Left arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya with a match bag of 11 for 102 and a twin half ton by Naveen Vidanapathirana (59 and 55), paved the way for Royal to record a convincing eight wicket over St. Joseph’s in their Under-19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Reid Avenue yesterday. Royal in fact ended in a [...]

The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Lasith and Naveen guide Royal to victory

Dharmapala skittled for a measly 32

Left arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya with a match bag of 11 for 102 and a twin half ton by Naveen Vidanapathirana (59 and 55), paved the way for Royal to record a convincing eight wicket over St. Joseph’s in their Under-19 inter-school cricket encounter concluded at Reid Avenue yesterday.

Royal spinner Lasith Embuldeniya was a menace to St. Joseph’s batsmen - Pic by Ranjith Perera

Royal in fact ended in a strong position at the end of the first day’s play having bowled out the Josephians for a low score of 131 and ending the day in a strong position of 226 for 8.The second day’s play saw Royal who had a lead of 95 runs declaring their innings on their overnight score. St Joseph’s batting the second time underwent fluctuated fortunes and even then they managed to erase the deficit, they found their spin attack too hot to handle.

St. Joseph Vaz Wennappuwa was home for lunch when they crushed Dharmapala Pannipitiya by an innings and 29 runs in the encounter concluded at Wennappuwa. The second day’s proceedings saw St. Joseph Vaz being bowled out on their overnight score of 162 for 9 in reply to Dharmapala’s 101. Dharmapala batting the second time having just 61 runs to erase put in a miserable batting performance. The Vazians bowling trio Thulanjana Fernando who ended with impressive figures of 5 for 2, Praveen Dilanka and Roshen Fernando who both shared the other five wickets ran through the Dharmapala batting to skittle them out for a meager 32 runs in an innings that lasted only 20.2 overs.

St. Benedict’s cruised through to a ten wicket over De Mazenod in the match concluded at Kandana. Geethal Fernando and Madushan Kularatne who both took six wickets were the heroes for the Benedictines after Vittonio Roberto chipped in with a half ton.

Left arm spinner Kavindu Bandara match bag of eight wickets helped Nalanda coast to a comfortable innings and 44 runs win over Rahula Matara in the match concluded at Campbell Place.The foundation for the win was laid by Malinga Amarasinghe and Nimnaka Ratnayake who both cracked half tons on day one for Nalanda to make a formidable score of 269 for 7 declared.
S. Thomas’ dominated proceedings against Ananda in the match concluded at Mt Lavinia. However they had to be satisfied with a first innings after making 248 and bowling out Ananda for 142 runs.

DSS took a wafer thin first inning lead over Prince of Wales in the match played at DSS ground in Wijerama. DSS made 168 and then restricted Prince of Wales resuming from their overnight score of 87 for 2 to a score of 167.
St. Servatius were 87 for 4 in reply to Dharmasoka MV’s score of 177 at the end of the first day’s play in the match played at the Uyanwatte Stadium in Matara. The match will be continued today.

At Reid Avenue: Royal beat
St. Joseph’s by 8 wickets
St. Joseph’s 131 (Revan Kelly 21, Kevin Cortling 20, Vimukthi Peiris 34 n.o.: Lasith Embuldeniya 6 for 56, Geeshath Panditharatne 2 for 16, Shan Tennekoon 2 for 22) and 186 (Revan Kelly 46, Dineth Madurawela 40, Charuka Ullandupitiya 23: Lasith Embuldeniya 5 for 46, Ganith Sandeepa 3 for 41, Shan Tennekoon 2 for 36)
Royal 226 for 8 declared (Naveen Vidanapathirana 59, Geeshath Panditharatne 43, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 33, Ganith Sandeepa 26: Charuka Ullandupitiya 3 for 58, Malshan Rodrigo 2 for 56) and 94 for 2 (Naveen Vidanapathirana 55, Ronuka Jayawardena 30)

