Avishka Perera strokes blazing century as Nalanda takes honors

Under 19 ‘Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19


Six matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today, around the island. Nalanda College, Richmond College and Devapathiraja College took major honors in the drawn encounters worked off today at different venues.

Nalanda College, Colombo vs Mahinda College, Galle

The traditional fixture between Nalanda College and Mahinda College ended in a draw today, at the Nalanda College Grounds with the hosts winning valuable innings points. The visitors only managed to post 196 runs in their first innings in reply to the Nalanda’s score of 324.

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Right handed stroke maker Hansika Welihinda was the main contributor with the bat for the visitors as he stroked 85 runs off 145 balls which included 9 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 58.62. Nalanda off-spinner, Lakshitha Rasanjana was the pick of the bowlers with an impressive 4 wickets for 30 runs.

With first inning points in hand, the Nalanda College began their second innings and posted 176 runs for 3 wickets at close of play on day two. Right handed batsman Avishka Perera, who made his maiden ton of the season in his last game scoring 169 runs, scored his second century today with a blazing knock of 103 runs off 100 balls which included 3 fours and 9 sixes.

Brief scores

Nalanda College – 324/9d (95) Lakshitha Rasanjana 72, Chamindu Wijesinghe 72, Mahima Weerakoon 59, Kaveesh Madurapperuma 39*, Avishka Perera 35, Pasan Pethangoda 5/73, Nipun Malinga 2/57 176/3 (33) Avishka Perera 103*, Lakshitha Rasanjana 41

Mahinda College – 196 (57.2) Hansika Welihinda 85, Navod Paranawithana 37, Maleesha Malliyawadu 21, Lakshitha Rasanjana 4/30, Kaveesh Madurapperuma 2/33

Result – Match Drawn (Nalanda College won first innings points)

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St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs Richmond College, Galle

The Group D fixture between Richmond College and St. Anne’s College also ended in a draw today at Kurunegala with the visitors claiming first innings points. Left arm spinner Dilum Sudeera shone with the ball for Richmondites with a 6-wicket haul for 68 runs. Thaveesha Abhishek (47) and Adithya Siriwardane (44) starred with the bat to guide the visitors to take first innings honors.

>>Photos : Mahinda College vs Nalanda College | Singer U19 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

Brief scores

St. Anne’s College – 180 (83.3) Kavindu Ranasinghe 87, M Rafeel 20, Dilum Sudeera 6/68, Sandun Mendis 3/50 58/2 (32.5) Kavindu Ranasinghe 23

Richmond College – 188 (55) Thaveesha Abhishek 47, Adithya Siriwardane 44, Vinuja Kiriella 43, Dimuth Sandaruwan 21, Pasindu Thennakon 4/68, Mayaas Muzammil 3/32, Manaan Muzammil 2/32

Result – Match Drawn (Richmond College won first innings points)

Devapathiraja College, Rathgama vs Isipathana College, Colombo

Devapathiraja College managed to take first innings points against Isipathana College in the drawn Group A fixture which concluded today at the BRC Grounds. Pathum Madusanka of Devapathiraja College was the standout performer as he stroked 108 runs with the bat and picked up 6 wickets with the ball in the match.

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Brief scores

Devapathiraja College – 273 (89.3) Pathum Madusanka 98, Jeewaka Rashmitha 81, Pavan Sandesh 26, Sudeera Weerarathne 20, Savindu Uthsara 3/55, Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi 2/18, Kaliq Amath 2/40 & 84/9d (40.2) Pathum Madusanka 20, Madushika Sandaruwan 6/26

Isipathana College – 185 (52.1) Ravindu Rathnayake 56, Isuru Sandamal 34, Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi 28, Hirushka Thimira 4/44, Pathum Madusanka 4/45 & 136/6 (14) Thevindu Dikwella 48, Yasiru Kasthuriarachchi 36, Ravindu Rathnayake 31, Kalpa Chethiya 2/17, Pathum Madusanka 2/63

Result – Match Drawn (Devapathiraja College won first innings points)

Photos : Isipathana College vs Devapathiraja College | Singer U19 Cricket Tournament 2018/19

St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs St. Benedict’s College, Colombo

The traditional fixture between St. Peter’s College and St. Benedict’s College commenced today at the St. Benedict’s College grounds in Colombo. The hosts’ skipper won the toss and chose to bat first but could only manage a total of 136 runs as Peterite left arm spinner Kanishka Maduwantha ripped through their batting lineup taking 5 wickets for 29 runs.

In reply, the visitors were in a strong position at the close of play with a score of 108 runs for 2 wickets. In-form batsman Santhush Gunathilaka remained unbeaten on 34 runs at the crease.

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Brief scores

St. Benedict’s College – 136 (60) Shehan Fernando 41, Kaveesha Jayathilake 29, Kanishka Maduwantha 5/29, Ruvin Senavirathne 2/42

St. Peter’s College – 108/2 (27.3) Santhush Gunathilake 34*, Dinith Anjula 33, Banuka de Silva 29

Ananda College, Colombo vs Dharmaraja College, Kandy

The traditional fixture between Ananda College and Dharmaraja College commenced today at Dharmaraja College grounds in Kandy. After winning the toss, Ananda skipper opted to bat first and posted a solid 252 runs on the board. Kamesh Nirmal top scored with a knock of 77 runs for the lads from Colombo.

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Upendra Warnakulasuriya shone with the ball for the hosts picking up a 6-wicket haul for 88 runs. In reply, the hosts posted 79 runs for no loss at stumps on day one.

Brief scores

Ananda College – 252 (57.4) Kamesh Nirmal 77, Janidu Jayawardhane 45, Kalana Wijesiri 44, Muditha Ranathunga 23, Sudeepa Agulugaha 22, Upendra Warnakulasooriya 6/88, Yasith Samararathne 2/44

Dharmaraja College – 79/0 (32) Isuru Dayananda 37*, Sachintha Senanayake 31*

Zahira College, Colombo vs Lumbini College, Colombo

The Group B fixture between Zahira College and Lumbini College commenced today at the Zahira College grounds in Colombo. After being put to bat first, the hosts were bundled out for just 159 runs as Mohommed Slasa top scored with 63 runs.

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Lumbini College batsmen replied strongly with the bat scoring 241 runs for 7 wickets at stumps on day one. Sohan Dilshan (95) and Ravishka Wijesiri (60) top scored for the visitors with the bat.

Brief scores

Zahira College – 159 (40) Mohommed Slasa 63, C Dilrukshan 28, Mohommed Rishad 22, Ravishka Wijesinghe 4/45, Yasiru Jayasinghe 2/22, Sithum Dissanayake 2/23

Lumbini College – 241/7 (49.3) Sohan Dilshan 95*, Ravishka Wijesiri 60, Vishmitha Wijesri 31, Mohommed Slasa 3/59