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OUT! Royal's skipper Dhammika Perera is out, caught by Madushan Fernando off the bowling of Suranga Fernando in their match against St. Sebastian's which ended in a thrilling draw. Picture by M.A. Pushpakumara.

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Premier One Day Tournament

Singha outplay favourites SSC

By Leonard Ratnayake

A strong Singhalese Sporst Club team suffered their second defeat in the Premier one day tournament when they went down to Singha SC by three wickets at the SSC grounds.

Asked to bat first, SSC made only 132 runs in 43.2 overs thanks to a last wicket stand of 33 runs, in a 48-over game. Pramodya Wickramasinghe(13) was dropped with the total on 99 for the last wicket and he went onto add 33 runs with Ruchira Perera who was unbeaten on 21. The highest runs came from Arjuna Ranatunge(23).

Singha in reply, slowly progressed to the winning mark in the 45th over.

SSC - 132 all out in 43.2 overs (A.Ranatunge 23, M. Jayawardena 15, R Perera 21 n.o; K. de Silva 2/20, C de Zoysa 2/26, S Jayantha 2/16)

Singha SC - 136/7 in 44.4 overs (B.Ekanayake 28, C. de Zoysa 30, T. Thushara 20; P.Wickramasinghe 2/22, D Fernando 3/23, R Dhammika 1/24)

Kalu century

A fine century by Romesh Kaluwitharana help Colts CC pile up 265 runs as they beat Colombo CC by 17 runs in a close encounter at the CCC grounds.

Kaluwitharana batting at his favourite position number two scored 107 runs in 120 balls with nine fours and a six, as he put up a 188-run stand for the first wicket with Chaminda Mendis who made 72 runs.

Colts CC - 265/9 in 50 overs (C. Mendis 72, R.Kaluwitharana 107, J. Kulatunge 35; I. Gallage 2/45, H Boteju 2/50.

Colombo CC - 248 all out in 47.3 overs. (D. Hunukumbura 34, M Vandort 43, L de Silva 61, R Mahanama 32, H Boteju 42;

K. Weeraratne 2/46, S. Fernando 2/37, D. Hettiarachchi 2/44

Nawaz guides NCC

An unbeaten 52 runs by discarded Naveed Nawaz helped Nondescripts Cricket Club to beat Galle Cricket club convincingly by seven wickets at the NCC grounds.

Nawaz who came to the crease at the dismissal of Aravinda de Silva(30) put up his half century in 87 ball with two fours and a huge six.

Galle CC - 159 all out in 49.2 0vers (D. Sudarshana 38, C.Vithanage 39, S.Fonseka 25; H. Tillakeratne 4/18, S. Pradeep 3/28

NCC - 160/3 in 35.3 overs (A. de Silva 30, N. Nawaz 53, K. Sangakkara 40; R. Fernando 1/23, G. Perera 1/38)

Tamil Union win

Burghur Recreation Club were bowled out for 126 runs as Tamil Union register win by 93 runs at P. Sara Stadium.

Asked to bat first Tamil Union made 219 runs in 49.4 overs with Anil Rideegammanagedera scoring 70 runs. Ruvin Peiris made a valuable 47 runs.

Tamil Union - 219 all out in 49.4 overs (R. Peiris 47, A. Rideegammanagedera 70, N. Bandaratillake 23;

C. Jayasinghe 2/27, S. Weerakoon 2/29, C. Hadunhettige 2/40)

BRC -126 all out in 50 overs (C. Hadunhettige 24, M.Warnapura 32, Extras 19; M.Muralitharan 3/15, Saram 2/05)

Dilshan 88

T.M. Dilshan, who did not get an opportunity to score at Sharjah made a quick 88 runs in 77 balls as Bloomfield amassed a 222 runs in 36 overs. The game was reduced due to a late start with wet wicket conditions.

