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U19 Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23

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U19 Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23

10 two-day matches of the U19 Schools Cricket Tournament were played yesterday (21st February) at various grounds across the island.

The traditional encounter between Royal College and Ananda College played for the 79th L.D.H. Peiris Memorial Trophy ended in a draw today at the SSC Grounds in Colombo.

After being put into bat first, Royal College decided to declare their 1st innings on 212/7 with Ovina Ambanpola (60) scoring a half-century.

In reply, Ananda College lost wickets at regular intervals as they were bowled out for 184. Viduna Wijebandara, who was the only one who batted with a positive approach, made a 109-ball 81 with 10 fours. Dan Poddiwela was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 4/28 for Royal.

When stumps were called on day 2, Royal College were 30/1.

A traditional encounter between Richmond College (Galle) & Dharmasoka College (Ambalangoda) commenced today at Dombagoda.

Richmond College posted mammoth 311/6 after Dharmasoka College put them into bat first. No.5 batsman, Kavindu Nirmana was the chief scorer for them with a brilliant 110.

At the end of play on day 1, Dharmasoka College found themselves in a terrible position as they were on 61/5, still trailing by 250 runs.

Brief Scores

S.Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 191 (51.2) Thisen Eheliyagoda 55, Romesh Mendis 40, Achala Perera 4/64, Prince Fernando 4/16 & 89/4d (27) Akash Fernando 23*, Mahith Perera 23*, Achala Perera 3/22

Prince Of Wales College, Moratuwa 129 (54.3) Omesh Mendis 56*, M.S.G. Fernando 26, Charuka Peiris 7/46 & 82/5 (9) Sumalka Fernando 27, Rivith Jayasuriya 24, Kavindu Dias 2/17, Dineth Gunawardane 2/38

Result: Match Drawn (S.Thomas’ College won 1st innings)

St. Peter’s College, Colombo 151 (42.2) Oveen Salgadu 36, Lakindu Sachin 24*, Sukitha Devthilina 2/13, Yohan De Alwis 2/24, Malith Rupasinghe 2/41 & 223/7 (45) Kavika Jayasundara 70, Oveen Salgadu 52, Isuru Fernando 3/84, Kavishka Oshan 2/31

Moratu Maha Vidyalaya, Moratuwa 151 (62) Deneth Sithumina 64*, Isuru Fernando 43, Shennon Rodrigo 4/46, Kavika Jayasundara 3/14

Result: Match Drawn

Royal College, Colombo 212/7 (62.2) Ovina Ambanpola 60, Dasis Manchanayake 47, Geeshan Perera 28, Ayesh Sashimal 2/7, Nethma Samaraweera 2/40 & 30/1 (16) Rehan Peiris 23

Ananda College, Colombo 184 (67.3) Viduna Wijebandara 81, Nethma Samaraweera 19, Dan Poddiwela 4/28, Ranuka Malaviarachchi 3/25, Dasis Manchanayake 2/31

Result: Match Drawn (Royal College won 1st innings)

Maris Stella College, Negombo 281/9d (70) Anshen De Silva 95, Nethum Basnayaka 73*, Ramith Bandara 34, Kaveen Fernando 25, Suhada Fernando 3/40, Raveen Chethana 3/41 & 190/5 (33) Shean Adithya 84, Kaveen Fernando 73*, Raveen Chethana 2/44

St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa 208 (75.3) Kavith Shehara 63, Raveen Chethana 35, Shean Adithya 4/47, Ramith Bandara 2/50, Hasthika De Silva 2/57

Result: Match Drawn (Maris Stella College won 1st innings)

Devapathiraja College, Rathgama 215 (72.2) Irushka Thimira 45, Darshaka Sandeep 41, Nimesha Silva 4/64, Khanka Wickramasinghe 2/22, Kavishka Imesh 2/28 & 110 (37.2) Yasiru Lakshan 43, Irushka Thimira 38, Kavishka Imesh 5/60, Yoshitha Isuranga 3/19

St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy 162 (51.5) Kavishka Imesh 51, Khanka Wickramasinghe 42, Irushka Thimira 6/55, Chaminda Sandaruwan 2/11 & 164/8 (37.4) Malith Lakshan 39, Irushka Thimira 4/69, Puljith Wathsuka 2/32

Result: St. Sylvester’s College won by 2 wickets

Trinity College, Kandy 150 (46.1) Jayavi Liyanagama 47, Janith Ravishka 31, Dinuka Tennakoon 23, Adhisha Bandaranayake 6/29, Deshan Hettige 2/31 & 113/2 (43) Lakwin Abeysinghe 45*, Dinusha Peiris 38*, Adhisha Bandaranayake 1/21, Randisha Bandaranayake 1/29

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo 250/8d (54.5) Gaviru Senhas 93, Manura Peiris 70, Dinuka Thennakoon 5/60, Lakwin Abeysinghe 2/46

Result: Match Drawn (D.S. Senanayake College won 1st innings)

St. Thomas’ College, Matara 77 (33.5) Navija De Seram 22, Dinath Senila 5/33, Mevan Dissanayake 2/15, Aarshan Joseph 2/16 & 72 (43.5) Senura Perera 21*, Mevan Dissanayake 3/12, Chamath Chathurya 3/21, Dinath Senila 2/21

St. Benedict’s College, Colombo 214 (45.2) Viduneth Wilson 83, Kojitha Himsara 33, Sharujan Shanmuganathan 31, Chamath Chathurya 25, Sanju Dilshan 3/72, Senura Perera 2/12, Navija De Seram 2/27, Manuga Yonal 2/32

Result: St. Benedict’s College won by an Innings and 65 runs

Nalanda College, Colombo 154 (56.4) Minod Caldera 39, Thisara Dewdunu 35*, Sadew Samarasinghe 21, Gayana Weerasinghe 4/18, Charuka Herath 2/16, Dimath Abeysinghe 2/54 & 231/4d (31) Senesh Wijesinghe 74*, Yasiru Samarakoon 72*, Charuka Herath 4/81

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 179 (63.3) Amesh Thennakoon 61, Gayana Weerasinghe 30, Janula Indusara 4/31, Sajitha Vithanage 2/18 & 164/2 (43) Gayana Weerasinghe 120*, Chandupa Abeysinghe 38*, Sadew Samarasinghe 1/11, Eranga Jayakodi 1/20

Result: Match Drawn (Maliyadeva College won 1st innings)

Zahira College, Colombo 103 (44.1) Zayan Ismath 22, Dinuth Witharana 3/26, Kavindu Primal 2/14, Yasith Wickramasinghe 2/17

Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya 138/7 (35) Dihindu Herath 36, Praveen Kumarapperuma 29, Zayan Ismath 2/24, Venkat Rajendran 2/30, Inam Slasa 2/34

Day 1 Stumps.

Richmond College, Galle 311/6d (67.4) Kavindu Nirmana 110, Bhanuka Manohara 41, Janeth Kaushal 40, Senitha Halambage 2/111

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 61/5 (29.1) Manasa De Silva 20*, Seneth Sisan 1/1, Kavindu Nirmana 1/8, Tharindu Nirmal 1/12

Day 1 Stumps.