Nalanda retain Warnapura Trophy
Thushan Jayasuriya A five wicket haul by Nalandian Malinga Amarasinghe (five for 58) helped his school to gain a first innings win over Dharmaraja College, Kandy in their Singer under 19 inter school cricket match for the Bandula Warnapura Trophy which concluded at Campbell Place yesterday. By virtue of this first innings win,the Nalandians retain the trophy. The Rajans replying to the Nalanda first innings total of 239 could make only 201 runs despite a fine knock of 72 by Rameesh Ranasinghe with Malinga Amarasinghe being the key bowler for the homesters by taking 5 for 58.
Nalanda : 239 in 86.4 overs and 112 / 6 in 41 overs(Woshantha Silva 25, Senura Amarasinghe 23, Wenuka Galahitiyawa 2/22, Ruchira Pupulewatte 2/14) Dharmaraja (33/1 overnight) : 201 in 65.5 overs (Rameesh Ranasinghe 72, Deneth Lanka 36, Malinga Amarasinghe 5/58)
Richmond in strong position
Richmond College Galle held the upper hand over St.Joseph's College Colombo in their Singer under 19 match which began at Darley Road yesterday. The Joes taking first lease of the wicket, made a modest 201 with Aravinda Akurugoda being the top scorers with 51 while Pathum Madusanka made a well compiled 44.Richmond off spinner Waruna Deshapriya bowled well to take 6 for 63. Richmond in reply, made 134 for 3 with the experienced Sithara Gimhana making 54 while Wanindu Hasaranga remain unbeaten on 29.
St.Joseph's : 202 in 62.5 overs (Vimukthi Peiris 24, Pathum Madusanka 44, Aravinda Akurugoda 51, Trishan Thanuja 21, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/40, Waruna Deshapriya 6/63) Richmond : 134/3 in 30 overs (Sithara Gimhana 54, Kelum Nanayakkara 24, Wanindu Hasaranga 29 n.o.)
Nimesha and Dilan help Antonians
St.Anthony's College Katugastota helped by two fine half centuries by Nimesha Gunasinghe (60) and Dilan Bandara (55) made an impressive 251 runs in their Singer under 19 cricket match which began at Wijerama Mawatha yesterday.D.S.Senanayake College in reply, were 37 for no loss at the end of the first day's play.
St.Anthony's Katugastota : 251 in 85 overs (Nimesha Gunasinghe 60, Dilan Bandara 55, Pulasthi Bandara 29, Mohomed Aflar 24, Buwaneka Wijethunge 20, Torin Pitigala 3/43, Osura Bulathsinhala 2/55) D.S.Senanayake: 37 for no loss in 8 overs.
Thomians hit back
Bowlers called the tune on the first day of the Singer under 19 cricket match between S.Thomas' College Mount Lavinia and St.Peter's College Colombo which began at Mount Lavinia yesterday. The Thomians taking the first lease of the wicket were bundled out for 130 with the spin duo of off spinner Thanusha Weerakoon(4 for 41) and left arm leg spinner Sahan Nanayakkara (3 for 9) doing the damage. But the Thomians hit back to have the Peterites tottering at 138 for nine despite a knock of 50 by Dineth Thimodya. The damage was done by leg spinner Tharindu Ratnayake (4 for 26) and off spinner Sachitha Jayatilleke (3 for 7) .
S.Thomas College : 130 in 47.4 Overs (Yohan Mendis 20, Nipuna Gamage 29,Tharindu Rathnayake 36, Thanusha Weerakoon 4 for 41 , Sahan Nanayakkara 3 for 9, Chemila Obeyesekere 2 for 30) St Peters College : 138 for 9 in 48 Overs (Dineth Thomodya 50, Kavinda de Tissera 20, Tharindu Rathnayake 4 for 26, Sachitha Jayathilake 3 for 7)