Rashmitha, Sandaruwan star as Devapathiraja dominate drawn game

U19 Inter Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23

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Two traditional encounters and one Division 1 Tier ‘B’ Two Day encounter of the U19 Inter Schools Cricket Tournament were played today (05th December) at Katunayake, Kurunegala and Boyagene.  

Under 19 Division 1 Tier ‘B’ Two Day Encounter between Dharmasoka College and St. Sylvester’s College commenced today at Army Grounds, Boyagane. The match was poised even-steven at the end of first day’s play, as bowlers from both teams dominated the proceedings so far.

Having restricted the Sokians for just 117 runs, St. Sylvester’s College also had a tough time with the bat on day one as they were reeling on 52/5 at stumps.

Vishwa Rajapaksha’s eye-catching century stole the limelight in the traditional encounter between St. Joseph Vaz College and Lumbini College which commenced today at FTZ Sports Complex in Katunayake.

Meanwhile, the traditional encounter between Devapathiraja College and St. Anne’s College ended in a draw today at Kurunegala. Devapathiraja College managed to take first innings honors in the drawn encounter and had the upper hand throughout the match.

The century maker Sasheen Rashmitha (112) and Chaminda Sandaruwan who starred with the ball, taking a match bag of 9 for 45, stole the show with impressive performances.

Brief Scores

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 117 (44.3) Dulminda Mendis 38, Randul Samarahewa 25, Nimesha Silva 3/29, Malith Kulathunga 2/13, Kavith Bandara 2/20, Kavishka Kumara 2/24

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy 52/5 (23.4) Pathum Malitha 2/13

Stumps – Day 1

St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa 185 (74) Vishwa Rajapaksha 100*, Yasiru Jasinghe 3/46, Dinal Sewmina 2/11, Mihindu Kulasooriya 2/22, Sahan Kaushalya 2/25

Lumbini College, Colombo 19/0 (4)

Stumps – Day 1

Devapathiraja College, Rathgama 235/9d (96.2) Sasheen Rashmitha 112*, Sandaru Theekshana 45, Prabanka De Silva 38, Kevin Shewantha 5/78

St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala 72 (39.3) Kalindu Wijesinghe 23, Chaminda Sandaruwan 6/25, Irushika Gaminda 2/15 & 49/5 (18.4) Mahima Kotuwila 24, Chaminda Sadaruwan 3/20, Irushika Gaminda 2/17

Result – Match Drawn