Battle of the Golds begins; Mahanama takes upper hand on day one

U19 Traditional Encounters 2022

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The 16th Battle of the Golds between Mahanama College and D.S. Senanayake College commenced today (22nd April), at P. Sara Oval Grounds, Colombo.

After been put into bat first, Mahanama College posted 282/6 before declaring their innings. Sachira Weliwatta was the top-scorer for Mahanama College as he stroked 89 runs off 143 balls with 7 fours and a six.

In reply, D.S. Senanayake College could bat only 2 overs for the day as bad light brought early stumps on day one.

Meanwhile, three traditional encounters were played today at Pannipitiya and Colombo. The traditional encounter between Nalanda College and Dharmapala College ended in a draw, with the former taking the honors.

Vinuja Ranpul (96), Kushmitha Silva (74), Chanul Athukorala (70*) & Minod Kaldera (5/57) showed impressive performances for Nalanda College.

Sineth Jayawardena’s brilliant century lit up the traditional encounter between Royal College and St. Benedict’s College which began today at Royal College Grounds. Hirun Matheesha Kapurubandara (64*), Hiran Jayasundara (61) and Muditha Lakshan (59) stroked half-centuries, putting St. Joseph’s College in a respectable position on day one against Ananda College in their traditional encounter at Ananda College Grounds.

Brief Scores

Mahanama College, Colombo – 282/6d (60) Sachira Weliwatta 89, Dhanaja Edirisinghe 53*, Inuka Karannagoda 45, Anjala Bandara 42, Devindu Kekirideniya 35, Adeesha Bandaranayake 2/57

D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo – 1/0 (2)

Stumps – Day 01


Nalanda College, Colombo – 318/7d (65) Vinuja Ranpul 96, Kushmitha Silva 74, Chanul Athukorala 70*, Nikil Abegunasekara 22, Thisara Sishara 4/96, Kavindu Primal 2/54

Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya – 204 (78.3) Pasindu Theekshana 50, Hirupavan Horanage 33, Ravindu Nirmal 31, Ushan Galagedara 36, Sadew Samarasinghe 2/22, Sajith Vithanage 3/70, Minod Kaldera 5/57 & 6/0 (3)

Result – Match Drawn


Royal College, Colombo – 286/7d (66) Sineth Jayawardena 106, Sadisha Rajapaksha 72, Venusha Akash 30*, Uvindu Weerasekara 26, Dasis Manchanayake 21, Ashen De Soyza 5/55

Stumps – Day 01


St. Joseph’s College – 251/7 (57) Hirun Matheesha Kapurubandara 64*, Hiran Jayasundara 61, Muditha Lakshan 59, Naren Muralidaran 30, Tehaan Perera 2/50

Stumps – Day 01