Under 19 Cricket
Anushka celebrates 100 with Isipathana’s fifth win

By M. Shamil Amit

Nalanda’s right arm leg spinner Nipun Karunanayake in action against
St. Anthony’s Katugastota batsman Adel Riyaz has his stumps shifted by Ananda left arm spinner Matheesha Perera.
Isipatana’s Anushka Samaratunge became the first schoolboy to bag a century of wickets this
Zahira's Mohamed Imras who batted well against Isipatana in action at Maradana

Isipathana’s left arm spinner Anushka Samaratunge celebrated his 100 wicket haul by guiding his side to their fifth outright win for the season. His bowling figures of 6 for 59 laid the foundation for a two wicket win over Zahira in their Under 19 inter-school encounter concluded at Maradana yesterday.
It was the calypso style batting by Nilusha Sasanka who made a quick fire 50 in only 22 balls with three boundaries and three sixes that enabled Isipathana, chasing 130 runs for victory in the final session of play, to reach the target in just 16.4 overs.

Anushka became the first schoolboy to capture hundred wickets this season, which he reached it in his 12th match of the season. The six wicket haul he took yesterday was the eleventh occassion that he has taken over five wickets this season.

Zahira 160 (Mohamed Shabbir 29, Mohamed Shadeer 19, Mohamed Imras 66 n.o.: Anushka Samaratunge 4 for 36, Samitha Sulochana 3 for 24) and 190 (Mohamed Imras 67, Azad Bohoran 56, Mohamed Ishan 23: Anushka Samaratunge 6 for 69, Samitha Sulochana 2 for 41)

Isipathana (150/4 o’night) 221 (Dimuth Warapitiya 63, Dimitri Perera 37, Thivanka Ranasinghe 34, Samitha Sulochana 23, Chanaka Jayanetti 20: Mohamed Nafeez 2 for 10, Irshad Mohamed 2 for 41, Mohamed Imras 2 for 45, Mohamed Irshad 2 for 46) and 133 for 8 (Nilusha Sasanka 50, Thivanka Ranasinghe 16, Chamara Waduge 21 n.o.: Irshad Mohamed 3 for 28)

Even exchanges at Ananda Mawatha

Exchanges were even in the drawn match between Ananda and St Anthony’s Katugastota concluded at Ananda Mawatha yesterday. Antonians taking first lease of the wicket made 212 with Ananda resuming from their overnight score of 115 for 5 going on to make 198.

St Anthony’s 212 (Kanishka Ranaraja 54, Manoj Sarathchandra 34, Adel Reyal 29, Aravinda Premaratne 29: Tiran Wijesuriya 4 for 31, Sachitra Perera 3 for 21, Mateesha Rasuwan 3 for 29) and 162 for 9 declared (Hiran Wickramasekera 38, Adel Reyal 33, Aravinda Premaratne 26: Sachitra Perera 4 for 49, Mateesha Rasuwan 4 for 64)

Ananda (115/5 o’night) 198 (Udesh Nadiranga 55, Ruvinda Shamen 34, Mateesha Rasuwan 33, Sachin Dewage 25: Eranga Seneviratne 4 for 41, A. Reyal 3 for 84, Suminda Liyanage 2 for 32) and 60 for 5 (Udesh Nadiranga 27: Aravinda Premaratne 2 for 16, Adel Reyal 2 for 22)

Deshan leads Sebs fight back

Deshan Dias led St Sebastian’s fight back with a fine knock of 123 as his side was made to follow on with a deficit of 168 ending the day on 232 for 4 against St Benedict’s in their inter-school cricket encounter at Kotahena.

Deshan’s knock which comprised 12 boundaries and a six helped Sebs to force a draw. The morning session’s play on day two saw the Sebs who were struggling on 84 for 9 not lasting long and being bowled out for 96 in reply to Bens score of 264.

