Ananda College started off their under 13, division 1 cricket tournament with two fine first innings wins over Ananda Sastralaya-Kotte and Basilica College, Ragama in the first round matches played at Kotte and Ananda Mw, recently.
Rahal Fernando with a fine all round performances of 71 n.o.(9x4, 4x6) and 5for 37 and another courageous knock of 65(11x4) by Nippun Haggalla laid the foundation for Ananda College to have a comfortable victory against Ananda Sastralaya-Kotte .In the second encounter, fine all-round performances by Skipper Nisal Francisco and a responsible half century by Eranga Wickremasinghe paved the way for Ananda to gain a comfortable victory.
Chief scores: Ananda Sastralaya 112 (M. Jayamanne 32: R. Fernando 5 for 37, A. Wilwallaarachchi 3 for 31) and 59 for 4 at close (C. Senaratne 38 n.o.: D. Jayalath 2 for 15)
Ananda College 1st innings 212 for 8 dec. (R. Fernando 71 n.o., N. Haggalla 65, E. Wickremasinghe 20: P. Boteju 3 for 66)
Match II:Basilica College 130 (A. Dananjaya 30, K. Fernando 31: N. Francisco 3 for 27, R. Fernando 2 for 19, D. Jayalath 2 for 33, A. Damshika 2 for 3) Ananda College 202 for 9 at close (E. Wickremasinghe 56, N. Franciso 37, A. Wijeratne 21, D. Jayalath 28 n.o. : S. Niroshan 3 for 55, R. Osman 3 for 47)