Sandaru Dias traumatises the Annites

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19


St. Anne’s College and Thurstan College  locked horns in a tournament fixture at Kurunegala while 3 other games are also being worked-off in various parts of the island.

St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs Thurstan College, Colombo

The newcomers of the big league had a troubled outing today at home. Thurstan skipper, Sandaru Dias was merciless against the Annites as he swept 6 of them off effortlessly. The St. Anne’s batsmen looked clueless at the crease as they succumbed for just 99 runs after batting 65.4 overs.

Thurstan College ended the day at 122 for 4. Yohan Liyanage made 50 runs at the top of the order while Ranesh Silva is at the crease on 33 runs. The game will resume tomorrow for day-two.

Brief scores

St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala 99 (65.4)

Pasindu Thennakoon 20, Sandaru Dias 6/21

Thurstan College, Colombo 44/0 (9)

Yohan Sachintha 30*


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St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy vs Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala

The two teams met at the hills of Pallekale as the Kandy school hosted the boys from North West. After being inserted to bat first, the hosts scored 254 runs to put themselves in the safe-zone. Navindu Herath scored 74 runs for his school while Maduranga Naveen bagged a six-fer applying brakes on the run-flow.

Maliyadewa College in reply, batted a brief 7 overs and scored 17 runs while losing one of their openers.

Brief scores

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy 254 (85.4)

Navindu Herath 74, Nadeera Balasooriya 34, Hasindu Nissanka 48*, Kanishka Jayasekara 20, Pasan Hettiarachchi 20, Maduranga Naveen 6/78

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 17/1 (7)


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De Mazenod College, Kandana vs President’s College, Kotte

Skipper Nadun Dilshan led from the front for De Mazenod College as he top-scored with 45 runs after opting to bat first. The Mazenodians posted 166 runs for their first innings. Tashika Nirmal picked up a five-fer to give President’s College the upper-hand.

The batting was a struggle for President’s College as it has been the case for them for a while. Batting almost the entire last session, they managed to score 105 runs. The wicket column was a point of bother as they had lost 7 of their batsmen. Tashika Nirmal shone with the bat too as he earned 57 runs.

Brief scores

De Mazenod College, Kandana 166 (53.5)

Nadun Dilshan 45, Saliya Jude 31, Sihina Sithumina 25, Tashika Nirmal 5/47, Iranga Hashan 3/37

Presidents College, Kotte 105/7 (30)

Tashika Nirmal 57, Sihina Sithumina 3/21, Asitha Silva 3/26


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Mahinda College, Galle vs St. Benedict’s College, Colombo

Bowler friendly day at Mahinda grounds, Galle today, as the hosts were wrapped for 147 runs to start with. The most experienced campaigner of the team Navod Paranavithana managed 31 runs for his credits while Kaveesha Malliyawadu followed him with 30 runs to his name. The mysterious Maheesh Theekshana bagged a five-fer making optimum use of the conditions.

The low-score spell seemed to be effective on the Bens too as they were in a pathetic position by the close of play. They were stuttering at 125 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The two Sri Lanka representatives of Mahinda College, Navod Paranavithana and Nipun Malinga, picked up 3 wickets each.

Brief Scores

Mahinda College, Galle 147 (48.1)

Nawod Paranawithana 31, Kaveesha Malliyawadu 30, Danuja Induwara 26, Pasan Thesangoda 24, Hansika Walihinda 21, Maheesh Theekshana 5/37, Malinda Perera 4/46

St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 125/8 (51)

Hasindu Kavirathne 52, Pasan Suwahas 35*, Nawod Paranavithana 3/15, Nipun Malinga 3/32


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