St. Anthony’s Katugasthota & St. Benedict’s Kotahena record massive wins

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

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Nine matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today across the island. 

Read: S. Thomas’, Richmond & St. Peters’ take the upper hand

S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs St. Joseph’s College, Colombo

S. Thomas’ College took major honors in the drawn traditional encounter played for the Gilmour Jayasuriya Memorial Trophy against St. Joseph’s College, which worked off today at S. Thomas’ College Grounds in Mount Lavinia. Shalin De Mel was the star of the match as he scored two half-tons in both innings for Thomians. 

Best Batsman – Shalin De Mel
Best Bowler – Dunith Wellalage
Man of the Match – Thevin Eriyagama

Brief Scores

S. Thomas’ College – 340/8d (88) Shalin De Mel 76, Thevin Eriyagama 70, Maneesha Rupasinghe 59, Shamika Wickramathilaka 38*, Kishan Munasingha 38, Ryan Fernando 25, Dunith Wellalage 4/110 & 156/3 (29) Shalin De Mel 77, Ryan Fernando 50* 

St. Joseph’s College – 208 (60.3) Sheran Fonseka 82, Dinal Anurada 31, Dunith Wellalage 24, Shamilka Wickramathilaka 2/15, Thevin Eriyagama 2/41, G Canistan 2/41

Result – Match Drawn 

Photos: S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs St. Joseph’s College – U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


Richmond College, Galle vs Ananda College, Colombo

The Group D encounter between Ananda College and Richmond College ended in a draw today at Ananda College Grounds in Colombo. However, the first innings points went to Richmond College thanks to the performances of Dimuth Sandaruwan (174), Bhanuka Manohara (92) and Sugeeth Nimnada (4/64).   

Read: Trinity wins second consecutive Mahela-Sanga Challenge Trophy

Brief Scores

Richmond College – 401/7d (81.4) Dimuth Sandaruwan 174, Bhanuka Manohara 92, Sandun Mendis 38, Kavindu Nirmana 25, Chamath Dilsara 20*, Isuru Ayesh 4/79, Mahoshada Fernando 2/119

Ananda College – 266 (89) Nethma Karunarathne 60, Hansaja Jayasinghe 54, Kanishka Ranthilakage 51, Sugeeth Nimnada 4/64, Tharinda Nirmal 2/39, Kavindu Nirmana 2/48 & 25/1 (12) 

Result – Match Drawn (Richmond College won first innings points) 

Photos: Ananda College vs Richmond College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda

The Group B encounter between St. Peter’s College and Dharmasoka College ended without a result today at the Galle International Cricket Stadium. The centuries scored by Nipunaka Fonseka (104*), Kanishka Maduwantha (100*) and Lohan Aroshana (104*) were the key highlights of the match.

Brief Scores

St. Peter’s College – 334/4d (112.4) Nipunaka Fonseka 104*, Kanishka Maduwantha 100*, Nimuthu Gunawardena 60, Shannon Fernando 34, Lohan Aroshana 2/69

Dharmasoka College – 292/4 (79) Lohan Aroshana 104*, Sasindu Malshan 69*, Sanula Gunarathne 50, Imanthaka Rajapakshe 34, Tharaka De Silva 20, Ruwan Senevirathne 2/88 

Result – Match Drawn (No Result) 


Trinity College, Kandy vs Wesley College, Colombo

Wesley College managed to take first-innings points against Trinity College in their Group D encounter, which ended in a draw today at Wesley College Grounds in Colombo. Denuwan Mendis was the star of the match as he picked up a match bag of 7 wickets for 81 runs for the hosts. 

Read: Trinity on top in day one of the Mahela-Sanga Challenge Trophy

Brief Scores

Trinity College – 162 (53.5) Ranuda Somarathna 66, Deemantha Bandara 29, Denuwan Mendis 5/36, Anudith Wickramasingha 2/31 & 241/6 (59) Dinitha Siriwardana 52, Akram Muthalif 50, Ranuga Somarathne 40, Thevin Amarasinghe 27, Abishek Anandakumar 22, Semila Liyanage 2/43, Denuwan Mendis 2/45   

Wesley College – 195 (80.2) Nithmika Induwara 38, Sahil Dias 29, Rahul Gunasekara 29, Sidath Darmasiri 26, Buddima Wijesundara 22, Uvindu Wimaladarma 5/42, Abishek Anandakumara 4/47 

Result – Match Drawn (Wesley College won first innings points) 

Photos: Trinity College vs Wesley College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


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

St. Benedict’s College registered an innings and 110-run victory over St. Aloysius’ College in their Group A encounter, which worked off today at St. Benedict’s College Grounds in Colombo.

