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Star-studded Richmond set for the kill

March 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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By Chris Dhambarage

The star-studded Richmond College Team will start favourites when they confront the traditional rivals Mahinda College in the 112th Lovers’ Quarrel Inter-Schools Big Match which will be worked off on March 17 and 18 at the Galle Stadium.

Richmond led by Sri Lanka youth player Kamindu Mendis have enjoyed a splendid season this year where they were able to secure the top position in Group ‘A’ while competing in the Inter-Schools Under-19 Division One Tournament.

In addition, Richmond have reached the semi-finals of the Under-19 Division One Limited Over Tournament and also the quarter-finals of the Division One 2-day Tournament.

In contrast, Mahinda have struggled throughout the season to put up a decent performance and they are also still searching for their first victory of the current season.

However, there seem to be some hope for Mahinda in the Big Match considering the fact that they were able to produce an excellent batting performance during their last three outings of the tournament.

The Mahindians after going through a pretty ordinary season picked up their batting form during the latter stages and went on to make scores of over 300 runs in the last four outings.

This was no doubt an encouraging performance from Mahinda considering the fact that it also lifted their morale and the confidence needed to face their more fancied opponents.

In fact, Richmond will once again look to maintain their dominance over their rivals with another fine all-round performance in this Big Match.

They underlined their superiority in almost every outing this year and were able to record four outright victories in the most comprehensive manner.

The outstanding performance of Skipper Mendis has certainly given Richmond the edge over their rivals and they will be looking to conclude the season on a high note.

The only obstacle for Richmond in this Big Match seems to be the bad weather which has quite often played spoil sportduring the current Inter-Schools season.

Even then, Mahindahave always faced the Big Match with a lot of determination and on many occasions they have come out with a spirited performance despite going in as the underdogs.

Richmond College (from): Kamindu Mendis (Captain), Chamikara Hewage (Vice-Captain),Thilanga Udeeshana, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Avindu Theekshana, Sathsara Kumara, Duveen Kalansooriya, Vinuja Kiriella, Ravishkam Wijesiri, Thisara Divan, Adhithya Siriwardena, Kasun Tharaka, Thaveesha Abhishek, Sandun Mendis and Vishmitha Wijesiri

Mahinda College (from): Hansika Welihinda (Captain), Roshan Kavinda (Vice Captain), Venura Dulsara, Navod Paranavithana, Ashan Kandambi, Pasindu Hettiarachchi, Kasitha Sankesh, Kalindu Shresara, Kavindu Ediriweera, Aveska Kalupahana, Prameeth Thevarapperuma, Nupun Malinga, Pasan Pethiyagoda, K.K. Kevin, Thilina Nisansala, Prageeth Gunathilake and Chamara Sandaruwan.

Himesh, Ganith help Royal recovery act

March 9, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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By M. Shamil Amit

The first day’s proceedings of the 138th Battle of the Blues between traditional rivals Royal College and S. Thomas’ College played at the SSC ground saw the Thomians end the day on 33 for no loss.

Royal, who were bowled out for 255, were helped by dropped catches by the Thomian fielders at crucial stages which saw Himesh Ramanayake and Ganith Sandeepa taking advantage as the pair added a valuable 83 runs for the eighth wicket.

The bowling effort put in by left arm pacie Kalana Perera who ended with impressive bowling returns of 5 for 47 proved to be vain as Royal made a good recovery being 172 for 7 at one stage.

Kalana Perera took 5 for 47.
Kalana Perera took 5 for 47.

The morning session saw Royal lose their first wicket at 16 but a 69-run stand for the second wicket between Ronuka Jayawardena and Pasindu Sooriyandara saw them coming back into the game.

But soon after the separation of the pair with the score on 85 they lost another wicket before reaching 100 runs with Kalana doing the damage. The two freshers Kavindu Madarasinghe and Ahan Sanchitha took Royal through to the lunch break on 108 for 3.

The post lunch session saw Royal losing two wickets for the addition of 33 runs, that of Sanchitha and Madarasinghe. Skipper Vithanage and Thevindu Senaratne added 24 runs for the sixth wicket before the former was dismissed with Royal on 165 and Senaratne did not last long as he perished after scoring seven runs.

Himesh Ramanayake was dropped by Dulith Gunaratne off Kalana Perera’s before he opened his account and that proved to be crucial as Ramanayake and Ganith Sandeepa slowly but surely took Royal out of the woods as Royal went into the tea break on 198 for 7.

The duo batting with caution went on to post their 50-run partnership and in the process Royal reached the 250-run mark. Five runs later they were separated with Sandeepa running himself out and Royal lost their remaining two wickets without any addition being bowled out for 255.

S. Thomas’s in their turn saw the openers Ravindu Kodituwakku and Dulith Gunaratne negotiating 10.3 overs before bad light put a stoppage to proceedings with the Thomians score of 23 for 0.

Scoreboard
Royal 1st innings
Yuvin Herath lbw b K. Perera 06
Ronuka Jayawardena b K. Perera 32
Pasindu Sooriyabandara c Wijeratne b K. Perera 35
Kavindu Madarasinghe lbw b Ratnayake 38
Ahan Sanchitha hit wicket b Ratnayake 06
Helitha Vithanage c Wijeratne b K. Perera 10
Thevindu Senaratne c Kodituwakku b Eriyagama 19
Himesh Ramanayake c Peiris b Gunaratne 41
Ganith Sandeepa run out 42
Abhishek Perera b K. Perera 00
Manula Perera not out 00
Extras (b5, nb5, w16) 26
Total (all out: 71.3 overs) 255
Fall of wickets – 1-16, 2-85, 3-93, 4-116, 5-141, 6-165, 7-172, 8-255, 9-255, 10-255.
Bowling – Kalana Perera 19.3-2-47-5, Dinura Gunawardena 3-0-8-0, Thevin Eriyagama 10-01-55-1, Pavith Ratnayake 19-1-69-2, Dulith Gunaratne 4-2-4-1, Dellon Peiris 15-3-59-0, Ravindu Kodituwakku 1-0-8-0.

