By M. Shamil Amit
Nipunaka Fonseka shone with a superb knock of 69 as St. Peter’s College recorded a comfortable first innings win against Nalanda College in their Under-19 Inter-Schools Cricket Tournament encounter which concluded at Campbell Place yesterday.
Meanwhile, Richmond College recorded a close first innings win over Zahira College, Colombo in a low-scoring match which ended at Galle yesterday.
At Campbell Place (1st innings win for St. Peter’s)
Nalanda: 166 and 78/6 (Vihanga Vimanga 24 n.o, Trishen Wickramasinghe 3/21, Kanishka Maduwantha 2/24)
St. Peter’s (41/0 overnight): 250/7 declared (Nipunaka Fonseka 69, Rishika Santhush 44, Shannon Fernando 32, Kanishka Maduwantha 23, Lahiru Chethaka 22, Shanshey Gunatilleke 22 n.o, Chamodya Rajapaksa 3/61).
At Galle (1st innings win for Richmond)
Richmond: 114 and 177/4 declared (Vimuk Sandaruwan 67, Chamath Dilsara 22, Tharinda Nirmal 59 n.o, Ishan Ruberu 2/50, Imtiaz Slasa 2/59)
Zahira (78/6 overnight): 92 (Mohamed Mahaji 29, S. Naleen 22, Kalpa Nethsara 4/26, Sugeeth Nimnada 2/12) and 90/5 (Imtiaz Slasa 41, Rishan Chamika 3/20).