Century and 9 wickets for Mihiranga Fernando

Singer U19 Division II Cricket Tournament 2019/20

The second and third weeks of November saw the completion of 5 matches in the Singer U19 Division II Cricket tournament 2019/20. Interestingly, 3 games produced results while all 5 were tournament matches.

Henegama Central College started off the second week of November with a comfortable 10-wicket win against Asoka Vidyalaya Colombo in Kirindiwela. Samith Wijenayake’s all-round efforts stood out while Tharindu Sandaruwan’s unbeaten half-century in the first innings steadied their batting. Rahul Chandrasekara shone with a 6-wicket haul despite his team being in the receiving end.

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In the last Division II match before the Presidential Polls, Lyceum International School Wattala dismantled Dudley Senanayake Central College Tholangamuwa in Godagamuwa. The boys from Wattala took control of the game on day 1 itself as they amassed a massive 301/9 with the help of four 40+ scores which included two half-centuries from Vishal Perera and Hansaja Bandara. They then bundled out the hosts twice within 59.3 overs to win the game by a huge margin of an innings and 124 runs. Duleepa Geethanjana was the star with the ball for Lyceum bagging a total of 7 wickets in both innings.

Kingswood College hosted Negombo St. Peter’s in Gampola to resume the tournament after the polls. Despite a modest first innings by the home team, they were pushed behind by a brilliant century from Brian Julian who steered his team to a first innings score of 300. Julian then picked up 3 wickets to help St. Peter’s bowl out Kingswood for 145 and set themselves a target of 37. Unfortunately they had just 2 overs to score these 37 runs and ended up losing a wicket for 15 runs. Dineth Sathsara starred for the visitors with the ball claiming 7 wickets while Mahasen Ranasinghe was the star performer for Kingswood.

St. Mary’s College Kegalle, who was demoted from Division I last year, hosted Sri Sumangala College Panadura in their arch rival Kegalu Vidyalaya’s grounds. The Panadura boys who missed the promotion last year after losing to Royal College in the Semi Final displayed their fire-power steamrolling the Marians by a big margin of an innings and 69 runs. They sent the St. Mary’s bowlers on a leather hunt as they scored 325 runs in just 39.4 overs with an exhilarating run-rate of 8+. Mihiranga Fernando’s century and half-centuries from Charuka Jayathilaka and Tharana De Silva were the highlights of their entertaining batting effort. Mihiranga also bagged 9 wickets along with Anuka Jayasingha who also claimed 9 wickets. Kushan Banuka’s batting efforts was the only positive for the home team for whom nothing went their way except for the toss.  

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The last game of the third week was between Henegama Central College and Katuneriya St. Sebastian’s in Kirindiwela. Despite winning their previous game in the same venue, hosts Henegama Central suffered a first innings defeat in this encounter. In-form Sithum Akilanka destroyed the Henegama innings with a 5-wicket haul enforcing them to follow on. Luckily for the home team, they survived with 5 wickets down still trailing behind St. Sebastian’s by 80 runs. Samith Wijenayaka once again starred for Henegama Central while Denura De Mel top-scored for the visitors with a half-century along with Nimesh Madushanka’s and Akilanka’s scores of 40+.

Henegama Central College vs Asoka Vidyalaya, Colombo – Group D

(Nov 12-13 | Upali Gunarathna Grounds, Kirindiwela | Toss – Asoka)

Asoka Vidyalaya, Colombo – 95 (52.5) Kusal Gunawardane 21, Samith Wijenakayake 5/42, Shehan Lakshan 3/22 & 129 (44.2) Panchala Sandeepana 58, Janula Indusara 21, Hasindu Perera 2/13, Samith Wijenakayake 2/46, Shehan Lakshan 3/41

Henegama Central College – 205 (83.5) Tharindu Sandaruwan 66*, Samith Wijenakayake 33, Hasindu Perera 24, Shehan Lakshan 22, Ashan Madushanka 21, Rahul Chandrasekara 6/53, Janula Indusara 3/43 & 22/0 (2)

