Vishal hit 3rd century to top most hundreds list; Jayavihan earns win for Thurstan

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2019/20

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Four games of Singer U19 Division Cricket Tournament 2019/20 concluded today, 17th January.

Thurstan College, Colombo vs Lumbini College, Colombo

Winning the toss and batting first, Lumbini College were bowled out cheaply for 164 runs on day 01.

Thurstan College managed only 130 runs in reply. The game seemed to be going in the Thurstanites favour, but Lumbini came back strong in the second innings to shake Thurstan up. Gimhana Theekshana (58) and Ravindu Rathnayake (54) took the responsibility of steadying the ship for Lumbini. Lumbini posted 248 runs for their second innings. 

Photos: Lumbini College Vs Thurstan College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20

A challenging target of 183 runs was set for the Thurstanites. Chasing 183 in the fourth innings at Thurstan grounds was quite a challenging task, but Thurstan skipper led from the front with an effortless 84 runs, making the chase look absolutely effortless. Vihanga Jayanama, who assisted the skipper in the kill, scored 49 runs. Thurstan went past the line comfortably with 7 wickets intact. 

Brief Scores 

Lumbini College 64 (20.3) 

Ravindu Rathnayake 22, Punthila Samanthakumara 3/07, Avishka Kaushalya 3/21, Bawantha Jayasinghe 3/31 

& 248 (63.4) 

Gimhana Theekshana 58, Ravindu Rathnayake 54, Shavinda Prabashana 28, Tashika Nirmal 27, Yasiru Yugath 26, Vihas Theumika 3/79, Danaja Silva 2/25, Yohan Liyanage 2/68

Thurstan College 130 (47.1) 

Nadun Jayamanne 27, Jayavihan Mahavithana 23, Tashika Nirmal 5/45, Savinda Prabashana 3/13 

& 183/3 (31.5) 

Jayavihan Mahavithana 84, Vihanga Jayanama 49, Ravindu Rasanka 2/47

THURSTAN WON BY 7 WICKETS

Dunith Wellalage smash 196 runs as St. Joseph’s win


St. Anthony’s College, Wattala vs Mahanama College, Colombo

Mahanama undid the Antonians early on day-one, giving away only 116 runs to their team.

Mahanama College racked up 274 runs to secure first innings points and posing a threat of an outright defeat for the boys from Wattala. 

It was just then that Vishal Silva decided to enter the scene. The left-hander brought up his 3rd ton of the season to save his school from humiliation. Vishal also became the only batsman to have scored 3 centuries this season so far. His 141 runs propelled St. Anthony’s College to 216 runs for their second-innings. 

Brief Scores

St. Anthony’s College 116 (42.2) 

Avishka Tharindu 26, Sandun Madusanka 20, Pawantha Weerasinghe 3/22, Danuka Nimmana 3/25, Achintha Supun 2/23 

& 216/6 (68.2) 

Dinuk Vishal 141, Dilip Niroshana 20, Pawantha Weerasinghe 4/71

Mahanama College 274/8d (75.2) 

Pawan Rathnayaka 53, Dileesha Thuduwage 81, Achintha Supun 41, Sadishan Chamodya 28, Pulshan Rohana 26, Pawantha Weerasinghe 25, Amitha Sandeepa 3/33, Romesh Suranga 2/59, Kaveesha Dulanjana 2/85

MATCH DRAWN (MAHANAMA WON FIRST INNING POINTS)

Ashan Dilhara and Sasitha Manupriya power St. John’s to twin wins


Tissa Central College, Kalutara vs Gurukula College, Kelaniya

The traditional encounter was worked off in Kalutara, where the visitors won the toss and batted first. Gurukula posted 199 runs for the first-innings. Janitha Shehan topped the batting with 36 runs while Rohan Sanjaya was the star with the ball. The Sri Lanka youth player picked up 6 wickets for 80 runs.

The home team replied meekly with 139 runs. It was Rohan who once more played the role of a lone warrior, scoring 65 runs. Likshan Sasanga, Rashmika Mevan and Rishitha Sankalpa all bagged 3 wickets each.

Coming out in the second innings, the boys from Kelaniya scored 219 runs. Niluka Heshan scored a useful 40 runs while Rohan Sanjaya wrapped a match-bag of 11 wickets with a fifer in the second-innings. 

Gurukula College bowled out the Tissa Central boys for 100 runs to seal a 179-run victory with ease.

Brief Scores

Gurukula College 199 (52.4) 

Janitha Shehan 36, Praveen Nimesh 35, Niluka Heshan 25, Rohan Sanjaya 6/80 

& 219/9d (57.5) 

Niluka Heshan 40, Rashmika Mewan 35, Janitha Shehan 24, Kemira Nayanatharu 22, Dilip Chamara 20, Rohan Sanjaya 5/100, Thushara Induwara 2/24

Tissa Central College 139 (32.2) 

Rohan Sanjaya 65, Ashen Chanula 27, Likshan Sasanga 3/24, Rishitha Sankalpa 3/30, Rashmika Mewan 3/32 

& 100 (32.2) 

Harsha Madushanka 44, Malshan Lakshitha 2/06, Rishitha Sankalpa 2/07, Praveen Nimesh 2/17, Likshan Sasanga 2/22

GURUKULA WON BY 179 RUNS

Avishka Perera and Raveen De Silva pilot Nalanda to victory


St. Servatius’ College, Matara vs Richmond College, Galle

St. Servatius’ College were cruising the game with authority as they came in to day 02 with 255 runs on board. They beefed up the total to a 283 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Chethaka Denuwan was the man in the spotlight after scoring a century on day 01. Kavindu Nirmana recorded a fifer to top the bowling card for Richmond College. 

