Royal College, Panadura turn tables on DSS

by Reemus Fernando

Royal College, Panadura inflicted a heavy ten-wicket defeat on fancied D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo as their spinners Kavindu Ashan and Thenuka Dananjaya joined paceman Asitha Fernando to share bowling honours in their Under-19 cricket tournament match which ended with many overs to spare at Panadura yesterday.

With their last pair adding 50 runs to their overnight total, Royal had a healthy lead of 143 runs in the first innings and Ashan and Dananjaya continued from where they left in the first innings to skittle out DSS for 146 runs. That left Royal with a target of four runs to score and their openers needed just two balls to achieve it.

Having advanced to the Division I category last season, Royal College, Panadura have competed neck and neck against seasoned outfits during the last two years and their performance against DSS yesterday was further confirmation that they have emerged as a force to be reckoned with, in the junior cricket arena.


D.S. Senanayake 120 and 146 all out in 52.3 overs (Kaveen Bandara 31, Saveen Cyril 38, Binura Fernando 29; Asitha Fernando 4/35, Kavindu Ashan 3/64, Thenuka Dananjaya 2/14)

Royal (213 for 9 o/n) 263 all out in 70.1 overs (Damindu Ashan 36, Akila Lakshan 21, Dulanjana Charith 68, Hashan Vimukthi 20, Asitha Fernando 34; Suchintha Karunaratne 2/49, Duleeka Brahmanage 2/00, Saveen Cyril 3/38) and 4 for no wickets in 0.2 overs

Madushan bags 12 wickets as Ananda win

Spinner Pasindu Madushan completed a match-haul of 12 wickets to steer Ananda College to a comprehensive ten wickets victory over Maliyadeva College in their U-19 match which ended with more than a session to spare at Kurunegala yesterday.


Maliayadeva 140 and 92 all out in 35.4 overs (Leo Francisco 37, Hashan Gunathilaka 22, Pasindu Madushan 6/31, Dishan Alwis 2/30, Ishan Bandaranaike 2/19)

Ananda 214 and 19 for no wickets in 2.1 overs

Dharmaraja in nine

wickets win

Dharmaraja College, Kandy beat Mahinda College by nine wickets as they extended their dominance for a second day to leave the home team struggling for runs in their match which ended at Galle yesterday. Mahinda were restricted to 108 runs in the second innings and the visitors scored 17 runs for the loss of one wicket to reach the target in three overs.


Mahinda 65 and 108 all out in 51 overs (Kalana de Silva 31, H.A. Sandaruwan 30; Aravinda Withnarachchi 4/26, Lakshan de Silva 3/25, Deneth Lanka 2/33)

Dharmaraja 157 and 17 for 1 wkt in 3 overs

Alwin stars as Trinity record sixth win

Alwin Fernando, who is capable of bowling both pace and spin alike, opted for the latter to complete a match-bag of eleven wickets as Trinity College beat Sri Sumangala College, Panadura by an innings and 10 runs in their match which ended at Asgiriya yesterday. It was the sixth outright victory for Trinity.


Trinity 308 for 9 wkts decl

Sri Sumangala (164 for 9 o/n) 174 all out in 45 overs (Kushan Akalanka 24, Aruna Dharmasena 50, Anju Tharaka 51; Alwin Fernando 6/24, Amrith Srimahan 2/51) and 124 all out in 48.5 overs (Madawa Sakuranga 69; Alwin Fernando 5/48, Akila Jayasundara 2/24, Heshan Wanniarachchi 2/05)

De Mazenod home

for lunch

De Mazenod College registered their third outright victory of the season as they beat Revata College, Balapitiya by an innings and 67 runs in their U-19 tournament match which ended before lunch at Kandana yesterday.