Bloomfield SC - 222/3 in 36 overs (T.M. Dilshan 88, K. Dharmasena 60, R. Palliyaguru 28; R. Priyadarshana 1/20, P Hewawitharana 1/35)

Moors SC 172/9 - (H.Tillakeratne 38, D. Rajapakse 24, R Priyadarshana 30; S. Jayasuriya 3/31 and three run outs)

Easy for Sebs

Sebastianites CC outplyed Matara SC to take the match by seven wickets at De Soysa stadium.

Matara CC - 116 all out in 39.3 overs (C. Lokuge 33, P. Buddika 25, M.Wickramasekera 15; N.Perera 4/28, U. Erandika 2/19,

Sebastianites CC - 119/3 in 26.4 overs (N.Peiris 33, S.Warusamana 26, P.Rambukwella 23; M. Farook 2/27.

Panadura win

Panadura SC beat Kurunegala by 131 runs at the Panadura Esplanade.

Panadura SC - 242 all out 48.4 overs (R.A. Perera 74, R.Wimalasena 36, S.Liyanage 29; S.Jayawardena 3/31, W.Kumara 2/63)

Kurunegala - 111 all out 38.3 overs (M. Maduwantha 36, C.S Perera 2/12)

Saracens in box seat

A partnership of 86 runs for the second wicket between M. Ikram (40) and S. Dilantha (44) enabled Saracens to occupy the box seat in their under 23 Division 2 semi-final against Wennap-puwa at the Bloomfield grounds yesterday.

Ikram was unbeaten on 40 onthe second day of their three dayclash.

Wennappuwa - 123 for 6 overnight 187 all out (A. Kumara 49 n.o, C. Perera 2 for26, S. Dilantha 2 for 31, U. Indrasiri 3 for 40)

Saracens - 123 for 3 at close (M. Ikram 40 n.o, S. Dilantha 44; N.S. Fernando 2 for 26)

Navaratne 9 for 40

Kandy completed their under 23 season with a flourish by beating Crusaders SC Kalutara by an innings and 38 runs.

Medium pacer Navaratne fashioned this win by capturing a match bag of 9 for 40.

Crusaders - 109 (J. Mangala 17, S. Eranga 45, R. Silva 17; S.Navaratne 5 for 30, M. Premakumar 2 for30, Gamini Bandara 2 for 6) and 44 (C. Lakshan 16; I. Sangeeth 2 for 8; S. Navaratne 4 for 10, H. Bandara 3 for 16).

Kandy CC - 181 for 7 dec (S. Ranasinghe 15, S. Rangana 17, H. Bandara 13, Gamini Bandara 39, M. Premakumar 24, Tharanga Silva 38, R. Pitigala 14; S.Sandanayake 2 for18) A.K.

Inter-School Cricket

Royal so near, yet so far

Set an inviting victory target of 156 in 24 overs, Royal went out with all guns blazing, before it proved to be so near and yet so far, as they ended at 151 for 8, when their Inter school cricket fixture with St.Sebastian's, ended in a thrilling draw at Reid Avenue yesterday.

Having being well placed at 99 for 2 at one stage, Royal's gallant bid to force a win, went awry as they lost six wickets for 46 runs, with Sebs staging a superb fight back, to thwart the Royal victory charge in the end.

Royal's second wicket pair of, Kanishka Edirisuriya who made a breezy 48 off just 42 deliveries, inclusive of two fours and a six, and Malintha Thotuwilage (26), added 52 runs in even time, before Edirisuriya's dismissal, saw the Reid Avenue lads pressing the panic buttons.

Their middle order, simply threw away their wickets, while a hard hit 29 by Andrew Perera, enabled the Royalists to get within touching distance, of the required target only to be deprived, by the insufficient overs.

Earlier St.Sebastian's having gained a first innings lead of 63, after bowling out Royal for 150, were shot out for a mere 92 in their second essay.

