Hiran Jayasundara strokes double ton; Nalanda & St. Sebastian’s record wins

U19 Inter Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23

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Six 2-day encounters of the U19 Inter Schools Cricket Tournament were played today (14th January) at several venues across the island.

Nalanda College registered a convincing 10-wicket win over Dharmaraja College in their traditional encounter which ended today at Nalanda College Grounds in Colombo.

Minod Caldera was the star performer for the victorious Nalanda College as he claimed a match bag of 9 wickets for 102 runs.

St. Sebastian’s College registered a thrilling win over Mahanama College in their Tier ‘A’ two-day encounter which was worked off today at St. Sebastian’s College Grounds in Moratuwa.

Sandeesh Fernando and Manuja Chanthuka, who picked up match bags of 9 and 7 wickets respectively, were the heroes with the ball for the hosts. Vimath Dinsara’s crucial half-century in the second innings also played a pivotal role in St. Sebastian’s College’s victory.

The traditional encounter played between S. Thomas’ College and Wesley College for the Mahadevan Sathasivam Challenge Trophy ended in a draw today at S. Thomas’ College Grounds in Mount Lavinia.

After being 76 for no loss, the visitors were bowled out for 226 runs for their first innings, losing 10 wickets for just 150 runs on day two and witnessing a major batting collapse. Sanithu Amarasinghe was the star performer with the bat for Wesley College, whereas Akash Fernando starred with the ball for the Thomians, picking up 3 wickets for 43 runs.

The hosts put on another decent show with the bat in the second innings, posting 204/5 at the close of play on day two. Romesh Mendis stamped his authority with a classy half-century for S. Thomas’ College.

The traditional encounter between Royal College and St. Joseph’s College also ended in a draw today at St. Joseph’s College Grounds in Colombo. The talking point of the match was Hiran Jayasundara’s brilliant double century which stole the limelight at Darley Road.

He stroked an unbeaten 200 runs off 309 balls, with 18 fours and 3 sixes becoming the fifth Josephian to score a double century and also the first to score against Royal College, breaking the record held by Roshan David who scored 199 against Wesley College

Brief Scores

S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 312/6d (81) Mahith Perera 152*, Senesh Hettiarachchi 66, Romesh Mendis 37, Charuka Peiris 32, Sanithu Amarasinghe 2/53 & 204/5 (42.4) Romesh Mendis 81, Dineth Goonewardene 47, Sadev G Soysa 32, Thisen Eheliyagoda 22, Sanithu Amarasinghe 2/35

Wesley College, Colombo 226 (69.4) Sanithu Amarasinghe 58, Chamath Gomez 37, Anuga Pahansara 30, Nilupul Liyanage 25*, Akash Fernando 3/43, Kavindu Dias 2/28, Charuka Peiris 2/48, Abheeth J Paranawidana 2/47

Result – Match Drawn

St. Joseph’s College, Colombo 414/6d (116.4) Hiran Jayasundara 200*, Muditha Dissanayaka 73, N. Muralidaran 47, Hirun Matheesha 21, Lahiru Amarasekara 21, Anush Polonowita 2/36, Dan Poddiwela 2/42

Royal College, Colombo 311/7 (84) Sanvidu Senaratharachchi 78, Uvindu Weerasekara 64, Rehan Peiris 62, Sineth Jayawardana 27, Dasis Manchanayake 27, Gagan Chamodh 2/24, Yenula Dewtusa 2/95

Result – Match Drawn

St. Peter’s College, Colombo 67 (29) Kavindu Iduwara 3/26, Dinuka Tennakoon 2/01, Theeraka Ranathunga 2/06 Manula Kularathna 2/26 & 213/6 (94) Chamindu Perera 69*, Vishen Helambage 43, Kavika Jayasundara 28, Nimutu Gunawardana 23, Wathila Udara 2/28

Trinity College, Kandy 285/6d (71) Dinusha Peiris 70, Supun Waduge 65, Manula Kularathna 55, Kusal Wijethunga 45, Nimutu Gunawardana 3/32, Shennan Rodrigo 2/83

Result – Match Drawn

Dharmaraja College, Kandy 97 (44.5) Onajith Siva 26, Minod Caldera 6/32, Sajitha Vithanage 2/11 & 167 (45.4) Thisaru Wanninayake 43, Pulindu Perera 36, Isuru Pannala 31, Dulara Bandulasena 26, Eranga Jayakodi 3/32, Minod Caldera 3/70

Nalanda College, Colombo 208 (66.1) Yasiru Samarakoon 49, Sadew Samarasinghe 45, Eranga Jayakodi 26, Sajitha Vithanage 25, Thisara Dewdunu 20, Pulindu Perera 4/08, Nisala Abeyrathne 2/32, Kalana Herath 2/42, Thisaru Wanninayake 2/62 & 57/0 (11.4) Rusiru Vilochana 30*, Yasiru Samarakoon 27*

Result – Nalanda College won by 10 wickets

Lumbini College, Colombo 217 (65.4) Shahan Kaushalya 62, Dhanitha Sandeth 49, Yasiru Yugath 30, Irushka Thimira 4/68, Puljith Wathuska 4/79 & 169/9 (47) Dhanitha Sandeth 55, Malith Kawindu 35, Dumindu Sewmina 26, Gimhan Rasanjana 3/32, Irushka Thimira 3/38, Pathum Shaminda 2/24

Devapathiraja College, Rathgama 295 (84.2) Pawan Sandesh 90, Jeewaka Shashen 54, Irushka Thimira 47, Gimhan Rasanjana 35, Yasiru Lakshan 24, Malith Kawindu 4/71, K B Sathmina 2/24, Dumindu Sewmina 2/51, Sasanka Nethmina 2/82

Result – Match Drawn

Mahanama College, Colombo 211 (58.1) Anjala Bandara 57, Kavindu Amameth 41, Inuka Karannagoda 35, Manuja Chanthuka 5/52, Sandeesh Fernando 3/41 & 121 (28.1) Rashmika Perera 50, Banula Algawatte 32, Sandeesh Fernando .6/44, Manuja Chanthuka 2/56, Yashin Fernando 2/13

St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa 135 (53.5) Sanesh Fernando 35, Adesh Almeda 35 Mahen Silva 25, Viranga Yeshan 4/38, Duvindu Ranathunga 3/43, Inuka Karannagoda 2/23 & 198/8 (54) Vimath Dinsara 69, Sasindu Prarthana 41, Mahen Silva 31, Adesh Almeda 26, Viranga Yeshan 4/76

Result – St. Sebastian’s College won by 2 wickets