S. Thomas’ 1st innings
Ravindu Kodituwakku not 23
Dulith Gunaratne not out 10
Extras 00
Total (0 wicket: 10.3 overs) 33
Bowling – Himesh Ramanayake 4-2-12-0, Helitha Vithanage 2-0-8-0, Yuvin Herath 3-0-9-0, Ganith Sandeepa 1.3-0-4-0.

Unbeaten Thomians fancied over Royal

March 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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By Chris Dhambarage

S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia with an unbeaten record in the current season will start favourites when they take on the traditional rivals Royal College in their 138th annual Inter-Schools Battle of the Blues Big Match which begins at the SSC Grounds in Maitland Place on Thursday (9).

Thomian captain Romesh Nallaperuma and Royal captain Helitha Vithanage
Thomian captain Romesh Nallaperuma and Royal captain Helitha Vithanage

The Thomians have certainly dished out some outstanding all-round cricket in the current season and are confident of putting up a solid performance having notched up five outright victories.

The secret behind their success this season is because all their senior players have performed with equal brilliance and have given one hundred per cent on the field in all departments of the game.

Royal of course have rallied around through their senior players and will be hoping to produce an improved performance in this vital encounter.

They are yet to register an outright victory which could be a worrying factor for the team and their preparations for the Big Match also took a backseat when they suffered a morale shattering defeat at the hands of Prince of Wales College on their home grounds at Reid Avenue.

However, despite this setback Royal still have confidence of their team and are banking heavily on their five coloursmen and the rest of the senior players to deliver the goods.

Royal will also have a psychological advantage going into the Big Match having won last year’s encounter at the same venue.

Meanwhile, S. Thomas’ suffered a major blow ahead of their Big Match as Skipper Romesh Nallapperuma was hit on the head by a delivery during a practice session and is now doubtful for the three-day encounter.

Even then, S. Thomas’ can be proud of their batting as they have with them three top batsmen who have compiled over 500 runs in the current season and two others who are nearing the 500-run mark.

Vice-Captain Ravindu Kodituwakku is their highest run-getter this year with over 750 run to his credit inclusive of one hundred and four half centuries.

The manner in which he has accumulated those runs has been really outstanding as he has been able to maintain a strike-rate of just under 100 runs which is a fantastic effort.

The Royal batting has been spearheaded by Skipper Helitha Vithanage who has scored over 1,000 runs in the current season.

Vithanage has been quite consistent throughout the season having struck three centuries and eight half centuries while Madarasinghe has one hundred and four fifties to his credit.

Even then, Royal’s bowling attack has lacked more penetration and variation with only their Vice-Captain and paceman Himesh Ramanayake striking form with over 40 wickets to his credit.

Ramanayake has taken up the responsibility and done the bulk of the bowling and also had a five wicket haul in the game against Prince of Wales College.

The Thomian bowling department is spearheaded by the left-arm spinner Pavith Ratnayakewho has captured over 80 wickets with a best effort of seven for 47 against Dharmapala Pannipitiya.

Ratnayake of course has lived up to expectations as the main strike bowler and has done the bulk of the bowling while claiming five wickets in an innings on seven occasions.

Meanwhile, Dellon Peiris has claimed 54 wickets with a best performance of six for 13 against Moratu MV and has two five-wicket hauls to his credit.

The Thomian bowling attack has plenty of variation as well with the left-arm pacemen Kalana Perera, Tehan Schaffeter and Dinura Gunawardena providing the back-up support.

In fact, Schaffter returned his best bowling figures when he captured five for 37 in the match against Mahinda College.

Royal College (from): Helitha Vithanage (Captain), Himesh Ramanayake (Vice-Captain), Ganith Heshan Sandeepa, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Kavidu Madarasinghe, Chamaka Edirisinghe, Thevindu Senarathne, Abishek Perera, Gothama Ranasinghe, Ronuka Jayawardane, Madara Thalduwa, Charuka Hathurasinghe, Hasanga Themal, Yuvin Herath, Kawshan Kulasuriuya and Mathisha Amarasinghe.

S. Thomas’ (from):Romesh Nallaperuma (Captain), Ravindu Kodituwakku, Dinura Gunawardena, Bhathiya Dissanayake, Anuka Bulankulama, Dulip Gunaratne, Ishen Perera, Manthila Wijeratne, Sithara Hapuhinna, Kalana Perera, Trevin Iriyagama, Tehan Schaffter, Mohamed Ishaq, Shalin de Mel, Dellon Peiris, Pavith Ratnayake and, Dineth Kannangara.

Ananda dominate day one

March 4, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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Ananda College were in a commanding position after the first days play in the 88th Battle of the Maroons Inter-Schools Big Match against the traditional rivals Nalanda College which commenced at the SSC Grounds in Maitland Place on Saturday (4).

After bundling out their opponents for a modest 144, the Anandians went on to reach 160 for five which will give them an opportunity of forcing an outright victory.

The Anandians made their intentions clear from the moment they won the toss and had no hesitation in inviting the Nalandians to bat first.

Their decision certainly turned out to be quite fruitful as they snapped up wickets at regular intervals and managed to keep their opponents for a total of less than 200 runs.

Kavishka Anjula (3/37), Chamika Gunasekera (2/23) and Supun Waragoda (2/26) formed a good bowling combination for Ananda as they dominated the proceedings.

Ananda in reply finished the day strongly with Sri Lanka Under-19 player Sammu Ashan leading the way with an unbeaten half century.

Nalanda: 144 (Suhanga Wijewardena 37, Madushan Hasaranga 31, Avishka Perera 26, Kavishka Anjula 3/37, Chamika Gunasekera 2/23, Supun Waragoda 2/26)

Ananda: 160/5 (Sammu Ashan 60 n.o, Dushan Hettige 37, Kavishka Anjula 25, Malinga Amarasinghe 2/32, Asela Kulatunga 3/45).

Jehan Daniel dazzles in drawn game

March 4, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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St. Joseph’s College staged a remarkable comeback to force a creditable draw to their 83rd Battle of the Saints Inter-Schools Big Match against the traditional rivals St. Peter’s College which concluded at the P. Sara Stadium in Colombo on Saturday (4).

Jehan Daniel

The Joes had their back to the wall at one stage when they lost four wickets for a mere three runs in the first innings after they were put into bat by the Peterite Skipper.

