St. Joseph's, who had to make 13 runs in six balls, made it in the last two deliveries when Roshan de Silva hit a straight six over the bowler's head and in the last ball whipped a four to the square leg to give the Joes a thrilling ten wickets win over Dharmaraja Kandy in the Third Term Inter-School cricket match at Darley Road yesterday.
Though the Joes won, credit should go to the Rajans superb rear-guard action. After struggling at 47 for 7 at tea they fought back with their tailenders L.Wijesekera (9 n.o) and C.Wickremanayake (17) who batted with grim determination to put on 31 for the eighth wicket in 150 minutes to save the Rajans from an innings defeat.
Gary Melder continues to coach St. Joseph's assisted by former Sri Lanka spinner Daya Sahabandu.
Dharmaraja - 165 (C.Werage 34, D.Seneviratne 36; Roshan de Silva 3 for 18, M.Perera 3 for 19) and 88 in 66.4 overs (P.Seneviratne 31, C.Wickremanayake 17, L.Wijesekera 9 n.o; A.de Mel 2 for 22, Roshan de Silva 3 for 5, S.Warnakula 3 for 11)
St. Joseph's - 241 for 5 dec (overnight 110 for no loss) (Johannes Jayasuriya 62, Ian Daniel 58, M.Perera 45, Aminda de Mel 24, D.Ramanayake 32 n.o; A.Marapana 2 for 46) and 15 for no loss (Roshan de Silva 13 n.o)
Right arm pace bowler Lakmal Fernando turned in a match winning preformance with a match bag of seven for 15 runs helped S.Thomas' to beat Richmond College Galle by an Innings and 32 runs with 15 mandorary overs to be bowled in the third term inter school cricket match at Mt Lavinia yesterday.
Resuming from there overnight score of 78 for 4, Richmond were bowled out for 125, just after lunch.The wrecker for S. Thomas' was pacemen Lakmal Fernando who took three for just two runs! Right arm pacemen Gihan Fernando and left arm leg spinner Suranga Peiris took two wickets each.
Following on the lads from Galle were bowled out for 77. Lakmal Fernando added another four wickets to his first innings wickets to take a match bag of seven for 15 runs while Suranga Pieris took three for 10 runs.
S. Thomas' - 234 for 4 dec (Upeka Fernando 78, Nilanka Pieris 69 n.o, S.Caldera 44, D, Gunawardena 16, J.Siriwardena 15)
Richmond -(78 for 4 overnight) !25 all out in 77.2overs
( N.Ratnayake 25, Pradeep Kumar 32, Osad Sumathipala19, Dilantha Sumathipala 14 n.o; Lakmal Fernando 3 for 2, G.Fernando 2 for 26, S.Pieris 2 for 29 and 77 in 45 overs( I.Udayanga 16, P.Kumara 21, O.Sumathipala 16, Lakmal Fernando 4 for 13, S. Pieris 3 for 10)
CCC batsmen made full use of some scrappy SSC fielding to hit up 349 at the end of the first day in their Under 24 game which commenced at Maitland Place yesterday.
SSC who have lost two of their four games let off seven catches as CCC batsmen led by Saman Jayantha piled on the agony for the home side. Jayantha struck a whirlwind 68 in only 76 balls which included 10 fours and a six, and put on 82 runs for the third wicket with D. Munukumbura(55) that paved the way for sizeable CCC total.
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Lanka De Silva celebrated his inclusion to the national side for the forthcoming Pakistan Independence Cup with a quickfire half century with eight boundaries. CCC's last pair of S. Muruthota (34 n o) and I. Gallage (11) frustrated SSC further with a 52 run stand that helped CCC to an imposing 349 all out.
CCC- 349 all out in 93.3 overs.(Bradman Ediriweera 24, Saman Jayantha 68, D. Munukumbura 55, L. De Silva 54, Duncan Arnolda 39, Romesh Fernando 21, S Muruthota 34 n o; Suresh Perera 2/42, Suranjith Silva 2 for 64, G. W. D. Arunakumar 3 for 47)
Renuk Jayamanne bagged the Under 18 boys title at the Junior National Tennis Championships at the National Tennis Centre Courts yesterday.
