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Sports in brief

10 September, 2023

Sri Lanka women crash

Sri Lanka women cricketers displayed poor batting and were all out for 106 runs in their first ODI against England women at Chester-le-Street yesterday.

Sri Lanka women: 106 in 30.2 overs (Harshitha Samarawickrama 35, Mahika Gaur 3/26, Sarah Glenn 3/20, Lauren Filer 3/27)

Ampara girl slams 195 and takes 5 for 2

Pamudi Methsara of Uhana National School in Ampara displayed her all-round abilities scoring a ton against Maduru Ketiya Maha Vidyalaya Moneragala in their fixture of Under-19 Girls Division II Schools Cricket tournament yesterday.

Methsara scored 195 runs off 81 balls with 30 boundaries and nine sixes. She then claimed five wickets for just two runs.

Uhana National School: 457/2 (Pamudi Methsara 195, Gayana Gunathilake 118 n.o.)

Maduruketiya MV Moneragala: 40 (Pamudi Methsara 5/2, Sewmini Ratnayake 3/5) (YK)

Fairfirst win mixed title at Mercantile netball

Fairfirst secured the championship title at the 2023 Mercantile League Netball Tournament Open Mixed Category for the second consecutive year at the indoor courts of New Saniro Airport Sports Complex Hotel in Gampaha.

Fairfirst triumph over Seylan Bank with a final score of 18-12.

Over the years Fairfirst was able to secure several titles in annual netball tournaments through which they developed their skills to achieve the title of champions this year.

Both teams, the women’s and mixed, portrayed their noteworthy talents by giving their maximum effort and the mixed team emerged as champions among eight teams competing in two groups.

In addition, Nimesh Fernando won the special award for Best Male Player of the tournament.

Full house expected at SSC Open badminton

Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) will conduct their annual All Island Open Badminton Championship for the 13th year from October 7 to 15 at the SSC badminton complex and MBA Indoor courts.

Nearly 1500 entries are expected this year with 52 events on the cards covering all age groups from under-11 to over 70.

Total prize money on offer will be Rs. 1 million according to the organizers.

Trophies and certificates will be awarded to the winners and runners-up. Certificates will also be awarded to all semi-finalists and quarter-finalists in the under-15 and below age group.

Entries will close on September 22 at 3 pm with forms available on SLB Website ( and SSC website www.ssc.comor and at SSC office.

Entries should be sent on line only to [email protected]

Entries delivered by hand should be made to SSC during office hours, week days 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays till 12 noon according to the organizers.