Union shot out for 62
By M.Shamil Amit
Tamil Union were shot out for just 62 runs by SSC in the Premier
League cricket match being played at the SSC grounds. This was in
reply to the SSC's score of 293. Made to follow on they were in
a bad position having lost six of their top order batsmen for only
76 runs. They were trailing by another 155 runs with just four wickets
in hand to avoid an innings defeat.
SSC - 293
(Avishka Gunawrdena 50, Mahela Jayawardena 56, Upeka Fernando 46,
Hemantha Wickramaratne 65 n.o., Batisha de Silva 3 for 34, Ranga
Dias 2 for 48)
- 62 (Dinuk Hettiarachchi 3 for 3, Dilhara Fernando 2 for 16,
Ruchira Perera 3 for 4) and 76 for 6 (Nuwan Zoysa 2 for 17, Dilhara
Fernando 2 for 11)
Bloomfield were on top at the end of the second day's play
against Galle CC in their Premier League encounter being played
at the Galle Stadium. In reply to Bloomfield's score of 258, Galle
CC were able to muster only 161.
- 258 (Kumar Dharmasena 73, Saman Jayantha 56, T.M. Dilshan
25, Duminda Perera 21; Dilhara Lokuhettige 5 for 31) and 29 for
- 161 (Dhammika Sudarshana 29, Chamil Perera 75, Nuwan Kulasekera
13, Duminda Wickremasinghe 17, Kaushal Lokuarachchi 3 for 33, Kaushalya
Weeraratne 2 for 32, Kumar Dharmasena 2 for 55)
BRC were sitting pretty against Sebastianites in their Premier
League cricket match being played at the De Soysa Stadium in Moratuwa.
Sebastianites taking first lease of the wicket made 120 and BRC
were 257 for 6 at close.
- 120 (Nimesh Perera 41, Ashan Ranaweera 28, Suranjith de Silva
5 for 46)
BRC - 257
for 6 at close (Udaya Hettiarachchi 78, C. Jayasinghe 25, Sanjeewa
Silva 63, Amal Dalugoda 4 for 75)
201, Panadura SC 203/8
Panadura SC have already taken a first innings lead against
Ragama CC on the second days play in the Premier League cricket
match being played at the FTZ grounds in Katunayake.
- 201 (Sanahasa Fernando 61, Vas Gunawardena 14, Sukitha Peiris
16, Chandana Samarasinghe 46, Charitha Buddhika 4 for 50, Dilruwan
Perera 2 for 28, Amila Perera 2 for 47, S. Gayan 2 for 53)
SC - 203 for 8 at close (Amila Perera 33, Sunendra Kumara 28,
R. Wimalasena 39, Charitha Buddhika 20 n.o, Sanjeewa Arangala 4
NCC were 95 for 4 in reply to Colts CC score of 270 in the
Premier League cricket match played at the NCC grounds. Colts were
helped by two half centuries by Romesh Kaluwitharana and Niroshan
- 270 (Romesh Kaluwitharana 71, Chaminda Mendis 46, Niroshan
Bandaratileke 60; Ranil Dhammika 3 for 62)
NCC - 95
for 4 at close (Hashan Tilekeratne 32 n.o., Dulip Liyanage 3 for
A century by Manoj Fernando for Moratuwa SC could not prevent them
from giving Air Force a first innings lead in their Premier League
cricket encounter being played at Katunayake.
- 198 (Nalin Rajapakse 59, Chamila Gamage 27, Rashan Peiris
21; Dhammika Rajapakse 2 for 11, Ashan Ranaweera 2 for 9) and 20
for no loss
SC - 172 (Manoj Fernando 102 n.o.; Chamila Gamage 4 for 42)
In the Premier League cricket match between Moors SC and Chilaw
Marians being played at Braybrook Place. Moors resuming in the second
innings were 193 for 8 in reply to the Marians score of 79.
- 79 (Charith Sylvesters 29, Nandika Ranjith 6 for 27, Chandika
Hathurusinghe 4 for 28)
- 193 for 8 at close (Subodha Jayawardena 38, Ruwin Peirs 38,
Nilantha Cooray 64; Hasantha Fernando 2 for 36, Ruchira Palliyaguru
2 for 19, Praneeth Jayasundara 2 for 26).
& FC outclass CR & FC
By Bernie Wijesekera
CH and FC led by Gayan Gunatilleke after leading 10-5 at the turn
around co-ordnating better outplayed defending under-21 Western
Province RFU champions CR and FC by 20 points (a goal, two tries
and a penalty) to 12 (a goal and a try) in a keenly fought cup final
at Havelock Park, yesteray.
