St. Servatius beat Dharmasoka; St. Peter’s claim first innings points

U19 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23

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Five 2-day encounters of the U19 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament were played today (20th January) at several venues across the island.

St. Peter’s College managed to claim first innings points against Thurstan College in their Tier ‘B’ two-day encounter which ended today at Thurstan College Grounds. After restricting the visitors to 184, Thurstan College was in a good position at 53/2 at stumps on day one, expecting to go past the opposition’s score and claim first innings points on day two.

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However, things didn’t go as planned for the hosts as they were bundled out for just 152 runs falling short by 32 runs. It was a brilliant collective bowling effort from the St. Peter’s bowling lineup led by Sean Roborts (3/24), Shennan Rodrigo (3/30) and Ihsira Ayupala (2/45).

St. Peter’s College displayed an improved batting effort in the second innings posting 226/7 at the close of play on day two. Vishen Helambage and Kavika Jayasundara stroked half-centuries for the visitors while Vihas Thewmika starred with the ball for the hosts taking a 6-wicket haul.

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St. Servatius College registered a convincing 10-wicket win over Dharmasoka College in their Tier ‘B’ two-day encounter which ended today at Uyanwatta Stadium in Matara.

After being 181/6 at stumps on day one, St. Servatius College added 85 more runs to the total on day two before declaring their first innings at 266/9. Chiran Neththaru was the standout batter for Servatius as he stroked 83 runs.

Dharmasoka College began their second innings 177 runs behind and posted only 185 in their 2nd essay with the bat, setting an easy target of 9 runs for the opposition. Viran Chamuditha was the wrecker-in-chief with the ball for the victorious Matara boys in the 2nd innings as he picked up 4 wickets for just 11 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 & 226/7 (61) Vishen Helambage 58, Kavika Jayasundara 54*, Shennan Rodrigo 31, Rusanda Gamage 28, Sanshay Gunathilaka 20, Vihas Thewmika 6/92

Thurstan College, Colombo 152 (59.2) Vihas Thewmika 43, Thanuga Palihawadana 28, Thenuka Dewapriya 20, Sean Roborts 3/24, Shennan Rodrigo 3/30, Ihsira Ayupala 2/45

Result – Match Drawn


Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 89 (38) Chanuka De Silva 28, Senitha Halambage 20, Tharush Damindu 4/20, Kushan Wijerama 2/23, Chiran Neththaru 2/09 & 185/10 (61.1) Randul Samarahewa 45, Amil Agasthi 32, Chanuka De Silva 31, Senura Sandayuru 26, Viran Chamuditha 4/11, Chathum Bimsara 2/27, Kushan Wijerama 2/35

St. Servatius College, Matara 266/9d (74.2) Chiran Neththaru 83, Tharush Damindu 55, Kushan Wijerama 46, Denuwan Pramod 26, Thisan Dewmith 25*, Jithira Sansika 3/54, Pathum Malitha 2/54 & 9/0 (0.5)

Result – St. Servatius College won by 10 wickets


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 & 182/8d (56.3) Yuneth Senevirathne 51*, Themiya Gunarathne 38, Tharusha Nethsara 32, Deshan Hettige 5/68, Poorna Sulakshana 2/54

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 179 (53.2) O M B Perera 43, Senura Silva 32, Deshan Hettige 45, Sithuka Gunawardene 6/40 & 141/8 (35) Manura Peiris 50, Himantha Keshan 34, T D S Perera 4/69, Sithuka Gunawardene 2/29

Result – Match Drawn


Ananda College, Colombo 193 (65.1) Viduna Wijebandara 61, Iruth Gimshan 29, Kithma Sithmal 27, Charuka Peiris 5/55, Nathan Caldera 3/24

  1. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 118/3 (34) Thisen Eheliyagoda 69, Senadhi Bulankulame 21*, Kithma Sithmal 2/41

Stumps – Day 1

Mahinda College, Galle 300/6d (77.4) Pramesh Madhubhashana 124, Hiruna Gallage 94, Shehan Hasaranga 33, Dinura Kalupahana 24, Sanju Dilshan 2/33

St. Thomas College, Matara 27/0 (21)

Stumps – Day 1