Trinity and St. Joseph Vaz extend Matara STC’s and Dharmapala’s winless streaks

U19 Division I Limited Overs Cricket Tournament 2022/23

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Manula Perera (Trinity College)
 

Two games of the U19 Division I Limited Overs Cricket Tournament 2022/23 were worked off yesterday in Matara and Pannipitiya.

Trinity College claimed the top spot of Group X in Tier A as they thrashed St. Thomas’ College Matara by 6 wickets in Matara. The Matara Thomians, still searching for their first win of the tournament, were bowled out for a mediocre 74 within 33 overs after winning the toss and electing to bat first. Left-arm seamer Manula Kularathne was the chief destroyer for Trinity as he destroyed the Thomian top-order with 3 early wickets. The boys from Kandy were able to finish the game early as they reached the target in just 18.4 overs despite losing 4 wickets. This is Trinity’s third win in four games.

In Pannipitiya, hosts Dharmapala College suffered their fifth consecutive defeat of the tournament as they fell short of the finishing line in a thriller against St. Joseph Vaz College. The boys from Wennappuwa struggled throughout their way to reach the modest target of 156 set by their opponents. Wicket-keeper batter Hansa Mihiranga’s unbeaten knock of 57 helped them cross the line in the 46th over with just 1 wicket in hand. In bowling for the victorious St. Joseph Vaz team, skipper Menusha Pabasara and Tharindu Eshan claimed 3 wickets apiece. This is their third win in four games.

Kushan & Sankalpa star in St. Servatius’ success

Tier A – Group X

St. Thomas’ College, Matara vs Trinity College, Kandy at Uyanwatta Stadium, Matara

Toss: St. Thomas’

St. Thomas’ College – 74 (33) Navija De Seram 21, Manula Kularathne 3/05, Tharana Wimaladharma 3/08

Trinity College – 76/4 (18.4) Rahal Amarasinghe 37, Supun Waduge 21*, Banauka Insamal 3/32

TRINITY COLLEGE WON BY 6 WICKETS

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Tier B – Group X

Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya vs St. Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa at Dharmapala College Grounds, Pannipitiya

Toss: Dharmapala

Dharmapala College – 155 (46.5) Dihindu Herath 42, Praveen Kumarapperuma 25, Menusha Perera 3/10, Tharindu Eshan 3/38, Vishwa Rajapaksha 2/37

St. Joseph Vaz College – 159/9 (45.1) Hansa Mihiranga 57*, Tharindu Eshan 32, Menusha Pabasara 3/21, Kavindu Primal 2/45

ST. JOSEPH VAZ COLLEGE WON BY 1 WICKET

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