The Millennium Trophy 2002 competition just concluded at the Ridgeways
of the Royal Colombo Golf Club was an impressive success. On the
opening day Prof. A.H. Sheriffdeen stole a march over a century
of competitors to settle for a stunning 6 under par nett 65 round
and be declared the best performer for the day.
He drove with
accuracy, seldom strayed and on the greens he was firm and positive.
It was altogether a great day for him and his breezy smile sitting
in the foyer after the game was an indication that he was pleased
with the world.
from Grandpa Norman's Clinic has very quickly dropped to 14. The
young fella is playing good golf and it came as no surprise when
he once again played a below par nett round.
He struck 67
and came second. Satoru Tanokura 68, Ananda Jayasekera 70, Alain
Gyi 70, Anel de Silva 70 and S.K. Jayakody impressed with creditable
scores. Bandula Weerasinghe had good reason to be talking about
his commendable score of nett 71.
Error riddled centurions came in galore. There were a quarter century
of them and the most distressing came off the clubheads of Rohana
Wittanachchi, Rohan Fernando, Sunil de Costa and Lalinda Dharmaratne.
There was some degree of earth moving and hasty visits to the ponds
by Amal Tudawe, Rajan Joseph, A.I. Gooneratne and Gerard Amerasinghe.
The 2nd day's
play was as impressive with a few excellent scores recorded. Korean
Joe II Ko was in splendid form. A good looking player he is quite
impressive off the tee carrying on in the groove smooth swing.
he makes the grade often and on Sunday he was at his best with a
tremendous 6 under par nett 65 to be judged the best for the day
and be accorded a miniature reception from the members of his community
who are regulars at the Ridgeways.
Sriyan de Soysa's
nett 65 was as impressive and the diminutive fella was unfortunate
to lose the 1st place beaten by Ko who had a better rear nine.
shot a tremendous nett 66, received quite an ovation and played
host to a big ring of well-wishers through an elastic period at
lunch time. Norman Gunewardena recorded his best score for the year.
2 under par nett 69 was good cause to be jubilant and he showed
every sign of distinct pleasure at the pleasurable 19th. Others
who were impressive were Amrith de Soysa 70, Sumal 'Access' Perera
71 and Anel that man again Silva 71.
In the 2 outings over the weekend the following picked up scintillating
centuries with some degree of damage to the course, extra mileage
and substantial contributions to the coffers of the pond boy who
sang a few hosannas to the lavish contributions on the way home.
Kiruba Kumarakulasingam, Carl Tranberg, Ajanta Mylvaganam, Jit Wanigasekera,
Saman Premasiri and S.A.K. Abeywardena.
There were an untidy crop that contributed to packs of confetti
surprising Sohli Captain and Lalin Samarawickrema were the most
lavish. In the final analysis popular Korean star Joe II Ko was
oustanding. His scores of 73 and 65 were totally adequate to take
the handsome trophy and have his name recorded on the panel for
Kingswood took almost all the honours in their rain-shortened inter
school match against S.Thomas' Mount Lavinia at the Peradeniya Grounds.
Skipper Millinda Wattegedara led the way with a stroke-filled innings
of 92, while half centuries came from the bats of Rachitha Liyanage
and Sumudu Wijesinghe. Indika Senaratna was unlucky to miss out.
reply was featured by a solid contribution of 58 from the skipper
Arjun Rajawasam. Kaushal Silva was unbeaten on a promising 20.
322-7 in 96.5 overs (M.Wattegedara 92, R.Liyanage 64, S.Wijesinghe
56 notout, I.Senaratne 45, T.Fernando 2/73 P.Rodrigo 2/48)
125-4 in 48.3 overs (A.Rajawasam 58, N.Perera 31, K.Silva 20
not out ; R.Liyanage 2-32) Rain stopped play for the day at 2.25
set for early win
By M.Shamil Amit
Bloomfield put themselves in a strong position of posting an early
outright victory when they slammed a massive 428 for 8 against Moratuwa
SC's score of 179 on the second days play of the Premier League
cricket being played at Moratuwa. A century by Ian Daniel and another
knock of 94 by skipper Kumar Dharmasena was the highlight of the
179 (Dhammika Rajapakse 38, Ashan Ranaweera 57, Sudeep Perera 17,
Prabath Nissanka 4 for 51, Kaushalya Weeraratne 2 for 54, Kumar
Dharmasena 3 for 49) Bloomfield 428 for 8 at close (Ian Daniel 100,
Kumar Dharmasena 94, Sanjaya Rodrigo 28, T.M. Dilshan 24, Kaushalya
Weeraratne 39; S. Perera 2 for 107, M. Abdeen 2 for 106)
game at Braybrooke
The Premier League cricket match between Moors SC and Air Force
being played at Braybrooke Place is also set for an outright result
with both the teams having a chance of winning. Moors were bowled
out for just 100 runs in reply to the Airmens score of 232. But
fought back to bundle out the Airmen for 104 in the second innings
which left Moors with a target of 237 to win, they were 24 for no
loss at close.