However, they recovered magnificently to reach a respectable 205 and then went on to snatch a close first innings lead by reducing their opponents to 188 for eight from their allotted 60 overs.

The Josephian fight back was spearheaded by the dynamic all-rounder and Sri Lanka Youth cap Jehan Daniel who played a memorable innings to pull his team out of danger.

The middle order batsman who came in at a critical stage of the innings put his head down and played a determined innings to compile a splendid unbeaten 124 while batting under tremendous pressure.

Despite Daniel’s heroics, St. Peter’s believed they still had a chance of dominating the game but their batsmen simply threw away the chances with some irresponsible batting.

In fact, the Peterites could not even reach the 200-run mark in their first innings as NipunSumanasinghe produced a deadly spell of bowling to return excellent figures of four for 49.

St. Joseph’s then took their own time in batting the second innings and delayed the declaration until they had reached a healthy 188 for eight.

Daniel came into their rescue once again and helped his team to build up a good lead with another stubborn batting performance.

The Peterites were left with an impossible victory target of 181 runs and they eventually ended up scoring 99 for no loss with Santhush Gunathilake stroking an unbeaten half century.

St. Joseph’s: 205 (Jehan Daniel 124 n.o, Shevon Fonseka 26, Pahan Perera 25, Santhush Gunathilake 3/34, Manelker de Silva 3/35) and 163/8 declared (Jehan Daniel 42, Thashan Perera 25, Harin Cooray 25, Mohamed Ameen 3/42, Manelker de Silva 2/21)

St. Peter’s: 188/8 (Manelker de Silva 51, Shalith Fernando 47, Nipun Sumanasinghe 4/49) and 99/0 (Santhush Gunathilake 52 n.o, Anishka Perera 41 n.o).

Dinitha, Shehan crack half tons

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By M. Shamil Amit

Half tons by Dinitha Basnayake and Shehan Fernando helped St. Benedict’s College taking first lease of the wicket make a score of 282 against St. Joseph’s College who ended on 3 for 0 on day one in the Under 19 inter-schools cricket match played at Darley Road.

S. Thomas’ College were on top against Trinity College at the end of the first day’s play in the match played for the Ranil Abeynaike memorial trophy at Mt Lavinia while Nalanda, Gurukula MV Kelaniya and Devapathiraja MMV Rathgama dominated proceedings against Maliyadeva, St. Anthony’s Wattala and Kegalu Vidyalaya.

Chief Scores:
At Darley Road
St. Benedict’s 282 (Dinitha Basnayake 64, Shehan Fernando 51, Dilan Chathuranga 42, Chalana Sankalpa 30, Maheesh Theekshana 21: Nipun Sumanasinghe 4 for 32, Ruchira Ekanayake 2 for 35)
St. Joseph’s 3 for 0

At Mt Lavinia
Trinity 224 (Vimanga Sooriyampola 36, Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan 35, Hasitha Boyagoda 32, T. Banugopan 27, Hasitha Jayasuriya 26, Poorna Wanasekera 23: Pavith Ratnayake 5 for 54, Dellon Peiris 2 for 40)
S. Thomas’ 123 for 3 (Dinura Gunawardena 18, Sithara Hapuhinna 71 n.o.)

At Campbell Place
Maliyadeva 126 (Dilshan Kollure 65, Damitha Silva 23: Lakshitha Rasanjana 4 for 13, Asel Kulatunga 3 for 17, Kalana Perera 3 for 35) and 0 for 0
Nalanda 206 (Dasun Seneviratne 66, Rusiru de Silva 27, Kalana Kathriaarahchi 27, Kasun Sandaruwan 23: Damitha Silva 5 for 46, Sanjeewan Priyadharshana 3 for 57, Kaveen Bandara 2 for 35)

At Wattala
St. Anthony’s Wattala 103 (Rashmika Mewan 35, Arinda Pasindu 30: Sachitha Chamith 3 for 10, Udara Ravindu 3 for 10, Lasindu Arosha 3 for 25) and 99 for 4 (Avishka Tharindu 35rtd, Rashmika Mewan 28)
Gurukula MV Kelaniya 143 for 7 declared (Pruthuvi Rusara 63: Thushara Madushan 2 for 29, Avishka Tharindu 2 for 30, Kavindu Maduka 2 for 32)

At Rathgama
Kegalu Vidyalaya 154 (Madushan Gunasinghe 26, Kavindu Prabashana 23: Sudeera Weeraratne 6 for 67)
Devapathiraja MMV Rathgama 197 for 6 (Thisara Dilshan 54, Pawan Sandesh 30, Sudeera Weeraratne 59 n.o.: Kavindu Prabashana 2 for 22, Madushan Gunasinghe 2 for 39)

At Kirindiwela
Dudley Senanayake MMV Tholangamuwa 268 (Lakjith Jayaweera 84, Pulasthi Galdeniya 53, Sandakan Jayaweera 35, Dilsanka Sampath 35: Dineth Sathsara 7 for 115, Nimal Romildan 3 for 88)
St. Peter’s Negombo 94 for 9 (Pasindu Navod 23: Pulasthi Galdeniya 2 for 10, Prasad Gunasekera 2 for 22)

Richmond cruise to innings win

February 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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By M. Shamil Amit

Richmond College cruised through to an innings and 29-run win over Dharmasoka MV Ambalangoda in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at the Surrey Village ground in Maggona on Friday.

The second day’s play saw Dharmasoka MV batting the second time with a deficit of 131 runs to erase being unable to achieve it as they were able to muster a score of only 102 runs.

A knock of 127 by Gajitha Kotuwegoda and a half ton by Thimira Supun on day two helped St. Mary’s Kegalle chalk a comfortable innings and 77-run win over St. Thomas’ Matale in the match which ended at Matale.

Jaffna Central thanks to a blistering knock of 167 by S. Kartheepan recorded a massive innings and 196-run win against Hindu Kokuvil in the match concluded at Jaffna yesterday.

