Archive for the ‘Under 19 cricket’ Category

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Sri Lanka Under 19 run out for 234 by Pakistan in Hambantota

May 26, 2019

Four of the nine batsmen were run out when Sri Lanka UNDER 19 scored 234 runs for 9 wkts in their fifty-over match vs Pakistan at Hambantota …. and THEN Pakistan tried to outdo them: they managed three run-outs out of ten wkts in making 208 all out!

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Unforgettable Moments for Royal-Thomians

March 6, 2019

Mevan Pieris, in Daily FT,5 March 2019, where the title runs thus: “Moments that make memories of the Battle of the Blues”

Cricket that had germinated among schoolboys of Britain received prominence in the 19th century when leading public schools such as Eton played Harrow as a big match and a few years later in 1837, the only two universities of that time, Oxford and Cambridge played each other for the first time to be labelled as England’s Battle of the Blues. About the same time in Ceylon, an academy sprang up on top of San Sebastian Hill and a few years later in 1851, Bishop James Chapman, an Etonian cricketer himself, started S. Thomas’ College (STC) on top of Mutwal Hill.

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The Royal-Thomian in 1919

March 4, 2019

Rohan Sahabandu

This is a story as told to me by my father, the Royal captain of 1919. He played for Royal from 1916-1919. Let me take you to the Royal-Thomian cricket match played 100 years ago at the SSC ground on March 21, when, believe it or not, Royal trounced the Thomian’s in ONE DAY! The memorable day was March 21, 1919.

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Thrilling Last Over Victory snatched by SL Under 19 Team

January 13, 2019

 Karuppiah Ramakrishnan in Sunday Observer, 13 January 2019

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2019/01/13/sports/sri-lanka-u-19-snatch-victory

A brilliant all-round show helped Sri Lanka Under-19 thrash Australia Under-19 by three wickets in their youth Test match at the SSC ground yesterday. The Sri Lankans reached the required target of 112 runs in the last over of the day with just two balls to spare. Rohan Sanjaya and Sandun Mendis played major roles in the second innings to wreck the Australian line up by taking four wickets each. The visitors were bowled out for 151 runs in the second innings with Jarrod Freeman making 52.

Australia under-19 batsman Ian Carlisle is bowled by Sandun Mendis (not in picture) Pictures by Saman Mendis

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Sri Lanka’s Adventurous Cricket downs Australia U19 in Test Match

January 13, 2019

A bold declaration and aggressive cricket seems to have enabled SL Under 19 to upstage Australia in theri single Test Match at the SSC grounds: Editor, Cricketique

ONE = News Item in ISLAND, 13 January 2019

Tissa Central, Kalutara spinner Rohan Sanjaya and Richmond’s Sandun Mendis took four wickets each to restrict Australia Under-19s to 151 runs in the second innings as Sri Lanka Under-19s pulled off three wickets victory in the three-day Youth match at the SSC grounds on Saturday. Commencing from the overnight score of 287 for seven wickets in the morning the hosts declared their innings after three overs with a lead of 40.In their second essay the visitors batted for 66 overs but could muster only 151 as Sanjaya and Mendis bowled the bulk of overs. The duo bowled almost 50 overs and provided the key for victory.

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Expanding Reach of Cricket in Sri Lanka?

January 8, 2019

Using the Sri Lankan Under 9 Team that played the last ODI match vs Australia Under 19 at the P Sara stadium on 7th January 2019 as a preliminary yardstick,  it seems that the pool of leading cricketers in Sri Lanka continue to be drawn from the southwestern quadrant. The schools from where THREE of the Eleven come are not indicated; but that probably indicates that they are not from Colombo. Only three of the other eight are from Colombo.

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Australia Under 19 win Two of the Three ODI’s in Sri Lanka

January 8, 2019

AUSTRALIA UNDER-19s IN SRI LANKA YOUTH ODI SERIES

Sri Lanka Under-19s 256/8 (50 ov)
Australia Under-19s 192 (46.3/50 ov)
Sri Lanka Under-19s won by 64 runs
Australia Under-19s 304/5 (50 ov)
Sri Lanka Under-19s 297/9 (50 ov)
Australia Under-19s won by 7 runs
Sri Lanka Under-19s 262/6 (50 ov)
Australia Under-19s 263/3 (47.5/50 ov)
Australia Under-19s won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

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