Richmond cruised through to their sixth outright win of the ongoing Under-19 inter-school cricket season with a crushing innings and 53 runs win over St. Aloysius Galle at the Sooriyawewa Stadium yesterday. The writing on the wall was there for the Alosysians when play ended on the opening day as after being bowled out for [...]

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Richmond cruise to their sixth outright win

Under-19 Cricket

Richmond cruised through to their sixth outright win of the ongoing Under-19 inter-school cricket season with a crushing innings and 53 runs win over St. Aloysius Galle at the Sooriyawewa Stadium yesterday. The writing on the wall was there for the Alosysians when play ended on the opening day as after being bowled out for a meager 65 runs and Richmond ending the day on 187 for the latter to secure a 122-run lead.

St. Aloysius, left with the daunting task of erasing the 122-run deficit, came no near as skipper and left arm spinner Charith Asalanka along with Saveen Nanayakkara and Avindu Theekshana wrecked the Aloysian to bundle them out for another meager score of 69 runs.

Royal outclass Prince of Wales’

Wesley’s Jason de Silva, who made 45 against St. Sebastian’s, drives - Pic by Ranjith Perera

Royal outclassed Prince of Wales by an innings and 83 runs in the Under-19 match concluded at Moratuwa. The foundation for their win was laid by Hasitha Samarasinghe, Geeshanth Panditharatne and Navin Vidanapathirana who cracked half tons which saw them taking first lease of the wicket to make a score of 284 for 5 declared.

The second day’s proceedings belong to the Royal bowlers who succeeded in taking 19 wickets in the three sessions of play. Lasith Embuldeniya was in top form as he ended with a match bag of 9 for 53.

Prince of Wales’ continuing from their overnight score of 20 for 1 went down meekly to the bowling combination of Harith Samarasinghe, Lasith Embuldeniya and Helitha Vithanage being bowled out for 85.

Prince of Wales’, made to follow on with a deficit of 199 runs fared no better as Lasith along with Sahan Tennekoon sent the home team reeling to another low score of 116 to ensure them a convincing win.

Dharmaraja down Revatha MMV

Dharmarajah defeated Revatha MMV by an innings and 11 runs in the match concluded at Balapitiya. Dharmaraja having dominated proceedings on day one was too good for the home side.

The Rajans taking first lease of the wicket was propelled by a career best knock of 157 from Kavindu Ratnayake enabling them put up a massive score of 349 for 8 declared and then had Revatha MMV struggling on 152 for 9.

Revatha MMV was unable to make headway on the second day as they were bowled out for 153 and then made to bat again failed to avoid an innings defeat after being restricted to a score of 177 with Tharusha Weragoda doing the damage.

Nipuna shines as S. Thomas’ dominate

Nipuna Gamage shone with an unbeaten knock of 117 which laid the foundation for S. Thomas’ to gain a first inning lead over Trinity in the match played at Mt. Lavinia.

Nipuna’s knock came off 142 balls that included 11 boundaries and a six as he was associated in a valuable 142 runs stand for the third wicket with Chenutha Wickramaisnghe who made 65 enabling the Thomians taking first lease of the wicket make a formidable score of 309 for 3 declared.

Trinity having ended day one on 80 for 1 despite a knock of 62 by Nushan Weerasinghe was restricted to a score of 222 with Sajana de Silva doing the damage.

St. Benedict’s on first innings

St. Benedict’s having shot out the strong St. Joseph’s batting for a low score of 79 ended with a score of 189 to take a first innings lead in the match played Darley Road.

Harith 114, DSS prevail

Harith Maduwantha cracked a 114 and was supported by half tons from Geeth Perera and Kavin Bandara helping DSS taking first lease of the wicket amass a score of 333 against Zahira who was restricted to a score of 248 in the match played at Maradana.

De Mazenod put up a spirited performance to gain a comfortable first inning win over Ananda in the match concluded at Kandana while St. Sebastian’s fought back to get the better of Wesley in the match which ended at Campbell Park.

