Maris Stella, Sri Sumangala advance to semi-final
Maris Stella College Thimbirigaskatuwa and Sri Sumangala MV Kelaniya advanced to the semi final of the Under-19 Inter Schools Division Three Tier ‘B’ Cricket tournament conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Cricket Association (SLSCA) with sponsorship of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).
In the quarter-final, Maris Stella beat Wickramabahu National School Gampola by 3 wickets at Wickramashila National School ground on Monday, while Sri Sumangala beat Ananda National School Puttalam by 4 wickets at the same venue on Tuesday.
In Giriulla (Sri Sumangala won by 4 wickets)
Ananda NS Puttalam: 128 (36.4) (D.M.M.N. Nethsara 27, Tharindu Sanjeewa 27, Chalana Avishka 5/28, Tharusha Denuwan 2/11, Nuwan Nandika 2/12)
Sri Sumangala: 134/6 (36.1) (Thasika Shenel 61 n.o., Tharusha Deshan 26, Tharindu Sanjeewa 2/20)
In Giriulla (Maris Stella won by 3 wickets)
Wickramabahu NS Gampola: 81 (37.3) (Nimnada Soysa 15, Mithila Herath 14, Savindu Perera 4/15, Eshan Fernando 3/13)
Maris Stella: 82/7 (15.5) (Savindu Perera 17, Kasun Rodrigo 17, Senuka Dinwara 15, Geeth Samaranayaka 4/18, Yohan Ranameramulla 3/33)
Hindu College Matale beat Sri Sumangala College Hikkaduwa, St. Michael’s College Batticaloa beat Chettikulam MMV, D.S. Senanayake National School Ampara beat Theraputta National School Ambalantota and Pannala National School beat Ananda National School Puttalam to advance to the quarter-finals.
In the first quarter-final on 2 December Hindu College will meet St. Michael’s at Royal College ground Polonnaruwa, and in the second quarter-final on 3 December D.S. Senanayake N.S. will meet Pannala NS at the same venue.