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Raveen shines, Joes suffer second defeat



Under-19 Division I Cricket

by Reemus Fernando

Skipper Raveen de Silva produced probably the best all round performance so far in the tournament to guide Nalanda to 52 runs victory over Maliyadeva in the Under-19 Division I Limited Overs tournament Tier ‘A’ match at Kurunegala.

De Silva’s unbeaten 99 runs which held the Nalanda batting together and his five wicket haul which restricted Maliyadeva to 221 runs were the best all round performance so far in the limited overs tournament. He scored 99 runs in just 71 balls inclusive of 10 fours and two sixes.

In reply to Nalanda’s 273 runs, Maliyadeva were 170 for six wickets at one stage, with Rishi Adishtan, who had scored a century in their last match still holding guard. But de Silva managed to douse his threat as he accounted for the late order batting line up.

In the other Tier ‘A’ matches St. Sebastian’s recorded a thrilling two runs victory over St. Joseph’s. It was the second consecutive defeat suffered by the Joes. Trinity, Wesley, Mahanama and Prince of Wales were the other Tier ‘A’ teams to record wins on Tuesday.

In Tier ‘B’ matches, Mahinda, Devapathiraja, Isipatana, Joseph Vaz, Lumbini and Thurstan registered wins.

Tier A

St. Sebastian’s beat St. Joseph’s by two runs at Darley Road

St. Sebastian’s

134 all out in 48.5 overs (Savindu Rodrigo 29, Chakila Perera 22; Mithira Thenura 2/09, Shenuka de Silva 4/30)

St. Joseph’s

132 all out in 49.5 overs (Sheran Fonseka 28, Shevon Daniel 20; Sandeesh Fernando 2/29, Mahen Silva 2/15, Kalana Sandeepa 3/31)

Nalanda beat Maliyadeva by 52 runs at Kurunegala


273 for 7 in 50 overs (Rusiru Vilochana 37, Rashan Dissanayaka 39, Vinuja Ranpul 50, Raveen de Silva 99n.o.; Thimira Chandrasena 2/48, Nikila Dharmadasa 2/45, Charuka Herath 2/23)


221 all out in 43.1 overs (Rishi Adishtan 50, Thimira Chandrasena 38, Matheesha Weerasinghe 33, Chaluka Athapaththu 21, Pasan Kahagalla 21; Sajitha Vithanage 3/36, Raveen de Silva 5/42)

Cambrians beat S. Thomas’ by six wickets according to Parabola Method at Moratuwa

S. Thomas’

114 all out in 38.3 overs (Thenuka Liyanage 49n.o., Dhiren de Silva 23; Pasindu Pathum 4/32, Mahinsa Dinushan 2/18)

Prince of Wales

112 for 4 in 23.4 overs (Tharindu Amarasinghe 37, Upeka Fernando 32n.o.)

Mahanama beat St. Benedict’s by 91 runs at Kotahena


234 for 6 in 50 overs (Sachira Weliwatta 69n.o., Pavan Rathnayake 45, Achintha Supun 26n.o., Danaja Sandalidu 24, Savindu Kavinda 22; Akindu Karunaratne 2/42)

St. Benedict’s

143 all out in 47.4 overs (Sharujan Shanmuganathan 31, Hasindra Kaviratne 25, Chamath Chathurya 25n.o.; Sethum Kenula 3/30, Pavan Rathnayake 2/17, Devindu Kekirideniya 2/22, Sampath Nissanka 2/32)

Wesley beat DSS by four wickets at Campbell Park


196 all out in 47.2 overs (Amitha Dabare 25, Maneendra Jayathilaka 46, Manura Gathsara 41, Pumuditha Perera 24, Pasindu Denipitiya 21; Anudith Wickramasinghe 2/43, Thenuka Perera 3/28, Ravindu Sigera 2/22)


200 for 6 in 47.5 overs (Sahil Dias 57, Rakith Fernando 42n.o., Anudith Wickramasinghe 29n.o.)

Trinity beat De Mazenod by seven wickets at Kandy

De Mazenod

184 all out in 48.5 overs (Mithul Senerath 62, Ashen Silva 24; Abhishek Anandakumara 3/33, Dinuka Thennakoon 3/39)


185 for 3 in 37.2 overs (Thewin Amarasinghe 83n.o., Pawan Pathiraja 51; Chanuka Silva 2/36)

Tier B

Mahinda beat St. Aloysius’ by 86 runs according to Parabola Method at Galle


260 for 5 in 50 overs (Dhanuja Induwara 23, Kosala Udayanga 75, Navod Paranavithana 65, Rashmika Madushanka 64n.o.; Sandeepa Shamod 2/50)

St. Aloysius’

65 for 2 in 21.1 overs (Archana Udugampola 34n.o.)

Devapathiraja beat St. Sylvester’s by four

wickets at Lake View

St. Sylvester’s

158 all out in 44.1 overs (Sadeepa Halangoda 43, Charith Samuditha 21, Shashika Gihan 20; Matheesha Saranga 3/23, Sasanka Nirmal 2/18, Irushka Thimira 2/33)


164 for 6 in 27.4 overs (Pawan Sandesh 79n.o., Darshaka Sandeepa 30, Irushka Thimira 23; Shashika Gihan 3/42, Maleesha Silva 2/50)

Isipatana beat Dharmapala by 3 runs according to Parabola Method at Pannipitiya


167 all out in 40.5 overs (Thevindu Dickwella 44, Kavindu Amantha 23, Lomitha Ravindith 24; Thisara Sishara 3/13, Sachintha Chamika 2/30


149 for 6 in 40.1 overs (Praveen Kumarapperuma 32, Pasindu Theekshana 33, Hiru Pawan 46n.o.; Lomitha Ravindith 3/19)

St. Joseph Vaz beat Zahira by seven runs according to Parabola Method at Katuneriya

St. Joseph Vaz

160 all out in 49.2 overs (Kaushan Wijerarthne 37, Menusha Perera 34; Raaed Rizwan 4/35, Adhil Ismarly 2/23)


143 all out in 43 overs (Raaed Rizwan 31, Ishan Ruhaim 22, Rilwan Yoosuf 26; Shon Shenil 3/32, Kaushan Wijerarthne 3/39, Kavindu Maduranga 2/09)

Lumbini beat St. Servatius’ by five wickets at BRC

St. Servatius’

121 all out in 47.3 overs (Diniru Abeywickramasinghe 69; Sasanka Nethmina 3/15, Sahan Kaushalya 3/25)


124 for 5 in 34 overs (Gimhana Theekshana 46, Sakuna Nidarshana 32; Damindu Sankalpa 2/44)

Thurstan beat Dharmaraja by eight

wickets in Colombo


91 all out in 35 overs (Malitha Hapuarachchi 29, Upendra Warnakulasooriya 22; Nipun Premarathne 4/32, Punthila Kumara 2/15


92 for 2 in 18.2 overs (Dananja Silva 35, Sandeepa Kalhara 28n.o.)

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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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