At Maggona
Richmond 255 (Dhananjaya Lakshan 40, Sandun Mendis 40, Avindhu Theekshana 37, Kasun Tharaka 32, Ravishka Wijesiri 30: Kavindu Nadeeshan 4 for 61, Lohan De Soysa 2 for 43, Ushan Imantha 2 for 61)
Dharmasoka MV Ambalangoda 124 (Kaveesh Kumara 37, Harshajith Rushantha 30: Ravishka Wijesiri 4 for 24, Avindu Theekshana 3 for 19, Thilanga Udeeshana 2 for 24) and 102 (Kaveesh Kumara 37, Dinuka Dilshan 25:Dhananjaya Lakshan 3 for 13, Sandun Mendis 3 for 18, Thilanga Udeeshan 2 for 12, Ravishka Wijesiri 2 for 20)

At Matale
St. Thomas’ Matale 124 (Sajith De Silva 47, Bhawantha Samitharanga 19: Lasitha Udage 4 for 31, Daminda Gayan 2 for 24, Thimira Supun 2 for 24) and 184 (Lihaja Jayasundara 94, Sajith de Silva 71: Lasitha Udage 4 for 84, Thimira Supun 2 for 14, Mass Rahim 2 for 19)
St. Mary’s Kegalle (196/5 overnight) 385 for 9 declared (Gajitha Kotuwegoda 127, Thimira Supun 50, Mass Rahim 48, Sajeewa Ranjith 46, Lasitha Udage 43: Sasika Bandara 3 for 42, Deemantha Senanayake 2 for 71, Mohamed Ismail 2 for 77)

At Jaffna
Hindu Kokkuvil 90 (K. Thushyanthan 32: S. Thasopan 4 for 13, T. Sajeepan 3 for 21, S. Mathushan 2 for 29) and 143 (K. Bhanujan 56: S. Thushanthan 6 for 31, S. Thasopan 4 for 52)
Jaffna Central (295/6 overnight) 429 (S. Kartheepan 167, A. Jaroshan 52, U. Priyaluhan 40, K. Nixon 34: R. Nithsuhan 3 for 67, S. Nishanth 2 for 78, U. Nimalathas 2 for 89)

Live updates: St. Joseph’s College vs St. Benedict’s College

February 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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Result: Match drawn

17:36 – St. Joseph’s College 1st innings 364/8 in 88 overs

J. Fernandopulle 72, P. Perera 59, R. Kavishka 3/84

16:21 – St. Joseph’s College 1st innings 314/6 in 81 overs

J. Fernandopulle 46*, P. Perera 41*

15:45 – St. Joseph’s College 1st innings 275/6 in 71 overs

P. Perera 31, R. Kanishja 2/50

14:43 – St. Joseph’s College 1st innings 240/6 in 59 overs

N. Sumanasinghe 114

13:27 – St. Joseph’s College 1st innings 175/3 in 43 overs

N. Sumanasinghe 85, D. Madurawela 49.

12:23 – St. Joseph’s College 1st innings 109/2 in 30 overs

N. Sumanasinghe 48 n.o, D. Madurawela 28 n.o.

11:26 – St. Joseph’s College 1st innings 75/2 in 25 overs

N. Sumanasinghe 27 n.o.  

10:27 – St. Joseph’s College 1st innings 38/1 in 10 overs

Day two 

17:22 – St. Joseph’s College 1st innings 3/0 in 2 overs at close

16:59 – St. Benedict’s College 1st innings 282 all out in 91.4 overs 

D. Basnayake 64, C. Sankalpa 30, N. Sumanasinghe 4/32

15:07 – St. Benedict’s College 1st innings 163/5 in 66 overs

M. Theekshana 21 n.o, R. Ekanayake 2/21.

14:11 – St. Benedict’s College 1st innings 128/4 in 52 overs

S. Fernando 51, D. Chathuranga 42, R. Ekanayake 2/21

13:06 – St. Benedict’s College 1st innings 112/2 in 41 overs

S. Fernando 47 n.o, D. Chaturanga 38 n.o. 

11:33 – St. Benedict’s College 1st innings 67/2 in 26 overs.

10:31 – St. Benedict’s 1st innings 34/1 in 11 overs 

10:07 – St. Joseph’s won the toss and elected to field first

Trinity College vs S. Thomas’ College – S. Thomas’ College won by one wicket

February 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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Result: S, Thomas’ won by one wicket

17:10 – S. Thomas’ College 2nd innings (target 122) 124/9 in 40.5 overs 

Romesh Warnaperuma 35*, Vimukthi Netumal 3/45

16:22 – S. Thomas’ College 2nd innings (target 122) 108/9 in 34 overs

Romesh Warnaperuma 19*

14:57 – S. Thomas’ College 2nd innings (target 122) 44/2 in 11 overs

R. Kodithuwakku 24*, D. Peiris 111*

14:11 – S. Thomas’ College 2nd innings (target 122) 13/2 in 3 overs

R. Kodithuwakku 8*, Sithara Hapuhinna 0*

Trinity 2nd innings 76 all out 

M. Suhaib 1*

13:07 – Trinity 2nd innings 48/6 in 13 overs

Tisaru Dilshan 13*, Badugoban 0*, Kevin Iriyagama 2 for 13

12:12 – Trinity 2nd innings 17/2 in 6 overs

Sanoogith Sanmuganadan 9*

S. Thomas 1st innings 179/9 dec in 52 overs

Sitara Hapuhinna 76, Vimukthi Netumal 5 for 63

10:40 – S. Thomas 1st innings 145/8 in 41 overs

Senan Peries 9*, Harin Ratnayaka 0*, Dimukthi Netumal 4 for 37

Day two 

17:41 – S. Thomas 1st innings 123/3 in 27 overs at close 

Mantila Wijeratne 27*, Sithara Hapuhinna 71*

17:11 – S. Thomas’ College 1st innings 92/3 in 20 overs

Mantila Wijeratne 16*, Sithara Hapihinna 51*

16:09 – S. Thomas’ College 1st innings 20/2 in 6 overs

Dinura Gunawardana 9*, Tisara Hapuhinna 6*

Trinity 1st innings 224 all out in 64.5 overs

Himanga Suriyampola 36, Hasintha Jayasuriya 26, Sanogith Sanmuganadan 35, C Ratnayake 5 for 54

15:12 – Trinity College 1st innings 219/8 in 61 overs 

M. Sohib 2*, T. Banugoban 24*

14:22 – Trinity College 1st innings 210/7 in 56 overs 

Thisaru Dilshan 8*, T. Banugoban 20*, K. Ratnayake 3/36

13:23 – Trinity 1st innings 167/6 in 40 overs

Purna Wanasinghe 12* T Banugoban 0*, K Ratnayake 3 for 32

12:06 – Trinity 1st innings 141/4 in 29 overs at lunch

Hasitha Boyagoda 20*

10:35 – Trinity 1st innings 48/1 in 10.3 overs

Himanga Suriyampola 18*, Sanogeeth Sanmuganadan 2*, Hasintha Jayasuriya out 26

Trinity College won the toss and elected to bat first 

Cambrians crush Royal by innings

February 10, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

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By M. Shamil Amit

Prince of Wales College recorded a crushing innings and 54-run win over Royal College in their Under-19 Inter-Schools cricket encounter concluded at Reid Avenue on Friday.

