14th November 1999

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Lanka 'A' lose to SA

South Africa A beat Sri Lanka A by an innings and 116 runs in the four day unofficial Test which concluded in Centurion Park yesterday.

Facing a follow on Sri Lanka were all outfor 183 with T. T. Samaraweera top scoring for Sri Lanka A with59. Other notable scores for Sri Lanka A came from U. N. K. Fernando (25) and S.I., Fernando (36). Hayward (2 for 37), Trebrugge (4 for 69) andMpitsang (3 for42) capturedthe wickets for South Africa A.

South Africa A - 460.

Sri Lanka A - 158 and 183

Hamilton vies for Test place

BLOEMFONTEIN, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Scottish World Cup player Gavin Hamilton made a strong bid to be included in the England test squad on Saturday with an unbeaten 64 against a combined provincial team. At the close of the second day, the Free State/Griqualand West Combination XI had reached 156 for three in reply to England's 358 for nine declared, thanks to an unbeaten knock of 80 from former S A opener, Liebenberg.

Inter-School Cricket

St. Peter's triumph

St. Peter's, set to make 60 to win, reached their target losing three wickets in the process in their Lemonade Cup inter-school cricket encounter against President's College by seven wickets at Bambalapitiya yesterday.

President's College, who made 187 runs in their first innings, were bowled out for 131 in their second essay with K. Ratnayake scoring a half century and C. Peiris capturing 3 for 23.

President's College - 189 (Kanishka Ratnayake 63, N. Perera 43, C. Kodituwakku 24, D. Silva 20; Anuruddha Gallage 5 for 38, Chrishantha Peiris 2 for 64) and 131 (Kanishka Ratnayake 57, M. Alzfi 37; M. Silva 2 for 24, Chrishantha Peiris 3 for23, S. Paskularajah 2 for 24).

St. Peter's - 263 for 7 dec. (Mahesh Perera 130, Kaushal Lokuarachchi 44, Amesh Dissanayake 46; Prabath Caldera 5 for 96) and 61 for 3 (Kaushal Lokuarachchi 17, J. Jayasuriya 16)

Royal-Isipatana draw

An unbeaten fifth wicket stand of 87 in the Royal second innings between skipper Ruchira Jayasuriya (66 n.o with seven fours and a six) and Andrew Perera (26 n.o with three fours) highlighted the second day's play in their drawn inter-school cricket natch against Isipatana MV concluded at Reid Avenue yesterday.

In reply to Royal's first innings total of 239 for 7 dec., Isipatana made 141 for six declared.

Royal - 239 for 7 dec (Malinda Thotuwilage 87, Andrew Perera 29 n.o, J. Mubarak 38, A. Kariyakarawana 21) and 114 for 4 at close (Ruchira Jayasuriya 66 n.o, Andrew Perera 26 n.o; Chanaka Perera 3 for 34).

Isipatana - (41 for one overnight) contd. 141 for 6 dec (T. Rodrigo 36 n.o, M. Fernando 34, S. Wijesinghe 17, K. Rodrigo 14; A. Kariyakarawana 2 for 28) B.W.

Thomians fail by 20 runs

S.Thomas' Mt. Lavinia, set to score 132 to win in 14 overs, totaled 112 for 6 and just failed by 20 runs and settled for an interesting draw against Dharmapala at Mt. Lavinia yesterday.

Dharmapala were bundled out for 93 in the first innings, made 179 for 9 in the second innings with Chamila Jayasinghe stroking a fine 84 with ten fours while Jeevan Mendis struck 45 during the Thomian run chase.

Dharmapala - 93 (Lakmal Fernando 4 for 20, Jeevan Mendis 3 for 35) and 179 for 9 (Chamila Jayasinghe 84, I. Indula 38; R. Mohan 3 for 30)

S. Thomas' - 105 for 6 overnight, 137 for 9 dec (Lakmal Fernando 23; D. Ratnatilleke 5 for 42, Chamila Jayasinghe 4 for 30) and 112 for 6 (Jeevan Mendis 45; M. Ratnatilleke 2 for 48)

Double for Kushani

Kushani Daluwatte bagged a double, winning the women's and the girls under 19 titles at the SSC Centenary open squash championships played at its club courts at Maitland Place yesterday.

In the women's final Kushani beat Sulakshini Dias Abeygunewardena by 3 sets to 2, 9-1, 0-9, 3-9, 9-3, 9-3.

In the girls under 19 final Kushani beat Nissanga Mayadunne 9-1, 9-3, 9-2.

Rasansi Lankage won the girls under 17 title defeating Menusha Hettiarachchi 9-5, 9-5,9-3 with Harshini Wijewardena winning the third place play-off defeating Amila Gunewardena 9-7, 9-6, 9-2.

Naveen Samarasinghe won the boys under 19 title downing Kavinda Cooray 9-2, 6-9, 10-9, 9-4. Naveen, who was in search of a double, failed to achieve this when he lost to Janaka Swaris in the men's final in straight sets 10-9, 9-6, 9-7. Naveen, obviously was in a state of discomfort as he was seen vomiting after the final.

Daya Perera, President of SSC gave away the awards.


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