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Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19


Four matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island.

Wesley College, Colombo Vs Richmond College, Galle

After putting the opposition in to bat after winning the toss, Richmond College had a horrible day in the field at the Wesley College ground as the hosts piled up a huge 309 runs in 83 overs.

Right handed batsman Kavindana Perera led the charge for the home team, scoring a ruthless century while Sri Lanka U19 Cap Dilum Sadeera eventually ended up with 5 wickets to his name.

Richmond openers managed to hang on until stumps while adding 29 runs to the scoreboard. They will walk in to the middle tomorrow having to overhaul a huge 280 run gap.

Brief Scores

Wesley College – 309 (82.3) Kavindana Perera 115, Movin Subasinghe 59, Shenal Dangalle 35, Thisuraka Akmeemana 29, Dilum Sudeera 5/106, Amshi de Silva 2/57

Richmond College – 29/0 (10)

Stumps Day 01

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Ananda College, Colombo Vs Trinity College, Kandy

The Group D fixture between Ananda College Vs Trinity College commenced at Asgiriya International Cricket ground today. Despite the younger of the Senadeera twins, Kavishka’s excellent performance (5 for 89), the visitors put up a good show with the bat as they managed a decent 230 on the board to challenge the Trinity batting line-up. Wicket keeper batsman and captain Kamesh Nirmal top scored for Ananda College with a fighting knock of 78.

Chasing Ananda’s total, Trinity College got on to a rapid start, but collapsed spectacularly to a disappointing 112/7 as Pubudu Bandara lost batting partners before he too was dismissed on 49, missing a well-deserved half century.

Off spinner Savindu Bandara and Nadeesha Karunarathne shared 5 wickets between them and will try to dismiss the opposition as quick as possible, come the next morning.

Brief Scores

Ananda College, Colombo – 230 (62.2) Kamesh Nirmal 78, Kavindu Gimhana 38, Janidu Jayawardane 32, Daminda Reshan 26, Adeesha Perera 20, Kavishka Senadeera 5/89

Trinity College – 112/7 (32) Pubudu Bandara 49, Saviru Bandara 3/09, Nadeesha Karunarathne 2/18

Stumps Day 01

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St. Benedict’s College, Colombo Vs St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa

St. Sebastian’s College won the toss at Benedict’s ground and put the home team to bat, restricting them to 169 runs. The only silver lining with the bat for the hosts came in the form of Kaveesha Jayathilake who notched up a fine half century.

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For visitors, the left hand-right hand combination of Nishitha Abhilash and Dunith Jayatunga made a strong start as they added half centuries to help St. Sebastian College finish on 120/1 at stumps, going into the second day.

Brief Scores

St. Benedict’s College – 169 (65.5) Kaveesha Jayathilake 52, Janishka Perera 3/26, Tashik Perera 2/33

St. Sebastian’s College – 120/1 (31) Nisitha Abhilash 59*, Dunith Jayatunga 56

Stumps Day 01

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Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa Vs St. Aloysius College, Galle

Aloysius duo Niduk Abhishek and Adithya Yapa’s excellent bowling put the visitors in trouble at Galle International ground after Moratu Maha Vidyalaya decided to bat first in the group C fixture. Nishan Madushka scored a valuable 41 to guide his team to a respectable, yet below par 173.

But Moratuwa Maha Vidyalaya bowlers kept their team in the contest by picking up 5 wickets for 72 runs as Vishwa Didulana and Eran Hansamal shared two wickets apiece to end the 15-wicket day.

Brief Scores

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya – 173 (59.1) Nishan Madushka 41, Vishwa Didulana 29, Rashan Kavishka 25*, Hashen Adithya 20, Niduk Abishek 4/38, Adithya Yapa 3/47

St. Aloysius College – 72/5 (36) Vishwa Didulana 2/11, Eran Hansamal 2/18

Stumps Day 01

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