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Sanithu scores century as Wesley win  



Under 19 Division I Limited Overs Cricket  

by Reemus Fernando  

Sanithu Amarasinghe top scored with 111 runs and put on two big partnerships with Chamath Gomez (86) and Uvin Perera as Wesley rode on the strength of their top order batting department to record 180 runs win over Gurukula in the Under 19 Division I limited overs tournament Tier ‘A’  match at Campbell Park on Wednesday.

 Wesley posted 362 runs, the day’s highest team total, before Chamath Gomez and Shakesh Minon shared seven wickets between them to restrict Gurukula.

In the other Tier ‘A’ matches, St. Benedict’s overcame Prince of Wales, St. Joseph’s beat Royal and St. Anthony’s, Katugastota beat S. Thomas’ by five wickets.

 In the Tier ‘B’ tournament, Thurstan produced a stunning comeback victory. After losing five wickets for 20 runs, they fought back to post 198 runs in 47 overs as Thenuka Devapriya and Ushan Imesha scored half centuries. In their essay which was reduced to 45 overs with a target of 195 (parabola method), St. Aloysius’ could muster only 164 runs.

 The Tier ‘B’ match between Zahira and Lumbini was notable for the centuries made by Nabeel Rajudeen and Raeed Rizwan.

The day’s best bowling figures were produced by Pathum Vihaga who took six wickets for 33 runs to lead St. Anthony’s Wattala to 29 runs. In the other Tier ‘B’ match Mahinda beat Dharmaraja.


Tier ‘A’   

St. Benedict’s beat Prince of Wales by 141 runs at Kotahena


St. Benedict’s

287 for 6 in 50 overs (Sheron Kannangara 47, Sharujan Shanmuganathan 104n.o., Chamath Chathurya 28, Shenel Samarathunga 65; Prince Fernando 3/46)  

Prince of Wales

146 all out in 34.3 overs (Rivith Jayasuriya 30, Thusindu Deemantha 28, Kenul de Zoysa 20, Meshith de Silva 25; Vihara Aththanayake 5/27) 

St. Joseph’s beat Royal by three wickets at Reid Avenue  



232 for 7 in 50 overs (Sineth Jayawardena 73, Sanvidu Senaratharachchi 36, Sandesh Ramanayake 50, Ranuka Malaviarachchi 22; Lahiru Amarasekara 2/36, Yenula Dewthusa 2/34)  

St. Joseph’s

233 for 7 in 46.4 overs (Sahan Dabare 42, Shevon Daniel 52, Hiran Jayasundara 42, Lahiru Amarasekara 34; Sineth Jayawardena 3/38, Abishek Iddawela 2/48) 

 St. Anthony’s Katugastota beat S. Thomas’ by five wickets at Mount Lavinia


S. Thomas’

122 all out in 46.4 overs (Romesh Mendis 21, Akash Fernando 46; Lahiru Abeysinghe 3/27, Traveen Mathew 2/33, Thisara Ekanayake 2/20)  

St. Anthony’s

125 for 5 in 34 overs (Thisara Ekanayake 38, Kevan Ramika 19; Dineth Goonewardena 2/20) 

 Wesley beat Gurukula by 182 runs at Campbell Park   


Wesley 362 all out in 49.3 overs (Sanithu Amarasinghe 111, Chamath Gomez 86, Uvin Perera 47, Linal Subasinghe 27, Anuga Pahansara 23; Janitha Shehan 2/63, Hiruna Nimsara 3/46)


182 all out in 46.2 overs (Nethan Dishen 43, Denura Demansith 21, Wageesha Amantha 26; Chamath Gomez 3/22, Shakesh Minon 4/28, Nilupul Liyanage 2/39) 

Tier ‘B’  

Lumbini beat Zahira by 25 runs at Maradana



274 for 8 in 50 overs (Nabeel Rajudeen 112, Dhanitha Sandesh 22, Deneth Anjana 92, Dumindu Sewmina 22; Venkat Rajendran 2/61, Raeed Rizwan 3/44, Lakshan de Silva 2/60)  


249 all out in 46.3 overs (Mohamed Yasir 38, Raeed Rizwan 101, Venkat Rajendran 33; Dumindu Sewmina 2/48, Pasindu Mahisha 2/23, Malith Kavindu 3/41) 

