SL NT - The New Era

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paulc
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:32 am

after also losing the 3rd wicket cheaply, our bats got into their stride at last with a 100+ run 4th wicket partnership and par-ish score of 177/4:
J. Makunura (rfm) 4-0-34-0, C. Kaushal 64 (47b), B. Dinesh 2 (3b)
End of over 20 (9 runs) - Sri Lanka(177-4) RR 8.85

Something for the bowlers to defend.
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:06 am

Close wins in games 1 & 2 (game 2 off the last ball :mrgreen: ) and now on to game 3 again on a flat pitch.

Good start batting first with 98 runs off the first 10 overs. With 2x finishers in the team the expectation is to go over 200 runs.
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:32 am

197/6, a little under 200 but not bad.
Canada had 2 old ball bowlers lying in wait to keep the innings in check.

They’ll need a good start to keep with the run rate.
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:51 am

paulc wrote:
Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:32 am
197/6, a little under 200 but not bad.
Canada had 2 old ball bowlers lying in wait to keep the innings in check.

They’ll need a good start to keep with the run rate.
And our fielders have handed them just that - two dropped catches, 4 byes and 4 misfield runs in the first 3 overs alone.
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by bura » Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:09 am

Good acceleration (15 from 5b) from Mathews towards the end helped the narrow edge needed! :thumbsup :lol:
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:33 am

bura wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:09 am
Good acceleration (15 from 5b) from Mathews towards the end helped the narrow edge needed! :thumbsup :lol:
Yes he seems to always pitch in a few runs when we need them.
11ish runs each for the all rounders Bowen and Oshini today to put us over 120 runs against Scotland on a dry/cloudy.

Again a competitive total, needing that little bit of luck maybe.
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:38 am

paulc wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:33 am


Again a competitive total, needing that little bit of luck maybe.
And that luck came in the form of Scotland not playing any allrounders!

4 wins for 4 and promotion assured.
Tomorrow we play for World Cup qualification.
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:55 pm

paulc wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:38 am
paulc wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:33 am


Again a competitive total, needing that little bit of luck maybe.
And that luck came in the form of Scotland not playing any allrounders!

4 wins for 4 and promotion assured.
Tomorrow we play for World Cup qualification.
Lesvosace has crunched the numbers and world cup qualification comes down to this:
(1) 16 Apr 2021 05:30 Nat Twenty20 3 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe --> need a Sri Lanka victory
and
(2) 16 Apr 2021 05:00 Nat Twenty20 2 Pakistan v Kenya --> need a Pakistan victory

So even after 4 straight wins (7 straight if you include last SOD tour) its still not in our hands but there is a chance...
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:53 pm

our world cup qualification went down to the ball as game 5 resulted in a tie.

It looks like despite 4 wins and a tie from 5 matches (and a total unbeaten run of 8 matches) we will fall just short of qualification.
Nonetheless another positive tour finishing top and 6 points clear of the competition.

big performances from:
the 4Ks: Tilan Kobbekaduwa, Rajavarothiam Kuruppuarachchi, Chandika Kaushal each managing over 100 runs and Hunais Kuruppu taking 6 wickets

the keepers Asanta Gajanayake (96 runs and 3 keeper catches) and Sanath Berugodaarachchi (42 runs, 5 keeper catches & a stumping)

the seam AR twins Angelo Mathews (30 runs and 4 wickets), Ranjit Bowen (17 runs and 4 wickets)

the spin twins Thomas El Toro and Aijereen with 4 wickets each and "spin baby" Oshi Oshini

some of our older players Frank Enstein ( runs, 2 wickets), Jagath Nishantha (9.75 runs/over), Silida Warnapura (48 runs) struggled.
Maybe a max age of 31yr 7wks might be the way to go.
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by MD-Summit » Sat Apr 17, 2021 8:55 am

Unlucky but well done team!
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Mon May 03, 2021 4:02 pm

onto the final tour of the season, this time in Division 1, looking to extend the unbeaten run to 9 and beyond.
Again a couple of debutants on tour: Goondiwindi >> Vasudeva Sumanasekara, a 29yo finisher and blackcat >> Arawinda Pitigala, a 28yo lfm A/R.

Game1 vs Kenya on windy/dry: strong start with 53 runs for the first wicket and 46 for the second, mini-collapse and then recovery led by Pitigala (36 runs) and finshed by captain Aijereen (23*) to reach 236 a competitive score.

Kenya 91/4 off 21 overs in response.
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Re: SL NT - The New Era

Post by paulc » Thu May 06, 2021 1:09 am

First real hiccup of the season in division 1 with the "big boys".
We won game 1 handily against Kenya, really blew it tactically in game 2 against Zims and lost a close one in game 3 vs New Zealand.
So now its not about winning but avoiding relegation. Tune into games 4 and 5 to see if we make it.
ex-SL u19 manager, winner T20 world cup, runner up 50 over world cup way back when.
More recently winner of an unacknowledged SOD 1.1 and T20 1.1 double :P

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