The Limited Over Pre-Quarter Final Play-Off between Ananda College and St. Thomas College and three traditional encounters of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Two Day Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played today across the island.
Ananda College, Colombo vs S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia
St. Thomas College managed to qualify for the Pre-Quarter Final of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Limited Over Cricket Tournament as they defeated Ananda College today at Mount Lavinia. After winning the toss, the visiting skipper chose to bat first but put on only 176 runs for 8 wickets in the allotted 50 overs.
Kanishka Ranthilakage (42) and Maoshada Fernando (35*) starred with the bat for the visitors. The left-arm seamer Shamilka Wickramatilake picked up 3 wickets while Shehan Silva and Anuk Palihawadane impressed with the ball taking 2 wickets each for the hosts.
Chasing a modest total of 177 runs to win, the hosts also struggled with the bat but somehow managed to go past the target in 45.3 overs with 4 wickets remaining. Mohammad Ishaq guided the Thomians to victory scoring a classy half-century.
Ananda College – 176/8 (50) Kanishka Ranthilakage 42, Maoshada Fernando 35*, Kalana Wijesiri 27, Shamilka Wickramatilake 3/27, Shehan Silva 2/33, Anuk Palihawadane 2/43
S. Thomas College – 177/6 (45.3) Mohammad Ishaq 54, Vinuja Wijebandara 27, Janidu Jayawardane 2/29
Result – S. Thomas College won by 4 wickets & qualified to Pre-Quarter Finals
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy
The traditional encounter between Maliyadeva College and Dharmaraja College ended in a draw today at Dharmaraja College Grounds in Kandy. After being 102 runs for 4 wickets overnight, the hosts posted 309 runs for 9 wickets before declaring the innings in the 77th over.
Yasitha Samararathne was the chief contributor with the bat as he made 68 runs while Chethiya Ekanayake (49), Janith Gunathunge (48) and Dulaj Bandara (47) chipped in with useful contributions. Oshanda Jayawikrama picked up 4 scalps for 39 for the lads from Kurunegala.
The visitors began their second innings 114 runs behind and posted 141 runs for 5 wickets when umpires called stumps on day two. Amesh Thennakon (46) and Ishara Munasinghe (33) did well with the bat for the lads from Kurunegala.
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 & 141/5 (49) Amesh Thennakon 46, Ishara Munasinghe 33, Thimira Chandrasena 26*, Virajith Ahelepola 2/24, Upendra Warnakulasuriya 2/39
Dharmaraja College – 309/9d (76.2) Yasitha Samararathne 68, Chethiya Ekanayake 49, Janith Gunathunge 48, Dulaj Bandara 47, Oshanda Jayawikrama 4/39, Sachindu Wijerathne 2/77
Result – Match Drawn
Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Servatius College, Matara
The traditional encounter between Maris Stella College and St. Servatius College commenced today at St. Sebastian’s College Grounds in Katuneriya. After winning the toss, Maris Stella skipper opted to bat first and managed to put 237 runs on the board.
Shiran Chanuka (55*) and Thilina Perera (49) excelled with the bat for Maris Stella while the right-arm fast-medium bowler Keshara Nuwantha of St. Servatius College bowled an outstanding spell picking up 9 scalps for 128 runs. In reply, St. Servatius College posted 89 runs for 1 wicket at the close of play on day one.
Maris Stella College – 237 (73.5) Shiran Chanuka 55*, Thilina Perera 49, Kaveen Fernando 33, Amantha Perera 29, Nidula Madushanka 21, Keshara Nuwantha 9/128
St. Servatius College – 89/1 (20) Chihan Kalindu 44*
Stumps – Day 1
St. John’s College, Jaffna vs St. Anthony’s College, Wattala
The traditional encounter between St. John’s College and St. Anthony’s College commenced today at St. John’s College Grounds in Jaffna. After winning the toss, hosts’ skipper chose to bat first but they managed to post only 183 runs in 48 overs. T Dinoshan top-scored with a knock of 91 runs for the hosts.
Dinuk Vishal and Kaveesha Dulanjana impressed with the ball taking 3 scalps each for the visitors. In reply, Antonians posted 148 runs for 4 wickets at stumps on day one. Sandun Madushanka and Dinuk Vishal remained unbeaten at the crease with half-tons to their names.
St. John’s College – 183 (48) T Dinoshan 91, A Sukesan 23, K Carishan 27, Dinuk Vishal 3/21, Kaveesha Dulanjana 3/38, Romesh Suranga 2/26
St. Anthony’s College – 148/4 (45) Sandun Madushanka 51*, Dinuk Vishal 50*, K Abiranjan 2/40
Stumps – Day 1