232 and 104 (R. Peiris 25; Chandika Hathurusinghe 4 for 22,
Rangana Herath 2 for 4)
100 (Bhatiya Perera 25; Charith Rangajeewa 6 for 26, Chaminda
Weerasinghe 4 for 42)-MSA
KYCC on top
Kurunegala YCC were on top against Sebastianites SC on the second
days play of the Premier League cricket match being played at the
Kurunegala. KYCC taking first lease of the wicket scored 360 with
Dilan Ramanayake hitting 111 and Sebastianites in reply were badly
placed on 72 for 5 wickets at close.
(Dilan Ramanayake 111, I. Dharmawardena 37, M. Maduwantha 33, A.
Wewalwala 33; A. Dalugoda 2 for 48, Nimesh Perera 2 for 62, Niranjan
Kumar 2 for 39, Dinusha Fernando 4 for 88)
72 for 5 at close (Nilantha Bopage 22, N. Fernando 21; R. Amunugama
2 for 9)-MSA
Galle CC have already registered a first innings win over the fancied
Chilaw Marians on the second days play of their Premier League match
being played at the Galle Stadium. Having bowled out the Marians
for 204. Galle CC made 230. Chilaw Marians 204 and 125 for 3 at
close (Hasantha Fernando 33, Janaka Gunaratne 55 n.o.)
230 (Dhammika Sudarshana 30, Hirantha Wijesinghe 36, Primal
Buddika 45, Dilhara Lokuhettige 31, N. Kulasekera 33 n.o.; Dhammika
Perera 3 for 56, Hasantha Fernando 2 for 25, P. Wickramasinghe 2
A century by Sanjeewa Silva helped BRC to score a massive 431 for
7 declared against Panadura SC in the Premier League encounter being
played at the BRC grounds. Panadura in their turn were 148 for 5
BRC 431 for
7 declared (Sanjeewa Silva 115, Udaya Hettiarachchi 57, Malintha
Warnapura 42, Varuna Waragoda 42, C. Handunnettige 29, Sampath Perera
50 n.o., Sajeewa de Silva 52 n.o.; Chamara Silva 3 for 87, Sanjeewa
Roshan 2 for 62)
Panadura SC 148 for 5 at close (Dilruwan Perera 30, Chamara Silva
30, Anjula Perera 26, Sunendra Kumara 40 n.o.; Chamara de Soysa
2 for 36, Suranjith Silva 2 for 37)-MSA
CCC in strong
CCC were in a strong position on the second days play of the Premier
League cricket encounter against Ragama CC being played at Maitland
Place. Ragama CC batting first made 228 and CCC in reply scored
228 (Upul Fernando 54, S. Weerasiri 42, R. Priyadharshana 46,
C. Samarasinghe 28; C. Mudalige 4 for 51, I. Gallage 2 for 34, M.
Villawarayan 2 for 60)
(Bradman Ediriweera 79, Anushka Polonowita 80, Hemantha Boteju 71,
Indika Gallage 33, Duncan Arnolda 26; Ruwan Dilruk 4 for 85, S.
Saranagala 2 for 85, S. Fernando 2 for 44 )-MSA
Royal overcame arch rivals S.Thomas' by three goals to two in the
first of the Under 15 waterpolo encounters for the Royal College
Union Aquatic Club Shield held at the Royal pool yesterday.
scored their goals through Supun Kulatileke (2) and Sri Chandrasekera.
Skipper Shiven Wijeratnam and Sahan Perera scored for the Thomians.
The second leg
of this encounter will be played on October 11 (Thursday) at the
Thomian pool in Mt Lavinia.-MSA