Joes, undisputed champions of U-17 Div. I cricket

It was more or less the expected result. Assisted by skipper Ashain Daniel’s return of 5/14, the unbeaten St. Joseph’s College, Colombo emerged undisputed champions of the Singer Trophy Under-17 Division I Inter-school Cricket Tournament, on Wednesday, 19 September.

By Ishani Upatharitha

St. Joseph’s beat St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa by 77 runs in the Tournament final played at BRC Grounds, Colombo on Wednesday.

Josephian skipper Ashain Daniel took match-winning 5 for 14

They won the toss and elected to bat but were bowled out for 235 in 47.1 overs. Their No.7 bat Lakshan Gamage scored 97 in 66 balls, with five boundaries and seven sixes.

Sheran Fonseka (24), Johanne De Silva (24), Dineth Jayakody (21), Shevan Rasool (13) and Yesith Rupasinghe (13) helped them build a competitive total.

Lakshan Gamage and Sheran Fonseka added 88 runs for the ninth wicket.

Janishka Perera took four for 46. Thadula De Silva took three wickets and Nadeera Fernando took two.

Sebastian reply –

St. Sebastian’s in their reply were bowled out for 158 in 45.1 overs. Dunith Jayatunga scored 68 in 99 balls with nine fours. Openers Jayatunga and Savindu Rodrigo made 66 for first wicket.

Lakshan Gamage struck 97 in 66 balls for Joes

Skipper Ashain Daniel took five wickets for 14 runs and Dunith Wellalage took three for 27.

Brief Scores:

St. Joseph’s 235 in 47.1 overs (Lakshan Gamage 97, Sheran Fonseka 24, Johanne De Silva 24, Dineth Jayakody 21, Shevan Rasool 13, Yesith Rupasinghe 13; Janishka Perera 4/46, Thadula De Silva 3/44, Nadeera Fernando 2/46)

St. Sebastian’s 158 in 45.1 overs (Dunith Jayatunga 68, Janishka Perera 30, Savindu Rodrigo 16, Shaveen Fernando 13; Ashain Daniel 5/14, Dunith Wellalage 3/27).