19th October 1997

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South African batsman Gary Kirsten on his way to 56, square drives as Pakistani fielder Ejaz Ahmed (C) takes evasive action during the second day's play of the second test in Sheikhupura on Saturday. South Africa were 154 for two at the close of stumps. The first day's play was washed out due to rain. REUTERS

Inter-School Cricket

Dilshan shines in St. Peter's win over Mazenod

By Saif Izzadeen

A match bag of 9 for 39 by Peterite Dilshan Rupasinghe helped them to score an innings and eight runs win over De Mazeond Kandana in their inter school cricket match at Bambalapitiya yesterday. This was St Peter's second win for the season

De Mazoned who were 48 for 3 overnight were bowled out for 108. The top scorer for De Mazenod was Suraj Alwis who made 32 . For St. Peter's Dilshan Rupasinghe captured five wickets for 14. Following on the Kandana lads were bowled out for 112. Suraj De Alwis was again the top scorer with a 31. He was supported by D.Silva (23) and U.Obeyratne (14). Dilshan Rupasinghe captured 4 more wickets to have a match bag of nine wickets, which enabled St. Peter's to win this match handsomely.

St Peter's - 228

De Mazenod - ( 48 for 3 overnight) 108 all out (S.De.Alwis 32; Dilshan Rupasinghe 5 for 14) and 112 ( S.De.Alwis 31, D.Silva 23, U.Obeyratne 14; D.Rupasinghe 4 for 25, D.Heetihewa 3 for 24, A.De.Silva 3 for 24)

Rain a spoiler

Rain deprived St. Joseph's of certain victory when their inter-school cricket match against Raddoluwa MV ended in a draw at Darley Road yesterday. In reply to St. Joseph's 231 for 9 dec, Raddoluwa MV who were 71 for 5 overnight were bowled out for 93. The top scorers for the visitors were N.Pannilawithanage with 21 and W. Rajapakse 20. For St. Joseph's, R.De Silva 4 for 13, S.Warnakula 3 for 27 and A. De Mel 2 for 13 shared the wickets

Following on Raddoluwa MV were struggling at 121 for 7 and were in danger of losing the match by an innings, when rain halted play at 4.05 pm with 19 more overs left to be bowled. D.A.Chamara (34) and S.Aranagala (53) did the bulk of the scoring for the visitors. A.De.Mel ( 3 for 21) and S.Warnakula(3 for 30) bowled well for St. Joseph's

St. Joseph's - 231 for 9 in 63.5 overs off 220 mts. (I.Daniels 75, R.De.Silva 68, M.Perera 27; N.Pannilawithanage 3 for 86, N.Gunatillake 2 for 22)

Raddoluwa MV - (71 for 5 overnight) 93 all out in 49.4 overs off 210 mts.( N.Pannilawithanage 21, W.Rajapakse 20; R.De.Silva 4 for 13, S.Warnakula 3 for 27, A.de.Mel 2 for 13) and 121 for 7 at close in 63 overs ( D.Chamara 34, S.Aranagala 53; A.De.Mel 3 for 21, S.Warnakula 3 for 30)

Draw at Campbell Park

The inter school cricket match between Wesley and St. Anthony's Katugastota ended in a draw at Campbell Park yesterday.

Wesley - 179 and 57 for no loss at close ( D.Jayakody 39 n.o and I.Ranasi 17 n.o)

St Anthony's Katugastota - 184 for 9 dec( R.Wickremapala 29, K.Jayaratne 20, M.Pallihakara 31, N.Nizam 19; B.Senadheera 4 for 54, M.De.Silva 2 for 19, D.Jayakody 2 for 63)

Draw at Moratuwa

By S.M.D Sirisena

A fine unbeaten 113 by St. Sebastian's skipper Nalin Wijesinghe against Ananda was the highlight of their drawn inter-school cricket match at Moratuwa yesterday.

M.Puhapakumara 69 not out, supported by L.Fernando (32) and T.Kandambi (32) helped Ananda to make 200 for 9 . For St. Sebastian's C.Francis (2 for 33) and D. Godfred (3 for 51) bowled best.

