Joes hammer Sebs through to the final

Singer Under 19 ‘Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2018/19


St. Joseph’s College dominated the second semifinal of the Singer Under 19 ‘Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2018/19  which concluded today at Royal College grounds in Colombo.

Read here Day 1 Report

They won the first innings of the 2-day match played against St. Sebastian’s College and sealed the spot in the finals.

The Josephians started the day already in a strong position, 415 for 8 on the back of 3 half centuries and a commanding knock of 116 by Dineth Jayakody.

Dineth Jayakody’s 73 in the 122nd Royal-St. Joseph’s encounter

Sebastianite bowlers let only 18 runs slip through today before wrapping up the St. Joseph’s innings for 433.

Chasing a mammoth first innings score, St. Sebastian’s top order couldn’t make a perfect start in replay, as right arm fast bowler Johanne De Zilva made sure the opposition were 22 for 3, being responsible for all 3 wickets, including the danger man- Nuwanidu Fernando; St. Sebastian’s skipper.

After that it was all a Dunith Wellalage show as the left arm spinner picked up the remaining 7 wickets, restricting the opposition to just 85 runs.

Video – අවුරුදු 15දී ජාතික කණ්ඩායමට එන්න හදන “දුනිත් වෙල්ලාලගේ”

Wellalage conceded only 22 runs while taking those 7 wickets.

Both teams agreed to conclude the match after that and St. Joseph’s won first innings points & qualified to the finals.

They will meet the strong S. Thomas’ College team in the finals which will be played on 11th & 12th April at Royal College grounds.

Watch live action on, Dialog Television Channel No.77 and MyTV.

S. Thomas’ College vs St. Joseph’s College | Singer U19 Division 1 Two Day Tournament – Final

Brief Scores

St. Joseph’s College – 433 (107.5) | Dineth Jayakodi 116, Lakshan Gamage 79, Dunith Wellalage 62, Johan de Zilva 59, Yesith Rupasingha 26, Dinal Anurada 26, Ashean Daniel 22*, Vinuja Ranasinghe 4/118, Praveen Cooray 2/42, Nuwanindu Fernando 2/78

St. Sebastians College – 85 (34.4) | Dunith Jayathunga 28, Lahiru Fernando 23, Dunith Wellalage 7/22, Johanne De Zilva 3/18


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