Nalanda–Royal ends in tame draw

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Sri Lanka youth cap Raveen de Silva shone for Nalanda Colombo in their drawn under-19 traditional fixture against Royal Colombo at Campbell Place on Saturday.

 Nalanda were shot out for 92 in their first innings with Sadisha Rajapaksha claiming 6/34. Rusiru Vilochana (44*) and Vinuja Ranpul (24) were the only batters to make a decent score.

 Royal were bowled out for 162. Uvindu Weerasekara top scored with 86 and Ramiru Perera a valuable 27. Raveen de Silva had figures of 5/64.

 Nalanda declared their second innings at 185/9. Raveen de Silva (59) and Kushmitha Silva (50) scored half centuries, while Gihan Balasooriya claimed 5/62.

Royal were 52/3 at close of play with Dasis Manchanayake on 24*.

Sebastians vs S. Thomas

The traditional fixture between St. Sebastian’s Moratuwa and S. Thomas’ Mt. Lavinia also ended in a draw, with St. Sebastian’s taking major honours.

 St. Sebastian’s batters Savindu Rodrigo (56) and Yasahan Avishka (68*) scored half tons.

 At Campbell Place (Match drawn)

Nalanda: 92 (40) (Rusiru Vilochana 44 n.o., Vinuja Ranpul 24, Sadisha Rajapaksha 6/34, Ramiru Perera 2/2) and 185/9 (60) (Raveen de Silva 59, Kushmitha Silva 50, Gishan Balasooriya 5/62, Ramiru Perera 2/40)

Royal: 162 (50.5) (Uvindu Weerasekara 86, Ramiru Perera 27, Raveen de Silva 5/64, Minod Caldera 2/18, Vinuja Ranpul 2/22) and 52/3 (13.5) (Dasis Manchanayake 24 n.o., Dineth Samaraweera 2/8)

 In Mt. Lavinia (Match drawn)

St. Sebastian’s: 219/7d (76) (Savindu Rodrigo 56, Shenith Fernando 42, Sanesh Fernando 29, G. Caniston 2/41) and 125/2 (27) (Yasahan Avishka 68 n.o., Ryan Dissanayake 29)

S. Thomas’: 164 (81.2) (Ryan Fernando 40, Senesh Hettiarachchi 40, Charuka Peiris 35, Yashan Ravishka 3/36, Sandesh Fernando 3/53, Virosh Wijesinghe 2/24)