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Isipathana schoolboy Nuwan Soysa celebrated his call to the National side with a devastating spell of medium pace bowling to help SSC to a resounding innings and 126 run victory over Singha SC in a P Sara trophy game at Maitland Place yesterday.
Soysa bowled with sustained pace and hostility to capture 7/58 in 14.2 overs and sent the visitors crashing to 143 all out. Trailing by 259 runs Singh SC showed no improvement after their first innings debacle and surrendered to the table leaders without offering any resistance.
Tamil Union recorded their 5th outright victory for the season when they crushed Kalutara TC with a day to spare. Trailing by 238 runs on the first innings Kalutara were bowled out for 160 in their second innings. Only Ramesh Perera with a stubborn half century delayed the inevitable result.
NCC 's opener Russell Arnold completed a fluent century and later grabbed two wickets as NCC were well placed to record an outright victory over Police SC.NCC declared at 272/9 ,in reply to the Police first innings total of 102 all out. Arnold top scored with a stylish 131 which included 14 hits to the ropes. Facing a deficit of 170 runs the cops were in a spot at 91/4 in their second innings.
At Maitland Place :SSC beat Singha SC innings and 126 runs.
Singha SC - 136 & 143 allout (G Sanjeewa 39 H Premasiri 30 Nuwan Soyza 7/48 Jayantha Silva 2/38)
SSC - 405/7 decl. (Rochana Jayawardene 67 Arjuna Ranatunge 43 Hemantha Wickremaratne 34 Nuwan Soyza 32 n o Saman Jayantha 3/79 Asela Wewalwala 2/48)
At The Oval : Tamil Union beat Kalutara TC by an innings and 78 runs
Kalutara TC - 119 & 160 (Ramesh Perera 55 Niroshan Bandaratileke 3/27 Upul Chandana 3/51 Chandika Hathurusinghe 2/19)
Tamil Union - 357 (Chandika Hathurusinghe 121 Varuna Waragoda 55 Pathmanath Perera 5/56)
At Maitland Place : NCC vs Police SC
Police - 102 & 91/4 (Anura Priyantha 39 Ravindra Wimalasiri 19 Sajeewa Silva 2/31 Russell Arnold 2/30)
NCC - 272/9 decl. (Russell Arnold 131 Priyantha Rajapakse 47 Vajira Ranaweera 5/83)
At Reid Avenue Bloomfield vs Galle CC
Galle CC - 172 - (Anil Riddegammanagedara 77 U Samarawickrema 29 Pulasthi Gunaratne 3/20 Mario Villawarayan 2/33 Ruchira Palliyaguru 3/31)
Bloomfield 401/6 decl. (Sanath Jayasuriya 129 Sampath Perera 24 Ruwan Kalpage 92 n o Pubudu Dissanayake 92 Ruchira Palliyaguru 34 A.Riddegamanagedara 2/95)
At Havelock Park : Colts SC vs BRC
Colts SC - 403 & 11/1
BRC - 302 - (Indika Galagoda 93 D. Rajapakse 37 Deepal Madurapperuma 49 n o Chaminda Vaas 3/78 Dulip Liyanage 2/75 Dinuka Hettiarachchi 2/51 Nishantha Ranatunge 2/25)
By Marcus Joseph
Exchanges were even in the Panadura SC - Kurunegala SC game at the end of the second day at the Panadura Esplanade.The Jaymon brothers Jehan and Roshan batted well for the visitors.
Kurunegala SC - 258 - (Jehan Jaymon 57 Roshan Jeymon 48 SK Silva 20 I Gallage 5/72 KRatnaweera 4/95)
Panadura SC - 144/5 (Surendra Kumara 36 B Perera 22 I Amilakeerthi 22 n o W Kumara 3/41)
Upali Dharmadasa, President of the Board of Control for Cricket in Sri Lanka has been returned uncontested for another year when nominations closed at noon on Thursday at the Board Headquarters at Maitland Place.
The Annual General Meeting is fixed for March 9 at the BMICH at 10 a.m.
Immediately after being returned uncontested, Dharmadasa spelt out his plans for his second term where he stressed that there was no truth in Kumara Dharmasena and Muttiah Muralidaran being suspected of throwing.
He admitted that when he took office, there were some questions on being informed about the bowling action of Dharmasena and Muralidaran last year. Since of late no such information was passed onto them from the ICC or New Zealand.
