St. Joseph’s College Grounds in Colombo. 

Ananda, S. Thomas’, Trinity & St. Joseph’s take Upper Hand

Brief scores

Wesley College – 117 (53.2) Tilshan Senanyaka 47, Dunith Wellalage 5/45, Miranga Wickramage 3/25 & 130 (54.4) Debuwan Mendis 60, Semila Liyanage 26, Miranga Wickramage 7/62, Shalinda Senevirathne 2/37

St. Joseph’s College – 309/4d (70) Dineth Jayakodi 101, Johanne De Zilva 79, Dunith Wellalage 72*, Semila Liyanage 2/59 

Result – St. Joseph’s College won by an innings & 62 runs 


Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda vs Richmond College, Galle

Richmond College took honors in their traditional encounter against Dharmasoka College which ended in a draw today at the MRICS in Hambantota. Sri Lanka U19 cap, Sandun Mendis shone with both bat and ball, scoring a half-ton and taking 4 scalps with the ball. 

Brief scores

Dharmasoka College – 96 (42.2) Lohan De Soysa 46, Sasindu Malshan 22, Kavindu Nirmana 5/34, Kalpa Nethsara 3/17, Sandun Mendis 2/17 & 174 (58.2) Lohan De Soysa 62, Chamindu Dilshan 31, Sugeeth Nimnada 4/33, Kavindu Nirmana 3/43, Sandun Mendis 2/50 

Richmond College – 168 (62) Sandun Mendis 84, Banuka Manohara 34, A M Rashmika 5/38, Naveen Rasanga 3/52 & 82/5 (13) Kavindu Nirmana 20, A M Rashmika 2/26, Lohan De Soysa 2/19

Result – Match Drawn 


S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs St. Benedict’s College, Colombo  

S. Thomas’ College completely dominated the drawn traditional encounter against St. Benedict’s College which was worked off today at St. Benedict’s College Grounds in Colombo. Ryan Fernando (114), Umayanga Suwaris (103), Dilmin Rathnayaka (96) and Yasiru Rodrigo (7/40) performed exceptionally well for the visitors. 

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Brief scores

S. Thomas College – 326/8d (94.5) Ryan Fernando 114, Umayanga Suwaris 103, Maneesha Rupasinghe 65, Vihanga Ruwanara 2/45, Hasindu Kavirathna 2/96 & 154/2 (28.1) Dilmin Rathnayaka 96, Kishan Munasinghe 24, Thevin Eriyagama 24* 

St. Benedict’s College – 172 (56.5) Pasan Suwahas 42, Kaviru Perera 42, Thenuka Nandalal 24, Yasiru Rodrigo 7/40, Thevin Eriyagama 2/37 

Result – Match Drawn 


Ananda College, Colombo vs St. Peter’s College, Colombo  

Ananda College managed to take honors in the drawn traditional encounter against St. Peter’s College which ended today at St. Peter’s College Grounds in Colombo. Kalana Wijesiri (137*) and Isuru Ayesh (5/45) were the star performers for the visitors. 

Brief scores

Ananda College – 298 (96.2) Kalana Wijesiri 137*, Kanishka Ranthilakage 48, Nethma Karunarathne 33, Hansaja Jayasinghe 24, Ruvin Senevirathne 5/66, Trishen Wickramasinghe 2/53 & 90/8 (30) Kanishka Ranthilakage 44, Kanishka Maduwantha 2/27, Ruvin Senevirathna 2/22, Danal Hemananda 2/13

St. Peter’s College – 161 (61.4) Danal Hemananda 30, Ruvin Senevirathna 24, Lahiru Chethaka 21, Shanon Fernando 20, Isuru Ayesh 5/45, Deneth Nissanka 2/36  

Result – Match Drawn 


St. Servatius College, Matara vs Nalanda College, Colombo  

Nalanda College managed to take the upper hand on day one in their Group C encounter against St. Servatius College which commenced today at the Nalanda College Grounds in Colombo. Dineth Samaraweera and Mahima Weerakoon excelled with the ball, taking 4 wickets each for the hosts. 

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Brief scores

St. Servatius College – 149 (55.4) Naveen Sahith 42, Dinuja Nilanduwa 30, Dineth Samaraweera 4/23, Mahima Weerakoon 4/30 

Nalanda College – 111/3 (38) Rashan Dissanayake 36, Ranindu De Silva 33, Avishka Perera 23, Damindu Sankalpa 2/24 

Stumps – Day 01 


St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs St. Aloysius College, Galle

Lasith Warnakulasooriya (92) and Dulmina Dasun (4/36) were the star performers of the traditional encounter between St. Anne’s College and St. Aloysius College which commenced today at St. Anne’s College Grounds in Kurunegala. 

Brief scores

St. Anne’s College – 157 (74.5) Lasith Warnakulasooriya 92, Dulmina Dasun 4/36, Sandun Madushanka 3/55

St. Aloysius College – 49/5 (18) Omal Sadith 26, Kavindu Ranasinghe 2/04, Thimalsha Silva 2/12

Stumps – Day 01 


St. Thomas’ College, Matara vs Vidyartha College, Kandy

Hirusha Jeewadith’s half-ton and Adithya Kalalpitiya’s 3-wicket haul were the highlights of the first day’s play in the traditional encounter between St. Thomas’ College and Vidyartha College which commenced today at Matara. 

Muditha Premadasa strokes 197; Nimnaka Jayathilaka takes 13

Brief scores

St. Thomas College – 239 (66.4) Hirusha Jeewadith 78, Hasintha Ranasinghe 45, Sachira Rashmika 43, Nipun Samarasinghe 25, Adithya Kalalpitiya 3/85, Anjula Rathnasiri 2/35, Medunaka Vijethilake 2/45

Vidyartha College – 41/2 (28) Kasun Karunathilaka 22 

Stumps – Day 01 


Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy

The all-round brilliance of Niraj Kavishka stood out in the Group B encounter between Moratu Maha Vidyalaya and Dharmaraja College which commenced today at Moratuwa. 

Brief scores

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya – 171 (55.1) Niraj Kavishka 91, Chamindu Ravishan 33, Virajith Ahelepola 4/48, Upendra Wanrnakulasooriya 3/39

Dharmaraja College – 18/3 (14.2) 

Stumps – Day 01