Thurstan beat Maris Stella; St. Peter’s and Trinity on top

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

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

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Thurstan College, Colombo vs Maris Stella College, Negombo

The all-round brilliance of Yohan Liyanage guided Thurstan College register a 99-run victory over Maris Stella College in their traditional encounter which worked off today at Kadirana Cricket Ground in Negombo. Liyanage scored 49 runs with the bat during the first innings while claiming 9 wickets for 80 runs with the ball in the match. 

Brief scores

Thurstan College – 191 (50.4) Yohan Liyanage 49, Avishka Kaushalya 42, Ranesh Silva 26, Jayavihan Mahavithana 27, Ashen Fernando 4/20, Thilina Perera 4/52 & 161 (40.4) Sanuth Nandinu 59, Bawantha Jayasinghe 28, Thilina Perera 5/69, Ashen Fernando 4/41 

Maris Stella College – 157 (48.4) Kaveen Fernando 72, Shehan Adithya 29, Yohan Liyanage 4/47, Vihas Theumika 3/30, Punthila Samankumara 2/45 & 96 (30.3) Naveen Fernando 34, Yohan Liyanage 5/33, Punthila Samankumara 3/26, Vihas Theumika 2/29 

The result – Thurstan College won by 99 runs 

Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda  

The left-arm spinner Lohan Aroshana’s brilliant bowling spell helped Dharmasoka College register a comprehensive win over Prince of Wales College in their Group B encounter which worked off today at Galle International Cricket Stadium. Aroshana picked up 7 wickets in each innings taking his match tally into 14 wickets for 68 runs. 

Brief scores

Prince of Wales College – 89 (31.2) Tharindu Amarasinghe 35, Lohan Aroshana 7/19, Chanaka Jananga 2/23 & 115 (36.1) Vinuja Rampul 38, Naduka Fernando 31, Lohan Aroshana 7/49, Maneesha Rasnika 3/51 

Dharmasoka College – 127 (38.5) Chamindu Dilshan 20, Sachindu Malshan 31, Lohan Aroshana 28, Ravindu Janith 5/25, Naduka Fernando 2/16, Kavinda De Mel 2/37 & 78/1 (16.2) Chamindu Dilshan 38*, Chameen Sanula 36* 

The result – Dharmasoka College won by 9 wickets 

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Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya vs Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa

The Group B encounter between Moratu Maha Vidyalaya and Dharmapala College ended in a draw today at Moratu Maha Vidyalaya Grounds in Moratuwa. The hosts managed to take honors in the drawn encounter thanks to the performances of Eran Hansamal and Madushan Dilakshana. 

Brief scores

Dharmapala College – 113 (51.1) Navindu Naveen 30, Nadeesh Bandara 28, Eran Hansamal 3/16, Maheeth Methdinu 3/22, Dilan Tharaka 2/18 & 178/7 (64) Nadeesh Bandara 55, Rashmika Jayakodi 33*, Vihanga Gunarathne 25*, Navindu Naveen 23, Eran Hansamal 3/62, Vishwa Didulana 2/46

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya – 146 (73.2) Madushan Dilakshana 70, Chamalka Pushpakumara 20, Vihanga Gunarathne 5/59 

Result – Match Drawn (Moratu Maha Vidyalaya won first innings points)

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St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 

The left-arm spinner Ruvin Senevirathne who picked up a 5-wicket haul put St. Peter’s College on top in day one against St. Sebastian’s College in their traditional encounter which commenced today at St. Sebastian’s College Grounds in Moratuwa. 

Brief scores

St. Peter’s College – 242 (55.4) Shannon Fernando 69, Bhanuka De Silva 37, Wanuja Kumara 35, Nipunaka Fonseka 21, Kalana Sandeep 5/64, Supun Fernando 4/53 

St. Sebastian’s College – 95/8 (38.2) Nilash Perera 22, Nisitha Abilash 21, Yashan Avishka 20, Ruvin Senevirathna 5/18, Vinuda Liyanage 2/22 

Stumps – Day 01

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

St. Joseph’s College showed a dominant batting display posting a mammoth 323 runs against Royal College in their Group A encounter which commenced today at Royal College Grounds in Colombo. The 16-year old batting sensation Shevon Daniel missed a well deserved century by just 1 run as he made a brilliant 99 runs for the visitors. 

Brief scores

St. Joseph’s College – 323/8d (65.5) Shevon Daniel 99, Dineth Jayakody 67, Sheran Fonseka 62, Lakshan Gamage 47, Prashan Kalhara 3/78, Gishan Balasooriya 3/102 

 Royal College – 85/1 (26.4) Kawshan Kulasooriya 50, Isiwara Dissanayaka 29* 

Stumps – Day 01 

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Mahinda College, Galle vs D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 

The Group A encounter between Mahinda College and D.S. Senanayake College commenced today at SLAOC International Cricket Stadium in Dombagoda. After being put in to bat, Mahinda College posted 240 runs for 6 wickets at the close of play on day one. 

Brief scores

Mahinda College – 240/6 (92.4) Sadew Induwara 51, Kaveesha Malliyawadu 47, Rashmika Madushanka 42*, Kaushitha Kodithuwakku 27, Shakya Sampath 25, Sasika Chandira 2/51 

Stumps – Day 01 


Trinity College, Kandy vs Zahira College, Colombo 

Trinity College dominated the first day’s play against Zahira College in their Group D encounter which commenced today at Zahira College Grounds in Colombo. Abhishek Anandakumar was the standout player of the day as he shone with both bat and ball for the visitors. 

Brief scores

Trinity College – 235 (46.1) Abhishek Anandakumar 78, Shane Gunathilaka 40, Umair Raizan 32, Pasan Ganegoda 24, Imthiyas Slasa 4/104, Mohomad Mahdhi 3/33, Ishan Ruhaim 2/45

Zahira College – 115 (46.3) Mohomad Mahdhi 22, Abhishek Anandakumar 5/34 & 12/1 (7)  

Stumps – Day 01 

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St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs St. Anthony’s College, Kandy  

The bowlers from both sides dominated the Group B encounter between St. Anne’s College and St. Anthony’s College which commenced today at St. Anthony’s College Grounds in Kandy. Nimnaka Jayathilaka (4/21), Kavindu Ekanayaka (4/13) and Sasith Hirudika (3/41) were the star performers with the ball.  

Brief scores

St. Anne’s College – 106 (33) Kavindu Ekanayaka 29, Kavindu Ranasinghe 27*, Dilhara Deshabandu 20, Nimnaka Jayathilaka 4/21, Sasith Hirudika 3/41 & 31/1 (16) Dilhara Deshabandu 29* 

St. Anthony’s College – 154 (38.3) Prabath Sachin 31, Asitha Wanninayaka 36, Mohommed Kamil 26, Gihan Ebert 20, Kavindu Ekanayaka 4/13, Shevon Nimantha 2/16 

Stumps – Day 01