Romesh Mendis and Pawan Sandesh crack majestic tons

U19 Division 1 School Cricket Tournament 2022 (Limited-Overs)

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Seven matches of the U19 Division 1 Schools Limited Overs Cricket Tournament were worked off today (03rd October) at several venues across the island.

S.Thomas’ College registered a massive 225-run win over De Mazenod College today at Kandana. Thomian top order batter Romesh Mendis smashed the tournament’s highest individual score this season, scoring 166 runs off 139 balls with 12 fours and 6 sixes.

After a brilliant batting performance, Thomian bowlers backed it with a sensational bowling effort led by Rajindu Tilakaratne who picked up 5 wickets for 15 runs.

Mahanama College recorded a thumping win over St. Anne’s College in their Tier A encounter played today at Army Grounds in Mattegoda. Dumidu Ranatunga starred with the ball for Mahanama taking 4 wickets for 29 runs which helped them to restrict the opposition to a low score of 140 runs.

It was a walk-in-the-park victory for Mahanama College as they crossed the line in just 15 overs without losing any wicket. The opening pair Banula Alagawatta (84*) and Kavindu Amameth (50*) stroked blistering half-centuries for the lads from Colombo.

Pawan Sandesh’s majestic ton powered Devapathiraja College to victory against Lumbini College. Sandesh stroked a brilliant knock of 141 runs which led the Rathgama boys to put on a competitive score of 262 on the board.

Lumbini College fought back nicely with the bat coming closer to the target, but they couldn’t get over the line as they fell by just 8 runs at the end. Malith Bimsara and Daham Kaushalya stroked fighting half-centuries for Lumbini College.

Brief Scores 

Isipathana College, Colombo 281/6 (50) Yesith Kalupahana 102* Tharushka Ashen 51, Naveen Kanishka 32, Yuneth Senawirathna 36, Nulan Senawirathna 2/39

Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya 135 (40.5) Uditha Sandaruwan 33, Sahan Lithmina 23, Kevin Samuel 3/32, Sithuka Gunawardana 2/32

Result – Isipathana College won by 146 runs

 S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 307 (49.5) Romesh Mendis 166, Avinash Fernando 55, Thisen Eheliyagoda 25, Thushan Umayanga 3/38, Savinu Chanthula 2/46, Thareen Perera 2/68

De Mazenod College, Kandana 82 (28.3) Rajindu Tilakaratne 5/15, Ashen Perera 2/25

Result – S Thomas’ College won by 225 Runs

Devapathiraja College, Rathgama 262 (49.1) Pawan Sandesh 141, Hirushka Thimira 47, Tharindu Rukshan 25*, Bashika Sathmin 2/31, Dumundu Seumina 2/60

Lumbini College, Colombo – 254/9 (50) Malith Bimsara 76*, Daham Kaushalya 52, Yasiru Yugash 30, Danitha Sandesh 29, Deneth Anjana 24

Result – Devapathiraja College won by 8 runs

Zahira College, Colombo 184 (45.4) Raheed Raaedcarrin 50, Raheed Rizwan 48, Hasindu Perera 3/25

Maris Stella College, Negombo 188/6 (42) Kaveen Fernando 81*, Sachiru Hansala 28, Ismath Zayan 3/33, Raheed Rizwan 2/20

Result – Maris Stella College won by 4 wickets 

St. Aloysius College, Galle 119 (40.4) Hasitha Suranga 26, Bashana Silva 21, Shehan Hasaranga 3/28, Ranmina Hettiarachchi 2/03

Mahinda College, Galle 122/3 (28.3) Dinura Kalupahana 44, Pramesh Madubashana 38

Result – Mahinda College won by 7 wickets

St. Annes College, Kurunegala 140 (48.1) Samith Sasinjana 51, Manan Musammil 29, Dumidu Ranatunga 4/29, Omesh Udara 2/26

Mahanama College, Colombo 141/0 (15) Banula Alagawatta 84*, Kavindu Amameth 50*

Result – Mahanama College won by 10 wickets

Thurstan College, Colombo 117 (37.3) Ushan Imesh 20, Kavindu Premadith 4/23, Pethum Vihanga 3/14

St. Anthony’s College, Wattala 122/7 (36.3) Shan Amiketh 28*, Therika Akash 20, Chanura Palihawadana 2/19, Vihas Deumika 2/37

Result – St. Anthony’s College won by 3 wickets