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Singer Trophy U19 schools cricket : Madurawala’s heroics earn St Joseph’s a draw

Singer Trophy U19 schools cricket : Madurawala’s heroics earn St Joseph’s a draw

Dineth Madurawala, the Josephian topORDER batsman came to their rescue with a gutsy batting performance to earn his school a honourable draw against Thurstan College in the Singer Trophy Under 19 inter-schools cricket tournament match played at Thurstan grounds Reid Avenue yesterday.

Shot out for their lowest ever total of 23, the Josephians were looking down the barrel of defeat at 84-4 when play began on the second day yesterday – still trailing by 120 with only six second innings wickets in hand.

But Madurawala led a splendid fightback aided by Shevan Fonseka (44), Pahan Perera (42), and Jehan Daniel (21) to deny the Thurstanites a win that looked certain after fast bowler Charana Nanayakkara had set it up for them with a match haul of 11 wickets.

Strangely enough Nanayakkara who took all his wickets on the first day failed to add to his tally yesterday.

His bowling along with the rest of the Thurstan line up was blunted by Madurawala who batted the entire day to remain unbeaten on 144 scored off 361 balls inclusive of 19 fours and a six.THANKS to his spirited innings St Joseph’s finished their second innings at 315 for nine when the match ended.

While Madurawala was performing his heroics at Reid Avenue, Krishan Sanjula of De Mazenod carved out the highest score of the ongoing school season so far when he compiled a brilliant 253 against Maliyadeva Kurunegala at Kandana. Sanjula struck 27 fours and eight sixes in his 249-ball innings.

His score of 253 came out of a total of 322. The match was drawn. D.S. Senanayake College registered a nine-wicket win over Anuradhapura Central College at Anuradhapura and newcomers St. Peter’s College Negombo beat St. Xavier’s College Marawila by 150 runs at Wennappuwa.

There were also wins for Christ King College Ja-Ela who beat Galahitiyawa Central College by five wickets at Ja-Ela and St. John’s College Panadura who beat P. de S. Kularatne MV Ambalangoda by four wickets at Panadura.

Amongst the runs were Kamindu Mendis (Richmond), Sahan Suraweera (Ananda) and Sammu Ashan (Ananda) who all made a century apiece while Madhuranga Siriwardhana of St. Peter’s Negombo had a match bag of 12 wickets against St. Xavier’s Marawila. Ashan performed a rare match double against Wesley by scoring a century and taking five wickets in an innings.

wAt Thurstan: Match drawn. St. Joseph’s: 23 and 315/9 (84/4 o/n) in 120 overs (Dineth Madurawala 144 n.o., Shevan Fonseka 44, Pahan Perera 42, Jehan Daniel 21, Sandaru Dias 4/52, Charana Nanayakkara 3/72) Thurstan: 227;

wAt Moratuwa: Match drawn. St. Sebastian’s:340; Richmond:220 (124/2 o/n) in 49.1 overs (Dhananjaya Lakshan 70, Kamindu Mendis 59, Thaveesha Abhishek 31, Adithya Siriwardhane 22 n.o., Tharusha Fernando 3/41, Praveen Jayawickrama 3/48, Nuwanidu Fernando 2/44) and 262/7 in 76 overs (Kamindu Mendis 114, Pasaru Chamikara 48, Thaveesha Abishek 45, Dhananjaya Lakshan 21, Adithya Siriwardhane 20 n.o., Nimesh Bandara 3/38, Praveen Jayawickrame 3/86)

wAt Anuradhapura: D.S. Senanayake beat Anuradhapura Central by 9 wickets. D.S. Senanayake: 306/6 decl. and 40/1 in 5 overs. Anuradhapura Central:134 (121/9 o/n) in 47.2 overs (Dhananjaya Thammita 35, Madhuranga Sri Chandraratna 24, Muditha Lakshan 3/22, Dasun Bimasha 3/23) and 209 in 58.5 overs (Sandaru Madhushan 78, Dhananjaya Thammita 38, Muditha Lakshan 3/59, Yasith Samaradiwakara 3/63)

wAt Kandana: Match drawn. Maliyadeva: 167 and 210/7 in 70 overs (Dulaj Ranatunga 47, Dilshan Kollure 28, Pavithra Liyanage 26 n.o., Damitha Silva 24, Kaveen Bandara 18 n.o., Avishka Indrajith 1/13) De Mazenod: 322 (232/7 o/n) in 77 overs (Krishan Sanjula 253, Deshan Fernando 20, Damitha Silva 5/92, Dilshan Kollure 2/17)

wAt Panadura: St. John’s beat P. de S. Kularatne by 4 wickets. P. de S. Kularatna:* 131 and 84 in 32.4 overs (Bhanuka Pamuditha 25, Kavindu Kularathna 4/06, Thamindu Niwarthana 3/18) St. John’s:148 and 73/6 in 22 overs (Sakun Dissanayake 18 n.o., Nipun Ransika 4/28, Bhanuka Pamuditha 2/44)