St. Anthony’s beat Devapathiraja by 29 runs at Wattala


 St. Anthony’s (Wattala) 219 all out in 49.4 overs (Amitha Sandeepa 53, Pathum Vihaga 22, Vihanga Rashmitha 21, Prasad Maduranga 48, Kavindu Senadi 21; Pathum Shaminda 2/21, Chaminda Sandaruwan 4/21, Irushka Thimira 2/37)


190 all out in 45.2 overs (Darshaka Sandeep 28, Matheesha Saranga 43, Pawan Sandesh 40, Jeewaka Shaheen 28; Shan Aniketh 3/31, Pathum Vihaga 6/33) 

 Mahinda beat Dharmaraja by 69 runs at Galle


 Mahinda 175 for 8 in 42 overs (Dinura Kalupahana 19, Chandupa de Silva 68, Hiruna Mandila 35; Nisala Abeyrathne 3/44, Pulindu Perera 3/36)


106 for 9 in 42 overs (Tharusha Dilshan 2/22, Kaveen Rukshan 2/06, Ranmina Hettiarachchi 2/14) 

Thurstan beat St. Aloysius’ by 31 (parabola method) runs at Galle International Stadium



198 for 8 in 47 overs (Thenuka Devapriya 68, Azeem Mohomed 20, Ushan Imesha 59, Duvindu Nishan 19; Kalana Pathum 4/35, Bashana de Silva 2/26)  

 St. Aloysius’ 164 all out in 43.1 overs (Vidura Lakshan 22, Charya Paranawithana 29, Kavidu Amarasinghe 30; Kavinda Prabath 3/24, Thanuga Palihawadana 2/22, Thenuka Devapriya 2/12)

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St. Joseph’s have a slight edge over Trinity 



Under 17 Division 1 Cricket Final 

by Reemus Fernando   

Two unbeaten teams, St. Joseph’s and Trinity will bank on some of the leading performers of the tournament for success when they clash for the title of the Under 17 Division I cricket tournament at Surrey Village ground, Maggona today. The two teams have in their ranks a number of players who are among the leading batsmen and bowlers of this tournament. Their performances have helped the two teams remain unbeaten.

St. Joseph’s, who have a slight edge over their rivals, are equipped with a formidable bowling unit. They have the leading spinner of the tournament in left-arm spinner Yenula Dewthusa, who has captured 19 wickets. Offie Kaven Pathirana is also among the tournament’s leading bowlers.

The Joes pace attack is led by Dunick Perera, who too is among the top ten bowlers of the tourney. He will spearhead the pace attack with Manasa Madubashana.  In the batting department the Joes were depending on shared responsibilities. Sahan Dabare, Rishma Amarasinghe, Abhishek Jayaweera, Kenath Liyanage and Dewthusa are the batsmen to watch.

Trinity too have relied heavily on a left arm spinner for wickets during the tournament. Malith Rathnayake, who is the joint third highest wicket taker of the tournament will lead their bowling unit. Trinity did not have the service of Kaveen Gamage this season due to injury. Lakwin Abeysinghe, Wathila Udara and Oshana Lokuge who shared the responsibilities in the spin department will look forward to back Rathnayake today.  Their pace attack will be led by Kavindu Jayarathna and Thisal Yapa.  In the batting department Dimantha Mahavithana, Lakvin Abeysinghe, Pulisha Tilakaratna, Aadham Hilmy and Jayavi Liyanagama have scored the bulk of runs for them.

How they reached the final  

The Joes reach the final after ousting one of the favourities, Gurukula in the semi –final. Their quarter-final against St. Sebastian’s was washed off and they reached the semi-final on merit of the bonus points they had.  They were the champions in their group in the first round and during the first two knockout games in the second round they beat Holy Cross College, Kalutara and Mahanama College, Colombo.

Trinity too were the champions in their group in the first round. During the knockout stage they beat D.S. Senanayake College and St. Anthony’s College, Wattala. In the quarter-final against Mahinda, no play was possible due to rain and they advanced to the semi-final as they had more bonus points.  In the semi-final they beat S. Thomas’.