Chief scores:

At Reid Avenue (Prince of Wales won by innings)

Royal: 137/8 declared and 131 (Kavindu Madarasinghe 40, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 23, Helitha Vithanage 23, Kaumal Nanayakkara 4/25, Savindu Peiris 2/58)
Prince of Wales: (307/6 overnight) 322/9 declared (Vishwa Chathuranga 104, Avindu Fernando 39, Thilan Nimesh 38, Sandun Fernando 21, Dilanka Maduranga 101 n.o, Himesh Ramanayake 5/83, Helitha Vithanage 2/58).

At Pannipitiya (Match drawn)
Dharmapala: 167 and 160/5 (Avishka Hasarinda 78, K. Jayasundara 34 n.o, Kavindu Maduppa 2/32, Rashmika Mewan 2/39)
St. Anthony’s Wattala: (172/5 overnight) 336 (Avishka Tharindu 143, Kavindu Madusanka 70, Yasindu Raveesha 27, Seneth Joel 26, Chamindu Samarasinghe 4/94, Dilshan de Silva 2/102).

At Jaffna (Match drawn)
St. John’s Jaffna: 281/9 declared and 102/3 (S. Thulakshan 38, Chathura Jayanath 2/19)
Debarawewa NS: (14/2 overnight) 201 (Chathura Jayanath 51, Tehan Malinda 50, Sahas Hansaka 25, Kanagaratnam Kapilraj 4/52, Murfin Abhinash 2/22, Jeyakumar Krishanthujan 2/37).

At Panadura (Sri Sumangala Panadura won by innings)
St. Mary’s Chilaw: 192 and 95 (Dulshan Jayshan 28, Anupa Jayasinghe 9/26)
Sri Sumangala Panadura: (221/3 overnight) 349/7 declared (Harith Lakshan 81, Pujitha Yasas 72, Nadiru Rukshan 51, Nipuna Deshan 36, Samith Yasantha 34, Anjana Maduwantha 25, Uditha Hirushika 4/89).

At Dehiwala (S. de S. Jayasinghe MMV Dehiwala won by 10 wickets)
S. de S. Jayasinghe MMV Dehiwala: 231 and 23/0
St. Xavier’s Marawila: 107 and (28/1 overnight) 142 (Dulaj Ashen 77, Maduka Niroshan 5/54, Kavindana Perera 5/55).

At Maradana (St. Thomas’ won by innings)
Henry Olcott MMV Kolonnawa: 62 and (28/3 overnight) 62 (Dinanjaya de Silva 20, Nadeesh Bandara 6/30, Kaveesh Samaraweera 4/22)
St. Thomas’ Kotte: 125 (Kaveesha Samaraweera 37, Dushan Sachintha 36, Vinuja Mewantha 3/35, Tharusha Navodya 2/9, Mohamed Arshath 2/13).

Trinity pile up 238/7

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By Shamzeer Jaleel

Trinity College piled up 238 for seven wickets in their Under-19 Inter-Schools cricket encounter against Isipathana College which commenced at the Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy on Thursday.

Trinity: 238/7 (Poorna Wanasekera 52, Chanuka Bandara 46, Himanga Sooriyampola 34, Hasitha Boyagoda 21, Lisura Veenath 3/53)

First innings win

St. John’s College Panadura scored a first innings win over Kingswood College in their Under-19 Inter-Schools cricket encounter which concluded at Gampola.

St. John’s: 274 and 251 (Rukshan Dissanayake 104, Sithum Praboda 49, Ganidu Kaushalya 4/60, Vimukthi Wijesiriwardana 4/92)
Kingswood: 208 (Janith Tennakon 58, Harinda Mahanama 49, Yashod Kavinda 38, Malith Gunawardane 5/49, Thamindu Niwarthana 3/34).

St. Anne’s hit up 270

St. Anne’s College scored 270 in their first innings against St. Thomas’ College Matale in their Under-19 Inter-Schools cricket encounter which commenced at Matale.

St. Anne’s: 277 (Dhananjaya Bandara 61, Lakshitha de Silva 49, Sachitha Jaysekara 40, Pubudu Ganegama 29, Dineth Chandiimal 28, Kavindu Ranasinghe 24, Sajith de Silva 5/37, Mohmmed Ismail 2/109)
St. Thomas’ Matale: 22/1.

Trinity College vs Isipathana College – Match drawn

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Result: Match drawn 

Bad light stops play 

18:03 – Trinity College 2nd innings 44/5 in 13.4 overs

Chanuka Bandara 10*, Purna Wanasekera 0*, Imanga Sooriyapola 13, Lusura Virana 2/9

17:10 – Trinity College 2nd innings 15/3 in 4 overs 

Isipathana College 1st innings 290 all out in 64.3 overs 

Sanjula Bandara 34, Sanjula Abeywickrama 76, Ayana Siriwardana 54, Vimukthi Nethumal 5/88, Shanmuganathan Sanogeeth 3/41

