We are delighted to announce that the Trinity 1XI Cricket team emerged Champions of the U19 Inter-Schools Limited Overs Tournament 2022/23 Division 1 – Tier A – winning the title after 10 years.
Trinity played against Richmond College Galle at the final encounter held today (2 November) at the at Thurston College Stadium, Colombo.
Trinity decided to bowl first after winning the toss. The Richmond College team who batted first, managed to score 123 runs in 40 overs and 1 ball. They faced a greater challenge from the Trinity bowlers where only two batsmen were able to cross the 20-run mark. From Trinity, Master Theeraka Ranatunga bowled successfully and managed to take 3 wickets and Jayavi Liyangama took 2 wickets.
Trinitians entered the field chasing a winning target of 124 runs and managed to score 46 runs for the first wicket. Master Rahal Amarasinghe, as the opening batsman managed to score 36 runs. At the end of 24 overs, the Trinity College team scored 109 runs for the loss of 4 wickets and the match was stopped due to bad light conditions. Master Theeraka Ranatunga, who remained unbeaten at that time, was able to score 21 runs. Malsha Tharupathy managed to take 3 wickets while bowling.
As the match was not fit for resumption due to weather, the decision was given according to the Duckworth and Lewis theory, and Trinity won by 41 runs.
We congratulate the Trinity 1st XI Cricket team headed by Master Rahal Amarasinghe for a well-played game and the coach Mr. Naveen Ekanayake (head coach), Mr. Lakshitha Alahakone (asst. coach), Mr. Lasantha Herath (physio), Mr. Bandula Pushpakumara (trainer) and Master-in-Charge Mr. Bryan Senaratne for their continuous support and guidance. A special note of thanks to our Prefect of Games, Mr. Uththiya Wijesinhe and the Trinity College Cricket Foundation.
Richmond College Galle 123 (40.1)
Sharon Abhishek 31, Janeth Kaushal 28, Theeraka Ranatunga 3/24, Jayavi Liyangama 2/10
Kandy Trinity College 109/4 (24)
Rahal Amarasinghe 36, Theeraka Ranatunga 21*, Malsha Tharupathy 3/28