Neththaru’s crucial blows secure St. Servatius’ Tier ‘A’ promotion  

Under 19 Division I Tier ‘B’ semi-finals  

Chiran Neththaru picked up four wickets including two crucial wickets in consecutive balls during the dying minutes of the game for St. Servatiu’s Matara to advance to the finals and secure their place in the Tier ‘A’ tournament at the expense of formidable Mahinda, Galle in the Under 19 Division I Tier ‘B’ semi-final at Surrey Village ground on Sunday.

In reply to their 350 for nine wickets declared, Mahinda were 295 for six wickets when Neththaru sprang in to action taking two wickets in successive balls. A century by Pramesh Madhubhashana and valuable knocks by Hareen Achintha, Ranmina Hettiarachchi, Hiruna Gallage and Senuka Dangamuwa had set Mahinda up for an interesting finish. Dangamuwa was unbeaten on 35 runs having struck three sixes and three fours when Neththaru had him stumped. In his next ball, Neththaru had Shehan Hasaranga out for naught.

With the match heading for no decision, that crucial double blow helped St. Servatius’ gain valuable points to edge out Mahinda. According to officials St. Servatius’ were ahead by 0.3 points.

Meanwhile, in the other Division I Tier ‘B’ semi-final on Monday, Maris Stella were strongly placed having reached 239 for three wickets at stumps on day one on the back of a valuable century by Kaveen Fernando in their match against St. Aloysius’, Galle at Surrey Village.


St. Servatius’ secure final spot at Surrey Village ground


St. Servatius’

350 for 9 decl. in 107.2 overs (Mithila Charles 28, Chamarindu Nethsara 30, Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 31, Chiran Neththaru 31, Vishwa Supun 101n.o., Kushan Wijerama 86; Senuka Dangamuwa 4/104, Kaveen Rukshan 2/58) 


295 for 8 in 82 overs (Hareen Achintha 30, Pramesh Madhubhashana 117, Ranmina Hettiarachchi 32, Hiruna Gallage 47, Senuka Dangamuwa 35; Chiran Neththaru 4/54, Thisan Dewmith 3/90) 

Kaveen scores century for Maris Stella at Surrey Village Ground


Maris Stella

239 for 3 in 61 overs (Kaveen Fernando 107, Shean Adithya 57, Ramith Bandara 36n.o.; Oshada Devinda 3/30)

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