Three matches of the Singer Schools ‘Under 19 Division 1’ Cricket Tournament 2018/19 were conducted today around the island. Lakshitha Rasanjana who stroked a century yesterday, picked up a bag of 7 wickets today against Wesley College and guided Nalanda College to an innings victory. St. Peter’s College and St. Benedict’s College took honors in the other two fixtures worked off today.
Nalanda College, Colombo vs Wesley College, Colombo
Nalanda College recorded a comprehensive innings victory over Wesley College in their traditional fixture which was worked off today at Wesley College Ground. Wesley College resumed day two struggling at 8 runs for 4 wickets and managed to add another 99 runs to the overnight score before being bowled out.
Lakshitha Rasanjana and Chamindu Wijesinghe were brilliant with the ball for the visitors as they took 4 scalps each. After been asked to follow on, the hosts did not show an improved batting performance in the second innings as they were bundled out for just 49 runs. Kavish Madurapperuma and Lakshitha Rasanjana picked up 3 wickets each for the visitors.
Nalanda College – 315/6d (79) Lakshitha Rasanjana 100*, Chamindu Wijesinghe 54, Ravin de Silva 50, Jayod Kaldera 35, Dilhara Polgampola 33, Shenal Dangalla 2/24, Thenuka Perera 2/76
Wesley College – 107 (43.4) Kavinda Perera 26, Sahil Dias 20, Lakshitha Rasanjana 4/23, Chamindu Wijesinghe 4/30 & 49 (26.4) Buddhima Wijesundara 21, Kavish Madurapperuma 3/17, Lakshitha Rasanjana 3/19
Result – Nalanda College won by an innings & 159 runs
St. Peter’s College, Colombo vs Maris Stella College, Negombo
Traditional fixture between St. Peter’s College and Maris Stella College concluded today in a draw at St. Peter’s College Ground in Colombo, but the first innings points were won by the hosts. Maris Stella College resumed day two on 128 runs for 2 wickets but a batting collapse saw them bowled out for 250 runs in their first innings.
Ashan Fernando stroked 69 runs while Savindu Fernando (45) and Amantha Perera (39) chipped in with their useful contributions for the lads from Negombo. Uvin Senevirathne starred with the ball picking up 4 wickets for 65 runs for the hosts.
St. Peter’s College began their second innings 54 runs ahead but managed to post only 67 runs all-out, setting a target of 122 runs to win for the visitors. Ravindu Fernando was mainly instrumental in causing the batting collapse of the Peterites as he grabbed 6 scalps for 34 runs. The Maris Stella College batsmen were in a spot of bother in the run chase as they posted 83 runs for 5 wickets when umpires called stumps on day two.
St. Peter’s College – 304/6d (73) Santhush Gunathilaka 104, Ranmith Jayasena 56, Bhanuka de Silva 49, Rishika Santhush 21, Pasindu Ushetti 2/72 & 67 (32.3) Kanishka Maduwantha 21, Ravindu Fernando 6/34, Pasindu Ushetti 3/31
Maris Stella College – 250 (68.1) Ashan Fernando 69, Savindu Fernando 45, Amantha Perera 39, Kevin Perera 30, Uvin Senevirathne 4/65, Tariq Saboor 3/31 & 83/5 (18) Amantha Perera 30, Sahan Perera 27*, Thariq Saboor 4/24
Result – Match Drawn (St. Peter’s College won first innings points)
St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala vs St. Benedict’s College, Colombo
Traditional fixture between St. Anne’s College and St. Benedict’s College concluded today at St. Benedict’s College Ground. The hosts managed to take honors in the drawn game as they dominated the game on both days. After being 49 runs for 1 wicket overnight, St. Benedict’s College declared their innings today on 306 runs for 7 wickets.
Pasan Suwahas played brilliantly but missed a well deserved century as he was dismissed on 97 runs. In addition, Vihanga Ruwanaran made an unbeaten 52 runs for the hosts. St. Anne’s College batsmen began their second innings trailing by 115 runs and posted 28 runs for 1 wicket at stumps on day two.
St. Anne’s College – 191 (82.5) Kavindu Ranasinghe 88*, Kavindu Ekanayake 32, Malinda Perera 3/28, Kaveesha Jayathilaka 3/57, Sanoj Perera 2/23 & 28/1 (18) Visitha Perera 18*, Sanoj Perera 1/00
St. Benedict’s College – 306/7 (90) Pasan Suwahas 97, Vihanga Ruwanaran 52*, Kaveesha Jayathilaka 39, Kaviru Perera 35, Imesh Fernando 21*, Kavindu Ranasinghe 3/76
Result – Match Drawn (St. Benedict’s College won first innings points)