Skipper Shehan Fernando starred with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 130 runs while Akindu Karunarathne starred with the ball and took a match bag of 9 wickets for 57 runs for the hosts including a hat-trick in the first innings. 

Brief Scores

St. Benedict’s College – 281/8d (71.4) Shehan Fernando 130*, Yohan Soysa 87, Sanoj Perera 20, Niduka Malsith 5/48, Mithul Nisaka 2/06

St. Aloysius’ College – 125 (52.3) Archana Udugampola 26, Kavindu Dilhara 24, Mithun Nishaka 22, Akindu Karunarathne 6/46, Malinda Perera 2/38 & 46 (32.5) Akindu Karunarathne 3/11, Malinda Perera 3/14

Result – St. Benedict’s College won by an innings & 110 runs 

In addition to these five matches, four other encounters were also played today at different venues. 

Read: Royal College retains L. D. H. Peiris Memorial Trophy

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa vs Zahira College, Colombo 

  • Toss – Zahira College
  • Venue – St. Sebastian’s College Ground 

Brief Scores

St. Sebastian’s College – 254 (51.2) Nishitha Abilash 58, Dunith Jayathunga 58, Induwara De Alwis 50, Sandesh Fernando 28, Kalana Sandeep 21*, Imtiyas Slasa 4/70, Ishan Ruhaim 3/52, Mahdhi Nami 2/32 & 175 (50) Kalana Sandeep 34, Shashika Perera 29*, Ishan Ruhaim 5/80, Imtiyas Slasa 3/55

Zahira College – 208 (65.1) Imtiyas Slasa 67, Raahidh Rizwan 26, Nalin Zeith 20, Supun Fernando 6/48 & 92/3 (24) Abdul Majeed 43, Adeel Ismarly 21*, Induwara De Alwis 2/35

Result – Match Drawn (St. Sebastian’s College won first innings points)

Photos: St. Sebastian’s College vs Zahira College – U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa

  • Toss – Moratu Maha Vidyalaya
  • Venue – St. Anne’s College Ground, Kurunegala

Brief Scores

St. Anne’s College – 197 (73) Kavindu Ranasingha 60, Dilhara Deshabandu 30, Lasith Warnakulasuriya 27, Kavindu Ekanayaka 26, Manaan Muzammil 22*, Eran Hansamal 3/47, Chamalka Pushpakumara 2/10, Rashan Kavishka 2/38 & 211/9d (65.4) Kavindu Ekanayaka 78, Kavindu Ranasingha 64, Eran Hansamal 4/65 Vishwa Didulana 3/49, Rashan Kavishka 2/35  

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya – 127 (50.1) Vishwa Didulana 29, Rishitha Perera 2/06, Dinusha Sumanasekara 2/13, Manan Musambli 2/24, Pasindu Thennakoon 2/40 

Result – Match Drawn (St. Anne’s College won first innings points) 


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

  • Toss – St. Anthony’s College
  • Venue – St. Anthony’s College Ground, Kandy 

Brief scores

Dharmaraja College – 85 (36.2) Chethiya Ekanayaka 28, Praveen Ramaiya 3/13, Sasith Hirudika 3/35 Gihan Ebert 2/04 & 66 (29.4) Nimnaka Jayathilaka 6/25, Gihan Ebert 4/25

St. Anthony’s College – 236 (75.2) Asitha Wanninayaka 58, Anjala Bandara 42*, Sachin Prabath 25, Lasitha Warallegama 22, Sahan Siriwardena 3/66, Dulaj Bandara 2/16, Chethiya Ekanayaka 2/29, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 2/47

Result – St. Anthony’s College won by an innings & 85 runs


Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya vs Prince of Wales’ College, Moratuwa 

  • Toss – Dharmapala College
  • Venue – Prince of Wales’ College Grounds, Moratuwa 

Brief Scores

Dharmapala College – 169 (51.1) N N Madushanka 90, Vinuja Ranpul 4/44, Naduka Fernando 2/26, Kavinda De Mel 2/23

Prince of Wales’ College – 143/6 (37) Omesh Mendis 38, Kavinda De Mel 37, Pasindu Pathum 30, Lakshitha Purasinghe 3/35, Yasiru Kavinda 2/25 

Stumps – Day 1