Kamesh’s century sets up crushing win for Ananda

Under-17 Division I Cricket


Kamesh Nirmal

by Reemus Fernando

Left-arm spinner Nadeesha Karunaratne took five wickets and Kamesh Nirmal scored a century as Ananda Collge, Colombo commenced their second round of the Inter School Under-17 Division I tournament with a crushing 129-run victory over St. Xavier’s College, Marawila at Chilaw on Thursday.

Put to bat Nirmal top-scored with 118 runs inclusive of ten fours and five sixes. His knock came in 122 balls. Kalana Wijesiri and Dasun Tharaka came up with valuable contributions of 37 and 22.

In their essay St. Xavier’s were bowled out for 109 runs. Spinner Karunaratne picked up five wickets.


Ananda 238 all out in 50 overs (Kamesh Nirmal 118, Kalana Wijesiri 37, Dasun Tharaka 22; Ramesh Nethshan 3/23, Hashen Madusanka 3/45)

St. Xavier’s 109 all out in 36.1 overs (Dulaj Ashen 38, Nadeesha Karunarathne 5/17, Kalana Wijesiri 2/12)

Spinners guide Thurstan to victory at Kalutara

Spinners Binara Ranatunga and Rashmika Hiripitiya took three wickets each to lead Thurstan to a 61-run victory over Kalutara Vidyalaya in their Under-17 Division I second round match played at Kalutara on Thursday.


Thurstan 207 for 9 in 50 overs (Yohan Liyanage 49, Nimesh Perera 30, Avishka Kaushalya 27, Pruthuvi Tharukshaya 23; Avishka Lakshan 2/16, Kavindu Jayawickrama 2/44)

Kalutara Vidyalaya 146 all out in 45.1 overs (Deelaka Fernando 68, Avishka Lakshan 33; Binara Ranatunga 3/12, Rashmika Hiripitiya 3/27).

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