Two more Pre-Quarter Final Playoffs of the Singer U19 Division I Cricket tournament 2019/20 were played today while two traditional games concluded with results.
St. Benedict’s College hosting Maliyadeva College faced no threat from the Kurunegala boys as they registered a comfortable 8-wicket win with 24.2 overs remaining. Led by off-spinner Hasindu Kavirathna and left-arm spinner Malinda Perera who paved the way for this easy win restricting the opponents for 109. St. Benedict’s College will now meet the strong Trinity College outfit in the Pre-Quarter Final.
The Thurstan College vs De Mazenod College playoff lasted just 37.5 overs as the Mazenodians succumbed terribly to the Thurstan challenge in Kandana. De Mazenod managed just 77 runs before the Colombo boys chased it down in 13.2 overs losing 6 wickets. Thurstan College will now meet St. Anthony’s College Kandy in the Pre-Quarter Final.
St. Benedict’s College, Colombo vs Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala – Pre-Quarter Final Playoff
- Venue – St. Benedict’s College Grounds, Colombo
- Toss – St. Benedict’s
Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala – 109 (28.4) Amesh Thennakoon 36, Nikila Darmadasa 20, Hasindu Kavirathne 4/19, Malinda Perera 3/09, Sanosh Perera 2/27
St. Benedict’s College, Colombo – 111/2 (25.4) Sanoj Perera 33*, Nimesh Zoyza 32*, Shaluka Athapaththu 2/27
ST. BENEDICT’S WON BY 8 WICKETS & QUALIFIED TO PRE-QUARTER FINALS
De Mazenod College, Kandana vs Thurstan College, Colombo – Pre-Quarter Final Playoff
- Venue – De Mazenod College Grounds, Kandana
- Toss – De Mazenod
De Mazenod College, Kandana – 77 (24.3) Bawantha Jayasinghe 2/13, Avishka Kaushalya 2/23
Thurstan College, Colombo – 78/6 (13.2) Asitha Silva 3/28
THURSTAN WON BY 4 WICKETS & QUALIFIED TO PRE-QUARTER FINALS
St. Sebastian’s College recorded a come from behind victory over St. Anne’s College today in Kurunegala. Resuming their overnight first innings score of 100/8, St. Sebastian’s went on to restrict the home team for 96 in the 2nd innings before they chased down the required 125 runs losing 8 wickets. Sandesh Fernando’s off-spin picked them 5 wickets to mark their comeback before Sukitha Prasanna’s half-century sealed the victory for them.
Wesley College skipper Rahul Gunasekara who starred with the bat on day 1 scoring 161, led his team with the ball today picking up a 5-wicket haul in the 2nd innings after Denuwan Mendis’ 4 wickets helped them restrict Kingswood College for 77 in the first innings. Kingswood College suffered a heavy defeat as the home team won by an innings and 141 runs.
Pavan Rathnayake, who became Sri Lanka’s youngest centurion in first-class cricket just last week, continued his good form scoring another big century for Mahanama College against Prince of Wales College in his club ground, CCC. The traditional encounter will resume tomorrow for the 2nd day.
St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa – Traditional
- Venue – St. Anne’s College Grounds, Kurunegala
- Toss – St. Anne’s
St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala – 148 (61.2) Kavindu Ranasinghe 43, Lasith Warnakulasooriya 34, Krishantha Piyathilaka 26*, Muiz Rafeel 20, Nadeera Fernando 5/32, Bihanga Mendis 2/28, Kalana Sandeep 2/54 & 96 (40.3) Visitha Perera 39, Sandesh Fernando 5/22, Supun Fernando 4/17
St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa – 120 (37.5) Nisitha Abilash 34, Kavindu Ransinghe 4/39, Kavindu Ekanayake 2/01, Manan Musammil 2/20 & 125/8 (44.3) Sukitha Prasanna 52, Ashan Avishka 26*, Pasindu Thennakoon 3/20, Manan Musammil 2/50
ST. SEBASTIAN’S WON BY 2 WICKETS
Wesley College, Colombo vs Kingswood College, Kandy – Traditional
- Venue – Wesley College Grounds, Colombo
- Toss – Wesley
Wesley College, Colombo – 351/8d (67) Rahul Gunasekara 161, Sahil Dias 64, Thilshan Senanayake 50*, Sidath Darmasiriwardana 47, Champika Abeyrathna 2/44, Dumindu Bandara 2/62, Amesh Rupasinghe 2/84
Kingswood College, Kandy – 77 (31.2) Hansitha Polkotuwa 26, Denuwan Mendis 4/19, Thenuka Perera 4/21 & 133 (54.4) (F/O) Hansitha Polkotuwa 48, Dumindu Damshika 21, Rahul Gunasekara 5/25, SS Zakirthan 2/23, Nimthaka Induwara 2/35
WESLEY WON BY AN INNINGS & 141 RUNS
Mahanama College, Colombo vs Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa – Traditional
- Venue – CCC
- Toss – Mahanama
Mahanama College, Colombo – 287/7 (96) Pavan Rathnayake 168*, Sonal Dinusha 27, Devindu Kekirideniya 25, Naduka Fernando 4/52, Kavinda De Mel 2/56
STUMPS – DAY 1