smashes century as Bloomfield take control
By Marlon Fernandopulle
A smashing century from Thilina Kandambi helped Bloomfield to 272
all out against Negombo CC in Cricket Board Under 23 game played
at Reid Avenue yesterday.
Kandambi the former Anandian who has great promise but has played
below his potential was in full cry yesterday as he cracked half
a dozen sixes and nine boundaries in a 123 ball knock. Supported
by a useful 40 from T. N. Sampath (brother of Tilakaratne Dilshan)
Bloomfield finished on an imposing 272.
In reply Negombo
CC were 67 for the loss of 3 wickets with skipper Kaushal Lokuarachchi
picking up two wickets for Bloomfield.
- 272 all out( Thilina Kandambi 103, T. N. Sampath 40, Kaushal Lokuarachchi
31, Mathesha Ranasinghe 31, Sumalka Perera 25; Kevin Anthony 4/56,
Dinusha Ratnasiri 2/25, Shane Cooray 2/57)
CC - 67/3 (R Shivanka 21 Kaushal Lokuarachchi 2/6)
batsmen on the rampage
Colts batsmen went on the rampage as they hit up 303 for 8 against
Nugegoda SC in their Under 23 game played at Havelock Park yesterday.
knocks from D. Premadasa (77) and N Wickremaratne (78) helped the
hosts to reach a formidable 303 for 8 wickets by the close.
Havelock Park: Colts SC vs Nugegoda CC
Colts SC - 303/8 at close (D Premadasa 77, M. Wijekoon
28, N. Wickremaratne 78, S. Zoysa 40; D Egiliyage 3/64, M Farook
2/49, K. Silva 2/57) vs Nugegoda SC
Panadura SC were in a commanding position against Kurunegala Youth
Cricket Club at the end of the first day's play in their Under 23
game at Panadura yesterday.
After bowling out the visitors for 170 runs Panadura finished the
day on 123 for 2 wickets with D. Perera leading the way with a polished
Panadura: Panadura CC vs Kurunegala KYCC
Kurunegala KYCC-170 (A Jayaratne 22, S. Priyashantha 19,
M. Ramzi 47, D. Karunaratne 20; C. Buddhika 2/30, D. Perera 3/45,
R. Fernando 3/27)
Panadura CC -123/2 (D. Perera 63, N. Nawala 28 n.o, T. Priyadarshana
17 n o)
A half century from S. Peiris helped Lankan CC to 205 all out against
Petersons SC in a Cricket Board Under 23 game at Kotte yesterday.
Lankan CC hit up 205 with Peiris top scoring with a fine 56. A Godapitiya
was the the pick of the bowlers claiming 6 for 46. In reply Petersons
were in a bad way at 90 for 6 wickets by the close.
Lankan CC vs Petersons SC
Lankans CC- 205 (S. Galapathi 21, S. Peiris 56, L. Varunashantha
38; A Godapitiya 6/46)
Petersons SC - 90/6 (R. Lakshan 25; C Kumara 2/36)
Marians in strong position
Chilaw Marians helped by two half centuries from Malintha Gajanayake
(57 n.o.) and Praneeth Jayasundara (51 n.o.) were 186 for 4 in reply
to Saracens SC score of 100 on the first day's play in the Premier
Division Under 23 being played at the FTZ grounds in Katunayake.
Pacie Manoj Chanaka was the wrecker with figures of 6 for 32 for
- 100 (Chinthaka Perera 27, Pradeep Nishantha 23, Malinga Perera
20; Manoj Chanaka 6 for 32, Omesh Wijesiriwardena 2 for 29, Ranil
Dhammika 2 for 7)
Chilaw Marians - 186 for 4 at close (Ishan Muthaliph 30, Malintha
Gajanayake 57 n.o., Praneeth Jayasundara 51 n.o.; Chinthaka Perera
3 for 50) -MSA
Umhar and Sherwin prop St.Peter’s
Right arm pace Umhar Samsudeen and left arm spinner Sherwin Lindsay
sharing six wickets between them combined together to give the Peterites
a thrilling ten-run win over the Anandians in a Under 16 inter-school
quarter final cricket match played at De Soysa Stadium in Moratuwa.
The Anandians who were well on the way for a win saw their dreams
shattered with some hostile bowling by Umhar who was supported by
- 160 for 9 (Sherwin Lindsay 29 n.o; Lasitha Dias 3 for 12, Vishwa
Wijesuriya 2 for 15, N. de Silva 2 for 27) Ananda - 150 (Thivanka
Dananjaya 53, Vishwa Wijesuriya 26, Amal Nisitha 29; Umhar Samsudeen
3 for 46, Sherwin Lindsay 3 for 40, Chevan Edirisinghe 2 for 21)
D.S.Senanayake College overcame Kalutara MV on bonus points in another
quarter final game of the Under 16 Division One cricket tournament
played at Bambalapitiya. Kalutara MV taking first lease of the wicket
made 151 and DSS in reply were 117 for 3 when stumps were drawn.
- 151 (M. Fernando 40, S. Waduge 21; Kanishka Fernando 4 for 18)
DSS - 117 for 3 (Dilum Harischandra 48, Gayashan Weerasekera 23
n.o., Madhawa Perera 33 n.o.) -MSA
cricket, netball tournament
By Rizwan Mihraj
Encouraged by the success of the Indoor Cricket Tournament held in
year 2001, Intissel Lanka Private Limited will organize a similar
tournament in August 2003.
Once again, this will be exclusively for the garment manufacturers
and the buying houses within Sri Lanka. Around 80 teams are expected
to participate in this year's tournament selected on a first-come
first-served basis due to the tremendous enthusiasm shown for this
A press conference
will be held at the Austasia Sports Complex in Thalawatugoda on
July 25. All selected team captains will be present to participate
in the draw for the preliminary rounds to be worked off from the
August 7 to 15. The final rounds will be played on the August 16.
All games will be played at the Austasia Complex and conducted under
their approved rules and regulations.
A netball tournament
will also be held on the same day to keep the ladies in the garment
industry on their toes while giving the gents an opportunity to
cheer their female counterparts.
A turnout of
over 500 is expected on August 16. Intissel Lanka will provide food
and drink for all participants and invitees on this day in addition
to musical groups and other forms of entertainment.
of the event will be covered by the Print and Electronic media and
will have some of Sri Lanka's big names in cricket present to grace
The organizers expect to conduct this event at least once every
two years due to the popularity and enthusiasm generated within
the garment industry who are our respected customers.