Thurstan rattle St. Peter’s; St. Servatius in control against Dharmasoka

Thurstan rattle St. Peter’s; St. Servatius in control against Dharmasoka


Three 2-day encounters of the U19 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament were played today (19th January) at venues across the island.

Talisha Nanayakkara (4/37), Azeem Mohomad (3/35) and Vihas Thewmika (2/28) starred with the ball as Thurstan College restricted a strong St. Peter’s College batting lineup to just 184 runs in their first innings in a Tier ‘B’ two day encounter which commenced today at Thurstan College Grounds.

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Having won the toss, the hosts opted to field first and the decision turned out to be gold as they managed to restrict the visitors to a below par score. In reply, Thurstan College were 53/2 at the close of play on day one.

Meanwhile, St. Servatius College managed to take the upper hand against Dharmasoka College in their Tier ‘B’ two day encounter which began today at Uyanwatta Stadium in Matara.

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Having won the toss, Dharmasoka College opted to bat first but failed to make any impression with the bat as they were bundled out for a paltry score of 89. Tharush Damindu was the star performer with the ball for the Matara boys as the picked up 4 wickets for 20 runs.

In reply, St. Servatius College showed a much better batting display posting 181/6 at the close of play on day one. Chiran Neththaru was the standout batter for Servatius as he stroked an unbeaten 81 runs.

Brief Scores

St. Peter’s College, Colombo 184 (75.1) Chamindu Perera 57, Nimutu Gunawardana 51, Sanshay Gunathilaka 23, Talisha Nanayakkara 4/37, Azeem Mohomad 3/35, Vihas Thewmika 2/28

Thurstan College, Colombo 53/2 (19) Sean Roborts 2/20

Stumps – Day 1

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 89 (38) Chanuka De Silva 28, Senitha Halambage 20, Tharush Damindu 4/20, Kushan Wijerama 2/23, Chiran Neththaru 2/09

St. Servatius College, Matara 181/6 (53) Chiran Neththaru 81*, Kushan Wijerama 46, Denuwan Pramod 26, Jithira Sansika 2/36, Pathum Malitha 2/37

Stumps – Day 1

Isipathana College, Colombo 238 (52) Tharushika Ashel 54, A L D M Perera 52, Yeshith Kalupahana 51, Themiya Gunarathne 27, Randisha Bandaranayaka 3/75, Deshan Hettige 2/18, Poorna Sulakshana 2/44

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 154/9 (45.3) O M B Perera 43, Senura Silva 32, Deshan Hettige 29*, Sithuka Gunawardene 6/26

Stumps – Day 1