wAt Katuneriya: Match drawn. Devapthiraja: 212 and 218/8 in 59 overs (Raveen Yasas 98, Thisara Dilshan de Silva 29, George Priyadharshana 3/65, Damith Kosala 2/38) St. Sebastian’s: 198 (123/3 o/n) in 73.2 overs (Kavindu Irosh 54, Samith Dilshan 50, Sheshan Udara 43, Sudeera Weeraratne 4/33)

wAt Surrey ground Maggona: Match drawn. Sri Sumangala: 451/9 decl; Holy Cross: 289/8 in 113 overs (Kalana Harendra 85, Lahiru Thambavita 66, Pasindu Perera 50, Kavindra Anjula 48 n.o., Avishka Perera 27, Nipuna Deshan 4/86)

wAt Padukka: Match drawn. Siri Piyaratana:207 and 154 in 52 overs (Lakshan Hewanayake 71, Shanila Deemantha 22, Dhanuka Nimmana 3/21, Chanuka Lakshan 3/37) Kalutara Vidyalaya: 261 (118/4 o/n) in 63.2 overs (Yasitha Umayanga 83, Inshaka Siriwardane 61, Nadeera Dilshan 42, Prabash Maduranaga 4/43, Sampath Wijesuriya 3/54) and 19/1 in 4 overs

wAt Ja Ela: Christ King beat Galahitiyawa Central by 5 wickets. Galahitiyawa Central: 149 and 175 in 28.1 overs (Gimhana Abenayake 51 n.o., Banadara Samarakoon 33, Manujith Ravishan 24, Kolamba Gamage 6/63, Abishek Perera 2/56) Christ King:123 and 202/5 in 48.1 overs (Malith Navanjana 47, Manoj Sudarshana 42, Dhananjaya Fernando 39 n.o., Ravindu Sampath 2/26)

wAt Wennappuwa: St. Peter’s Negombo beat St. Xavier’s by 150 runs. St. Peter’s Negombo: 125 and 178 (30/2 o/n) in 48 overs (Umesh Kurera 55, Sanidu Fernando 30, Dinusha Abeysekara 3/20, Himal Asiri 3/50) St. Xavier’s: 52 and 101 in 23.4 overs (Dinusha Abeysekara 33, Kavinda Fernando 28, Maduranga Siriwardana 5/47, Sanidu Fernando 3/19)

wAt Veyangoda: Match drawn. Asoka: 249 and 31/5 in 15 overs (Malindu Manabharana 4/09) Bandaranayake Veyangoda: 106 (40/3 o/n) in 26.1 overs (Sajith Madhusanka 34, Vimukthi Chiranthaka 26, Malindu Manabharana 23, Tharanga Sampath 4/15, Udesh Alwitigala 2/1, Richel Fernando 2/14) and 276 in 85 overs (Malindu Manabharana 61, Asiri Ishan 43, Sajith Madusanka 41, Thilina Nipun 45, Tharanga Sampath 3/81)


wAt Campbell Place: St. Mary’s: 126 in 24.4 overs (Mass Rahim 78, Kalana Perera 3/31, Suhanga Wijewardana 3/48, Umeksha Dilshan 2/13, Madhushan Hasaranga 2/14) Nalanda: 260/4 at close in 62 overs (Dilhara Polgampola 81, Malinga Amarasingha 60, Lakshitha Rasanjana 49 n.o., Suhanga Wijewardana 33, Lasitha Udage 2/59)

wAt Campbell Park: Ananda: 377/4 decl. in 60.5 overs (Sahan Suraweera 118, Sammu Ashan 106, Dushan Hettige 89, Asel Sigera 51 n.o., Kavinda Dissanayake 2/107) Wesley: 153 in 32.3 overs (Sakunthaka Liyanage 52, Shamod Athulathmudali 33, Thilina Perera 20, Thisuraka Akmeemana 25, Sammu Ashan 5/66, Dileepa Jayalath 3/28)

wAt Bambalapitiya: Isipathana: 190 in 43.1 overs (Ayana Siriwardana 53, Sanjula Abeywickrama 44, Kalana Perera 26, Pethum Nissanka 26, Mohomad Ameen 4/37, Chathura Obeysekara 3/53) St. Peter’s; 156/4 at close in 49 overs (Manelka de Silva 54, Anushka Perera 50 n.o., Lakshan Rodrigo 33, Ayana Siriwardhana 2/33)

wAt Galle: S. Thomas’: 149 in 57.1 overs (Dulith Gunarathne 45, Dellon Peris 34, Ishen Perera 23, Kavindu Ediriweera 4/51,Pramith Hansika 2/15) Mahinda: 132/1 at close in 36 overs (Ravindu Hansika 85 n.o., Kavindu Ediriweera 23 n.o., Tehan Schaffter 1/19) - 

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