Royal home for tea

By M. Shamil Amit

Royal were home for tea when they crushed the hapless St. Aloysius Galle by an innings and 83 runs in their Under 19 inter-school cricket encounter at Reid Avenue yesterday.
Royal guided by Sri Lanka youth captain Bhanuka Rajapakse who made a 91 ball knock of 101 had laid the foundation for an early win on the second day.

Bhanuka’s knock comprised 13 hits to the ropes and a six and was supported by half tons by Imal Liyanage and Heshan Kumarasiri which helped the home side end the first days play on a formidable score of 314 for 7.

Shane Fernando of St. Peter’s bats against Joseph Vaz at Bambalapitiya – Pic by Ranjith Perera

Ananda right arm spinner Sachitra Perera reached the milestone of 100 wickets with a match haul of five wickets in their drawn Under 19 encounter against St. Joseph’s at Darley Road.

The Josephians though dominated the proceedings in the morning session on day two underwent some anxious moments as they were bowled out for just 128 in the second innings with Sachith and Pasindu Madushan who also had a five wicket haul doing the damage.

Half tons by Sadeem Thawfeeq and Ashen Fonseka helped Wesley dominate the proceedings on day two to secure a first inning win over DSS at at Wijerama Mawatha yesterday.

St. Peter’s were 121 for 3 in reply to De Mazenods score of 213 at the end of the first day’s play in their Under 19 match at Bambalapitiya.

At Reid Avenue – Royal vs St. Aloysius
St. Aloysius 89 (D. Wijeratne 23: Anjana Kudahetti 4 for 21, Chamika Karunaratne 3 for 14, Bhanuka Rajapakse 2 for 14) and 142 (N. Marlon 38, S. Weeraratne 27: Bhanuka Rajapakse 3 for 30, Ramith Rambukwella 2 for 23, Gaurav Deva 2 for 34)

Royal 314 for 7 declared (Bhanuka Rajapakse 101, Imal Liyanage 55, Heshan Kumarasiri 50, Milan Abeysekera 37, Waruna Dissanayake 28, Ramith Rambukwella 27: N. Marlon 3 for 104, S. Weeraratne 3 for 108)

At Darley Road – St. Joseph’s vs Ananda
St. Joseph’s 236 (Chathuranga Kumara 67, Rosco Thattil 45, Kevin Bernadus 21, Sachin Hewawasam 20, Dilan Fernandopulle 17: Pasindu Madushan 4 for 49, Isiru Samarasinghe 2 for 3, Venuka Ashan 2 for 46) and 128 (Vidusha Jayasinghe 27, Rosco Thattil 26, Kevin Bernadus 24, Sadeera Samarawickrama 15: Sachitra Perera 5 for 40, Pasindu Madushan 5 for 43)

Ananda (143/6 overnight) 178 (Pasindu Madushan 58, Geshan Wimaladarma 55, Ruvinda Shamen 27, Ushan Gunatileke 20, Sachitra Perera 16: Piyamal Perera 3 for 11, Dinal Danbarage 3 for 57, Chathuranga Kumara 2 for 29) and 102 for 6 (Pasindu Madushan 41, Isuru Samarasinghe 22: Priyamal Perera 3 for 36, Rosco Thattil 2 for 26)

At Wijerama Mawatha – DSS vs Wesley
DSS 317 for 6 declared (Lasith Abeyratne 101, Akila Weerasinghe 62, Thusith Silva 56, Savin Cyril 29: Daniel Bartholomuesz 3 for 84) and 173 for 9 (Akila Weerasinghe 41, Thusith Silva 40, Lasith Abeyratne 37, Chamod Wickramasinghe 18, Heshan Perera 15: Migara Wickramasinghe 4 for 8, Sachin Jayawardena 2 for 32)

Wesley (100/2 overnight) 324 (Sadeem Thawfeeq 88, Ashen Fonseka 74, Raninda Sooriyakumara 49, Sachin Jayawardena 39, Ashel Kariyawasam 32: Thusith Silva 3 for 6, Mohamed Ijaz 2 for 32, Ushantha Perera 2 for 89)

At Bambalapitiya – St.Peter’s vs De Mazenod
De Mazenod 213 (Jude Madushan 45, Sasaka Kodituwakku 38, Romario Soysa 24, Praveen Nonis 28 n.o.: Julian de Zylwa 3 for 50, Sasheen Fernando 2 for 11, Ali Khan 2 for 34, Ranitha Liyanaarachchi 2 for 36)
St Peter’s 121 for 3 (Shehan Fernando 45, Denham Perera 25, Sasheen Fernando 22)

Sri Summangala take first innings lead
Sri Summangala Panadura dominated their game against Vidyartha at the Peradeniya Campus ground but had to be content with a first innings lead.

Number three bat Harshan, an attacking left hander, top scored in the match with 75 (ten fours). Off spinner Tilina Rupasena performed best for the home team, picking up 8 for 87. Vidyartha’s batsmen were guilty of irresponsible shot-making.

Sri Summangala 188 in 49.3 overs (T. Harshan 75, V. Kaushal 25, M. Sakuranga 23, A. Chamara 20, T. Dilanka 18; T. Rupasena 5 for 52) and 137 for 7 dec in 44.1 overs (G. Sanjaya 34, A. Chamara 56; T. Rupasena 3 for 35, U. Wickremasinghe 3 for 42)

Vidyartha 97 in 45.4 overs (N. Galapitage 22, K. Gamage 26, U. Wickremasinghe 16; V. Kaushal 3 for 17, A. Tharaka 3 for 15) and 92 for 6 in 45 overs (R. Dissanaike 30, U. Wickremasinghe 19; A. Chamara 2 for 6,T. Dilanka 2 for 38) – AK.

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