Four games of Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament got underway today, 13th February 2020, while 2 games ended in tamed draws.
Dharmaraja College, Kandy vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya
Dharmapala College travelled up the hills to play Dharmaraja College at the Lake View grounds in Kandy. The visitors won the toss and decided to insert Dharmaraja College to bat first. The host compiled a decent total of 227 runs for the loss of 9 wickets before declaring their innings. Yasitha Samararatne remained unbeaten at the crease with 42 runs to his name. Dinith Nelumdeniya picked up 3 wickets for 64 runs to top the bowling chart.
In reply, Dharmapala managed only 192 runs where Nadeesh Bandara top-scored with 47 runs. Upendra Warnakulasooriya was outstanding with the ball as the left-arm spinner picked up 7 wickets for 42 runs.
The Kandy school batted out the rest of the game. Isuru Dayananda stroked a half-century for no avail.
Dharmaraja College, Kandy 227/9d (59)
Yasitha Samararathne 42*, Janith Gunathunga 41, Isuru Dayananda 28, Dinuka Pathiraja 27, Dulaj Bandara 24, Dinith Nelumdeniya 3/64, Pasindu Hiruditha 2/36
& 153/7d (40.3)
Isuru Dayananda 61, Janith Gunathunga 28, Dulaj Bandara 25, Vihanga Gunarathne 2/26, Lakshitha Purasinge 2/28, Thisara Wickramasinghe 2/39
Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya 192 (58.3)
Nadeesh Bandara 47, Sanchana Lanka 42, Vihanga Gunarathne 25, Praveen Kumarapperuma 23, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 7/42, Sahan Siriwardana 2/38
MATCH DRAWN (DHARMARAJA WON FIRST INNINGS POINTS)
Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa vs Maris Stella College, Negombo
The Moratuwa school hosted Maris Stella College in this traditional encounter. Winning the toss and batting first they scored 185 runs for the first-innings. The most a Moratuwa boys could make was the 47 runs by Nirak Kavishka, while Chanuka Perera and Tharindu Maduwantha bagged 3 wickets each for the Negombo school.
Maristonians played a modest inning of 226 runs. Again, none of the batsmen really shone in the game as the best was Amantha Perera’s 45 runs. Rashan Kavishka picked 4 wickets for his merits with the ball.
The Moratuwa skipper stepped up and wrote a pride-saving 90 runs to his name as the hosts posted 253 runs on board at the close of play.
Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa 185 (44)
Niraj Kavishka 47, Eran Hansamal 32*, Dilshan Sulakshana 21, Chanuka Perera 3/30, Tharindu Maduwantha 3/30, Ashen Fernando 2/24
& 253 (60.1)
Madushan Dilakshana 90, Chamalka Pushpakumara 46, Niraj Kavishka 36, Thilina Perera 5/70, Priayashan Silva 2/67
Maris Stella College, Negombo 226 (81.4)
Amantha Perera 45, Naveen Nirmal 41, Chamath Gomes 28, Thilina Perera 24, Rashan Kavishka 4/62, Vishwa Dudulana 2/46, Eran Hansamal 2/46
Among the games that began today, Raveen de Silva was the definite headliner. The Nalandian all-rounder brought up his first ton of the season towards the latter end, finding the kind of form that is needed to take Nalanda College to a 300-plus total against Maliyadeva College in the group ‘C’ encounter.
Irushika Thimira was another hit of the day as the young left-arm spinner recorded a 7-wicket haul today against St. Sylvester’s College today.
Brief scores of the games began today
Nalanda College, Colombo vs Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala
At Maliyadeva College Ground, Kurunegala (Toss: Maliyadeva)
Nalanda College, Colombo 303/8d (79)
Raveen De Silva 103*, Chamindu Wijesingha 57, Avishka Perera 55, Ranindu De Silva 36, Sakindu Wijerathne 3/92, Matheesha Weerasinghe 3/70, Pasindu Tennakoon 2/86
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 35/1 (14)
STUMPS – DAY 1
St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy vs Devapathiraja College, Rathgama
At Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium (Toss: Devapathiraja)
St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy 145 (58.3)
Sathsara Gamage 23, Irushika Thimira 7/49, Sudeera Weerarathne 2/09
Devapathiraja College, Rathgama 86/3 (36)
Dineth Prabanka 26, Sudeera Weerarathne 25*
STUMPS – DAY 1
Isipathana College, Colombo vs D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo
At Sapper grounds, Mattegoda (Toss: Isipathana)
Isipathana College, Colombo 257 (82)
Isuru Sandamal 44, Ravindu Rathnayaka 38, Savindu Uthsara 34, Leshan Amarasinghe 34, Thiwanka Lakruwan 29, Muditha Lakshan 3/52, Manura Peiris 2/13, Maneendra Jayathilake 2/43, Sasika Chandira 2/53
D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 36/0 (11)
STUMPS – DAY 1
St. Servatius’ College, Matara vs Mahanama College, Colombo
At Uyanwatta Stadium, Matara (Toss: St. Servatius’)
St. Servatius College, Matara 165 (58)
Naween Sahith 39, Keshara Nuwantha 34, Dinura Dilmith 25, Nisal Akash 3/30, Devindu Kekirideniya 3/31, Achintha Supun 3/45
Mahanama College, Colombo 92/3 (24)
Pawantha Weerasinghe 53*, Pavan Rathnayake 25, Damindu Sankalpa 2/17
STUMPS – DAY 1