Three games of the SLSCA U19 Div 1 Schools Cricket Tournament 2022 came to a close today (18). St. Joseph’s College and Wesley College met in a Traditional encounter at Darley Road.
SLSCA U19 Div 1 Schools Cricket Tournament 2022
Nalanda College grabbed the group topper’s seat with a 23-run win over the Royalists today. This is their 4th straight win in the tournament. Skipper Dineth Samaraweera and the Sri Lanka U19s star Raveen de Silva bagged 2 wickets each. Royal fell 23 runs short despite Sadisha Rajapaksha’s half-century.
Richmond College demonstrated their stronghold in the tournament with another comfortable win over St. Anne’s College. Their Sri Lanka U19s coloursman, Malsha Tharupathi, bagged 4 scalps today to post his first noteworthy performance of the tournament. With this win, Richmond have now won all three games they have played in the tournament so far.
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Tharusha Nethsara of Isipathana College hit a match-winning hundred to earn a massive 140-run victory for his alma mater against St. Servatius’ College.
Kevin Samuel of Isipathana College became the highest wicket-taker of the tournament so far with a match bag of 6 for 21. He now tops the chart with 14 wickets to his name in 4 matches.
Isipathana College, Colombo vs St. Servatius’ College, Matara
Isipathana College 295 (50) Tharusha Nethsara 115, Randunu Ganganath 64, Naveen Kanishka 46, Thinula Liyanage 30, Kushan Wijerama 4/28, Deneth Kawya 2/21
St. Servatius’ College 155 (40) Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 74, Chirath Neththaru 22, Kevin Samuel 6/21, Sithuka Gunawardana 2/15, Randunu Ganganath 2/22
ISIPATHANA COLLEGE WON BY 140 RUNS
Nalanda College, Colombo vs Royal College, Colombo
Nalanda College 235/9 (50) Raveen De Silva 38, Eranga Jayakody 43*, Kushmitha Silva 31, Yasiru Samarakoon 24, Rusiru Vilochana 20, Gishan Balasooriya 3/21, Sadisha Rajapaksha 2/32, Damith Kappagoda 2/40
Royal College 212 (47.2) Sadisha Rajapaksha 67, Dasis Manchanayake 51, Damith Kappagoda 20, Dineth Samaraweera 3/30, Raveen De Silva 3/48
NALANDA COLLEGE WON BY 23 RUNS
St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs Richmond College, Galle
St. Anne’s College 165/9 (50) Pivithu Fernando 63, Manaan Muzammil 36, Malsha Tharupathi 4/38, Sharon Abhishek 2/21
Richmond College 166/5 (29) Tharinda Nirmal 53, Janeth Kaushal 28*, Malsha Tharupathi 21
RICHMOND COLLEGE WON BY 5 WICKETS
U19 Div 1 Schools Cricket Season 2021/22 – Traditional Matches
St. Joseph’s College played Wesley College in a traditional encounter at the Maradana school’s grounds.
Josephian Vice-Captain Sadeesh Jayawardena brought up a stylish hundred to take the home team to a mountainous score of 404 runs.
He was ably supported by the fresher Muditha Lakshan, who scored a valuable 94 runs. Hiran Jayasundera added another 77 runs more to this tally, while Mithira Thenura was unbeaten with 51 runs to his name.
The Wesleyites were on 45 for 1 at close of play.
St. Joseph’s College 404/5d (79.5) Sadeesh Jayawardena 106, Muditha Lakshan 94, Hiran Jayasundara 77, Mithira Thenura 51*, Shevon Daniel 49, Shakesh Minon 4/89
Wesley College 45/1 (13) Chamath Gomel 36*
STUMPS – DAY 1
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