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SLC donates turf wicket to North
Thursday, 30 October 2014 - 9:50 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka Cricket is proud to announce that the first ever Turf Wicket built in the northern province was opened yesterday at St. Patrick`s College, Jaffna by former captain Sanath Jayasuriya. SLC Secretary Nishantha Ranatunga, General Udaya Perera and the Principal of St. Partick s College were present at the occasion. The blessing of the wicket was done by Jaffna Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr.Thomas Savundaranayagam.
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Sri Lanka A run chase halted by bad light
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 - 11:00 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka A chasing a victory target of 218 in 78 overs, were 166 for 5 wickets in 44.1 overs when bad light brought about an abrupt end to the third and final unofficial Test against West Indies A , which ended in a draw at De Soysa Stadium, Moratuwa yesterday with the Sri Lanka A winning the series 1-0.

The visitors resumed their second innings at 183 for 3 but were sent crashing to 234 all out due to some fine spin bowling by off spinner Tharindu Kaushal (5 for 78) and left arm spinner Chathuranga de Silva (4 for 57).
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Sri Lanka A set for series win
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 - 10:31 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka A look set for a series win against touring West Indies A as the three match unofficial Test series will come to an end at De Zoysa Stadium, Moratuwa today.

West Indies A reached 183 for three in their second innings at stumps yesterday. The tourists have a lead of 166 runs with seven wickets in hand.

Sri Lanka A , who resumed their first innings on 248 for six yesterday were bowled out for 299, enjoying a small lead of 17 runs.
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South Africa women win last T-20
Monday, 27 October 2014 - 9:47 AM SL Time

South Africa women won the third and final T-20 International against Sri Lanka women at Mercantile Cricket Association Grounds yesterday to clinch the three match series 2-1.

After electing to bat first, Sri Lanka women posted 132 for six in their 20 overs. Wicketkeeper Prasadini Weerakkody top scored with 48 runs.

South Africa women reached the target with a ball to spare. They just lost one wicket. Opener Dane van Niekerk smashed an unbeaten 70 off 68 deliveries with seven fours and two sixes.
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Chenutha, Tharindu shine as Thomians edge closer to victory Under-19 Cricket
Saturday, 25 October 2014 - 11:05 PM SL Time

S. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia were heading for victory after Chenutha Wickramasinghe with an unbeaten century (102n.o in 121 balls 9x4s, 4x6s) and spinner Tharindu Rathnayake with good bowling figures troubled Dharmasoka College on day one of their match at Mount Lavinia on Friday.

Scores:

S. Thomas 283 for 5 decl in 52 overs (Ravindu Sasanka 30, Rashmika Opatha 41, Chenutha Wickramasinghe 102n.o, Helakamal Nanayakkara 58, Sachitha Jayathilaka 27n.o )

Dharmasoka 59 all out in 30.3 overs (Imesh Isurinda 26 Shenal de Silva 3/16, Tharindu Rathnayake 3/16, Helakamal Nanayakkara 2/13) and 10 for 5 in 8 overs (Tharindu Rathnayake 4/06)
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Lankan women win rain-affected T20
Friday, 24 October 2014 - 10:54 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka Women cricketers recorded a spirited seven-run win over South African counterparts in the rain-curtailed 13-over first match of the three match Twenty20 series, played at the Colts Cricket Club grounds, Colombo yesterday. Electing to bat, Sri Lanka Women captian Chamari Atapattu and former skipper Shashikala Siriwardene put on a game changing 53-run partnership in 39 balls for the second wicket the hosts lost Yasodha Mendis for 4. Left handed Atapattu, who has been in good touch throughout the one-day series, struck 20 runs in 15 balls with four boundaries while experienced...
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SLC ruining our chances in World Cup Arjuna
Thursday, 23 October 2014 - 11:33 AM SL Time

World Cup winning former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga has questioned the scheduling of the five match ODI series against India next month. Sri Lanka agreed to fill the void created by West Indies pulling out of Indian tour and Ranatunga fears the series could burn out the players.

With the India series scheduled out of the blues, Sri Lanka will now play 19 ODIs ahead of the World Cup, which is four months away.
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National Sports Festival from October 25
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 11:21 AM SL Time

The National Sports Festival will be held in the North Central Province Sports Complex in Anuradhapura from October 25 to 27 with the participation of 834 athletes from all the nine provinces and 350 officials .

A total of 60 track and field events and the finals of the men s football will be worked off during the three day meet. The opening ceremony will be on October 25 at 3.30 under the patronage of the Prime Minister D M Jayaratne.

