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Easy for St. Aloysius Ratnapura

St. Aloysius, Ratnapura scored a runaway innings and 171 run win over S. Thomas’ Bandarawela in their Under-19 Inter-school cricket match played at Bandarawela. Kavindu Hasanka (103 with 10 fours) and Sachith Sanjaya (4 for 29 and 5 for 21) fashioned this win for the Ratnapura team. Thilina Maduranga and Mihiru Shalitha were Bandarawela Thomians’ best performers.

St. Aloysius 283 all out (Kavindu Hasanka 103, Sagith Dayashan 48, Sidath Suganda 27 n.o., Sachin Lakshita 19, Thilina Maduranga 4/86, Mihiru Shalitha 3/57) S. Thomas’ Bandarawela 70 all out (Mihiru Shalitha 20, Sachith Sanjaya 4/29, Dilan Madushan 3/5) and 42 all out (Sachith Sanjaya 5/21, Dilan Madushan 3/1, Sachin Lakshitha 2/6)

‘Save the Globe’

R. Rajah Ratnasingham Goonesekera and Army Sergeant JHNC Adikari of the Gajaba Regiment are cycling from Kataragama to Jaffna carrying the message ‘Save the Globe’. They will be planting trees and conducting many other activities in different cities while on their way to Jaffna.

Second win for Zahira Matale

By L.D. Chandrasiri, Matale Corr

Zahira College Matale registered their second successive win in the SLSCA All Island Under 13 Inter-School Cricket Tournament 2011 when they beat Vijaya College Matale by 68 runs on the first innings at the Bernard Aluvihare Stadium in Matale. In reply to Vijayas total of 110 all out,Zahirians made 178 with M. Nimas top scoring with 38 and M. Yoosuf making an unbeaten 35.

Vijaya 110 all out (Hendrikas 44, Maduranga 23, Kularatne 16; M. Nimas 4 for 10, M. Yunus 2 for 9)
Zahira 178 (M. Nimas 38, M. Yoosuf 35 n.o, Mohammed Yunus 13; Hendriks 4 for 15) Zahira beat Sirimavo Bandaranaike Model Matale on the first innings.

M. Nimas with a top score of 68 guided Matale Zahira to beat Sirimavo Bandaranaike Model Matale on the first innings in their opening fixture of the Under 13 Inter-School cricket tournament at Matale.
Sirimavo BandaranaikeModel 131 all out (E. Edirisinghe 35, K. Dassanayake 18, Makalanda 15; M. Althaf 3 for 33, Abdul Rahman 3 for 37)

Zahira Matale 146 (N. Nimas 68, Abdul Salman 14, M. Humden 18; Aluvihare 3 for 29, B. Wijesinghe 3 for 35)

SLCB records 33 runs win over Ratmalana SC

Taking first lease of the wicket and making 207 (all out) the Sri Lanka Council for the Blind recorded a 33 runs victory over Ratmalana SC in their Fourth Annual Dilmah Challnge Trophy game conducted by the Sri Lanka Cricket Association for the Blind. Former Sri Lanka cap Madushankar (one six and five boundaries) and his brother Shashi Lakshan (four boundaries) put on 125 runs for the fourth wicket. Rasika Thilak also chipped in with 24. Damith Sameera bagged three wickets for 25 runs. Ratmalana were dismissed for 169 in 36 overs. Chamara Madushanker was the top scorer with 22. Mahinda Navaratne bowled best to take 3 for 39.

SLCB 207 in 33 overs (R. Madushanker 57, Sashi Lakshan 49; Sameera 3 for 25)
Ratmalana SC 169 all out in 36 overs (C. Madushanker 22; Mahinda Navaratne 3 for 29)

Mayadunna MV record two exciting wins

Mayadunna Maha Vidyalaya recorded two exciting wins in their Inter-school Under-13 Division III matches played recently. Mayadunna MV edged out M.D.H. Jayawardana MV to surpass their first innings total of 154 and reach 160 while against Wijayawardana MV they were bowled out for a paltry total of 99. However excellent bowling helped Mayadunna MV to restrict their opponents to 94.

Vs M.D.H. Jayawardana MV: Won by first innings
M.D.H. Jayawardana MV 154 all out (43) (Chamod Ranasinghe 19, Dilshan Perera 36, H. Banuka 40, Ramesh Maduwantha 4/31, Pasindu Hansala 2/18, Kasun Ayeshmantha 2/29, Thimalka Weeraratne 2/35)

Mayadunna MV 160 for 9 wickets (41) (Ramesh Maduwantha 13, Thimalka Weeraratne 27, Asanka Lanka 15, Ishan Kumara 16, Supun Tharaka 21, Dharshana Jayasundera 5/41, Dinesh Perera 2/21)
Vs Wijayawardana MV: Won by first innings

Mayadunna MV 99 all out (32.4) (Ramesh Maduwantha 30, Thimalka Weeraratne 11, Dinuka Wimukthi 5/34, Hasindu Lakshitha 3/10)

Wijayawardana MV 94 all out (31.2) (Viraj Richards 19, Dinesh Attanayake 21, Thimalka Weeraratne 3/17, Ramesh Maduwantha 3/17, Kasun Ayeshmantha 2/11)

Inosha wins karate Gold in India

By Gamini Mahadura – Galle Corr

Inosha Madushani of Rathgama Devapathiraja Maha Vidyalaya bagged Gold Medals at the South Asian Karate Championships in kata and kumete events.

