17th September 2000
Isipatana took first innings points over St. Joseph's as their Lemonade Trophy inter- school cricket match ended in a draw at Darley Road yesterday.
Dilshan Preumal and Surein Perera were invloved in a stand of 178 runs for the first wicket in St.Joseph's second innings. Perumal was unfortunate to miss his century by three runs.
St.Joseph's - 221 and 228 for 6 at close(Dilshan Perumal 97, Surein Perera 74, Dishan Bastianpillai 22)
Isipatana - (83 for 3 overnight) 230 for 5 dec(M.Priyankara 107, R.de.Silva 71)
By Jatila Karawita
Set a challenging victory target of 189 runs in 49 overs by St.Thomas, Richmond having been well placed at 93 for 2 at one stage, made a hash of a perfect platform to force a win as they closed at 136 for 8 wickets, when bad light forced their Inter School cricket encounter to end in a draw at Mount Lavinia yesterday.
Richmondite second wicket pair of M. Fizar with a superb knock of 65, and Champika Gunawardene with 24, added 69 runs in even time to take their team total to 93.
But once Fizar fell to the wiles of Thomian leg spinner Jeewan Mendis, who bowled a wonderful spell, the rest crumbled like nine pins in an undue haste to go for quick runs, before fading light came to their rescue with some five overs yet to be bowled.
Fizar's fine innings comprised of 11 fours, and came off 65 deliveries.
STC - 172/8 wkts dec, & 141/6 wkts dec. (Arjuna Rajawasam 40, Heshan Peiris 25, Jeewan Mendis 19, Meshad Peiris 28, Chathura Aravinda 2/15)
Richmond - 68/5 wkts cont. 125 all out. (Omesh Wijesiri-wardene 33, W Ravindra 20, M Fizer 13, C Gunawardene 11, Rajive Gunaw-ardene 3/25, Dilusha Nanayakkara 3/36) & 136/8 wkts at close. (M. Fizer 65, Champika Gunawardene 24, Omesh Wijesiriwardene 17, Suranga Kapuge 13, Jeewan Mendis 5/42)
Under 23 cricket
By Marlon Fernandopulle
Tamil Union's pace-spin combination of Muditha Maduwantha and Charinda Fernando bowled out NCC for 159 in a crucial Under 23 Division One game at the P. Sara Stadium yesterday.
Batting first NCC started off disastrously to be 3 for 2 before Johanes Jayasuriya (15) and Kumar Sangakkara (48) steadied the innings with a 48 run stand for the third wicket. But with the partnership broken, NCC slumped to 82 for 8 at which stage Akalanka Ganegama (32) and Dilshan Rupasinghe (35) hit out lustily in a 55 run stand for the ninth wicket to help NCC reach 159.
Medium pacer Muditha Maduwantha picked up 3 for 54 and right arm off spinner Charinda Fernando grabbed 5 for 43 for Tamil Union.
NCC-159 all out (Johanes Jayasuriya 15, Kumar Sangakkara 48, Akalanka Ganegama 32, Dilshan Rupasinghe 35; Muditha Maduwantha 3/54 Charinda Fernando 5/43)
Tamil Union-17 for 1 at close.
Opener Ian Daniels carved his maiden century as SSC hit up a commanding 268 in their Under 23 clash against Sebastianites at Maitland Place yesterday.
Daniels cracked nine boundaries and a six in his 201 ball knock that formed the backbone to SSC's impressive first innings total. He was well supported by Upeka Fernando who stroked a fluent 60.Daniels and Fern-ando added 135 runs for the third wicket as the Sebastianite bowlers toiled all day on a placid track. Medium pacer Dinusha Fernando finally saw the back of Daniels as he had him caught at mid-on, and then followed that wicket with two successive wickets to complete a fine hat-trick.
SSC-268 all out (Ian Daniels 117 Upeka Fernando 60 R. Galapathi 21; Dinusha Fernando 3/52 Sujeewa de Silva 3/50 Nimesh Perera 4/42)
Sebastianites SC - 1/0
CCC hit up 355
A 131 run opening stand between Damitha Hunukumbura (94) and D. K Ranaweera (52) helped CCC to an imposing 355 all out against Moors SC in a Under 23 game at Braybrooke Place yesterday.
Electing to bat first CCC found no terrors against the Moors SC bowlers and accumulated runs briskly. After the century opening stand Michael Vandort (42) Hemantha Boteju (30) and Tharindu Mendis (32) chipped in to swell the CCC total.
Left arm leg spinner Rangana Herath was the pick of the Moors bowlers claiming 8 for 71.
