S. Thomas’ emerge Singer Cup U-17 Div. II cricket champs

By Ishani Upatharitha

The victorious S. Thomas’ U-17 Div. II cricket team posing with the Singer Trophy on Thursday at the Thurstan Grounds, Colombo

S. Thomas’ College ‘B’ from Mt. Lavinia emerged champions of the Singer Trophy Under-17 Division II Inter Schools Cricket Tournament on Thursday, 4 October. They beat Siri Piyarathana Central College, Padukka by 28 runs in the final, played at Thurstan Grounds, Colombo.

S. Thomas’ won the toss and elected to bat. They made 152 all out in 49.3 overs. Skipper Vineth  Bandaranayake scored 33 and Ranuka Perera made 28. Kavinda Ishwara, Dulaksha Peiris and Dineth Deemantha took two wickets each for Siri Piyarathana.

Siri Piyarathana fell short of 28 runs in their chase, making only 124 runs in 42.4 overs. Kavinda Ishwara scored 50 runs. Thaveesha Ranasinghe took three wickets for 14 runs for the winners. Sheron Liyanage and Dulith Perera took two wickets each.

Brief Scores:

St. Thomas’ College ‘B’, Mt. Lavinia 152 in 49.3 overs (Vineth  Bandaranayake 33, Ranuka Perera 28, Manindu Rabel 16; Kavinda Ishwara 2/28, Dulaksha Peiris 2/30, Dineth Deemantha 2/36)

Siri Piyarathana Central, Padukka 124 in 42.4 overs (Kavinda Ishwara 50, Heshan Fernando 18; Thaveesha Ranasinghe 3/14, Sheron Liyanage 2/19, Dulith Perera 2/30).