St Sebastian's - 184 in 55 overs (Nalin Wijesinghe 113 n.o; A.Ganegama 4 for 28)

Ananda - 200 for 9 in 53 overs at close ( L.Fernando 32, S.Basnayake 20, T.Kandambi 32, M.Puhpakumara 69 n.o; C.Francis 2 for 33, D.Godfred 3 for 51)

Lanka make two changes

By Bernie Wijesekera

Sri Lanka made two changes for the second test against the visiting Australian Northern Terrorities today at Longden place. Kick-off is scheduled at 5.00pm

The two changes are Pradeep Basnayake and N.Dissanayake replace Sunder Niranjan and Asanga Roderigo respectively.

The Sri Lanka XV: Dunstan de Sliva, Viraj Prassana (Captain), Shantha Rohana; Suranga Amarasinghe, Pardeep Basnayake; Anslem De Sliva, R.Alles; Haris Omar; Champika Nishantha and Nalin Dissanayake, Imithie Marikkar, Haren Perera, Manjula. Pathirana, K.Musafer.

Old Thomians win

After being led 15-10 the Old Thomians registered an exciting 17-15 win over the Present Thomians, thanks to a superb conversion by Asanga Seneviratne, in their fellowship match at Longden Place yesterday.

At half time the Present Thomians led 10-5. For the winners Duminda Jayatilleke, Prabath de Saram and Kolitha Jayatilleke scored a try each. For the Present Thomians Ruchira Fernando scored all three tries.

Referee: Sampath Fernando

Bacher and Kirstan beat rain to batter Pak bowling

SHEIKHUPURA, Pakistan, Saturday (Reuters) - A fine opening stand of 135 between A.Bacher (78) and G.Kirstan (56) helped South Africa to reach 154 for two at the close on the second day of the rain-hit second cricket test against Pakistan yesterday.

No play in U-24 cricket

No play was possible in the first day of the Under 24 cricket semifinal which was scheduled to be played yesterday.

NCC were down to play SSC at the P. Saravanamutthu Stadium while CCC were scheduled to meet Tamil Union at the Bloomfield Grounds. Both venues were not fit for play after the heavy rains that were experienced during the past few days in Colombo. - MF

South Africa first innings:
G. Kirsten b Wasim Akram	56
A. Bacher not out		78
B. McMillan c Moin Khan 
b Mushtaq Ahmad 		 7
D. Cullinan not out 		 1
Extras (lb-1 b-6 nb-5) 		12
Total (for two wickets) 	154

Fall of wickets: 1-135 2-151

Bowling: Wasim Akram 11-3-21-1, Azhar Mahmood 7-2-22-0 (nb2), Mushtaq Ahmad 13-6-36-1, Saqlain Mushtaq 13-2-40-0 (nb2), Ali Hussain Rizvi 9-1-28-0 (nb1).

To bat: Hansie Cronje, Jonty Rhodes, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Lance Klusener, Pat Symcox, Paul Adams.

Ports Authority moves toward 12th NB win

By Annesley Ferreira

Ports Authority put themselves in line to win their 12th successive netball title in the Nationalised Services Netball league championships worked off at the Vihara Maha Devi Park.

Ports Authority will meet CTB in the final fixed for October 29 at 3.30 p.m. at the same venue.

In the run up to the final, ports authority beat Rupavahini 27 - 13, Insurance Corporation 38 - 12, while CTB beat Insurance Corporation 13 - 6, Bank of Ceylon 14 - 7, Rupavahini Corporation 27 -13 and Insurance Corporation received a walk over from Bank of Ceylon and Rupavahini pipped Bank of Ceylon by a solitary goal 20 - 19.

Central Engineering Construction Bureau assured themselves of a place in the B Division final, with wins over People's Bank 17 - 10, CWE 18 - 5 and Ceylon Electricity Board 22 - 5.

In the other matches played in the same division, People's Bank beat CEB 22 - 8, CWE 29 - 4, CWE beat Bank of Ceylon 19 - 15 in a close game, and Bank of Ceylon beat CEB 7 - 5.

Bank of Ceylon emerged champions in the C division scoring wins over, BCC 20 - 2, CTB 9 - 6, CWE 17 - 6, while Ports Authority beat CTB 10 - 6, CWE 13 - 5 and CTB beat CWE 13 - 5, CWE beat BCC 12 - 7.

State Pharmaceuticals Corporation emerged as D division champions with Urban Developemnt Authority (UDA) as runners up.

The newly crowned champions beat Ports Authority 11 - 4, UDA 8 - 3, Insurance Corporation 14 - 3 and UDA beat Insurance Corporation 9 - 7.

The A division final will be played on October 29, with the Chief Guest being the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, S. B. Dissanayake.

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