Thurstan and St. Joseph Vaz book Semi-Final berths

U19 Inter Schools Limited Overs Tournament 2022/23

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Thurstan College and St. Joseph Vaz College qualified for the Semi-Finals of the U19 Inter Schools Limited Overs Tournament as they defeated Isipathana College and Marist Stella College respectively in the Quarter-Finals played today (10th November) at Colombo and Moratuwa.

Thurstan College registered a convincing 6 wicket against Isipathana College in the first quarter-final of the U19 Inter Schools Limited Overs Tournament played today at St. Joseph’s College Grounds in Colombo.

Vihas Thewmika and Duvindu Nishan wrecked Isipathana’s batting lineup sharing 7 wickets between them. After restricting Isipathana College to just 75 runs, Thurstan batters chased down the target of 76 quite comprehensively with 31 overs to spare.

Vishwa Rajapaksha’s all-round heroics pilot St. Joseph Vaz College to the Semi-Finals of U19 Inter Schools Limited Overs Tournament, as they defeated Maris Stella College by 7 wickets in the second quarter-final of the tournament played today at St. Sebastian’s College Grounds in Moratuwa.

Rajapaksha was the pick of the bowlers for St. Joseph Vaz College as he snared 4 wickets for 18 runs restricting the opposition to just 72 runs. He led the run-chase as well scoring unbeaten 31 runs with the bat for the lads from Wennappuwa.

Kavishka Imesh’s all-round brilliance helped St. Sylvester’s College register an innings win over Zahira College in a traditional encounter worked off yesterday (9th November) at Maradana.

Imesh starred with the bat scoring a brilliant century while delivering a match-winning spell with the ball taking 5 wickets for 20 runs including a hat-trick.

Brief Scores

Isipathana College, Colombo 75 (28.3) Vihas Thewmika 4//18, Duvindu Nishan 3/21

Thurstan College, Colombo 76/4 (19) Ramika Sonal 20, Sahan Devapriya 2/07, Sithuka Gunawardana 2/20

Result – Thurstan College won by 6 wickets

Maris Stella College, Negombo 72 (25.2) Vishwa Rajapaksha 4/18, Janith Shehan 3/20, Tharindu Eshan 2/20

St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa 73/3 (19.4) Vishwa Rajapaksha 31*, Hasindu Perera 2/20

Result – St. Joseph Vaz College won by 7 wickets

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy 277/7d Kavishka Imesh 100*, Malith Lakshan 76, Dion Fernando 38, Venkat Rajendran 3/48, Mohomed Akram 2/76

Zahira College, Colombo 157 Raeed careem 62, Venkat Rajendran 21, Malith Lakshan 3/13, Kanka wickramasinghe 2/20, Isuru Gunasekara 2/40 & 93 Rizwan Raeed 37, Mohomed Ijaz 29, Kavishka Imesh 5/20, Malith Lakshan 3/7

Result – St. Sylvester’s College won by an innings & 27 runs