Sri lanka Inter-School Cricket 2009 - Round Up

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Royal down Ananda after 24 years

The season’s policy of ‘either play for a win or get out’ yielded huge dividends for Royal College yesterday as they opted to offer a challenging target of 193 to chase within a session and then restricted opposition Ananda College to a paltry 98 in the penultimate ball of their innings to record a thrilling 94-run win in an Inter-school mach held at Ananda Mawatha.

In what could be called a clash of giants (of this season), Ananda, after recording eight outright wins, lost their unbeaten run to Royal as Maneesha Tantrigoda (with a match-bag of eight wickets), Yasith Abeykoon and Haroon Mawjood restricted the formidable Anandians to 212 and 98 runs respectively.

With wickets falling at regular intervals, Ananda had pinned their hopes on their last wicket pair who seemed taking them to a draw at one stage, but panic settled in on the penultimate ball as Ananda lost their last wicket in a run out.

Incidentally, a victory for Royal against Ananda came after 24 years according to school sources. Royal last beat Ananda in 1985 under the captaincy of Heshan de Silva when Ananda were captained by Nishantha Ranatunga.


Royal 235 all out in 62.4 overs (Sahan Hettiarachchi 64, Kusal Janith 59, Banuka Rajapakse 24, Yasith Abeykoon 23; Ruchira Herath 6/52, Shameera Wijesuriya 2/39) and 169 for 8 wkts decl in 51 overs (Chalaka Bogoda 47, Sahan Hettiarachchi 24, Kusal Janith 23, H. Mawjood 26, B. Rajapakse 31 n.o.; Ruchira Herath 3/47, Sachithra Perera 2/37)

Ananda (166-6 o/n) 212 all out in 57.4 overs (Prabodha Seneviratne 43, Dinesh Chandimal 77, Matheesha Perera 15, Sameera Wijesuriya 20; M. Tantrigoda 5/43, H. Mawjood 3/55) and 98 all out in 35.5 overs (D. Chandimal 16, Madumal Jayaratne 24 n.o., Ruchira Herath 17; Yasitha Abeykoon 4/29, M. Tantrigoda 3/26, H. Mawjood 2/37)

Thomians beat Wesley by 9 wkts.

S. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia, cruised to a 9-wicket win over Wesley College as they restricted the visitors to a paltry 79 in their 2nd innings and then chased the winning runs of 43 for a loss of just one wicket in their match concluded at Mt. Lavinia yesterday.


Wesley 91 all out in 41.3 overs (J. Caderamanpulle 15; Chamod Pathirana 4/22, R. de Silva 2/09, Lalindra Peiris 2/10) and 79 all out in 51.2 overs (J. Bongso 25, Chamal Fonseka 3/18, Fahim Saleem 2/06, Chamod Pathirana 2/12)

S. Thomas’ (128-3 o/n) declared in 53 overs (P. Wijewardena 32, Fahim Saleem 23, S. Liyanarachi 24) and 43 for 1 wkt in 9.5 overs (F. Saleem 28 n.o.)

Nishika’s unbeaten 86 helps Joes

An unbeaten 86 by Nishika de Silva helped St. Joseph’s College take 1st innings honours against Trinity College in their Inter-school match ended at Darley Road yesterday.

In their 2nd essay, Trinity made amends to their disappointing 1st innings performance, posting 217 for eight at close.


Trinity 135 all out in 43.2 overs (Kithmal Wimalaweera 13, Sameera Wijesuriya 23, Dinuk Weeraratne 17, Dilan Gangoda 33; Dinal Dhambarage 2/24, Shameera Weerasinghe 3/10, Dinal Fonseka 3/18) and 217 for 8 wkts at close in 70.3 overs (Shameera Wijesuriya 38, Dinuk Weeraratne 30, Dilan Gangoda 25, H.M. Sajjid 20, Rushan Jaleel 33, Kavinda Jayasuriya 15, Akila Jayasundara 19 n.o.; Dinal Dhambarage 4/33, Shameera Weerasinghe 2/51)

St. Joseph’s (109-5 o/n) 214 all out in 66.4 overs (Hareen Silva 37, N. de Silva 86 n.o., Dinal Dhambarage 34; Rushan Jaleel 5/93, Chinthaka Bokula 2/58, Suresh Wickrama 2/31)

Late revival helps Nalanda

After being 88 for five overnight in reply to Thurstan College’s 195, a knock of 44 from Primesh Dassanayake and half centuries from Chetan de Silva (55) and Sineth Gunawardena (61 n.o.) helped Nalanda College post 219 runs and take 1st innings honours in their match ended at Thurstan Grounds yesterday.


