Naveen earns outright win in season opener for Maris Stella

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


Maris Stella College, Negombo ignited the season with an outright win against St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala. Two other games of the Singer U19 division 1 tournament 2019/20 concluded today, 4th October, while several others hit the roads across the Island.

Maris Stella College, Negombo vs St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala

After being asked to bat first by the visiting skipper, Lasith Warnakulasooriya, the Maris Stella boys staged a modest 176 runs for the first-innings on day-one. The game was played at St. Sebastian’s College grounds in Katuneriya.

Starting day-two at 94 for 2, with two batsmen, Kavindu Ranasinghe on 42 and Thrimalsha Silva 30 at the crease. That’s when the opposition skipper Naveen Fernando decided to enter the party. Fernando stormed through the Annite line-up, tearing them apart as all of them fell within the next 38 runs. St. Anne’s College settled to a disappointing 132 runs as Kavindu Ranasinghe ended his run at 59 while Thrimalsha was first to go in the day without scoring any further.

Maris Stella skipper led by example having played an outstanding game. He followed up his fifty in the first innings with magnificent figures of 6 for 24 with the ball.

Maris Stella College added another quick 118 runs in just 16.3 overs. It was yet again the spin duo of St. Anne’s College, Manaan Musammil and Pasindu Tennakoon, who were among the wickets. Tennakoon bagged 4 wickets for 34 runs while Musammil picked up 3 for 47 runs. Both of them wrapped match bags of 8 wickets each.

Right-arm off-spinner Priyashan Silva starred in the second-innings with the ball for Maris Stella as he picked 6 wickets for 18 runs. Another 2 more wickets for Naveen Fernando and things were done and dusted. Annites were undone for just 98 runs giving the Negombo school their first win of the season.

Brief Scores

Maris Stella College 176 (52.2) Naveen Fernando 52, Thilina Perera 46, Chemindu Weerawansha 23, Sahan Perera 20, Manaam Musammil 5/36, Pasindu Tennakoon 4/50 & 118 (16.3) Chemindu  Weerawansha 27, Shane Wijesinghe 27, Naveen Fernando 23, Pasindu Tennakoon 4/34, Manaan Musammil 3/47

St. Anne’s College 132 (34.2) Kavindu Ranasinghe 59, Thrimalsha Silva 30, Naveen Fernando 6/24, Thilina Perera 3/10 & 98 (34) Kavindu Ranasinghe 38, Priyashan Silva 6/18, Naveen Fernando 2/32


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St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy

St. Peter’s College won the toss and opted to bat first at the Lake View grounds in Kandy. The Colombo school scored 226 runs for the first-innings on day-one. Kanishka Maduwantha topped the batting chart with 40 runs while Sahan Siriwardena picked up a fifer.

Dharmaraja College started day-two at 36 for 1 and batted out the entire day to end the game in a draw with no first-innings honours for either teams. Chethiya Ekanayake scored 38 runs while the skipper, Dulaj Bandara added 37 runs for the cause. Right-arm off-spinner Ruvin Seneviratne and Left-arm spinner Kanishka Maduwantha both picked up 2 wickets each.

Dharmaraja College scored 171 runs for the loss of 6 wickets at close of play.

Brief Scores

St. Peter’s College 226 (60.2) Kanishka Maduwantha 40, Sisika Santhush 35, Wanuja Kumara 29, Ruwin Seneviratne 27, Prabasara Herath 23, Bhanuka Silva 23, Sahan Siriwardena 5/63, Upendra Warnakulasooriya 3/77

Dharmaraja College 171/6 (63.4) Chethiya Ekanayake 38, Dulaj Bandara 37, Dinuka Pathiraja 31, Janith Gunathunga 23, Ruvin Senaviratne 2/38, Kanishka Maduwantha 2/74


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Thurstan College, Colombo vs Richmond College, Galle

The hosts, Thurstan College fell surprisingly for just 105 runs in the first-innings after being asked to bat first by the visitors. Youth international star Dilum Sudeera bowled exceptionally to pick up 6 wickets for 29 runs. Middle-order batsman Ranesh Silva scored 32 runs to be the highest-scorer.

Thurstanites made a strong comeback into the game by restricting the Richmondites for just 103 runs in their first-innings. Left-arm spinner Punthila Kumara recorded a fifer to lead the Thurstan bowling unit.

The boys from Cinnamon Garden made amends in the second-innings by scoring 221 runs for the loss of 7 wickets and declared the innings. Avishka Kaushalya top-scored with 77 runs while Ranesh Silva added an unbeaten 55. Sudeera wrapped a 10 wicket-haul with another 4 wickets in the second-innings.

The game ended in a draw.

Brief Scores

Thurstan College 105 (38.4) Ranesh Silva 32, Dilum Sudeera 6/29, Sugeeth Nimnada 2/33 & 221/7d (60.5) Avishka Kaushalya 77, Ranesh Silva 55*, Jayawihan Mahawithana 28, Bawantha Jayasinghe 27, Dilum Sudeera 4/95

Richmond College 103 (31.47) Chamath Dilsara 45, Bhanuka Manohara 30, Punthila Kumara 5/30, Avishka Kaushalya 2/23 & 28/1 (7)


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Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya

At Dharmapala College grounds (Toss – Dharmapala College)

Dharmapala College 132 (37.4) Navindu Naveen 39, Sakindu Wijerathne 2/24, Brian Karunayake 2/25, Matheesha Weerasinghe 2/30

Maliyadewa College 48/7 (27.5) Dineth Nelumdeniya 4/11, Vihanga Gunarathna 2/07


St. John’s College, Jaffna vs S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia

At S. Thomas’ College grounds (Toss – S. Thomas’ College)

St. John’s College 98 (30.5) Anton Abishek 38, Theiventhiram Dinoshan 21, Yasiru Rodrigo 6/22, Dilmin Rathnayake 2/12

S. Thomas’ College 250/7 (64) Deon Fernando 76, Umayanga Suwaris 41, Yasiru Rodrigo 34*, Thevin Iriyagama 33*, Vithushan 3/73, S Sharan 2/91


St. Anthony’s College, Wattala vs Kingswood College, Kandy

At St. Anthony’s College grounds (Toss – St. Anthony’s College)

St. Anthony’s College 291/6 (76) Dinuk Vishan 102, Kanishka Gimhan 91, Avishka Tharindu 28, Gihan Rashmika 25, Abdul Rahuman 21*, Dumindu Ransika 2/52

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At St. Anthony’s College grounds (Toss – Wesley)

St. Anthony’s College 266/7 (65) Chamindu Wickramasinghe 67, Dayan Pankaja 46, Lasitha Warallagama 33, Sasith Hirudika 24*, Asitha Wanninayake 24, Sachin Prabath 23, Gihan Ebert 22, S Sakirthan 3/68, Nimnaka Adikari 2/45

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