In the final Renuk easily beat Thilina Jayaratne 6-0, 6-0. The contest will be continued at 8 am today. Thushan Hemachandra accounted for the first major upset on the first day of the under 16 boys singles first round match.
Unseeded Hemachandra toppled the number 7 seed Upendra Walgampaya in two straight sets 7-5, 6-4. In another match in the same age group, Dinuka Ranaweera had a easy passage defeating Thilina Jayaratne 6-0, 6-0. In the girls under 10 singles event bottom seed, Dhinusha Premananda beat J.N. Paramanathan 9-7 and B.N. Paramanathan beat Thaneesha Ediriweera 9-2. Manesha Perera is the top seed in this event. Rahantha Ediriweera beat Ranuk Mendis 7-2 and Shailandra Ravindra beat R. Mauresh 7-5 in the boys under 8 singles. Chavi, R. Talagala is the top seed and Rukmal Cooray the bottom seed in the boys under 8 singles. (Boys under 16 singles.) Manjula Ariyasena beat Eran Ulapana 6-0, 6-0, Deshika Dias beat Suranga Rajapaksa 6-3, 7-5, Dhananjayan Kaneshayogan walk over Eran Weerakoon.
Western Province retained the Denzil Kobbekaduwa Trophy defeating Central Province by17 points (1 goal, 1 try and a penalty) to 14 (1 try, 3 penalties) at Nittawela yesterday. The winners led 17-11 at halftime.
For Western Province Champika Nishantha and Viraj Prasanna scored a try each with Bandula Mallikarachchi goaling one of them.
He also put over a penalty.
For Central Province, Suranga Amarasinghe scored the try while Nalaka Weerakkody put over three penalties.
The match got underway an hour late as the Central Province team did not have their jerseys.
HARARE, Saturday (AFP) - Zimbabwe were given a scare near the end but eventually won the second one day cricket international by three wickets yesterday to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series.
They got the jitters, losing four wickets for only 15 runs in the last 10 overs, before captain Alistair Campbell and Eddo Brandes steered them home. Chasing 185 to win, Zimbabwe finished on 188-7 with 10 balls to spare.
Campbell remained unbeaten on 77 off 112 balls with three sixes and four fours while Brandes was 4 not out.
But it was a fourth wicket stand of 123 in 100 minutes between Campbell and opener Gavin Rennie that set up the Zimbabwean victory.
The two left handers had come together with the home side in some difficulty at 42-3 in the 13th over and took the score to 164 before Rennie was trapped leg before wicket by Nathan Astle.
Rennie, who got his maiden one day half century, made 72 in 163 minutes with five fours.
SEOUL, Saturday (Reuter) - South Korea beat the United Arab Emirates 3-0 (halftime 1-0) in their World Cup Asian zone second round, group B qualifying match yesterday.
Playing well below her handicap of 35, H.S. Hwang won the Captain's Cup with a remarkable stableford score of 51 on the second round played at the Royal Colombo Golf Club.
The runner-up was the first round leader Shannon Kern who also played below her handicap scoring 40 points. Her card brings her into the Silver Division.
Niloo Jayatilleka also had two steady rounds and her 74 points gave her third place. Other good totals were P. Dunuwille 70 points and M.L. Ann 70 points.
Winner - A.S. Hwang - 81 stableford points, runner-up Shannon Kern 77 stableford points.
First day winner - Shannon Kern37 stableford points, runner-up Niloo Jayatilleka 35 stableford points.
Second day winner - A.S. Hwang 51 stableford points, runner-up P. Dunuwille 40 stableford points.
Debutants Burns Philip Lanka scored a convincing eight wickets win over International Distilleries Ltd., in the MCA 30 over "H" Division Tournament played at Malay Grounds.
The winners were helped by all-round performances from Anura Bulankulame 2 for 14 and 33 not out, and S. Senaratne 2 for 17 and 28 not out.
International Distilleries 108 all out in 30 overs. (A. Liyanage 29, K. Damitha 3 for 22, Anura Bulankulame 2 for 14, S. Senaratne 2 for 17).
Burns Philip Lanka 110 for 2 wkts in 24 Overs. (Anura Bulankulame 33 not out, S. Senaratne 28 not out, Rohitha Thilakaratne 25, P. Gunaratne 15, G. Marasinghe 2 for 13).
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