Two Pre-Quarter Finals and two traditional fixtures of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today (26th February 2020) across the island. St. Joseph’s College, Colombo and Mahanama College, Colombo managed to secure places in the Quarter Finals as they defeated St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala and Richmond College, Galle respectively in the Pre-Quarter Finals.
St. Joseph’s College, Colombo vs St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala
St. Joseph’s College managed to qualify for Quarter Finals as they took first-innings points against St. Anne’s College in the Pre-Quarter Final encounter which ended in a draw at St. Joseph’s College Grounds in Colombo. Dineth Jayakody (131), Miranga Wickramage (126*) and Ashain Daniel (4/26) were the chief architects of the victory.
St. Joseph’s College – 450/9 (95) Dineth Jayakodi 131, Miranga Wickramage 126*, Sadeesh Jayawardana 65, Dunith Wellalage 62, Ashian Daniel 22, Rishitha Perera 5/68, Pasindu Tennakoon 2/102, Kavindu Ranasinghe 2/125 & 125/4 (23.1) Sheran Fonseka 52, Dunith Wellalage 36, Johanne De Silva 24, Rishitha Perera 2/29, Lasith Warnakulasooriya 2/30
St. Anne’s College – 152 (50.2) Muizz Rafeel 51, Kavindu Ranasinghe 23, Pivithu Fernando 21, Ashian Daniel 4/26, Miranga Wickramage 2/19, Lakshan Gamage 2/33
Result – Match Drawn (St. Joseph’s College won first innings points & qualified for Quarter Finals)
Richmond College, Galle vs Mahanama College, Colombo
Richmond College was knocked out of the tournament as they were defeated by Mahanama College in the Pre-Quarter Final which ended at Bloomfield Grounds in Colombo. The Sri Lanka U19 capped Sonal Dinusha used the experience he gained at the national level to guide his team to victory by scoring a brilliant unbeaten century (159*).
Richmond College – 292/7d (106) Thaveesha Abishek 77, Dimuth Sandaruwan 59, Kavindu Nirmana 45, Dilum Sudeera 38, Bhanuka Manohara 33, Dilum Sudeera 25, Devindu Kekirideniya 3/65, Achintha Supun 3/69
Mahanama College – 294/9 (81.4) Sonal Dinusha 159*, Pavan Rathnayake 76, Dilum Sudeera 3/106, Kalpa Nethsara 2/26, Sandun Mendis 2/48
Result – Match Drawn (Mahanama College won first innings points & qualified for Quarter Finals)
St. Benedict’s College, Colombo vs Zahira College, Colombo
Zahira College registered a comprehensive 5-wicket win over St. Benedict’s College in their traditional encounter which was worked off at Zahira College Grounds in Colombo. The right-handed stroke maker Mohamed Shamaaz who has been a regular member of Sri Lanka U19s, excelled with both bat and ball guiding the hosts to a convincing victory.
St. Benedict’s College – 216 (47.1) Hasindu Kavirathne 54, Shehan Fernando 39, Kaviru Perera 36, Yohan Soyza 26, Ashen De Soyza 21, Mohamed Shamaaz 4/57, Imtiaz Slasa 3/61 & 149 (34.4) Sanoj Perera 39, Thenuka Nandalal 35, Vihanga Ruwanara 22, Ishan Ruhaim 4/41, Imtiaz Slasa 3/46, Mohamed Shamaaz 2/42
Zahira College – 246 (64) Aravinth Rajendran 73, Mohamed Shamaaz 70, Imtiaz Slasa 41, Mohamed Adhil 20, Hasindu Kavirathne 3/71, Malinda Perera 3/72, Onila Barusha 2/34 & 123/5 (32.3) Imtiaz Slasa 50*, Aravinth Rajendran 25, Onila Barusha 2/22, Sanoj Perera 2/30
Result – Zahira College won by 5 wickets
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy
The traditional encounter between Maliyadeva College and Dharmaraja College commenced at Dharmaraja College Grounds in Kandy. After winning the toss, the visiting skipper chose to bat first but the decision backfired, and the team was bowled out for 195 runs.
Yasitha Samararathne was the chief demolisher with the ball as he picked up a 5-wicket haul for the hosts. In reply, the hosts were 102 runs for 4 wickets at the close of play on day one. Oshanda Jayawikrama excelled with the ball picking up 3 wickets for just 13 runs.
Maliyadeva College – 195 (61.4) Ishara Munasinghe 41, Chaluka Athapattu 44, Nimesh Chathuranga 36, Thimira Chandrasena 33, Yasitha Samararathne 5/57, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 2/70
Dharmaraja College – 102/4 (33) Dulaj Bandara 33, Oshanda Jayawikrama 3/13
Stumps – Day 1