Ranuda’s ton rescues Trinity; Hansaja & Tehaan put Ananda on top

U19 Traditional Encounters 2022

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Two traditional encounters of the U19 Schools Cricket Tournament were played today (07th May) at Colombo and Moratuwa.

The traditional encounter between St. Sebastian’s College and Trinity College ended a draw today at St. Sebastian’s College Grounds in Moratuwa. Ranuda Somarathne’s brilliant century helped Trinity rescue their first innings and take honours in the drawn encounter.

Somarathne made 150 runs off 138 balls with 8 fours and 11 sixes at an impressive strike rate of 108.70. Theeraka Ranatunga also excelled with the ball for the visitors, taking a 5-wicket haul in the 2nd innings.

Ananda College managed to take the upper hand on day one of their traditional encounter against Maliyadeva College, which began today at Ananda College Grounds in Colombo. Hansaja Jayasinghe (55) and Tehaan Perera (5/29) were the star performers of Ananda’s dominating display on day one.

Meanwhile, Mahanama College registered a massive win against D. S. Senanayake College in the 16th Battle of the Golds One Day Encounter, played today at Dambulla. Koojana Perera’s magnificent century and 3-wicket haul picked up by Dhanaja Edirisinghe stood out in Mahanama victory.

Brief Scores

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 & 223/8 (62.1) Nilash Perera 56, Bihanga Mendis 43, Senith Fernando 30, Savindu Rodrigo 27, Sanesh Fernando 23, Theeraka Ranathunga 5/64

Trinity College, Kandy – 303 (70.2) Ranuda Somarathne 150, Vibhawith Ehelepola 37, Pawan Pathiraja 34, Supun Waduge 22, Manuja Chanthuka 3/89, Sandeesh Fernando 2/46, Virosh Wijesinghe 2/54, Senith Fernando 2/55

Result – Match Drawn

Ananda College, Colombo – 175 (47.1) Hansaja Jayasinghe 55, Nethma Karunarathne 42, Nushal Dharmarathna 40, Sakindu Wijerathne 5/45, Rishi Adishtan 2/05 & 83/1 (23) Nushal Dharmarathna 39, Lakshita Kularathna 23

Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala – 78 (20) Charuka Herath 22, Tehaan Perera 5/29, Shakthi Udara 3/12, Nethma Samaraweera 2/33

Stumps – Day 01

Mahanama College, Colombo – 290 (48.3) Koojana Perera 112, Anjala Bandara 62, Inuka Karannagoda 29, Sachira Weliwatta 29, Adeesha Bandaranayake 4/41, Saniru Dissanayake 2/51, Rahul Chandrasekara 2/65

D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo – 117 (44.1) Abisheak Liyanaarachchi 46, Dhanaja Edirisinghe 3/22, Inuka Karannagoda 2/10, Duvindu Ranathunga 2/17

Result – Mahanama College won by 173 runs