Shamsul 50 wickets

Shamsul Muneer of St. Anthony’s Wattala reached the 50 wicket milestone in the match against Karandeniya Central which began at Wattala. The Antonians taking first lease of the wicket made an imposing 312 for 9 declared and Karandeniya Central in their turn ended day one on 105 for 2.

Gurukula fail by one run

There was plenty of excitement at the Campus grounds in Peradeniya where Gurukula took up the challenge of scoring 200 runs in 34 overs to beat Vidyartha and failed by one run.

Gurukula took a three-run lead on the first innings. Vidyartha’s batsmen found some form late in the day and made 201 for 6. There were forties from Chanaka Ratnayake and Roshan Jayatilleke and a thirty from opener Krishantha Jayasuriya.

The Gurukula run-chase was powered by Udara Ravindu (61 not out) and Janith Pramod who added 104 for the third wicket. But it was Tharindu Tharaka who really smashed the bowlers around making 63 off 3o balls.

Vidyartha 137 and 201 for 3 dec in 55 overs (Krishantha Jayasuriya 31, Roshan Jayatilleke 45, Chanaka Ratnayake 41, Namal Perera 21, Bavantha Bandara 23 n.o; Lahiru Chamara 3 for 34)

Gurukula 96 for 5 contd, 140 in 47.2 overs (Rakitha Nimesh 32, Janith Pramod 23, Lisula Lakshan 19, Udara Ravindu 8; Chanaka Ratnayake 5 for 29, Bhavantha Bandara 3 for 39) and 199 for 5 in 34 overs (Udara Ravindu 61 n.o,Tharindu Tharaka 63, Janith Pramod 58; Cghanaka Ratnayake 2 for 76)

