Colombo North Zone 1 in easy win

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 Colombo North Zone 1, comprising some of the best schoolboy cricketers, had no difficulty in overcoming Gampaha Zone 1 by 66 runs in the first-round of the SLC Youth Inter-District Cricket Tournament on Friday.

Hambantota U-19, Monaragala U-19, Puttalam U-19 and Kurunegala Zone 2 also emerged victorious. 

At Surrey ground Maggona (Colombo NZ 1 won by 66 runs)

Colombo NZ 1: 195/8 (30) (Raveen de Silva 49 n.o., Sahil Dias 45, Sadeesh Jayawardane 38, Vinuja Ranpul 34, Poorna Kalhara 4/38, Dinith Kumarasinghe 2/40) 

Gampaha Zone 1: 129 (27.4) (Hasindu Piyumal 74, Dineth Samaraweera 4/32, Raveen de Silva 2/8, Shevon Daniel 2/21)

At MRICS (Hambantota U-19 won by 3 wickets)

Ratnapura U-19: 122 (44) (Reshin Dilhara 39 n.o., Tharindu Gamage 29, Dulaj Samudika 4/22, Aditha Abilasha 3/24) 

Hambantota U-19: 127/7 (40.2) (Dulaj Samudika 28 n.o., Aditha Abilasha 20, Chanuka Dananjaya 2/25, Nishmika Kavishan 2/25, Hansaka Lawrence 2/26)   

In Badulla (Monaragala U-19 won by 5 wickets)

Badulla U-19: 130 (32.3) (Esitha Gimhana 33 n.o., Yamila Kaveesha 24, Bhanuka Insamal 3/23, Teshan Tharaka 3/37, Visitha Kumara 2/20) 

Monaragala U-19: 135/5 (29.1) (Oshan Viranjana 49, Sherantha Ravishan 30 n.o., Tishan Jayashanka 23, Senura Abeysekara 2/25)

In Anuradhapura (Puttalam U-19 won by 123 runs)

Puttalam U-19: 220 (42.4) (Stephan Ruwintha 74, Hasitha Kavinda 30, Thilina Chandeepa 4/41, Dimantha Sankalpa 2/42) 

Anuradhapura U-19: 97 (Pramodya Rasanjana 16, Kaushan Wijerathne 3/7, Shenul Rodrigo 3/10)

At RDICS (Kurunegala Zone 2 won by 110 runs)

Kurunegala Zone 2: 305/9 (50) (Gayana Weerasinghe 55, Matheesha Weerasinghe 53, Jayamin Muthukumarana 52, Rishi Adishtan 46, Jinajith Dulmika 4/33)

Polonnaruwa U-19: 195 (48.4) (Hashan Maduranga 46, Thanuja Lakshan 37, Manusha Heshan 36, Lahiru Bawantha 30, Sakindu Wijerathne  4/26, Gayana Weerasinghe 3/30, Shena Kokila 2/41)

(IR)