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India Squeezes Lanka in Under 19 Final of Asia Cup

December 24, 2016

Report in ESPNcrcifo

Half-centuries from opener Himanshu Rana and No. 3 Shubman Gill provided India Under-19s with a total of 273, which they were able to defend successfully thanks a middle-overs squeeze by their spinners Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Chahar. In the end, hosts Sri Lanka were beaten by 34 runs. At one point though, that result had seemed unlikely. With the momentum of picking up six wickets in the last 11 overs fuelling them, Sri Lanka went after the target with great vigour. Captain Kamindu Mendis and R Kelly struck fifties each to take the score to 158 for 2 in the 31st over. That brought the equation down to 116 off 118 balls with eight wickets in hand. 


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An Unique Event: The Royal College Tour of Australia in 1936

August 20, 2016

Senaka Weeraratna

The Royal College First Eleven Cricket Team tour of Australia under the captaincy of Ryle de Soysa in 1936 has a unique place in world cricket History. It was the first cricket team from an Asian country to visit Australia (at whatever the level of cricket). I wrote this article based on research gleaned mainly from the memoirs of Lucien de Zoysa entitled ‘ My First Love’. It was written over 22 years ago (in 1993) and published in the Sunday Observer (May 2, 1993) on the day which had as its main item of news the assassination of President R. Premadasa (on May 01, 1993, while walking in a May Day procession). The Editor of the ‘Sunday Observer’ then was the well-known Journalist H.L.D. Mahindapala.

aa=royal 1936 team Royal College Team that went to Australia in 1936 Standing (from left): L.E. De Zoysa, P.C.D. McCarthy, S. Pathmanathan, W.B.V. Thiedeman, D. Vellenheven, E.F.E. De Kretser, J.W. Subasinghe, D.R.R. Porritt. Seated (from left): F.H. de Saram, L.H.W. Sampson (then Principal), G.R.J. De Soysa (Captain), L.V. Gooneratne (late Master-in-Charge), M. Sivanathan. On ground: A.I. Macan Markar (left) and R.L. De Kretser

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Victorious Under 19 Team Feted and Rewarded

August 19, 2016

Sajeeva Jayakody, in The Daily News, 19 August 2016: “SLC rewards victorious U19 cricketers with Rs. One million: Juniors knocking on door of national team – Jayasuriya

Sri Lanka Under-19 cricketers are knocking on the door of the national side, Sri Lanka’s chairman of selectors and former Test captain Sanath Jayasuriya said at a press briefing held at Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters soon after the victorious Sri Lanka Under 19 team arrived from England following a successful tour.



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Performances from the Several seal Third Win for Sri Lanka’s Under 19 in UK

August 17, 2016

Courtesy of ESPNcricinfo … with Avishka Fernando notching another fast century…..

AVISHKA Avishka ….Getty ImagesCANTERBURY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 16: Thilan Prashan of Sri Lanka U19 bowls during the Royal London One-Day Series match between England U19 v Sri Lanka U19 on August 16, 2016 in Canterbury, England. (Photo by Sarah Ansell/Getty Images).

Sri Lanka Under-19s tour of England, 3rd Youth ODI: England Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s at Canterbury, Aug 16, 2016
Sri Lanka Under-19s won by 24 runs
16 August 2016 – day/night match (50-over match)

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An English Assessment of Sri Lanka Under 19 Team’s Second Victory

August 14, 2016

ECB Reporters Network, with the title “Fernando, Ashan lead SL to series-clinching victory,” …

Sri Lanka held their nerve to claim the Royal London Under-19 one-day series with one match to spare after a tense finish in Chelmsford. The tourists, 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, run out by a direct hit from Somerset’s offspinner Dom Bess who was again the pick of England’s bowlers, breathed fresh life into the contest.


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Sri Lanka Under 19 in Nail-biting Triumph of Some Magnitude

August 13, 2016

Too many wides and too many run-outs … but the lads do well to chase down 315 in foreign conditions,with bowler CBRLS Kumara (trinity) and batsmen Avishka Fernando of St. Sebastian’s and Shammu Ashan (Ananda) providing the stand-out contributions;

Avishka Fernando Avishka in a previous match

Sri Lanka Under-19s tour of England, 2nd Youth ODI: England Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s at Chelmsford, Aug 13, 2016

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Asalanka leads from the front as SL Under 19 beat England Comfortably in ODI One

August 10, 2016
Sri Lanka Under-19s tour of England, 1st Youth ODI: England Under-19s v Sri Lanka Under-19s at Wormsley, Aug 10, 2016
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Sri Lanka Under-19s 257/7 (50 ov)
England Under-19s 149 (40.3 ov)
Sri Lanka Under-19s won by 108 runs
10 August 2016 (50-over match)
  NIRMALKehelkahaduwa Vithanage Navindu Nirmal …. 

Born June 18, 1998, Galle

Current age 18 years 53 days

Major teams Galle Cricket Club

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 6 in

Education St. Aloysius’ College, Galle

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