St. Joseph’s (from): Kenath Liyanage (Captain), Abishek Jayaweera, Naren Muralidaran, Yenula Dewthusa, Sahan Dabare, Hiran Ranaweera, Kaven Pathirana, Senodh Soysa, Oshada Gunasinghe, Dihen De Silva, Manasa Madubashana, Dunick Perera, Rishma Amarasinghe, Shenal Anuradha. Officials: Asiri Caldera (Master in Charge), Dylan Ramanayake (Head Coach), Torin Pitigala (Asst. Coach)

Trinity (from): Malith Rathnayake (Captain), Jayavi Liyanagama, Thisal Yapa, Oshana Lokuge, Kavindu Jayaratna, Aadham Hilmy, Sweath Anurajeewa, Dimantha Mahavithana, Pulisha Tilakaratna, Lakvin Abeysinghe, Wathila Udara, Thisum Rajaratna, Kadesh Anton. Officials: V. Raveendran (Master in Charge), Brain Senarathne (Master in Charge), Naveen Ekanayake (Head Coach).

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Spain women’s players call for coach to be sacked



Spain’s football federation says 15 players have said they will resign from the women’s national team unless head coach Jorge Vilda is sacked.The RFEF said the players claim his tenure is affecting their emotional state and health.

However, the RFEF said it “is not going to allow the players to question the continuity of the national coach”.

“These types of manoeuvres are far from exemplary and outside the values ??of football and sport,” they said.

“Making those decisions does not fall within their powers.”

It warned refusing to play for the national team was “a very serious infraction and can carry sanctions of between two and five years of disqualification” and went on to say it would not call up the 15.

“The Federation will only have committed footballers even if they have to play with youth,” it added.

“This fact has gone from being a sporting issue to a dignity issue. The selection is non-negotiable. It is an unprecedented situation in the history of football, both male and female, in Spain and worldwide.

“The national team needs players committed to the project, defending our colours and proud to wear the Spain shirt.”

It ended by saying the players – who have not been named – would only be called up again in the future “if they accept their mistake and ask for forgiveness”.

Vilda, 41, has been the national team coach since 2015 and led his side to the quarter-finals of Euro 22, where the pre-tournament favourites lost in extra time to eventual winners England. In 2015 Vilda’s predecessor Ignacio Quereda resigned after Spain’s players called for him to be sacked. The move came after Spain finished bottom of their World Cup group.

(BBC Sports)

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New Zealand survive scare to complete series win



New Zealand women survived a major collapse to down West Indies by two wickets and with almost 10 overs to spare in a hard-fought encounter in Antigua. With this victory, New Zealand also took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

The bowlers had laid down the foundation for New Zealand’s win. Eden Carson returned figures of 3 for 31 while Hayley Jensen bagged a two-for. Fran Jonas, Sophie Devine, Amelia Kerr and Lea Tahuhu also took a wicket each as the West Indies could muster only a modest total of 169 for 9 in their allotted 50 overs. Hayley Matthews, batting at No. 5, top scored with 46 while Chinelle Henry accumulated a brisk 35-ball 30. No other batter crossed the 20-run mark for the home side.

In the chase, New Zealand lost their skipper Devine, alongside Suzie Bates and Kerr within the first 10 overs. Green and Lauren Down then strung together an alliance of 66 to put New Zealand on course for a rather comfortable win. Even after Down was dislodged by Stafanie Taylor, Green and Brooke Hallday put on a stand of 47 to take the visitors within just six runs of victory. However, at that stage, New Zealand lost wickets in a heap to suddenly find themselves in some trouble.

Green fell in the 37th over to Afy Fletcher. Her batting partner, Halliday and Tahuhu were dismissed in the very next over by the off-spinner Karishma Ramharack. Ramharack wasn’t done yet as she also castled Isabella Gaze for no score. Eventually, Jensen calmed down the nerves in the New Zealand camp by cracking a boundary off Fletcher in the 41st over to take New Zealand past the finishing line.

Brief scores:

West Indies 169/9 in 50 overs (Hayley Matthews 46; Hayley Jensen 2-27) lost to New Zealand 171/8 in 40.1 overs (Maddy Green 48; Karishma Ramharack 3-22) by two wickets


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