Matara team 'C' emerge deaf six-a-side Cricket Champions
Matara team 'C' came out with flying colours displaying their talent
to bag the Champions Trophy and cash prize, beating the strong
Anuradhapura Team 'A' in the finals of the All Island Deaf Six-a-side
Softball Cricket Tournament at the Sanath Jayasuriya Stadium, Matara,
The tourney was organized by the Ruhunu Sumaga Circle of the Deaf,
Matara under the guidance of President Saman Priyantha and Vice
President Mohamad Niyas. Shivantha Vivekanandan, President, Sri Lanka
Deaf Cricket Association stated that the players will be selected to
play in the leather ball cricket pool under coaches of Jayalath Aponso
and Bobby Fernando.
Anuradhapura team 'A' was awarded a cash prize as the runners up.
Sajeewa Sandaruwan from the Anuradhapura Team 'A' won the Best Batsman
award and a cash prize, while Nishantha Pushpakumara., Sujeewa Lakmal
and Priyankara Madushanka, all from the Matara Team 'C' were awarded the
Best Bowler, the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series Awards and
the cash prizes.
Sarath Kumara, President, Sri Lanka Central Federation of the Deaf
was the Chief Guest and gave away the awards.
Matara Team 'C' beat Colombo team 'A'
Matara Team 'C' 26 runs all out in 3.5 overs
Colombo Team 'A' 15 runs all out in 4.4 overs.
Anuradhapura Team 'A' beat Matara Team 'A'
Matara Team 'A' 20 runs for 1 wicket in 5 overs.
Anuradhapura Team 'A' 21 runs for 4 wickets in 3.3. overs.
Matara Team 'C' beat Anuradhapura Team 'A'
Matara Team 'C' 24 runs for 3 wickets in 5 overs.
Anuradhapura Team 'A' 10 runs all out in 4.5 overs.
Champions:- Matara Team 'C'
Runners up:- Anuradhapura Team 'A'
Best Batsman:- Sajeewa Sandaruwan (Anuradhapura Team 'A')
Best Bowler:- Nishantha Pushpakumara (Matara Team 'C')
Man of the Match:- Sujeewa Lakmal (Matara Team 'C')
Man of the Series:- Priyankara Madushanka (Matara Team 'C')