Nethma scripts Ananda fightback with a hundred
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
STUMPS - DAY 1
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.
Mahinda College 138/7 (54.3)
Kaushitha Kodithuwakku 42, Kavindu Lakshan 22, L Purasinghe 4/32
STUMPS - DAY 1