Shalinda Senevirathne takes 9; Suwath Mendis shines for Cambrians

Under 19 ‘Division I’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19

Under 19 ‘Division I’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19

Three matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division I’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island.

Bhagya Dissanayake smashes 88, Shalinda Senevirathne takes 6 fer

Five matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division I’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19..

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

The traditional fixture between Royal College and St. Joseph’s College ended in a draw today at St. Joseph’s College Grounds. The hosts’ overnight batsmen Johanne de Zilva and Sheron Fonseka resumed the innings at 36 runs but the former was dismissed for 20 runs in the second over of the day. The number three batsman Shevon Daniel was caught behind in the very next over for nought.

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At 44 for 2, Dineth Jayakody and Sheron Fonseka met at the crease and built a 65-run partnership for the third wicket before the latter was dismissed for 53 runs in the 25th over. Dineth Jayakody top scored for Joes with a knock of 73 runs including 10 fours and 3 sixes. After their dismissals, there were no significant contributions with the bat made by the lower order as the hosts declared the innings at 240 runs for 8 wickets.

The Royal College batsmen got off to a poor start in the second innings as they lost three wickets for just 8 runs within the first 8 overs. However, in-form batsman Pasindu Sooriyabandara (47) and Kavindu Pathirathne (42) showed great resistance with the bat until the close of play in day two. Left arm spinner Shalinda Senevirathne who starred in the first innings with a 6-wicket haul, picked up another 3 wickets for 45 runs in 16 overs with 4 maidens.

Brief scores

Royal College – 240/9d (98) Bhagya Dissanayake 88, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 63, Kaushan Kulasooriya 26, Shalinda Senevirathne 6/83, Ashen Daniel 2/62 & 98/4 (39) Pasindu Sooriyabandara 47*, Kavindu Pathirathne 42*, Salinda Senevirathne 3/45

St. Joseph’s College – 240/8d (66) Sheran Fonseka 53, Dineth Jayakody 73, Kaushan Kulasooriya 2/44, Ishan Balasooriya 2/71

Result – Match Drawn

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Ananda College, Colombo vs Wesley College, Colombo

Ananda College managed to take honors in their Group D fixture against Wesley College which concluded today at Wesley College Grounds in Colombo. After being 288 runs for 8 wickets overnight, the Anandian tail-enders added a valuable 66 runs for the remaining 2 wickets.

In reply, the Wesley College batsmen could not go past the visitor’s score as they were bowled out for 259 runs in their first innings. Kavindana Perera stroked a magnificent knock of 95 runs for the hosts. Lakshitha Amarasekara was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts with figures of 3 wickets for 46 runs.  

Brief scores

Ananda College – 354 (111.4) Muditha Ranathunga 84, Kalana Wijesiri 75, Janidu Jayawardhane 43, Sudeepa Angulugaha 40, Kamesh Nirmal 38, Lakshitha Amarasekara 28, Daminda Reshan 25, Thenuka Perera 5/114, Sahil Diaz 3/45

Wesley College – 259 (73.2) Kavindana Perera 95, Thisuraka Akmeemana 26, Buddhima Wijesundara 20, Daminda Reshan 2/37, Lakshitha Amarasekara 3/46, Chamika Gunasekara 2/53, Janidu Jayawardhane 2/68

Result – Match Drawn (Ananda College won first innings points)

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Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa vs De Mazenod College, Kandana

The Group B fixture between Prince of Wales College and De Mazenod College commenced today at Prince of Wales College Grounds in Moratuwa. The Cambrian skipper Suwath Mendis won the toss and decided to take the first lease of the wicket and posted 335 runs for 4 wickets before declaring the innings. The skipper himself shone with the bat scoring a valuable 84 runs for the hosts.

In reply, the visitors were bundled out for just 69 runs with Cambrian skipper Mendis shining with the ball picking up 4 wickets for 31 runs. After being asked to follow on, De Mazenod College openers played out three maiden overs when umpires called stumps on day one.  

Brief scores

Prince of Wales College – 335/4d (65) Suwath Mendis 84, Prince Fernando 54, Vinuja Ranpul 51, Tharindu Amarasinghe 42, Dinura Fernando 55*, Devaka Pieris 44*, Sandev Mewan 2/80

De Mazenod College – 69 (24.5) Suwath Mendis 4/31, Kaumal Nanayakkara 2/07, Naduka Fernndo 3/18 & 0/0 (3)

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