Nipun Premaratne’s all-round skills headline drawn Nalanda-Thurstan battle

U19 Traditional Encounters 2022

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Two traditional encounters of the U19 Schools Cricket Tournament were played today (06th May) at Colombo and Moratuwa.

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The traditional encounter between Nalanda College and Thurstan College ended in a draw today (06th May) at Thurstan College Grounds, Colombo. Nalanda College resumed day two at 174/6 and added 49 runs for the remaining 4 wickets, as they were bowled out for 223 runs for their first innings.

In reply, Thurstan College posted 180/8 at the close of play on day two. Nipun Premarathna who starred with the ball for the hosts, showed his skills with the bat, scoring an unbeaten half-ton.

The traditional encounter between St. Sebastian’s College and Trinity College was evenly poised at the end of the first day’s play. Having been asked to bat first, St. Sebastian’s College posted 198 all-out in their own backyard at St. Sebastian’s College Grounds in Moratuwa.

Kesara Madusha top scored with a crucial 92-run knock for the hosts whereas Vibhawith Ehelepola starred with the ball for Trinity College taking 4 wickets. In reply, the visitors were 111/5 at the end of first day’s play.

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Brief Scores

Nalanda College, Colombo – 223 (80) Chanul Athukorala 51, Kushmitha Silva 44, Nikhil Abeygunasekara 32, Sajitha Vithanage 30, Vinuja Ranpul 21, Thenuka Devapriya 3/24, Nipun Premarathna 3/49, Bawantha Jayasinghe 2/29, Thanuga Palihawadana 2/47

Thurstan College, Colombo – 180/8 (60) Nipun Premarathna 50*, Thenuka Devapriya 35, Ushan Emesh 25, Dineth Samaraweera 3/20, Raveen De Silva 3/69

 Result – Match Drawn


St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa – 198 (56.3) Kesara Madusha 82, Savindu Rodrigo 32, Senith Fernando 32, Vibhawith Ehelepola 4/75, Manula Kularathne 3/37, Dinuka Thennakoon 2/17

Trinity College, Kandy – 111/5 (32) Pawan Pathiraja 34, Ranuda Somarathne 24*, Supun Waduge 22, Senith Fernando 2/18

 Stumps – Day 01