Nishan Madushka joins 1000-run club

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2018/19


Six games of Singer U19 Division One Cricket Tournament were played today, 5th February.

Mahanama College, Colombo vs Moratu Maha Vidyalaya

The game was played at the National Services  Cricket Association grounds, Rathmalana. The lone warrior of Moratu Vidyalaya, Nishan Madushka top-scored with 90 runs while the rest of the team only managed 100 more runs altogether. With that, Madushka reached the optimum goal for batsmen in schools cricket. He registered 5 centuries and 3 fifties on his way to the 1000-run mark with a top-score of 171 not-out.

Deciding to bat first, Moratu Maha Vidyalaya managed 190 runs in the first-innings. Short and shimmy left-armer, Sonal Gamage picked up 4 wickets for Mahanama College.

Mahanama College made recoveries for their poor outing in the last game. Pavan Rathnayake struck a flawless ton while Sonal Gamage flared brilliance once again making an unbeaten 78 with the bat.

Mahanama College scored 299 runs for the loss of 6 wickets as they saw the game to a draw.

Brief scores

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa 190 (65.2)
Nishan Madhushka 90, Rashan Kavishka 23, Hashen Adithya 22, Awantha Dulakshana 20, Sonal Gamage 4/71, Dhanuka Nimmana 2/09, Pathum Boteju 2/28

Mahanama College, Colombo 299/6 (93)

Pavan Rathnayake 106, Sonal Gamage 78*, Vinuka Rubasinghe 57, Bishan Mendis 38, Eran Hansamal 4/108


Ravindu Fernando guides Maris Stella to first innings victory

Three matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island…….

Isipathana College, Colombo vs St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy

Isipathana College hosted St. Sylvester’s College on this group ‘A’ fixture at BRC grounds. Being inserted to bat first by the visitors, Isipathana College scored 206 runs. Leshan Amarasinghe topped the batting card with 58 runs.

In reply, St. Sylvester’s were pretty sloppy with the bat as they only managed 138 runs. Speedster Kaliq Amath and spinners Savindu Uthsara, Thevindu Dickwella and Madushika Sandaruwan picked up 2 wickets each for the hosts.

In the second-innings of Isipathana College, Dickwella got off to a blistering start as he smashed a quick 51 runs upfront. The game ended with the Pathanians on 72 runs for the loss of 3 wickets.

Brief scores

Isipathana College, Colombo 206 (66.3)

Leshan Amarasinghe 58, Madushika Sandaruwan 37, Ravindu Rathnayake 32, Mandipa Gunasekara 29, Husindu Gayashan 2/13, Manoharan Pavithran 2/16

& 72/3 (8)

Thevindu Dikwella 51, Hashan Pathirana 3/18

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy 138 (69.5)

Avindu Herath 32, Manoharan Pavithran 24, Kaliq Amath 2/08, Savindu Uthsara 2/18, Thevindu Dikwella 2/18, Madushika Sandaruwan 2/29


St. Anthony’s College, Wattala vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya

Batting first in their home grounds, the Antonians posted a competitive 253 runs for their first-innings. Skipper Joel Pinto was the top-scorer for the Antonians with 43 runs to his name. The off-spinner from Pannipitiya was on a one-man show as he bagged 8 wickets for Dharmapala College.

The game saw some showers on day-two allowing only 37 overs in the day. Dharmapala College scored 155 runs for the loss of 5 wickets as the game ended in a draw.

Brief scores

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala 253 (86.1)

Joel Pinto 43, Kaveesha Dulanjana 41, Avishka Tharindu 39, Don Romesh 38, Vishal Silva 32, Dilip Nirosan 20, Dulaj Egodage 8/85

Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya 155/5 (37)

Amila Dayanaka 51, Dulaj Egodage 28*, Nadun Hiruka 25, Malith Sandakelum 21, Don Romesh 3/26


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

Batting first, Trinity College accumulated 211 runs for the first-innings in their own backyard. Skipper Pubudu Bandara led the batting attack with a half century while the Peterite spinners, Kanishka Maduwantha and Ruvin Senevirathne shared all the Trinitian wickets equally.

The Peterite batting was an eyebrow-raiser as they were trailing behind at 62 runs for the 6 wickets. The visitors failed to decode the off-spin of Abishek Anandakumar as he picked up 4 wickets for 17 runs.

Brief scores

Trinity College, Kandy 211(62.3)

Pubudu Bandara 50, Dinitha Siriwardana 44, Kavishka Senadeera 43, Shane Gunathilake 34, Kanishka Maduwantha 5/43, Ruvin Senavirathne 5/67

St. Peter’s College, Colombo 62/6 (35)

Abishek Anandakumar 4/17


D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo vs Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda

It was yet another rain affected game at Maththegoda where Dharmasoka College won the toss and elected to field first. The boys from Borella struggled against the left-arm spin of Aroshana de Zoysa as he picked up 4 wickets or just 3 runs. The Colombo school succumbed for just 71 runs in their first-innings.

The Southern boys were on Nelson by the close of play for the loss of 5 wickets. Skipper Dinuka Dilshan departed with 44 runs while Kavindu Nadeeshan is at the crease with 36 runs to his name.

Brief scores

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 71 (29.1)

Lohan de Zoysa 4/03, Dinuka Dilshan 2/10

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 111/5 (27)

Dinuka Dilshan 44, Kavindu Nadeeshan 36*, Tharindu Dissanayake 2/10


St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa vs St. Mary’s College, Kegalle

The visiting St. Sebastian’s College scored 222 runs in the first-innings after being put to bat first by the hosts. Leading run-scorer for the Bastians, Dunith Jayathunga added another 71 runs to his tally while Akalanka Pethiyagoda was spot-on with the ball as he picked up 4 wickets for 42 runs.

St. Mary’s College staged a pathetic response as they crumbled for 61 runs. Vinuja Ranasinghe and Tashik Perera picked up 3 wickets each for St. Sebastian’s College.

Brief scores

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 222 (46.5) Dunith Jayathunga 71, Vinuja Ranasinghe 55, Praveen Cooray 27, Akalanka Pethiyagoda 4/42, Jehan Abeywardhane 2/28, Hiran Biyagama 2/31

St. Mary’s College, Kegalle 61 (32.3) Vinuja Ranasinghe 3/10, Tashik Perera 3/17, Praveen Cooray 2/01

& F/O 1/0 (1)


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