Played in ideal
soggy conditions for rugby produced good rugby to the avid fans
in this third annual WPRFU tournament sponsored by Air Park Travels
and Tours Ltd., proved an instant success.
the President of the Rugby Union was the chief guest, while Kamal
Mahendra, the Managing Director of Air Mark Travels and former Havies
winger was the chief guest of honour who gave away the trophies.
started by the WPRFU, with a view to give that much needed exposure
to talented players had some of the best schoolboys on show playing
CH and CR and FC. Haren Kaluarachchi (who was injured later in the
first half) Zulki Hamid, Gavin Jayasekera, etc., played for the
red shirts. While CH had Gayan Gunatilleke M. Niyaz, and Vidyartha
lad Danushka Pushpakumara (adjudged the player of the tournament).
D Lewke playing for the winning team.
CR with a breezy line was on the offensive and made gaping holes
in the CH defence with the kick-off. But CH with a steel like defence
where Asanga Thalagalaarachi, Harsha Wijeweera and Pushpakumara
(in the last line) stood firm. CR could have won this game but Roshan
Pieris' missed three spot kicks from kicking range and missed a
With a heavy
ball Pieris found it difficult to arrow it over the crossbar. CH
opened scoring in the 12th minute with a penalty put over by Harshana
Wijeweera 3-0. CR missed two penalty kicks. With the game furiously
out by the forwards Asanga Thagalaarachchi the CH forward was shown
the yellow card for unwarrented play. CH scored a penalty try just
before the short whistle. Pushpakumara ran solo, but a blatent obstruction
by a CR played robbed him of going over the line.
added the extra points for CH to lead 10-0. Earlier Wijeweera put
over a penalty. CR hit back with a dandy unconverted try scored
by scrumhalf Zulki Hamid - CH leading 10-5 at lemons.
In the CH in
the second half playing to a better game plan took control. But
it was CR who scored took the lead. Off an ensuing scrum in their
opponents '25' fly-half Roshan Pieris scored a try and converted
himself for the CR to lead 12-10.
CH hit back.
The Crescent Club won a penalty in the '25', but opted for a short-tap.
Pushpakumara was at hand to collect the ball to roll over for an
unconverted try 15-12. During the dying stages of the game CH winger
M. Faiz put the icing on the cake with unconverted corner-flag try
to lead 20-12.
In the second
half a CH player was shown the red flag and was ordered off the
field and played with 14. -Referee. Orville Fernando.
A stylish knock of 87 by Kanchana Rodrigo for Saracens SC against
Nomads was the feature of the Sara Trophy cricket encounter which
began at the R. Premadasa Stadium yesterday. Saracens batting first
were 241 for 6 at close.
SC - 241 for 6 at close (Kanchana Rodrigo 87, D. Perera 14,
Thushan Amarasuriya 24, Sajith Dilantha 25, D. Wanigasinghe 3 for
40, D.S. Vinodh 2 for 72. vs Nomads Even exchanges at Police Park
even in the Sara Trophy cricket match between Police SC and NSWC
which began at the Police grounds yesterday. NSWC taking first lease
of the wicket made 129 and Police in their turn were 142 for 5 at
NSWC - 129
(R.M.Wickremaratne 34, D.M. Perera 26, N. Liyanage 21, S. Jayawickrema
27; H.M. Jayawardena 4 for 39, R. Jinen 3 for 31, N. Soysa 3 for
- 142 for 5 at close (A. Priyantha 30, S. Wijeratne 32, C. Liyanage
49; R.M. Wickremaratne 2 for 49, M.S. Farook 2 for 21)
243, Badureliya 181/8
Badureliya were 181 for 8 in reply to Old Cambrians score of 243
in the Sara Trophy which began at the Kalutara Esplanade yesterday.
- 243 (P. Kariyakos 70, C. Indrajith 41, B. Amarasinghe 84;
A. Mendis 3 for 24, M. Priyadharshana 2 for 58, A. Witharna 3 for
- 181 for 8 at close (A. Chandana 23, S. Wijesekera 44, S. Soysa
32; S. Peiris 5 for 73, P. Amarasinghe 2 for 34, P. Salgado 2 for
in a thrilling win
Sri Lanka Air Force, scored a thrilling win over the combined Army-Navy
match in a rousing contest 28 ( 2 goals, a try and three penalty
goals) to 27 ( 3 goals and 2 penalty goals) in the Plate Final at
Havelock Park yesterday.
It turned out
to be a rousing services battle but the Airmen with a never say
die approach hit back to win on a cliff-hanger. Referee -Irshad
SC win the Bowl
Petersons SC making a comeback to competitive rugby did well to
nudge out Jawatte SC 10-6 (2 tries) to 6( 2 penalty goals) in a
keen contest. Jawatte at the break were leading 6-5.
rugby Jawatte SC played well with a set of greenhorns. Petersons
SC from Wellawatte in the past was playing 'A' division rugby. But
they had to bow out due to reasons best known to them. Referee:
Pradeep Fernando -BW