At Wennappuwa: St. Joseph Vaz beat Dharmapala by innings and 29 runs
Dharmapala 101 (Kanishka Emmanuel 20, Kaveen Hasanka 22 n.o.: Roshan Fernando 4 for 38, Praveen Dilanka 2 for 36) and 32 (Thulanjana Fernando 5 for 2, Praveen Dilanka 3 for 21, Roshen Fernando 2 for 9)
St. Joseph Vaz Wennappuwa 162 (Dilshan Gnanananda 34, Praveen Dilanka 34: Pasindu Keshan 4 for 60, Nishan Kavinda 2 for 24, Pawan Peiris 2 for 45)
At Kandana: St. Benedict’s beat De Mazenod by 10 wickets
St. Benedict’s 212 (Vittonio Roberto 56, Madushan Kularatne 40, Thulina Dilshan 32, Ashen Silva 31: Rukshan Fernando 5 for 61) and 23 for no loss
De Mazenod (80/7 overnight) 109 (Deshan Fernando 54: Geethal Fernando 6 for 39, Poorna Charaka 2 for 24) and 124 (Lasith Croospulle 38: Madushan Kularatne 6 for 27)
At Campbell Place: Nalanda beat
Rahula by innings and 44 runs
Nalanda 269 for 7 declared (Malinga Amarasinghe 63, Nimnaka Ratnayake 52, Dasun Seneviratne 33, Aroshana Kumara 26, Sumanga Wijewardena 17, Dilan Suraweera 38 n.o., Kavindu Bandara 15 n.o.: Yasiru Hewanadugala 2 for 47)
Rahula Matara (39/3 overnight) 72 (Kavindu Bandara 5 for 10, Dilan Suraweera 2 for 15, Ayantha de Silva 2 for 31) and 153 (Sasith Manuranga 42, Yasiru Hewanadugala 29, V. Bhagya Ediriweera 24: Kavindu Bandara 3 for 50, Dilan Suraweera 2 for 32, Lakshitha Rasanjana 2 for 36)

At Mt Lavinia: Match drawn
S. Thomas’ 248 for 9 declared (Yohan Mendis 94, Ravindu Kodituwakku 63, Dilendra Gunatilleke 37, Yohan Perera 25: Lahiru Udayanga 6 for 68, Dileepa Jayalath 2 for 48)
Ananda (55/2 overnight) 142 (Asel Sigera 38: Ravindu Tillekeratne 3 for 23, Senal de Silva 3 for 29) and 171 for 6 (Nipun Haggala 43, Rahal Avishka 39: Dellon Perera 2 for 39)
At Wijerama Mawatha: Match drawn
DSS 168 (Torin Pitigala 20, Shehzad Amin 18, Muditha Lakshan 66 n.o.: Savindu Peiris 6 for 58, Ravindu Janith 2 for 35) and 84 (Muditha Lakshan 19: Savindu Peiris 4 for 18, Ravindu Janith 4 for 39)
Prince of Wales (87/2 overnight) 167 (Kasun Ekanayake 51, Dilanka Maduranga 35: Muditha Lakshan 3 for 23, Anjana de Silva 3 for 30, Sachin Bandara 3 for 41) and 68 for 8 (Anjana de Silva 7 for 31)
At Matara:
Dharmasoka MV Ambalangoda 177 (Harshajith Rushan 36: Chanuka Dilshan 4 for 55, Chamil Dhananjaya 2 for 16)
St. Servatius Matara 87 for 4 (Ramesh Nimantha 32 n.o)
Two big partnerships prop Sri Dharmaloka
By P.D. de Silva
A 113 run partnership for the second wicket between Himalaka Iduranga (53) and Risith Upamal (51) and a 91 run partnership for the sixth wicket between Thiwanka Kekulawala (42) and skipper Tharindu Madhusanka (34) helped Sri Dharmaloka College to declare their first innings at 282/9 in their under 19 division II group ‘A’ encounter against Vidyartha College Kandy which commenced at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium at Sooriyawewa yesterday. Sri Dharmaloka Kelaniya are hosting the game at Sooriyawewa due to the non availability and high cost of turf wickets in Colombo.
Sri Dharmaloka 282 for 9 dec in 74.5 overs (Himalaka Iduranga 53, Risith Upamal 64, Tharindu Madhusanka 66, Thiwanka Kekulawala 42; Kasun Ekanayake 3/81, Hiran Jayawardena 2/45)
Vidyartha 40 for 2 in 12.2 overs (Pulina Gunathilake 23 not out)

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