St Benedict’s 264 (Nisal Fonseka 56, Rukshan Weerasinghe 49, Dilan Angelo 42, Shannon Patterson 33: Amila Aponso 5 for 80, Sanitha de Mel 2 for 46)

St Sebastian’s (84/9 o’night) 96 (Oshada Fernando 25, Amila Aponso 17 n.o.: Dilshan Perera 4 for 14, Dinushan Wanigasuriya 3 for 22, Eranga Ratnayake 3 for 23) and 232 for 4 (Deshan Dias 123, Oshada Fernando 27, Kasun Fernando 20, Viroshana Alwis 28 n.o. Dilan Angeloa 2 for 35)
Ashel rescues Wesley
Ashel Kariyawasam came to the rescue of Wesley with a fine 55 and then put on a 50 runs stand for the eighth wicket helping the home to make a score of 148 for 8 before declaring against Prince of Wales at Campbell Park.
This was from their overnight score of 88 for 7 and in reply to the Cambrians score of 146. The match petered out to a draw with the Cambrians batting the second ending the day making 281 for 7.
Prince of Wales 146 (Isuru Thilina 34, Thisaru de Mel 24, Sithum Fernando 24, Buddika de Alwis 20: Dulanjana Wijesinghe 5 for 63, Raninda Sooriyakumara 2 for 20) and 281 for 7 (Shehan Jayasuriya 36, Isuru Thilina 34, Nuwantha Peiris 33, Nipun Peiris 17, Tharindu Dilshan 15 n.o.: Raninda Sooriyakumara 2 for 43, Dulanjana Wijesinghe 2 for 43)

Wesley (88/7 o’night) 148 for 8 declared (Ashel Kariyawasam 55, Dulanjana Wijesinghe 26, Basith Muzammil 19 n.o. Shehan Jayasuriya 2 for 41, Buddika de Alwis 2 for 51)

Jaan and Enrico 172 runs stand

Jaan Jayasinghe and Enrico Silva put on a massive partnership of 172 runs for the third wicket enabling resuming from their overnight score of 79 for 2 to make 282 for 9 before declaring in the match played at Mt Lavinia.

Jaan made 74 with 11 boundaries and a six while Enrico chipped in with 72 with nine boundaries. The Thomians batting on day one ended their innings making 192.

S. Thomas’ 192 (Pasan Wijewardena 41, Chamod Pathirana 33, Sachin Peiris 25, Brian Dharmadasa 20, Lalindra Peiris 20: Chathuranga Kumara 4 for 57, Rosco Thatil 2 for 18, Supeshala Jayatilleka 2 for 41, Dinal Dambarage 2 for 42) and 224 for 5 (Nuwan Kavinda 77, Pasan Wijewardena 42, Ashen Fernando 61 n.o.: Dinal Dambarage 2 for 13)

St Joseph’s (79/2 o’night) 282 for 9 declared (Jaan Jayasinghe 74, Enrico Silva 72, Chathuranga Kumara 35: Umesh Fernando 4 for 52, Chamod Pathirana 2 for 34)

Nilochana career best 8/42

Career best bowling figures of 8 for 42 by right arm pacie Nilochana Perera was the highlight of the drawn match between Maris Stella and St Peter’s concluded at the FTZ ground in Katunayake yesterday.
The Peterites after bowling out the home team for 157 recovered from 113 for 7 to end their innings making 167.

Maris Stella 157 (Malinda Samaranayake 41, Sathira Fernando 18, Sanjaya Silva 50 n.o.: Nilochana Perera 8 for 42) and 303 for 6 (Malinda Samarasekera 59, Wishwa Kanchuka 40, Sathira Dileepa 32, Shehan Delasri 29, Angelo Jayasinghe 68 n.o., Prasansana Jayamanne 51 n.o.Nilochana Perera 2 for 72)
St Peter’s (113/7 o’night) 167 (Ranitha Liyanaarachchi 33, Kaushal Rodrigo 26, Shehan Fernando 21, Nilochana Perera 18, Jason Bultjens 17, Sheshan Fernando 17: Dasun Shanaka 6 for 53, Wishwa Kanchuka 2 for 28)

Tame draw at Galle Stadium

The inter-school cricket encounter between St Aloysius Galle and Trinity concluded at the Galle Stadium yesterday ended in a tame draw. The highlight of the second day’s play was the half tons scored by Trinity’s Niroshan Dickwella and Kavinda Jayasuriya.

