Theekshana spins Bens to innings win Under-19 Cricket

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Spinner Maheesh Theekshana rattled the Maliyadeva innings with a seven wicket haul and completed a match bag of 11 wickets as St. Benedict’s cruised to an innings and 43 runs victory in the Division I Group ‘A’ match at Kurunegala on Saturday. On day one the Bens were propelled to a good score by Shihan Fernando who top scored with 123 runs (164 balls, 14x4s) on Friday.

Theekshana produced impressive figures (16.5-7-37-7) in restricting the home team to 119 runs in the second innings. He was ably supported by Malinda Perera who bagged six wickets.

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Scores:

St. Benedict’s 291 for 9 decl. in 83 overs (Shihan Fernando 123, Brian Oshwin 44, Kaviru Perera 21, Malinda Perera 22n.o.; Vidath Batepola 4/68, Kaveen Bandara 2/64)

Maliyadeva 38 for 1 overnight 129 all out in 46 overs (Supun Sumanaratne 58, Nisanjaya Hettiarachchi 20; Maheesh Theekshana 4/50, Malinda Perera 3/28) and 119 all out in 37.5 overs (Muditha Premadasa 39, Supun Sumanaratne 26, Bryan Karunanayake 24; Maheesh Theekshana 7/37, Malinda Perera 3/34)

Petes take major honours

The traditional fixture between St. Peter’s and St. Sebastian’s ended in a draw with the home team taking major honours at Bambalapitiya on Saturday.

Scores:

St. Peter’s 330 for 5 decl. In 84 overs (Santhush Gunathilake 123, Banuka de Silva 41, Ranmith Jayasena 88, Dinith Anjula 23, Shannon Fernando 18n.o.; Kalana Sandeep 2/57) and 99 for 3 in 29 overs (Dinith Anjula 67n.o.)

St. Sebastian’s 21 for 3 overnight 203 all out in 79.3 overs (Nuwanidu Fernando 43, Tashik Perera 39, Vinuja Ranasinghe 60n.o.; Tariq Saboor 2/30, Santhush Gunathilake 2/32, Shivan Perera 2/52)

Dilshan, Chamindu help Dharmapala win first

innings points

Dilshan Silva took five wickets and Chamidu Samarasinghe captured four wickets as Dharmapala restricted St. Anne’s to 158 runs to win first innings points in the Division I Group ‘D’ match at Pannipitiya.

Scores:

Dharmapala 200 all out in 57.5 overs (Malith Sandakelum 24, Amila Dayanaka 21, Dulaj Ashen 67, Avishka Hasaranind 22; Pivithu Fernando 2/20, Pasindu Tennakoon 4/33, Mannan Muzammil 3/61) and 120 for 8 decl .in 35.1 overs (Naveen Madusanka 36, Amila Dayanaka 48; Kavindu Ranasinghe 4/30

St. Anne’s 76 for 3 overnight 158 all out in 97.1 overs (Muiz Raseen 45, Kavindu Ekanayake 40, Kavindu Ranasinghe 32, Dilshan Silva 5/17, Chamidu Samarasinghe 4/39)

Royal-St. Joseph’s ends

in draw

Half centuries by Sheran Fonseka and Dineth Jayakody helped St. Joseph’s even honours in their traditional cricket encounter against Royal at Darley Road.

Scores:

Royal 240 for 9 decl. in 98 overs (Bhagya Dissanayake 88, Pasindu Sooriyabandara 63, Kawshan Kulasooriya 26; Shalinda Senaviratne 6/83, Ashian Daniel 2/68) and 98 for 4 in 39 overs (Pasindu Sooriyabandara 48n.o., Kavindu Pathiratne 42n.o. ; Shalinda Senaviratne 3/45)

St. Joseph’s 36 for no loss overnight 240 for 8 decl. in 66 overs (Johanne de Zilva 20, Sheran Fonseka 53, Dineth Jayakody 73, Shevaan Rassool 26; Gishan Balasooriya 2/77)

Rasanjana excels with all-round performances

Lakshitha Rasanjana backed up his fourth century of the season (141 in 210 balls, 8x4s, 4x6s) with a four wicket haul to guide Nalanda to a first innings win over D.S. Senanayake in the Division I Group ‘D’ match at Campbell Place.

Scores:

Nalanda 309 all out in 98.3 overs (Ranindu de Silva 27, Mahima Weerakoon 36, Lakshitha Rasanjana 141, Moksha Sankalpa 55; Muditha Lakshan 3/83, Chamath Yatawara 3/98) and 124 for no loss in 32 overs (Ranindu de Silva 43n.o., Avishka Perera 81n.o.)

DSS 259 all out in 68.5 overs (Abishek Liyanaarachchi 25, Amitha Dabare 38, Pasindu Adithya 108, Chamath Yatawara 25; Lakshitha Rasanjana 4/68, Kaveesh Madurapperuma 3/39, Raveen de Silva 2/75)

Ananda on first innings

Lakshitha Amarasekara, Chamika Gunasekara, Daminda Reshan and Janindu Jayawardena shared bowling honours as Ananda took first innings points against Wesley in the Division I Group ‘D’ match at Campbell Park.

Scores:

Ananda 288 for 8 overnight 354 all out in 111.4 overs (Moditha Ranatunga 84, Kalana Wijesiri 75, Sudeepa Angulugaha 40, Kamesh Nirmal 38, Daminda Reshan 25, Janidu Jayawardhane 43, Lakshitha Amarasekara 28; Thenuka Perera 5/84, Sahil Dias 3/45)

Wesley 259 all out in 73.2 overs (Kavindana Perera 95, Thisuraka Akmeemana 26, Movin Subasinghe 44, Buddhima Wijesundara 20; Lakshitha Amarasekara 3/68, Chamika Gunasekara 2/53, Daminda Reshan 2/37, Janindu Jayawardena 3/68)

Cambrians in box seat

Prince of Wales restricted De Mazenod to 69 runs and enforced the follow on after amassing 335 for four wickets declared in the Under-19 Division I Group ‘B’ encounter at Moratuwa on Saturday.

Scores:

Prince of Wales 335 for 4 decl. in 65 overs (Suwath Mendis 84, Prince Fernando 54, Vinuja Ranpul 51, Tharindu Amarasinghe 42, Dinura Fernando 55n.o, Devaka Peiris 44n.o; Sandev Mewan 2/80)

De Mazenod 69 all out in 24.5 overs (Nimna Senesh 20; Naduka Fernando 3/15, Suwath Mendis 4/31, Kaumal Nanayakkara 2/07) and 00 for no loss in 3 overs

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