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Sri Lanka to meet Chinese Taipei in the cup Quarter Finals today 

In a tussle for the ball in the match between Hongkong and India. Hongkong beat India 40-0 in the match played at Bogambara Kandy in the International Sevens. Pic by Shane Seneviratne 
By Aubrey Kuruppu
Hosts Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, China Taipei and a little surprisingly, Germany caught the eye when the Singer Sri Lankan Rugby Sevens kicked off at the Bogambara Stadium yesterday. 

Asian giants Japan and South Korea didn't really stretch themselves and kept something in reserve for their other games. The Koreans kept possession with themselves and toyed with their Malaysian opponents. 

Sudath Sampath made some dazzling runs and scored twice against the Netherlands. 

Chinese Taipei's passing was a delight and they should be in the hunt tomorrow. 

The Germans ran up the day's highest score trouncing the sorry-looking Indians 70-0. 

The loops and scissors passes of the Germans were things of beauty. 

The Sri Lanka-Chinese Taipei game was the pick of the day's play. Taipei kept going ahead while the Sri Lankans, inspired by Sanjeeva Jayasinghe's two tries, kept clawing back. Beaten comfortably by the Danes in their first game the Czechs came back strongly to beat favourites Japan 26-21. 

The tournament got off to a leisurely start arrangements-wise on the first day. However, the International segment was worked off punctually and without any hitches on day two. 

The refereeing was on the whole quite good, and this contributed in no small measure to the success of the sevens tournament. Connaissance de Ceylan and SriLankan Airlines are joint sponsors of this prestigious tournament. Japan lost to the Danes and to the Czech Republic and were put out of the cup tournament. 


Barbarians bt Arabian Gulf 31 -14, Germany bt China 47 - 7, Sri Lanka bt Netherlands 28 - 17, Denmark bt Czech Republic 19-0, Hong Kong bt India 40-0, Chinese Taipei bt Singapore 46-7, Japan bt Thailand 36-7, South Korea bt Malaysia 26-7, Germany bt India 70-0, Netherlands bt Singapore 38-7, Denmark bt Thailand 28-7, Malaysia bt Barbarians 14-5, Hong Kong bt China 45-7, Sri Lanka drew with Chinese Taipei 19-19, Czech Republic bt Japan 26-21, South Korea bt Arabian Gulf 47-0, China bt India 49-0, Sri Lanka bt Singapre 45-12, Czech Republic bt Thailand 19-14, Germany bt Hong Kong 28-19, Chinese Taipei bt Netherlands 24-7, Denmark bt Japan 19-14, South Korea bt Barbarians 61-0.

The following teams have qualified for the Quarter Finals of the cup tournament. 

Pool A - South Korea, Arabian Gulf; 

Pool B - Germany, Hong Kong; 

Pool C - Sri Lanka, Chinese Taipei; 

Pool D - Czech Republic, Denmark. 

India drop three players

Former captains Moha-mmad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja, plus off-spinner Nikhil Chopra, were missing from India's squad of 23 probables for the ICC Knockout Trophy one-day tournament in Nairobi announced on Saturday.

"They have been rested as we do not think they can concentrate on the game at hand because of the strain they must be under," said selectors' chairman Chandu Borde. The trio have been questioned by federal investigators following revelations that surfaced in the wake of the Hansie Cronje match-fixing scandal.

The squad will continue to be led by all-rounder Saurav Ganguly, with Rahul Dravid retaining the vice-captaincy.

The Nairobi tournament involves all 10 test-playing countries, plus Kenya, and begins on October 3.

Cooray,Palihakkara in century stand for Moors

By Marlon Fernandopulle
An unbroken 113- run partnership for the 5th wicket between Nilantha Cooray(86 n .o) and Mahesh Palihakkara(27 n.o) helped Moors SC to a commanding 180/4 against Singha SC in a Under 23 Division One game at Braybrooke Place yesterday.

Earlier Singha SC were bowled out for 203 with Mahesh Kumara top scoring with an elegant 68 which included a dozen boundaries.S. Morothota was the pick of the bowlers claiming 3 for 32.

Singha medium pacer Omesh Siriwardene picked up four wickets as Moors slumped to 67 for 4 before Nilantha Cooray and Mahesh Palihakkara rescued the side with a century stand and put the home side in a commanding position at the end of the first day.

