Three games of the ongoing U19 Schools Cricket Season 2021/2022 were played today (11th March) around the island.
The Richmondites recorded a no-wicket win against D.S. Senanayake College as their openers posted half-century to chase down the 149-run target.
Vishara Fernando staged an aggressive 87 runs, carting the D.S bowlers to all parts of the ground. He was particularly excellent against the short ball as he deposited one to the adjoining MCA grounds.
He was well supported by his opening partner, Tharinda Nirmal who also scored a half-century while holding one end tight.
Hansaja Jayasinghe of Ananda College posted the best bowling figures of the day against St. Sylvester’s College as he bagged 5 wickets for 23 runs.
Nethma Karunaratne followed up his century with a fine fifty, scoring 64 runs against St. Sylvester’s today. Mineth Premarathne of Ananda College, Malith Lakshan and Kavishka Dilshan of St. Sylvester’s College also made half-centuries in the same game.
St. Anthony’s College, Wattala vs Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya
St. Anthony’s College 145 (42) Dilip Fernando 29, Therika Akash 21, Thisara Sishara 5/24, Menusha Pabasara 2/13
Dharmapala College 134 (37.4) Pasindu Theekshana 40, Shan Aniketh 3/20, Kavindu Gamage 3/30
ST. ANTHONY’S COLLEGE WON BY 11 RUNS
D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo vs Richmond College, Galle
D.S. Senanayake College 149 (45.5) Abhishek Liyanarachchi 45, Gaviru Senhas 24, Sharon Abhishek 3/32
Richmond College 150/0 (22.2) Vishara Fernando 87*, Tharinda Nirmal 50*
RICHMOND COLLEGE WON BY 10 WICKETS
Ananda College, Colombo vs St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy
Ananda College 218/9 (50) Mineth Premarathne 64, Nethma Karunarathne 64, Hansaja Jayasinghe 22, Shashika Basnayake 3/54,
St. Sylvesters College 190 (47.4) Malith Lakshan 64, Kavishka Dilshan 60*, Maleesha Silva 21, Hansaja Jayasinghe 5/23, Shakthi Udara 2/25, Isuru Ayesh 2/50
ANANDA COLLEGE WON BY 28 RUNS