The Limited Over Pre-Quarter Final between Mahinda College and St. Thomas’ College and three traditional encounters of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today across the island.
St. Thomas’ College, Matara vs Mahinda College, Galle
Mahinda College managed to qualify for the Quarter Finals of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Limited Over Cricket Tournament as they defeated St. Thomas’ College today at Uyanwattha Stadium in Matara. After winning the toss, St. Thomas’ College chose to bat first but posted only 106 runs in 31.2 overs.
The left-arm spinner Kushan Madusha and Kavindu Lakshan excelled with the ball taking 3 scalps each for Mahinda College. Chasing 107 runs to win, the visitors lost quick wickets but the experienced left-hander Navod Paranavithana (69) stood calm and guided his side to victory in 22.4 overs.
St. Thomas College – 106 (31.2) Hirantha Lakshan 39, Kushan Madusha 3/24, Kavindu Lakshan 3/24
Mahinda College – 109/5 (22.4) Navod Paranavithana 69, Sathira Theekshana 3/16
Result – Mahinda College won by 5 wickets & qualified to Quarter Finals
S. Thomas qualify for Limited Over Pre-Quarter Finals
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala vs Richmond College, Galle
Sri Lanka U19 capped Amshi De Silva and Dilum Sudeera starred with the ball as Richmond College comprehensively defeated Maliyadeva College in their traditional encounter which ended today at Welagedara Stadium in Kurunegala.
Maliyadeva College – 77 (29.5) Muditha Premadasa 45*, Amshi De Silva 5/23, Dilum Sudeera 3/14, Kavindu Nirmana 2/16 & 81 (52.3) Amesh Thennakoon 21, Gayana Weerasinghe 21, Dilum Sudeera 5/25, Sugeeth Nimnada 4/14
Richmond College – 158 (55.4) Thaveesha Kahaduwaarachchi 43, Dimuth Sandaruwan 29, Sakindu Wijerathne 4/29, Brayan Karunanayake 2/22& 4/0 (0.3)
Result – Richmond College won by 10 wickets
St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs St. Anthony’s College, Wattala
The traditional encounter between St. Anne’s College and St. Anthony’s College ended in a draw today at St. Anne’s College Grounds in Kurunegala. The hosts managed to take major honors in the drawn encounter thanks to the performances of Muizz Rafeel (83) and Manaan Muzammil (4/65).
St. Anne’s College – 184 (78) Muizz Rafeel 83, Trimalsha Silva 55, Dinuk Vishal 2/09, Kaveesha Dulanjana 4/28 & 135/8 (43) Muizz Rafeel 47*, Dinuk Vishal 3/19
St. Anthony’s College – 147 (68) Romesh Suranga 59, Dinuk Vishal 20, Manaan Muzammil 4/65, Kavindu Ranasinghe 3/32, Pasindu Tennakoon 2/13
Result – Match Drawn
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St. Anthony’s College, Kandy vs St. Benedict’s College, Colombo
The traditional encounter between St. Anthony’s College and St. Benedict’s College ended in a draw yesterday (07th March) at St. Benedict’s College Grounds in Colombo. Prabath Sachin stroked a brilliant century for the visitors but it was the hosts who dominated the contest as they shone with both bat and ball.
St. Anthony’s College – 242 (76) Prabath Sachin 107, Lasitha Werallagama 81, Malinda Perera 5/82, Akindu Karunarathne 3/48 & 71/1 (11.3) Chamindu Wickramasinghe 45, Gihan Ebert 25
St. Benedict’s College – 307/9d (97.5) Shehan Fernando 67, Pasan Suwahas 60, Ashen De Soysa 45 Vihanga Ruwanara 44, Hasindu Kavirathne 35, Gihan Ebert 4/93, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 2/80
Result – Match Drawn
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