HENEGAMA CENTRAL WON BY 10 WICKETS

(POINTS: HENEGAMA CENTRAL – 19.77 | ASOKA – 5.24)

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Dudley Senanayake Central College, Tholangamuwa vs Lyceum International School, Wattala – Group B

(Nov 13-14 | MB Grounds, Godigamuwa | Toss – Dudley Senanayake Central)

Lyceum International School, Wattala – 301/9d (71) Vishal Perera 54, Hansaja Bandara 54, Yasiru Chathumal 44, Thuwan Hashim 44, Duleepa Geethanjana 36, Ramesh Chanaka 3/36, Nimesh Priyadarshana 2/76

Dudley Senanayake Central College, Tholangamuwa – 111 (32.2) Ramesh Chanaka 36, Yasiru Chathumal 3/06, Shamindu Nilusha 2/20, Duleepa Geethanjana 2/35 & 66 (27.1) (F/O) Lahiru Mahesh 26, Duleepa Geethanjana 5/40, Abeetha Jayasooriya 4/05

LYCEUM WON BY AN INNINGS & 124 RUNS 

(POINTS: LYCEUM – 22.255 | DUDLEY SENANAYAKE CENTRAL – 4.02)

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Kingswood College, Kandy vs St. Peter’s College, Negombo – Group A

(Nov 20-21 | Venue – Wickramabahu Central College Grounds, Gampola | Toss – St. Peter’s)

Kingswood College, Kandy – 191 (54.3) Mahasen Ranasingha 67, K. Kevin 27, Vinuka Pussapitiya 23, Anul Senevirathna 22, Chanuka Nimesh 3/30, Dineth Sathsara 3/72 & 145 (52.4) Mahasen Ranasingha 34, Nawodya Weerasekara 28, Dineth Sathsara 4/66, Brian Julian 3/12, Sanidu Madushanka 3/21

St. Peter’s College, Negombo – 300 (78.2) Brian Julian 115, Pramod Kavindu 56, Thisara Maduwantha 44, Pasindu Nawod 37, Sanidu Madushanka 22, Chamuditha Abeyrathna 3/22, K. Kevin 3/46, Dumindu Dhamishka 3/85 & 15/1 (2)

MATCH DRAWN 

(POINTS: ST. PETER’S – 15.4 | KINGSWOOD – 8.11)

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St. Mary’s College, Kegalle vs Sri Sumangala College, Panadura – Group B

(Nov 21-22 | Kegalu Vidyalaya Grounds, Kegalle | Toss – St. Mary’s)

St. Mary’s College, Kegalle – 110 (33.5) Kushan Banuka 28, Akalanka Pethiyagoda 25, Mihiranga Fernando 4/11, Anuka Jayasingha 4/36 & 146 (46.1) Kushan Banuka 87, Akalanka Pethiyagoda 23, Anuka Jayasingha 5/26, Mihiranga Fernando 5/36

Sri Sumangala College, Panadura – 325/7d (39.4) Mihiranga Fernando 117, Charuka Jayathilaka 83, Tharana De Silva 64, Imeth Gampola 20, Varuna Udara 2/23, Nadeeka Kasthuriarchchi 2/45

SRI SUMANGALA WON BY AN INNINGS & 69 RUNS

(POINTS: SRI SUMANGALA – 23.375 | ST. MARY’S – 4.31)

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Henegama Central College vs St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya – Group D

(Nov 23-24 | Upali Gunarathna Grounds, Kirindiwela | Toss – St. Sebastian’s)

St. Sebastian’s College, Katuneriya – 243/8d (80.4) Denura De Mel 55, Nimesh Madushanka 45, Sithum Akilanka 42*, Dulaj Ashen 32, Thisara Madushan 26, Samith Wijenayaka 5/87, Buddika Lakshan 2/12

Henegama Central College – 103 (47.4) Samith Wijenayaka 41, Sithum Akilanka 5/28, Isuru Sampath 3/28 & 60/5 (27) (F/O) Dulaj Ashen 3/07

MATCH DRAWN 

(POINTS: ST. SEBASTIAN’S – 13.68 | HENEGAMA CENTRAL – 6.13)

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