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Nethma scripts Ananda fightback with a hundred

Nethma scripts Ananda fightback with a hundred

Sharmeegan Sridheran

Several games of the Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today, 1st October, across the Island.

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala vs Ananda College, Colombo

After an authoritative day-one, the Devans looked comfortable in the morning session today. Ananda College started the day at 13 for 1 and made amends for their early mishaps gradually. With Nethma Karunarathne doing the bulk of the remedy they ended at 269 for 9 when they declared. Karunarathne scored a fighting 120 runs. Matheesha Weerasinghe’s 3 for 59 was the pick of the bowling for the Devans. 

Maliyadeva College batted out 10 overs in their second-innings and was at 30 runs for 2 wickets when the weather forced the game to a close. 

Brief scores

Maliyadeva College 310/5d (64) 

Muditha Premadasa 119, Gayana Weerasinghe 76, Chaluka Athapaththu 45*, Brayan Karunanayake 35*, Matheesha Weerasinghe 21 & 30/2 (10) Matheesha Weerasinghe 25*

Ananda College 269/9d (58.5) 

Nethma Karunarathna 120, Shashika Umayanga 39, Sayuru Bandara 32*, Deneth Nissanka 20, Matheesha Weerasinghe 3/59, Gayana Weerasinghe 2/22, Osanda Jayawickrama 2/39


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Isipathana College, Colombo vs Lumbini College, Colombo

Starting the day with a crisis at hand Lumbini College was at 6 runs for 4 wickets at the beginning of the day. They had won the toss and elected to field first on day one. Isipathana College scored 218 runs for the first-innings and had sent back the entire Lumbini top order back to the hut the previous day.

Photo Album - Isipathana College vs Lumbini College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20

All-rounder Thashika Nirmal joined his skipper Sohan Dilshan to apply the brakes on the wickets column. Thashika scored 85 runs to make this game a memorable one following his fifer yesterday. Sohan struck a fifty to give Lumbini some cushion in the game as they ended the innings at 191 runs. The game ended in a draw.

Brief Scores

Isipathana College 218 (51.5) 

Ravindu Rathnayaka 90, Thevindu Dickwella 48, Leshan Amarasinghe 32, Thashika Nirmal 5/52, Yasiru Yugath 3/21 

& 18/2 (5)

Lumbini College 191 (57.4) 

Thashika Nirmal 85, Sohan Dilshan 50, Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi 5/39, Dinath Dissanayake 2/18, Savindu Uthsara 2/49


Moratu Maha Vidyalaya vs St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya hosted St. Joseph Vaz College in a traditional fixture at Moratuwa. They won the toss and elected to bat first, only to result in woes. 

Left-arm spinner Tharusha Fernando picked up 4 wickets for 11 runs while the skipper, Nipun Dhananjaya bagged 2 scalps. The home team couldn’t make any impression with the bat as they were bowled out for 112 runs. 

St. Joseph Vaz were at 33 for 2 at close of play. 

Brief scores

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya 112 (52)

Dilshan Dulakshana 22, Sukitha Dewthilina 21, Tharusha Fernando 4/11, Nipun Dhananjaya 2/22

St. Joseph Vaz College 33/2 (15)


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Mahinda College, Galle vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya

Mahinda College and Dharmapala College are locking horns in a traditional match in Pannipitiya. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first. It was a tough outing for the boys from Galle as they ended the day at 138 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Kaushitha Kodithuwakku top-scored for Pannipitiya with 42 runs. Lakshitha Purasinghe bagged 4 wickets for 32 runs for Dharmapala College.

Photos: Dharmapala College vs Mahinda College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20

Brief scores

Mahinda College 138/7 (54.3)

Kaushitha Kodithuwakku 42, Kavindu Lakshan 22, L Purasinghe 4/32


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