First 500+ in Thomian history secures semi-final berth

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

Kishan Munasinghe made a brilliant 150 not out in 310 balls, batting for more than four sessions.

A quarter-final of the Singer Schools Under 19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19 and a pre-quarterfinal of limited overs leg was held today.

  • S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia vs Mahinda College, Galle – Quarter Final

The 3rd quarterfinal of the Singer Schools Under 19 Division 1 (two-day) Cricket Tournament between S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia and Mahinda College, Galle was concluded today (2019-03-26)  at the Royal College grounds, Colombo.

Continuing on their merry way from the first day after being put into bat by Mahinda College, S. Thomas’ didn’t hold back their charge as they earned the bonus point and qualified for the semifinals.

Read Day 01: Thomians continue their long format dominance

Thomas’ started day 02 proceeding on 274/4 with inform batsman Umayanga Suwaris in the middle on 68. Suwaris couldn’t make a big statement on the day as he fell for 72 runs but that didn’t turn out to be the much-needed break Mahinda players were looking for.

17-year-old Kishan Munasinghe then orchestrated a patient and long innings of 388 minutes, scoring a mammoth 150 runs including 20 boundaries. Munasinghe and Dellon Peiris combined for 400 deliveries in the partnership for the 7th wicket, adding 146 runs to suck out any spirit left from the Mahinda bowlers.

Peiris made a half-century for himself and S. Thomas’ declared their inning at 514 for 8 to record their first 500+ score in an innings in their 140-year-old cricketing history.

>>Photos Quarter-Final | S.Thomas’ College vs Mahinda College<<

Mahinda College could only bat for 3.4 overs before the match was over but former Mahinda captain Hansika Welihinda crossed 1000 runs for the season.  

The match was drawn and the Thomians qualified for the semifinals in the Singer Schools Under 19 Division 1 (two-day) Cricket Tournament on bonus points.

They will face Nalanda College; another dangerous side this season, in the semifinals while the other semifinal will be worked out between St. Sebastian’s College vs the winner of Prince of Wales’-St. Joseph’s battle.

Read – Nuwanindu Fernando carries St. Sebastian’s into semis

Brief Scores

S. Thomas’ College – 514/8 Dec (183.2 overs) | Kishan Munasinghe 150*, Umayanga Suwaris 72, Dellon Peiris 67, Ryan Fernando 50, Yohan Perera 48, Shalin de Mel 43, Ravindu de Silva 28, Dilmin Rathnayake 21*, Pasan Pethangoda 2/99, Subhanu Rajapakshe 2/112

Mahinda College – 26/0 (3.4 overs) | Hansika Welihinda 20*

S. Thomas’ College won on bonus point and qualified to semi finals

  • St. Servatius College, Matara vs Thurstan College, Colombo – Pre-Quarter Final

The final pre-quarterfinal of the Singer Schools Under 19 Division 1 (Limited Overs) Cricket Tournament between St. Servatius College, Matara and Thurstan College, Colombo which was held today (2019-03-26) at the Thurstan College grounds was won by the hosts comfortably to qualify to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Photos: Thurstan College vs St. Servatius’ College | U19 Division I One-Day Tournament 2018/19 | QF

Visitors crumbled for a cheap 173 runs in 44 overs and Thurstan College chased the target inside 32 overs to win by 6 wickets.

They will have to battle it out against St. Benedicts in the quarterfinals.

Video – Thurstan College Cricket team preview 2018-19

Brief Scores

St. Servatius College – 173 (44) | Risira Lakwin 52, Pasindu Manupriya 29, Naveen Shashith 28, Gihan Kalindu 20, Bimara ranathunga 3/28, Ayesh Harshana 3/36

Thurstan College – 178/4 (31.4) | Yohan Liyanage 46, Jahavihan Mahavithana 46, Nimesh Perera 27*, Ranesh Silva 24*, Kesara Nuwantha 3/40

Thurstan Colllege won by 6 wickets & qualified to quarter finals

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