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Raveen hammers 170 to punish weakened S. Thomas’



Under-19 Cricket

by Reemus Fernando

With their future in the ongoing tournament already decided, S. Thomas’, Mount Lavinia fielded a second-string team for their last group match against Nalanda. Raveen de Silva took them to task hammering an unbeaten 170 before taking four wickets for four runs to seal a convincing 234 runs victory in the Under-19 Division I Tier ‘A’ match at Campbell Park on Monday.

De Silva scored 14 fours and eight sixes in his knock which came in 136 balls. It was the last match of the league stage for both Nalanda and S. Thomas’. After five matches Nalanda have two wins against their name and are the third placed team in their group behind Richmond and St. Anthony’s, Kandy.

Danaja Sandalidu with a five wicket haul and skipper Pawan Rathnayake with 69 runs helped Mahanama secure six wickets victory and further cement their top position in Group ‘Y’ of the Tier ‘A’ tournament.

St. Joseph’s scored their second victory of the tournament against St. Thomas’ Matara to reach the third position in the points table in their group.

In Tier ‘B’, St. Peter’s and Isipatana continued their unbeaten run, while St. Joseph Vaz stunned Ananda reducing them to 118 runs to record 18 runs win. At Uyanwatta Stadium, Diniru Abeywickramasingha (138) and Malith Lakshan scored centuries for St. Servatius’ and St. Sylvester’s. The visitors pulled off three wickets win with just two balls to spare.



Tier A

Nalanda rout S. Thomas’ at Campbell Place

Nalanda 303 for 8 in 50 overs (Raveen de Silva 170 n.o., Nikil Abegunasekara 39, Jimutha Eranga 21, Sajitha Vithanage 21n.o.; Andrew Thirimanne 2/46, Kanika Dayarathne 3/57)

S. Thomas’

69 all out in 26.4 overs (Vineth Bandaranayake 38; Dineth Samaraweera 2/14, Vinuja Ranpul 2/18, Raveen de Silva 4/04)

Mahanama beat St. Anne’s at Dombagoda

St. Anne’s

136 all out in 49.2 overs (Dilhara Deshabandu 56, Thrimalsha Silva 22; Achintha Supun 2/26, Danaja Sandalidu 5/24)


139 for 4 in 32.2 overs (Pavan Rathnayake 69, Savindu Kavinda 21;

St. Joseph’s beat St. Thomas’ Matara at Darley Road

St. Thomas’

189 for 8 in 50 overs (Woshitha Amarasinghe 45, Hirantha Lakshan 64, Nipun Samarasinghe 20, Sanjaya Maduranga 22; Deshan Senaviratne 2/24, Dunith Wellalage 2/18)

St. Joseph’s

193 for 4 in 34.1 overs (Sadeesh Jayawardana 66, Sheran Fonseka 29, Shevon Daniel 35, Dunith Wellalage 31; Navija de Seram 2/23)

Tier B

Isipatana beat Maris Stella at BRC Ground


264 for 4 in 50 overs (Amaan Thaha 73, Tharusha Nethsara 41, Lomith Ravindith 44n.o., Themiya Gunaratne 64n.o.; Hansaja Hiruna 2/63)

Maris Stella

156 all out in 43.4 overs (Mihil Kaveen 62, Chamath Gomaz 27, Hansaja Hiruna 20; Kavindu Amantha 5/33, Sithuka Gunawardhana 3/11)

St. Peter’s beat Thurstan at Thurstan Ground


156 all put in 41.1 overs (Dananja Silva 23, Vihanga Jayanama 31, Ranesh Silva 39; Danal Hemananda 2/21, Wanuja Kumara 2/18, Niman Umesh 2/17, Jesuran Benjamin 3/16)

St. Peter’s

160 for 3 in 33.4 overs (Shenal Boteju 67, Lahiru Chethaka 40n.o.)

St. Joseph Vaz beat Ananda at Katuneriya

St. Joseph Vaz

136 all out in 48.3 overs (Kaushan Wijerarthne 28; Nethma Samaraweera 3/25, Isuru Ayesh 3/15, Shakthi Udara 3/27)


118 all out in 39.5 overs (Nethma Karunarathne 22, Hansaja Jayasinghe 39; Shon Shenil 2/21, Achintha Deshan 2/30, Menusha Perera 5/20)

St. Sylvester’s beat St. Servatius’ at Uyanwatta

St. Servatius’

251 for 7 in 50 overs (Diniru Abeywickramasingha 138, Kushan Wijerama 39; Akila Nimsara 3/30)

St. Sylvester’s

252 for 7 in 49.4 overs (Malith Lakshan 105, Sadeepa Halangoda 39, Charith Samuditha 23, Nimsha Deshan 30; Kushan Wijerama 2/28, Chirath Neththaru 3/46)

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Second ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka abandoned




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The second ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka has been called off due to rain in Christchurch.

