Lefties spin Royal and Zahira to comfortable wins

Singer U19 Division I Cricket Tournament 2019/20

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Three games of the Singer U19 Division I Cricket tournament ended today, with Royal College and Zahira College registering wins.

Royal made a strong comeback against De Mazenod College today, their final day of their Group A encounter, with the hosts Royal registering a win after conceding a first innings lead of 28. After being bundled out for 155 resuming their overnight score of 100/6, Royal managed to restrict De Mazenod’s 2nd innings to 91 with the help of a match-winning 5-wicket haul by left-arm spinner Gishan Balasooriya. They then chased down the required target within 30 overs, losing just 1 wicket with an unbeaten half-century by star batsman Kamil Mishara.

Zahira College recorded a rare win over Lumbini College, who are also having an unforgettable season, in Maradana today. After finishing their 1st innings with a healthy lead of 77, the Zahirians were able to bundle out the hapless Lumbini boys for 125 in 42.1 overs, as Mohamed Mahdhi’s left-arm spin handed them 5 wickets. Zahira then reached their target with no fuss, losing just 1 wicket.

St. Peter’s College put a strong show against St. Benedict’s College in Bambalapitiya. Spinner turned pacie, Vinuda Liyanage, took a hat-trick yesterday to send the visitors reeling after the home boys amassed 266, completed with a figures of 5/50. St. Peter’s then spent some quality batting time in the traditional affair, compiling 264/7 in the 2nd innings with half-tons for Rishika Santhush, Kanishka Maduwantha and Niman Umesh.

Cambrians miss an outright victory by an inch

In the two games which began today, St. Anthony’s College Kandy secured a first-innings win before the end of the day in Kandy, while Richmond were in complete command over Wesley in Borella. 

Royal College, Colombo vs De Mazenod College, Kandana – Group A

Venue – Royal College Grounds, Colombo
Toss – Royal College

De Mazenod College, Kandana – 183 (68.4) Sahan Kosala 104*, Nimna Fernando 23, Senash Fernando 21, Manula Perera 3/19, Prashan Kalhara 3/42, Kavindu Pathirathna 2/20 & 91 (35) Senash Fernando 35, Gishan Balasooriya 5/13, Prashan Kalhara 2/17, Kavindu Pathirathna 2/47

Royal College, Colombo – 155 (41.4) Thevindu Senavirathna 33, Ahan Wickramasingha 25, Prashan Kalhara 21, Pramod Rajamunindra 4/23, Asitha Silva 3/41, Sihina Sithumina 2/46 & 121/1 (29.3) Kamil Mishara 52*, Isiwara Dissanayaka 49*, Kawshan Kulasooriya 20

ROYAL WON BY 9 WICKETS

Photos: Royal College Vs De Mazenod College | U19 Cricket Tournament 2019/20


Zahira College, Colombo vs Lumbini College, Colombo – Group D

Venue – Zahira College Grounds, Colombo
Toss – Lumbini College

Lumbini College, Colombo – 151 (40.3) Thashika Nirmal 54, Shahan Kaushalya 35*, Yasiru Jayasinghe 22, Mohamed Shamaaz 3/15, Mohamed Dilhan 2/14 & 125 (42.1) Hiru Chethana 31, Ramesh Madusanka 23*, Shahan Kaushalya 21, Mohamed Mahdhi 5/43, Imtiaz Slasa 3/27

Zahira College, Colombo – 228 (62.4) Mohamed Shamaaz 58, Aravinth Rajendran 36*, Imtiaz Slasa 27, Mohamed Mahdhi 26, Sadeer Hadee 20, Thashika Nirmal 7/61 & 49/1 (11.5) Mohamed Raahidh 23*, Imtiaz Slasa 23*

ZAHIRA WON BY 9 WICKETS


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

Venue – St. Peter’s College Grounds, Colombo
Toss – St. Benedict’s College

St. Peter’s College, Colombo – 266/9d (77.2) Rishika Santhush 68, Shenal Boteju 35, Kanishka Maduwantha 31, Ruvin Senevirathna 30*, Wanuja Kumara 28, Nipunaka Fonseka 27, Shannon Fernando 21, Isuru Lakshan 2/34, Malinda Perera 2/53 & 264/7 (80) Rishika Santhush 80, Kanishka Maduwantha 79, Niman Umesh 67, Malinda Perera 2/24, Akindu Karunarathna 2/35

St. Benedict’s College, Colombo – 142 (28.4) Ashen De Soyza 88, Vihanga Ruwanara 30, Vinuda Liyanage 5/50, Danal Hemananda 2/21

MATCH DRAWN


St. Anthony’s College, Kandy vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya – Group B

Venue – St. Anthony’s College Grounds, Kandy
Toss – Dharmapala College

Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya – 130 (40.4) Lakshitha Purasinghe 42, Sanchana Lanka 31, Sasith Hirudika 3/22, Divyesh Ramaiya 2/15, Gihan Ebert 2/40, Nimantha Jayathilaka 2/32

St. Anthony’s College, Kandy – 138 (47) Sasith Hirudika 32, Anjala Bandara 21, Nadeesha Bandara 2/05, Lakshitha Purasinghe 2/21, Yasiru Gallage 2/17

STUMPS – DAY 1


Wesley College, Colombo vs Richmond College, Galle – Group D

Venue – Wesley College Grounds, Colombo
Toss – Wesley

Richmond College, Galle – 190 (60) Sandun Mendis 80, Dilum Sudeera 34, Rahul Gunasekara 4/35, Denuwana Mendis 3/46

Wesley College, Colombo – 68/8 (35) Buddima Wijesundra 29, Kavindu Nirmana 2/09, Dilum Sudeera 2/20, Amshi De Silva 2/22

STUMPS – DAY 1

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