St. Servatius’ fightback to beat Maris Stella

Under-19 Cricket

After conceding a first innings deficit of 51 runs, St. Servatius’ fought back gallantly in the second essay to beat Maris Stella by five wickets in the Under-19 match at Uyanwatta on Thursday.

Chasing a target of 149 runs to win, Risira Lakwin anchored the Matara school’s batting with an unbeaten 54 runs and put on a stand of 85 runs for the fourth wicket with Shashika Dulshan as they sealed the victory with four overs to spare.

Lakwin faced 138 balls for his unbeaten knock and scored just three fours.

For Maris Stella Ravindu Fernando stood out scoring 85 and 35 and bagged six wickets.


Maris Stella 173 all out in 60.5 overs (Ravindu Fernando 85, Thilina Perera 28; Pasindu Manupriya 4/16, Shashika Dulshan 3/55, Charith Harshana 2/15) and 97 all out in 28.4 overs (Ravindu Fernando 35, Kevin Perera 31; Matheesha Madushan 2/14, Ruwinda Rochana 2/14)

St. Servatius’ 122 all out in 45 overs (Chethaka Denuwan 57; Ravindu Fernando 4/33, Aveesha Keshan 2/17, Ashan Fernando 2/02, Pasindu Ushetti 2/28) and 149 for 5 in 46.5 overs (Risira Lakwin 54n.o., Shashika Dulshan 45; Ravindu Fernando 2/61)


St. Aloysius’ take first innings honours

St. Aloysius’, Galle took first innings honours by posting 133 for eight wickets in reply to Lumbini’s 130 in the rain affected Under-19 encounter at Colts on Thursday.


Lumbini 130 all out in 51 overs (Pasindu Pamoditha 49, Eshan Hansaka 25n.o., Sithum Dissanayaka 23; Sadun Madusanka 4/55, Manushka Samith 5/40)

St. Aloysius’ 133 for 8 in 51 overs (Omal Sandeep 41, Kavindu Dilhara 22; Sithum Dissanayaka 3/16, Yasiru Yugath 2/26, Ravishka Wijesiri 2/51)


Mahinda reach 128 for three before rain

Kaushitha Kodithuwakku, Lahiru Bhashana and skipper Vinura Dulsara scored valuable thirties to guide Mahinda to 128 for three wickets before their traditional Under-19 encounter against Ananda was hampered by rain few overs after the lunch break at Sooriyawewa on Thursday.


Mahinda 128 for 3 in 39 overs (Kaushitha Kodithuwakku 38, Lahiru Bhashana 32, Vinura Dulsara 34)

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