Paceman Chaminda Vidanapathirana bagged 5 for 35, while Sumanjan Fernando and Manjula Silva both made 22 each.

But the cynosure of the match, was Sebs right arm off spinner Lasith Fernando, who returned dream figures of 17.3-8-27-8, to restrict the Royalists to a modest first innings score.

Lasith Fernando ended with a fine match bag of 10 for 63, to confirm his budding potential.

St.Sebastian's 213 & 92 - (Sumanjan Fernando 22, Manjula Silva 22, Suranga De Silva 16, Lasith Fernando 15, Chaminda Vidanap-athirana 5/35, Amila Kariyakarawana 2/11)

Royal 96/3 cont, 150 all out (Dhanushka Perera 42, Andrew Perera 30, Malintha Thotuwilage 25, Lasith Fernando 8/27) and 151/8 in 24 overs at close. (Dhanushka Perera 27, Kanishka Edirisuriya 48, Malintha Thotuwilage 26, Andrew Perera 29, Suranga De Silva 2/39, Lasith Fernando 2/36) J.K

Bens chase runs

By Bruce Maurice

St. Benedict's Kotahena figured in a thrilling draw in their Inter-School cricket match at Campbell Park yesterday.

Set to make 158 runs for a win in 20 overs the Benedictines were 123 for 4 when stumps were drawn.

Wesley - 203 and 59 for 4 (A. Tussaint 30 n.o; A. Ramachandran 4 for 26)

St. Benedict's - 104 for 9 dec. (M. Ajmeer 25, M. Mahroof 25; F. Mahroof 4 for 29, R. Senadhira 5 for 27) and 123 for 4 (L. Hettiarachchi 42 n.o, M. Perera 31, M. Ajmeer 25; I. Mahroof 2 for 33)

Porage cracks 71

M. Porage scored a fine 71 and M. Dhunusinghe made 58 not out for Nalanda in their drawn Inter-School cricket match at Campbell Place yesterday.

Isipatana - 127 and 175 (R. de. Silva 21, M. Priyankara 30, S. Perera 38; I. Dilshan 3 for 36, D. Jayasundare 2 for 52, M. Surappuli 2 for 35)

Nalanda - 207 for 6 dec atCampbell Place (M. Porage 71, M. Dhunusinghe 58 n.o, S. Peiris 41; M. Abeyratne 2 for 50). - BM

Listless draw

By Shanaka Silva

The inter school cricket encouner between St. Joseph's College, Maradana and St Aloysius College, Galle fizzled out to a listless draw at the Darley Road yesterday.

Batting first St Aloysius made 114. Chamara Sampath was the top scorer with 29.In reply the Josephian scored 197 all out with Shirz Illias being the top scorer with 47

St. Aloysius - 114 - all out (Charmara Sampath 29, L.M. Kumara 15, S. Hettiarchchi 15, E.Vithana15, R.Perera 4/41, D. Perumal 1/01) and 88 for 4 at close (Charmara Sampath 20; C.Aravinda 1/01, Ranesh Perera 1/28)

St. Joseph's - 197 all out, (Shirz Illias 47, D.Pathirana 45; U.Chaturange 3/42)

Trinity stalled

Trinity tried hard to squeeze out a win against Sri Rahula in their Inter-School match which concluded at the Asgiriya Stadium yesterday. However they ran aground in the face of some stiff resistance from the visitors.

Trinity - 195 for 9 dec (P. Weeraratne 83, R. Gamage 34; B. Gunasena 2 for 35, C. Ratnayake 2 for30, S. Fernando 2 for 8) and 68 for 3 dec. (S. Chandran 37, R. Fernando 17; N. Peiris 2 for 6, C. Ratnayake 1 for 7)

Sri Rahula - 125 (C. Ratnayake 25, U.Weerasekera 30, N. Priyadarshana 12, L. Samaradivakara 12; D. Rodrigo 5 for 30, P. Weeraratne 2 for 24) and 25 for 2 (C. Ratnayake 10 n.o) - A.K.

