Outstanding performance by three youngsters

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Three youngsters performed outstandingly in the Under-15 matches on Tuesday.

 Nethula Edirimanna (Ananda Colombo) scored his second ton this season. He scored an unbeaten 101 runs in 167 balls with 9 boundaries and a six against St. Joseph’s Colombo. He, along with Kithma Sithmal who scored 183 runs in 156 balls with 21 boundaries and 8 sixes, were involved in a massive 269 runs stand for the 3rd wicket. Kithma also claimed 6 wickets for 41 runs in St. Joseph’s first inning.

 Manikya Deshapriya of St. Benedict’s Kotahena was the other youngster to shine with both bat and ball. He first scored 72 and then with his right arm off spin claimed 5 wickets for no runs against Siri Piyarathana MV Padukka. St. Benedict’s won by an innings and 94 runs.

At Ananda Mawatha (Ananda won on first inning) 

Ananda: 314/3 (55) (Kithma Sithmal 183, Nethula Edirimanna 101 n.o., Nimthaka Goonewardena 2/40) 

St. Joseph’s: 163 (33.4) (Ameesha Guruge 48, Kithma Sithmal 6/41) and 66/1 (8) (Nimthaka Goonewardena 39 n.o.)

 In Kotahena (St. Benedict’s won by an innings)

St. Benedict’s: 205/5 d (39) (Maheesha Tehan 80 n.o., Manikya Deshapriya 72, Chamaka Daham 3/24) 

Siri Piyarathana: 96 (37.1) (Tharusha Liyanage 61, Geenodh Perera 5/8,) and 15 (13.4) (Manikya Deshapriya 5/0, Geenodh Perera 2/1)

 In Pallekele (St. Sylvester’s won on first inning) 

Kingswood: 109 (32.5) (Nikeshala Nanayakkara 36, Kaveesha Chandimal 5/21) and 100/6 (37) (Hansana Mandiv 36, Chamika Basnayaka 4/42) 

St. Sylvester’s:170/4 d (30.3) (Kaveesha Chandimal 80, Kenula Pihiliyanga 3/45)

 In Panadura (Match drawn) 

Sri Sumangala Panadura: 237 (49.1) (Vidura Basuru 97, Ashen Isara 5/55)

 Tissa Central Kalutara: 197/9 (51) (Malindu Dilshan 81, Lelum Weerasinghe 3/34)

 In Beddagana (Ananda Sastralaya won on first inning)

Lumbini Colombo: 126 (32.3) (Januda Kolambage 35, Nithish Kamalasooriya 6/38) and 84/6 (30) (Januda Kolambage 23, Sandew Indeepa 5/30) 

Ananda Sastralaya: 135 (42.5) Sadew Indeepa Wijesekara 82, Thisum Sasmitha 2/19)

 In Kandana (De Mazenod won on first inning)

Galahitiyawa CC: 124 (46.2) (Rasith Nimsara 61, Rovin Kithmuka 3/46) and 15/5 (9) (Mevan Navosha 2/0, Dinidu Sasmith Hanzes 2/9) 

De Mazenod: 159 (42) (Thisanga Semith 65, Jalina Ayodya 5/25)

(IR)