Sri Lanka U19s whitewash England U19s

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Avishka Fernando hit his second century in consecutive matches as Sri Lanka’s Under-19s completed a 3-0 whitewash in the Royal London One-Day Series with a 24–run win in Canterbury. Fernando’s 134-ball 138 had 15 fours and 4 sixes while fellow opener Jayalath managed a solid 67 from 94 balls. Fast-bowler Ben Green captured 3 wickets while George Panayi and Ben Twohig picked up two wickets apiece. In reply, England managed only to score 276 for 9 in their quota of 50 overs as the disciplined Sri Lankan U19s bowling attack defended their score of 300. Leg-spinner, Wanidu Hasaranga bagged 3 wickets for the visitors while left-arm spinner Damitha Silva and fast-bowler Lahiru Kumara picked two wickets each. Brief Scores: Sri… Read More →

Fernando, Ashan lead SL to series-clinching victory

The Winning team after the match

Sri Lanka U-19s 318 for 9 (Fernando 117, Ashan 77*) beat England U-19s 315 for 8 (Hankins 98, Bartlett 85, Moores 70, Kumara 4-56) by one wicket.  Sri Lanka held their nerve and made history to claim the Royal London Under-19 one-day series with one match to spare after a tense finish in Chelmsford. The Sri Lankans, who had won the first match of the series comfortably in Wormsley last Wednesday, seemed to be cruising again at 229 for three in the 36th over, after England had posted 315 for 8. But the dismissal of their opener Avishka Fernando for an excellent 117, breathed fresh life into the contest and leaving Sri Lanka nine wickets down and still needing two to win at… Read More →

Charith Asalanka leads Sri Lanka U-19 to easy victory

SL U19 team after the 1 ODI win

Sri Lanka U-19 257 for 7 (Asalanka 70, Ashan 60*) beat England U-19 149 (Holden 40, Silva 3-28) by 108 runs  England’s Under-19s received another blow from Sri Lanka youth as they were beaten by 108 runs in the first match of the Royal London One-Day Series at Wormsley. England were dismissed for 149 after restricting the tourists to 257 for 7, losing their last eight wickets for 53 – seven of them shared by Sri Lanka’s three spinners. Sri Lanka’s captain Charith Asalanka picked up where he had left off in Northampton, striking 70 from 96 balls with eight fours. England suffered two early setbacks in their reply when George Hankins and George Bartlett, were undone by seamer Thilan Prasan. But the loss of… Read More →

U 19: Sri Lanka’s youth fires England to home defeat

Lahiru Kumara

Sri Lanka Cricket youth made England Under-19s suffer their first home defeat in six years in a four-day match as an outstanding bowling performance by Lahiru Kumara fired Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory in Northampton and clinch the series 1-0. Lahiru Kumara claimed four more wickets as England were bowled out for 192 in their second innings. Lahiru finished with match figures of 11 for 134, and left Sri Lanka needing only 94 for victory. Sri Lanka youth knocked them off for the loss of three wickets, meaning they win the two-match series 1-0 after England enjoyed the better of a rain-affected draw in Cambridge last week. England’s last home four-day defeat had also come against Sri Lanka in… Read More →

Sri Lanka Youth depart to UK

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Sri Lanka Youth Under 19 leaves for UK on a high after winning the inaugural Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. President SLC advises the junior players on the country’s expectations, urges them to not forget their duty to their parents, their schools and the Nation. Sri Lanka’s youth Under 19 team departed for their tour of UK in the early hours of the morning, a few days after the victorious culmination of the inaugural Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy bilateral tournament between Sri Lana and South Africa. The Team was addressed by the President SLC, Hon. Thilanga Sumathipala, who advised them on the expectations that the nation has in them, urging them to develop a disciplined and professional approach in their game…. Read More →

Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy final LIVE

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Sri Lanka Vs. South Africa Youth tournament triumphants to carry away the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy.LIVE Coverage on Chanel EYE and SLBC. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce that the Final Youth One Day game between Sri Lanka and South Africa to be played at the SSC tomorrow (13) will be telecast LIVE on Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporations Channel Eye. Furthermore, there will be ball-by-ball coverage of the match on SLBC. The bilateral tournament, which has been named in honour of the late Hon. Gamini Dissanayaka, is played between the two youth teams, carrying forward the vision and legacy of the great leader and proponent of youth focus in the development of cricket.

Sri Lanka name Under 19 squads against South Africa

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Sri Lanka Under 19 3 Day Team for the Sri Lanka vs. South Africa Bilateral series 2016 for the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. Sri Lanka Cricket is pleased to announce the following team for the above tournament. 1. Avishka Fernando – Captain 2. Vishva Chathuranga 3. Shammu Ashan 4. Vishad Randhika 5. Pathum Nissanka 6. Navindu Nirmal 7. Sanjula Abeywickreme 8. Ashen Bandara 9. Wanitha Wanninayaka 10. Thisaru Rashmika 11. Thilan Prasan 12. Thilanga Udeshana 13. Damitha Silva 14. Hasitha Boyagoda 15. P. Jayawickrama   Sri Lanka Under 19 ODI Team for the Sri Lanka vs. South Africa Bilateral series 2016 for the Gamini Dissanayaka Challenge Trophy. 1. Avishka Fernando – Captain 2. Shanogeeth Shanmuganathan 3. Shammu Ashan 4. Vishad… Read More →

North Western crowned SLC Super Under 19 Provincial Champions

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North Western Province won the SLC Super 19 Provincial Tournament 2016 beating Southern Province on first-inning in the three-day final which concluded on Friday at R. Premadasa International Stadium. AWARD WINNERS Best Batsman Navindu Nirmal of Southern Best Bowler Hareen Buddila of Southern Man of the series Damitha Silva of NWP Man of the final Pubudu Ganegama of NWP   Brief scores of the final Southern Province U19 – 247 in 80 overs (Ashen Bandara 74, Navindu Nirmal 56, PS Ganegama 3/45) & 214-9 dec. in 74 overs (Ashen Bandara 67, Navindu Nirmal 48, Hareen Buddila 38, Damitha Silva 4/73, RK Ranasinghe 4/38) North Western Province U19 – 342 on 111.4 overs (PS Ganegama 106, Damitha Silva 64, WS Wanninayake 45, Dilum… Read More →

Super U19 Provincial Finals – Match Summary

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Southern Province U19 Batting Batting Status R B 4s 6s SR Navidu Nirmal c Keshan Wanniarachchi b Damitha Silva 56 168 3 0 33.33 Dhananjaya Lakshan lbw b R K Ranasinghe 8 22 1 0 36.36 Kavindu Ediriweera c Kamesh Nirmal b P M Dharmadasa 7 36 1 0 19.44 Kavish Kumara lbw b W S Wanninayake 20 21 3 0 95.24 Ashen Bandara c Kamesh Nirmal b W S Wanninayake 74 102 9 2 72.55 Kasun Maduranga run out 1 3 0 0 33.33 R P Chathura Milan lbw b Damitha Silva 1 3 0 0 33.33 Prashan Kumara c Heshan Dhanushka b P S Ganegama 22 59 1 0 37.29 Nipun Ranshitha not out 26 22 3 1… Read More →