Thurstan 195 all out in 71.5 overs (Shihan Kamileen 20, Udara Munasinghe 20, Thisura Madurapperuma 24, Chamalka Gamage 66, Prabodha Arthavidu 28; Sineth Gunawardena 2/19, Nipun Karunanayake 4/77, Suranga Tennakoon 2/31) and 28 for 1 wkt at close in 7 overs (Nuwan Dharshana 12 n.o.)

Nalanda (88-5 o/n) 219 all out in 86.5 overs (C. de Silva 55, Dinuyk Jayasinghe 19, Sineth Gunawardena 61 n.o., P. Dassanayake 44; P. Arthavidu 2/55, Ravindu Wijeratne 2/59, Indika Massalage 2/39, Shihan Kamileen 2/38)

Cambrians on 1st innings

After being 80 for eight at one stage, Prince of Wales College managed to post 137 to take a marginal 1st innings lead in their match against Kingswood College ended at Moratuwa yesterday.

In their 2nd innings, Kingswood were 88 for five at close.


Kingswood (110-7 o/n) 131 all out in 63 overs (Chathura Kumarasiri 42 n.o., Lahiru Gannoruwa 21; Shehan Jayasuriya 4/48, Dilan Chandima 2/06) and 88 for 5 wkts in 21 overs (U. Hettige 30; Nuwantha Peiris 2-01)

Prince of Wales 137 all out in 62 overs (Dilan Chandima 35, Nuwantha Peiris 39; Lahiru Gannoruwa 4/22, R. Sandaruwan 3/30, Chalitha Charmaprema 2/25)

Maris Stella on 1st innings

Maris Stella College scored a 1st innings win over St. Aloysius’ College, Galle, in their Inter-school First-XI match ended at Kadirana yesterday.


Maris Stella 182 all out in 55.1 overs (Dananjaya Perera 46, Shanuka de Silva 32, Cham Jayasinghe 24; Anushka Madusanka 4/46, Chathuranga de Silva 2/30, Malith Cooray 2/55) and 255 for 7 wkts in 86 overs (Malinda Samarasekara 93, Ashen Silva 72, Angelo Jayasinghe 26 n.o., Aravinda Ratnayake 21; Pulasthi Chathuranga 3/54)

St. Aloysius’ 166 all out in 48.4 overs (Dasun Abeywardena 68, Chathuranga de Silva 29, Malith Cooray 27; Dushmantha Chameera 4/59, Vimukthi Dassanayake 3/59, Ashen Silva 2/20)

Priyanga restricts Mahanama to 56

Paceman Supun Priyanga downed Mahanama College line-up to a lowly 56 with an impressive 7-wicket haul before Devananda College scored 122 to take command on the first day of their match commenced at Ambalangoda yesterday.

In their 2nd innings, Mahanama were wobbling at 114 for five when rain stopped day’s play abruptly.


Mahanama 56 all out in 18.4 overs (Lahiru Weerakoon 24; S. Priyanga 7/25, Danusha de Soysa 2/21) and 114 for 5 wkts in 28 overs (Duleeka Tissakuttige 36, Maduka Dharmawardena 28 n.o.; Danusha de Soysa 2/19)

Devananda 122 all out in 28.1 overs (Pulina Tharanga 20, Amith Kumara 18, Danusha de Soysa 26; Maduka Dharmawardena 4/22, Tharaka Cooray 4/31).

by Reemus Fernando for The Island

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Thanks Jehan.

Thanks Jehan.

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Royalist are the best

i have seen a lot of school cricket this season
i feel that the royalists are the best
anandians looked good, also were over shown by the media as well

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