Three traditional encounters of the U19 Schools Cricket tournament were played today (05th May) at Colombo and Moratuwa.
The traditional encounter between Royal College and Ananda College ended in a draw today at Ananda College Grounds, Colombo. The hosts resumed their first innings on day two at 103/1 and posted 332/9 in reply to Royal College’s 404/6 in their first innings.
Nethma Karunarathne (69) and Pulindu Kiriella (54*) were the chief contributors with the bat for Ananda College. The left-arm spinner Gishan Balasooriya (3/79), Sineth Jayawardana (2/05) and Sadisha Rajapaksha (2/84) starred with the ball for the visitors.
The traditional encounter between Prince of Wales College and Isipathana College ended in a draw but witnessed a thrilling finish at Moratuwa. Having begun the second innings 99 runs behind, Isipathana College managed to display a better batting effort to set a target of 133 runs to win for the hosts.
Randunu Ganganath who top-scored for the visitors in the first innings once again delivered with the bat scoring a crucial knock (88) under pressure. Chasing 133 runs to win, the Cambrians were stuttering with the bat as they made 117 runs losing 8 wickets.
Meanwhile, the traditional encounter between Nalanda College and Thurstan College commenced today at Thurstan College Grounds, Colombo. After been put into bat first, the visitors posted 174/6 at the close of play on day one.
Royal College, Colombo – 404/6d (65) Sadisha Rajapaksha 166, Sineth Jayawardana 95, Dasis Manchanayake 67, Lahiru Gangewatte 32*, Anush Polonnowita 20, Shakthi Udara 3/82
Ananda College, Colombo – 332/9 (93) Nethma Karunarathne 69, Pulindu Kiriella 54*, Hansaja Jayasinghe 49, Nushal Dharmarathna 41, Iruth Gimshan 37, Gishan Balasooriya 3/79, Sineth Jayawardana 2/05, Sadisha Rajapaksha 2/84
Result – Match Drawn
Isipathana College, Colombo – 87 (28) Randunu Ganganath 41*, Mihiru Dananjaya 5/31, Uneth Peiris 2/20 & 231 (59.5) Randunu Ganganath 88, Yasith Kalupahana 66, Thinula Liyanage 32, Tharindu Amarasingha 3/54, Prasanna Lakmina 3/66, Uneth Nilaksha 2/28
Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa – 186/9d (59) Uneth Peiris 53, Tharindu Amarasingha 45, Ashen Shanaka 23, Randunu Ganganath 4/22, Dinuka Anupamal 2/40, Sithuka Gunawardana 2/40 & 117/8 (38) Tharindu Amarasingha 33, Ashen Shanaka 28, Sithuka Gunawardana 3/30, Dinuka Anupamal 3/43
Result – Match Drawn
Nalanda College – 174/6 (58.2) Chanul Athukorala 51, Nikhil Abeygunasekara 32, Kushmitha Silva 28*, Vinuja Ranpul 21, Nipun Premarathna 3/38, Thenuka Devapriya 2/16
Stumps – Day 01