Pethangoda shines in Mahinda victory

Under-19 Cricket

Left-arm spinner Pasan Pethangoda picked up six wickets in the second innings to lead Mahinda to an innings and 35 runs victory over St. Sylvester’s in the Under-19 tournament match at Galle on Friday.


Mahinda 307 for 4 decl. in 69.4 overs (Navod Paranavithana 104, Vinura Dulsara 85, Reshan Kavinda 54 n.o., Hansika Welihinda 28; Husindu Nishanka 2/43)

St. Sylvester’s 41 for 4 overnight 138 all out in 64.5 overs (Manoharan Pavithran 38, Manjith Rakapaksha 28, Nimsara Aththaragalla 32; Subanu Rajapaksha 3/17, K.K. Kevin 2/13, Navod Paranavithana 2/27) and 134 all out in 75.1 overs (Manoharan Pavithran 27, Manjith Rajapaksha 26, Nimsara Aththaragalla 42; Pasan Pethangoda 6/40, Kavindu Ediriweera 3/39)

Dilshan, Rashmika guide Thomians

Lahiru Dilshan and Sachira Rashmika shared seven wickets between them to restrict St. Benedict’s to 97 runs and set up the stage for a six wicket victory for St. Thomas’ in the Under-19 match ended with more than a session to spare at Matara on Friday.


St. Benedict’s 101 all out in 35.3 overs (Lahiru Dilshan 3/21, Thineth Sithara 3/21, Sachira Rashmika 2/27) and 6 for no loss overnight 97 all out in 42.3 overs (Ashen Silva 26, Ryan Felisinger 21; Lahiru Dilshan 4/30, Sachira Rashmika 3/31)

St. Thomas’ 131 all out in 48.1 overs (Hirantha Lakshan 33, Maleesha de Seram 30; Jason Charles 6/53, Kaveesha Jayathilaka 2/15) and 69 for 4 in 23.4 overs (Maleesha de Seram 25, Tharusha Kavinda 19n.o.; Mahesh Theekshana 2/13)

Neranjana, Dineth bowl St. Joseph

Vaz’s to victory

Sashan Dineth (5/23) and Danushka Neranjana shared nine wickets between them to guide St. Joseph Vaz’s to victory in the Under-19 match at Katuneriya on Friday.


St. Joseph Vaz’s 168 all out in 44.5 overs (Dilshan Prasad 21, Sohan Anurudhdha 28, Thilan Pradeeptha 41, Sashan Dineth 27; Ishan Weerasuriya 6/40, Sajeewa Ranjith 2/45, Supun Kumara 2/27) and 96 all out in 35.2 overs (Ishan Weerasuriya 5/33, Supun Kumara 4/24)

St. Mary’s 108 for 8 overnight 126 all out in 57.2 overs (Sajeewa Ranjith 38, Sandeepa Weerasuriya 27; Akash Kanishka 5/31, Sashan Dineth 4/41) and 109 all out in 40.1 overs (Sujith Kumara 32, Gajitha Kotuwegoda 21; Sashan Dineth 5/23, Danushka Neranjana 4/36)

25 wickets fall at Moratuwa

The encounter between St. Peter’s and St. Sebastian’s was heading for an interesting finish as 25 wickets fell with the visiting team managing a 27 runs lead with just five wickets in hand when bad weather forced an early end to day one at Moratuwa. An unbeaten 32 runs by Janishka Perera, who added a vital last wicket stand with Nadeera Fernando for the home team was the highlight of day one.

St. Peter’s 98 all out in 30 overs (Sulakshana Fernando 37; Praveen Cooray 3/11, Janishka Perera 2/29, Tashik Perera 2/29, Vinuja Ranasinghe 2/05) and 51 for 5 in 22 overs (Shannon Fernando 33; Tashik Perera 2/25)

St. Sebastian’s 122 all out in (Janishka Perera 32n.o., Nadeera Fernando 22, Nishitha Abilash 28; Sachin Silva 5/24, Mohamed Ameen 4/36)

Manula six wickets restrict Joes

Spinner Manula Perera picked up six wickets for Royal to restrict St. Joseph’s to 178 runs on day one of the traditional encounter between the teams at SSC on Friday.


St. Joseph’s 178 all out in 49.2 overs (Nipun Sumanasinghe 48, Yesith Rupasinghe 34, Lakshan Gamage 23, Dunith Wellalage 47; Dimal Wijesekara 2/17, Sarala Gunathilaka 2/31, Manula Perera 6/26)

Royal 93 for 3 in 30 overs (Bhagya Dissanayaka 41, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 34n.o.)

Manthila, Thevin stand help Thomians

Manthila Wijeratne (60n.o.) and Thevin Eriyagama (35n.o.) put on an unbroken ninth wicket stand of 80 runs for S. Thomas’ to reach 259 for eight wickets before bad weather put an early end to the first day’s play of their match against Ananda at Mount Lavinia on Friday.


S. Thomas’ 259 for 8 in 84 overs (Shalin de Mel 50, Kishan Munasinghe 48, Manthila Wijeratne 60n.o., Thevin Eriyagama 35n.o.; Shamal Hirushan 3/25, Chamika Gunasekara 2/65, Hasindu Chamika 2/37)

Zahira 202, De Mazenod 16/1

De Mazenod were 16 for one wickets at close after restricting Zahira to 202 runs on day one of their match at Kandana on Friday.


Zahira 202 all out in 81.1 overs (Chathura Dilrukshan 28, Arvindh Rajendra 48, Mohammed Shamas 20, Mohamed Risath 33; Mithila Geeth 2/34, Saliya Jude 3/71)

De Mazenod 16 for 1 in 5 overs

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