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Joes on top

A 187 run stand for the first wicket between left hander Dimuth Karunaratne (137) and Ruwantha Fernandopulle (53) put St. Joseph’s in a strong position when they replied with 238 for 3 in reply to Maris Stella’s 77 on the first day of their school cricket match played at Kadirana , Negombo yesterday.

Rajive Weearinghe 5 for 18 and Angelo mathew 4 for 22 restricted the Negombo school for a paltry 77 in 39.4 overs in the first innings.

Maris Stella 77 in 39.4 overs. (M. Samarasekera 22, C. Silva 16, Rajiv Weerasinghe 5 for 18, Angelo Mathew 4 for 22)
St.Joseph’s 238 for 3 at close in 53 overs. (D. Karunaratne 137, R. Fernandopulle 53, A. Livera 24, C. Silo 2 for 73).

Cambrian sixes carnival

Cambrian Six-A-Side cricket tournament will be held at the Moratuwa Stadium on October 28 and 29 from 9.00 a.m. Twenty one teams from all leading clubs will participate in the tournament. This tournament is organised by the ‘Cambrian Cricket Wing’ of Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa.

Mr. Samanlal Fernando, Mayor of Moratuwa will be the Chief Guest. The oldest living cricketer of the College, Mr. Lloyd Perera and the renowned past captain of Prince of Wales, Mr. Hyesty Aponso will be participated as guests-of-honour and the tournament is sponsored by East West Marketing Ltd., Ceylon Cold Stores and Mind for Group (Pvt) Ltd.

Junior squash nationals

The 17th Junior National Squash Championships 2006 will be conducted from October 28th to November 4 at the Gymkhana Club Squash Courts, Maitland Crescent, Colombo 7.

Eranga Alwis of S. Thomas’ Mount Lavinia and Nirasha Guruge, formerly of Holy Family Convent Colombo 4 are expected to defend their titles with stiff opposition expected from Yaseer Issadeen, Chakkaranga Rajapaksa and Niluk Soysa in the boys category. Tehani Guruge and Damindi Udangawa are strong contenders in the girls event.

There will also be a Novices Junior Under 19 and a Juvenile Under 15 event for boys and girls in this year’s championship to encourage new players to the game.

Boys and Girls, categories from ages 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 and the Novices boys and girls under 19, and Juvenile Boys and Girls under 15 matches will also take place at the same venue.

Girls’ High School, Kandy Junior National Champs

Slick passes and intelligent play saw Girls High School, Kandy carrying away major honours, winning the title at the Junior National Netball Championships concluded last Sunday at the National Youth Services Council, Maharagama courts.

The netballers from Kandy outplayed Sacred Heart Convent, Galle by 32 goals to 23 in the final.

The clash between the two teams picked on a lot of interest in the four quarters.

However, Girls High School, Kandy players with good team work and cohesive play enabled them to win the trophy.

Twenty eight teams participated in the championships and Sacred Heart Convent created the biggest upset defeating the defending champions Combined Mercantile team in the semi-finals by 24 goals to 22. Girls High School, Kandy beat Western Province NA by 28 goals to 23 in the other semi-final.

Combined Mercantile team won the third place match defeating Kalutara Balika Vidyalaya 28-13.

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