The Under-15 Inter-School Football Championship, sponsored by Samaposha,
Yasith Samaradiwikara, with a top score of 51, piloted the Nondescripts Cricket Academy to a 30-run win over the touring J.P. Nagar Cricket Academy, in an Under 13 limited over cricket fixture at the NCC grounds recently.
After posting a match-winning score of 156 runs for seven wickets in their quota of overs, the home side bowled the visitors out for 126.
At the end of the day, there was a colourful presentation in the presence of a large gathering of parents and cricketers from both teams.
The following players were awarded special prizes for their performances.
J.P. Nagar CA
Best Batsman: Varun Raguweer.
Best Bowler: Sri Ram.
Best Fielder: B.S.G. Kumar
Best Batsman: Yasith Samaradiwikara
Best Bowler: Avinda Fernando
Best Fielder: Dillon Amarasinghe
Man of the Match: Gokul Venkatesh.
NCA 156 for 7 in 30 overs (Yasith Samaradiwakara 51, Hemal Ratnayake 26, Adithiya Nagarajan 3 for 15)
J.P. Nagar CA 126 in 26 overs (Gokul Shiwam 24, Avinda Fernando 3 for 11).
Close win for J.P. Nagar
The touring J.P. Nagar cricket team posted a close one-wicket win over the Nondescripts Cricket Academy, in an under 13 limited over fixture at the NCC grounds recently.
NCA 70 for 9 in 20 overs (Y. Samaradiwakara 15, Sriram Pathiran 4 for 9)
J.P. Nagar CA 71 for 9 on 17 overs (Gokul Shiwan 35)
The Plateau Junior Tigers hockey team from Nigeria ended their short tour of Sri Lanka having played four fixtures and won all their games.
Gateway College Colombo maintained their supremacy in basketball by beating CIS Colombo 84-59 to win the Inter International School Under 17 Championship.
Lithmina Mahanama of Wesley College and Dewmini Weerasena of Musaeus College were the cynosures of the Western Province Open Ranking Table Tennis Championship and Children’s TT Carnival 2013, which was held at the S. Thomas’ College Indoor Complex in Mt. Lavinia.
Vidura College Colombo, who are impressively moving forward in the schools’ sports arena, entered the rugby scene only to walk out as winners in their debut outing.
The British School in Colombo clinched the girls Under-17 Inter-International Schools Basketball Tournament when they defeated Colombo International School 57-39 in the final encounter worked off at the CIS courts in Colombo.
The inter-house swimming meet of Regent International College was held, with much fanfare and large participation, on September 20, at the College Swimming Pool.
The lasses from Ladies’ College avenged their previous year’s defeat to Bishop’s College with a 2-0 win, to take the LC-BC Challenge Hockey Trophy to Flower Road, in their annual Under 19 hockey encounter at the Astro turf recently.
Medhira Samarasinghe and Aadavan Pushparaj produced some masterful exhibitions of tennis in the girls’ and boys’ finals of the Under 14 Asian Tennis Federation tournament’s second week respectively, to register exciting wins at the Sri Lanka Tennis Association recently.
The J.P. Nagar Cricket Academy, which is based in Bangalore, India, will arrive in Sri Lanka in early October to participate in a series of matches to be played in Colombo, Negombo and Wattala.
The Nondescripts Cricket Academy will host the visitors on October 7 at the NCC grounds, Maitland Place.
Rumal Intikab of Royal College defeated his schoolmate Virunaka Hendahewa in straight sets, while Dewmini Weerasena of Musaeus College downed Chamathsara Fernando of Visakha Vidyalaya in a three setter to emerge the Under 18 boys and girls champions at the Western Province Open Ranking Table Tennis Championships,
Visakha Vidyalaya Colombo became the girls overall squash champions at the annual all Island Inter School Squash Championships, held at the S. Thomas’ College Sport Complex on September 17 and 18.