School Cricket at a glance

Suraweera 4th ton as Ananda win by innings; Jayasinghe (161), Sandaruwan (13 wkts) star in St. Anthonian win.

By Srian Obeyesekere

Sahan Suraweera cracked his fourth century of the school cricket season to propel Ananda College, Colombo to an innings and 104-runwin over Trinity College, Kandy at Pallekelle during the week-end. It was Asela Sigera who starred with the ball with a match haul of 9 for 63 including 6 for 39 in the second innings to rout Trinity. Suraweera struck 121 in an Ananda total of 336 for 6 declared before Sigera did the damage with the ball with Trinity being shot out for 102 and 127.

Meanwhile, St. Anthony’s College, Katugastota, DS Senanayake College, Colombo and Sri Rahula, Katugastota were the other schools to round off the week on a winning note. St. Anthony’s beat Carey College, Colombo by an innings and 256 runs while DSS beat Zahira College, Colombo by 4 wickets. For the Antonians opener Sunera Jayasinghe cracked 161 off 182 balls inclusive of 24 boundaries while Sandaruwan Dharmaratne had a match haul of 13 wickets with 6 and 7 respectively wickets and to rout Carey for 58 and 56.

Some of the week-end highlights:

CHIEF SCORES:

Ananda beat Trinity at Pallekelle by an innings and 104 runs.

Ananda 336/6 decl. in 60 overs. (Sahan Suraweera 121, Kavishka Anjula 78, Dushan Hettige 44, Trevor Percivel 4/83). Trinity 102 all out. (S. Shanmuganathan 26, Chamika Gunasekeera 3/10, Asela Sigera 3/24); and 127 all out. (Chanuka Bandara 29, Asela Sigeera 6/39).

St. Anthony’s Katugastota beat Carey by an innings and 236 runs at Katugastota.

St. Anthony’s 350/6 decl. in 59 overs. (Sunera Jayasinghe 161, Mohammed Abser 51, Janidu Himsara 50, Mark Wickramasinghe 3/74). Carey 58 all out (33 overs). (Sandaruwan Dharmaratne 6/14, Gihan Ebert 2/6); and 56 all out. (Mark Wickramasinghe 21, Sandaruwan Dharmaratne 7/21).

Nalanda vs. Dharmaraja match drawn at Lake View.

Nalanda 1st innings 387/9 decl. (74.4 overs) (Kasun Sandaruwan 127, Laksitha Rananjana 88, Kalana Kaththriarachchi 52, GWeslehan Vitharana 4/117, C. Aludeniya 2/43). Dharmaraja 1st innings 225. (Nivantha Herath 59, Bhavantha Udanagamuwa 41, Asela Kulatunga 4/48, Malinda Amarasinghe 2/32); and 169/8. (Kasun Gunawardene 39, D. Wijekoon 33, Umeksha Dilshan 5/49).

Wesley vs. Isipathana match drawn at Colts grounds.

Wesley 1st innings 202 (Movin Subasinghe 97, L. Vinath 3/30, Lahiru Dilshan 3/49, N. Wanniarachchi 2/27); and 207 (M. Subasinghe 62, J. Ameen 49, Kalana Perera 3/44, Lahira Dilshan 3/60). Isipathana 1st innings 210/7 decl. (Ayana Siriwardena 77, Heshan Fernando 43, M. Subasinghe 2/30).

DS Senanayake beat Zahira by 4 wickets at Bloomfield grounds.

Zahira 1st innings 127. (Sajith Sameera 24, Dilshan Rameez 23, Thathsara Bandara 3/15, G. Daniel 2/15, V. Gunasekera 2/19; and 114 (Mohammed Sahadulla 29, Vihan Gunasekera 7/30). DSS 1st innings 125 (Gihan Gunasekera 30, Sheshad Ameen 38, Sajith Sameera 4/35, Mohammed Mahdhi 4/33); and 116/4 (Vihan Gunasekra 40 n.o. Sheshad Ameen 27 n.o., Mohammed Hasni 2/24).