He also stressed that the ICC had drawn up a new plan for dealing with bowlers with suspect action where umpires will not be permitted to call a bowler on the field, but they will have to report such suspect action to the third umpire after which the Match Referee and Third Umpire will have a closer look before taking a final decision on the bowler's suspect action.
The Manager and Coach of the team, to which this bowler belongs will then be informed, after which a committee comprising those picked to look into the complaint will take a final decision.
On the question of the suspension of the CCC, the re-elected President said that he stands by the decision.
The first and foremost thing which he will be concentrating on will be to amend the constitution, where each and every player will be allowed to talk to the press including the coach who was earlier not permitted to talk.
Dharmadasa also mentioned that the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, S.B. Dissanayake has given the Board of Control permission to co-opt Bruce Yardley in matters connected to the selection of the cricket team as requested by Yardley himself.
Talking about Asanka Gurusinha, Dharmadasa said that the problem has been solved with Gurusinha being picked to tour New Zealand.
Royal could have easily won the match against St Peter's had they not dropped 8 vital catches in the second innings. The match ended in a draw at Bambalapitiya yesterday.
Royal 210 (Kavinda Nanayakkara 60, Umesh Gunawardana 68 n.o., I. Sonal 4/64, D. Rupasingha 3/41).
St Peter's (Overnight 48 for 6) all out 100, (S. Pinto 26, D. Rupasingha 15 n.o.) and 293 for 8 in 77.5 overs. (Jermon Fernando 25, Nandika Herath 30, Malinda Warnapura 20, Gawesh de Alwis 100, Ishara Fonseka 49, Mahesh Perera 51, Harith Rajakaruna 4/45, Lasantha Liyanage 3/82.)
Nalanda scored a grand 9 wicket win over
Dharmaraja in their inter-school cricket match concluded at Lake View
Dharmaraja 168 all out (Chaminda Weerakoon 33, Ravi Peiris 44, Ishara Amarasinghe 4/52, S de Silva 3/52, N. Kumara 2/39) and 183 all out.
(H. Basnayake 44, P.Seneviratne 34, S. Denuwara 25, Ishara Amarasinghe 4/34, N. Kumara 3/45)
Nalanda 218 for 8 declared.Ê(D. Fernando 58, S. de Silva, 50 not out, Damith Dayaratne 41, S. Rodrigo 33, D. Priyaratne 25, A. M Perera 4/101, N. Ekanayake 3/43) and 65 for 1(D. Fernando 34 not out S. Rodrigo 24)
At Kotahena St. Sebastians hold whiphand over St. Benedicts (St. Sebastians 217 for 9 declared. (Nimesh Perera 38, M. Fernando 28, N. Wijesinghe 99, D. Seneviratne 20 not out, Pradeep Hewage 3/48, R Ilangaratne 3/58, Asiri Gunatilleke 2/47)
St. Benedicts 65 for 5 at the close. (Rally Tissera 31, Nimesh Perera 2/11, Dinesh Samarasinghe 2/19)
At Campbell Park - Match drawn. Wesley 209 for 8 declared, and 205 all out (C. Siriwardena 65, N. Balaruriya 43, D Wenselaus 34, Sudantha Fernando 6/68)
Trinity 118 for 2 overnight 241 all out (I.D.B. Gunawardena 87, Kumar Sangakara 87, N.R.D. Raffayel 20, Sudantha Fernando 27, M. Zainudeen 2/33, N. Balasuriya 3/51, Manjula Karunaratne 3/58, Dharshaika Jayakody 2/35)
Sri Lanka's D.G. Daluwatta has been
picked by the Asian Billiards and Snooker Federation to officiate at the Asian
Snooker Championships in Dubai in April this year.
Daluwatta has also been appointed by the Asian Billiards and Snooker Federation to be a Referee Examiner to cover the geographical region of Sri Lanka and Southern India for the examination of candidatures for registration with the ABSF.
The other members of the Examiners Control Panel are:
W.Y. Chin - (Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Philippines).
Joseph Lo - (Hong Kong, China, Chinese Taipei and Macau).
Opas Lertpruk - (Thailand, Myanmar).
Syed Mahboob - (Bangladesh, Northern India, Pakistan).
