Richmond beat Trinity in a thriller to clinch U17 Div 1 title

Last update on 2nd Sep 2014

Stunning fielding and exceptional bowling helped Richmond College, Galle to defend 170 and win the under 17 division 1 championship beating Trinity College, Kandy by 16 runs in a thrilling final worked out at R.Premadasa Stadium on Sunday.

Richmond skipper Charith Asalanka won the toss, elected to bat first without any hesitation. Skipper Asalanka and his opening partner Dhananjaya laid a solid foundation as they scored 26 before both of them were dismissed within 10 balls. Richmond found run scoring difficult as the Trinity College spin attack which comprises 3 left-arm spinners bowled superbly to give away nothing in the middle overs and they captured the occasional wicket to maintain their control of the game. 

Number 4 batsman Hasuru Chamikara and Avindu Theekshana made the best partnership for the boys from south as they scored 46 runs for the 5th wicket. Hasuru top scored with a well-compiled knock of 32 runs which came in 69 deliveries while Avindu contributed with 28 runs. Off-spinner Hasitha Boyagoda and left-arm spinner Tashila Dodanwala wrecked through the Richmond lower order as they crumbled to 170 runs in the 48th over. Dodanwala gave away only 29 runs in his spell of 8.3 overs to take 4 wickets while Boyagoda bowled his 10 overs economically to take 3 wickets.

The target was set for the Trinitians and chasing in a school cricket final is never easy but the hill-capital boys started positively in their chase of a paltry target 171 runs to win. Left-handed opening batsman S Shanogeeth showcased an array of cover drives and cuts as he made an elegant 57 runs and he was involved in an interesting 54-run partnership with his skipper Shavindu Amarasinghe who made 15 runs. 

Off-spinner Kamindu Mendis dismissed both the set batsmen and triggered a major collapse in the Trinity batting lineup as wickets fell at regular intervals. After being 113 for 4 at one stage, the Trinitians were bundled out for 154 in the 49th over with 3 middle-order batsman being run-out due to miscommunication and superb fielding by the Richmond players. Wanindu Hasaranga was the top wicket-taker for the winners as he grabbed 3 scalps for 19 runs while Charith Asalanka and Isiwara Chamindu captured a wicket each.

Chief Scores:

Richmond - 170 all out in 47.3 overs: Hasaru Chamikara 32, Avindu Theekshana 28,Hasitha Boyagoda 3/22, Tashila Dodanwala 4/29.

Trinity - 154 all out in 48.2 overs:  S Shanogeeth 57, Shavindu Amarasinghe 15, Wanindu Hasaranga 3/19, Kamindu Mendis 2/33.

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Buwaneka, Sachin win Australian Junior International

Last update 5th May 2013  

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Unseeded Buwaneka Goonathileka of Rchmond College, Galle and Sachin Dias of St. Sebestian College, Moratuwa won the under-19 doubles finals and claimed the GOLD medal rewritting history books at the 2013 Australian Junior International Badminton Tournament in Ballarat. The Sri Lankan pair powered their way to the men’s doubles final after defeating Australia’s Daniel Guda and Toby Wong in straight sets in their semi-final match on 04th May.

Meanwhile, Sasmitha Dayarathne of Vishaka College, Colombo, Kavindi De Silva of Southlands College, Galle, Kabodh Halambage of St. Peters College, Colombo and A. Mahesh of Nalanda College Colombo won Under 19 mens and womens doubles bronze medals.

96 Players from Mexico, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand, Nauru and Australia also competed in the event held at the Ken Kay Badminton Stadium.

Tournament was held from 03rd May to 05 May 2013 and 8 mens and 6 womens players represented Sri Lanka Junior Badminton team. Team returned to Sri Lanka on 8th May.

A convincing 8 wicket win for Richmond College

Last update 01st March 2013  

Richmond vs Mahinda  limited over one day cricket match was played today at Galle International Cricket Stadium. Mahinda Captain won the toss & elected to bat first & were bowled out for 104 in just 41.5 overs. Mahinda were 4 for 18  & Indeera Gallage ( 14) Dulash Udayanga (19) made partnership with Binuka Waduge who came at the fall of 7th wicket made 24 to bring Mahinda to a respectable total .Saveen Nanayakkara took 3 for 16 with A.K Tyron 3 for 16. 

