St. Servatius takes honors despite Malsha Tharupathi’s all-round heroics

U19 Inter Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23

U19 Inter Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23

The traditional encounter between Richmond College, Galle and St. Servatius’ College, Matara of the U19 Inter Schools Cricket Tournament, ended in a draw today (09th December) at Uyanwatta Stadium in Matara.

Having won the toss, Richmond College Skipper Tharinda Nirmal invited the opposition to take the first lease of the wicket, and managed to restrict them to 200 runs in 65.2 overs. Servatius’ No. 3 batter Diniru Abeywickramasinghe top-scored with a brisk 68 runs off 68 balls, with a four and 4 sixes.

Sri Lanka U19 cap Malsha Tharupathi was the star performer with the ball for Richmond College as he picked up 5 wickets for 79 runs.

In reply, the star-studded Richmond College batting lineup struggled and were bowled out for just 137 runs, handing first innings honors to St. Servatius College. The Skipper Nirmal was the only significant contributor with the bat for the boys from Galle as he made 43 runs.

Meanwhile, two Tier ‘A’ two-day encounters (St. Anthony’s College, Kandy vs Nalanda College, Colombo and Wesley College, Colombo vs D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo) ended in no results due to the prevailing weather conditions in the island.

Brief Scores

St. Servatius’ College, Matara 200 (65.2) Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 68, Viran Chamuditha 46, Denuwan Pramod 24, Malsha Tharupathi 5/79, Tharinda Nirmal 2/30 & 6/1 (2.5)

Richmond College, Galle 137 (60) Tharinda Nirmal 43, Maheesha De Silva 22, Malsha Tharupathi 20, Viran Chamuditha 2/06, Kushan Wijerama 2/27, Chiran Neththaru 2/38

Result – Match Drawn

St. Anthony’s College, Kandy 179/9d (71.4) Kavindu Shehan 46, Kavindu Shehan 34, Minod Caldera 4/69, Chanul Athukorala 2/26, Janula Indusara 2/37

Nalanda College, Colombo 74/6 (25.4) Rusiru Vilochana 31, Lahiru Abeysinghe 4/15

Result – No Result

Wesley College, Colombo 300/8d (55.3) Ashan Sudarshana 81, Uvin Perera 69, Chamath Gomez 52, Linal Subasinghe 50, Sanithu Amarasinghe 21, Randisha Bandaranayaka 3/69, Poorna Sulakshana 2/43

D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo 75/7 (30.1) Manura Peiris 24, Shakesh Minon 3/02, Uvin Perera 2/17

Result – No Result