16:04 – Isipathana 1st innings 263/8 in  57 overs

Niranjan Wanniarachchi 5*, Sanjula Bandara 13*, Vimukthi Nethumal 4 for 68

14:52 – Isipathana 1st innings 204/4 in 47overs

Ayana Siriwardana 33*, Sanjula Abeywickrama 64*

14:24 – Isipathana 1st innings 182/4 in 42 overs

Ayana Siriwardana 26*, Sanjula Abeywickrama 49*

13:06 – Isipathana 1st innings 91/3 in 24 overs

Pathum Nissanka 21*, Sanjula Abeywickrama 13*, Heshan Fernando out 25

12:06 – Isipathana 1st innings 59/2 in 32 overs

Harsha Ratnayake 17*, Pathum Nissanka 4*

11:05 – Isipathana 1st innings 20/1
Harsha Ratnayake 7*, Heshan Fernando 4*

Trinity 1st innings 258 all out  in 89.1 overs

M. Shuib 26*, Tiyagaraja Banugoban out 47, Purna Wanasekara out 52, Lusura Virana 3 for 68, Lahiru Weeraratna 2 for 40, Niranjan Wanniyarachchi 2 for 64

Day two 

16:46 – Trinity 1st innings 238/7 in 79 overs at close

Tiyagaraja Banugoban 40*, M. Shuib 13, Purna Wanasekara out 52, Lusura Virana 3 for 60, Lahiru Weeraratna 2 for 38

15:49 – Trinity 1st innings 215/7 in 69 overs

Tiyagaraja Banugoban 34*, M. Shuib 0*, Purna Wanasekara out 52, Lusura Virana 2 for 52
Lahiru Weeraratna 2 for 34

14:25 – Trinity 1st innings 183/6 in 63 overs

Tiyagaraja Banugoban 27*, Purna Wanasekara 29*, Lusura Virana 2 for 33, Lahiru Weeraratna 2 for 27

13:35 – Trinity 1st innings 141/6 in 46 overs

Tiyagaraja Banugoban 9*, Purna Wanasekara 5*, Lusura Virana 2 for 27, Lahiru Weeraratna 2 for 21

12:20 – Trinity 1st innings 102/4 in 32 overs

Terwon Vijesoriya 3*, Chanuka Bandara 29*

11:35 – Trinity 1st innings 75/3 in 26 overs

Bathiya Disanayaka 2*, Chanuka Bandara 9*

10:39 – Trinity 1st innings 54/1 in 10 overs

Hasitha Boyagoda 13*, Imanga Suriyappola 34*

Trinity College won the toss and elected to bat first.

Cameron, Nipun help St. Joseph’s make bold reply

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An unbroken 117 runs partnership for the second wicket between Cameron Guruge and Nipun Sumanasinghe helped St. Joseph’s make a bold reply of 124 for 1 at the end of the first day’s play in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter played at Darley Road.

This was in reply to Trinity’s score of 264 which came on the back of half tons from Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan and Trevon Percival.

Trinity 264 (Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan 62, Trevon Percival 55, Banu Gopan 32, Kalana de Zoysa 24, Osanda Herath 23, Hasintha Jayasuriya 20, Bhathiya Dissanayake 20:Ruchira Ekanayake 4 for 52, Harin Cooray 4 for 77)

St. Joseph’s 124 for 1 (Cameron Guruge 63 n.o., Nipun Sumanasinghe 43 n.o.)

Romesh cracks 97 n.o.

An ubeaten 97 by Romesh Nallaperuma was the highlight of the first day’s play in the match between S. Thomas’ and Wesley played at Mt Lavinia. S. Thomas’ taking first lease of the wicket made a formidable score of 306 and Wesley in their turn ended the day on 24 for 1.

S. Thomas’ 306 (Dinura Gunawardena 63, Sithara Hapuvinna 43, Dellon Peiris 33, Ravindu Kodituwakku 23, Romesh Nallaperuma 97 n.o.: Sakuntha Liyanage 4 for 93, Ruchika Dangalla 2 for 55, Movin Subasinghe 2 for 72)

Wesley 24 for 1 (Jason de Silva 19 n.o.)

Kavindu 93

Royal batting first made a modest score of 221 with Kavindu Madarasinghe making a top score of 93 against Ananda who ended the day on 83 for 3 on day one at Ananda Mawatha.

Royal 221 (Kavindu Madarasinghe 93, Helitha Vithanage 46: Duleepa Jayalath 4 for 70, Asel Sigera 3 for 38)

Ananda 83 for 0 (Sahan Suraweera 43 n.o.)

DSS make 306

D.S. Senanayake College thanks to a half ton by Pasindu Chanaka made 306 against St. Aloysius Galle in the match playes at Pannipitiya. St Aloysius ended day on 15 for 0.

DSS 306 (Pasindu Chanaka 70, Teron Baskaran 40, Shashika Gamage 36, Methsith Jayamanne 35, Dasun Dimasha 28, Muditha Lakshan 41 n.o.: Shanuka Nikeshala 5 for 82, Kavishka Dilshan 3 for 72)

St. Aloysius Galle 15 for 0

Ameen grabs six

Mohamed Ameen ended with a six wicket haul as Prince of Wales made 230 for 9 declared against St Peter’s in the match played at Bambalapitiya. St Peter’s ended day one on 22 for 1.

Prince of Wales 230 for 9 declared (Avindu Fernando 51, Savindu Peiris 49, Sandun Fernando 42: Mohamed Ameen 6 for 79)

St. Peter’s 22 for 1

Arosha hits 108

Arosha Madushan made a 108 helping Bandaramayake MV Gampaha batting first make 263 against De Mazenod in the match played at Kandana.

Bandaranayake MV Gampaha 263 (Wisitha Madanayake 58, Himath Jayaweera 37, Arosha Madushan 108 n.o.: Roshitha Seneviratne 4 for 62, Mithila Geeth 3 for 37)

De Mazenod 34 for 0

Ibbagamuwa Central struggling

Ibbagamuwa Central was struggling on 25 for 4 in reply to St Patrick’s Jaffna’s score of 293 for 6 declared at the end of day one in the match played at Jaffna.

St. Patrick’s Jaffna 293 for 6 declared (R. Biyestrik 75, M. Mithushan 57, P. Daiel 33, G. Thadeeshan 51 n.o.: Yasiru Jayaratne 5 for 112)

Ibbagamuwa Central 25 for 4 (G. Thadeeshan 3 for 17)

Live updates: St. Sylvester’s College vs S. Thomas’ College

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Match Postponed due to bad weather.