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Lahiru takes five wickets as Joes take lead



Lahiru Amarasekara

Under 19 Cricket

Off-spinner Lahiru Amarasekara produced a five-wicket haul as St. Joseph’s restricted Mahinda to 127 runs on day one of the Under 19 traditional cricket encounter at Galle on Monday.

Amarasekara was ably supported by spinner Yenula Dewthusa and Muditha Dissanayake who shared the other five wickets.

With wickets falling at regular intervals, batting opener Ranmina Hettiarachchi anchored the top order with a knock of 33 runs. Chandupa de Silva with 29 runs, Tharusha Dilshan (15) and Hiruna Gallalge (17) were the only other batsmen to reach double figures.

In their essay St. Joseph’s were comfortably placed at 132 for two wickets but back-to-back wickets in the last two overs placed them at 132 for four wickets at stumps.

At Welisara, Dinuka Tennakoon took five wickets but Maris Stella managed to post 268 runs as Shean Adithya top-scored with 83 runs. In reply Trinity were nine without loss.

Vihanga Nimsara and Rasindu Ilukshana were the heroes for Moratu Vidyalaya as their half-centuries helped them score 249 runs against St. Sylvester’s at Boyagane.

Match Details

At Galle: Mahinda 127, St. Joseph’s 132/4



127 all out in 57 overs (Ranmina Hettiarachchi 33, Chandupa de Silva 29; Lahiru Amarasekara 5/34, Muditha Dissanayaka 2/23, Yenula Dewtusa 3/32)

St. Joseph’s

132 for 4 in 42.1 overs (Sadeesh Jayawardena 53, Naren Muralidaran 41; Shehan Hasaranga 2/39)

At Welisara: Maris Stella 268, Trinity 9/0


Maris Stella

268 all out in 93.5 overs (Kaveen Fernando 26, Shean Adithya 83, Anshen de Silva 28, Ramith Bandara 33, Nethum Basnayake 26, Levin Fernando 22; Jayavi Liyanagama 2/40, Dinuka Tennakoon 5/74)

Trinity 9 for no loss in 4 overs

At Boyagane: Moratu Vidyalaya 249, St. Sylvester’s 5/1


Moratu Vidyalaya

249 all out in 93.1 overs (Vihanga Nimsara 82, Rasindu Ilukshana 54; Isuru Gunasekara 2/28, Pansilu Bandara 2/50, Akila Wickramasinghe 3/48, Khanka Wickramasinghe 2/31)

St. Sylvester’s

5 for 1 in 4 overs.

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Sowmiya clinches a triple crown, Silvijan bags a double



Winners posing with their awards.

Northern Badminton Championship 2023

T. Silvijan Dalima was crowned men’s singles champion while S. Sowmiya clinched a triple crown at the Northern Badminton Championship 2023 in Kilinochchi during the weekend.

At the Provincial Indoor Stadium in Kilinochchi, Silvijan met K Thusan in the final clash in which the latter retired in the second set with scores reading 21-14, 16-11 in favour of the champion. L Hentry and K Kajan were the losing semi-finalists.

Meanwhile, S. Sowmiya won all three of her open events, the women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles with respective partners.

Sowmiya clinched the women’s singles crown with a 21-15, 21-13 win over R. Ragavi in the final following her doubles title win with B. Oliviya. Sowmiya and Oliviya overcame Athmika and M. Kavinaya 21-9, 21-15 to seal the women’s doubles crown.

Earlier, Sowmiya and Silvijan, the best singles duo in the tournament, also won the mixed doubles title by defeating R. Sulacsan and S . Thanojana 21-12, 21-16 in the final.

The men’s doubles final was won by L. R. Reminsan and T. Thusyanthan who beat G. Thanukanth and R. Yuthakaran with a 21-13, 21-9 score line.

The tournament, organised by the Northern Province Badminton Association, was conducted under the guidance of Sri Lanka Badminton (SLB). SLB President Rohan de Silva and a host of top officials were among the special guests at the presentation ceremony.

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