Kanishka Maduwantha spins St. Peter’s to win

Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2019/20

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Four games of Singer U19 Division 1 Cricket Tournament 2019/20 were played yesterday, 8th January 2020.

De Mazenod College, Kandana vs St. Peter’s College, Colombo

The Mazenodians won the toss and opted to bat first at the home turf against the boys from Bambalapitiya. Wizard-like bowling of Kanishka Maduwantha made the stay hard for the home batsmen as they perished for 92 runs in the first-innings. Maduwantha picked up 6 wickets for 27 runs with his crafty left-arm spin.

Rubbing salt on the wounds of the hosts, the visitors scored 276 runs in their first-innings. It was a collective effort by the Peterites as Wanuja Kumara (52), Bhanuka de Silva (51), and Shenal Boteju (50) all scored half-centuries. Shenash Fernando of De Mazenod College was in the spotlight with ball in hand as the left-arm spinner bagged five wickets for 71 runs. 

Maduwantha was harsh on the Mazenodians again as the senior-most spinner of St. Peter’s College wrote a 10-wicket haul to his name. De Mazenod were bowled out for 117 runs in the second-innings as St. Peter’s College recorded victory by an innings and 67 runs.

Brief scores

De Mazenod College 92 (27.2) : Sahan Kosala 20, Kanishka Maduwantha 6/27, Trishen Wickramasinghe 3/17 & 117 (38.1) Lester Jayaweera 43, Sahan Kosala 25, Kanishka Maduwantha 5/55, Ruvin Senevirathne 4/32

St. Peter’s College 276 (77.3) : Wanuja Kumara 52, Bhanuka De Silva 51, Shenal Botheju 50, Nipunaka Fonseka 28, Vinuda Liyanage 26, Shenash Fernando 5/71, Ruvin Fonseka 2/35, Pramod Rajamunindra 2/70

St. Peter’s College won by an innings & 67 runs

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St. Aloysius’ College, Galle vs D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo

Amitha Dabare helped D.S seal a 5 wicket win against St Aloysius in this traditional encounter at the Galle International Stadium. 

St. Aloysius’ College won the toss and chose to put runs on the board first. Kavindu Dilhara played a good hand, holding up one end and scoring an unbeaten 75 runs. His efforts were not supported by his fellow teammates as the team was shot out for just 130 runs. Amitha Dabare led the bowling with 4 wickets to his name. 

Amitha did not want to give the limelight away to anyone else even with the bat. The right-hander top-scored for D.S with 75 runs while he was well complemented by Maneendra Jayathilake who made 54 runs not-out. Seamer Niduka Malsith was the pick of the bowlers for the hosts as he picked up 4 wickets. 

The 2nd innings effort from St. Aloysius’ College was even poorer than their 1st as they were bundled out for 117 runs. Skipper Muditha Lakshan came to the party with 4 wickets in this innings to make it a complete bonanza for the boys from Colombo 07. 

A simple target of 43 runs was set for the visitors but they made it look like a tough one by giving away 5 wickets before crossing the line. 

Brief scores

St. Aloysius’ College 130 (38.4) : Kavindu Dilhara 75*, Amitha Dabare 4/44, Saniru Dissanayaka 3/22, Shashika Chandira 2/21 & 117 (42.3) : Arshana Nandeesha 38, Ravindu Kanchana 20, Muditha Lakshan 4/32, Chamath Yatawara 3/13

D.S. Senanayake College 204 (64) : Amitha Dabare 75, Maneendra Jayathilaka 54*, Muditha Lakshan 28, Niduka Malsith 4/30, Chamika Sandaruwan 2/25, Sandun Madushanka 2/43 & 44/5 (14.3) : Dulmina Dasun 2/04, Adithya Yapa 2/08

D.S. Senanayake College won by 5 wickets

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Devapathiraja College, Rathgama vs St. Servatius’ College, Matara

The group C fixture turned out to be a low-scoring thriller at Uyanwatte as the young and exciting Devapathiraja outfit bounced back from a pit they dug for themselves to secure first-innings points against the Matara school at their home venue. This is the second first-innings win for the Rathgama school. 

Winning the toss and batting first, the visitors were undone meekly for 93 runs. Right-arm offie, Keshara Nuwantha bagged six wickets to be the star of the innings.

Devapathiraja fought back courageously to bring themselves back into the game by bowling out the hosts for just 78 runs. Irushka Thimira recorded a fifer to keep his school out of danger. 

Brief scores

Devapathiraja College 93 (61.3) : Keshara Nuwantha 6/24 & 0/0 (1)

St. Servatius’ College 78 (37.2) : Pushpitha Dilshan 31, Irushka Thimira 5/21, Pawan Sandesh 2/20, Sudeera Weerarathne 2/27

Stumps – Day 1


Richmond College, Galle vs Lumbini College, Colombo

Following a heavy defeat against the Trinitians, Lumbini College travelled South to play Richmond College at Sooriyawewa. The sufferings weren’t over for Lumbini with the ball as Bhanuka Manohara and Sandun Mendis had no trouble in the middle for the hosts. Manohara scored an elegant ton while the skipper Mendis departed with a well-made 83 runs. Richmond College posted 249 runs for their first-innings. Ramesh Madushanka recorded a fifer to keep the spirits up for Lumbini College.

Lumbini were struggling at 108 for 7 in their reply by close of play. This could possibly end in another thumping defeat for Lumbini College if they do not fight back strong from this point. 

Brief scores

Richmond College 249 (64.2) : Banuka Manohara 106, Sandun Mendis 83, Yugantha Malshan 21, Ramesh Madushanka 5/59, Yasiru Yugath 3/74, Thashika Nirmal 2/61

Lumbini College 108/7 (28) : Ravidnu Rasanka 49, Senesh Nimnada 4/22, Kavindu Nirmana 2/35

Stumps – Day 1

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