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Mora Sixes -six a side cricket tournament
Written by info upload    Saturday, 10 March 2012 18:02    PDF Print Email
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altThe most colorful tourney of the season “Mora Sixes” after 25 exciting and grueling matches concluded on Saturday with a draw between University of Jayewardenepura and University of Peradeniya, punctuating the final match due to bad light conditions.

 

           The home lads , University of Moratuwa unfortunately failed to materialize the championship in the quarter finals against Peradeniya ,endorsing the perplexity of the game.UoM built up and showed off a formidable  brand of playing equally in batting ,bowling ,and fielding all throughout.


          Surprisingly, University of Colombo had to walk home on the first day itself. During the qualifying match for quarter finals between UoM (A-team) and ANC (American National College), the ANC could only put up nominal score of 15 runs, which was effortlessly replied with 18 runs. The 3rd quarter final match against Kelaniya was way too easy for Mora (A-team) players where the target of 30 was matched above par with 36 runs after several slashes from the openers, Sahan Perera (20 not out) and Rumesh Madushanka.The bowling spell by Randika and Munasinghe was also significant here.South Eastern, Japura & Peradeniya were the other teams qualified for the semifinals.               The 2nd semi-final between Mora (A) and Pera was scintillating. The aggressive openers Sahan & Rumesh started batting with plans ahead.Sahan was taken down in the first over, but however the other pair made it pretty expensive scoring 19 runs in the same over. The game did not work out well for home boys during the last 2 overs, but managed set up a tally of 59.In return the Peras accomplished the target in the final over,but not without a gallant resistance by UoMs.

 

          The finals between Japura and Pera started around 4.40 p.m. and Japura batting first posted a target of 50, supported by 37 runs from D.M.L.P.Dassanayaka.The Peras chased this target eagerly and on the verge of winning the match, backed by the Japuras, umpires decided to halt the match due to bad lighting. A six-a-side tournament need not be declared joint champs ultimately, unless a team neglects the ethics in the name of the game.

          The second day of the game was given a live coverage on CSN sports as the Media Partner of the event.Hp, Abans,Hutch and Virtusa sponsored the whole event extending their generosity in the passion of the game, bringing to lime light the university cricket. University of Moratuwa cricket team along with Moraspirit organized this event for the first time in the history of university cricket bringing together all the varsities and higher educational institutes. We are all proud to have witnessed the success and hope to bring more and more exciting events in the future.

-By Malaka Batuwanthudawa 

 

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Sixes coming up!!!!!!!!
Written by Editor    Sunday, 05 February 2012 14:01    PDF Print Email
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“Mora Sixes” six-a-side cricket tournament is an effort to bring university cricketers all around the country together to strengthen the bonds, to uplift the sportsmanship among university students and to host a two day event of entertainment by Mora cricket in affiliation with MoraSpirit.

The event is planned to be held annually and all 14 state universities of Sri Lanka are invited. This year, National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), Asia pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT) as well as the Australian College of Business and Technology (ACBT) is also invited. Currently, University of Moratuwa is the only university to organize a cricket tournament of this magnitude. The tournament will be played in colored attire with white cricket balls to add more color to the event.

Carlton Sports Network (CSN) the leading sports channel in Sri Lanka will be covering the event whole two days and the final day will be telecasted live island wide which is going to be a new experience for Sri Lankan cricket fans who have not seen university cricket.

The tournament will show off on 9th&10th of March at University of Moratuwa grounds .It is needless to mention how big and important this event is to all Mora cricket fans. Mora cricket team along with MoraSpirit is striving to make this event a success, and we wish the best of luck to all the teams to give us a staggering spectacle during the tournament.

-By Malaka  Batuwanthudawa

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ARMY-B triumphs over defeaters of ARMY-A
Written by Editor    Saturday, 24 December 2011 16:48    PDF Print Email
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A ‘SIX-A-SIDE’ (5 over) cricket tournament, organized by the Nugegoda Cricket Club was held on the 17th and 18th of December at Wesley grounds.

University of Moratuwa (UOM) cricket team made their way in to the finals after beating ARMY-A team in the first semi-final tournament. ARMY-B team marked a win over Sahasra Cricket Club in the second semi-final, qualifying for the final against UOM.

UOM batting first, scored a 50 runs for 3 wickets in 5 overs. ARMY-B team chasing a target of 50 runs, won the game scoring 51 runs in 4.1 overs for 2 wickets.

While ARMY-B team clinched the championship, UOM settled down with the second place. H.K.R. Madhushanka of UOM team was awarded as the man of the series.

-By Sayuri Sumithrarachchi 

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University of Moratuwa Cricket Team Tour of Malaysia
Written by info upload    Tuesday, 11 October 2011 05:24    PDF Print Email
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The annual cricket tour of University of Moratuwa cricket team was scheduled to be held from the 12th to 17th of October. This time it will be a T20 tournament organized by the Kebangsaang University, Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. A squad of 15 members will leave the country at midnight of 11th October.
 
“This will be a good chance for our youngsters to get more experience. I need to thank our sponsors, alumni players for supporting financially for this tour” said University of Moratuwa cricket Captain Kaushal Jayawardena. “We are mostly focusing on our batting lineup. We have few T20 specialists and hope they will do their best out there” Jaywawardena adds.
 
 
University of Moratuwa Team:
W.P.G.J.W Jayawardena (Captain), W.A.R.P Perera (Vice Captain), G.N Abeysekara, V.T Ariyaratne, J.S Arukgoda, N.V Gunathilaka, H.A.C.K Hettiarachchi, A.L.H.S Jayawardena, K.A.T.M Kodituwakku, L.H.N.M Kumara, H.K.R Madhusanka, A.N.S Marasinghe, W.S.U Perera, W.T.K Perera, U.M.R Sivathas
Master in charge- Mr. Oliver Fernando

-By Ranil Jayasuriya

 

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HP-Abans Prof. Priyantha Wijethunga Challenge Trophy Triangular Cricket Tournament 2011
Written by Editor    Friday, 26 August 2011 17:52    PDF Print Email
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HP-Abans Prof. Priyantha Wijethunga Challenge Trophy Triangular Cricket Tournament 2011, organized by University of Moratuwa Cricket for the 10th time will be held from 30th August to 2nd September at the university grounds. This year, university of Kelaniya and university of Perdeniya will head on to the battle field.   

“Professor Priyantha Wijethunga Triangular Cricket Tournament” is the foremost event on the annual calendar of the cricket team of University of Moratuwa. The tournament is organized with the intention of strengthening the bonds between the universities in the country and also to uplift the sportsmanship among the university students. The event is held annually and due to its success in the past 9 encounters, it has become a significant event in the other universities as well.

Despite having hectic academic schedule, players of the cricket team have been successfully organizing this event with participation from many universities over the years. At its inception in 2001, University of Colombo and University of Peradeniya were invited to play in the tournament. Since then Universities of Ruhuna, Jayawardanaoura, Wayamba and Jaffna have also taken part in this historical sporting event.

Since the last year, the event has been more colorful and entertaining with the adoption of power play rules, colored attire and white balls. The university crowd is attracted to the ground in numbers and the organizers have organized fun filled events for them as well.

University of Moratuwa cricket team, led by 4th year colorsman Janitha Kaushal is hoping to beat the two worthy opponents and win the trophy that they feel they deserve.

Official web partner: www.moraspirit.com

-By Janindu Arukgoda

 

 

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Last Updated ( Friday, 26 August 2011 18:15 )