Ceylinco Fingara win
CRICKET: A second wicket partnership of 143 runs between Marvan
Atapattu (95) and Ruvin Peiris (84) and fine spin bowling by Chanaka
Komasaru (5 for 38) helped Ceylinco Fingara beat Nawaloka by 77 runs in
the opening match of the NCA Premier League tournament match played at
Ceylinco Fingara; 270 for 9 in 50 overs (Marvan Atapattu 95, Ruvin
Peiris 84, Sanjeewa Weerasinghe 33, Sudesh Umayanga 4 for 31).
NAWALOKA: 193 for 9 wkts in 50 overs (Sudesh Umayanga 32, Dinusha
Fernando 26, Yohan de Silva 25, Chanaka Komasaru 5 for 38).
Ceylinco Fingara play their next match against Janashakthi Insurance
on Tuesday, 19th February at the R. Premadasa Stadium.
Prof. Willie Mendis Triangular Cricket Tourney
CRICKET: The Prof. Willie Mendis Triangular cricket tournament
organised for the first time will be held at University of Moratuwa
grounds from February 18 to 21.
The tournament is organised by the Staff cricket team of the
University of Moratuwa in collaboration with Staff Welfare and
Recreation Club of University of Moratuwa. University of Sri
Jayewardenepura, Open University and University of Moratuwa Staff
Cricket Teams will participate for the tournament.
The main objectives of holding this are to acknowledge the great
contribution of Prof. Willie Mendis to the University of Moratuwa and to
donate sports materials to five selected schools which are located at
the vicinity of University of Moratuwa. This event is sponsored by
Soccer final today
SOCCER: The well - knit Stadiumgama United newcomers to local
football will take on experienced M. H. Mohamed Playground SC in the
final of the Silver Cup League Football Tournament to be played today
(Sunday) at the CR & FC grounds starting at 4.00 p.m.
The special feature is that Stadiumgama United of Grandpass who
started playing soccer six months ago, reaching the final with
extraordinary team work. On their way to the final, they beat stronger
and much fancied teams like Sunny Mount SC, Java Lane SC, Rudra SC and
Colombo Veterans SC.
Meanwhile the team from Wanathamulla, M. H. Mohamed Playground SC had
wins over Welikada Youth SC, Maligawatta Youth SC, Peterson SC and Red
Star SC in the league round games.
Both sides have done well in the preliminary round games and are
expected to show their form. The team with better methodical play is
expected to come out victorious and carry away the Silver Cup. L.F.
Umpire Bird not out in bronze
CRICKET: LONDON, - Legendary cricket umpire Dickie Bird said he
"never dreamed" of being immortalised in bronze as he unveiled a statue
of himself in his home town of Barnsley, northern England. The
74-year-old took the wraps off a scale model of a six foot statue which
features him in his trademark flat cap and with upraised finger giving a
batsman out, that will stand in Barnsley from October. Replics of the
work will also be on display in Melbourne and Mumbai.
"I have umpired at four World Cup finals and I was awarded an MBE
(Member of the Order of the British Empire medal) in 1986, but this
moment is right up there with those," said Bird. "Growing up in Barnsley,
I never dreamed there would be a statue of me in the middle of the