Richmond were cruising with openers Sithara Gimhan & Kelum Nanayakkara who made an opening partnership of 30 in 5 overs when Sithara was trapped leg before wicket by Thamith Kalhara for 10. The youngster Charith Asalanka scored a brilliant 33 ball 50 with 8 fours & one six. Kelum Nanayakkara was 30 not out & Richmond College scored the winning runs in just 16.5 overs with 8 wickets in hand.

Charith Asalanka was adjudged Best Batsman & Man of the Match while A.K Tyron was the best bowler with Sithara Gimhan being the best fielder

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Richmond - Mahinda 108th Lovers' Quarrel Update

Last update 23th March 2013

Richmond - Mahinda 108th Annual Cricket encounter was played at the Galle International Cricket grounds on 22nd and 23rd March 2013 and the match was ended as draw Richmond team was given an impossible target of 114 runs to chase down in 9 overs. Richmond batters gave a real fighting effort by scoring 85 for 1 wicket at the end of the given 9 overs.

Match summery

Mahinda - 198 All Out in 73 overs
Eranga Sageeth 50

Richmond 176 for 7 declared 
Hasitha Madushan 50

Mahinda 2nd Innings 91 all out
A.K Tyrone 6 for 21

Target 114 in 9 Overs.

Richmond 2nd Innings 85 for 1 in 9 overs

Richmond lads clinch U-13 division one title

Last update 13th February 2013  

Richmond College U-13 team beat St. Anthony's Wattala by 8 wickets to clinch the Under-13, division I title for the second cosecutive year, in the final played at the Thurstan College's ground, Colombo on Tuesday 12th February.

Ravishka Wijesiri played a sheet anchor role to guide his team to victory with a painstaking 43, sending only three to the fence, out of the 109 balls he faced. Ravishka was ably supported by number four batsman, Kasun Tharuka, with an unbeaten 26, with five hits to the boundary. Kavindu Ediriweera of Richmond College was adjudged as best bowler while Sawan Prabash was selected as the best batsman.

St. Anthony's College – 136 all out in 44.4 overs

(Sawan Prabash 41, Shalith Fernando 31, Sanil Vidusha 20, Kavinda Ediriweera 3 for 23, Kalidu Adithya 3 for 27, Kosala Hiran 2 for 37)

Richmond College – 137/ 2 in 38.2 overs

(Ravishka Wijesiri 43 n.o, Kasun Tharaka 26 n.o, Thaveesha Abhishek 18)

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Richmond on cloud nine

Last update 01st February 2013  

Richmond continued their winning spree when they coasted to their ninth outright win of the season with a convincing nine wicket win over Dharmaraja in the Under 19 match concluded at Galle yesterday. This was Richmond’s second successive win within a space of five days having defeated Revatha MMV last Saturday by eight wickets.

Richmond had laid the foundation for their win when play ended on day one having bowled out the Rajans for a low score of 89 and then going on to make a 155.

The second day’s play was going to be a daunting task for Dharmaraja who ended with 22 for 1 on day one to brush aside the challenge of the in form Richmondites.

But as expected the Rajans failed to come to terms with the Richmond bowling as they were made to struggle for their runs. Richmond left arm spinner Thisara Bhanuka was in terrific form as he ran through the Rajan batting.

Thisara had the Rajans in tatters with the score on 100 for 9 just before the lunch break, and with Richmond close on the heels of securing the game, the Rajans did not last long after the lunch break. They were able to add only a further 20 odd runs in the post lunch session, being bowled out for 123. The Rajans wrecker Thisara Bhanuka ended with impressive figures of 6 for 35 while all-rounder A.K. Tyrone grabbed three scalps. Richmond left with a run chase of just 58 runs needed only 11.4 overs to reach the target to secure their ninth outright win.

Dharmaraja 89 (Deneth Lanka 21, Nuwan Karunaratne 18: Saveen Nanayakkara 4 for 18, Prabath Nishantha 4 for 24, Chamod Piyumal 2 for 16) and (22/1 overnight) 123 (Kavin Thimud 42; Thisara Bhanuka 6 for 35, A.K. Tyrone 3 for 41)

Richmond 155 (Charith Asalanka 34, Kelum Nanayakkara 33, W. Hasaranga 21; Deneth Lanka 4 for 46, Aravinda Withanaachi 3 for 25) and 60 for 1 (Sithara Gimhana 42).

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