The skipper of the Matara school put the Richmondites under tremendous pressure with his right-arm off spin. He had 6 wickets under his belt by the end of his innings as Richmond College was dismantled for just 81 runs. It took quite a while for St. Servatius’ College to bundle out the boys from Galle, which cost them an outright win in the game. 

Brief Scores

St. Servatius’ College 283/9d (100.2) 

Chethaka Denuwan 116, Pushpitha Dilshan 43, Keshara Nuwantha 40, Chirath Neththaru 32, Madushan De Silva 21*, Kavindu Nirmana 5/68

Richmond College 81 (60.1) 

Dimuth Sandaruwan 27, Keshara Nuwantha 6/32, Madushan Silva 2/09 

& F/O 16/2 (11) 

MATCH DRAWN


Several other games hit the roads today around the island. The brief scores of each of them are given below.

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa vs St. Aloysius’ College, Galle

  • At St. Sebastian’s College Grounds (Toss: St. Sebastian’s)

St. Sebastian’s College 165 (48.5)

Dunith Jayathunga 29, Janishka Perera 55, Kalana Sandeepa 23, Sukitha Prasanna 20, Sandun Madushanka 5/30, Mithun Nisaka 2/27, Kavindu Dilhara 2/35

St. Aloysius’ College 92/4 (20)

Kavindu Dilhara 36*, Shashika Perera 3/35

STUMPS – DAY 1


Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs Wesley College, Colombo

  • At S. Thomas’ College Grounds (Toss: S. Thomas’)

Wesley College 186 (71.1)

Rahul Gunasekara 37, Sidath Darmasiriwardana 28, Themila Liyanage 33, Rayan Fernando 2/11, Yasiru Rodrigo 4/45, G Caniston 2/41, Dilmin Rathnayaka 2/74

Thomas’ College 80/1 (15)

Shalin De Mel 40*, Kishan Munasinghe 37*

STUMPS – DAY 1


St. Anthony’s College, Kandy vs Kingswood College, Kandy

  • At St. Anthony’s College Grounds (Toss: St. Anthony’s)

St. Anthony’s College 276/9 (67)

W M Virendra 51, Sasith Hirudika 49*, Mohommed Kamil 38, Lasitha Maduranga 23, B W K Kevin 4/68, O V B Ussapitiya 2/48, M N M Weerasekara 2/68

Kingswood College, Kandy

STUMPS – DAY 1


Royal College, Colombo vs Ananda College, Colombo

Ananda College 144 (49.4)

Janindu Jayawardana 33, Saviru Bandara 33, Sudeepa Angulugaha 22, Thevindu Senaratne 3/17, Gishan Balasuriya 4/30

Royal College 219/6 (41)

Thevindu Senaratne 109*, Dasis Manchanayaka 37, Kavindu Madarasinghe 31, Isiwara Dissanayaka 25, Janindu Jayawardhana 3/33

STUMPS – DAY 1


Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Benedict’s College, Colombo

  • At Kadirana Grounds (Toss: Maris Stella)

Maris Stella College 187 (74)

Kaveen Fernando 56, Tharindu Maduwantha 38, Malinda Perera 5/54, Ashen Madushanka 2/45

St. Benedict’s College 55/4 (19)

Kaviru Perera 27*, Eveen Fernando 2/11

STUMPS – DAY 1


St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa

  • At St. Peter’s College Grounds (Toss: St. Peter’s)

St. Peter’s College 238/7 (98)

Wanuja Kumara 64*, Ruvin Senevirathna 43*, Nipunaka Fonseka 42, Banuka De Silva 23, Kunchana Perera 2/32

Prince of Wales College 

STUMPS – DAY 1


Nalanda College, Colombo vs Devapathiraja College, Rathgama

  • At Nalanda grounds (Toss: Nalanda)

Nalanda College 288/9d (73)

Raveen De Silva 84*, Mahima Weerakoon 73, Lakshan Mayadunna 55, Moksha Sankalpa 26, Pawan Sandesh 8/53

Devapathiraja College 25/2 (19.3)

STUMPS – DAY 1


De Mazenod College, Kandana vs St. Anne’s College, Kurunagala

  • At De Mazenod College Grounds (Toss: St. Anne’s)

De Mazenod College 203 (71)

Nimna Fernando 105, Shennas Fernando 25, Shewon Nimantha 4/32, Kavindu Ranasinghe 2/27, Manam Musmbil 2/45, Pasindu Thennakoon 2/58

St. Anne’s College 44/2 (22)

Dilhara Deshabandu 31*, Shenas Fernando 2/11

STUMPS – DAY 1


Mahinda College, Galle vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy

  • At GICS (Toss: Dharmaraja)

Dharmaraja College 186/9d (87)

Dulaj Bandara 57, Isuru Lakshan 36, S B D Pathiraja 33, Kushan Madusha 6/51, Subanu Rajapaksha 3/70

Mahinda College 11/0 (6)

STUMPS – DAY 1


Trinity College, Kandy vs St. Joseph’s College, Colombo

  • At Asgiriya stadium (Toss: St. Joseph’s)

Trinity College 267/8 (74)

Ranuda Somarathne 84*, Shen Gunathilaka 68, Dinitha Siriwardana 64, Shalinda Senevirathne 3/82, Dunith Wellalage 2/34, Mihiranga Wickramage 2/53

St. Joseph’s College 

STUMPS – DAY 1

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