Inosha was placed eighth at the Under 17 kata event this year and a Silver Medal in the kumete events at the 2010 karate championships in 2010.

Inosha who has been practicing karate from the age of six has won eight Gold Medals, four Silver Medals and four Bronze Medals. Her coach is Sudath Mendis.

Vijitha Best Athlete

From Gamini Mahadura - Galle Corr

Vijitha Kariyawasam of Baddegama, Gathagama North Vidyalaya was selected the best athlete at the All Island Teachers Athletic Championships held at the Nuwara Eliya Public Playground.

Running with ease Vijitha came first in the 200, 400, 800 and led her teams in the 100x4 and 400x4 Relay events. She has participated in several championships earlier bringing in several Gold Medals in All Island meets.

Veterans Table Tennis tournaments

The Veterans All Island Interclub League TT tournament will be held on Sunday 4th December 2011 at S. Thomas’ College Indoor Stadium, Mount Lavinia commencing 8.00 a.m.

Each Men’s team comprises 3 or 4 players and each Women’s team comprises 2 or 3 players. There will be 4 singles (1&2 play reversed singles) and one doubles. In the Men’s team event only one singles player can play in the doubles. Thus a minimum of 3 players will be required.

In the Women’s team event both singles players can play in the doubles so that a minimum of two players will be required. The Men’s team event will be played in 2 divisions A and B.

Entries should be handed over to Dr. G.N. Lucas (Tel. 0776022176), Sarath Wijesuriya (Tel. 0716456114) or Ms. Ira Ruwanpathirana (Tel. 0777106324) on or before 1st December 2011.
All Island open

The Veterans All Island Open TT tournament will be held on Sunday 11th December 2011 at the YMCA gymnasium, Fort commencing 8.00 a.m. The Men’s and Women’s Doubles and the Mixed Doubles will be played as a single over 40 years event.

The Men’s Singles will be played in the 40-49, 50-59, 60 years and over events. The Women’s Singles will be played in the 40-49 and 50 years and over events. However, if there are less than 4 players in the 40-49 year age group, the Women’s Singles will be played as a single over 40 years event.

Pethum shines for Kalutara MV

By P D De Silva

Kalutara Vidyalaya's under 13 cricket captain Pethum Nishanka scored two half centuries to give his team a first innings win in the division one match against St Servatius college played at the KTC grounds last Saturday.

Being asked to bat first Kalutara MV scored 174 with Pethum making 60off 56 balls with 8 boundaries and 2 sixes. Yasitha Umayanga scored 25. Lakitha Rupasinghe took 5 for 46.

St. Servatius were dismissed for 64 runs and Kalutara MV scored 107from the last 11 overs of the day. Pethum was unbeaten on 54 from 31balls with seven boundaries and a six. Kalutara MV 174 (Pethum Nishanka 60,Yasitha Umayanga 25, Kusal Fernando 23, Ashen Shanuka 20, Lakitha Rupasinghe 5/46, Harsha Mohotti 2/27) and 107/2 (Pethum Nishanka 54 not out, Kusal Dhanushka 32, Lakitha Rupasinghe 2/48) St. Servatius 64 ( Janith Vimukthi 13, Lakitha Rupasinghe 12, Himasha Silva 3/28, Praveen Yapa 2/0, Inshaka Maduwinda 2/5, Pethum Nishanka 2/6)

Henry Steel in Matara

By P D de Silva

The Colonel Henry Steel Olcott memorial cricket tournament played annually between teams comprising of past cricketers of the eight leading Buddhist schools in the island will be hosted by the OBA of Rahula College at the Uyanwatte Stadium Matara.

The tournament was first played on 12 December 1999 and was hosted by the OBA of Nalanda College.

Senior cricketers from Ananda College, Dharmaraja College, Dharmasoka College, Dharmapala Vidyalaya, Maliyadeva College, Mahinda College, Nalanda College and Rahula College will be seen in action on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of December.

There will be a six a side cricket tournament between present cricketers on the 2nd of December. The Colombo branch of the Rahula OBA and the Rahula Old cricketers Association join the OBA of Rahula College to host this years’ tournament.

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