Meanwhile, Henry Boteju has been invited to be ABSF billiards coach for two weeks from March.
Daluwatta has officiated in Ireland, England, Malta, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, New Zealand and South Africa. (AF).
A classy knock of 72 by Jayantha Seneviratne enabled the
Combined over 40 XI to beat the Colts over 40 XI in a limited overs game at
Seneviratne's knock comprised 2 sixes and 9 fours.
Earlier the Colts XI totalled 183 for 8 in their allotted 30 overs with Hemantha Devapriya top scoring with 55.
The Combined XI comprised of players from NCC/BRC and Bloomfield. Colts XI 183 for 8 in 30 overs.
Hemantha Devapriya 55, Rohan Perera 20, Bernard Wijetunga 37, Lal Wickrematunga 25, Basil Perera 2/41, H.K. Nandasena 2/44). Combined XI 186 for 7 in 29.5 overs. Jayantha Seneviratne 72, Dushan Soza 37, Upali Warnapura 2/25, Carlton Bernadus 3/2). (AF).
show their mettle
Old Thurstanites beat Old Isipathanians by 6 runs in their annual Old Boys limited overs cricket encounter played at the BRC grounds, Havelock Park.
Batting first the Old Thurstanites scored 217 for 9 in 40 overs with useful contributions from Kishan Dharmasena 87, Gamini Nanayakkara 56 while Dhammika Rajapaksa scored a fluent 93 for the Old Isipathanians.
Old Thurstanites 217 for 9 in 40 overs (Kishan Dharmasena 87, Kesara Jayasinghe 25, Gamini Nanayakkara 56, Chetaka Perera 2/29, Sanjeewa Weerasinghe 3/44). Old Isipathanians 211 all out in 39.3 overs (Ravi Subasinghe 21, Dhammika Rajapaksa 93, Sanjeewa Weerasinghe 20, Kesara Jayasinghe 2/47, Deepal Madurupperuma 2/48). -(AF)
Chintika Jayasinghe will lead the Cricket Board under-19 President's XI in their three-day game against the Indian under-19 team at the Moors grounds, at Braybrook Place on February 11, 12 and 13.
The Board President's XI will comprise Chintika Jayasinghe, Shantha Kalawitagoda, Shane Mackey, Bathiya Karunaratne, Indika Konara, Romesh Fernando, Charinda Fernando, Ranga Dias, Malinga Bandara, Naren Ratwatta, Ranga Herath.
Standbyes - S. Moratota, Damith Hunukumbura, C. Rupasinghe and Ranil Dhammika. (AF).
Sixty-six players have been picked for the final trial to
select Sri Lanka's netball squad for the 4th Asian Netball Championships to be
held in Malaysia this year.
These players were picked after the two trials held in Kegalle on January 18 and 19 and at the National Youth Centre Courts at Maharagama on January 24, 25 and 26.
The final trial to be held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on Saturday, Sunday and Monday to select the national pool comprising 30 players. The players picked for the final trial are:
Inoka Warnakulasuriya, Lakmini Gunasekera, Tharangani Abeyratne, Rathna Victoria, Thusari Mendis, Madavi Samaratunga, Nishari Gambewega, Indika Damayanthi, Nilanthi Attanayake, Lakshika Erandi, Suvini de Alwis, Padmini Kedaragama, Narmada Wijeratne, Lakmini Premaratne, Ayomi Ratnayake, Dharshanika Ekanayake, Sharika Gunawardena, Samanthi Rasika, Sakuntala Weeraratna, P.D.N Prasadi , V.S. Fernando, D.L Thusitha Nirosha, Indika Liyanage, A.K. Anusha, K.H Shanika Priyangani, Dhanushika Vidanalage, A.M. Sujeewa Shamali, Deepthi Rupasinghe, Mahesha Wijesooriya, M.L. Yamuna Priyadarshani, P.S.R. Mahawatta, Jayanthi S. de Silva, K.I. Upamali, U.S Amarasekara, Thilaka Jinadasa, T.N. Kodituwakku, Jinali Medagama, A.S.Wanasekera, S. Geekiyanage, K.A.H.S.D. Jayatilleka, H.W.S. Udayangani, T.K. Malika , N.L. A. Sriyakanthi , N. Walpola, Deepthi Alwis , B.S.V.H.S. Priyadarshani,
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