Day 1 – Match between St. Sylvester’s College vs S. Thomas’ College has been delayed due to overnight rain.

Live updates: Trinity College vs Nalanda College

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Result: Match drawn

17:57 – Nalanda 144/8 (41 overs)

Kalana Perera 6*, Umesh Dilshan 6*

16:47 – Nalanda 105/4 (18 ov)

Suhaga Wijewardana 15*, Kasun Sadaruwan 3*

15:42 – Nalanda 30/2 (11 ov)

Malinga Amarasinghe 11*, Dasun Seneviratne 10*

Covers removed. Match expected to start at 3.00 p.m. if no further rain delays.

Day 2 – Match delayed due to rain. 

Nalanda 15/2 at stumps

Dasun Seneviratna 4*, Malinga Amarasinghe 4*

14:59 – Trinity 142 all out

Hasin Jayasooiya 31, Hasitha Boyagoda 35, Rukemsha Dilshan 5 for 24

14:14 – Trinity 123/6 (40 ov)

Kalana De Soyza not out 10
Banu Goban not out 7

12:43 – Trinity 112/5 (31 ov)

Kalana De Soyza 7*, Thisaru Dilshan 3*

11:52 – Match stopped due to rain 

11:48 – Trinity 107/5

Kalina De Soyza 6*
Hasin Jayasooriya 31, Hasitha Boyagoda 35
11:35: Trinity 100/4 (24 ov)

Hasin Jayasooriya 31, Hasitha Boyagoda 35

9:58: Trinity College won the toss and elected to bat first

Live updates: S. Thomas’ College v Anuradhapura Central

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Anuradhapura Central 2nd innings 61 all out in 33.1 overs. P. Ratnayake 5/23, D. Peiris 4/19. Result: S. Thomas’ won by innings and 94 runs.

Anuradhapura Central 2nd innings 38/5 in 24 overs. P. Ratnayake 3/6.

Day two

17:25 – Anuradhapura Central 106/9 in 29 overs at close

C. Maduranga 31 n.o, K. Perera 3/16

16.20 – Anuradhapura Central 29/6 in 14 overs 

K. Perera 3/15

15:20 – S. Thomas’ 261 in 66 overs

R. Nallapperuma 69, R. Pabashwara 7/76

13:57 – S. Thomas’ College 220/7 in 52 overs 

R. Nallapperuma 69

S. Thomas’ College 149/3 in 31 overs 

D. Gunaratne 82

S. Thomas’ College 111/2 in 24 overs 

D. Gunaratne 57*

Day one

Ameen spins St Peter’s to third outright win

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Left arm spinner Mohamed Ameen celebrated his 50 wicket haul of the ongoing Under 19 inter-school cricket season with a match bag of 8 for 71 runs to help St Peter’s record a convincing nine wicket win over St Mary’s Kegalle which was their third outright win in the match concluded at Gampola on Thursday.

Ameen achieved the 50 wicket mark from eight matches that he has played so far. The second day’s play saw St Peter’s resuming from their overnight score of 98 for 3 helped by half tons from Manelka de Silva (79) and Salith Fernando (70) making 223 in reply to the Marians score of 151.

St Mary’s batting the second time with a deficit of 72 runs fell into deep trouble and was struggling on 51 for 8 before an unbeaten 28 by Sanjaya Ranjith enabled them to escape an innings being bowled out for 72 which left St Peter’s just two runs for victory.

St Mary’s Kegalle 151 (Gajitha Kotuwegoda 32, Ashan Senadeera 25 n.o.: Mohamed Ameen 4 for 41, Sachin Silva 3 for 19, Chathura Obeysekera 3 for 46) and 72 (Sanjaya Ranjith 28 n.o.: Mohamed Ameen 4 for 30, Chathura Obeysekera 3 for 21, Sachin Silva 2 for 18)

St Peter’s Bambalapitiya (98/3 overnight) 223 (Manelka de Silva 79, Salith Fernando 77, Santhush Gunatileke 28: Supun Kumara 4 for 33, Lasitha Udage 4 for 61) and 4 for 1

 

Avishka shines in Revatha MMV’s win

Avishka Dilshan shone with an allround performance, with a match bag of 11 for 81 and a knock of 73 in Revatha MMV’s innings and 99 runs win over Jayawardenapura MV Kotte in the match concluded at Balapitiya.

Sri Jayawardenapura MV Kotte 114 (Sathsara Paranamanna 26, Kavindu Dilsara 46 n.o.: Avishka Dilshan 6 for 53) and 133 (Dushan Lakshitha 49: Avishka Dilshan 5 for 28, Ramesh Madusanka 2 for 30)

Revatha MMV Balapitiya (263/4 overnight) 346 for 8 declared (Dimuthu Kumara 82, Avishka Dilshan 73, Kavindu Dilhara 69, Shihan Hansika 50: Thiyum Kavinda 2 for 58, Sampath Nissanka 2 for 62, Sathsara Paranamanna 2 for 74)

 

First inning win for St Anthony’s

St Anthony’s Katugastota recorded a first inning win over St John’s Jaffna in the match which ended at Jaffna yesterday.

St Anthony’s Katugastota 175 (Mohamed Absar 46, Mohamed Alsar 37: Vasantha Jathusan 7 for 45) and 186 (Mohamed Alsar 54, Mohamed Kameel 38, Deyon Souter 21: Vasanthan Jathusan 6 for 60)

St John’s Jaffna (135/9 overnight) 140 (Vasanthan Jathusan 56 n.o.: Virajitha Dilshan 4 for 32, Sandaruwan Dharmaratne 3 for 37, Mohamed Kameel 2 for 28) and 125 for 3 (K. Krishanthujan 53, T. Thulakshan 23)

 

Adithya steers Lyceum IS Panadura

Adithya Iddamalgoda’s match bag of 11 for 65 enabled Lyceum International School Panadura to record a comfortable nine wicket against Gnanodaya MV Kalutara in the match concluded at Kalutara.

Gnanodaya MV Kalutara 85 (Adithya Iddamalgoda 4 for 30, Buddika Jayasekera 2 for 8, Sheron Liyanage 2 for 19) and (59/3 overnight) 114 (Himesh Maleesha 38, Isuru Udara 26: Adithya Iddamalgoda 7 for 35)

Lyceum IS Panadura 135 (Nesada Weerasekera 64: Sasith Sandamal 5 for 44) and 67 for 1 (Isuru Perera 44 n.o.)

