Romesh Mendis, Charuka Peiris star in S. Thomas’ innings win

U19 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament 2022/23

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Five traditional encounters of the U19 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament were played today (26th November) at several venues across the island.   

S. Thomas’ College registered an innings win over Mahinda College in their traditional encounter worked off today at Mount Lavinia. Romesh Mendis who stroked a brilliant century and Charuka Peiris who picked up a match of 10 wickets for 87 runs were the chief architects of the Thomian victory. 

St. Aloysius College registered a comprehensive 8-wicket win over Rahula College in their traditional encounter which was played today at Uyanwatte Stadium in Matara. Dineth Nimsara (84) and Hasitha Suranga (54) led the charge with the bat for victorious St. Aloysius College while Induwara Udena and Maneth Yeran starred with the ball. 

The all-round skills of Dasis Manchanayake (Royal College) and Gayana Weerasinghe (Maliyadeva College) stole the limelight in the drawn traditional encounter between Royal College and Maliyadeva College worked off today at Colombo. 

Manchanayake who scored a brilliant century with the bat managed to pick up 4 wickets with the ball which helped Royal College take firstinnings honors. Gayana Weerasinghe in the opposition camp also displayed a similar performance with bat and ball as he scored a century and half-century in the two innings while claiming a 4-wicket haul with the ball. 

Brief Scores

Mahinda College, Galle 101 (30.1) Dhanuja Induwara 53, Nathan Caldera 5/27, Charuka Peiris 4/21 & 174 (46) Hiruna Gallage 40, Dinura Kalupahana 36, Senuk Dangamuwa 29, Chandupa De Silva 20, Charuka Peiris 6/66, Nathan Caldera 2/32, Akash Fernando 2/33 

S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia 289 (69) Romesh Mendis 117, Senesh Hettiarachchi 72, Thisen Eheliyagoda 40, Tharusha Dilshan 5/71, Senuk Dangamuwa 3/48 

Result – S. Thomas’ College won by an innings & 14 runs

St. Aloysius College, Galle 260 (71.5) Dineth Nimsara 84, Hasitha Suranga 54, Oshada Devinda 25, Rithika Himash 3/33, Sadew Gamage 2/65 & 42/2 (6.4) Hasitha Suranga 27* 

Rahula College, Matara 151 (58.2) Sadew Gamage 35, Dilmit Laksarana 28, Sathsara Dilshan 27, Induwara Udena 5/38, Maneth Yeran 4/17 & 148 (52.3) Sadew Gamage 33, Thathsara Dilshan 26, Rithika Himash 21, Maneth Yeran 2/24, Osanda Devinda 3/3

Result – St. Aloysius College won by 8 wickets 

Royal College, Colombo 302/7d (77.2) Dasis Manchanayake 100*, Ramiru Perera 85, Uvindu Weerasekara 60, Bulan Weeratunga 33, Gayana Weerasinghe 4/76, Charuka Herath 2/80 

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala 201 (63.4) Gayana Weerasinghe 135*, Dasis Manchanayake 4/33, Sandesh Ramanayake 2/60 & 198/5 (66) Gayana Weerasinghe 61*, Amesh Tennakoon 40, Jayamin Muthukumarana 25, Chandupa Abeysinghe 24, Menaka Heyyanthuduwa 2/28

Result – Match Drawn 

Nalanda College, Colombo 105 (34.4) Kushmitha Silva 23, Rusiru Vilochana 22, Senitha Halambage 5/17, Pathum Malitha 2/19 & 309/9 (90.5) Eranga Jayakodi 90, Kushmitha Silva 80, Rusiru Vilochana 65, Sajitha Vithanage 38, Chanaka Jananga 4/59, Senitha Halambage 4/100 

Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda 238 (78.5) Senitha Halambage 97, Manasa De Silva 39, Chandupa Kavisha 27, Janula Indusara 3/12, Minod Caldera 3/71, Chanul Athukorala 2/43

Result – Match Drawn 

St. Servatius College, Matara 126 (42.3) Kushan Wijerama 23, Chathum Bimsara 23, Thisan Dewmith 21*, Duvindu Ranathunga 3/23, Dasith Gunathilake 3/36, Venuk Hettiarachchi 2/24, Omesh Udara 2/28

Mahanama College, Colombo 71/5 (26) Anjala Bandara 33*, Banula Algawatte 22, Tharush Damindu 3/19

Stumps – Day 1