Kavindu and Prashan star as Royal almost snatch victory

Under 19 Schools Cricket 2020/21

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Kavindu and Prashan star

Four traditional encounters of the Schools U19 Cricket Tournament ended in draws today at Colombo and Kandy. 

Royal College completely dominated in their traditional encounter against Ananda College as they almost clinched an innings win in the drawn match worked off today at Colombo. 

The left-hander Kavindu Pathirathna who remained unbeaten on 87 runs at the end of the first day’s play yesterday, went on to score his well-compiled century for Royal College. Ananda College had a poor outing with the bat today as they bowled out for just 88 runs in the first innings, and after being asked to follow on, they made 169 for 9.

The off-spinner Prashan Kalhara of Royal College starred with the ball, taking a match bag of 7 wickets for 71 runs. 

Trinity College managed to take major honors in the drawn traditional encounter against Wesley College which worked off today at Kandy. After posting a modest total of 220 on the board, they managed to restrict the visitors for 185 runs in their first innings.  Dinuka Thennakoon (4/39), Abhishek Anandakumar (3/50) and Pasan Kularathne (2/19) shared 9 wickets among them.  

The traditional encounter between Zahira College and St. Benedict’s College also ended in a draw today at Kotahena, with the visitors claiming first innings honors.  Pasan Suwahas of St. Benedict’s College excelled with the bat, scoring a century, but the rest of the batsmen could not impress as they were bundled out for 185 runs in reply to the visitors’ first innings score of 300.

St. Peter’s College took the upper hand against Thurstan College in their drawn traditional encounter, which worked off today at Thurstan College Grounds. The left-arm seamer Danal Hemananda was the star performer of the day as he took 5 wickets for 58 runs, restricting the hosts for 189 runs. 

Traditional Matches 

  • Venue – Ananda College Grounds, Colombo  
  • Toss – Royal College 

Royal College 386/6d (101) Kavindu Pathirathna 100*, Dasis Manchanayaka 67, Nethin Panapitiya 63*, Isiwara Dissanayaka 40, Prashan Kalhara 34, Ashen Gamage 24, Ahan Wickramasingha 21, Resandu Thilakarathna 20, Maoshada Fernando 3/63, Isuru Ayesh 2/70 

Ananda College 88 (35.4) Saviru Bandara 42, Maoshada Fernando 20, Uthum Dissanayaka 4/22, Dan Poddiwela 3/27, Prashan Kalhara 2/25 169/9 (52) Saviru Bandara 66*, Nushal Dharmarathna 45, Prashan Kalhara 5/46, Uthum Dissanayaka 3/67

Result – Match Drawn 

  • Venue – Asgiriya International Cricket Stadium, Kandy   
  • Toss – Trinity College 

Trinity College 220 (72.5) Ranuda Somarathna 53, Umair Raizan 41, Pasan Ganegoda 28, Matheesha Pathirana 27, Akram Muthalib 23, Pawan Pathiraja 20, Thenuka Perera 5/48, Rakith Fernando 3/20 & 15/2 (3) 

Wesley College 185 (66.2) Kushan Chamalka 80, Semila Liyanage 31, Dinuka Thennakoon 4/39, Abhishek Anandakumar 3/50, Pasan Kularathne 2/19 

Result – Match Drawn 

  • Venue – St. Benedict’s College Grounds, Colombo  
  • Toss – Zahira College 

Zahira College 300/9d (99.3) Zaidh Naleem 55, Venket 45, Sameer Majeed 43, Mohamed Ruhaim 44, Chamod Lakshan 28, Akindu Karunarathna 4/56, Hasindu Kavirathne 2/23 & 80/6 (27) Isuru Lakshan 2/19, Hasindu Kavirathne 2/21 

St. Benedict’s College 185 (57.4) Pasan Suwahas 102*, Thenuka Nandalal 24, Mohamed Ruhaim 4/44, Chamod Lakshan 2/06, Venket 2/17   

Result – Match Drawn 

  • Venue – Thurstan College Grounds, Colombo  
  • Toss – Thurstan College 

St. Peter’s College 277/5d (77.2) Shanuka Galagoda 63, Nimuthu Gunawardhana 55*, Shenal Boteju 46, Niman Umesh 44, Esadu Gamage 31, Nipun Fonseka 26, Dhananja Silva 2/27 & 167/7 (44) Nimathu Gunawardhana 50*, Vinoda Liyanage 30, Ranga Rasanka 2/25, Punthila Kumara 2/61 

Thurstan College 189 (60.4) Ramesh Silva 66, Vihanga Jayanama 49, Danal Hemananda 5/58, Monil Silva 3/32 

Result – Match Drawn