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WELLINGTON: Sri Lanka was every bit as convincing in their batting when beating England by nine wickets in the World Cup Pool A match played at Westpac Stadium here on Sunday but once again there was plenty of concern with regard to their bowling and fielding which was appalling to say the least.

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WELLINGTON: If it’s anything Sunday’s Pool A World Cup match between Sri Lanka and England will be crucial for both sides at they front up at Westpac Stadium. For Sri Lanka a win will definitely ensure them a quarter-final place with two games to play against Australia and Scotland, while for England a defeat would mean they may have to...

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WELLINGTON: With West Indies opener Chris Gayle scoring 215 off 147 balls and three days later AB de Villiers, the South African captain following that up with a phenomenal knock of 162 not out off 66 balls in the ongoing 2015 Cricket World Cup, has certainly redefined limited overs batting cashing in on in the existing ODI rules that allows only three fieldsmen outside the 30-metre circle.

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A group of rugby enthusiasts have submitted a dossier on the current administration of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) to the anti-corruption watchdog the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) which has pledged to bring the matter before an investigation, The Nation learns. Among the points raised in the petition are on what criteria was Yoshitha Rajapaksa selected to captain...

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The tragic death of former Sri Lanka rugby fly-half Wasim Thajudeen is to be probed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) nearly three years after the mysterious incident, police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said. He said that according to the government analyst’s report, Thajudeen had died prior to his body being found burnt.

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The mini battle between St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s College may have ended in a stalemate, but Peterite Reshan Gunawardena came off with flying colours as he cracked a century (104) at Darley Road on Wednesday. Gunawardena hit 12 fours and three sixes while reaching his hundred as the Peterites declared at 3187for 8 after bundling out the Joes for 218 in the first innings.

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AUCKLAND - New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult destroyed a powerful Australian batting lineup with an astonishing display of left-arm swing bowling to set up a one-wicket World Cup victory with more than 26 overs to spare on Saturday. Boult captured five wickets for one run during his second spell to help reduce Australia to 151 all out from 32.2 overs before a noisy capacity crowd...

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Promising all-rounder Mayura Samarawickrema from St. Joseph’s College Wattala capped a fine under-13 Division III inter school cricket tournament when he finished with a run aggregate of 622 runs and took 55 wickets. The Wattala Joes won the title in the process as Samarawickrema was adjudged the best all rounder and player of the tournament.

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It was once a pride and boast that has now taken a course probably for the worst according to analysts who charge the elites are bullying and destroying the drifters. Away from the prying eyes, unlike schools rugby where almost every move is followed, school cricket has very little to offer its fans most of whom merely go by newspaper score-sheets that print a contrasting picture of deception and fallacy.

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The 52nd Thurstan-Isipathana Battle of the Brothers big match cricket encounter ended in a tame draw with only one innings per side possible due to wet conditions at the SSC ground at Maitland Place yesterday.Three hours of play was lost on the first day due to rain but Thurstan elected to field on the first day. Isipathana who were 172...

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Ananda College beat St. Joseph’s College by an innings and seven runs to record a win after 81 years in the series at Darley Road yesterday. Ananda skipper Sammu Ashan scored a half century and captured nine wickets in the match.

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Trinity College, the table leader in the current inter-school cricket championships with 10 wins (seven against lowly rated schools) were routed by Royal at Reid Avenue yesterday.Royal’s margin of victory was by an innings and 58 runs. Trinity could only reply with totals of 146 and 105 in both innings after Royal declared at 307 for 9.

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India destroyed the UAE by nine wickets in their World Cup first round match at Perth yesterday. The Indians initially routed the UAE batting for a paltry 102 runs inside 32 overs and then hit up the required target with ease.Off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the Indian bowlers as he removed five UAE batsmen to end up with figures of 4 for 25 off his ten overs.

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Jaffna’s big schools cricket encounter between St. John’s College and Jaffna Central College clash in the 109th ‘Battle of the North’ at the Central College grounds on March 5, 6 and 7.These are the two leading schools in the North and best suited to confront in the oldest cricket encounter in the North. With the encounter to be played over three days a result should be on the cards.

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Trinity College, the table leader in the current inter-school cricket championships with 10 wins (seven against lowly rated schools) were routed by Royal at Reid Avenue yesterday. Royal’s margin of victory was by an innings and 58 runs. Trinity could only reply with totals of 146 and 105 in both innings after Royal declared at 307 for 9.

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Mercantile Volleyball Association of Sri Lanka (MVA-SL) launched its official website and the theme song at a ceremony held at Olympic House, Colombo-7 recently. The event calendar for the year 2105, details of the annual Mercantile Volleyball Tournament 2015, and the sponsors to the events were also revealed at this ceremony.Now MVASL’s member companies, players and enthusiasts can log on to the...

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Dunedin is New Zealand’s largest city by area and arguably the most spectacular in terms of contrasting landscapes. One of the striking features when you enter Dunedin is the Otago University with its various buildings built in a vast area covering 100,000 acres of land. Part of this vast expanse is the University Oval, a sports ground located at Logan Park...

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Two leading Buddhist institution Ananda and Nalanda will meet in the 86th annual ‘Battle of Maroons’ Cricket encounter at SSC grounds in Maitland Place on 7th and 8th March.The tradition Cricket fixture will be played for the ‘Sujeewa Kamalsooriya trophy’. The ‘Battle of the Maroons’ began in 1924 where Ananda was captained by R.S. Rajakaruna while Nalanda was led by B.S. Perera.

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Useful contributions by Rajitha Wickremaarachchi (93 and 79 n.o.) helped BRC to register an emphatic six wickets win over Police SC in their Emerging Trophy cricket tournament played at Police Park last weekend. This gave BRC their fourth outright win for the season and boosted their chances of finishing on top of the table.

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DR. R. Vigneswaran, popularly called ‘Vignes’ by his friends, passed away peacefully on New Year’s day (1st January 2015). He was born in Mullaitivu and had his primary education initially at Hindu College, Trincomalee, St. Peter’s College Bambalapitiya, and Uva College, Badulla where he passed the Senior School Certificate Examination (S.S.C), and finally returned to St. Peter’s College, to prepare for the University...

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