|D.S. Senanayake on first
our Kandy correspondent
D.S. Senanayake College gained a first innings lead over
Kingswood College in their 1st X1 inter-school cricket match
which concluded at Peradeniya yesterday, enabling them to win
the Hashan Tillakartne Trophy.
Kingswood 139 all out ( Prasad Senaratne 20, Ranpath Jayawansa
16, Asiri Amarasinghe 36, Migara Bandaranayake 16, R. Laksiri
6/31, M. Marasinghe 2/17). and 139 for 8 when the stumps were
drawn. ( Asiri Amarasinghe 23, Nirmal Jayasooriya 31, Migara
Bandaranayake 30, R. Laksiri 4/31).
D.S. Senanayake 108 for 3 over night 255 all out ( D.
Harischandra 27, Weeragoda22, D. Samarakody 87, M. Perera 64,
Ranpath Jayawansa 4/83, Chalitha Darmaprema 4/50).
Sylvestrians take honours
St. Sylvester’s College Kandy recorded a first innings win over
Trinity College in their First XI cricket match played at
Asgiriya International Stadium yesterday.
St. Sylvester’s 170 all out. ( Rajitha Wickramarachchi 61, Kasun
Alwis 23, Ravi Karunarthne 17, Nuwan Silva 24, Sachith Pathirane
6/72, Romesh Perera 4/52) and 178 all out (Rajitha
Wickramarchchi 13, M.Fashal 15, Ravi Karunarthne 42, Romesh
Perera 2/42, Sachith Pathirane 5/71).
Trinity – 95 all out ( Wasika Munasinghe 16, Rajitha Bandara 19,
Ravi Karunarthne 4/44, Chanaka Ranaweera 2/17) and 171 for 7 at
close of play (Wasika Munasinghe 21, Derrick Joachim 34, Sachith
Pathirane 22, Romesh Perera 39, Rajivi Bandara 14 no).
Muzahir on fire
Nizam Muzahir made an aggressive 70 as S.Thomas’ batting for the
second time made 143 for 4 at close in their drawn inter-school
1st X1 cricket fixture against Lumbini at Mount Lavinia
Muzahir raced to his fifty in just 21 balls. Earlier Lumbini
continuing from their overnight score of 1 for 2, in reply to
S.Thomas’ 267, made 171for 9 declared.
S.Thomas’ 267 and 143 for 4 at close (Nizam Muzahir 71,
S.Pussegolla 29 no).
Lumbini 1 for 2 overnight continued 171 for 9 declared (H.Chathuranga
40, C.Prabath 47, W.Dhanushka 49, C.Pussegolla 3 for 36, Ashan
Peiris 2 for 20).
Nine records broken at athletics
S.Anandagoda of Central Province broke Damayanthi Dharsha’s
1992 record in the under-17, 100 metres heats on the third day
of the 12th National Schools Athletics Meet held at the
Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.
Other records were: A. A. Gayanthika Thushari of Southern
Province in the U-21, 1500 metres finals; K.D.Abeyasinghe of
Central Province in the U-19, 1500 metres finals; H.G.Ranmini
Madhushika of Western Province in the U-15, 100 metres heats;
Viraj Charitha Vithana of Western Province in the U-19, 100
metres heats; Nayana Prasad Dharmaratne of Western Province in
the U-21, 100 metres heats; S.D.Ushantha Asiri of North Central
Province in the U-17, 110 metres hurdles finals; R.M.C.Subashini
of Wayamba Province in the U-21, 400 metres finals; and
W.M.Sonali Kumari Weerasekara of North Central Province in the
U-19 discus throw finals.
The meet will conclude today at the same venue. (SKR)
Petes in unimpressive win
St. Peter’s looked a far cry from being a champion side and
was forced to pull out all their resources before beating St.
Joseph’s 18-0 in the curtain raiser to the Milo inter-school
knockout rugby tournament at the Royal College Sports Complex at
Reid Avenue yesterday.
The first half was a nightmare for the Peterites during which
they squandered many impressive moves due to sloppy
The lads however, got their act together somewhat in the second
half and raked in two tries to finally win with a score that was
made up of three unconverted tries and a penalty that came off
the boot of Harsha Weerakkody.
The pick among the forwards was lock forward Ishan Noor but
tries came from skipper Harin Ariyawardene, Jerrard Canute and
prop Nimantha Karunrathna. (RN)
SLC to spend whopping Rs. 92 million on
By Sa’adi Thawfeeq
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has set aside a whopping budget of Rs.
92 million for the 2006-07 domestic cricket season which
includes a car worth Rs. 1.6 million to the Premier League
A budget of Rs. 35,943,000 has been set aside for the Premier
league which will feature 14 clubs while a further Rs.
12,183,250 will be spent on the Premier limited overs tournament
which will also feature the same number of clubs.
Although prize monies and allowances to clubs and players have
been upgraded for all the tournaments conducted by SLC, the main
focus will be on the Premier competitions where the league
champions will walk away with Rs. One million and the runner-up
with Rs. 750,000. The Best Batsman and Best Bowler will each
receive Rs. 100,000. A total of 58 matches are scheduled to be
played by 14 clubs – 42 three-day games and 16 four-day games.
Each player will receive Rs. 9,000 per match (3-day) and Rs.
12,000 per match (4-day). Likewise, each team will receive Rs.
75,000 per match (3-day) and Rs. 100,000 per match (4-day).
For the Premier limited overs where 14 clubs play 45 matches,
the winning team will receive Rs. 500,000 and the runner-up Rs.
300,000. The man-of-the-tournament will get Rs. 50,000 and the
Best Batsman and Best Bowler Rs. 35,000 each. These figures
remain unchanged from the previous season.
The new additions are the awarding of a car to the
Man-of-the-Tournament (league) and Rs. 5000 for man-of-the-match
for a Premier league game and Rs. 2,500 for a limited over.
Giving reasons why SLC has decided to pump in so much money on
domestic competitions, SLC secretary K. Mathivanan said: “We
want to give a more professional outlook to our domestic
competitions especially the Premier. We want the players to
really focus on the game and produce quality cricket.”
Mathivanan disclosed that the increase from last year’s domestic
budget was Rs. 20 million.
The 2006-07 season has already got under way with the completion
of the under 23 tournament last weekend where SSC emerged
champions defeating NCC on the first innings.
For the Sara trophy league and limited overs tournaments the
budgets set aside are Rs. 11,494,180 and Rs. 4,396,750
respectively. The division II Donovan Andree trophy and the
Twenty20 competitions will cost Rs. 6,977,500 and Rs. 2,045,000
Mathivanan also revealed that discussions are under way to
provide player clothing for each of the 14 Premier clubs and for
live television coverage of one match per weekend.
“The awards for all the tournaments will be distributed at a
gala dinner hosted by SLC at a leading hotel at the end of the
season,” he said.
The following tournaments for the 2006-07 season are
scheduled to start on the following dates:
October 21: Sara trophy (limited overs)
November 1: Premier trophy (limited overs)
November 8: Premier trophy (league)
November 18: Sara trophy (league)
December 2: Donovan Andree trophy (division II)
January: Division III (final round)
February 3: Twenty20