Helambage, Rodrigo star as St. Peter’s register a crushing win over Dharmaraja

U19 Inter Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23

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Seven 2-day encounters of the U19 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament were played today (11th January) at several venues across the island.

St. Peter’s College registered a crushing 10-wicket win over Dharmaraja College in their Tier ‘B’ two-day encounter that ended today at St. Peter’s College Grounds in Colombo.

After being 69/4 at the stumps on day one, the visitors were bowled out for just 150 runs in their first innings. Shennon Rodrigo was the star performer with the ball for the hosts as he took 5 wickets for 26 runs. Vishen Helambage also supported him at the other end picking up 3 wickets for 30 runs.

After been asked to follow on, the boys from Kandy once again faltered with the bat being bowled out for 115 runs. Helambage who picked up 3 wickets in the first innings bettered his figures in the second innings claiming 5 scalps taking his match tally into 8 wickets for 84 runs.

De Mazenod College recorded a 7-wicket win over St. Joseph Vaz College in their traditional encounter worked off today at De Mazenod College Grounds in Kandana.

Kavindu Kaushalya’s brilliant bowling effort and Sithum Fernando’s all-round brilliance helped the hosts clinch this convincing win. Kaushalya starred with the ball in both innings taking a match bag of 7 wickets for 50 runs.  Fernando stroked crucial 35 runs with the bat in the hosts’ first innings while picking up a match bag of 5 wickets for 80 runs for the victorious De Mazenod College.

Richmond College claimed first innings points in a closely fought drawn Tier ‘A’ two-day encounter against S. Thomas’ College today at S. Thomas’ College Grounds in Mount Lavinia.

In reply to Richmond’s first innings score of 249, the hosts posted 248 on the board falling just 1 run of the visitors’ total. Mahith Perera and Nathan Caldera were the chief scorers for the hosts as they brought up half-centuries.

Thamindu Pradeeptha who starred with the bat scoring a brilliant century yesterday, showcased his abilities with the ball claiming 3 wickets for 62 runs for the Richmondites.

Brief Scores

St. Peter’s College, Colombo 252 (60.2) Vishen Helambage 70, Rusanda Gamage 52, Nimuthu Gunawardana 50, Thisaru Wanninayaka 3/77, Nisala Aberathna 2/44, Sudara Bandulasena 2/37, Kalana Herath 2/14 & 17/0 (2.1)

Dharmaraja College, Kandy 150 (73.2) Isuru Pannala 38, Pulindu Perera 27, Naveen Jayaweera 27, Shennon Rodrigo 5/26, Vishen Helambage 3/30 & F/O 115 (48) Nisala Abeyrathne 44, Vishen Helambage 5/54, Nimutu Gunawardana 3/30

Result – St. Peter’s College won by 10 wickets

Gurukula College, Kelaniya 214 (52.3) Thathsara Eshan 80, Tharusha Dilsara 41, Denura Dimansith 31, Janith Mihiranga 23, Dimath Abeysinghe 4/64, Gayana Weerasinghe 3/52 &203/8d (52) Poorna Kalhara 75, Janith Mihiranga 29*, Denura Dimansith 27, Yuwaneth Madushan 21, Dimath Abeysinghe 6/82

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 230 (72.5) Chandupa Abeysinghe 53*, Gayana Weerasinghe 34, Chamathkar Hettiarachchi 34, Jayamin Muthukumarana 33, Pasindu Menaka 24, Naradha Kanchana 5/47, Mohomad Mursad 4/50 & 69/3 (16) Jayamin Muthukumarana 24, Chandupa Abeysinghe 23*

Result – Match Drawn

St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa 220 (66.3) Dasun Perera 64, Tharindu Eshan 50, Rishith Menusha 41, Kavindu Kaushalya 3/38, Thareen Sanketh 2/64, Sithum Fernando 2/65 &60 (25.3) Kavindu Kaushalya 4/12, Sithum Fernando 3/15, Thushan Udayanga 2/14

De Mazenod College, Kandana 201 (75) Hasith Silva 47, Sithum Fernando 35, Maleesha Mihishan 26, Savinu Chanthula 24, Thushan Udayanga 23, Janith Fernando 4/40, Vishwa Rajapaksa 3/48, Rishith Menusha 2/58 & 83/3 (17.5) Thareen Sanketh 24*, Janith Karindra 21, Neshan Dias 20

Result – De Mazenod College won by 7 wickets

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 227 (73.1) Senura Silva 58, Chenul Pinsara 33, Malitha Perera 32, Sohan Yapa 29, Sandeesh Fernando 4/59, Ryan Dissanayaka 2/17, Manuja Chanthuka 2/39 & 117 (42.4) Himantha Keshan 25, Sohan Yapa 21, Manura Peiris 20, Sandeesh Fernando 5/39, Manuja Chanthuka 2/22

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 243 (66.4) Ryan Dissanayaka 43, Adesh Almeda 39, Vimath Dinsara 29, Sasindu Prarthana 26, Sanesh Fernando 23, Sandeesh Fernando 22, Poorna Sulakshana 3/72, Randisha Bandaranayaka 3/73, Senura Silva 2/22 & 101/6 (13) Adesh Almeda 35, Mahen Silva 26, Sohan Yapa 3/15

Result – Match Drawn

St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala 300/9d (93) Manaan Muzammil 58, Yomesh Subasinghe 45, Kalindu Wijesinghe 36, Mahima Kotuwila 34, Kevin Shewantha 31, Senura Perera 3/55, Bhanuka Insamal 2/47, Navija De Seram 2/68

St. Thomas College, Matara 158 (64.2) Navija De Seram 38, Pesandu Sanjan 25, Manaan Muzammil 3/40, Kalindu Wijesinghe 2/19 & F/O 107/6 (37) Pesandu Sanjan 40, Abdul Maajid 31, Yashmin Kalhara 3/20, Manaan Muzammil 2/23

Result – Match Drawn

St. Aloysius College, Galle 114 (36.2) Kalana Pathum 26*, Induwara Udena 20, Shehan Hasaranga 4/35, Dhanuja Induwara 3/17, Dinura Kalupahana 3/23 & 236 (71.3) Charya Paranawithanage 52, Dineth Nimsara 52, Bhashana De Silva 30, Meneth Yeran 25, Induwara Udena 24, Arosha Udayanga 5/87, Kaveen Rukshan 3/53, Tharusha Dilshan 2/29

Mahinda College, Galle 301/5d (81.5) Savidya Ranmina 97, Tharusha Dilshan 69, Hiruna Gallage 55*, Dinura Kalupahana 41, Vidura Lakshan 2/45

Result – Match Drawn

Richmond College, Galle 249 (84.1) Thamindu Pradeeptha 114*, Malsha Tharupathi 55, Kavindu Dias 6/77, Nathan Caldera 2/46 & 56/3 (11) Malsha Tharupathi 32, Akash Fernando 2/28

Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 248 (92.4) Mahith Perera 75, Nathan Caldera 60, Thisen Eheliyagoda 34, Dineth Goonewardene 27, Thamindu Pradeeptha 3/62, Yuri Koththigoda 2/30, Malsha Tharupathi 2/70

Result – Match Drawn