Hammer throw has been included for the first time in NSF and the men s and women s finals will be worked off on the first day.
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History s biggest tennis tournament from Saturday Carlton Junior Cup Tennis at SLTA
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 11:19 AM SL Time

By Revata S. Silva

The Tournament Directory Dinith Pathiraja introduces this as the biggest tournament of the history . Over 1,000 participants from nine regions in the country representing numerous schools, both girls and boys , will be in the fray. In fact, the Under-12 and 10 inter-school tennis this year, named Carlton Junior Cup Tennis, will surely see a heck of a gathering at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association from this Saturday to Tuesday. One could do nothing but to agree with Pathiraja. The number one-thousand has not been recorded in a tennis tourney so far.
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Sports Sri Lanka A lead by 78
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 - 10:55 AM SL Time

Right arm off spinner Tharindu Kaushal captured five wickets while Nuwan Pradeep 3/28 and Kasun Madhusanka 2/30 ended the West Indies A team s dream of taking a first innings lead in the second unofficial test being played at the Uyanwatta Stadium Matara. The West Indies A team were all out for 151 runs 15 runs short of the Sri Lanka A teams first innings score of 166.

Sri Lanka A resuming from their overnight score of 137/6 were unable to consolidate their innings and were dismissed for the addition of twenty nine runs.Shanon Gabriel captured three wickets in the morning session to end up with a five wicket haul. Left hand batsman Kithruwan Vithanage topped the score card with 54 runs scored off sixty balls including eight boundaries and a six.z_p12-sri.jpg
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Kapil Dev tips Sri Lanka to win World Cup
Monday, 20 October 2014 - 10:26 AM SL Time

World Cup winning former captains Clive Lloyd (1975 & 1979), Kapil Dev (1983), Allan Border (1987), Arjuna Ranatunga (1996), Steve Waugh (1999) and Ricky Ponting (2003 & 2007) came together for a discussion titled `Seven Wonders: All WC Winning Captains on One Platform`.

World Cup winning former Indian captain Kapil Dev has tipped Sri Lanka to win next year s ICC Cricket World Cup in New Zealand and Australia. The former great was part of a discussion that India Today hosted titled `Seven Wonders: All World Cup Winning Captains on One Platform`.
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Chamari Atapattu (106) propels Sri Lanka to 209/8
Saturday, 18 October 2014 - 10:11 AM SL Time

Sri Lanka women`s captain Chamari Atapattu scored a fluent hundred to propel her side to 209-8 before rain stopped the second One Day International against the South African counterparts in an ICC Women`s Championship match played at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds, Colombo on Friday.

Atapattu, the only century maker in the Lankan Women`s ODI history, struck 106 runs in 151 balls including 11 boundaries to reach her second hundred after the left hander made 111 runs against Ireland at P Sara Oval in 2011.
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Sahan, Kavindu, Subuddhi power Mahanama Under-19 Cricket
Friday, 17 October 2014 - 11:19 AM SL Time

Sahan Peiris, Kavindu Munasinghe and Subuddhi Kaushalya scored valuable half centuries for Mahanama College to record a first innings victory over St. Servatius College, Matara in their Under-19 match at Galle Stadium on Thursday.

Scores:

St. Servatius 153 all out in 61 overs (Ashen Deemantha 37, Nimesh Maduranga 35, Ramesh Nimantha 40, Rajantha Chandula 25, Kalindu Lakshan 4/28, Dulanjana Seneviratne 3/33) and 62 for 4 in 22 overs (Ashen Deemantha 31 Dulanjana Seneviratne 2/06)

Mahanama 106 for 1 o/n 251 all out in 79.2 overs (Sahan Peiris 61, Kavindu Munasinghe 91, Subuddhi Kaushalya 56 Lochana Mohotti 3/25, Ashen Deemantha 5/65)
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Maris Stella, Ratnayake Central retain titles Akila Ravishanka hogs limelight
Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 11:05 AM SL Time

Asian Youth Games medallist Akila Ravishanka smashed Maleen Udaya Kumara s meet record with a feat of 14.25 seconds in the Under-18 boys 110m hurdles to top best performers list in the boys category as Maris Stella College, Negombo and Ratnayake Central, Walala retained the overall boys and girls titles respectively of the Sir John Tarbet Senior Athletics Championships concluded at Diyagama on Wednesday.

Maris Stella won the boys title for the second consecutive year as they aggregated 132 points largely through victories in sprint events. Ratnayake won the girls title for the 16th time. They collected 202 points.
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