Hussain resists Sri Lanka Under-17 victory bid


England U17 who were 377 behind on the first innings in their final fixture of the tour, three-day game against their Sri Lankan counterparts at Colts Ground forced a draw when they finished the third and final day at 280 for 6. M Hussain who scored an unbeaten 136 with 17 fours in the second innings of the English innings deprived Sri Lanka of a certain victory. Brief Scores: Sri Lanka U17 – 456 for 4 declared in 111 overs (Avishka Fernando 134, Malinga Amarasinghe 107*, Wanidu Hasaranga 102*, Kaveen Bandara 76, Jared Warner 2/63) England U17 – 79 all out in 60.2 overs (Hameed Hussain 35, Malinga Amarasinghe 3/10, Manelka De Silva 3/10, Damith Silva 2/21) & 280 for 6 in 106… Read More →

Kaveen steers Sri Lanka to series victory


Left handed batsman Kaveen Bandara stroked an elegant unbeaten 81 runs to help Sri Lanka U17 win the third and final one day match against England U17 by 7 wickets and wrap up the series 2-1 in favor of the hosts at R.Premadasa International Stadium on Monday. Brief Scores: ENG U17 – 194/7 in 50 overs :  Joe Weatherley 45, Haseev Hameed 40, Wanindu Hasaranga 2/20, Damitha Silva 2/34. SL U17 – 195/3 in 40.4 overs : Kaveen Bandara 81*, Charith Asalanka 35, Kamindu Mendis 26*, S Mahamood 2/37. Match Result : Sri Lanka U17 won by 7 wickets. Series Result : Sri Lanka U17 won 2-1. (Image Courtesy:

Sri Lanka U17s win to level the series

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Sri Lanka’s left arm spin duo of Thilan Nimesh and Damitha Silva tormented England U17s to give the hosts their first win and level the series when Sri Lanka U17s won the second youth one dayer by 52 runs played at R.Premadasa Stadium on Saturday. Brief Scorers: SL U17 – 179 all out in 41.1 overs: Charith Asalanka 27, Avishka Fernando 27, Kamindu Mendis 25, Ben Green 6/40, Brad Taylor 2/30. ENG U17 – 127 all out in 39.3 overs Hashid Hameed 34, Simon Waltorn 25, J Y Weatherly 23, Thilan Nimesh 5/25, Damitha Silva 2/31. (Image Courtesy:

England U17s win first one dayer

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The tour opener of the England U17 team, first one day game of the three match series with their Sri Lankan counterparts ended today at Surrey Village with England U17 winning the match by 41 runs. Brief scores England U17 – 251 for 9 in 50 overs: Joe Weatherley 98, M Hussain 93, Kamindu Mendis 2/38, Sammu Ashan 1/11. Sri Lanka U17 – 210 all out in 45.2 overs : Kamindu Mendis 62, Kaveen Bandara 22, Navindu Nirmal 21, B Taylor 3/29, D Green 2/24.   (Image Courtesy:

English here to take on Sri Lankan Lion Cubs


After last year’s successful Sri Lanka U-17 tour of England in August under the captaincy of this year’s Royal College captain Chamika Karunaratne, this year the young lads from the United Kingdom are in the island of the Indian ocean to play a series of 3 ODI’s and a 3- day match,  17th – 27th April 2014. Mr. Carlton Bernadus the Head of Cricket operation SLC thanked the ECB  for providing the youngsters an opportunity to not only improve their skills on the field but, for also providing a stage for the players to interact and make friends which could a long way in the future. He said it will  ‘bond countries together and  also become the force and the… Read More →