Duleeka and Chathura shine

Mahanama thanks to Duleeka Tissakuttige and Chathura Jayasinghe dominated the second day’s play of their drawn Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter against St Anthony’s Wattala concluded at the FTZ ground in Katunayake.

Duleeka slammed a 94 with seven boundaries and Chathura made an unbeaten 59 with the pair putting on a 94 run partnership for the fourth wicket helping Mahanama to declare on 270 for 5 in reply to the Antonians score of 266.

St Anthony’s 266 for 4 declared in 74 overs (Harin Wickramasekera 114, Manoj Sarathchandra 53, Adil Reyal 41: Dhanushka Gunatileke 3 for 59) and 88 for 1 in 20 overs (Harin Wickramasekera 50 n.o., Manoj Sarathchandra 28 n.o.)
Mahanama 270 for 5 declared (Duleeka Tissakuttige 94, Dhanushka Gunatileke 42, Hashan Perera 36, Chathura Jayasinghe 59 n.o., Indunil Kumara 20 n.o.: Adil Reyal 2 for 77)
Nuwan cracks 91

A knock of 91 with ten boundaries by Nuwan Dharshana was the highlight of the drawn Under 19 inter-school cricket match between S. Thomas’ and DSS concluded at Mt Lavinia yesterday. There was no play on day one with the Thomians batting first on day two making 189 and in reply DSS ending the day on 77 for 3.

S. Thomas’ 189 in 54.3 overs (Nuwan Dharshana 91, Ashen Fernando 46, Kavindu Perera 21: Didula Sanchitha 4 for 36, Chamod Wickramasinghe 2 for 2, Malshan Gunasinghe 2 for 40, Mohamed Ijaz 2 for 45)

DSS 77 for 3 in 23.3 overs (Chamod Wickramasinghe 28: Chamod Pathirana 2 for 15)
Easy for Trinity

Trinity opened their campaign with a smashing innings and 92 run win over Sri Rahula Katugastota in their Inter-School match concluded at Asgiriya yesterday. Left handed opener Kitmal Wimalaweera (93 off 85 balls) and off spinner Suresh Wickrema (match haul of 8 for 26) were the architects of this win. Sri Rahula showed some fight in their first knock but succumbed tamely in the second. Off spinner Sunimal Dissanaike (5 for 44) and skipper Amith Tillekeratne (with a fighting 30) were the only players to stand out.

Trinity 223 for 9 declared in 44.5 overs (K. Wimalaweera 93, K. Jayasuriya 16, S. Wickrema 20, S. Wijesuriya 12, R. Jaleel 16, A. Jayasundera 26 n.o, S. Bandara 20; S. Dissanaike 5 for 44, R. Subasinghe 2 for 44)

Sri Rahula 103 in 49.3 overs (A. Tillekeratne 30, S. Dilshan 19, R. Ratnayake 12, N.Perera 16; S. Wickrema 5 for 15, R.Jaleel 2 for 19) and 28 in 30.3 overs (S. Wickrema 3 for 11, K. Jayasuriya 2 for 3, G. Gokula 3 for 0, S. Bandara 2 for 2) AK
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