Kingswood held

Kingswood and Vidyartha figured in a battle of collapses in their Inter-School game at Peradeniya.

Batting first Kingswood were 47 for no loss. However in no time they collapsed to 80 for 6. Skipper Seneviratne and Dharmaratne put together a 54 run stand to take them to relative safety.

Kingswood - 161 for 9 dec (C. Seneviratne 41, M. Wattegedera 46, B. Katudeniya 21, R. Ariyadasa 15, V. Dharmaratne 10; S.Nanayakkara 3 for 59, N. Dunusinghe 4 for 29) and 85 for 5 (M. Nauzoon 36 n.o, C. Seneviratne 15 n.o, B. Ekanayake 15; S. Perera 2 for 7)

Vidyartha - 111 (D. Wekadapola 21, T. Liyanage 19, P. Indrajith 14; B. Katudeniya 4 for 12, S. Gunatilleke 3 for 20) - A.K.

City Sports Roundup

Lemonade Trophy

The eighth schools invitation knock-out six-a-side cricket tournament conducted for the Lemonade Trophy and sponsored by Ceylon Cold Stores Limited will take place on November 11 and 12 at Campbell Park. The competition will be conducted by Old Wesleyites Sports Club.

Twenty four schools have entered the competition and commentaries on radio will be relayed on November11 and the contest will be shown 'live' on Rupavahini on November 12. St. Joseph's are the defending champions.

The participating schools are: Thurstan, D.S. Senanayake, Kalutara MV, Maris Stella, Royal, De Mazenod, S. Thomas', Ananda,Nalanda, Joseph Vaz, St. Sebastians, St. Anthony's Wattala, Wesley, C.W.W. Kannangara, Kingswood, Revatha MV Balapitiya, Isipatana, Mahanama, Siri Piyaratne and Mayurapada MV.

Sumithra Gunasekera, the Managing Director of Ceylon Cold Stores will be the chief guest.

Milo Under 13 rugby

The qualifiers to play in the Cup and Plate quarter finals in the Milo Under 13 inter-schools rugby championships were found at the CR&FC Grounds yesterday.

The qualifiers and the play-offs are: Wesley A vs Isipatana A; Lumbini vs Isipatana B; Sri Rahula vs Zahira A; St. Sylvester's A vs S. Thomas' Prep A; Vidyartha A vs Isipatana A; Royal A vs Trinity A; St. Joseph's A vs D.S. Senanayake A; Richmond vs St. Anthony's A. The championships willbecontinued today.

Easy for Cambrians

Prince of Wales Moratuwa drubbed St. Thomas' Matara 13-0 in a Group C match of the All Island under 15 schools hockey championships conducted by the Sri Lanka Schools Hockey Federation atthe S. Thomas' Grounds in Mt. Lavinia yesterday.

Following are the results of matches played yesterday:

Group A: Mahinda Galle bt. Sri Summangala Kandy 1-0; Nalanda bt. Bandaranaike MMV Gampaha 6-0; Nalanda bt. Mahinda 2-0; Vijaya MV Matale bt. Sri Summangala Kandy 2-0; Mahinda bt. Bandaranayake MV 1-0. Group B: Zahira Matale bt. Badulla MMV 3-0; St. Benedict's bt. St. Sylvester's Kandy 3-1. Group C: St. Thomas' Matale beat Prince of Wales 3-0; Prince of Wales bt. St. Thomas' Matara 13-0; STC Matale bt. Vidyaloka Galle 3-0. Group D: Joseph Vaz bt. Kingswood 4-0; Christ Church College Matale beat drew with Kingswood 0-0; STC Mt. Lavinia bt. Dhar-madutha Badulla 2-0; Joseph Vaz bt. Dharmadutha 7-0; STC Mt. Lavinia bt. Christ Church Matale 5-0. -BM


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