 

Lyceum IS Wattala by 136 runs

The match between Lyceum International School Wattala and Hindu College Ratmalana played at Wattala ended in a 136 runs win for Lyceum IS.

Lyceum IS Wattala 219 (Hasitha Gunasiri 87, Pasal Wickramasinghe 42, Abinesh Ravichandran 26: M. Hareishan 2 for 36, Sathyamoorthy Sheron 5 for 14, Ganapthy Dinesh 2 for 64) and 170 for 9 declared (Shabik Ifthari 41, Abinesh Ravichandran 34, Chandira Yasaswin 33: Navaraja Ashwinth 3 for 37, Sathyamoorthy Sheron 3 for 56)

Hindu College Bambalapitiya 140 (Praveen Kumar 37, Ganapathy Dinesh 33: Pavith Janadha 5 for 34, Shabik Ifthary 2 for 12, Abinesh Ravichnadran 2 for 33) and 113 (Ganapathy Dinesh 29, Suresh Pratheekshan 30 n.o.: Pavith Janadha 3 for 29, Himanshu Malinga 2 for 10)

- MSA

Pasindu, Ronuka guide Royal

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Pasindu Sooriyabandara cracked a top score of 79 as along with Ronuka Jayawardena put on a valuable 124 runs for the second wicket to guide Royal after being invited to take first lease of the wicket to make a formidable score of 310 for 9 declared against Isipathana on day one of their Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter played at Reid Avenue.

Isipathana in their turn facing 11 overs ended the day on 48 for 2. The match will be continued on Wednesday.

Royal 310 for 9 declared (Pasindu Sooriyabandara 79, Ronuka Jayawardena 49, Helitha Withanage 40, Ganith Sandeepa 35, Thevindu Senaratne 34, Kavindu Chathuranga 22: Ridmika Nimesh 2 for 15, Neranjan Wanniarachchi 2 for 35, Lahiru Dilshan 2 for 67)

Isipathana 48 for 2 (Harsha Ratnayake 20: Himesh Ramanayake 2 for 12)

Nalanda 229, De Mazenod 42/2

De Mazenod were 42 for 2 in reply to Nalanda’s score of 229 at the end of the first day’s play in the Under 19 match played at Campbell Place.

Nalanda 229 (Suhanga Wijewardena 40, Kasun Sandaruwan 40, Lakshitha Rasanjana 29, Rusiru de Silva 25: Mithila Geeth 4 for 26)

De Mazenod 42 for 2 (Sandeep Deshan 23)

- MSA

Naveen guides Thurstan to innings victory

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Left arm spinner Naveen Gunawardena ended with an impressive match bag of 10 for 69 helping Thurstan College coast to a convincing innings and 59-run win over De Mazenod Kandana in the Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Thurstan ground on Thursday.

The second day’s play saw Thurstan resuming from their overnight score of 203 for 4 going on to make a score of 262 for 6 declared with overnight batsman Charana Nanayakkara making an unbeaten 51.

De Mazenod batting the second time and left with a daunting task of erasing a deficit of 162 runs failed to achieve it as Naveen who ended with a four-wicket haul in the first innings wrecked their batting again to bundle them out for another low score of 103 runs.

De Mazenod 100 (Deshan Fernando 26, Erosh de Silva 26: Prameesha Dilushan 4 for 7, Naveen Gunawardena 4 for 26) and 103 (Sasan Dineth 49, Avishka Indrajith 23: Naveen Gunawardena 6 for 43, Sawan Prabash 2 for 23, Prameesha Dilushan 2 for 29)

Thurstan (203/4 overnight) 262 for 6 declared (Nimesh Lakshan 85, Sawan Prabash 76, Charana Nanayakkara 51 n.o.: Mithila Geeth 3 for 47, Ashen Fernando 2 for 77)

 

Askar steers Azhar College 

Azhar College Akurana thanks to W.M. Askar’s match bag of 14 for 40 runs outclassed Ginigathhena Central by an innings and 188 runs in the Under 19 match which ended at Akurana yesterday. Azhar College taking first lease of the wicket made 295 and Ginigathhena Central were able to make scores of just 72 and 35 runs.

Azhar College Akurana 295 (A.M. Muzad 58, Krishan Dharshan 43, S. Akram 42, M.Akeel 31, M. Nisas 24: Lahiru Hasanga 4 for 71, Kavindu Rashmith 2 for 61)

Ginigathhena Central 72 (W.M. Askar 7 for 21, Krishan Dharshan 2 for 12) and 35 (W.M. Askar 7 for 19, Krishan Dharshan 2 for 5)

-MSA

Thurstan College beat De Mazenod

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Thurstan won by an innings and 59 runs

14:09 – De Mazenod 2nd innings 103 in 35.3 overs 

S. Dineth 49, N. Gunawardena 6/43

12:00 – De Mazenod 2nd innings 13/4 in 9 overs

De Mazenod trail by 162 runs

11:16 – Thurstan 262/6 decl in 63.5 overs

C. Nanayakkara 51 n.o, A. Fernando 2/77

10:00 – Thurstan 211/4 in 55 overs

DAY TWO

17:44 – Thurstan 203/4 in 53 overs at close

N. Lakshan 85, S. Prabash 76, A. Fernando 2/56

16:21 – Thurstan 142/2 in 37 overs 

N. Lakshan 71 n.o., S. Prabash 51 n.o.

15:22 – Thurstan 77/2 in 23 overs 

N. Lakshan 31 n.o.

14:40 – Thurstan 15/1 in 7 overs

14:00 - De Mazenod 100 all out in 35.5 overs

N. Gunawardena 4/26, P. Dilshan 4/7

13:05 – De Mazenod 92/8 in 31 overs

N. Gunawardena 3/21

11:54 – De Mazenod 79/4 in 25 overs

D. Fernando 28, N. Gunawardena 2/12 

11:04 - De Mazenod 37/2 in 14 overs.

09:52 - Thurstan won the toss and elected to field vs De Mazenod.

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