Joes ‘B’ in narrow 13-run win

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Royal Colombo (B), Lyceum Nugegoda and St. Joseph’s Colombo (B) advanced to the quarter-finals of the Under-17 Division 2 Inter Schools Cricket tournament on Thursday. In the pre-quarter-finals Lyceum beat St. Aloysius Ratnapura, Royal beat Ananda Maithreya CC Balangoda and St. Joseph’s beat Maliyadeva Model School Kurunegala.

In Wattala (Lyceum won by 8 wickets)

St. Aloysius: 126 (47.3) (Senuwara Samaraweera 38, Akash Nethmanth 20, Abhilash Sasidharma 3/13, Aritha Vinnal 2/13) 

Lyceum: 127/2 (27.5) (Sayuru Botheju 58, Karunyan Ponkowan 53, Akash Nethmanth 2/26)

In Balangoda (Royal won by 144 runs)

Royal: 323/8 (50) (Khalid Rahimdeen 65, Venuja Aluthgamage 63, Meneka Heiyanthuduwa 34, Udantha Gangwatte 30, Dilith Wijethunga 28, Mohomed Althaf 26 n.o., Dimuth Karunarathne 23, Umesh Isuranga 2/53, Jithnuka Amarasiri 2/58, Gihan Amanda 2/71) 

Ananda Maithreya: 179/7 (50) (Wenura Dasanayaka 51*, Githmika Manamendra 34, Ravindu Karunarathna 34, Khalid Rahimdeen 3/16)

At Darley Road (St. Joseph’s won by 13 runs)

St. Joseph’s: 115/9 (42.4) (Kyle Makalanda 30, Nirvana Abeysekara 25, Induwara Rathnayake 2/20) 

Maliyadeva MS: 102 (Nithya Aluthgama 32, Rithika Geeneth 3/22, Demitha Dissanayake 2/8, Kaweesh Jayawardena 2/16)

(IR)