Tamil Union fight back after conceding 1st. ings
By Marlon Fernandopulle
Niroshan Bandaratilake and Muttaih Muralitharan captured eight wickets
between them as Tamil Union staged a fight back after conceding first innings
points to Galle CC in a Premier League game at Maitland Crescent yesterday.
After being bowled out for 214 in their first innings Tamil Union spun
out Galle CC for 140 runs with Bandaratilake claiming 5 for 63 and Muralitharan
adding three more wickets to his first innings tally of seven wickets.
Needing 136 runs for victory Tamil Union were reduced to 36 for 3 wickets
with Lasitha Malinga capturing 2/16.
Tamil Union - 214 all out(Sagara Kumara 42, Nuwan Shiroman 27, Indika
de Saram 26, Muttaih Muralitharan 36; Champaka Ramanayake 3/34, D. Lokuhettige
2/52, Lasitha Malinga 4/75) & 36 /3 at close (Gayan Wijeyakoon 16 n.
o; Lasitha Malinga 2/16)
Galle CC - 219 all out & 140 all out (Chanaka Vithanage 54 n.o,
D Lokuhettige 29; Niroshan Bandaratilake 5/63, Muttaih Muralitharan 3/48)
Colts pacers on top
Colts Medium pacers Chaminda Vaas (4/92) Kaushalya Weeraratne (4/37) and
Eric Upashantha (2/29) shared all ten wickets as Moors SC were bowled out
for 204 runs at the SSC grounds yesterday.
Enjoying a 86 run first innings lead Colts reached 186 for 8 at close
to lead by 272 runs. Burly one drop batsman Sajith Fernando led the way
with a fine 62.
Colts SC -290 all out & 186/8 at close(Chaminda Mendis 32, Sajith
Fernando 62, Dulip Samaraweera 24, Jeevantha Kulathunga 20, Chaminda Vaas
16 n.o; Nandika Ranjith 2/57, C Fernando 2/33, N Cooray 2/33)
Moors SC -204 all out (Chandika Hathurusinghe 55, Nandika Ranjith 27
n.o; Chaminda Vaas 4/92, Kaushalya Weeraratne 4/37 Eric Upashantha 2/29)
BRC were poised to take first innings points in their Premier League game
against CCC at the P. Sara Stadium yesterday.
Despite half centuries from Jehan Mubarak and Hemantha Boteju CCC were
272 for 8 wickets still needing a further 88 runs to take first inngs points.
BRC- 359 all out (Indika Gallage 43, S. Weerakoon 23; Mario Villawarayan
3/83, C. Mudalige 4/63, Nisitha Rupasinghe 2/69)
CCC -272/8 at close(Jehan Mubarak 54, Anushka Polonawita 45, Hemantha
Boteju 51, Mario Villawarayan 33; Sajeewa de Silva 2/51 Indika Gallege
2/70 Suranjith Silva 3/77)
SSC on top
SSC took first innings points against Bloomfield in their Premier League
game at the R Premadasa Stadium.
Bloomfield 186 and 112/1 at close(Sanath Jayasuriya 71)
SSC -388 all out
Under 19 discard Ishan slams unbeaten 142
By M.Shamil Amit
Under 19 discard for the mini World Cup Ishan Mutalip proved the selectors
wrong again when he slammed an unbeaten 142 for Chilaw Marians against
the Air Force in the Premier Plate cricket match being played at Reid Avenue.
Ishan's knock which had 16 boundaries helped the Marians to score 252 in
reply to Air Force's 190. Air Force batting the second time were 157 for
Air Force - 190 and 157 or 5 at close (Dilip Fernando 61, A. Rizan 38,
Charith Ranjeewa 27 n.o; Dhammika Perera 3 for 61, Priyankara Wickramasinghe
2 for 18)
Chilaw Marians - 252 (Ishan Mutalip 142 n.o, Arosha Perera 24, Ruchira
Palliyaguru 23, Janaka Gunaratne 23, Charith Sylvester 15, Tharaka Samarasinghe
16; Tilak Fernando 3 for 49, Ranga Dissanayake 2 for 18, Charith Sanjeewa
2 for 72, A. Rizan 2 for 32)
Nisal cracks 113
A fine knock of 113 by Nisal Fernando enabled Moratuwa SC to put up a formidable
score of 368 in reply to Kandy CC score of 209 in their Premier Plate cricket
match being played at Braybrook Place.
Kandy CC - 209 and 36 for no loss
Moratuwa SC - 368 (Nisal Fernando 113, Lucky Rogers Fernando 79, Amal
Wanigaratne 42, Mangala Jayasena 35 n.o.; M. Paliakkahara 4 for 67, I.
Baddegama 3 for 48, Julian Arnolda 2 for 58)-MSA
In reply to Ragama CC's score of 252 Antonians resuming from their overnight
score of 25 for 3 were bowled out for 166 in their Premier Plate cricket
match being played at Katunayake. Ragama CC batting the second time were
158 for 6 at close.
Ragama CC - 252 and 158 for 6 at close (Dushantha Ranatunge 81 n.o,
Chamara Delpachitra 23, Asela Jayasinge 23; Amal Dalugoda 4 for 42, Chandana
Samarasinghe 2 for 38)
Antonians SC - 166 (Amal Dalugoda 25, Batisha de Silva 32 n.o.; Rasika
Priyadharshana 4 for 47, Sanjeewa Arangala 2 for 16, Ruwan Dilruk 2 for
Manjula, Gishanthi are best
W.P. Manjula Kumara of Vijitha MMV, Dickwella and Gishanthi Jayakody of
Visakha Vidyalaya carried away the Most Outstanding Sportsman and Sportswoman
Awards at the 11th Sri Lanka Schools Awards Ceremony held at the BMICH
on February 14 (Thursday). This Award Ceremony was organised by the Ministry
of Education and sponsored by Nestle Lanka Ltd.
Manjula was rewarded for his feat in breaking the Sri Lanka high jump
record and Gishanthi for her excellence in Netball. She represented the
national team at the Asian Netball championships where Sri Lanka emerged
There were two other special awards given to the up and coming sportsman
and sportswoman which was won by Sri Lanka Badminton champion Niluka Karunaratne
of Royal and the sportswoman going to ace diver Harini Jayasekera also
of Visakha Vidyalaya.
402 recipients were awarded their colours in various sports with the
most number of awards being carried away by the Western Province.
The Chief Guest was Suranimala Rajapakse, Minister of School Education
and Minister of Education with the Guest of Honour being Guiseppe Tarnero,
Managing Director of Nestle Lanka Ltd who gave away the awards.-MSA