Singha SC-203(Mahesh Kumara 68 Nalin Thenuwara 28 Dhammika Niroshan 28 Omesh Siriwardene 20 S. Morothota 3/32 Jude Perera 2/33 Rangana Herath 2/46)

Moors SC-180/4 at close(Nilantha Cooray 86 n .o Mahesh Palihakkara 27 n.o)

Bandara claims 7 for 76

NCC's right arm leg spinner Malinga Bandara claimed seven wickets to send BRC crashing to 190 all out at Maitland Place yesterday.

The former Sri Lanka Test Cricketer bowled a nagging line and length to deceive the BRC batsmen who were all at sea against his leg spin.Only Malintha Warnapura showed any sign of countering the leg spinner when he compiled a top score of 83 and brought some respectability to the visitors total.

NCC in reply were 25 for one wicket by the close.

BRC-190 all out (Nalaka de Silva 23 Malintha Warnapura 83 Ishara Amarasinghe 2/60 Malinga Bandara 7/76)

NCC-25 for 1 at close

Perera helps SSC

A good allround performance by Suresh Perera helped SSC to hold the whip hand against Galle CC at Maitland Place yesterday.

Batting first SSC were bowled out for 199 with Suresh Perera top scoring with 62.Perera's knock was studded with eight boundaries and two sixes.

SSC fought back to have the visitors reeling at 72 for six wickets by the close.Perera was once again in the thick of things picking up two wickets while I Ratnaweera claimed three wickets.

SSC- 199 (S. Kalawitigoda 25 M. Fernando 33 Suresh Perera 62 N. Pradeep 2/28 Viraj Perera 4/77 Pradeep Kumara 2/29)

Galle CC -72/6 at close (Primal Buddhika 18 Suresh Perera 2/6 I. Ratnaweera 3/10)Chaminda Ruwan cracks 64

Exchanges were even in the Bloomfield -Kurunegala YCC Under 23 game which commenced at Reid Avenue yesterday.

Batting first Bloomfield were bowled out for 191.Chaminda Ruwan top scored with a fluent 64 in 107 balls which included five fours and two sixes.

Kurunegala YCC in reply were 52 for two wickets when stumps were drawn.

Bloomfield 191 all out (Chamara Soyza 25 Chaminda Ruwan 64 Pradeep Haligalle 21 Hiran Gunawardene 23 n.o B. Ellepola 2/25 Damith Gunatilake 2/76 Indika Dhrmawardene 3/31)

Kurunegala YCC-52/2 at close.

Speedbirds and Kalutara SC vie for top honours

Speedbirds,and Kalutara Sports Club, vied for top honours in the mixed matches of the Western Province Eva open League Netball tournament, which commenced at Police Park last morning.

Image The Holy Family Convent goal shoot in action Pic by Ranjith Perera 

Speedbirds got the better of Seylan by 16 goals to 2, while Kalutara SC beat New Young by 10 goals to 8. Speedbirds also downed Hayles by 16 goals to 5. Of the matches worked off yesterday Speedbirds and Kalutara SC were in the running to contest for the top slot in the mixed segment of this tournament.

Meanwhile the semi finalists and quarter finalists of the club and under 19 schools sections respectively were found after last evenings matches in the Eva open league tournament at Police park amidst a large gathering The line up is as follows-

B Division.

Group A

Police, St.Joseph's Nugegoda, Torrington, NYS Gold Star, and Samurdi. Group B

Arpico, H N B, Speedbirds, and Gampaha District. 1st Semi Final Winner A vs Runner up B, 2nd Semi Final- Winner B vs Runner up A, Final Winner 1st Semi vs Winner 2nd semi.

C Division., Group A

Girls' High School, Swarnamali,Seylan, Playground A, Kalutara, Overseas, Palmadula, and Galle Youth., Group B

Hayleys, Railway Sport, Dainichi Red, Kelani Campus, Confifi, Metho, Inland Rev, NYSC Gold Star., Quarter final- Winner Group A vs Runner -up Group B, Winner Group B vs Runner -up Group A

Schools Under 19-, Group A-

Maliyadeva M V, St.Anne's Kurana, Girls High School, SJC Nugegoda, Bomiriya Central Kaduwela, Kalutara Balika, and Vshaka., Group B-

Dharmapala Pannipitiya, Musaeus, HFC Bambalapitiya, Mahamaya Kandy,SJC Kegalle, St.Lawrence,and Pannala National School., Quarter final- , Winner Group A vs Runner -up Group B, Winner Group B vs Runner -up Group A. -J.K

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