CCC-355 all out (Damitha Hunukumbura 94, D. K. Ranaweera 52, Michael Vandort 42, Hemantha Boteju 30, Tharindu Mendis 32; Rangana Herath 8/71)
Moors - 10 for no loss
Gangodawila takes 6 for 38
Medium pacer Kalum Gangodawila claimed 6 for 38 as Bloomfield restricted Panadura to 184 in a Under 23 game at Reid Avenue yesterday.
Opener Manjula Perera stroked a fine 60 with the aid of eight boundaries ,but the rest of the Panadura batsmen failed to make any significant contributions.
Bloomfield in reply were nine for the loss of one wicket when bad light stopped play.
Panadura SC-184 all out (Manjula Perera 60, Sampath Kaushal 29, Roshan Wimalasena 27; Kelum Gangodawila 6/38)
Bloomfield - 9 for 1 at close.
Jayewardena cracks 150
Subodha Jayawardena made a cracking 150 which enabled Kurunegala YCC to reach 266 for 9 against Navy on the first day of their Under 23 inter club cricket match at Welagedera Stadium yesterday.
Jayawardena faced 253 balls and had 19 boundaries and one six in his innings. He was given good support by S.Gunasekera who made 51 which came in 151 balls.
Kurunegala YCC - 266 for 9 (Subodha Jayawardena 150, S.Gunasekera 51, Tyronne Jayalath 20; I.Dinuka 3 for 39, S.Ranaweera 2 for 62) against Navy SC
Old Anandians were 71 for 3 in reply to Malay CC's score of 157 at the end of the first day's play in the Under 23 Division Two inter club cricket match at Malay grounds yesterday.
Malay CC - 157 all out in 51.1overs (C.Kaushalaya 56, D.Dharmawardena 27, S. Udamalagala 18; A. Hennayake 3 for 25, Eshan Abeysinghe 2 for 13, Thilina Kandambi 2 for 21, Muthumudaliage Pushpa-kumara 2 for 29)
Old Anandians - 71 for 3 in 21 overs at close (Yohan Wickremage 25 n.o, Thilina Kandambi 20).
Able Seaman Sumedha Fernando of the Sri Lanka Navy has etched his name in golden letters in the annals of the Sri Lanka Navy's 50 years as the first sailor to represent the country at Olympic Games. He is a member of the Sri Lanka contingent for the XXVII Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
Fernando who turned 22 on 30 August was born in Marawila in the Puttalam District. He had his education at St. Xavier's College, Marawila and Joseph Vaz College, Wennappuwa. He excelled in athletics from his younger days. In 1997, he was the best 400m athlete amongst school boys and emerged victorious at National Schools Meet and Junior Nationals. As a school boy, he represented Sri Lanka at the Asian Junior Championships in India and Thailand in 1996 and 1997 respectively.
In 1997, he was first spotted as a talented athlete by Navy's Athletic Chairman, Captain Shemal Fernando and the prowess of young Fernando as an athlete paved the way for him to enlist in the Sri Lanka Navy. He is coached by Sri Lanka's 1974 Teheran Asian Games Gold Medallist Sunil Gunawardene.
At the Sri Lanka Navy Athletic Championships 1999, he established new records in 200m and 400m. He was also crowned the best athlete at the National Youth Meet, same year. He sprang to fame in the International circuit winning a gold medal with a new SAF Games record in 4x400 m Relay at the SAF Games held in Kathmandu, Nepal, last year.
Niloo Jayatilleke with a nett 67 had the best score in the 11th Round of the Hilton Grand Prix and won the LGU September Medal in the Silver Division.
Niloo was one of the first batch of Junior golfers trained by the RCGC Professional, the late Chris Seymour. As Niloo Fernando, a student of Visakha Vidyalaya fared well in Junior and National Events and at 18 years in 1986 she brought glory to Sri Lanka by winning the prestigious Vickramaditiya Trophy at the All-India Ladies Amateur Championship in Bombay. Hilton Grand Prix results: L.G.U. September Medal Silver Division: Winner - Niloo Jayatilleke (H'cap 16) nett 67; Runnerup: Heeran Bang (H'cap 14) nett 69. Bronze Division: Winner Heather Lourensz (H'cap 23) nett 70.
R'up K. Kobayashi (H'cap 26) nett 72. Hilton Grand Prix leading scores after 11th round: 1. H.R. Bang, 2. C.J. Jung, 3. N.H. Yoon, 4. I.H. Lee, 5. S.A. Jin Choy.
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