Revatha 129 and 51 all out in 16 overs (Danusha Lakmal 18; Shaluka Deemantha 6/23, Shanil Perera 3/23)

De Mazenod (239 for 8 o/n) 247 all out in 64 overs (Jude Madushan 80, Supun Sanjaya 27, Kanishka Malshan 24, Shanil Perera 27; Shehan Manuran 6/80, Deshan Muthumal 2/78)

Duleeka anchors Mahanama with unbeaten 143

Commencing their second innings with a huge deficit, an unbeaten 143 runs in 219 balls, inclusive of 14 fours and three sixes, by Duleeka Thissakuttige helped Mahanama College force a draw in their match against Thurstan College at Katunayake yesterday.


Mahanama 143 and 304 all out in 77.3 overs (Duleeka Thissakuttige 143 n.o., Pavan Devinda 63, Chathura Jaysinghe 40, Chathura Wanniarachchi 19; Rajitha Perera 3/96, Avishka Peiris 3/34)

Thurstan 317 for 8 o/n and decl in 45.5 overs and 85 for 3 wkts at close in 17 overs (Kavindu Kulasekara 26 n.o., Sajeewa Salgado 20, Avishka Peiris 28 n.o.; Nayana Prabath 2/18)

Kusal’s century saves Cambrians

Forced to follow on after being dismissed for 150 runs, Kusal Mendis anchored Prince of Wales College with 112 runs scored in 130 balls, inclusive of 22 fours, to force a draw in their match against St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota at Moratuwa yesterday.


St. Anthony’s 276 for 9 wkts decl and 56 for 3 wkts at close in 5 overs (Saranga Rajaguru 20; Shanuka Dulaj 2/26)

Prince of Wales (86 for 5 o/n) 150 all out in 57.4 overs (Kusal Mendis 77, Krishan Aponso 22, Hashan Fernando 25; Kanishka Ranarajah 5/22, Nimesha Gunasinghe 3/41) and 210 all out in 64.4 overs (Kusal Mendis 112, Suchira Fernando 28, Chanuka Dulaj 27, Krishan Aponso 22; Saranga Rajaguru 6/59, Romesh Macwin 2/15)

Isipatana restrict Bens to 177 runs

Electing to field first after winning the toss, Isipatana College restricted St. Benedict’s College to 177 runs as Sidath Mallawarachchi and Dilan Punchihewa shared seven wickets between them in their match which started at Kotahena yesterday.


St. Benedict’s 177 all out in 61.1 overs (Jason Perera 23, Sameera Sandamal 24, Madura Madusanka 33, Heshan Yasanthika 19; Sidath Mallawarachchi 4/42, Dilan Punchihewa 3/47)

Isipatana 125 for 5 wkts in 33 overs (Charith Rajapaksha 29 n.o., Harith Wanigarachchi 28 n.o.; Sachin Peiris 2/16)

Sachin picks up six wickets

Spinner Sachin Jayawardena picked up six wickets for 58 runs in a spell of 31 overs as Wesley College restricted Joseph Vaz College to 237 runs on day one of their match at Wennappuwa yesterday.


Joseph Vas 237 all out in 92.4 overs (Kasun Vidura 59, Primash Obris 29, Mahesh Fernando 57; Sachin Jayawardena 6/58, Basith Muzammil 3/63)

Wesley 04 for no wicket in 4 overs

St. John’s in 116-run win

St. John’s College, Nugegoda registered 116 runs victory over P. de S. Kularatne Vidyalaya in their U-19 Div-II tournament match which ended at Ambalangoda yesterday.


St. John’s, Nugegoda 143 all out in 51 overs (L. Udara 40; Lahiru Shanika 6/36) and 199 all out in 54 overs (T. Madushan 61, U. Chanaka 81; Kasun Tharaka 4/60, Lahiru Shanika 4/69)

P. de S. Kularatne 120 all out in 38 overs (Tharindu Rashan 27; Y. Siriwardena 4/36, T. Heshan 4/32) and 106 all out in 26.3 overs (P. Rashan 20, Rukshan Sanjeewa 22 n.o.; Y. Siriwardena 4/47, T. Heshan 5/33).

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