St Aloysius 183 (Mithun Nanayakkara 70, Lahiru Sampath 32, Chanaka Dinsuhka 16: Aamil Anaz 5 for 41, Suresh Wickrama 3 for 65) and 85 for 3 (Mithun Nanayakkara 42 n.o., Lahiru Sampath 15: Aamil Anaz 2 for 30)

Trinity (32/1 o’night) 195 (Niroshan Dickwella 66, Kavinda Jayasuriya 61, Mohamed Sajid 22, Chinthaka Gokula 22: D. Marlon 3 for 20, A. Mendis 3 for 65)

School cricket Pic by Ranjith Perera
(See more School Cricket on Page 23)
Thurstan 164, Nalanda 184/8
Nalanda were 184 for 8 in reply to Thurstan’s 164 in their inter-school match which began at Campbell Place yesterday.

Thurstan 164 (Udara Munasinghe 56, Sajeewa Salgoda 25, Kavin Tharindu 24: Nipun Karunanayake 4 for 28, Sineth Gunawardena 3 for 45)

Nalanda 184 for 8 (Nipun Karunanayake 57, Prashan Wickramasinghe 31, Dinuk Jayasinghe 17, Suranga Tennekoon 16 n.o.: Ranga Wijewickrama 4 for 25, Praboda Arthavidu 2 for 19)

Revatha MMV on top
Revatha MMV came out on top against Kingswood at the end of the first day’s play at the University ground in Balapitiya. The match will be continued at today at 10 am.
Revatha MMV 265 (Pulastha Dinusha 51, Dulaj Dananjaya 45, Nadeera de Silva 44, Shehan Manuran 33, Nimna de Silva 29: Subodha Premaratne 5 for 70, Lakshitha Madushan 4 for 55)
Kingswood 99 for 5 (Lakshitha Madushan 19, Yasindu Athukorala 15. Hasitha Dharmaprema 15: Janith Chathuranga 2 for 13, Nadeera de Silva 2 for 17)

Late start at Matara
The first day’s play of inter-school match between St Servatius Matara and Mahanama Colombo at Uyanwatte got off to a late start with the home taking first lease ending the day on 158 for 5.
St Servatius 158 for 5 (G. Nimsara 42, S. Ediriweera 24, E. Kalhara 23, H. Madusanka 32 n .o.: Pawan Devinda 2 for 13) vs Mahanama

Match put off for today
The match between Dharmaraja and Royal which was scheduled to begin yesterday at Lake View grounds in Kandy has now been shifted to be played today and tomorrow at the same venue.

DSS beat St. Sylvester’s and Police in same match
By Aubrey Kuruppu
DS Senanayake duly completed a six wickets win over St. Sylvester’s and a Police directive that they wanted the Grounds in Kandy by 2 pm by finishing the game with five minutes to spare yesterday.
The stars that shone brightly for DS were off spinner Malshan Gunasinghe (8 for 32) and Wasuka Wetakepotha who had a boundary-filled knock of 66 (4x10, 6x1).
The Sylvestrian batting disappointed twice over. However the bowlers produced a bit of a fight back to shock the visitors second time around. The target was only 37 but the DS batsmen stammered and stuttered before finally getting there.
St. Sylvester’s 150 in 34 overs (Dileepa Gayesan 59; D. Sachintha 5 for 39, M. Gunasinghe 2 for 31) and 123 in 36 overs (M. Nanayakkara16, K. Herath 15, F. Ahamed 31,G. Tivanka 14 n.o; M. Gunasinghe 6 for 31, H. Wijenaike 3 for 34)
DS Senanayake 230 for 9 contd 237 in 61.1 overs (C. Wickremasinghe 38, C. Samarasinghe 24, W. Wetakepotha 66, M. Ajaz 24 n.o; D. Athauda 4 for 56, D. Malasena 3 for 44, D. Gayeshan 2 for 33) and 37 for 4 in 11.4 overs (T. Silva 23 n.o; D. Athauda 2 for 15, M.Waruna 2 for 20)

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