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December 06, 2016
UNP and SLFP Annual Cricket Encounter in London 2016
The 5th Annual Cricket encounter between The United National Party UK (UNP-UK) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party UK Branch (SLFP-UK) was successfully completed recently at Osterley Cricket Club grounds, West London.

As in the previous years the main game was T20 format for the M H Mohamed Champions Trophy and an over 40's game was played 12 overs per side for the Parakrama Ranasinghe Challenge trophy. 19 years old young cricketer Gishan Herath captained the main T20 game and over 40's by Aruna De Alwis for UNP-UK. Daminda Kolugala headed the main match and over 40's by Athula Respa Jayasundare for SLFP-UK.

Best batsman, best bowler, best fielder and the man of the match for both matches were awarded at the prize giving ceremony. UNP UK branch President Dinesh Kapukotuwa, Secretary Azahim Mohamed, Brixous Hettiarachchi, Jazal Mohamed, Kapila Mallikarachchi, Dilal Thilakaratne and representing SLFP UK branch Thushara Ranasinghe and Lasantha Perera were present with the members of Youth Branches and family members.

The day turned out to be sunny and warm. Family and friends turned into good number. There was nonstop live music, good Sri Lankan food catered by Mo's of Kingsbury, playing area and a bouncy castle for the Kids. In all there was fun and enjoyment all round throughout the day.

T20 match for M H Mohamed Champions Trophy
Socres:- UNP UK Beat SLFP UK by 3 Runs
     UNP 147 All out
     SLFP144 for 9 wickets

Over 40's match for Parakrama Ranasinghe
Scores:- SLFP Won this match by 6 Wkts
     UNP 81 for 5 in 12 Overs
     SLFP 82 for 4 in 11 Overs
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