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At Hambantota: Richmond beat St. Aloysius by innings and 53 runs
St. Aloysius Galle 65 (Saveen Nanayakkara 3 for 13, Dhananjaya Lakshan 2 for 6, Wanindu Hasaranga 2 for 18) and 69 (Lakmal Prabashawara 27, Gihan Niroshan 15: Charith Asalanka 5 for 30, Saveen Nanayakkara 2 for 10, Avindu Theekshana 2 for 22)
Richmond 187 (Charith Asalanka 38, Sithara Gimhan 31, Saveen Nanayakkara 31, Dhananjaya Lakshan 24 n.o.: Sajith Sankalpa 4 for 51, Buddila Weerasinghe 4 for 53)
At Moratuwa: Royal beat Prince of Wales by innings and 83 runs
Royal 284 for 5 declared (Hasitha Samarasinghe 73, Navin Vidanapathirana 54: Savindu Peiris 2 for 56, Dilanka Maduranga 2 for 60)
Prince of Wales’ (20/1 overnight) 85 (Hasitha Lanka 27: Harith Samarasinghe 3 for 8, Lasith Embuldeniya 3 for 19, Helitha Vithanage 2 for 15, Sahan Tennekoon 2 for 10) and 116 (Jayanga Peiris 22: Lasith Embuldeniya 6 for 34, Sahan Tennekoon 3 for 43)
At Balapitiya: Dharmaraja beat Revatha MMV by innings and 11 runs
Dharmaraja 349 for 8 declared (Kavindu Ratnayake 157, Tharusha Weragoda 50, Chanuka Ranatunga 29: Pasindu Kirula 3 for 13, Ashan Chathuranga 2 for 60, Mohamed Irshath 2 for 121)
Revatha MMV Balapitiya (152/9 overnight) 153 (Hishanka Lakshan 66, Charith Sasalanka 27: Upulitha Rajapakse 6 for 31, Gihan Seneviratne 2 for 29, Ruchira Pupulewatte 2 for 35) and 177 (Charith Sasalanka 38, Ashan Chathuranga 34, Gayan Asanka 32, Rumesh Madushan 22, Pasindu Kirula 20: Tharusha Weragoda 5 for 32, Wenuka Galahitiyawa 3 for 66, Ruchira Pupulewatte 2 for 25)
At Mt. Lavinia: Match drawn
S. Thomas’ 309 for 3 declared (Chenutha Wickramasinghe 65, Ravindu Sasanka 52, Yohan Mendis 17, Nipuna Gamage 117 n.o., Dhanush Peiris 36 n.o.: Raveen Sayer 2 for 125) and 171 for 4 (Ravindu Sasanka 84, Yohan Mendis 24, Chenutha Wickramasinghe 51 n.o.)
Trinity (80 for 1 overnight) 222 (Nushan Weerasinghe 62, Arjuna Jayasinghe 37, Dilan Jayalath 34, Hasitha Boyagoda 28, Duvindu Tilekeratne 24, Navin Ekanayake 21:Sajana de Silva 5 for 46, Sachitha Jayatileke 3 for 24, Tharindu Ratnayake 2 for 77)
At Darley Road: Match drawn
St. Joseph’s 79 (Vimukthi Peiris 16 n.o.: Geethal Fernando 4 for 26, Geethika Jayatileke 3 for 13) and 276 for 9 declared (Aravinda Akurugoda 106, Pethum Madusanka 84: Navod Abeysinghe 4 for 27, Geethika Jayatileke 3 for 82)
St. Benedict’s (184/8 overnight) 189 (Mahel Jayalath 55, Sithum Wijesinghe 32, Poorna Charuka 21: Surendra Silva 3 for 24, Aravinda Akurugoda 3 for 31, Hareen Cooray 3 for 35) and 90 for 5 (Janindu Karrunatileke 43: Aravinda Akurugoda 2 for 30)
At Maradana: Match drawn
DSS 333 (Harith Maduwantha 114, Geeth Perera 70, Kavin Bandara 60, Uveen Bandara 34: Ishan Samsudeen 5 for 102) and 211 for 6 (Akeel Inham 83, Harith Maduwantha 60: Tuan Safram 3 for 57, Ishan Samsudeen 2 for 64)
Zahira (51/1 overnight) 248 (Mohamed Ahnaf 98. Azlam Samsudeen 23: Harith Maduwantha 4 for 47, Shifran Muthaliph 3 for 65, Sachin Bandara 3 for 68)
At Kandana: Match drawn
Ananda 166 (Sahan Arachchige 46, Sammu Ashan 38, Nisal Frnasisco 24: Akash Senaratne 4 for 48, Ishara Perera 3 for 30, Deshan Fernando 3 for 31) and 186 for 8 (Nisal Frnasisco 56, Lakkana Jayasekera 32, Asel Sigera 30: Deshan Fernando 4 for 74, Akash Senratne 3 for 55)
De Mazenod (105/5 overnight) 267 (Krishan Sanjula 117, Lasith Croospulle 63, Rukshan Fernando 35: Dilanka Sandaken 5 for 100, Kavishka Anjula 3 for 13)
At Campbell Park: Match drawn
St. Sebastian’s 241 (Muditha Fernando 69, Asher Warnakulasuriya 38, Praveen Perera 36, Kusal Edissuriya 24, NimeshBandara 20, Visal Senanayake 19: Charith de Silva 3 for 35, Kavishka Wickramasinghe 3 for 40, Andrew Parais 3 for 76) and 164 for 1 (Visal Senanayake 68, Praveen Perera 55 n.o.)
Wesley (33/0 overnight) 189 (Andrew Parais 56, Jason de Silva 45, Zeneth Wickramanayake 26, T. Akmeemana 22: Shashika Fernando 6 for 44, Pramesh Fernando 2 for 50)
At Wattala:
St. Anthony’s Wattala 312 for 9 declared (Charith Buddhika 94, Sawan Prabath 74, Salith Fernando 53: Damith Prasanna 3 for 58, Yohan Madusanka 3 for 91, Mahesh Weerasinghe 2 for 27)
Karandeniya Central 105 for 2 (Yohan Madusanka 69, Suranga Madusanka 26 n.o.: Shamsul Muneer 2 for 72)

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